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. 701
    Nell brinkley says:

    Nell brinkley Chattanooga,tn. When I was a child , I spoke like a child , I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child , when I became a man I gave up childish things 1corinthians 13;11

  2. 702
    Fawnda Dooley says:

    Fawnda Dooley Denton, TX

    “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

    Ephesians 6:13 NIV

  3. 703
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Terrace BC Canada
    Psalm 55:1-2 NLT
    Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my cry for help!
    Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.

  4. 704
    Erika Weilage says:

    Erika from Prospect, KY – The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God – Romans 8.16 (NASB)

  5. 705
    Vicki Walters says:

    Vicki Merriam, KS
    and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, Eph. 6:17 ESV

  6. 706
    Teri K says:

    Teri K, Kalamazoo, MI

    “He delivers me from my enemies.
    You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
    You have delivered me from the violent man.” Psalm 18:48 NKJV

  7. 707
    Cathie Mazeika says:

    Cathie Mazeika, Franklin, TN

    “Rise up, O God, and scatter your enemies.” Psalm 68:1 NLT

    “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. ” Romans 8:1 NLT

  8. 708
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Wendy from Vero Beach
    “…to be made new in the attitude of your minds;”
    Ephesians 4:23

  9. 709
    Bev Penner says:

    Kenora, ON. “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8 (NIV)

  10. 710
    Stacey DiGrazia says:

    Stacey DiGrazia, Elgin, Ill.

    “Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.”

    Psalm 25:8 NIV

  11. 711
    Janice says:

    Janice, Springdale, AR

    “But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. See, I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7. ESV

  12. 712
    Chas says:

    Chas, Saratoga, CA, “He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.” Psalms 23:2 NLT

  13. 713
    Gay Cullum says:

    NKJV … that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 19:9-10

  14. 714
    Carolyn Dypsky says:

    Carolyn Dypsky Bishopville, MD

    For through him, God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see, such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16 NLT

  15. 715
    Becky says:

    Becky, Lawrenceville, GA

    He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isa 53:3-5 (KJV)

  16. 716
    Jamie Marsh says:

    Jamie from Irving TX:
    “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  17. 717
    Diana Scott says:

    Diana Scott, Romulus, Michigan
    “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we could be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NLT

  18. 718
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie, Armuchee, GA
    “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. – Isaiah 55:12 (ESV)

  19. 719
    Mandy Parker says:

    Mandy Parker
    Powder Springs, GA

    Because of Christ and our faith in him,we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Eph 3:12 (NLT)

  20. 720
    Lori says:

    Lori, Ohio
    2 Tim 1:14 HCSB “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing Entrusted to you.”

  21. 721
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:15 NIV

  22. 722
    Nan Smith says:

    Nan Smith, Leawood, KS

    As for God, His way is perfect. His Word is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

    Psalm 18:30 NIV

  23. 723
    Lori Senter says:

    Lori from San AntonioGalatians 5:1. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Niv

  24. 724
    Tammy Jensen says:

    Tammy from Franklin Tennessee says

    ” By this my father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”
    John 15:8 ESV

  25. 725
    Carol Hurst says:

    “But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 726
    Kelley Baker says:

    Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
    according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good. Psalm 25:7 NIV

  27. 727
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg, Ga.
    Psalm 23:6 NIV
    “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

  28. 728
    Stacy Caplinger says:

    Stacy Caplinger, Jonesboro, AR. He will cover me with His feathers and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4. NIV

  29. 729
    Jennine says:

    James 3:8 ESV

    But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

  30. 730
    Barbara says:

    Barbara from North Potomac, Maryland
    “Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so what you say will do good to those who hear you.”
    Ephesians 4:29 NET

  31. 731
    Lisa says:

    Lisa-Devils Lake, North Dakota
    “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. ”
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  32. 732
    Stacey Vicenti says:

    Stacey Vicenti, Albuquerque, NM

    “He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.”
    Matthew‬ ‭28:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  33. 733
    Judy S says:

    Judy S. Simpsonville, SC

    He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 (NIV)

  34. 734
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, NC says,
    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with
    oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5, ESV)

  35. 735
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder Toledo, Ohio II Timothy 2:11-13 HCSB

    “This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”

  36. 736
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    Ps. 62:4 NIV
    They fully intend to topple him from his lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. Selah

  37. 737
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    John 11:25-26 (NIV)
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  38. 738
    Janine says:

    Janine, Nashville, TN
    ““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

  39. 739
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie from Semmes, Al
    “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 NIV

  40. 740
    donna wingard says:

    You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3 (NIV)

  41. 741
    Susan says:

    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.
    Hebrews 4:14-16 (ESV)

  42. 742
    Joy says:

    Joy, from Iowa~ ” For where envy & self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing will be there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3: 16-18

  43. 743
    Michelle Vasquez says:

    Michelle V, Hewitt, TX

    It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

    1 Peter 1:19 NLT

  44. 744
    Carrie Hart says:

    Carrie Hart, Byron, GA

    James 3:8 (ESV) but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

  45. 745
    Brittney Zimprich says:

    Brittney Zimprich, Lakenheath, England, UK
    “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV
    “Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up.”
    Galatians 6:9 NIV
    “…and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;”
    2 Peter 1:6 NIV
    I have been so busy, I hadn’t had the chance to post my memory verses. Don’t give up sisters, God is faithful!

  46. 746
    Janice Wyatt, Jena, La says:

    I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
    Psalm 122:1 NIV

  47. 747
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Kathy Woodway Tx
    Romans 8:8
    So then those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

  48. 748
    Susan Vrazel says:

    Susan Vrazel Austin, Texas
    “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

  49. 749
    Julie Snyder says:

    Julie Snyder from Franklin, TN: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. – Philippians 4:4 ESV

  50. 750
    Mary says:

    Mary, Chandler, OK

    Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

    Psalm 25:6 NIV

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