Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 3!

Hey, you Scripture memory fiends! I am so proud of you guys for keeping your numbers up with your second verses! There can be a really big drop out between the hype surrounding the first verse and the discipline that starts kicking in with the second verse. Stay at it, you guys. Not one of you will be sorry you did. No one is going to get to the finish line next December 15th and say it wasn’t worth the work. God is far more faithful than that. He rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) and diligently uses His Word to equip us in our callings (2 Timothy 3:16-17). He uses His Word to make us wiser, more aware of His will, more fortified against temptation, and more alive in His Spirit. He uses His Word to make us less gullible when our hearts are trying to deceive us, when someone we love is trying to mislead us or when Satan himself is trying to seduce us. Be encouraged. Not one ounce of your effort is wasted.

Here is the biggest key to accomplishing this task: throughout the entire process, continually ask God to enable you to memorize. In John 14:26, Christ tells His followers that the Holy Spirit is the one who will “bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Proactively taking Him up on this assurance has been strategic through the years I’ve memorized Scripture. Over and over I convey to God that I know only He can empower those inspired words on the page to find a permanent place in my memory and a home in the marrow of my bones. I call upon His Spirit in Jesus’ Name to stir up those verses in me and remind me of every word and phrase.

When you’re able to say your verse with any accuracy at all, start thanking Him. Do it right then. Completely engage in the relational side of your memory work. That will be by far the biggest success in this endeavor. God is after your heart, not just your mind. He’s not just looking for your discipline. He wants to be your desire. His aim is relationship. Ask Him to help you then thank Him when He does it. When you’re working on a beautiful verse, tell Him you think it’s beautiful. When you keep stumbling over one particular word, ask Him right then to help you get that phrase straight. His Word is God speaking to you so speak back. Use it as an invitation to dialogue. Is the verse really hard? Say to Him, “This verse is killing me here, Lord. I can’t seem to get it. Grant it to me. Help me with it.” Get what I’m saying? This way He gets all the glory in every success and we get immeasurable gain.

This I promise you: God’s objective for you and me in 2015 is not for us to memorize 24 verses. It’s for us to draw nearer and nearer to Him, love Him more, know Him more, trust Him more, and believe Him more. To let His Word go down deep where He wants it. To invite it fervently and proactively to abide in us and bring vivacious life to us. To meditate on His words and to prize them more than our daily bread. Job said it this way: “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my portion of food.” (Job 23:12b) That’s what these 24 verses are about. So, let’s engage with Jesus throughout the entire process. THAT, at the end of our journey, is what will determine our success.

I think I just changed my mind on what I want to present you for my 3rd verse. I am doing memory work out of the Book of Ephesians right now but I don’t happen to be on a verse that stands alone in a comprehensive enough way to offer it to someone to share. Mentioning Job in the previous paragraph stirred up in my memory how much I love that 23rd chapter. Savor the gorgeousness of verses 8-12. (ESV)
8       “Behold, I go forward, but He is not there,
and backward, but I do not perceive Him;
9       on the left hand when He is working, I do not behold Him;
He turns to the right hand, but I do not see Him.
10       But He knows the way that I take;
when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
11       My foot has held fast to his steps;
I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
12       I have not departed from the commandment of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Translation of verses 8-10??? I may not know where God is right now in my situation but of this I’m sure: He knows where I am. Isn’t that powerful? Then, behold the faith and steadfastness of Job in that 10th verse: because God is at work and is at the helm, “I will come forth as gold” (NIV).  (If you get a chance, glance at how perfectly that concept corresponds with 1 Peter 1:7.) I believe Job 23:10 is the exact verse I want to choose this time around and I think I’ll use the NIV. So here goes:


Beth Moore, Houston, Texas. But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10 NIV


Hit it, Girls.

So honored to study and memorize Scripture with you. Much, much love to you.





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  1. 7451
    Laurie Anthony says:

    Laurie – Albany, Ga.
    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4 NIV

  2. 7452
    Marni McKenzie says:

    NLT For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

  3. 7453
    Sherry says:

    Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. Psalm 91:6 AMP

  4. 7454
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Anderson, Indiana

    Psalms 19:1-2
    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge. NIV

  5. 7455
    Heidi says:

    Psalm 139:3 NLT

    You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home
    you know everything I do.

  6. 7456
    Ruth Garmon says:

    Kaufman, TX
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)

  7. 7457
    Lynne Brown says:

    Lynne Brown, Jackson, Alabama

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

  8. 7458
    mindyinindy says:

    Psalms 37:4 GNB
    Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire.

