Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 18!

Greetings Siestas and a hug to each of you! What a joy and honor it is to share here. Outside my dear family, there is no other group that I have enjoyed doing life with as much as with friends from this dear community. My name is Lora Lovin Osburn, and I live in Tennessee. I have been married to my husband Gary for 26 years and we have two lovely daughters. Our oldest, Audra Elizabeth, was married last year, and Victoria, our youngest, is studying pre-law. I enjoy the beauty of GOD’s creation, architecture, art, lamp lights, gardening, earrings, poetry and walking with my family and Lilly Belle (our 12 year old Maltese). Some of my best days are Sundays at my church with my family seated nearby, serving on the prayer team, and worshiping and applying the word with them.

We have had a year full of major life events including our youngest going to college, my invalid father moving in with us, our oldest getting married. There were numerous hospital trips, then selling our home, and moving to a new town. Many times the circumstances within the major events made me think that a hidden camera must be following me around! Life just seemed crazy at times. Though I would not have chosen the events of the last year to be knitted so closely together, I can say that my faith is stronger, my family is closer, my friends are dearer, and my sweet Jesus seems even nearer. The abundance GOD allowed me to experience through this year is why every phrase in this verse just lept off the page and into my heart:

“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest,
even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 NLT

“You crown the year”
I see GOD giving a crown at the beginning of the year. I cannot imagine any reality TV show that would start the season by announcing the winner or giving the prize at the beginning. Although it would seem to make for a lackluster, anti-climatic season to know in advance who wins; I feel like GOD has done that with us. Why would HE, who holds the highest rank and title, give a reward of victory, before the season begins? Because HE loves us and is for us! This is going to be a glorious year! I believe that every day of the year is encircled with a diadem from HIM.

“With a bountiful harvest”
Growing up working in our family garden, I thought that my dad had planted to feed an army, and not just for our family, because of the abundance; but Dad was able to give generously of the harvest, and I see our heavenly Father doing the same. When I see HIS overflowing cart of good gifts for us, I can’t help but think that this verse applies to us not only as individuals but also to the church. HIS Word also confirms that the harvest is great in the world. In spite of what we are going through ourselves, there is kingdom work to do! Let’s be active in picking up a basket and harvesting the fields where GOD has placed us so that many souls will be added to HIS kingdom. May we witness an outpouring of HIS SPIRIT on all people and may many lives be impacted by and for the Kingdom of GOD.

“Even the hard pathways”

If I had the choice of “two roads diverged”, I would certainly choose the one that resembles a flowery Monet painting, not a hard pathway. Who would choose a hard pathway? But, that aptly describes my last year. The example JESUS gives when faced with difficulty encourages me. JESUS submitted HIS will to GOD at the cross and wore a crown of thorns. GOD did get the glory with JESUS, and I pray HE does from our GOD-ordained steps.

“Overflow with abundance”

When the children were little we’d take walks to the park, and our youngest would stop and pick up rocks along the way. She wasn’t mining gems; but she was finding delight in the daily, ordinary pathway. Sometimes I just want my path to be easy like the walk to the park; but GOD has crowned the year with so much of HIM, so much of HIS glory, that even the hard, the difficult, the part that I think I’d rather not have, overflows with abundance. Even though we may be walking in a busy season, through a complex or challenging situation, or facing intense personal concerns, truth states that hard pathways overflow with abundance. I love that this is present tense! Hallelujah!!! I need that on my pathway today! How amazing is our GOD!!! There is such a sense of celebration here because HE can be seen, felt, experienced, and praised even during difficult days! Glory to HIS Name!

Let us offer thanksgiving, sing, dance and praise:
GOD pours out abundance on our hard pathways!
Believing that many souls will be harvested and saved,
And at the outpouring of GOD’s Spirit, may we be amazed!
I’m living in and looking for HIS overflowing abundance,
So thankful for this year and GOD’s crowning circumference.


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  1. 2101
    Vivian says:

    Vivian, Birmingham, Alabama

    “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest,
    even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 NLT

  2. 2102
    Devi Shree Malarvanan says:

    Devi, Singapore

    In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for but the spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

    Romans 8:26 NIV

  3. 2103
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Hooksett NH

    My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. SOS 6:9 (KJV)

  4. 2104
    Megan says:

    Megan Allen Hillsboro OH

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28 NIV

  5. 2105
    Amy Villa says:

    “Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust and will not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.” (Is 12:2) ESV

  6. 2106
    Melia says:

    Loganville, GA

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

    John 14:26 NIV

  7. 2107
    Michaela says:

    Loganville, GA

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Psalm 73:26 NIV

  8. 2108
    Miranda says:

    Loganville, GA

     “When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

    John 16:13 NIV

  9. 2109
    Davina Denny says:

    Davina Denny Novato, CA. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV

  10. 2110
    Cathy Salamone says:

    Cathy in Keller,TX
    For God has said, ” I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5 NLT

  11. 2111
    Emily says:

    Emily- Warsaw, In

    “Splendor and majesty are before Him; Strength and joy are in His dwelling place.”
    1chronicles 16:27

  12. 2112
    Barbara Alewine says:

    barbara Alewine from Malakoff
    Matthew 5:3
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Niv

  13. 2113
    Karen Todd says:

    Karen Todd, Bech Island, SC

    “2 ‡ When you pass through the waters,†
    I will be with you;“and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,†
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.†”

    Isaiah 43:2

  14. 2114
    Marie Skipper says:

    Can’t remember posting,

    Marie Skipper of Granger, TX for September 15th verse: NIV

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6

  15. 2115
    Terri G says:

    Terri G, Corinth, TX

    You crown the year with a bountiful harvest;
    even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.

