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. 1201
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Vancouver, WA. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 (NIV)

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    Lynn Hartselle says:

    The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

  3. 1203
    Deena Sellars says:

    Deena from Amarillo, Texas

    “The Word became flesh and blood,
    and moved into the neighborhood.
    We saw the glory with our own eyes,
    the one-of-a-kind glory,
    like Father, like Son.” John 1:14 MSG

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    Joy says:

    Joy Lunsford, Troy, AL
    Psalm 118:6New Living Translation (NLT)

    6 The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.

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    kathy white says:

    kathy white Modesto, Ca

    “LORD, in my heart I plan my course, but You determine my steps” Proverbs 16:9

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    Michelle Johnson says:

    Michelle, Hart, MI

    This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.
    Isaiah 66:2

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    Kay Myers says:

    Hebrews 12:7 KJV
    Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but rather let it be healed.

  8. 1208
    Jayn says:

    Jayn San Diego, Ca
    Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit.
    1 Corinthians 13:9 MSG

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    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Russellville, AR

    “Bear one another ‘s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
    Galatians 6:2 ESV

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    Carol Marshall says:

    Carol Marshall – Gilbert, AZ

    Psalms 23:6

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


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    Becky says:

    Becky, Roswell, GA

    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

    James 4:10, NIV

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    Lidmi says:

    …be filled with the knowledge of His will
    in all spiritual wisdom (with insight into His purposes),
    and in understanding (of spiritual things),
    so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord
    (displaying admirable character,
    moral courage, and personal integrity),
    to (fully) please Him in all things,
    bearing fruit in every good work and
    steadily growing in the knowledge of God
    (with deeper faith, clearer insight
    and fervent love for His precepts);
    (we pray that you may be)
    strengthened and invigorated with all power,
    according to His glorious might,
    to attain every kind of endurance
    and patience with joy;
    giving thanks to the Father,
    who has qualified us to share
    in the inheritance of the saints
    (God’s people) in the Light.

    Colossians 1:9-12 (AMP)

    P.S. Missed submitting memory verse #22.
    Colossians 1:9-12 covers verses #22 and #23

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    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    An, Cataula, GA
    Ephesians 5:10, NIV
    Find out what pleases the Lord.

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    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk for I give myself to You. Psalm 143:8 NLT

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    Rachel huff says:

    Rachel huff mechanicsville va Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up James 4:10 NIV

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    Kelli Hall says:

    Kelli Hall ~ Sherwood, Oregon

    “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

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    Carol DePriest says:

    John 10:10 HCSB

    A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

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    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa

    But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
    I will wait for the God of my salvation;
    my God will hear me.
    Micah 7:7 ESV

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    Susan C says:

    Susan C., Houston, TX
    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits without favoritism and hypocrisy. James 3:17

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    Rose Coulter says:

    Rose Coulter. Orange, Texas.

    But by the grace of God, I am what I am.

    1Corinthians 15:10 NIV

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    Rose Coulter says:

    Rose Coulter. Orange, Texas

    Through Him all things were made.

    John 1:3. NIV

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    Tamara Parks says:

    Tamara, Austin, TX

    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    Hebrews 11:1 KJV

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    Carol Lawrence says:

    Carol Lawrence, Poplar Bluff, MO
    Save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
    Jude Verse 23 ESV

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    Karen Kaiser says:

    Karen from Iowa: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV.

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    Melissa Stevens says:

    Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    Melissa Stevens, Kingwood TX

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    Emily Hardesty says:

    Plano, TX

    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
    Romans 12:1-2

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    Diane Currie says:

    Diane Currie Schertz Texas
    1 Timothy 6:8 NIV
    But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

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    Teresa Cianciotto says:

    Teresa Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX “Let no one deceive you in anyway.” 2 Thess 2:3 ESV

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    Gabby Cianciotto says:

    Gabby Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX “We don’t follow cleverly invented stories. When we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.” 2 Pet 1:16 NIV

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    Addy Cianciotto says:

    Addy Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX “But God showed his love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8

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    Nedra Hoover says:

    Nedra, Blue Springs, MO “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?” Psalm 27:1 NASB

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    Anna Summitt says:

    Anna from Indiana
    Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV

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    Nesha says:

    Nesha Vest – Mechanicsville, VA

    ‘Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.’
    James 4:10 NIV

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    Carolyn Deevers, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I Peter 4:10 (NIV)

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    krystal ward says:

    krystal ward
    dallas, tx

    though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not
    be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed,
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
    isaiah 54:10 NIV

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    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA

    Romans 8: 33 NIV Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies

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    Elisabeth hartley says:

    “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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    Stephanie Darst says:

    Stephanie, Paris, TX. “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” 2 Thessalonians 2:15, NIV.

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    Chaundel says:

    Chaundel, Lake Forest, CA
    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

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    Cindy S Walker says:

    Cindy S Walker, Clear Lake area of Houston, TX
    “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
    Ephesians 6:16

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    Kim R. Haines says:

    Kim Haines-Ashland, ME
    Psalm 143:10
    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your
    good Spirit lead me on level ground.

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    Cathy Bryan says:

    DeLand, Florida
    Psalm 22:16 New Living Translation

    My enemies surround Me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on Me. They have pierced My hands and feet.

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    Syneva Mullins says:

    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.”

    Syneva, Topeka, KS

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    Carolyn Oevermann says:

    Carolyn O., Cypress, Tx

    Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:10 NIV

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    Pam says:

    Pam; Campbellsburg In. Hebrews 13;5 Let your conduct be without covetousness, be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU… NKJV NSFL

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    Jodi Mc says:

    Jodi, Sweetwater, TN – But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8 NIV

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie Levin
    Cannon Falls MN

    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT

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    Rita Ford says:

    Rita Ford, The Woodlands, Texas. “He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the shields with fire.” Psalm 46:9 NIV

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    Janet Schmoll says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    Be on your guard;
    stand firm in the faith;
    be men of good courage;
    be strong.
    Do everything in love.
    I Corinthians 16:13,14 NIV

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    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS.

    John 16:33 NIV
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.”

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