SSMT 2017: Verse 8!

Hi SSMT partners! I’m Bailie – the newest and youngest member of the LPM staff.

bailieA few weeks into my time here at LPM, I kept hearing the term “SSMT” being thrown around by my coworkers, and I wondered what on earth are they talking about? And when one of them explained, “Oh, it’s stands for Siesta Scripture Memory Team,” I was even more confused. What’s a Siesta? I thought. Doesn’t that mean “nap” in Spanish? Smile.

So if any of you are new to SSMT, I’m right there with you! Now I couldn’t be more on board with this simple, achievable way to sear God’s Word into our hearts and minds.

Do you have a section of Scripture that you find yourself referring back to all the time? Maybe you leave your little Bible bookmark there or the Lord keeps proving its relevance to you season after season. For me, it’s Hebrews 4:14-16:

 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

These verses have ministered to me for years. They encouraged me through months of living in a foreign country. They motivated me to get back up and fight when temptation overcame me. They showed me how Jesus is so fully human, truly, He can relate to everything I feel. And they reminded me of my God-given dignity and confidence to approach His throne of grace (thank you JESUS!). I’ve read them so many times, I could give you a great paraphrasing, but I decided it was time to commit them to memory.

Stay strong, Siestas!


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  1. 1551
    Janice MacNealy says:

    Janice MacNealy, Newark,Ohio

    “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6 (NIV).

  2. 1552
    Shirley says:

    “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is
    life and peace.” Romans 8:6 (NIV)

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    Marleeta McAnally says:

    Marleeta, Florence, CO

    for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
    Ephesians 6:20 NASB

  4. 1554
    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt,Spring Hill, TN

    Hebrews 11:9

    By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Issac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

  5. 1555
    Susan Bucher says:

    Susan Bucher, Fort Worth, TX Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice. Philipians 4:4 NIV

  6. 1556
    Karen Sanders says:

    Good morning,
    I have a team of Siesta’s memorizing scriptures.
    A lady really wants to join our Siestas and is going to catch up memorizing her 8 verses. She was able to post verses 8, 7, 6 and then 5 would not let her in. Is it too late for her to begin posting and join us in Houston? I know a person can miss 2 postings but didn’t know if they could start late and catch up. Her name is Susan Bucher. If she can’t come to Houston, we understand but wanted to check with you so she would know. Thank you

    • 1556.1
      Media says:

      Hi Karen, thank you for asking! We would love for Susan to join us, it’s definitely not too late!

  7. 1557
    Christy says:

    Christy – Knoxville, TN

    Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
    ransom me because of my enemies!

    Psalm 69:18 – ESV

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    Cheryl Higgins says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville

    She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family.

    Proverbs 31:15 NCV

  9. 1559
    Charlotte Wilson Stedman says:

    Charlotte Stedman, Austintown, Ohio
    “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, HE turned to me and heard my cry!” Ps.40:1 NLT

  10. 1560
    Pam Tucker says:

    Pam, Fairhope, Al

    And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

    Romans 8:28 NASB

  11. 1561
    Amy says:

    Amy, Apex NC
    “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you and your hope will not be cut off.”
    Proverbs 24:14 (NIV)

  12. 1562
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
    the testimony of the LORD is sure,
    making wise the simple;
    Psalms 19:7 (ESV)

  13. 1563
    Margaret O'Neil says:

    Margaret O’Neill from Beattie, Kansas

    They will not come near you even though a thousand May fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

  14. 1564
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Beattie, KS

    “They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.”

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

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    Margaret O'Neil says:

    Margaret, Beattie, KS

    “They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.”

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

  16. 1566
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Nehemiah 8:10B [NIV, Personalized]

    “For the Joy of the LORD is My Strength …”

  17. 1567
    Sarah says:

    Sarah in Remington, VA

    Psalm 91:6

    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

  18. 1568
    Tina Carroll says:

    Tina, Pilot Point, TX
    There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
    Psalm 19:3 NIV

  19. 1569
    Amy Oesterreich says:

    Amy Oesterreich, Crown Point, Indiana
    “If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”
    Psalm 139:8 ESV

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    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about you.

    Titus 2:8 NASB

  21. 1571
    Sara says:

    I was traveling when this was posted. Here goes.
    Isaiah 41: 9b-10
    “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off, 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.” ESV I needed this one again.

  22. 1572
    Kathryn Yingst says:

    Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord:and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might. Deut. 6:4-5 KJV

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    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca. Eagle point, OR
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,O Lord my rock and my redeemer. Ps 19:14

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    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa, Houston, Texas

    as it is written:
    “He scattered abroad and gave to the poor, is justice endures forever.”

    2 Corinthians 9:9 (NAB)

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