Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 24!

Congratulations!! You did it!!

As we wrap a bow on our SSMT year and prepare for the upcoming Celebration, we want to send along our encouragement to you to continue in this great work.  Some of you have already told us you are continuing to memorize on your own, or have even formed your own local teams.  We couldn’t be happier to hear it!

Beth and LPM will plan to see you right back here next Jan 2017 to link arms together to hide God’s Word in our hearts. He is worthy!

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  1. 1101
    Mary Gegare in St. Paul, MNs says:

    Nahum 17:7
    The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him.

  2. 1102
    Renate (Hap :) Madison says:

    I have tried to post my Bible verse twice! And cannot find it. Is there a problem that I should be aware of?

    • 1102.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      Hi Renate, I see this comment but not any verses associated with Verse 24. I am so sorry! No issues that I’m aware of. Do you want to try 1 more time?

  3. 1103
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Rademacher – Aurora, IL

    Last Memory Verse of 2015!

    “They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” Revelation‬ ‭22:4-5‬ (‭ESV‬‬)

    • 1103.1
      Michelle says:

      I forgot to leave a comment with my verse! I have so thoroughly enjoyed this year! It was my first time participating in this lovely community of Sisters in Christ! I always liked reading the other verses chosen by the women on the same page that my verse was posted. What has impacted me the most from this year of memorizing is how confident I feel in having a word to encourage someone or even myself… Often the verses I chose were so I could specifically deal with something of this world with the most powerful Word of God. Thanks Beth and the whole team!

  4. 1104
    Linda McMorris says:

    Linda, Holts Summit, MO

    Isaiah 41:10 ESV

    Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    This is the verse a good friend sent to me when I was driving to the second trial of my brother. Instead of “righteous” right hand she wrote “victorious”. My brother was convicted in Dec 2010 of a crime he did not commit. He spent 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and until March 2015 in a maximum security prison. God protected my brother that whole time. 4 inmates were killed by other inmates during the time he was there. In Nov 2015 my brother received a new trial. He was found NOT GUILTY. He was crushed with hugs by family and friends. I have witnessed two miracles; God’s protection of my brother in prison and God giving my brother back to me. I wrote Isaiah 41:10 on a 3 x 5 card when I got to the courthouse and he had it with him all 3 days of the trial. This verse will always have a special place in my heart. God is faithful. AMEN!

  5. 1105
    Debra Tillman says:

    Debra, Zachary, LA

    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NKJV)

    For me, this was not just memorizing Scripture, it was remembering what God was teaching me through His Word. Beth referenced John 14:26 in her Verse #3 blog and it became my SSMT Verse #6 – “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have said to you.” So, I made up a new word for this: REMEMBERIZING. 🙂

  6. 1106
    Debbie LeBlanc says:

    “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    What a joyous thing that has been to able to really work at memorizing scriptures. And to be able to come together with our sisters in Christ will be such an exciting time.

  7. 1107
    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley Appomattox, VA “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  8. 1108
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    Kathy
    St. Louis, MO
    “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
    John 1:14 (NIV’84)

  9. 1109
    Cindy Dell says:

    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
    Ephesians 3:20-21

  10. 1110
    Tori says:

    “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)

    Tori Mays
    Elmer, La

  11. 1111
    Sarah Jackson says:

    Sarah from Pasadena, TX

    even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
    Psalm 139:12 NIV

    Part of my memorization was James 1:2-8. I am the proud mom of three boys (1, 3, & 5) and I constantly have “trials.” Our oldest started Kindergarten this year and these verses helped me through the tears, bad attitudes, and just emotional times of this year.
    THANK YOU for letting me be part of this!

  12. 1112
    Susan Davis says:

    Susan Davis, Lawrenceville GA
    For unto us a Child is born,
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

  13. 1113
    Kathy Land says:

    Kathy Land, Shattuck, OK
    Psalm 29:1-2 (NIV) “Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
    Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.”

  14. 1114
    Kiva Roussel says:

    Kiva, Irvine CA

    It was good for me to be afflicted so I might learn your decress. The law from your mouth is more precious to me, than 1000’s of pieces of silver and gold! Psalm 119:71-72 AMP

  15. 1115
    sandy shiflett says:

    Sandy Deming NM
    Yea though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff comfort me. You prepare a table in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of The Lord forever. Ps 23.NKJV

    As my sister, my best friend, was dying of Cancer this year, my first memory verse of John 11:25-26 became my hope and comfort of knowing even if she died, she lived because she believed in Jesus as Savior. So many of my verses got me through this year…she went to be with Jesus Oct 5. I will live with her again thanks to our Savior.

