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. 101
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from Sioux Falls, SD

    Hosea 6:3 New American Standard
    “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.”

  2. 102
    Connie Kempf says:

    Eugene, OR
    NKJV James 2:2-4 “For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man with filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes, and say to him,’You sit here, in a good place,’ and you say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’, or ‘Sit here at my foot stool’, have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?”

    These verses in James 1 and 2 and my study in “Jesus the One and Only(Personal Reflections) have been used by the Holy Spirit to save me from the Pit and released me from some areas of lifelong bondage. Blessings to lpm and Beth in particular and to the Lord God Almighty to whom be all Glory, Laud and Honor.

  3. 103
    Cindy Hall says:

    Cindy- Gilbertsville KY
    Isaiah 9:6 ERV
    This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”

  4. 104
    Tanya Anderson says:


    Galatians 6:18 (HCSB)

    Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
    be with your spirit. Amen.

  5. 105
    Cindy Hall says:

    Cindy – Gilbertsville KY
    Isaiah 9:6 This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”

    THIS BIBLE STUDY HAS SUSTAINED ME DURING SOME VERY DIFFICULT TIMES THIS YEAR, but has also given me the opportunity to praise through verse! Very glad I participated and very blessed to have been introduced to Beth Moore and this year long study by a very special friend.

  6. 106
    Roseanne B says:

    Rosie, Tacoma, Wa
    Beth and LPM
    Thank you so much for all your encouragement through out this year. Every morning I get to start my day memorizing Gods Word. First, I start my day in the right direction, sometimes it ends up nowhere near how it began, but the next day I can start over. These verses help me through out my day with my relationships with others. Finally and most importantly it protects and fills my heart with His words!!!It reminds me to talk and walk with integrity. So here is my last verse of the year.

    But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
    redeem me, and be gracious to me.
    My foot stands on level ground; in the great
    assembly I will bless the Lord.
    Psalm 26:11-12 ESV

    Thank you and Merry Christmas to all the Siestas!!!

  7. 107
    Patty Anderson says:

    Patty, Granite Bay, CA “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 NIV

    God’s Word is truth and encourages my soul!

  8. 108
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Beverly Pearland, TX
    Psalm 121:7-8 NIV
    The LORD will keep you from all harm.
    He will watch over your life;
    The LORD will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forever more.

  9. 109
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Jenks, OK

    “I desire to do Your will, my God; Your law is within my heart.” ~Psalm 40:8

  10. 110
    WendyC says:

    WendyC – Cheyenne, WY.

    But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7 NLT

  11. 111
    Tshaka Long says:

    Tshaka; Belgium; The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
    Revelation 22:17 NLT

    Thank you SSMT for encouraging me to continue to be obedient in writing God’s word in my heart. :0)

  12. 112
    christina moore says:

    Plano, Texas~
    Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
    Ephesians 5:21-24, NIV1984

    This year has put my family through the wringer. In my immediate family, we have had 2 major surgeries (3 after tomorrow), 2 family units in desperate financial straits, 4 minor surgeries, major home repairs, unstable chronic illnesses of mind and body, and my beloved’s conversion to a faith I cannot share.

    Working at learning Ephesians 3:1-5:24 by heart gives my mind a place of refuge. It gives me God-sized, hopeful prayers to pray when there are just no words. It reminds me who I am in Christ and who He is for me. It shows me how to behave when my heart is breaking.

    For the last several years, I’ve prayed for fresh hunger for God’s Word and deep delight in it and Him. Now I think the intensity of recent years may be the answer to that prayer. When the rug is pulled out from under us, we fall face down on our Rock. His Word is our lifeline. That’s a terribly uncomfortable place to be, but in light of eternity, it is a most blessed place to be.

    Thank you, Beth and LPM, for this community to encourage me to persevere in learning the Scriptures. This comment is probably longer than you intended, but I pray our Lord will bless it to someone else.

  13. 113
    Linda Ney says:

    from Linda Ney of Gahanna, Ohio

    Romans 8:38-39

    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.

    Come Lord Jesus! Merry Christmas to all siestas. It is
    encouraging to know that so many women are memorizing
    the Word and I am one of this group. Praise be to God!

  14. 114
    Ginny Jordano from Henderson says:

    “Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NET

    This year my intent was to memorize some familiar verses and know where to find them. They came up many times! I am happy to have them at the ready. 🙂

  15. 115
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Summersville, WV “Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” -Psalm 103:3 NIV

    With the loss of my best friend’s 16 year old, handicapped daughter, sudden death of a friend and the baby she was 8 months pregnant with, emergency surgery, and a miscarriage, these verses have been my joy in the time of trouble and the only peace I could find. Thanks be to God.

