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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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. 851
    Quita says:

    Quita from Trenton,Tx
    As for me, this is my covenant with them,
    saith the LORD,
    My Spirit that is upon thee,
    and my words which I have put in thy mouth,
    shall not depart out of thy mouth,
    nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
    nor out of the mouth of thy seeds’ seed,
    saith the LORD,
    from henceforth and forever!

  2. 852
    Dawn says:

    Dawn Weeks
    Mt. Olive, NC
    Philippians 4:19 NIV
    “My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in Glory, by Christ Jesus.”
    Thanks to this little blog community, I got through a very tough year holding onto my God’s hand. Fully surrendered and so in love with His word. Hallelujah!!!

  3. 853
    Debra Hanson says:

    Deb, Littleton, CO: “for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.” James 1:24 NKJV

  4. 854
    kathy says:

    kathy from leesville,la It (love) always protects,always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a NIV

  5. 855
    Belinda C says:

    Belinda, Blacklick, Ohio

    Isaiah 9:6

    “For to us a child is born,to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (ESV)

    I am so thankful that we have been given the opportunity to leave a comment. A bit before I received the e-mail I was trying to think of a way I could leave a comment without “breaking the rules”. 🙂 It made my day when I read that we could.

    I feel so incredibly blessed by this past year of memorizing scripture. I am pretty good about knowing what is “in” the Bible but I have always had a difficult time with references and memorizing exact verses. I loved this challenge because it gave me a more focused way of being able to truly know the scripture. Sometimes, I would try to think of what my next verse would be but God would always lead me there. So, not only has this year been a journey of memorization but a journey of God speaking to me through what He has wanted me to see this year. A journey I might not have sought had it not been for this challenge. Thank you, Mrs. Moore and all the other sisters here that took the challenge and held me accountable even though you didn’t know you were.

  6. 856
    Kelly Neuendorf says:

    Kelly from Denver..

    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

    Deuteronomy 6:5

  7. 857
    Sara says:

    Sara, Garden City, KS
    Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. (Luke 2:10 NKJV)
    I’ve enjoyed this challenge of memorizing Scripture and I’ve enjoyed hunting out verses that are meaningful to me. Not word perfect for sure, but I have hidden his word in my heart.

  8. 858
    Diane says:

    Diane – Roswell, GA

    “He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; He offers strength to the weak.” Isaiah 40:29

    I keep my spiral by my computer and use it as a reference of favorite verses when I want to send an encouraging scripture to someone in an email or a card!

  9. 859
    Kim Cliatt says:

    Kim Cliatt, Loganville, GA

    “to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!”
    Ephesians 3:21 NIV

    I was a little ambitious on Dec. 1 and entered verses 20-21…I am going to split it and count verse 20 as my 23rd and verse 21 as my 24th. I hope that is okay! It is not what I planned originally, but I promised myself not to be legalistic about this! I have loved the accountability! Also, this year has been part of a tough season-the verses I memorized this year tell the story of His faithfulness to me! I treasure my spiral and the Word I have hidden in my heart. Thank you!

  10. 860
    Carolyn Tragesser says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, Idaho
    Let the good news, the story you have heard from the beginning of your journey, live in and take hold of you. If that happens and you focus on the good news, then you will always remain in a relationship with the Son and the Father. This is what He promised us: eternal life.
    1 John 2: 24-25, The Voice Bible
    This is also good to read in KJV, NIV, and NLT

  11. 861
    Megan JOY says:

    Megan JOY – Calgary Alberta Canada – I love You, O LORD, my strength/In my distress I called to the LORD;/I cried to my God for help./From His temple He heard my voice;/my cry came before Him, into His ears./I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,/and I am saved from my enemies. – Psalm 18:1,6,3

  12. 862
    Anna says:

    Anna – Conroe, TX

    This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
    who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
    and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

    Isaiah 43:16-19 NIV

  13. 863
    Pauline Richardson says:

    Pauline, Eau Claire, Wi
    “And see if there is any wicked way in me, Lead me in the way everlasting” Psalm 139:24 NKJV

    I memorized several verses and psalm 139! What a blessing! This passage has been such a source of comfort through a difficult year. So many sleepless nights Jesus has flooded my mind with these precious words! Its been wonderful to be a part of this great community..only wish I could come and be with you all in January..I’ll be there in spirit!

