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. 951
    Tane mcgehee says:

    Tane Mcgehee, Uvalde, Texas
    April 17,2017 Isaiah 41:10 NIV
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not dismayed
    For I am your God.I will strengthen you and
    Help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  2. 952
    Elizabeth Peck says:

    Elizabeth Peck, Oak Ridge, TN: 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. Eph 6:13 NIV 1984

  3. 953
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    I have become a marvel to many, for You are my strong refuge. –Psalm 71:7 NASB

  4. 954
    Christina Lawless says:

    Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
    Psalms 34:8 NLT

  5. 955
    Hannah Belle says:

    Hannah Hancock from Winter Haven, FL

    “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”

    Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)

  6. 956
    Carol Givens says:

    Carol Givens
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
    Psalm 32:8 NET I will instruct and teach you about how you should live. I will advise you as I look you in the eye.

  7. 957
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas,TX:

    Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest…. Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
    Hebrews 3: 1 & 6

  8. 958
    Denise Hoft says:

    Denise Hoft
    Columbia, Sc\Psalm 25:8 (HCSB)

    The Lord is good and upright;
    therefore He shows sinners the way.

  9. 959
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.”
    Ps. 126:6 NAS

  10. 960
    Marsha Householder, Murrells Inlet SC says:

    “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love.”

    Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  11. 961
    Shelley Gully says:

    Shelley from San Angelo, TX

    I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
    no one can snatch them out of my hand.

    John 10:28 NIV

  12. 962
    LeeAnn Robinson says:

    LeeAnn, Pamplin, Va
    “I have set the Lord always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken.”
    Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

  13. 963
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth:

    If I go up to the heavens,
    you are there;
    If I make my bed in the depths,
    you are there.

    Psalm 139:8 (NIV)

  14. 964
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Psalm 16:8, “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (NIV)

  15. 965
    Kelly Rogers says:

    Kelly Rogers
    Andrews, TX
    Isaiah 41:13

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says,
    “Do not fear, I will help you.”

  16. 966
    Julie Green says:

    Julie from Ridgeville, SC: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess 5:16-18 NLT

  17. 967
    Doretta Sellers says:

    Doretta from Ada, OK

    This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy.

    Jeremiah 31:16 NIV

  18. 968
    Debra L Turner says:

    The Lord will go forth like a warrior. He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies
    Thus says God the Lord
    Isaiah 42:13 NASB

  19. 969
    Kathy says:

    Woodstock, GA
    Have I not commanded you?
    Be strong and courageous!
    Do not tremble or be dismayed,
    For the Lord your God
    is with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NASB

  20. 970
    Misty says:

    Misty from Aubrey,TX
    Galatians 2:20 ESV
    “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.”

  21. 971
    Stacey Malson says:

    Stacey, Kerrville, TX – “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago” Isaiah 25:1 NIV

  22. 972
    Stacie Beard says:

    Stacie from Collins, MS

    “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  23. 973
    Wendy Couper says:

    Wendy Couper Peterborough , Ontario Canada
    Ephesians 3:19 NLT
    May you experience the Love of Christ, though it is to great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life that comes from God.

  24. 974
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki Bolton, Lubbock, TX

    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.

    Hebrews 4:14 NIV

  25. 975
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H. Jonesboro, GA

    I John 5:1 NIV

    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

  26. 976
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. – John 14:21 (ESV)

  27. 977
    Linda Bird says:

    Kalamazoo, MI

    Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 HNV

  28. 978
    Emily C says:

    Emily C, Bothell WA

    I’m behind in posting but this is what I’ve been working on.
    SSMT Verse 5
    My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart
    Proverbs 3:1 NIV

    SSMT Verse 6
    for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
    Proverbs 3:2 NIV

    SSMT Verse 7
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
    Proverbs 3:3 NIV

    SSMT Verse 8
    Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
    Proverbs 3:4 NIV

  29. 979
    Lori Johnson says:

    Lori, Urbandale, IA
    “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG

  30. 980
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX

    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

  31. 981
    Anne Lewis says:

    Anne, Simpsonville, SC
    “For this reason 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.” Ephesians 6:13 CSB

  32. 982
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.”
    Ps. 121:6 NAS

  33. 983
    Linda Trout says:

    Linda Trout, Frisco TX, Verse 8:

    “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”
    ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  34. 984
    Sharon Cox says:

    …by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of two, thus making peace.

    Eph. 2:15 NIV

  35. 985
    Sonna Evans says:

    Sonna, Modesto CA

    “he will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. ”
    Psalm 121:3 (NASB)

  36. 986
    Jami bumgarner says:

    Shelby, NC

    “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.”
    ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  37. 987
    LPM-KMac says:

    Kimberly, Cypress, TX
    For the Gentiles seek after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Matt 6:32 ESV

  38. 988
    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine from Denham Springs, LA

    Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

    Psalm 1:1-2 NIV

  39. 989
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen K., Chester, VA

    “The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  40. 990
    Jana Reser says:

    Jana Reser
    Wilmington, Ohio

    Psalm 25:10
    All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.

  41. 991
    Michelle Johnson says:

    Michelle Johnson, Hart, MI
    If you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will not stand at all.
    Isaiah 7:9 NASA

  42. 992
    Linda Pierson says:

    Linda, Las Vegas, NV
    I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
    Psalm 119:8. NIV

  43. 993
    Jenny says:

    Jenny Adairsville, GA
    For many deceivers have gone out in the world, this who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. 2 John 7 ESV

  44. 994
    Sally Cressman says:

    Sally, Brentwood, TN

    See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 1 John 2:24 (NIV)

  45. 995
    M.H. Espsotio says:

    M.H., Redwood City, CA

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

    Matthew 6:33


  46. 996
    Toni Arms says:

    Toni Arms, Greer, SC. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” Psalm 139:9-12 NIV

  47. 997
    Shonda Holt says:

    Shonda Holt, Porter, OK: All the nations surround me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them off. Psalm 118:10. NIV

  48. 998
    Amarilis says:

    1John 2:1-7

    “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. Whoever says “I know Him” but does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps His word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him: whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.”

  49. 999
    Jodi Schiebout, Jackson, Tennessee says:

    “Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice and I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Tim. 1:4-5, NIV

  50. 1000
    Nancy Thomas says:

    Nancy Birmingham, AL

    The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. James 1:9 NIV

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