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. 601
    Janet Hecker says:

    Janet Melbourne, FL. Col. 3:13
    Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember the Lord forgave you so you must forgive others.” Col. 3:13 NLT

  2. 602
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Ottawa, Canada

    Seek the Lord and His strength;
    Seek His face evermore!

    1 Chronicles 16:11 NKJV

  3. 603
    Dana Banks says:

    I commit

    Dana, San Angelo

    “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25-26 (CEB).

  4. 604
    Mimi Foster says:

    Mimi Foster from Chickasaw, Al

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

    Happy Easter 🙂

  5. 605
    Carol King says:

    Carol King, Fort Worth, TX

    With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints

    Eph 6:18 NASB

  6. 606
    Michele Zamora says:

    Michele-Lubbock, TX Psalm 147:5 “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”

  7. 607
    Elizabeth Mitchell says:

    Elizabeth Mitchell- living in Haverhill, England- 1 Corinthians 13:7 (AMPC) “Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].”

  8. 608
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    “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. 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. 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.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:14-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. 609
    Amy Laughter says:

    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV

  10. 610
    April Lopez says:

    April Lopez, Bonneylake, Washington
    Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  11. 611
    Stephanie Walters says:

    Steph Walters from Murrells Inlet SC “so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:17 NIV

  12. 612
    Cora Hight says:

    Cora, Kennedale Texas. Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV

  13. 613
    Veronica Lee says:

    Veronica-Nashville , Tn
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope forand certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

  14. 614
    Sheila Palmer says:

    Sheila from Mount Airy, NC- “Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
    1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)

  15. 615
    Candy Redel says:

    Candy from St Louis, MO
    “and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  16. 616
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori smith Little Rock Arkansas

    “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  17. 617
    Judy Frederick says:

    “Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
    2 Corinthians 5:5

  18. 618
    Susie mcneely says:

    Susie mcneely Russellville Arkansas

    “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.””
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  19. 619
    Shannon Elliott says:

    South Carolina

    So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, 2 Timothy 1:8 (NIV)

  20. 620
    Dawn Lucy says:

    Dawn Lucy Steele, AL
    “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life.” Romans 5:10

  21. 621
    Traci Williams says:

    Traci Williams, Santa Clarita, CA: “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.” Psalm 25:8, NIV

  22. 622
    Judy says:

    Judy, Virginia
    “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
    Isaiah 43:19 ESV

  23. 623
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
    Colossians 3:8 (ESV)

  24. 624
    KariB says:

    Only with your eyes shall you look,
    and see the reward of the wicked.
    Psalm 91:8 NKJV

  25. 625
    Cindi Gallman says:

    Psalm 51:10 ESV

  26. 626
    cindi Gallman says:

    Psalm 51:10 ESV
    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

    Hallelujah every day…

  27. 627
    Katrina Gagner says:

    Katrina Gagner from Wichita Falls, tx

    It is in vain that you rise up early
    and go late to rest,
    eating the bread of anxious toil;
    for he gives to his beloved sleep.

    Psalm 127:2 ESV

  28. 628
    Jackie says:

    Jackie Noblesville, IN
    Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
    Galatians 1:10 NLT

  29. 629
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Austin, TX: My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands; for they will bring you many days, a full life, and well-being. Proverbs 3:1-2 CSB

  30. 630
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “…that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” Eph. 1:8 NIV

  31. 631
    Angela Cottrell says:

    He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:8 NLT

  32. 632
    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Stephanie Volkmer, Tulsa OK;
    *that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (Eph 1:17, nkjv)

  33. 633
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Tucson, AZ

    John 1:4 NKJV
    In Him was life,
    and the life was the light of men.

  34. 634
    Jane says:

    Jane from Calgary, Alberta

    By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
    that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?

    ~ Isaiah 53:8 (ESV)

  35. 635
    Tracy Goldblum says:

    Tracy Goldblum, San Diego, CA

    Ephesians 6:14
    Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. NLT

  36. 636
    Roseanne Burdick says:

    Roseanne, Tacoma, Wa
    Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph
    in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of
    His knowledge in every place.
    For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those
    who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
    2 Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV

  37. 637
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Fairfax, Virginia: “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” NKJ

  38. 638
    Deborah says:

    Deborah Flora
    Sawyer KS

    For he held fast to the Lord. He did not depart from following Him, but kept the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses. 2 Kings 18:6 ESV

  39. 639
    Cindy Kircher says:

    Cindy from Franklin TN: “or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:7-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  40. 640
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, SC
    2 Corinthians 4:18
    “So we don’t look at the troubles we
    can see now; rather we fix our gaze
    on things that cannot be seen. For
    the things we see now will soon be
    gone, but the things we cannot see
    will last forever”. NLT

  41. 641
    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, MN: The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. Psalm 29:3 NIV

  42. 642
    Heather says:

    Heather Gerard from Bellingham Wa

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV

  43. 643
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, clyde, TX
    We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
    Psalm 33:20, NIV

  44. 644
    Roni Long says:

    Roni Long, Demopolis, Alabama- “Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways after the Lord his God.” NASB

  45. 645
    Sharon Mills says:

    Sharon Mills
    Henderson, Nv
    Psalm 23:1-3 NIV
    “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.”

  46. 646
    Emily Adams says:

    Emily from Fort Worth, TX:
    Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
    Isaiah 65:24

  47. 647
    Susan Money says:

    Susan, Houston, “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18 ESV

  48. 648
    Andrea Sellers says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we a have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 NIV

  49. 649
    Kris Braun says:

    Kris Braun, Shakopee, MN
    The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and it itself set on fire by hell.
    James 3: 6

  50. 650
    Ansley Kircher says:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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