  14. 864
    Mary Kell says:

    Mary, Lilburn GA. Jesus replied”Love The Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ” This is the first and greatest commandment . Matt 22:37-38 NIV

  15. 865
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Vero Beach
    “…bestowing wealth on those who love me
    and making their treasuries full.”
    Proverbs 8:21 (NIV)

  16. 866
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick,
    Medina, Ohio

    Psalm 71:14
    Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
    But I will hope continually
    and will praise You more and more.

  17. 867
    Hannah McGee says:

    Hannah from Mt. Holly, NC

    Revelation 22:20 NASB:
    “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”

    God has shown me his sovereignty this year. Each of my verses has been in a message, devotion, or bible study at some point, especially in the past two months. I’ve learned that God finishes what he starts and that’s been my goal too. Thanks Mrs. Beth, Lindsey and Melissa!

  18. 868
    kelly aylward says:

    Kelly, Glenwood, MD, ” Do not take revenge my friends but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry feed him ; if he is thirsty give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
    Romans12:19-21.. NIV

    A rich and rewarding journey ! I shared in this experience with my mom and sister- which made it even more meaningful!!

  19. 869
    Cynthia says:

    I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. Phillipians 1:23 ESV

  20. 870
    Molly says:

    Like posting a verse and would love for more memory verses, too- Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine; but a broken spirit dries up bones.” NKJV

  21. 871
    Mitzi Purvis says:

    Mitzi from Midland, Texas

    Matthew 13:43 (NIV) Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

  22. 872
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen, Georgetown, TX
    Colossians 2:2b-3
    Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

  23. 873
    Kimberly Judson says:

    Kim from Bloomington, IL

    For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God. ’”

    – Romans 14:11 NLT

  24. 874
    Christy Jones says:

    Christy, Summit, MS; “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

  25. 875
    Rayna, Olathe says:

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:2 NIV

  26. 876
    Heather Olsen says:

    Heather Colorado Springs, CO In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 NIV

  27. 877
    Suzy says:

    Suzy Myers
    Bay Springs, MS

    “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

    Luke 2:13-14 (KJV)

  28. 878
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Kearney NE
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV)

    I have been so blessed by this experience. Keeping the Lords word close to my heart has helped me through some very difficult times this past year. You can truly face anything if you keep your eyes fixed on Him and hold fast to His promises. I’m so sad not to be able to celebrate with all of you in January but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Excited to begin again in January!

  29. 879
    Tara says:

    Tara, Eustis

    Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

  30. 880
    Martha Pyle says:

    Martha from Corpus Christi, Texas

    Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean it on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs3:5-6 NIV

    I have so enjoyed learning these scriptures and have been blessed by having these verses in my heart and mind. I have been encouraged by each verse, been able to share these truths with family and friends and have been convicted to share my faith story with others. I am not able to attend the Siesta gathering but one of my Emmaus sisters and I are going to share our verses with each other in January. Love and blessings to all my Siesta sisters!

  31. 881
    Kathleen Nagaji says:

    Kathy, Aiea:
    The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)

  32. 882
    Kristie from Kansas City says:

    Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 HCSB
    Not only am I a “Bible verse quoter” for the first time in my 38 years of life, my 4 year old daughter AND MY HUSBAND is as well. He just opened a bible for the first time in his life last year, and can now quote scripture as well. God is good!!

  33. 883
    Karen Miller says:

    “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. 1John 1:1-4 NKJV

  34. 884
    Linda from Austin says:

    I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
    Psalm 116:1 NIV

  35. 885
    Beth Ingram says:

    Beth, West Des Moines, IA

    “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such a faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:14-17 NIV 1984

    I was a late-comer to SSMT, just joining in August, after attending my first LPL Event. I’m working on James, obviously, and am LOVING memorizing it. The biggest thing, and it’s HUGE, that I’ve learned is the power of having the Word in my head and heart to replace other junk – I already can’t count the times that I’ve awakened in the night and my brain turned on to all kinds of things that would have previously kept me awake and anxious, and I’ve instead began reciting James in my head and it is MIRACULOUS the instant peace it brings. So thankful.

