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. 1151
    Pam Bryant says:

    Pam Bryant – Kountze, Tx
    Keep me as the apple of Your eye: Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
    Psalm 17:8 NKJV

  2. 1152
    Erica Maynard says:

    Erica Maynard Quincy, Illinois “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    http://bible.com/111/psa.119.10.niv

  3. 1153
    Kathy VanAmburg says:

    “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    Im starting a scripture memory team at my church, hoping to pass along the same kind of encouragement that I’ve been given from you! Happy 2016❤️

  4. 1154
    Jennifer Tinsley says:

    Jennifer Tinsley, Indianapolis, IN. “The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8 NIV

  5. 1155
    Marcy Mayes says:

    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

  6. 1156
    sarah whitten says:

    Sarah W, east Liberty, oh

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Ephesians 4:31-33 (NIV)

  7. 1157
    Alyssa Ethington says:

    Alyssa Ethington, Chandler, AZ “For a child will be born to us, a son will be 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

  8. 1158
    Kabrina Ethington says:

    Kabrina Ethington, Chandler, AZ “For a child will be born to us, a son will be 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

  9. 1159
    Vickie Ethington says:

    Vickie Ethington, Chandler, AZ. “For a child will be born to us, a son will be 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

  10. 1160
    Kabrina Ethington says:

    Kabrina Ethington, Chandler, AZ. “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

  11. 1161
    Melody S. says:

    Melody S.
    Forest City, IA

    Ecclesiastes 3:12 (ESV)
    I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;

  12. 1162
    Lisa Jensen says:

    Lisa Jensen-Lyman, WY
    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 ESV

  13. 1163
    Debbie says:

    The thief comes only to kill, and to steal, and to destroy. I come that they may have life and
    Have it in abundance.
    John 10:10

  14. 1164
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa from Waycross, GA
    Donna from Albany, GA
    “You will see me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

  15. 1165
    Kim Bunting says:

    Kim B, Colfax LA
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace so you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  16. 1166
    Alicia Casady says:

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

  17. 1167
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa Williams, Houston, Texas
    This is my first year to do SSMT. It has been amazing to see how God’s word has taken root in my life. I have found that when Satan starts poking me with those thoughts that are not of God, I can divert my mind by pulling any of the scriptures I have memorized. I have also used some of the scriptures to pray over my children. The very first scripture I chose was to pray over my daughter and her new husband who married in January 2015. What confirmation that the Word is alive!

    James 1:22 (NAB)
    “Act on this word. If all you do is listen to it, you are deceiving yourselves.”

  18. 1168
    Gail Kania says:

    Gail, Atascadero, CA

    …so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

    Isaiah 55:11 NIV

  19. 1169
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy, Albuquerque, NM

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  20. 1170
    Regina Coleman says:

    Regina Coleman, Salado TX

    Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
    1John 5:21 (NLT)

  21. 1171
    Angie Brown says:

    Angie Brown, Taylors, SC

    Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 NIV

  22. 1172
    Maggie Bridges says:

    Maggie, Atlanta, GA

    “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  23. 1173
    Donna says:

    Ye are of God little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
    1John 4:4

  24. 1174
    Lisa Cummings says:

    Lisa Cummings
    Joaquin, TX
    “The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:2 & 3 KJV

  25. 1175
    Lynn Greene says:

    Lynn Greene, Shelby, NC. 1 John 4:19 NIV
    “We love because he first loved us.”

  26. 1176
    Wendi says:

    Wendi from Simi Valley, CA
    Luke 1: 46-56 NIV

    And Mary said: 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. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.

  27. 1177
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Mobile, AL- “And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.”
    -‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    On Nov. 22 our neighbor was cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off and the bullet entered our home. Praise God we where in a different room and His hand of protection was over us. The bullet traveled through a door and several walls. I was so thankful for God’s protection but wrestling with a great deal of fear every time I entered that room. Bethany’s post was a God send on December 1st and that verse has brought me such peace as I’ve written His words on my heart. Thank you Bethany, for sharing your story!

  28. 1178
    Linda L says:

    I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation. (Can I get an Amen?!!)
    Psalm 91:15B-16

  29. 1179
    Lora Leftwich says:

    Lora Leftwich, Indian Land, SC

    Well Sisters, It’s been an incredible journey, so much so that I think I inadvertently wrote a book of sorts over the past twelve months. How does one end a journey like this except to break out into songs of praise and thanksgiving. My verse happens to encourage just that. And following the verse is a song which reflects the depths of this incredible journey through the word in 2015. All my love to each of you.

    Verse- Let the message (word) of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16 (NIV and emphasis from ESV)

    Song-The Twelve Months of Training (to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas, of course)

    In the first month of Training (SSMT) my true love gave to me,
    A Call to Hear the Word of God Speak.
    In the second month of Training (SSMT) my true love gave to me,
    2- Two Depths of Love and A Call to Hear the Word of God Speak.

    And so on…

    3-Three Purposed Postures
    4-Four Splendid Riches
    5-F-I-V-E G-O-L-D-E-N S-T-R-E-N-G-T-H-S
    6-Six Reassurances
    7-Seven Shields for Shelter
    8-Eight Revelations
    9-Nine Takes-on-Trusting
    10-Ten Meditations
    11-Eleven Ways of Wisdom
    12-Twelve Grateful Offerings

    How can I not sing the praises of God Almighty!

