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. 651
    Michelle Wynne says:

    Michelle Wynne, Spokane,WA

    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.
    Colossians 1:16 ESV

  2. 652
    Liz says:

    Liz from Austin – The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, Acts 17:30 ESV

  3. 653
    Krista Heres says:

    Krista – Winchester, VA
    According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the standard of one’s faith; if service, in service; if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.
    Romans 12: 6-8 HCSB

  4. 654
    Linda Gardner says:

    1 Corinthian vs 1
    Adam Sheth Enoch

  5. 655
    Nancy Mashburn says:

    Jenks, OK
    I will abide in your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shadow of your wings. Psalms 61:4

  6. 656
    Rachel Miller says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR. “and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  7. 657

    Alicia from Shoreview, MN: “But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. ” Hebrews 10:39 NKJV

  8. 658
    Cathy says:

    Amarillo, Texas
    And not only so, but we glory in tribulation worketh patience; And patience , experience; and experience, hope; And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:3-6 KJV

  9. 659
    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA:
    Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
    Ephesians 4:30

  10. 660
    Brenda Rouelau says:

    Brenda Rouleau, Virginia Beach, VA,
    For you brethren, have been called to liberty, only do not use your liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13, NKJV

  11. 661
    Laura Desrosiers says:

    Laura, Clay Center, KS
    So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    John 8:31-32 (ESV)

  12. 662
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay, Houston, Texas

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people,
    Holy and dearly loved,
    Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    Colossians 3:12

  13. 663
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie from Waxahachie, TX
    We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3 NLT

  14. 664
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St Petersburg, Florida

    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”

    Philippians 1:9-10 NIV

  15. 665
    SandyT/kc says:

    “Above all, keep your love for each other at full strength, since love covers a multitude of sins.”

    I Peter 4:8 HCSB SandyT/kc

  16. 666
    Teri in TN says:

    Teri Wymore in Millington, TN

    The LORD is honest and good.
    He teaches sinners to walk in his ways.

    Psalm 25:8 NIRV

  17. 667
    Cara Railey says:

    Cara Railey, Springfield, Missouri: “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4 HCSB

  18. 668
    Guinevere Shapiola says:

    Guinevere Shapiola, South Bend, IN

    Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

    Matthew 19:26 NIV

  19. 669
    Susan says:

    Hello from Susan OP, KS:
    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT

  20. 670
    Thara says:

    Thara from Fort St. John, British Columbia: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV

  21. 671
    Christi Miller says:

    Christi, Gilbert, AZ

    No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 8:39 NLT

  22. 672
    Carol Peavy says:

    Carol Peavy – Jena, LA

    We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. I Thessalonians 1:2

  23. 673
    Christina Juarez says:

    Christina Fort Worth

    My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies. ‭Psalms‬ ‭25‬:‭15‬ NLT

  24. 674
    Barbara Israel says:

    Barbara in Eagle, Idaho

    I Thessalonians 4:17 (ESV)
    “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

    The Lord is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

  25. 675
    Cecilia - Woodstock GA says:

    “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 676
    Catherine Lisle says:

    Catherine Lisle, Edmond, OK, Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,” (ESV).

  27. 677
    Kyndra Hartzler says:

    Kyndra Hartzler, Houston, TX
    “As for God, His way is perfect; the Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31 ESV

  28. 678
    Judy Campbell says:

    Judy of Marietta GA says: No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12 NIV

  29. 679
    Sadie Keech says:

    Coweta, OK

    Ephesians 6:13-14 HCSB

    “This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest.”

  30. 680
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Psalm 34:8. NIV
    Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

  31. 681
    Stacey Deyoung says:

    Stacey Deyoung-Morocco,In.
    2 Timothy 1:7 KJV “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. “

  32. 682
    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany Kay, Port Orange, FL: And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. -James 3:6, ESV

  33. 683
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine, Marysville WA

    Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

    Ephesians 6:18 HCSB

  34. 684
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN: This is He who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. I John 5:6. NKJV

  35. 685
    Lily says:

    Lily, TN
    “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge it’s rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3 NIV

  36. 686
    Anita says:

    Anita from Carbondale, Illinois. “By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” PSALM 42:8 NIV

  37. 687
    Mandy Gaede says:

    1 Peter 4:19 (ESV)

    Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

  38. 688
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “Trust in the Lord always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:4 NLT

  39. 689
    Linda Proffitt says:

    Linda Proffitt, Louisville, KY

    1 Peter 1:7 ESV
    …so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

  40. 690
    Beverly says:

    Beverly – Jackson, TN

    “because You are my help; I will rejoice in the
    shadow of Your wings.”

    -Psalm 63:7 HCSB

  41. 691
    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  42. 692
    Kerry says:

    Kerry from Houston, TX

    If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

    Romans 12:18 ESV

  43. 693
    Lynne Jardine says:

    Lynne Alberta, Canada
    If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, You are there.
    Psalm 139:8. NLT

  44. 694
    Chelsea, Houston, TX says:

    “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” –1 Peter 1:6 NLT

  45. 695
    Tanya Smith says:

    Tanya from Kenosha Wisconsin


    The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10

  46. 696
    Kathy Mounts says:

    Kathy M in Tulsa, OK Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (ESV)

  47. 697
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:15 NIV

  48. 698
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol, Kitchener, ON
    ” You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.” Ps. 91:8 NIV

  49. 699
    Linda Patterson says:

    Linda Patterson
    Wolcottville IN
    Ephesians 6:17 NIV
    Take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of
    the Spirit, which is the word of God

  50. 700
    TAMI JARRELL says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) NIV

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