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.

THEN, click this!

Hallelujah Chorus


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. 601
    Traci says:

    John 12:26 (NIV)

    Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

    Knoxville, TN

  2. 602
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI NIV84

    Isaiah 58:11 “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

  3. 603
    Heather says:

    Heather from Atlanta, GA:
    Psalm 31:19 (NIV)
    How abundant are the good things you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.

  4. 604
    Janice says:

    Janice, Harrison, AR

    ” For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing and all the tress of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 ESV

    Oh praise His Holy Name!
    What a joy to experience His faithful working in me through the Scriptures that He directed me to memorize! I asked Him to lead me to the one I needed to put into my heart each week, and WOW did He ever! As I would pray each one back to Him throughout the year, tears would come, as I reflected on what was happening in my life with each specific verse. He desires so much to work in the details of our lives! This exercise of Scripture memory was just another way to experience this truth, yet much more powerful because He was giving me a part of Himself at the very time that I needed Him!! He is Truth, He is Life!
    All glory and honor and praise be to our God!

  5. 605
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Vicksburg, MS

    Luke 1:49 NIV
    “for the Mighty One has done great things for me – Holy is His name.”

    I focused this year on God’s goodness, mercy, and love because I needed reminding that even though life circumstances(one life changing event) may not be good, God is Good.

  6. 606
    Theresa Eaton says:

    Theresa E. Plainfield, IN

    for the Mighty One has done great things for me- holy is his name. Luke 1:49 (NIV)

    Thank you for the wonderful gift of Jesus! Have a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of blessings!

  7. 607
    Donna, Gloucester, VA says:

    Revelation 22:12 NIV “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

    • 607.1
      Donna, Gloucester, VA says:

      This has been a wonderful experience for me, never having done it before and always wondering if my 64 year old brain could. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Word and how it can really impact your life. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. 608
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA

    James 1:6 (ESV)

    But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

    I was able to recall scripture on moments when I needed them most and share them with others. I am encouraged by the support my friends and family have given me.

  9. 609
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, katy, Tx, Romans 8:26 NIV
    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans.

  10. 610
    Judy S. from Wheaton says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

    I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

  11. 611
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan, St. Augustine, FL
    “He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
    Psalm 62:2 NIV

    Memorizing scripture has deepened my faith this year. The scriptures are alive and live in my heart! It has been a huge blessing!

  12. 612
    Denise Wilkin says:

    The Woodlands, Texas

    Love has been perfected among us in this; that we may have boldness in the day if judgement, because as He is, so are we in this world. NKJV

    Each and every verse is chosen knowing it is one The Lord wants me to hide in my heart and have ready at all times. The delight is watching God use His Word in me as I give it away and He always gives me moments when it is a perfect match. How wonderful that it is a verse He chose just for me, yet in the power of this verse matching my need, He also brings me into contact with others where it is a direct match to their need as well. I love that! Happy Dance and Hallelujah Chorus!

    So looking forward to the celebration with my daughter and best friend! Have a Blessed Christmas!

  13. 613
    Stephanie Joplin, MO says:

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  14. 614
    Elaine Van Dellen says:

    Elaine, Littleton, CO

    Ezekiel 11:19 (NLT)

    “And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart.”

    The Lord has indeed done some major heart work on me this year through His word that is hidden in my heart. He is FAITHFUL and GOOD!!!

  15. 615
    Mary says:

    Mary, Frisco “Carry each other’s burden’s, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

  16. 616
    Selena says:

    Selena – Cordele, GA

    For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6, NKJV

  17. 617
    Crystal says:

    Crystal. Livonia. Michigan

    And ye became followers of us and of The Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

    1 thes. 1:6

    Thank u Beth for leading and encouraging me in this. It has been a hard year and I was not as diligent about memorizing as last time. It was still a huge blessing to me to know I always had a scripture to go to, even if it wasn’t totally memorized. Jesus used those scriptures to speak truth into my mind when I was wanting to fall into fear and anger. Just had a newborn and my 5 yr old had major surgery this year. God was faithful to always give me a scripture to speak to my achin heart this year!!

