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. 1051
    Liz from Austin says:

    Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    This year has shown me, I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me, especially with scripture memorization. I have believed a lie I couldn’t memorize. I not longer believe that lie! Praise Him and Be Joyful!

  2. 1052
    Barb says:

    Barb of Crown Point, IN
    ‘Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.'” Luke 2:14 (NLT)

    Thank you for this great idea.. I have 24 of my favorite and meaningful scriptures. The memorizing part I was not so good at.. They just don’t stay with me, memorization is not one of my strongpoints BUT I have my note card binder to refer to and will probably keep adding to it.

  3. 1053
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Danvers

    Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB
    Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

  4. 1054
    Jeri Cook says:

    Jeri, Missouri City, TX

    2 Timothy 4:3 (NIV)

    For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

    No matter what, God’s word is proof that He is faithful. I am so happy that I know Him!

  5. 1055
    Gina says:

    Gina, Waynesville, NC

    May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.

    2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NLT)

  6. 1056
    Leigh Weisinger says:

    Leigh, Woodway, TX

    The Lord will guide you continually,
        giving you water when you are dry
        and restoring your strength.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
        like an ever-flowing spring.

    Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)

  7. 1057
    Mimi G-Marianna, FL says:

    Ps. 102:11-13 ESV

    My days are like an evening shadow, I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever, you are remembered throughout all generations. You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is time to favor her; the appointed time has come.

  8. 1058
    Fran White says:

    Fran, Eden Prairie, MN

    But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands.

    Psalms 31:14, 15 NLT)

  9. 1059
    Beth, Lake Jackson, TX says:

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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 8:37-39 NIV)

  10. 1060
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah KCMO

    If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
    John 8:31-32 NIV

  11. 1061
    Maria Cristina Bruschi says:

    I’m sorry for the small delay!!! WE DID IT GIRLS!!!!!

    Colossians 1:27b!!!!

    Maria Cristina Bruschi!!!
    Orlando, FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!

  12. 1062
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “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, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” – Colossians 2:13-14

    Once again my verses all year chronicle what the Lord has been doing in my life. From my very first verse this year, the Lord has been sustaining me with His promises and using the truth of the Word to reveal lies I’ve been believing. It’s the first year in (at least) 5 years that I’ve walked in victory from certain strongholds. Thank you Jesus!!!

  13. 1063
    Donalda Reimer says:

    Donalda, Osler, SK

    Psalms25:1 (NIV)
    “In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.”

    I deal with chronic health issues so I chose many of my verses to remind myself that it is God who is the source of my strength. These verses have become a lifeline of encouragement. I will be doing this again next year.

  14. 1064
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

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

  15. 1065
    Anne says:

    I got a little behind, so here are my verses to catch up…

    #19 Psalm 41:3 The Lord sustains them on their sick bed and restores them from their bed of illness. NIV

    #20 Psalm 18:28 Lord, you keep my lamp burning, you turn my darkness into light.

    #21 Romans 4:7 Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. NIV

    #22 Luke 1:37 No word from God will ever fail. NIV

    #23 Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

    #24 John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice and I know them, and they follow me. NIV

  16. 1066
    Cindy Wilburn, LC , OR says:

    2 Cor. 4: 16-18 HCSB
    Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

  17. 1067
    Susan from Houston says:

    Psalm 103:2-3 ESV
    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

  18. 1068
    Joelle Roibal says:

    Joelle, Abilene
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
    your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,
    “This is the way; walk in it.”
    (Isaiah 30:21 NIV)

  19. 1069
    Kari Dobbs says:

    Kari, Frisco, TX
    “Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”
    Philippians 4:8

  20. 1070
    Hilary says:

    Hilary from Langley, Canada, says:
    “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2 (NIV84)

  21. 1071
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin Long
    Demopolis, AL

    “He said, “Go and tell this people: “Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.”” Isaiah 6:9

  22. 1072
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa, Eugene, OR. “Behold, God is my helper; The LORD is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 NAS

  23. 1073
    Sandy Shiflett says:

    Sandy, Deming, NM

    Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory, with exceeding joy. Jude 1:24 NKJ

  24. 1074
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    PS 115:1 NIV
    Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

    This has been an amazing journey for me. I started off not sure I would be able to do this. I am not good at word for word memorization. It is only through the Holy Spirit that I have been able to accomplish this. I am truly amazed at what He has done in my life. People now think that I am a whiz a scripture memorization, but I know the truth. It is not me. I was actually asked to recite some scripture in our Christmas play (my last two entries) and it is because of this journey. When I started out I was very concerned that I would not know what verse to pick every time. I mean, if you don’t know any scripture then how can you pick them to memorize right? Amazingly every 2 weeks a verse was given to me – sometimes a little late like this time, but always one was sent to me. I have continually been amazed by this process. I have made a good friend over this year too. My study buddy and I get together twice a month and quiz each other on our verses. I am excited to say that we will both be there to share our journey with all of you in January. Can’t wait! I could say so much more but I must say Thank You for this journey. Oh, I guess I should add – I found this blog site last year right around this time and there was a posting about SSMT. I thought it sounded like a good gift to give my kids for Christmas – the little notebook. I bought 3. One for me, and one for my 2 daughters. One took on the challenge but was not able to stay with it (college age kids – so much to do!), and one was smart enough to know it was too much for her to take on that year. So I gave her book to my new friend and our journey began. How I found this site? I would like to say I just don’t know, but we all know that is not how it works. I was led here! And it has changed my life! lastly, the reason I picked this final verse is to help remind me that I am only able to do this with the help of the Holy Spirit! I pray that I never forget this as I have now found a new passion! I will continue to memorize scripture and hopefully will be able to remember all the ones I have learned this year!