    P.S. I homeschool my children, and I decided that my 11 year old son and I should memorize James together this year. He’s doing great.

  36. 886
    Debbie, Cameron MO says:

    And above all these things
    put on charity, which is the
    bond of perfectness.

    Colossians 3:14 KJV

  37. 887

    Nogalus Prairie, TX

    “Do not be angry and frustrated! Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!”
    Psalm 37:8
    The NET Bible

  38. 888
    Pam in San Diego says:

    “May my meditation be pleasing to him as I rejoice in the Lord.” Psalm 104:34 NIV
    Pam in San Diego…..Each verse had a special significance to remind me of God’s presence, power and protection during a very challenging year. I have it etched in my brain why each verse has such a powerful message to remind me of God’s faithfulness as I trusted Him on a path that brought challenges and twists that I never imagined. Through it all, God was in it.

  39. 889
    Jessica deLinde says:

    Jessica, Carlsbad, CA

    #24: “Jessica, guard what has been entrusted to you.”
    1 Timothy 6:20 (NIV)

    #23: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  40. 890
    Allie Schreiner says:

    Allie, south Pasadena CA

    “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

  41. 891
    Gwen of Doylestown, PA says:

    Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning. (Ecclesiastes 11:7 NLT)

  42. 892
    Diera Smith says:

    Diera – Austin, TX
    “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy– to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority..” Jude 1:24-25a NIV

    To God be the glory! I have struggled with memory the last few years. God has shown me through this (I did this 2011…finished but didn’t log the last few) that I can put what’s important to memory! It’s been especially encouraging this year because I’ve had to start putting five minute lessons to memory and God has so graciously enable me! Thank you for the opportunity and blessing of this!

  43. 893
    Bev van Vuuren says:

    Bev van Vuuren – South Africa – Psalm 34: 8- 9 NIV

    Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Fear the Lord, you His people, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

    Memorising scripture has been a wonderful experience and it proved to be alive and active in many circumstances in my life this year. Praise the Lord for His Word!!!!!!!!!

  44. 894
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa
    But when he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.
    John 16:13a NIV

    Memorizing scripture is a joy for me. Being able to quote from God’s word has made my testimony more powerful because I am able to back up my opinions with “proof.”
    For myself, I have been on quite a journey this year and have been set free through spiritual and emotional healing, which has been cemented by meditating on God’s word which is Truth.
    Bless you all.


  45. 895
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Oceanside, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelations 22:13 NIV

  46. 896
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon Lee, Riverside, Ca.

    Son of man, if a country sins against me by being unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply and send famine upon it and kill its men and their animals, even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job– were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord.
    Ezekiel 14:13,14.

  47. 897
    MaryJo Thomasm says:

    MaryJo Thomas, Indianapolis, IN

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NIV)

    This “project” has been such a blessing to me this year! Even though I won’t be able to attend the celebration (currently unemployed), I’m looking so forward to starting up again next year!

  48. 898
    Okie Murray says:

    Okie Murray – Edisto Is., SC
    Then those who feared the Lord, spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them, so, a Book of remembrance was written before him, for those who fear the Lord and Meditate on His name. NKJ

    I have been so blessed learning God’s Word for this Siesta Memory. Pray this season for the children who are being deceived to take drugs. It is in epidemic numbers. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year all of you especially LPL!

  49. 899
    carol says:

    Carol, Cashion, OK “I would have despaired and perished unless Your laws had been my deepest delight. I will never lay aside Your laws, for You have used them to restore my joy and health.” Psalm 119:92-93 Living Bible

  50. 900
    Erin Sheldon says:

    Erin Sheldon
    Savannah, GA
    “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

    Thank you and God bless you for a wonderful year! Like a superhero’s arsenal of powers, so the Siesta 2013 Scripture Memory Team has been for me this year. We embarked on our first year of homeschooling our six children and being “refueled” every 15 days was exactly what my spirit needed to overcome, well, everything! Rejoice in the work God did through you, it is beautiful! Merry Christmas & praise Jesus for 2014 SSMT!!

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