2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 24!














Oh, Jesus was so worthy of all this work, wasn’t He, Sister???


You have been a stellar group and you’ve kept to the exact instructions with every single entry, limiting them to the verse alone. This time when you leave your verse, you get to leave a comment with it. Testify! Boast in the Lord! Tell us a specific way God used this year of Scripture memory in your priceless life.

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Beth, Houston. Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2b-3 ESV

I love you so much I could cry. Thank you for the privilege to serve you. 


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  1. 1
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, living in Cochem, Germany: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

    This has been a wonderful discipline for me over this past year, and I plan to continue memorizing Scripture as long as I can!

  2. 2
    Crissy Wright says:

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him. Colossians 2:3 HCSB

    • 2.1
      Crissy Wright says:

      I testify that I wouldn’t be an “M” serving in Cambodia without the Cord of Three, and specifically Christy Youngblood, encouraging me to become a Siesta back in 2011. Memorizing the Word changed my life!

  3. 3
    Jackie UK says:

    Jackie UK
    Proverbs 31 verse 25

    She is clothed with strength and dignity
    She can laugh at the days to come.

    Learning the verses have given such structure and depth to this year. I feel changed and I am definitely deeper in my relationship with Him!
    Although I am currently being tested the verses keep popping into my head and I am coming to really know the peace of The Lord.
    Are we doing this again next year?

    • 3.1
      Delores O. says:

      Hi Jackie,

      This is my 2nd time doing SSMT. I too hope to do this the year after i started but i learned last year that Beth does this every other year because she has another focus at Living Proof on the even years. I don’t know if it will be different next year but prepare yourself for continuing this either alone or in a smaller community next year. If you want someone to be accountable to who will be working to continue on her own, you can email me 🙂

      God bless!
      Delores O. (in Lake Stevens, WA)
      [email protected]

  4. 4
    Brenda J says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us(me)from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 8:29 NIV
    Praise Him – Praise Him
    The scriptures draw me to Him and I am blessed. Lets do it again!!!

  5. 5
    Emily Nye says:

    Indianapolis, IN

    The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8 ESV)

  6. 6
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ Romans 5:1 NASB

  7. 7
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May; Wenatchee,WA

    But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

    “God opposes the proud
    but gives grace to the humble.”
    James 4:6 NIV

  8. 8
    Ro from Corpus Christi says:

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29:13

  9. 9
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian, Waukesha, WI

    Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony
    Col 3:14 NRSV

  10. 10
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:22-24 (NIV)

    Reminded that God knows me and made me so I need to except myself that way.

  11. 11
    Janet says:

    And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place,
    and the morning star rises in your hearts.
    2 Peter 1:19 NIV

    If possible, I’d like to have the words UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS chiseled on my grave marker.May every day “dawn anew” with the light of our Lord Jesus Christ burning ever more brightly in our hearts and shedding light in a dark world.

  12. 12
    Sandi Starnes says:

    Sandi from Morristown, TN

    Jeremiah 31:3-4 MSG
    God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love! And so now I’ll start over with you and build you up again, dear virgin Israel. You’ll resume your singing, grabbing tambourines and joining the dance.”

    This year in my life has not been an easy one. But God never fails to speak His Word into every circumstance I wake up to. His Word is alive and active, and I’ve sure needed it to be! Each verse throughout this year has revealed something new I’ve learned about Him, and He has used it to develop something new in me. I crave the Word more now than I ever have. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this incredible journey!

  13. 13
    Liz says:

    Liz, Bloomfield: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, ESV).

  14. 14
    sharon says:

    Sharon, St. Louis. ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! Isaiah 60:1 AMP

  15. 15
    Alyssa Mochen says:

    Alyssa Mochen
    Rio Rancho, NM

    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
    2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV

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    Cheryl H. says:

    Cheryl H., Huntington, WV Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV

    Scripture memorization does not come easily to me, but the Word is precious to me and it’s been so worth it! Everyone have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

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    Holly, Spruce Pine NC.

    “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NIV)

    That’s what this whole year has been for me…seeing the glory of Jesus as He has walked with me through some very difficult circumstances. Every single verse spoke to me in a very specific way throughout the year. They helped me see where and how God was working and helped me to feel the ever present reality of Jesus in my life.


  18. 18
    Jill E. says:

    Jill, Export, PA

    “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11, NIV

    So grateful for the gift of Jesus, his love and salvation, and for his amazing Word that is hidden in my heart!