  16. 1116
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Psalm 119:33 (NIV)

    Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;
    then I will keep them to the end.

  17. 1117
    krystal ward says:

    krystal ward
    dallas, tx

    the good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. for out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

    luke 6:45 NIV

    this is my 2nd year to do this and i love it!
    i am so thankful for God’s word and how He uses it to speak to us…to teach us and grow us.

  18. 1118
    Melody Armstrong says:

    Isaiah 9:6
    For unto us a child is born, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    NIV

  19. 1119
    Phyllis Winn says:

    Phyllis Winn
    Gilmer, Tx
    NKJV Col 3:16 ” Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.”

  20. 1120
    Robbyn Hanstad says:

    Robbyn Hanstad, Frisco, Texas

    Psalm 105:4 “Look to the Lord and His strength, seek His face always.”

  21. 1121
    Janet P says:

    Janet Poore, Paola, KS

    “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10 NIV

  22. 1122
    Becky Frame says:

    Becky, Scottsdale, AZ,

    “She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    And she laughs without fear of the future. ”
    Proverbs 31:25. NLT

  23. 1123
    Vivian says:

    Vivian, Birmingham, Alabama

    “The rain and snow come down from the heavens
    and stay on the ground to water the earth.
    They cause the grain to grow,
    producing seed for the farmer
    and bread for the hungry.
    It is the same with my word.
    I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
    It will accomplish all I want it to,
    and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
    Isaiah 55:10-11 NLT

  24. 1124
    Kimberly Barrett says:

    To Beth and all the 2015 SSMT:

    What a blessed journey this has been over the past 12 months! I must admit that when I started in January, the process of picking a scripture was just a “pull from the hat” kind of process. That worked for about 6 to 8 scriptures but then I began having trouble remembering the verse reference or maybe even how the scripture began. One thing that God has taught me through this process is to look around the scripture that I want to memorize and see what is going on around it. It has forced me to do more reading, more background digging sometimes, in order to truly understand what is going on in a particular verse or verses. For instance, in late spring, my memory verse was Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” I had just lost a former student to an accident and my heart was so broken for his mother. I could always quote the scripture but I was having a very hard time remembering where it was found in the Bible. It was at that time that I began looking around the scripture and asking myself who, what, when, where, and why. When I realized that Romans 12:9-21 actually teaches me about Christian ethics, it was SO much easier for me to remember where in the Bible I would find it. Thank you Beth for this challenge to hide God’s words in my heart. It has brought me into a deeper desire to learn God’s Word.

    Sincerely,
    Kimberly Barrett
    Camden, Arkansas

    • 1124.1
      Kimberly Barrett says:

      Kimberly Barrett, Camden, Arkansas

      So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:4-7 NIV

  25. 1125
    Valerie Finch says:

    Valerie Finch, Warrensburg, MO
    12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
    13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13 :12-13, ESV

  26. 1126
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie Colston, Waxahachie, TX
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    Memorizing these verses has meant so much to me this year. They have given me strength and comforted me as I memorized and meditated on them.

  27. 1127
    Molly says:

    Molly, Gainesville, GA
    “There will no end to the increase of His government or of peace,on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and uphold it with justice and righteousness. From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:7 NASB

  28. 1128

    Kassi Rushing – Ridgeland, MS – 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18 NIV
    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

  29. 1129
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.”

    Psalm 100:1 NIV

  30. 1130
    Kimberly Orr says:

    Kimberly Orr
    Zionsville, Indiana

    But ask the Lord Jesus Christ to help you live as you should, and don’t make plans to enjoy evil. Romans 13:14 TLB

  31. 1131
    Callie says:

    Callie, Nashville, TN: “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness” Ephesians 6:14 ESV

    Thank you for the accountability, ladies, and your faithfulness to post and pray; though often forgetful to post on time, my spiral and the Spirit ever reminded me to keep going. What a great experience. Amen that the Lord’s words never go void and praise Him for the work He has been doing in us!