  16. 116
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins in Las Vegas, NV
    And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! (Isaiah 30:18 AMP)

    In January of this year Beth, you asked us to study this verse in 3 versions. That assignment had a major impact on how I look at my relationship with God. The amplified version of the verse especially moved me and has become a theme for me throughout the year. After spending the year memorizing James, this is the perfect way to finish my year of memorization. I have been earnestly waiting, looking, longing for and expecting Him to fill my life, and He has!!!!! Praise God!!! Thank you for allowing Him to use you as a catalyst and encouragement to women all over the world to press in to God. You are a blessing to me Beth. Thank you. ~Keri Lee

  17. 117
    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki, from Grapevine, TX

    Pray continually. ~ I Thess 5:17 NIV

    God has used His word in my heart to reveal the enemy’s lies, replace the lies with His truth, and bring healing and wholeness. Praise Him!!

  18. 118
    Jeanine Boyle says:

    Jeanine, Toronto, Canada
    “You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God.” Psalm 68:35 NIV

    God has blessed me with a deep sense of his leading through His Word and richly comforting this hungry soul!

  19. 119
    Gail says:

    Gail Tyler,TX
    And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
    For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
    Psalm 9:10 NKJV

  20. 120
    Inez Barnes says:

    Inez Barnes
    Hamburg, AR

    Mark 9:24 NET
    I believe; help my unbelief

    This has been a hard year to keep up. I had to play catch up but now I am all caught up. God has been so amazing and faithful to me and my family. You just would not believe all He has done in our lives this year! I praise His Holy Name! Amen

  21. 121
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni from Gulfport, MS. 1 Timothy 6:17 NIV “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

    Rejoicing in the opportunity to have shared this year in the word with my precious daughter, sister-in-love and niece. Mother/daughter trip to Houston in just a few weeks!

  22. 122
    Alison Austin says:

    Alison from Southport, NC. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 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 2:11-14. KJV.

    Memorizing so much scripture this year was so much harder than I expected, but also, so much more rewarding then I could have imagined. Depression, anger, bad thoughts, jealousy – all these things were lessened in my brain because of the word of God floating around in my head.

    Thank you Beth Moore and LPM for challenging me and encouraging me. The lessons I learned this year will be with me forever.

  23. 123
    Beth says:

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

    Great is His faithfulness, His power, and His glory!

    Thank you, Beth!

  24. 124
    Terry says:

    Terry – Louisa, VA

    2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Beth, thank you for being such an inspiration and encourager! It was your teaching and your love of God’s Word that prompted me to begin Scripture memory on my own in 2005. This is my 2nd time to participate in SSMT, the first time was 2011. I’m excited we all made it to the finish line, but sad to see the year come to an end. I look forward to the 1st and 15th of every month, to read your message to the Team. Already I’m looking forward to 2015!

    The most recent passage I memorized is 1 Peter 5:5b-11. I am excited and grateful that the Holy Spirit prompted me to turn vs. 7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” – into a prayer to pray whenever I find myself fretting and worrying over current issues I cannot control. “Father God, I cast ALL my anxieties about (this situation) ON YOU, BECAUSE YOU CARE FOR ME!” Then I name aloud each of the persons or circumstances that are making me anxious, giving them one by one to the Lord. I’ve been doing this numerous times a day the past couple of weeks. The result is that I talk less and listen more as I trust that God is working all things together for good and for His glory, and I have a new awareness that God really does love me and He cares about the things that worry me. Isn’t that so incredibly loving – that He doesn’t want ME to worry, but He wants to do the worrying FOR me?! Incomprehensible.

  25. 125
    Sherry says:


    Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
    “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

    Amen and Amen! YEE HAW!

  26. 126
    sherry says:

    oops…forgot to “Boast in the LORD” (sad!)
    GOD totally has used these 24 TRUTHS as survival for me. This year has been BRUTAL. These WORDS have given life…can’t even begin to have the human words to express how they have been a lift raft. Glory to God!

  27. 127
    Dianne Jones says:

    Dianne Jones, Fairfield, CA – “This I know, that God is for me.” – Psalm 56:9b (NASB)

    This is my main takeaway from this exercise!. Merry Christmas, everyone!

  28. 128
    Pam says:

    Pam ~ Knoxville, TN
    This post fills me with such bittersweetness — mingled joy and pain. In all the things that have crossed my path, I have seen the mighty hand of my Jesus carry me, sustain me, give me my next breath. I am breathing in His grace and breathing out His praise, which is why I share my last verse this year with loudest joy despite the pain:

    “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)

  29. 129
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo, Illinois
    Isaiah 52:7
    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those
    who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,
    “Your God reigns!”

  30. 130
    Heather Au says:

    Heather from Hayden, AL: And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Cor 5:15 NIV

  31. 131
    Joy says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

    So very thankful for God’s Word!

  32. 132
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Flemington, NJ. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” KJV.

