Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 23!

Hi, Siestas! What a fun privilege it is to share this blog space with y’all today. My name is Bethany Scott. I’m twenty-six, and I live in Magnolia, TX (just north of Houston) with my husband of five years and our baby girl. My husband is a high school chemistry teacher and football coach, and I am blessed with my dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.

A little about me…
– My reading list (both fiction and non-fiction) is unending, and I’m always in the middle of two or three books.
– I believe life is better when faced with a Starbucks grande vanilla latte. Or a white chocolate mocha.
– I will almost always choose trees, birds, and good walking shoes over a shopping mall and stilettos.
– My church—Bayou City Fellowship—is my family, and is filled with the most generous, Jesus-loving, faith-FULL people I know.
– I love learning new things and began learning Greek this past year with a small group of women.

My verse is 2 Corinthians 1:10, in the New International Version: “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.”

Some of the wording in this verse is pretty intense, but sometimes life is intense, isn’t it? To deliver, according to, means “to save, rescue, or set free from.” If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ you have been saved from certain spiritual death, rescued from darkness, and set free from condemnation. But this verse tells us that deliverance is not limited to a one-time event. Just days before I came across this passage, my family and I were in a very traumatic car accident. Our lives had been spared, and we were rejoicing in that fact. But my mind and my emotions had suffered a blow far worse than my bodily injuries. I had been “delivered from such a deadly peril,” but I needed to be delivered AGAIN.
From my fear
My memories
My doubt
My guilt
My nightmares
My anger
My sadness
My pain.

We often speak of deliverance as a thing of the past, and rightfully so. “He has delivered me from ____” is a testimony in a nutshell. What I love about 2 Corinthians 1:10 is that it’s facing forward. The things I need to be delivered from are usually connected with the past. But hope looks ahead with confidence. Because He has, we can know that He will. What hope. He has never left me sitting in a pit once I’ve asked Him to pull me out. When nothing else is certain, He is certain. He is my solid foundation and the only One who can save me from my sin, myself, my situation. Maybe you need deliverance from fear. From abuse. From chronic worry. From illness. From your thoughts. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you have already been delivered once. And, Sister, he WILL deliver you again.


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  1. 51
    Kimberly Kleimann says:

    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico, CA
    He will not always chide: neither will keep his anger for ever. Psalm 103:9 KJV

  2. 52
    Judy Williams says:

    Judy Williams, Round Hill, Virginia

    “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.”
    Philippians 3:7. NIV

  3. 53
    Sharon Mills says:

    Sharon Mills
    Henderson, Nv
    Psalm 56:3-4 NIV
    “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.
    In God, whose word I praise–
    In God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”

  4. 54
    Kate Hunter, Belmont ON says:

    He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.

    2 Corinthians 1:10

  5. 55
    Debby from Akron, OH says:

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV84

  6. 56
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. 2 Samuel 22:2

  7. 57
    Alison says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 ESV ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.’

  8. 58
    Angie says:

    Albertville AL

    For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality. Col 3:25 NASB

  9. 59
    Mary Quarterman says:

    Roswell, GA
    And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. Genesis 50:21

  10. 60
    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone, Boulder, CO

    “He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bed a bow of bronze.”
    “I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.”
    Psalm 18:34 & 37 ESV

  11. 61
    Hailey Boone says:

    Hailey Boone, Wilmington, NC. For a child will be born to us, a son given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NASB

  12. 62
    Kathy Rowland says:

    Kathy Rowland
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Have I not commanded you?
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

  13. 63
    Karen Anderson says:

    Karen Anderson from Minot,ND “A final word:Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11 NLT

  14. 64
    Julie Stamey says:

    Isaiah 41:10
    Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surly I will uphold you with My righteous right hand

  15. 65
    Marcy Mayes says:

    “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” -1 Corinthians 15:57

  16. 66
    Rosemary Zook says:

    Rosemary Zook Beaverton OR. Isaiah 58:11 NIV

    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.

  17. 67
    Lisa B says:

    Hutchins, Texas
    Isaiah 30:21 ESV
    And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left

  18. 68
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, MO

    For where two or more are gathered in My name I will be in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 NIV

  19. 69
    Billie says:

    Billie, Cincinnati, OH
    Psalms 118:24, NIV
    This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