  30. 1180
    Rachel H says:

    Rachel H., North Alabama

    “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  31. 1181
    Rolanda Hairston says:

    Rolanda Hairston Ft. Worth, TX

    “And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with himself and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the spirit he gave us lives in us.” 1 John 3:23

  32. 1182
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch Pflugerville, TX

    Psalm 63:8 (NASB)

    My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

    I am so thankful for the hunger and thirst He has given me to know Him more and to dive deeper into His Word. This year has had a few bumps-but He has been faithful and has brought me and my family through it all!! Glory to God in the highest!!

  33. 1183
    Sandra Kent says:

    Sandra Kent
    Gwinn MI

    Col 3:14-15 ESV
    And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

  34. 1184
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    Rhonda
    Houston, TX

    And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b NLT

  35. 1185
    Kathleen Partin says:

    Kathleen. Partin. Saint. Joseph. Michigan.

    Psalm 37:23

    The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

    NIV

    It has been a hard year to do SSMT because of a form of brain surgery I had in mid January. It kept me in the word and focused on God and all his blessings and goodness. I fear because my memory struggled (and still does) that I have not memorized as good as in past years , but I stuck with it and slowly as time went on it got better. My self confindance was shook to the core and this has helped me so much. Thank you Beth and staff for all you do for us. Love you and Merry Christmas to all SSMT

  36. 1186
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H, Austin, TX

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

    For past three months of 2015, I’ve been memorizing verses 13-18 of Ephesians 6 which is praying on The Full Armor of God. I’ve prayed this many times even on a daily basis but God has shown new meaning and life while memorizing it over the past few months. So blessed by God’s Word every time I study it.

    What a glorious year as it is the first (of many to come) with the SSMT and look forward to how God will use this tool to share love, grace and encouragement throughout my lifetime.

    Grateful to Beth & SSMT for their encouragement & support!

  37. 1187
    Gail says:

    Gail-Tyler,TX
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
    John 1:14 NKJV

  38. 1188
    Robin Wickman says:

    Robin Wickman – Merriman,NE
    What a year of trials,blessings, and learning how to persevere! I have never taken memorizing the scriptures seriously before and wow I felt so deserving of that confetti Beth!! I have already seen glimpses of His word that is hidden in my heart accomplishing its purpose in my life. Praise the LORD! My final verse is one I have struggled to accept and live by, that He cares for me watchfully. Silly me. How much more does he need to do for me to truly believe him! Praising him for teaching me his word and changing me in the process.
    “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  39. 1189
    Shan Copeland says:

    Shan Copeland, Salina, KS

    To the only God my Savior be GLORY, MAJESTY, POWER & AUTHORITY, through Jesus Christ my Lord, before all ages, now and FOREVERMORE! Amen! Jude 25

    This was a 12 month journey that I thought I would not follow through with…much like so many other great things I think I am going to do that will help my faith grow. I knew that memorizing God’s Word and meditating on HIS TRUTHS would help replace the old junk that would come up when I would experience challenges. It has done just that! By God’s grace, it is first nature now for me to turn to God and HIS TRUTH when I am in the midst of a challenging situation!
    I am so very grateful to Beth Moore and the SSMT blog that was a constant source of encouragement and accountability! So, thank you Beth and siestas!!! I love you all dearly!!!

  40. 1190
    Jacqui Maudslay says:

    Jacqui Maudslay, Chester, UK

    Isaiah 9:6 “…And he will be called, Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace ” (NIV)

    My goodness this has not been easy – but how much fun is learning scripture when you know SO many other women are drawing alongside you, doing the same thing ? This process has helped cut through the distractions, the busyness and brought God’s word to the centre of my day, the week and my year. Thank you so much for everyone’s posts, encouragements and testimonies.

  41. 1191
    Karin says:

    Karin
    Medina, MN

    “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)

  42. 1192
    Willa says:

    Willa, Rock Springs, WY

    When your words came, I ate them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
    for I bear your name,
    LORD God Almighty.

    Jeremiah 15:16 ESV

    And such a feast it has been! Thank you all!

  43. 1193
    Stephanie Morris says:

    Stephanie Morris, Norman Ok

    “Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:17-18 NKJ

  44. 1194
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington

    “The word became flesh and dwelt among us-we have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father,full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NIV

  45. 1195
    Becky Brown says:

    Becky, Vicksburg, MS

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 NIV.

  46. 1196
    Michelle says:

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4 NIV

  47. 1197
    Wendy Tunison says:

    Wendy Tunison Caldwell, Idaho

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us.

    1 John 5:14. NIV

    (Praise His Holy name!!) Amen!

  48. 1198
    Michelle Hackney says:

    Michelle – Cypress, TX

    Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body; what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

    Matthew 6:25 (NIV)

  49. 1199
    Rachel Coon-Arnott says:

    Rachel- Cumming, GA

    They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. Psalm 36:8 (NIV)

    What a blessing this past year has been. Life has not dealt me the most wonderful hand, but God has been faithful. I know that he has used these Scriptures to build me up and prepare for me the path that I have walked this past year. Through all the loss, conflict and difficulty I have had a better awareness of the Spirit in me. And I know that his Spirit has spoken to me through the verses that I have memorized. I look back and can see a pattern and theme of areas that I know God is trying to grow me. I know that these are areas that God is trying to sanctify me, and I believe that I have grown and matured in these areas over the course of this past year. It’s so exciting to see God move in and through me.

  50. 1200
    Michelle Hackney says:

    Michelle – Cypress, TX

    But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

    Mark 4:19 (NIV)

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