  18. 618
    Patti Reavis says:

    Patti, Clemmons,NC
    Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
    Hebrews 4:11 KJV

  19. 619
    Sally H. in Sturgis, MI says:

    This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
    “I am the Lord your God,
    who teaches you what is best for you,
    who directs you in the way you should go.

    Isaiah 48:17 (NIV)

    Grateful to have shared with so many ladies this past year. I may not know you; but, someday we will meet face to face.
    Merry Christmas!

  20. 620
    Brenda Kelley says:

    Brenda Kelley, Taylors, SC
    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”1 John 1:9 NIV

  21. 621
    Dana says:

    Hi fella siestas!
    Just have to say that I had dropped the ball on my commitment to memorize the verses. It weighed heavily on my conscience and then our very own siesta mama, with her ‘get-er-done’ post (I can’t remember the title of the post), but it was about completing things. Well, that nudged me into getting caught up on the Bible verse memory work for 2013! Since I’ve taken up lots of space, I’m just going to reference the verses I’ve memorized since then. I thank you so much for the encouragement to complete what I had started!

    Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 40:29, Isaiah 40:30, Isaiah 40:31, Isaiah 41:10, Micah 6:8, Habakkuk 3:19, and Luke 24:27.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  22. 622
    Donna D says:

    Donna D, Sarnia, ON

    “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
    Col 1:13-14 NIV

  23. 623
    Jan Horne says:

    Ephensians 3:20-21 NIV

    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the assembly and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen

    Jan Horne
    Bossier City, LA

  24. 624
    Denise says:

    Denise from Lenexa, KS:

    But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.”

    Luke 2:10-11, NIV

    Thank you Jesus for helping me through the most difficult year of my life. Your Word is like a healing balm for my soul! I will ever praise You Lord!

  25. 625
    Suzy E. says:

    Suzy – Atlanta

    For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 8:38-30 ESV

    I have a witness about God working through me just to do these verses! I set out to memorize Romans 8 this year, because it is such a great chapter full of truths that are foundational to our faith. From the beginning I knew that it was an ambitious goal for me and sought God’s help in attaining it. But about halfway through, I decided that I had been foolish to bite off such a chunk – and that there was no way that I could do it. I was toying with the idea of giving it up – or maybe memorize half this year and half next year. But I just kept plugging away and kept praying. And God has made these verses stick in my mind. I was shocked the other day when I sat down to type out the verses (that is one thing I do to help memorize) – and I got all the way through with only a few errors. But it is totally God – because I couldn’t do it on my own.

    Isn’t He so good!

  26. 626
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Fort Thomas, KY
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thess. 3:16 NIV

    Have loved participating this year and look forward to the celebration with you all in January. Thank you for having the Scripture Memory Team!

  27. 627
    Gail Dorn says:

    Gail Dorn
    San Antonio, TX

    He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
    Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

  28. 628
    Leah says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33 (ESV)

    I centered my verse selection around supporting my One Word for the year, which was Believing (hmmm…do you think I may have completed your Bible study, “Believing God,” recently?). Not only did this help support, feed and grow my faith and active participle believing – it saved me from complete desolation when my son died in a motorcycle accident in July. I do not know how I would still have the sanity to write this post if I didn’t have God’s Word alive and active in me. There is a huge difference between reading His Word and living and breathing His Word. Thank you, Beth, for understanding we gals needed encouragement to make and keep this commitment to writing God’s Word on our hearts! You have been used by God mightily to touch and remodel my life, through your studies and through your life example. Thank you for sharing your heart and love. I love you back!

  29. 629
    Gina tompkins says:

    Gina, Tulsa
    Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it, Hebrews 13:2 NIV

  30. 630
    Molly says:

    Molly, Gainesville, GA
    “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation–having also believed you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise”
    Ephesians 1:13 NASB

  31. 631
    Brenda Carrizales says:

    Brenda C. Lee’s Summit, MO “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.” Romans 6:6-7 ESV

    Please pray God gives me the grace to believe His Word, yield to it, and act upon it. Thank you, sisters.