  33. 133
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith from Columbus, OH: “‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly their was 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 2:11-14 (KJV)

    This year, God was steadfast as I prayed verses reminding myself of his promises. He never forsook me, which was another verse I prayed and memorized. Then he rejoiced with me as a prayed verses of thanksgiving and abundant life has he blessed me with the job I had been longing for for some time. God has been great in 2013, and this journey has been the primary source of those blessings!

  34. 134
    brandie says:

    Brandie, Kearney NE:

    “Whoever makes the practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1John 3:8, ESV

    This fall has been too busy with life circumstances, and I dropped out of posting new scriptures. I did, however, review my ones from earlier in the year and was encouraged by every bimonthly reminder to memorize God’s word. I memorized a verse for December 1, but didn’t manage to get it posted here (which is not the important part of the process! 😉 ) Your verse from last time, Beth, has been in my heart and mind so I’ve chosen it for these last two weeks of the year because I need its truth. I love the SSMT and will be participating next time, for sure. hugs and love to all of you!

  35. 135
    Debbie Jackson says:

    Debbie from Amarillo, Texas

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 NIV

    Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds!

  36. 136
    Linda Duff says:

    Linda – Spring, Texas
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1b NIV

    GOD is so good, All the time!

  37. 137
    Sherry Conner says:

    Sherry, Deer Park
    Psalm 143:11-12
    For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
    In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant. NIV

    Hallelujah!! God is good and righteous and gracious and merciful and faithful and glorious! He is everything and I love HIM!

  38. 138
    Paula says:

    Paula, Houston, Tx

    Luke 2:11 — NIV

    Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

  39. 139
    Wilma in WV says:

    My small group and I will be memorizing:

    While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
    Luke 2:6-7

  40. 140
    Kristi S. says:

    Kristi. Rogersville,TN
    Psalm 139:12. NIV
    Even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you

  41. 141
    Jacque says:

    Habakkuk 3:2 “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds; O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” NIV

  42. 142
    Sue Bragg says:

    For unto you 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

    This verse was on my mind as we went to church this morning. God has truly blessed my family this year. I pray His blessing and leadership for our country.
    I so appreciate this group and my accountability to the group for posting my verses. My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I’ll continue working on my posted verses. I so wish I could attend the celebration in January, but it’s not to be this time.
    God Bless you all! Praying special blessing for the Moore Family in the new year!

  43. 143
    Leigh says:

    Leigh, Montgomery: “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you ever deeper into God’s kingdom.” Matthew 5:10 MSG

    Challenging year. Happy to have the final verse in the spiral!

  44. 144
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    2 Cor 4:6 For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness”, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    This year has seemed to be a long hard year in our family as well. Praise God, my dear 24 year old niece is in remission from Ovarian Cancer. My health continues to fluctuate and we have changed Church’s, BUT GOD remains FAITHFULL to us.
    Thank You Beth for this blog and the accountability it gives us to keep on with our Memory Verses.

  45. 145

    Traci from Evansdale, IA

    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    II Corinthians 5:21 NIV 2011

    I’ve drawn closer to God in the last couple of years than at any other time in my life. I’ve also never been attacked by the enemy with such ferocity as I have in the last couple of years. Let’s face it, I didn’t put up much of a fight before. One of my memory verses, II Corinthians 10:5, has helped me to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” The power of Christ in me and God’s word hidden in my heart have enabled me to do battle with Satan. Thank you, Beth and all at LPM, for the love you lavish on us. You are reaping what you’re sowing! This Siesta Scripture Memory Team has motivated me to keep memorizing! I’ll be memorizing through 2014 and eagerly looking forward to fellowship with you all again in 2015! Hallelujah! Praise God!

  46. 146
    Shaci says:

    Shaci- Aztec,New Mexico

    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1 NIV)

  47. 147
    Laura Hagedorn says:

    Laura Hagedorn, Wausau WI, “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. Proverbs 30:5-6 (NIV)

  48. 148
    Gail ~ Cary, NC says:

    “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.’
    John 3:19-21 NIV 1984

    Beth, you have been such a blessing to me and so many. I was raised Roman Catholic and didn’t have a real knowledge for God’s Word. Through your Bible studies and this scripture memorization, I have an insatiable hunger for His Word and for Him. This has been a hard year for me, and knowing the scriptures and being able to bring them to mind, has been “priceless”. Thank you. =)

  49. 149
    Cathy says:

    San Bernardino Ca.
    A soft answer turneth away wrath :but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 kjv. I thank the lord for all hes done in my life and I thank him for giving me wisdom to memorize his word .God is awesome.

  50. 150
    Janell says:

    Janell ~ Frisco, TX The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV
    Memory has guided my way and keeps ‘Joy’ in my heart through anything!!! Thank you Beth!! PLT

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