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. 101
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”~ Hebrews 4:12 NLT

  2. 102
    Connie says:

    Connie Rose, Moss Bluff, LA

    “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

    Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)

  3. 103
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Robertson, Sulphur, LA

    “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

    Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)

  4. 104
    Rosalye says:


    “I thank Him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service.”

    1 Tim. 1:12

  5. 105
    Kathy Springer says:

    Kathy, Baton Rouge, LA

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
    Hebrews 13:8 NLT

  6. 106
    Judy Berey says:

    Judy Berey, Covington, LA, Psalm 73:26 (KJV)
    “God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”

  7. 107
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Bryant AR:

    They confronted me in the day of my disaster,

    but the Lord was my support.

    Psalm 18:18 NIV

  8. 108
    Joanne says:

    North Richland Hills, Texas
    ““Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭30:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. 109
    Karoletha Stone says:

    Karoletha Stone Longview, Texas

    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  10. 110
    Judy Bailey says:

    Judy, Panama City, Fl
    Isaiah 25:1 NASB
    O, LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; for You have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

  11. 111
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Rademacher – Aurora, IL

    “through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will worship Him.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:2-3‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

  12. 112
    Terryl says:

    Terryl Arola, Pine City, MN
    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17 (NASB)

  13. 113
    Janet Peterson says:

    Janet, Sykacauga, AL
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  14. 114
    Stephanie Miyoshi says:

    “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:14-15, NIV)

  15. 115
    Judy Conn says:

    Judy Conn, Ashland, KY ” She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future”. Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  16. 116
    Anna says:

    Anna, Cincinnati, OH.

    “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord — and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.”
    Isaiah 11:1-3 (NIV)

  17. 117
    Sylvie Nicol says:

    Sylvie Nicol, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada ♥

    Psalm 139: 13-16 NIV

    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

  18. 118
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Rootstown, Ohio. Psalm 139:6. NIV. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty to attain.

  19. 119
    Cheri Bunch says:

    Cheri Bunch, Louisville, KY

    “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”
    Romans 12:15 ESV

  20. 120
    Joy McMahan says:

    West Monroe, LA

    “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.”
    Ephesians 6:17 NIV

  21. 121
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Winslow Franklin, TN

    Luke 6:35 NIV

    But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

  22. 122
    Lesley says:

    Lesley, Oceanside, CA

    “4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!”

    Psalm 98:4-6 ESV

  23. 123
    Linda Pierson says:

    Linda, Las Vegas, NV
    I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
    Lamentations 3:24 NIV

  24. 124
    Danielle Spataro says:

    Danielle from Cedar Park, TX

    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

    Psalm 145:18-19 (ESV)

  25. 125
    Dee Dee Thornton says:

    Dee Dee Fernandina Beach, Florida
    Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we can ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV

  26. 126
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane Hotchkiss from Cypress, TX

    Psalm 138:8 ESV
    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.

  27. 127
    Barbara Ford says:

    Barbara Ford – Troy, MO
    Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
    Psalm 103:2 (NLT)

  28. 128
    Colleen Duebber says:

    Colleen Duebber. Cincinnati, Ohio

    Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.

    Isaiah 41:12 NIV

  29. 129
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow
    Mansfield, TX

    “Happy in the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.”

    Proverbs 3:13-14 NKJV

    • 129.1
      Dottie Morrow says:

      Dottie Morrow
      Mansfield, TX

      “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.”

      Proverbs 3:13-14 NKJV

  30. 130
    Deb, West Fargo, ND says:

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

  31. 131
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth:

    But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

    Psalm 86: 15 (NIV)

  32. 132
    Becky Montague says:

    Becky Montague, Winder, GA Colossians 3:23 (NASB) “Whatever you do. do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”

  33. 133
    Mary James says:

    Mary James, Orangeville, Ont. Canada
    “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  34. 134
    Peg Mix says:

    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!

    John 16:33 NIV

  35. 135
    Rhonda, minot nd says:

    I want to know God and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10 NIV

  36. 136

    Ella Fullerton St. Augustine, FL
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  37. 137
    Deborah Williamson says:

    Jones Creek, Texas

    In my Father’s House are many mansions;
    If it were not so, I would have told you.
    I go to prepare a place for you.

    John 14:2

  38. 138
    Emily McCargar says:

    Emily McCargar, Elk Grove, CA

    He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
    Psalm 103:10 ESV

  39. 139
    Stacy Baker says:

    Stacy B. Detroit, MI

    Jude 1:21 (niv)
    Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life

  40. 140
    Karen Penn says:

    Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Psalm 31:3

  41. 141
    Adria Abernathy says:

    Adria A. Jackson TN

    Put your heart right. Reach out to God. Put away any wrong from your home. Then face the world again,firm and courageous. Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more! Your life will be brighter than noonday and lifes darkest hours will shine like the dawn!

    Job 11:13-17 (TEV)

  42. 142
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith from Columbus, Ohio: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” -1 John 4:9-10 (NIV)

  43. 143
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay from Deer Park Tx
    Isaiah 43: 1b ESV

    “…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

  44. 144
    Amanda Teske says:

    Amanda Teske, Chandler AZ
    To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,
    2 Thessalonians 1:11, ESV

  45. 145
    Sarah Stephenson says:

    Sarah Stephenson, Auburn, AL; “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

  46. 146
    Tyra Sias says:

    Tyra – Atlanta, GA

    …who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant,
    not of the letter but of the Spirit;
    for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    2 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV

  47. 147
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May; Wenatchee

    “Above all, my brothers, do not swear – not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes”, be yes, and your “No”, no, or you will be condemned.”

    James 5:12 NIV

  48. 148
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, Colleyville, TX
    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8, NIV

  49. 149
    Rachael Umstead says:

    Rachael from Union, Maine – I have been memorizing matthew 5 & 6 but this verse is exactly what I need today. who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 2 Cor 1:10

  50. 150
    Melanie Smollen says:

    Cape Girardeau, MO Proverbs 19:18 (NIV) Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

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