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. 51
    Kathi Johnson says:

    Kathi Johnson Spartanburg SC

    And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 NLT

  2. 52
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter.
    Lubbock, Texas.
    “Fear not for I have REEDEMED you, I have called you by name, you are MINE!”. –
    Isaiah 43:1 (ESV)

    It was not even a year ago that I finally gave my life to Christ and by that I mean laid everything at the feet of Jesus my King. I have had struggles of many kinds come across me as I have pressed into Jesus with all I am. One of my memory verses was from Romans 6:14 “Sin shall have no dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under GRACE” it was that verse that kept me going, that verse that I sang loudly when the devil was tempting me and that verse that reminded of also of Luke 1:45 (another of my memory verses): “Blessed is she who believed there would be fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord” and those two truths (among with the other verses I memorized) were spoken over my life daily as I left my house to go out to work and school. Those verses propelled me to do better and to love Jesus with all I am.

    Thank you Beth Moore for taking time our of your life to press into Jesus by investing in our lives. I am forever grateful to you.

  3. 53
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, McKinney, TX

    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.

    Isaiah 58:11, NIV

    Storing His words in my heart and mind have changed me from the inside out. He’s so good!!

  4. 54
    Volleyball Ginger says:

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

    Wetumpka, AL

    This is my third time with the SSMT and for me, it was the hardest because of “other” things happening in my everyday life. That said, it was almost the most needed. When I was about to cease entering my verses, God just kept nudging me along and I’m so thankful He kept at me. VERY fruitful for me this year!

  5. 55
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville NC
    “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 KJV

    When I began this in January, I could not have fathomed that our family would be searching for a new church home by July. We have suffered through an extremely hurtful experience this year, but God has spoken to my heart so faithfully as I have spoken His Word over and over throughout this year. I am so thankful to have His Word hidden in my heart, and to have the assurance that His purpose is being accomplished!

  6. 56
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “That’s why we are not discouraged. No, even if outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are being renewed each and every day.” ~2 Corinthians 4:16 ISV

    • 56.1
      Cindy says:

      ” But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
      James 3:17

  7. 57
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ Psalm 62:1 NIV
    Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

  8. 58
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    December 15
    Chyrll, Cordova, TN: But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me,
    and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
    John 15:25-27 NASB

  9. 59
    BARBARA JEAN says:

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

    I have read your blog for many years and have done almost all your Bible studies, but this is the first year I have been a part of the Scripture Memory Team and I have loved every moment, every Scripture that God led me to and the sheer joy of being with so many that were “gathered in His name.

  10. 60
    Cheri says:

    23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
    24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
    25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
    Colossians 3:23-25 KJV
    Louisville, KY

  11. 61
    Janene Ashley says:

    Sibley, LA

    Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort,I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
    2Corinthians 7:4

    I have seen healing for loved ones (husband-TBI/father-quintuple bypass w/stroke symptoms), favor with finances, and comfort/strength to deal with all these things and more. God is good all the time!

  12. 62
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg, AR “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. ” Isaiah 7:14 DRA
    It has been a pleasure to memorize our Lord’s word this year. Pure pleasure

  13. 63
    Tami Barr says:

    Tami, KC, MO

    Luke 2:14 NIV

    “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

  14. 64
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches. “Blessed is she who believed there would be fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by The Lord. Luke 1:45, NLT

    My memory verses have kept me anchored to my God this year. I’ve not had a healthy year, and for the first time since doing Siesta Scripture Memory, I couldn’t be as faithful as I’d of liked in reviewing them, but I was encouraged every time I got the chance.

    I love you, Beth, and thank you for your encouragement throughout this difficult year through your blogging, videos, and Bible studies. 🙂

  15. 65
    Kate says:

    Kate from Sterling, VA

    Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart shall not fear;
    though war arise against me,
    yet will I be confident.
    Psalm 27:3, ESV

  16. 66
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
    (Isaiah 61:1-3)

  17. 67
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA

    So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of His call. May He give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.

    2 Thessalonians 1:11 NLT

    This is my second year participating with SSMT. Last time i chose longer passages and broke them into smaller bites for each memorization time. This year i decided to let the Spirit lead me to the verse(s) i should memorize-those that spoke to a need i had. He has been faithful. Many verses reminded me of how He is with me or how He helps me or something He is stressing in my life as something to hold on to. Thanks for this opportunity to walk this journey together. I’ll miss the community next year but i’m already on board for 2015. God bless!