    I must take a moment to express how so very much Audacious appealed to me in all manner of ways. One night I was reading in bed (11ish) when my physician husband came in from a very long day in the emergency department. He climbed in bed and kind of covered his head too tired to even unwind a bit first which is his norm. Well, I was just snickering out loud and kind of vibrating with it but trying to keep it on the down low reading the part about that funeral… my husband noticing asks what I’m reading. I remind him who Beth Moore is in my world and offer to read him what is cracking me up. As I read out loud to him, he is uproariously laughing. It is not long after that I get to the third grade teacher, verve, and all that ensues in that segment. He insists that I read this part to him. Again we laugh so hard that we shake the king sized bed, Pomeranian pooch, and all like a bowl full of Jello. This is my favorite Beth book of all to date. I don’t laugh nearly often enough or quick enough these days (I’m peri-menopausal and it’s not been fun. Enough said.). I’ve got Audacious sitting here to wrap to go under a friend’s tree. The message is beautiful. Yes, I want to love Jesus more. Audaciously! I too am convinced to love him more is all I need. I could not help but think of the times I have heard and read Beth’s words about her mother preferring Beth “funny”. Laughter is the medicine we need at times. I know it ushered my man and I to sleep with a smile in our spirits that night. So blessed in that moment. Good stuff. Like my husband said… that woman is a fantastic writer. 😉

  20. 70
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth, Canton, MS

    “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

    Proverbs 21:31 ESV

  21. 71
    Teri says:

    Teri in Kalamazoo, MI

    Hebrews 13:15New King James Version (NKJV)

    15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

  22. 72
    Melody Smith says:

    Melody, Jefferson Ga.

    2 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)
    He has delivered us from such deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.

  23. 73
    Kathy Kaherl says:

    Kathy – Burlington, CT

    Out of the depths I cry to you LORD;
    LORD, hear my voice.
    Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

    Psalm 130:1-2 (NIV)

  24. 74
    Jo Anne Melton, Chicago ILo says:

    He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On Him, we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.

    2 Corinthians 1:10 NIV

    Bethany–thank you for this verse! It is so perfect for what is going on in my city, Chicago, and many others. Only God can deliver.

  25. 75
    Yvonne Gearing says:

    Yvonne Gearing – Kingman, AZ

    But now this is what the Lord says: “Do not weep any longer, for I will reward you,” says the Lord. “Your children will come back to you from the distant land of the enemy.” Jeremiah 31:16 NLT

  26. 76

    Pam Worcester, Glen Elder, Kansas
    For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.
    2 Chronicles 16:9 (ESV)

  27. 77
    Kay Wammack says:

    Kay in Muscle Shoals, AL:

    We who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:18b-19a

  28. 78
    Regina Orr says:

    Regina, Floydada, Texas

    “God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?” ~James 4:12 NLT

  29. 79

    “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” II Peter 3:13 NIV

  30. 80
    Katie Logsdon says:

    Katie, Dallas, TX – Israel, put your hope in the Lord. For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with Him is redemption in abundance.” Psalm 130:7 (HCSB)

  31. 81
    marilyn Flaming says:

    Psalms 31:24 NIV

    Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord!

  32. 82
    Carolyn Campbell, Chicago, IL says:

    He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.

    2 Corinthians 1:10 NIV

  33. 83
    Tonya Nelson says:

    Tonya, Apex, NC

    “If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2-3 (NASB)

  34. 84
    Sharon bowie says:

    Sharon, St. Louis
    “Not that I have already attained this – that is, I have not already been perfected – but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NET‬‬

  35. 85
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta –  Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
    2 Timothy 1:14 (NIV)

  36. 86
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda H., Buckeye,AZ
    “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:18 NIV

  37. 87
    Kathy Wilson says:

    Kathy Wilson, Chandler, Arizona
    “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His Word is not in us.”
    I John 1:10

  38. 88
    Christy says:

    Christy, Cape Girardeau, MO. Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1 (HCSB)

  39. 89
    fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

    2 Cor 4:16 NIV

  40. 90
    Alison Wagler says:

    Alison Wagler, Vancouver, BC. God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.

  41. 91
    Michele says:

    Michele, Waterloo, ON

    “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
    “And My servant whom I have chosen,
    In order that you may know and believe Me,
    And understand that I am He.
    Before Me there was no God formed,
    And there will be none after Me.”

    Isaiah 43:10 NASB

  42. 92
    Beth Kellett says:

    Beth from Calgary AB Canada

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

  43. 93
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches, TX. “Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I have been called by Your Name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16, NASB

  44. 94
    Lynn Vander Laan says:

    Ada, Michigan

    Luke 1: 30-31(NIV)

    And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, you shall call His name JESUS.”

  45. 95
    Terri Carey says:

    Terri from College Station, TX
    11-1-15 Psalm 100:5
    For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever and his faithfulness to all generations.

    11-15-15 2Thess3:3
    But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

    12-1-15 Prov 31:25
    She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.

  46. 96
    Val says:

    Val from Aldergrove, BC Canada

    ‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His great power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations for ever and ever. Amen.’

    Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  47. 97
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Glendale, Arizona

    “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.” Heb. 10:24 NIV

  48. 98
    Elizabeth Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
    and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
    on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
    with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
    The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

    Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV)

  49. 99
    Maggie Bridges says:

    Maggie, Atlanta, GA
    Psalm 86:11 NIV “Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”

  50. 100
    Marilyn Owen says:

    Marilyn Owen, Seattle WA

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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