2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 22!

Hey, Sweet Things! I’m writing you from the same pajamas I put on this morning after a bath. The flu hit the Moores and Jones with a fury at the first of the week and, at this point, Keith, Melissa, Annabeth, and I all have it. Our little four year old ran 103 degrees today. It broke our hearts. She’s been to the doctor and, needless to say, Amanda is not getting an inch from her. You will not waste a prayer on all of us and I’m going to stop and pray right now for those of you who are ailing or have sick families.

Gracious Father, touch us with Your outstretched hand, heal and restore us. Take authority over our bodies and our households and command all sickness to depart in Jesus’ Name. Forbid any further spread of viruses, Lord, and speak wellness and strength over us. Show tender mercies particularly to our young and our elderly. Grant us the wisdom to acknowledge Your goodness and faithfulness to us and to give You all glory for the full restoration of our health. Apply the power of the Cross to all that concerns us. You are worthy of all praise. By Christ’s stripes we are healed. You are faithful and true and we adore You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

At the first of the week before my fever spiked, God had me in Jeremiah 31. It is such a beautiful chapter of Scripture about restoration and the way back home for even the furthest wanderer. I’ll post the verse I found most visual as my selection for our 22nd entry. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to those cities of yours.'” Jeremiah 31:21 The NET Bible

I’m going to go ahead and post this an evening early in hopes of sleeping in a bit in the morning. I’m planning to be back at work with full strength on Monday, God willing and grace-bearing. I love you and it is such an honor to serve you.

OK, Sisters! Let’s hear your verses! Only 3 more to go!





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  1. 101
    Donna, Gloucester, VA says:

    I John 4:15-16 NIV
    If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

  2. 102
    Nicole Turnquist says:

    Nicole Turnquist from Selden, NY

    I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing.

    2 Samuel 24:24 (NAS)

  3. 103
    Carrie Guion says:

    Carrie Guion, Wentzville, Mo:

    All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. 2 Samuel 14:14 NLT

  4. 104
    Vicki Davis says:

    I realized I didn’t post my Nov 1 verse.
    Nov 1: “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:17 (ESV)

    Nov 15: “But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” Heb 10:39 (ESV)

  5. 105
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Katie g; koxville, tn

    “And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV

    I am praying for you all to be restored to health real soon!

  6. 106
    Barb says:

    Barb~St Cloud, MN~”the Lord has told you, ‘You are not to go back that way again’.” Deuteronomy 17:16b

  7. 107
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.” Isaiah 50:4b (NLT)

  8. 108
    Ashley roberts says:

    Ashley, Fort Worth, TX

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 15:13 NIV

  9. 109
    Kandi Sullivan says:

    Kandi – Tallahassee, Florida

    Let’s enter his presence with Thanksgiving! Let’s shout out to him in celebration! Psalm 95:2 NET

  10. 110
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Karen C, Carmel, IN – “The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” Psalm 37: 39-40 NIV

  11. 111
    Susie H. says:

    Susie H., McKinney, TX

    “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And prove Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts. “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.”

    Malachi 3:11 (NKJV)

  12. 112
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan,Fairhope,AL-Finally,brothers(Friends),whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  13. 113
    Nanette, Plano says:

    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 NKJV

  14. 114
    Kim says:

    “But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

    John 11:22

  15. 115
    Janet says:

    Janet Jarmula Ronkonkoma, NY
    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  16. 116
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, IN

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
    Colossians 3:23 NIV

  17. 117
    Brenda J says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    Be joyful in hope,patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Rom 12:12 NIV

  18. 118
    Terri Frasure says:

    “Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible for me.” but I will not be brought under the control of anything.”
    I Corinthians 6:12

  19. 119
    Phylls says:

    Phyllis, Irvine. “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6 NIV

  20. 120
    Terry says:

    Terry in Louisa, VA

    I Peter 5:8-9 NIV

    Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
    RESIST him, STANDING FIRM in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering.

  21. 121
    Sheree D. Midland, TX says:

    Proverbs 12:25 NIV

    An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

  22. 122
    Anita says:

    Anita, Lawrenceville .
    “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” Galatians 5:16-17

  23. 123
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “those the Lord blesses will inherit
    the land, but those He curses will
    be cut off.” Psalms 37:22 (NIV)

  24. 124
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue – Troy, Michigan – ” Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” James 5:10-11(NIV)

  25. 125
    Beth M - Atlanta says:

    It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

    James 4:17

  26. 126
    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville, GA

    Psalm 103:22 (Last verse of the Psalm!)

    22 Bless the Lord, all His works,
    In all places of His dominion.
    Bless the Lord, O my soul!

  27. 127
    Kim says:

    Warrensburg MO

    James 4:7-10 (NLT)

    7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

  28. 128
    Laura says:

    Laura,Englewood, Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23

  29. 129
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    Bonnie B, Florence, CO.

    “Guard my life and rescue me; Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.”

    Psalm 25:20 NIV

  30. 130
    TANE MCGEHEE says:

    Tane, Uvalde, Texas Nov. 15, 2013 7:25a.m.
    John 15:12-13 NIV “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

  31. 131
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 10:17 ESV)

  32. 132
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt. 6:21 NIV

    Wetumpka, AL

  33. 133
    Patty from Naperville says:

    “The one thing I ask of The Lord – the thing I seek most – is to live in the house of The Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his temple.”
    Psalm 27:4. NLT

  34. 134
    Carol says:

    Carol, Mason City, Iowa
    Psalms 119:14-16
    I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
    I meditate on your precepts and consider Your ways.
    I delight in Your decrees;
    I will not neglect Your Word.

  35. 135
    Judy says:

    Judy, Panama City, Fl
    Ps 62:8 (ESV)
    Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

  36. 136
    1gleaner says:

    Judy, Littleton, NC
    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
    Heb 10:23 (NIV)

  37. 137
    Kristin L. says:

    Kristin, Panama City, FL

    “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved.”

    Eph. 2:4,5 NIV

  38. 138
    Julie says:

    Julie from Bristol, Tennessee
    Proverbs 3:33-35 NIV
    The Lord blesses the home of the righteous and shows favor to the humble. The wise will inherit honor.

  39. 139
    Kim Beechem says:

    Kim Beechem from Idabel, OK:
    “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psalm 100:4 (NIV)

  40. 140
    Sharin Quevreaux says:

    Sharon, Mineola, Texas. 11-15-’13
    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power
    is made perfect in weakness.
    2 Corinthians 12:9

  41. 141
    Roseanne B says:

    Rosie, Tacoma WA
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
    And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through Him.
    Colossians 3:16-17 ESV

  42. 142
    Stacy says:

    Stacy B. Detroit, MI

    “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20 (NIV)

  43. 143
    Sally says:

    Norfolk, VA

    I Thess. 5:16-18

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


  44. 144
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie, Marble Falls, TX

    “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  45. 145
    Patrice Krimpelbein says:

    Patrice, Elm Grove, WI

    2 Peter 1:10
    So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.

  46. 146
    Mary A, Belleville, ON, Canada says:

    But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
    Psalm 86:15, NIV

  47. 147
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Raleigh, NC, Matthew 3:8, “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.” NLT

  48. 148
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    He gives power to the faint,
    and strengthens the powerless.

    Isaih 40:29 NRSV

  49. 149
    Liz says:

    Liz, Bloomfield: “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” 1 Corinthians 4:7, NIV ’84

  50. 150
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Job 23:10 (NIV)
    But he knows the way that I take;
    when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

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