  25. 1075
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Luke 2:13-14 KJV

    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.

  26. 1076
    Karen says:

    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

    1 Corinthians 4:20

  27. 1077
    Karen, Lincoln, NE says:

    …on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

    Matthew 16:18

  28. 1078
    Mimi G-Marianna, FL says:

    Ps. 4:4-8 ESV

    Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah. Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD. There are many who say,”Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!” You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

  29. 1079
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Hallsville, TX

    Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

    Psalm 25:4-5

  30. 1080
    Hannah says:


    Lake Charles, La

    “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means, “God with us”).

    Matthew 1:23 NIV

    Memorization has never been very difficult for me. But there is a difference between memorizing a verse and letting its truth sink into your life. That’s a habit that this year thought me. I learned, not just how to memorize, but how to use scripture memory to grow closer to God.
    Thank you for the encouragement and accountability! I will continue to read and meditate on the scriptures that I learned this year next year, to really know them, and most of all, to bring glory to God!

  31. 1081

    Jen, Houston

    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 36:26

  32. 1082
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana ~ Texas

    Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
    your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,
    “This is the way; walk in it.”

    Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

    2013 was full of many trials & heartaches. But I have seen the beautiful blessings of God. Praise The Lord!

  33. 1083
    Misti says:

    Misti, from Kingwood, TX:

    “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 9:6-7 NIV

  34. 1084
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis, Lone Star, Texas, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23 NASB

    I had other contenders for this final scripture verse but when I “stumbled” upon this one I knew this was the one. I find that I have started quoting verses during normal conversation to the annoyance of everyone but me!! I have always wanted to participate in the SSMT and this year I thought, “Why not?” I didn’t have an answer so here I am 12 months later with 24 scripture verses written in my heart. God is good. God is God, the faithful God, who keeps His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments…Deut. 7:9…see what I mean???
    Love to all at Living Proof Ministries. I enjoy your blogs very much. May God continue to bless you all.

  35. 1085
    Jolinda from Kearney, NE says:

    Luke 1:35 (NIV)
    The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

  36. 1086
    Jodi Barnes says:

    Jodi, Sundown TX, By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 NIV

  37. 1087
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn from Missouri:
    Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen!
    1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV

  38. 1088
    Sheila Miller says:

    Sheila Miller, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, “May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NLT)

    Thank you Beth. Thank you siestas. Thank you Jesus. Amen!

  39. 1089
    Elizabeth Pack says:

    Elizabeth Pack Charleston, WV
    Revelation 1:8 (NLT)

    “I am the Alpha and the Omega the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord God “I am the one who is who always was and who is still to come the Almighty One.”

  40. 1090
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Romans 8:11 HCSB

    And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.

    ( I’m sooo late! Thank goodness for Grace 🙂 !! sending <3

  41. 1091
    Kristi Ensminger says:

    Kristi, from Rowlett, TX

    “The reward for humility and fearing the Lord is riches and honor and life.”

    Psalm 22:4 NET Bible

    Thank you Beth and siestas! I’ve never lasted a month with Scripture memory, much less a year. Praising God for all He’s done through the truth that’s now STUCK in my head! 🙂

  42. 1092
    Anita says:

    Anita, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada

    “and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into out hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

    Romans 5: 4, 5 ESV

    What a year! As I flip through my spiral, I am amazed at the power of God’s Word! He is a great big God and He is worthy of my praise!!! I’m so excited and nervous for the big celebration!!! We are on our way from the great white north!!!

  43. 1093
    Lori Johnston says:

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

    I loved learning scripture this year with my sister!

  44. 1094
    Hanna Wahlbrink says:

    Hanna Wahlbrink. Lexington, Ky.

    She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
    Matthew 1:21 (niv)

  45. 1095
    Sparki2003 says:

    Psalm 117:2 (NIV)

    For great is his love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

    Praise the Lord. (Hallelujah !)

    In Christ’s Love,
    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    P.s. I was inspired by Miss Beth’s message about the “12th Month” … Thank you ! Satan is NOT going to WIN !!!

    However, this has truly been a horrible year for my family and myself …

    My precious Mom, Elli, passed through Heaven’s Gates on March 28, 2013; and my dear pastor, Pastor John Swanson, on March 20, 2013; as well as many other dear family members and friends …

  46. 1096
    Peggy says:

    John 1:1 NIV in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
    Peggy from Homer, IL
    I have been going through a struggle spiritually lately and every verse that I have memorized has fit the problem. So thankful to have hidden away God’s word this year.

  47. 1097
    Shantha Diaz says:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV), Shantha, Lincoln, RI

  48. 1098
    Jan Duncan says:

    Arlington TX
    Psalm 104:33-34 NIV
    33 I will sing to The Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
    34 May my meditation be pleasing to HIm, as I rejoice in The Lord.

  49. 1099
    Stephanie Knight says:

    Stephanie Knight
    Waynesboro, MS

    “Rejoice always! Pray constantly.” 1Thessalonians 516-17. HCSB

  50. 1100
    Kay says:

    Atlanta, Ga

    Psalm 46:1 NIV

    God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

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