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. 751
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

    Luke 1:32-33 NIV

    Having the Word hidden in my heart sustains me and encourages me daily. I praise Him for that!

  2. 752
    Stacy Frith says:

    Stacy – Hinckley, England

    And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.

    Luke 1:46-47, 49 NIV

    I’ve shared my verses in person with friends here in England, in text messages when God nudges, with children in my Sunday school class, with family in letters home, and even in prayer to Him. God seems to have given me oportunity after oportunity to speak His truth; what a privilege. Thank you all for the encouragement to keep going. . .

  3. 753
    Whitney says:

    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. Phil. 1:9-11. TNIV
    Whitney from Russellville, TN

    • 753.1
      Whitney says:

      Thanks for the accountability! That’s what motivated me even after getting a late start. I have a renewed passion for the Word now. Thank you!

  4. 754
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything He does.

    Ps. 33:4

  5. 755
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble: He knows those who take refuge in Him.

    Nahum 1:7

  6. 756
    Jo Ann, Folsom says:

    “He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name sake.” Ps 23:3 NIV

  7. 757
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Hawkins, Festus MO So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. (1 John 2:24, 25 NLT). What a year this has been for me! I am so grateful for your siesta blogs as I have saved and cherished the scriptures! I plan to re-start my blog and focus on more Beth Moore bible studies in 2014! I just wish I could afford to buy them myself, as I have found it difficult to find local churches that do your studies on my time schedule.

  8. 758
    Patty from Naperville says:

    “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead
    me forward on a firm footing.”
    Psalm 143:10. NLT

  9. 759
    Sherilyn R. says:

    Sherilyn R, Warsaw, IN
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you His peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16 NLT

    This was the first time I participated in this memory challenge–everyone laughs when they walk in my office and see my verse post it notes all over my computer and desk. It has been stretching, and I’ve not always solidified each verse, especially here towards the end. But it has been a great blessing and I will definitely do it again! Next year’s spiritual challenge the Lord has laid on my heart is reading the Bible thru in the year using a chronological reading guide. Thank you, Beth and and all your staff, for your spiritual encouragement and ministry!

  10. 760
    Leslie says:

    Wisner, La.

    Because of God’s tender mercy,
    the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us,
    to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
    and to guide us to the path of peace.
    Luke 1:78-79

    Hallelujah, indeed! The Lord knows what an amazing journey this has been — and also knows how much I need accountability! I cannot wait for Houston! It will be my third trip. On the first trip, I made a couple of friends (one from my state, one from a way-far-away state) and we’ve kept up memory accountability in the “off years” — can’t wait to reconnect with sweet Melanie and Karlys again this year! Thanks Beth and LPL girls for this!

  11. 761
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they were and are created.

    Rev. 4:11 KJV

  12. 762
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

    I John 3:13

  13. 763
    Jen Turner says:

    Jen, Katy, TX
    “The hearing ear and the seeing eye– the LORD made them both.” Proverbs 20:12 HCSB

  14. 764
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Collinston

    “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV

  15. 765
    Rosa says:

    Rosa, Sulphur Springs, TX
    “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
    From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:7 NASB

  16. 766
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle Austin NIV Phil 4:7
    The peace of God, which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  17. 767
    Susan Bymaster says:

    Susan Bymaster, Ames, OK

    Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!!

    Psa. 144:15

    I am SO happy I took this challenge. I can’t tell you how many times the Lord has used a scripture that I memorized to get me through a situation!!

  18. 768
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

    1 John 2:6

  19. 769
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.

    James 4:10

  20. 770
    Annette Baal says:

    Annette, Stouffville ON Canada
    For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
    And holy is His name. Luke 1:49 NKJV

    I chose this verse to remind me as we head into 2014 that our God and Lord Jesus Christ are ever faithful and always doing great things for us. Praise His holy name!
    Once again this year, SSMT reinforced how awesome and treasure-filled God’s word is.

  21. 771
    Bonnie - Marietta, GA says:

    Speak not evil, one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law and judgeth the law… There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

    James 4:11A & 12

  22. 772
    Terry says:

    Washington, IL
    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
    Isaiah 46:4 NIV

    This challenge has been such a blessing to me this year. Especially in the last month God’s Word has truly sustained and carried me. We lost our home and most belongings in a tornado on November 17. I am so sad that my spiral is gone but very thankful to have the Word in me. I also kept my verses on the app and am grateful for that. I have been reminded in a powerful way that God will sustain and rescue from even the darkest valley. He truly is good…all the time!

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      Diane Largo, Florida says:

      Psalm 18:4-6 NKJV
      “The pangs of death surrounded me,
      And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
      The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
      The snares of death confronted me.
      In my distress I called upon the Lord,
      And cried out to my God;
      He heard my voice from His temple,
      And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.”

      This is my first year as a SSMT, and God has used it greatly in my life. I cannot remember each verse word for word, but they are imprinted upon my heart and have brought me closer to Him. I tried to immerse myself in the scripture and surrounding verses. I will definitely continue as He has called me to memorize Psalm 18!

  23. 773
    donna huneycutt says:

    donna huneycutt, mt. pleasant nc

    It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more.

    Isaiah 43:25 HCSB

  24. 774
    Kay Greivenkamp says:

    Kay, Tucson Ephesians 4:42 NASB
    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other just as God in Christ has forgiven you.”