  32. 1132
    Tammy Fortney says:

    Tammy, Deer Park, WA
    For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin- Romans 6:6 (NIV)

  33. 1133
    Deby Cummings says:

    Dear Beth,
    As I began this year with my first verse: Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” I look back on this verse as I go through the hardest days of my life. My husband of 37 years was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October. Seeing him suffer through the chemo with no end in sight is so hard, but knowing in the end he will be with The Lord gives me great hope. We both pray that our lives will give God glory in everything we do. Thank you my dear friend, you do not know me personally, but I see and hear from you all the time as our church goes through many women’s bible studies of yours. Just know this… that for the first time in my life I memorized 24 verses that will forever be on my heart until I am in heaven.

    God Bless you with all my heart,
    Deby Cummings

  34. 1134
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine, Ketchikan, Alaska

    “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
    1 John 4:4 NASB

    This verse reminds me of who I am in Christ and that in my troubles I have the God of the universe on my side! Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2016!

  35. 1135
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence, RI

    then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly from trial

    2 Peter 2:9a RSV

  36. 1136
    Bobbie Jo says:

    ~Bobbie Jo
    San Angelo, TX
    “We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4‬ ‭NCV‬‬

  37. 1137
    Lisa Griffin says:

    Lisa Griffin, Lincoln City, OR:

    “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”
    ‭‭
    Jude‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

  38. 1138
    Shari Valdez says:

    Shari Valdez, Long Beach, California
    So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent. Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

    Year end comment – I have become more grounded and rooted in God’s word.

  39. 1139
    Lori Jensen says:

    Lori- Mountain View, WY
    “We love because he first loved us.” 1John 4:19 NIV

  40. 1140
    Nikki Long says:

    Nikki L, Littleton, CO
    “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”
    Romans 8:6 NASB

  41. 1141
    Jenni Banicki says:

    Jenni, Elk Grove, CA, “Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done marvelous deeds. His right hand and holy arm have won the victory.” Ps. 98:1 (NAB Revised Edition)

    Thank you for the opportunity to join my fellow siestas in pursuit of the Psalmist’s passion to hide God’s word in his heart for the purpose of walking with purity before the Lord.

    At the close of the year – loved the confetti – I am so grateful for the verses that have guided me.

    My word for 2015 was Victory. I had a picture in my brain of what that would look like. Forgetting, in the wee moments before New Year’s, that victory generally involves a battle. And my word, it’s been a year! It has taken every ounce of strength, hope, faith and humor to persevere. And when my strength failed, He scooped me up and carried me in His arms.

    He has kept his promises and He has given me ground that I prayed for a solid decade to gain.

    Then two weeks ago, I had a horrendous day. I lost sight of all the victories, which in the moment seemed meaningless. Instead of dissolving into a heap, I ran a super-hot bath and grabbed my memory verse spiral.

    Just me and God and His word.

    The spiral-bound note cards were a ready record of His promises. Reminders of the ground He had given, the obstacles He had wiped away, and the manifold victories He had wrought. He used the verses to remove the stranglehold of fear and put me back together again.

    I began the year with Deuteronomy 20:4 (ESV), “for the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”

    I end the year with Psalm 98:1 (NAB Revised Edition), “Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done marvelous deeds. His right hand and holy arm have won the victory.”

    This day I sing a new song of Victory that only His strength could bring.

  42. 1142
    Jacquie says:

    Jacquie Engbrecht, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  43. 1143
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    Question: I am not seeing any of the verses for Dec. 15th. Can you help?

    • 1143.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      Hi Mary,
      You should be able to see the submitted verses in one of two ways: from the blog home page, click on the blue post title, or click on the box in the right-hand corner of the post that shows the number of comments so far. I hope one of those two methods works for you!

  44. 1144
    Ashley Lokkesmoe says:

    Katy, TX, Luke 1:46-48, NIV

    My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

  45. 1145
    Deb McGuire says:

    Deb McGuire from Wayland Iowa

    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 ESV

  46. 1146
    Janeth O'Dell says:

    Janeth O’Dell, Neoga, IL,
    “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11-12, NIV

  47. 1147
    Cristy Hayes says:

    Cristy-Monroe, Ohio– And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 ESV

  48. 1148
    Gail Hinshaw says:

    Gail Hinshaw, Summerville! OR

    But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”

    1 Corinthians 30-31 NKJV

  49. 1149
    Karen says:

    Karen from Powell, Oh

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

    2 Cor 1:3,4 (NIV)

  50. 1150
    Lynn p miller. Garden city, ks says:

    “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”
    ‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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