  19. 19
    Sheree D. Midland, TX says:

    Psalm 126:3 NIV

    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

  20. 20
    Amy Brown says:

    Amy Brown, New Palestine, IN

    “The grass withers and the flower fades but the Word of our God will stand forever.” – Isaiah 40:8 ESV

  21. 21
    Clarice says:

    Clarice, Knoxville
    Let those who love Thy salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!” Psalm 40:16b NAS

    Jesus, thank You for Your salvation – may Your name and Your fame continue to GROW and be made even more powerful in my life this coming year – You DO great things! Be magnified!

  22. 22
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan, Bradenton, FL
    Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Col. 2b-3 NIV
    Thank you, Jesus, for your faithfulness in my life!

  23. 23
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie, Madison! GA

    You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 ESV

    This has been a life-changing exercise that I have thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you for the guidance and prayers!

  24. 24
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine In
    But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. (Psalm 73:28 NIV)
    Hiding God’s word in my heart through SSMT has given me the very life and hope that only can be found in Jesus…The Word. Scripture has filled my heart and soul and carried our family thorough during my husbands cancer treatments and as we await the word ‘remission’. Our hope is in Him alone.
    God was fun and faithful in that He provided a group of women from church who all memorized together. We would put our verses on Intsagram each 1st and 15th of the month and encourage one another.
    God doesn’t waste a thing. I love Him more because of this scripture memory challenge

  25. 25
    Tracey says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    Luke 1: 78-79 (NET)
    Because of God’s tender mercy the dawn will break upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

    Praise to the Lord Jesus, He is faithful and true to me each and every day even when I deny Him with my actions and thoughts. He is most worthy.

  26. 26
    Ruth Hency says:

    Ruth Hency from Oran, MO “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV

  27. 27
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Ephesians 5:20 NIV
    Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
    in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Eph. 5:20

  28. 28
    Jan says:

    Hawkinsville, GA

    Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
    For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    • 28.1
      Jan says:

      I’ve memorized Psalm 103 this year. When I began in January I had no idea my husband would be diagnosed with cancer in May. This psalm is about blessing The Lord and remembering all His benefits…forgiveness, healing, tender mercies, loving kindness to name a few! Gary is cancer free and will lead worship this morning! I am a thankful blessed woman. Thank you Beth and LPM for all you do for us!

      Bless The Lord, O my soul;
      And all that is within me,
      Bless His holy name!

  29. 29
    Michelle Ochoa says:

    Michelle, Houston, “Now to King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17, NIV I’ve memorized with a small group of dear friends from near and far and the post reminders have kept us united in prayer for one another. The Word is the most powerful tool I have against the enemy and memorizing it has helped me feel His strength in times of weakness. Without accountability, I am not the type to push myself, so this challenge has been key. I am really looking forward to the celebration, thank you!

  30. 30
    Mary McBee, Orange TX says:

    “By this all they will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
    John 13:35

  31. 31
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, IN

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  32. 32
    Debby from Akron, OH says:

    Proverbs 18:10 NIV84 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”

    This has been a wonderful experience! I have memorized verses that apply to what was going on in life or verses that brought comfort and peace to my anxious heart. Can’t wait for the next 24!

  33. 33
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31 (NIV)

    More than ever before, I’m believing God when he says his Word is “the sword of the Spirit.” I’m using these verses to fight for myself and what God says belongs to me! Praise Him!

  34. 34
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Broomfield, CO

    He put a new song in my mouth; a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him. Psalm 40:3 (NIV)

    I can’t believe I’ve made it! I’m so grateful that I’ve gone on this journey of memorization. This has been a tough year for me physically, and these verses have been a lifeline for me. I’ve seen the Lord bring them to light in so many different contexts throughout my days, and He’s opened up opportunities to encourage others with them in ways I never imagined (at the grocery store, with my women’s group, with my kids). Praise be to the LORD who created me. Truly a new song is in my mouth.