    Indianapolis, Indiana

  9. 7459
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Vicksburg, MS, “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25 (NIV)

  10. 7460
    Laura Naiser says:

    Laura Naiser, Georgetown TX

    Psalm 46:1, NIV

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

  11. 7461
    Vanessa Peacock says:

    Vanessa Peacock, Augusta, Georgia

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do do not give up. Galation 6:9. NIV

  12. 7462
    Sarah S. says:

    Sarah, McKinney, TX,

    Colossians 3:5 NIV

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

  13. 7463
    Natalie Ely says:

    Natalie, Cumberland Gap, TN

    Psalms 25:4-5 KJV

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

  14. 7464
    Beverly Ely says:

    Beverly, Cumberland Gap, TN

    Ephesians 6:12
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual sickness in high places.

  15. 7465
    Scarlett says:

    Scarlett, Round Rock, TX

    You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. (Psalm 86:5, NIV)

  16. 7466
    Nancy Huebner says:

    Nancy Huebner, Spring Hill, TH
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

  17. 7467
    Trisha Tracht says:

    “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭28‬ KJV)

  18. 7468
    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa, OK.

    Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 NKJV

  19. 7469
    Mary Jane, Manchester, IA says:

    “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  20. 7470
    Louise SHYTLE says:

    The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit

    Psalm 34:18

  21. 7471
    Faylee says:

    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will reap of the flesh corruption but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
    Galatians 6:7-10 New King James

  22. 7472
    mindyinindy says:

    That same day Jesus left the house and went to the lakeside, where he sat down to teach.
    Matthew 13:1 GNB

  23. 7473
    Hilary says:

    Orlando, FL

    1 John 4:3
    but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

  24. 7474
    Judi says:

    Red Deer, AB Canada

    “You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for your Word.”
    Ps. 119:114 NAS

  25. 7475
    Melinda O'Dell says:

    Melinda, Rowlett, TX
    And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ (‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭30‬ ESV)

  26. 7476

    Joan, La Vernia, Texas
    In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. John 1:1 ESV

  27. 7477
    Karen Helms says:

    Karen Helms from
    Largo, FL, “do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth, meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8, NIV

  28. 7478
    Cara says:

    Umatilla, FL
    Psalm 139:3
    You discern my going out and my lying down,
    you are familiar with all my ways. (NIV)

  29. 7479
    Stephanie Shirley, Queen City, Texas says:

    6)”Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
    supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
    7)and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

  30. 7480
    Gayle Miller says:

    Gayle in Atlanta, Texas

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV

  31. 7481
    Jerri Thompson says:

    Jerri Thompson of Omaha, NE says

    If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.

    1 Corinthians 1:12 NIV

  32. 7482
    Jerri Thompson says:

    Jerri Thompson says

    Correction: 1 Corinthians 10:12

  33. 7483
    Keelie says:

    keelie ferguson Gunter to “let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3

  34. 7484
    mindyinindy says:

    Jesus wept
    John 11:35

  35. 7485
    Connie @ Whidbey Is. WA says:

    “None of us lives to himself but to the Lord and none of us dies to himself but to the Lord. If we live we live to the Lord, if we die we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or we die we belong to the Lord.” Romans 13:7,8 Amp.

  36. 7486
    Dawn Ferguson says:

    Dawn Ferguson, Peoria, AZ
    11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

  37. 7487
    Debbie Kaiser says:

    Debbie Kaiser, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ NIV)

  38. 7488
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Tina from San Antonio And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Eph 6:18 a NIV

  39. 7489
    Lissa Bennett says:

    Lissa, Greenville, SC

    Let all that I am praise the Lord, may I never forget the good things He does for me.

    Psalm 103:2 NLT

  40. 7490
    Jennine says:

    among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

  41. 7491
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Jay, OK
    “A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.” Proverbs 17:17, NIrV

  42. 7492
    Patty says:

    Patty Keller Tx

    Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects rep roofless others astray
    Proverbs 110:17

    My apologies. For being late this month but both my mother and mother I. Law passed this month.
    Thanks Patty

  43. 7493
    Gayla Stephens says:

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear at the future. Prov 31:25 NLT

    • 7493.1
      Gayla Stephens says:

      I reentered my vs#2 here.
      My vs#3 is Jere23:29 ESV
      I’m LEARNING new things!!!

  44. 7494
    Louise shytle says:

    Strive yo entering by the narrow door;for many, I say unto you. Shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able

    Luke 13: 24. ASV

  45. 7495
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Tina from San Antonio. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lords people. Eph 6:18b

  46. 7496
    Jenn Gambal says:

    Catasauqua, PA

    Psalm 91: 2 (NLT)

    This I declare about the Lord, He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God and I trust Him

  47. 7497
    Pam Webber says:

    Pam Mesa, AZ

    So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord & please Him in every way: Bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.

    Colossians 1:10 NIV

  48. 7498
    Louise Shytle says:

    Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with strength that God supplies so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Chtist. To Him belongs the glory and power forever and forever. Amen

    1 Peter 4: 11

  49. 7499
    Debbie LeBlanc says:

    Drbbie LeBlanc, Rockledge, Fl
    Eccl4:9 two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.

  50. 7500
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie O’Shields, Dacusville, SC

    Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

    James 1:3 HCSB

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