  18. 68
    Jan says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Proverbs 30:8-9 (NLT)

    First, help me never to tell a lie.
    Second, give me neither poverty or riches!
    Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
    For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”
    And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.

    And in French:

    Proverbes 30:8-9 (BDS)

    Garde-moi de dire des paroles fausses ou mensongeres,
    ne me donne ni pauvrete ni richesse;
    accorde-moi seulement ce qui m’est necessaire pour vivre,
    Car dans l’abondance, je pourrais te renier et dire:
    Ou bien, presse par la misère, je pourrais me mettre a voler et deshonorer ainsi mon Dieu.

    This is the third year that I have memorized verses with other Siestas. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in Bible study, and one of the verses I’d worked on was just the right one to shed light on our discussion. And God brings verses to mind when I need them personally as well. This discipline helps all of us as we seek to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” as Romans 12:2 says. During the even years, when we don’t memorize individual verses, I work on larger passages of Scripture. Last year I memorized James, Philippians, and Psalm 139; next year I hope to conquer I and II Thessalonians and Colossians. It’s my life goal to memorize all the shorter New Testament books and chapters from the longer books; I’m 66 so I need to be intentional about it now. Thank you, Beth, for this ongoing challenge!

  19. 69
    Carol, Tallmadge, OH says:

    Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

    Ps. 107:1 NKJ

  20. 70
    Bridgette King says:

    Bridgette, Rockwall, TX

    “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you:He is Christ the Lord.”
    Luke 2:11 NIV
    What a fabulous accountability! I have enjoyed being in his word and carrying around my little Siesta notebook where ever I go. Thank you for providing the opportunity and encouraging the memorization. What a blessing.

  21. 71
    Brenda A says:

    Brenda A. from Byhalia, MS
    Psalm 41:11 NIV
    “Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.”

  22. 72
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Amarillo, TX “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head”. (Psalms 139:5 NLT).

    • 72.1
      Cindy says:

      “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go. He is the one who will keep you on track.”
      Proverbs 3:1

  23. 73
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue – Troy, Michigan – “Is anyone of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:13-14

    Thank you for this year of scripture memory. Merry Christmas!

  24. 74
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, PA
    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 desert and streams in the wasteland.
    Isa. 43:18-19 NIV

    To God be the glory!

  25. 75
    lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Scenery Hill, Pa

    Isaiah 43:1 (ESV)

    But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

    What a joy this has been. I did it with a girlfriend from whom I moved away and this has been such a sweet connection to share and keep us close and accountable. We’re both looking forward to memorizing a chapter of the Bible next year. Thanks SO much for the encouragement and leadership! Praise God for his Word and that it does NOT return void!!!

  26. 76
    Linda from Pyeongtaek says:

    New American Standard Version Hebrews 2:17
    Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

  27. 77
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson, Laguna Hills, CA

    For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
    And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  28. 78
    Connie says:

    Connie – Fulton, KY
    Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:2

    That says it all. Anything I do or anything I am is to let his glory shine in my life.

  29. 79
    Michelle Kukshtel says:

    Michelle K., Warner Robins, GA

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

    Thank you for the inspiration and the encouragement throughout this year. What a blessing to have the accountability to memorize His word! It has been amazing being on this journey with all of you this year!

  30. 80
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Katie G; Knoxville, TN

    “Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”‘Psalm 70:4 NASB

    I love you too, Siesta Mama Beth, hugs always to you:) God has used this year of Scripture memory to help me in many ways: through the transition of having one child to having two, to help me keep my mind on things above, to help me be able to cultivate more patience and love for my family, how to deal with the stresses of my life, and to show me where I’ve needed to confess sin in my life-and for that I am very grateful! Nearness to Him is my definite good…and I NEED to stay in His Word. I don’t like what I am capable of becoming when not in His Word and being transformed by the renewing of my mind. An unhappy, unforgiving, touchy, and fretful person; soo not good! These memory Scriptures are very important. I am blessed by being a part of the Scripture Memory group this year for sure:)

    • 80.1
      Cindy says:

      He says ” Be still and know that I am God . I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the Earth.”
      Psalm 46:10

  31. 81
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Walla Walla “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV

  32. 82

    Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

    This year of scripture memory has been transformational for me! It prepared me to take a giant step of faith and decide to transition from being an employee at a very secure job to being an independent business coach and trainer as of January 1. This change will give me the time to work with churches and complete a book on interpersonal conflict resolution that God has put in my spirit. I have marinated in these God-appointed verses all year which gave me the courage to obey the voice of the Lord. When Beth came to Sioux Falls in August, her message to let God orchestrate my mission and not strong arm the Lord’s plans has reverberated in my spirit as God has asked me to look with my spiritual eyes rather than at the circumstances that told me I was crazy to leave such a secure job. I have experienced firsthand how living and active the Word of God is. God is so good!

