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. 451
    Lindsay Nichols says:

    Lindsay Cleveland, Ms
    “He has saved us and called us to a holy life- not because of anything we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. ” 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV

  2. 452
    Teri Reynolds says:

    Teri in Houston
    Psalm 37:23 (NIV)

    23 The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;

  3. 453
    Jenny C Charlotte says:

    Romans 12:8

    if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

  4. 454
    Linda Ryan says:

    Linda Ryan, Springfield, MO

    How I dread being mocked for obeying, for Your laws are right and good.
    Psalm 119:39 Living Bible

  5. 455
    Abbey Hazel says:

    Abbey from Waco, TX.
    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 NIV

  6. 456

    Kimberly Bignon- Orlando, Florida- “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭63:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 457
    Elizabeth says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove His people’s disgrace from the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:8‬ ‭HCSB

  8. 458

    Janay Wilborn Dallas, TX

    “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭63:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. 459
    christen Juhnke Walla Walla wa says:

    1 John 3:8 Niv

    The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

  10. 460
    Carrie Bradshaw says:

    Carrie from Christiansburg, VA.

    Look at my hands and feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. Luke 24:39. NIV.

  11. 461
    Laura Grassi says:

    Laura Grassi, Denver, CO
    But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a Man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. I Corinthians 15:20-22 ESV

  12. 462
    Carrie Bradshaw says:

    Carrie from Christiansburg, VA.

    Look at my hands and feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. Luke 24:39.

  13. 463
    Glenda Durano says:

    Glenda Durano

    Romans 15:13, NIV
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  14. 464
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca From Birmingham, Alabama
    “I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:19-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  15. 465
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry, Russellville, AR

    For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
    1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-6 NASB

  16. 466
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!

    Psalm 25:7

  17. 467
    ASHLEY LEWIS says:

    Ashley, Marshalltown, IA

    Psalm 25:8 NIV
    Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

  18. 468
    Stephanie Morris-Clak says:

    Stephanie Morris-Clark, Norman Ok

    “Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.” Jude 8 NKJ

    Happy Easter! <3

  19. 469
    Mindy Seekford says:

    “Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭15:5-6‬ ‭NKJV

  20. 470
    Megan JOY says:

    Meggie JOY Burdzy – Calgary Alberta Canada

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not depend on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will show you which path to take.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV/NLT)

  21. 471
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Brighton, IL
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  22. 472
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Dallas, TX- “For this reason, although I have great boldness in Christ to command you to do what is right,” Philemon 8, ESV

  23. 473
    Linda O'Neill says:

    Linda O’Neill from Elk Grove, CA
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  24. 474
    Ginny~ Atlanta, Ga says:

    “Since you are precious in My sight,
    Since you are honored and I love you,
    I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 NASB

  25. 475
    Molly Hotchkiss says:

    Molly, Cypress, TX

    …for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.
    Acts 4:20 ESV

  26. 476
    Cindy Van Horn says:

    Cindy, Summerville, SC – “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  27. 477
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. 16 O Lord , truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant ; you have freed me from my chains. Psalm 116:15-16 (NIV84)

  28. 478
    Renae Deluna says:

    Renae from Albuquerque, NM

    “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, perfect will of God.”

    Rom 12:2 CSB

  29. 479
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Carelock from Brenham, TX: “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 ESV

  30. 480
    Sharon Whitledge says:

    Sharon, Little Rock. “God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” (1 Corinthians 6:14)

  31. 481
    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox, Crowley, TX 1
    Thess 5:8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.

  32. 482
    Jan Witt says:

    Jan Witt, Rockwall, TX
    Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blasphrme the glorious ones.
    Jude 1:8

  33. 483
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Lima, Ohio

    James 2:8 (NIV)
    If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right.

  34. 484
    Rhonda Edmunds says:

    Rhonda from Milton, WV
    “Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually!” 1Chronicles 16:11 ESV

  35. 485
    Barb Rowe says:

    Barb Rowe, Naples

    “I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NKJV

  36. 486

    Debbie Hazard from Lancaster, Ca.
    “Just as the Father has loved me,
    I have loved you, abide in my love”
    John 15:9 NASB

  37. 487
    Alicia Zornes says:

    Alicia Zornes from Carl Junction, MO: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

  38. 488
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN
    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)

  39. 489
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie from Scottsbluff, NE

    Ephesians 6:16
    In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

  40. 490
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay, Deer Park, TX
    “The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.”
    James 1:8 NIV ’84

  41. 491
    Vicki says:


    Matthew 11:28 (HCSB)
    “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

  42. 492

    Jes, Columbia PA

    And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.
    Hosea 2:19-20 ESV

  43. 493
    Leah says:

    Leah From Lacey, WA

    But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”

  44. 494
    Gloria Willingham says:

    Gloria, Irving:
    A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13 NIV

  45. 495
    Vicky says:

    Vicky, from Phoenix, AZ:
    And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  46. 496
    Holly Cox says:

    Holly Cox, Greenwood, SC.
    “I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.””
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  47. 497
    Shelley says:

    Shelley – Brigham City, UT

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

    2 Corinthians 3:17, ESV

  48. 498
    Norma Jean says:

    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

    Isaiah 53:6 NKJV

  49. 499
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee, Las Vegas, NV. ““He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”
    ‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  50. 500
    Shannon says:

    Shannon from Shelby, MT
    “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
    Isaiah 9:6 HCSB

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