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. 1251
    Keron Privon says:

    Keron, Boise, Idaho
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
    the conviction of things not seen.
    Hebrews 11:1 ESV

  2. 1252
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    “Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.”
    Psalm 95:6 (NASB)

  3. 1253
    Sharon A says:

    Fresno, CA
    “For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light, we see light.”
    Psalm 36:9

  4. 1254
    Lynn Schneider says:

    Lynn from Lucas Ks. “Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  5. 1255
    Janice MacNealy says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:21

    Test everything. NIV

  6. 1256

    Cara Gabrielse, Parker CO, “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” Lamentations 3:25-26 NLT

  7. 1257
    Kris says:

    1 John 4:12 NIV
    No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

  8. 1258
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Alberta, Canada

    “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
    – Deuteronomy 31:8

  9. 1259
    Julie Wagner says:

    Julie Wagner, Nederland,Tx

    “Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.”
    Ephesians 6:24

  10. 1260
    Katie Davila says:

    Katie Davila, Tomball, TX:

    Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. Psalm 119:37 (ESV)

    (I can’t remember if I submitted this yet or not…)

  11. 1261
    Teresa Wilson says:

    Teresa Wilson. Starkville, MS.

    Every good and perfect gift comes from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shadow of turning. James 1:17

  12. 1262
    Francine Thacker says:

    Francine Thacker, Burnet, TX
    So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV

  13. 1263
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Hooksett NH
    Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1 (ESV)

  14. 1264
    Jennifer Worrell says:

    Jennifer, Fort Worth
    “For God had not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7, NKJV

  15. 1265
    Nikki Long says:

    Nikki L, Littleton, CO
    “That is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.” John 14:17 NASB

  16. 1266
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Jeremiah 31:13 (NIV)

    Then young women will dance and be glad,
    young men and old as well.
    I will turn their mourning into gladness;
    I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

  17. 1267
    Deonne Collins says:

    Deonne Collins – Hallsville TX – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blessed his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 NIV

  18. 1268
    Susan Toney says:

    Susan Toney
    Raymond, MS
    Let all that you do be done in love.
    1 Corinthians 16:14

  19. 1269
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder, Toledo, OH
    Romans 12:10 NIV

    “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

  20. 1270
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN
    But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
    Malachi 4:2 ESV

  21. 1271
    Holly Smith says:

    For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
    Isaiah 54:10 esv
    College Station, TX

  22. 1272
    Sheri Martens says:

    Sheri Martens
    Fairview, OK
    “Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name, you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43: 1-2

  23. 1273
    Liz Allen says:

    Liz Allen–Chesapeake, OH (formerly of Wooster, OH)
    “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
    -Romans 12:1, ESV

  24. 1274
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy

    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

    8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

  25. 1275
    Sylvie Nicol says:

    Sylvie Nicol, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada ♥

    Psalm 27:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

    Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and courageous.
    Wait for the Lord.

    I love that he repeats Wait for the Lord twice…. i need to hear it many times!!

    • 1275.1
      Julie Brock says:

      Thank you Sylvie…i need to hear it many times as well, and needed it at this very moment, thank you, Praise HIM!!!

  26. 1276
    Mary Nichter says:

    From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? Job 38:29 (ESV)

  27. 1277
    Wanda Young says:

    Wanda Young
    Osborn, Missouri

    For every child of God defeats this evil world
    by trusting Christ to give the victory.

    1 John 5:4 (NLT)

  28. 1278
    Harlene says:

    Coshocton,Ohio[NKJV] Luke 2:10,11v10 Then the angel said to them,”Do not be afraid,for behold,I bring you good tidings of great joy,which will be to all people v.11for there is born to you this day in the city of David,a Savior ,which is Christ the Lord.

  29. 1279
    Sherry Lee says:

    Sherry Owensboro, Ky

    that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
    Philippians 2:10-11 NLT

  30. 1280
    Julie Brock says:

    Julie Brock, Myrtle, MS “So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void (without producing any effect, useless), but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (AMP)

  31. 1281
    Vikki Stemler says:

    Vikki in Jeffersonville, IN

    “Do not conform 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 12:2 NIV

  32. 1282
    Janet Harrison says:

    Roanoke, TX

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭NIV

  33. 1283
    Deana says:

    For the Lord God is a sun and a shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalms 84: 11-12 KJV

  34. 1284
    Lori Goodwin says:

    Lori, Edenton, NC

    Mary responded, ” I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever He wants. May everything you have said come true.” And then the angel left.

    Luke 1:38, NLT

  35. 1285
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good?” I Peter 3:13 NRSV

  36. 1286
    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Then I heard every creature in Heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on The Throne and to The Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

    Revelation 5:13-14 (NIV)

  37. 1287
    jenny says:

    Jenny- Shelby Township, Mi

    So we fix our eyes on not what is seen but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporal but what is unseen is eternal. II Cor. 4:18 NIV

  38. 1288
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark, Indianapolis, IN

    “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

  39. 1289
    Jess bucher says:

    Jess bucher from Valparaiso, IN

    “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.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  40. 1290
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky
    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.
    2 Cor. 1:10

  41. 1291
    Cindy, St James Mo says:

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV

  42. 1292
    Cindy-Richmond, Tx says:

    Cindy-Richmond,Tx. 1Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

  43. 1293
    Mary McGowan says:

    John 14:6 NKJV
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

  44. 1294
    Judy Conn says:

    Judy Conn, Ashland, KY : “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

  45. 1295
    Beverly Langdon says:

    Colossians 2:6-7 NIV
    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

  46. 1296
    Christina Drewry says:

    Christina from Decatur:

    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. Hebrew 10:25 NLT

  47. 1297
    Malorie Elrod says:

    Malorie Elrod, Sharpsburg GA- 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭24‬ ESV)

  48. 1298
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    To him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our LORD, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

    Jude 23-24 NIV1984

  49. 1299
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10, NIV

  50. 1300
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary AB, Canada

    “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 ‭ESV‬‬

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