  33. 83
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.

    “I love you, O Lord, my strength.”

    Psalm 18:1 NIV

    This verse says it all! He has been my strength through this very difficult year! I love Him so much for carrying me through the storm when I became so weary! He is worthy to be praised! His Word has comforted me all year and I will forever hide it in my heart! Thank you for encouraging us to seek Jesus always! I love Him more today than I ever have! Isn’t He just so easy to love? 🙂

  34. 84
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Monroe,Ga.

    Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you. (Psalm 63:3 NIV)

  35. 85
    Gina says:

    Gina Rosamond, Ca
    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
    Philippians 4:4 NIV
    Thank you Living Proof Ministries! Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas!

  36. 86
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Surprise AZ

    When I said, “My foot is slipping”,
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
    When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.
    Psalm 94:18-19 NIV

  37. 87
    Saundra-Katy says:

    I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.” (Psalm 4:8)NIV

  38. 88
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Bethesda, MD. For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10 (NASB)

    Psalm 45:1 says it best for me: “My heart is stirred by a noble theme, as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” This is all for my King Jesus, whose lips are anointed with grace since God has blessed Him forever. And I am so abundantly blessed in return. Amen!

    Thank you Beth for leading our SSMT. It blesses me every time we do it.

  39. 89
    Martha Lancaster says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, Psalm 100:2 (NLT)”Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.”

  40. 90
    Berni says:

    24 verses given to me by You Lord, and most of them about my thoughts and my words. Thank you Holy Spirit for Your holding me accountable.
    Berni, Albuquerque
    I want you to show love(mercy) not offer sacrifices.
    I want you to know me(God) more than I want burnt offerings.
    Hosea 6:6 NLT

  41. 91
    Deb says:

    Deb, Becker, MN

    It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. 1 Thess 5:1 MSG

    I chose this verse as my last verse way back in January. Not just for me – but for all of us in this SSMT community.

  42. 92
    jeanette dahm says:

    jeanette dahm, Tualatin, OR
    Isaiah 9:6b
    And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  43. 93
    Pushkala says:

    Pushkala, Louisville, KY

    If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:7-8 NIV

  44. 94
    Diane says:

    Diane from Littleton, CO

    Psalm 105:4 NIV

    Look to the LORD and His strength;
    Seek His face always.

  45. 95
    Pam Houston says:

    Pam Houston, Buena Park, CA
    “And see if there be any hurtful way in me; And lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalms 139:24 NASB

    The 139th Psalms describes the way of life for the believer from conception through eternity. 24 verses sums up the whole of life. I must say like my siesta Sheryl from Pennsylvania “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 desert and streams in the wasteland.” IS 43:18-19 To God be the glory great things He hath done!

  46. 96
    Debra says:

    Debra, San Antonio, TX.

    You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

    II Samuel 22:29. NIV

    Although I claimed all of these verses throughout the year, Hebrews 12:1&2 were used specifically when I was asked to give my testimoony (for the first time) to a large group of women who had similar circumstances to mine. I never had to think about doing it. I KNEW God wiould prove Himself faithful to give me all the words I needed.

  47. 97
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR

    Colossians 1:13 (RSV)
    [13] He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

    When I picked this last verse it made me cry, glad that I am NOT in the dominion of darkness but Jesus’s kingdom of light; even though this year has been a hard (dark) year for me : painful, limiting and sometimes depressing, due to a back injury. The memory verses have been a light shining into that darkness–a great encouragement to me–not only the Word itself but also the timing of the verses that the Holy Spirit has led me to pick, showing that God is involved in my life intimately. He really cares and is to be praised, which brings me full circle to my first verse of the year Ps 103:1 “Bless The Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me bless His holy name!”

  48. 98
    Mary Beth says:

    “Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
    today I declare that I will restore to you double.”

    Zech. 9:12 (ESV)

    thank you Beth, for once again encouraging me to hide God’s Word in my heart!

  49. 99
    Marilyn Owen says:

    Marilyn — Seattle

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 NIV)

  50. 100
    Alexis Tena says:

    Alexis, Salem OR

    ” But I am trusting You O Lord saying “You are my God.””

    Psalm 31:14 NLT

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