  25. 775
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX
    Romans 6:11 NLT

    So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

  26. 776
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville “for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.” Phil. 1:19, TNIV

  27. 777
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg, Ga.
    Matthew 11:28 NIV
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Who would have known this year I needed this so badly. Each verse has had it’s perfect timing in my life. Two things I know, God is Able and He is Enough!!!!

  28. 778
    Betsy Roberts says:

    Betsy Roberts – Antwerp, Ohio

    Colossians 3:15 ESV

    “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body … and be thankful.”

    Here is Nov 15th …

    1 Peter 5:9 (NIV)

    “Resist him (devil), standing firm in the faith, because you know that your (sisters) throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

    and December 1 as well 🙂

    PSA 127:1 (NIV)

    “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.”

  29. 779
    Amy GA says:

    And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12 KJV

  30. 780
    Ronda Hawkins says:

    Ronda from Murfreesboro, TN

    ” and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 HCSB

    I have needed and loved the accountability of my siesta sisters in doing this memory work. And I am learning to “own” the scriptures I memorize, able to yield them often and early when battling life’s twists and turns. THANKS EVERYONE!

  31. 781
    Marcia Bouchie says:

    Marcia from Windermere, FL
    “Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:5

    So neat that I could memorize the same scripture passages with my own sister!

  32. 782
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sacramento, CA
    “Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossains 2b-3 (ESV)

    The discipline of memorizing scripture is priceless. Thank you for leading us on this journey 🙂 This has helped me stay rooted in Gods’ beautiful Word.

  33. 783
    Ally says:

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

    These verses have become my prayers this year. Without them I would not have had to the words to pray to our Father through one of the roughest years of my yet young life. Through break ups, rebounds, betrayals, droughts, joys, relationships burned, relationships begun, families and friendships formed and shaped, churches grown and launched, lessons learned the blessed way and the hard way. Thank you sisters for being an encouragement. We couldn’t do it without Him or without each other. Amen

  34. 784
    Sarah Sykes says:

    Sarah Sykes, Arkadelphia, AR

    Romans 15:13 CEB

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    This has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, sadness and gladness; through it all, my memory verses have helped me to hold on to the ultimate Hope that lies with God. And, hope only exists if you have something to hope for! :o)

  35. 785
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Fort Worth, TX

    See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
    but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
    Isaiah 60:2 NIV

    Memorizing the Word this year has helped me keep my heart and mind on eternal things, not the things of this world!!!

  36. 786
    cathy-charlottesville says:

    IS 9:2-LASB
    The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.

  37. 787
    lynn Miller says:

    lynn, Louisville, KY

    so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

    Colossians 1:10 (NASB)

    This year is one of several years i have been memorizing Scripture. Memorizing Scripture is living in the marrow of my bones because of memorization! Thankful to have the accountability.

  38. 788
    Kerry says:

    Kerry from Houston:
    I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
    John 10:9 (NASB)

    My daughter and I have both memorized 24 verses (not the same ones) and have exchanged them over the miles with each other. It is amazing, like so many others who have already commented, how many times the scriptures have been put to use to encourage others or myself over these past months in various situations. I’m hooked on memorization now! Though my daughter and I cannot attend the celebration in January, we plan to recite our verses to each other when we are together in Phoenix over the same weekend! We’ll be thinking about all y’all!

  39. 789
    Lyndsey says:

    Lyndsey, NC

    Isaiah 50:4 (NLT)

    “The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
    Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.”

  40. 790
    Donna D says:

    Donna, Southlake, TX
    “Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life” Proverbs 22:4 NIV

  41. 791
    Paige Watson says:

    Paige ATL NIV Psalm 118:24,25
    The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
    Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!

    The Word has been my life. I’ve had a lot of tragedy this year. I honestly don’t think I could have made it without His Word drawing me to Himself.

  42. 792
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage, MI

    “13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities[a] and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.[b]

    16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions,[c] puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

    20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
    Colossians 2:13-23ESV

  43. 793
    morgan says:

    cry out for wisdom beg for understanding NIV

  44. 794
    Chelsey says:

    Chelsey from Amarillo, TX
    “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

  45. 795
    Sue says:

    Sue, Groveport, OH
    PSALM 34:22. NIV
    The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

  46. 796
    Adara says:

    I will be careful to lead a blameless life.
    Psalms 101:(NIV)

  47. 797
    Sonya Dickerson says:

    Sonya Dickerson, Chesterfield, VA

    “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (NIV)

    I have loved SSMT. The excitement and anticipation of each new verse is awesome. And each time, finding the scripture verse which spoke that time of my life, that was truly indescribable. God is Amazing!

  48. 798

    Kristen, Largo Fl NLT “I will praise the Lord at all times, I will constantly speak His praises.” Ps. 34:1

    That completes ALL OF PSALM 34!! Woohoo! What a blessing!! I love being a part of this Team! Go girls!! I posted a video of me reciting it here: http://www.kristenjoymaddux.blogspot.com 🙂

  49. 799
    sandra, league city says:

    I will be careful to lead a blameless life.ps.101:2

  50. 800
    Mia Callahan says:

    Dec. 15th….last one!! Woo-hoo!!
    Thanks for all the encouragement!!

    “With long life will I satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”
    Psalm 91:16 NIV

    God bless you all and Merry Christmas!!

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