  32. 632
    Melissa says:

    For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 2 Cor. 8-9 ESV

    Melissa, Columbus, OH

  33. 633
    Amanda C says:

    Psalms 46:1-2
    God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.


  34. 634
    Beth says:

    Beth, Wynnewood, OK
    Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
    Luke 5:16 NIV

    My first scripture was a favorite of mine that Billy Graham used, and the rest represented the frame of mind I was in at that time. It has been a job & a joy…still working on some!

  35. 635
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Karen H., Stephenville, TX
    Romans 12:21 (NASB)
    Do not be overcome by evil
    But overcome evil with good.

  36. 636

    Praise God!
    I am committed to memorizing the rest of this chapter by the end of Jan 14! But for today:
    Psalm 139:7 NIV
    Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

  37. 637
    Janice, Birmingham, AL says:

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

    You never know on January 1 what the year holds in store for you — but God does. He knew that this year He would call home my precious Mother and also my wonderful father-in-law. But because of this journey, He gave me the verses I would need to cling to during those tough times, and He has done great things for me.

  38. 638
    Colleen H says:

    Colleen, Glen Ellyn, IL
    And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as one of their scribes.
    Matthew 7:28-29

    Memorizing a whole chapter is very doable! This year I memorized Matthew 7, spending the year with Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount.

  39. 639
    Heather Lane says:

    Little Rock, AR

    Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ (Philippians 3:8 NLT)

  40. 640
    Cindy says:

    Psalm 3:3 Despite life’s distressing circumstances, you can be confident in the Lord, the lifter of your head.

    Truly, despite distressing events this year, I have been able to be confident in the Lord! Verses I have memorized got me through many nights of sleeplessness and also days of tears. Only God knew how much I would need a plan of scripture memorization this year. Praise Him!

  41. 641
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy,Wheelersburg, OH – Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. Revelation 22:12 NIV

    Never get tired of learning something new from the Word of God. Have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  42. 642
    Joy French says:

    Joy- Georgetown, TX “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit; but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” niv. Yippee!!!! Although this was a year filled with great loss Gods presence was surrounding us! Great is HIS faithfulness! I look forward to 2014 and all He has in store for me & mine:) Without His word I would not have survived!!!

  43. 643
    Rachel says:

    Rachel Owasso, OK

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
    “For I know the plans I have you,” declares the LORD, “plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  44. 644
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina from Chesapeake, VA – “With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12(NIV)

    This year I was joined in scripture memory by my sister. What a priviledge! I know it is drawing us closer to God and closer to each other!

  45. 645
    Sue Laemmrich says:

    But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”
    Luke 2:10-11

    I enjoyed finding the diffrent verses, reading the surrounding text and seeing how the words apply to my life. It always amazes me that the Bible, written so long ago, is so relevant.

  46. 646
    Anne says:

    Anne from Glen Allen, VA
    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest. Luke 2:14 NIV

  47. 647
    Alta Lynn Blake says:

    Alta, In
    “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. and may you whole spirit, and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.
    1Thessalonians 5:23-23

  48. 648
    Rebecca Stewart says:

    Rebecca Stewart
    Julian, NC

    “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
    Luke 1:37 ESV

  49. 649
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Austin, TX

    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 NIV

  50. 650
    Beth Beutler says:

    Beth, Fountain Inn, Psalm 118:1 ESV

    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!

    Thank you for providing this opportunity. To be completely honest, while I did not miss putting a verse up all year, and did have an app where I selected them and did some practicing, I don’t feel I truly participated. There’s a few verses I probably memorized but it’s mostly a list of verses this year. I won’t be able to attend the event but have nice memories of the one two years ago.

    That said, I will likely continue some type of memorizing habit in 2014, maybe more like one verse a month or at a pace where it is sinking in before I move to the next one. I still need to move toward the exercise being a planting of the Word in my heart, not just a “task” mindset.

    Merry Christmas to all!

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