  35. 35
    Cheryl, Austin says:

    For the Mighty One has done great things for me — Holy is His Name.
    Luke 1:49 (NIV)

  36. 36
    Lisa Braun says:

    Lisa Braun
    Warman, SK Canada

    For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it.
    Proverbs 8:11 NLT

    This year has been amazing and I’ve so enjoyed each verse I’ve been trying to memorize, each one has a story attached to it. This last one begins a new journey for me…leading a Bible study in the inner city with native women…a stretch beyond what I’ve ever done when leading Bible study. God is taking me into the prison as well. I’m amazed at what He is doing!
    I am super pumped to be coming from Saskatchewan to join you for the celebration in Houston. Never been there before! I feel it’s a very small reward, nothing that can be compared to what will be in heaven, but definitely a reward for serving God here on earth. Can’t wait to meet you all, to be a part of the celebration, see where you all are and also to be a guest at the opening night of Tuesday night Bible study. It will be such a blessing! ♥
    God bless you all!!

  37. 37
    Lori says:

    Lori, PA
    “Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy.” James 1:2 (NLT)

    Thanks so much for all you do at Living Proof Ministries! Memorizing scripture has led me to read God’s word on a daily basis.

  38. 38
    Sally says:


    Hebrews 4:16
    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

    Having these words in my head has made such a difference in my life! Praise you, Lord!

  39. 39
    Tina says:

    Tina, Columbus Ohio
    I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
    Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

    These verses have reminded me everyday that God is on His throne, He is still in control. Even in challenging, difficult situations I am reminded that I can depend on Him.

  40. 40
    Janet says:

    Janet Jarmula Ronkonkoma, NY

    “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13a;14 NIV

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    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    Psalm 145:14 NAS
    The Lord sustains all who fall
    And raises up all who are bowed down

    His word in my heart gives me strength, hope, promise and lets me know that for sure and for sure I am loved.

  42. 42
    flip flops says:

    Lyn Steriti
    Littleton NH—-snowy winter wonderland here today!

    It is good to give thanks to The Lord to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to declare
    Your steadfast love in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.

    Ps. 92 1-2 ESV

    Yeah! We did it! This is my 3rd time doing SSMT It has changed my life! I am so thankful for you, Beth and your ministry! It is good to hide His words in our hearts!

  43. 43
    Barb says:

    Barb~St Cloud, MN~”And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6b NIV

  44. 44
    Kimmygirl says:

    Kim K. Columbus, OH area

    To cap off the end of this year:

    Isaiah 55:11 NKJV

    So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
    It shall not return to Me void,
    But it shall accomplish what I please,
    And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it

    May the Lord’s purpose be accomplished in my life according to His word and will. He is definitely Faithful, and His Word is True!!

    Love you, Siesta Beth!

  45. 45
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Raleigh, NC, Isaiah 9:6, “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called:Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” NLT

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    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY

    “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.”
    Psalm 77:11 ESV

    I have never been able to memorize Scripture for more than a very short term purpose. God has honored my heart and my petitions in such a tremendous way! The Holy Spirit has been my Helper throughout the entire year leading me to the Scriptures to memorize, reminding to practice, and burning the Word on my mind & heart. I know it is all Him – and I give Him all the credit – because I have never been able to do it on my own no matter how hard I tried. I praise my God and will remember His deeds. “I’m off and running and I’m not looking back.” Philippians 3:14 MSG

  47. 47
    Susan says:

    Susan – Statesville, NC
    So very thankful for this year of treasuring God’s Word with my siestas!
    One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
    that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
    to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
    Psalm 27:4

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    Debbie says:

    Holbrook, New York
    Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
    1 John 5:5 NIV

    This has been a wonderful experience placing scripture in my heart. I often recall His Word to keep me focused on His will and being obedient.

  49. 49
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Perry, MI

    “The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light.
    For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—
    light! sunbursts of light!”

    Isaiah 9:2, The Message

    Memorizing and meditating on specific portions of Scripture has kept me accountable to studying and enjoying God’s Word as I seek His truth and promises for the various things going in my life. It has drawn me closer to Him and allowed me to experience Him in new and exciting ways. I praise God for this lovely community and the opportunity to immerse myself intentionally in His Word in 2013. Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas!

  50. 50
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen, Phoenix:
    I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace, because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 (NIV)

    God has blessed me with so much this year. I have learned to listen and to be obedient to what He says, even if it isn’t the path I would have chosen for myself. I was privileged to be in the LPL audience in Phoenix in March and hope to see Beth in 2014, either in Memphis or Spokane. Four years ago I didn’t know whether the Israelites were the good guys or the bad guys, and now God has me as a facilitator of one of Beth’s Bible Studies, The Patriarchs. Halleluiah, praise HIM!

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