    Psalm 65:11 NLT

  16. 2116
    Rene' Pingel says:

    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

  17. 2117
    Pam says:

    Pam Campbellsburg,In.. John 15;7,8 If you abide in me and my word’s abide in you,you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.8 By this my Father is glorified,That you bear much fruit,so you will be my disciples. NKJV NSFL

  18. 2118
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Houston
    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  19. 2119
    Deonne Collins says:

    Deonne Collins Hallsville Tx – “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2Corth 5:7 NIV

  20. 2120

    Tonya, Searcy, AR

    Our children will also serve Him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
    Psalm 22:30

  21. 2121
    Kay Myers says:

    I tried to get in via October 1st, but it would only show the video there. Okay, I’m memorizing Hebrews 12. “For whom the Lord loveth he chaseneth, and scourge the every son whom he receiveth.” Heb 12.6 KJV

  22. 2122
    LaMonique' J. says:

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  23. 2123
    LaMonique' J. says:

    LaMonique’ J. Katy, TX “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  24. 2124
    Julie Camp says:

    ” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, & I will give you rest.” Matt.12:28 NIV

  25. 2125
    Tonya Thibodeaux says:

    Tonya Thibodeaux – DeQuincy, Louisiana
    Matthew 16 : 27 – ” For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”

  26. 2126
    Mary Ann Gates says:

    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.
    1 John 5:13

  27. 2127
    Janice Bells says:

    Verse 19 Janice Bells, Orillia, Canada
    Galatians 5:22 NIV
    The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
    kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
    (couldn’t find the link for verse 19 so I am posting it here)

  28. 2128
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.

    Psalm 68:11

  29. 2129
    Stephanie Murphy says:

    Stephanie Murphy, College Station, TX
    “Now to Him who is able to do immeasureably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  30. 2130
    Lucia Byron says:

    Port Lions, Alaska
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowl around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)

  31. 2131
    Lana Caddy says:

    Lana, Bryant, AR “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  32. 2132
    Rebecca Canfield says:

    Rebecca Canfield, Nacogdoches, TX

    I praise you because (they are) fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

  33. 2133
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

    John 1:12 (NIV)

  34. 2134
    Christina says:

    Christina, Decatur, TX

    Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed. Revelations 16:15 NIV

  35. 2135
    Vikki Stemler says:

    Vikki Stemler, Jeffersonville, IN

    When you go through deep waters,
    I will be with you.
    When you go through rivers of difficulty,
    you will not drown.
    When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up;
    the flames will not consume you.

    Isaiah 43:2, NLT

  36. 2136
    Lisa Collins says:

    Dripping Springs, Texas
    Psalm 7:5
    let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust.

  37. 2137
    Sheri New says:

    Sheri New Atlanta, TX

    May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.
    Psalm 12:3 NKJV

  38. 2138
    Heather says:

    Heather, Missouri

    “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moths and rust destroy, and where thirds break in and steal.”
    Matthew 6:19

  39. 2139
    Leisa Hale says:

    Leisa, Sheridan, Indiana

    I and the Father are one.”

    John 10:30 ESV

  40. 2140
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!
    Isaiah 26:3 NLT

  41. 2141
    Ashley Kurtz says:

    Ashley Kurtz, Kingwood,TX
    “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord my rock and my redeemer.”
    Psalm 19:14 NLT

  42. 2142
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie, Frisco,TX
    “Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek Him.”
    Psalm 105:4 NET

  43. 2143
    Mary Anne Kent says:

    For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. Phil1.29-30 ESV

  44. 2144
    Ginny White says:

    Ginny White, Orofino ID
    And my God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NKJV

  45. 2145
    Sharon Stridde says:

    Sharon Stridde Corpus Christi, TX
    Ephesians 6: 12 (NAS)
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,against the powers,against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

  46. 2146
    bonnie del greco says:

    “He came to his hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished……”

  47. 2147
    Sherry Lee says:

    Sherry Owensboro, KY
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shooting shadows.
    James 1:17 NIV

  48. 2148
    Kim Davis says:

    Kim Davis, Bristol, Tenn.

    Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.(Romans 8:5 NIV)

  49. 2149
    Angela Dhans says:

    Angela Dhans
    Brooksville, FL
    Isaiah 1:18
    Come let us discuss this says the Lord though your sins are like scarlet they will be as white as snow though they are as red as Crimson

  50. 2150
    Nancy Garringer says:

    Nancy. – Redkey, IN

    The lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7 NIV

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