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. 1001
    Angie Shockney says:

    Angie Shockney Lafayette IN
    Colossians 1:5 NIV
    ….the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for us in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you.

  2. 1002
    Julie Crow says:

    Julie Bentonville,AR
    For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT

  3. 1003
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Gabbard from Livingston, KY ~The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.~ Psalm 34:7 KJV

  4. 1004
    Mary Owen says:

    Mary Owen, Ruston, LA. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins-and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. 1John 2:2 (NLT)

  5. 1005
    Gail says:

    Gail-Tyler, TX
    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
    Psalm 56:3 NKJV

  6. 1006
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy Heindl, Cottageville WV
    John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” KJV

  7. 1007
    Melanie Shannon says:

    Melanie, Royse City, TX – For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 (AMP)

  8. 1008
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly, Greensboro, NC “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (nasb)

  9. 1009
    allie mcdonald says:

    “Hear, my son your father’s instruction
    And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
    Indeed, they area a graceful wreath to your head
    And ornaments around your neck.”
    Proverbs 1:8-9

  10. 1010
    Kim Beechem says:

    Kim Beechem from Idabel, OK: “So is My Word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)

  11. 1011
    Tracey Richardson says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas
    “As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
    Psalm 16:3 (ESV)

  12. 1012
    Louise Shytle says:

    Jesus said unto her I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live: and whosoever livers and believers on me shall never, die.

    John 11: 25 RSV

  13. 1013
    Tara says:

    Tara, Greensboro, NC
    And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.
    Galations 3:29

  14. 1014
    Tessa Woodcock says:

    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

    Psalm 2:12

  15. 1015
    Leslie Crawley says:

    Leslie, Flagstaff, AZ

    It is written: ‘I believed, therefore I have spoken.’ Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak. II Corinthians 4:13 (NIV)

  16. 1016
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    ” ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’ ”
    Matthew 7:1-2(NIV’84)

  17. 1017
    Karen Todd says:

    Karen Todd, Beech Island, SC
    8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required

    Philemon 8, ESV

  18. 1018
    Tia Lorentzen says:

    2 Timothy 2:11 NIV

    Here is a trustworthy saying:
    If we died with him, we will also live with him;

  19. 1019
    Stacey Cochran says:

    Stacey Cochran, Centreville, AL:
    You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Psalm 91:8 ESV

  20. 1020
    Helen Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry, Riverside, CA

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

  21. 1021
    Alison says:

    Norman, OK

    Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Rom 12:11-13 ESV

  22. 1022
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, Amherst, Oh
    Jos. 1:9 NIV
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not
    be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God
    will be with you wherever you go.

  23. 1023
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H Georgetown, TX

    The eyes of the LORD are in every place, watching the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3 (AMP)

  24. 1024
    Kristi Schnipke says:

    Kristi Schnipke, Dayton, Ohio
    And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
    Matthew 8:26 ESV

  25. 1025
    Jane Preas says:

    Jane Preas, Cooper, TX:

    “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 ESV

  26. 1026
    Carol j says:

    Carol Boney Naperville, Il
    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 13:33. NLT

  27. 1027
    Maddy C says:

    Maddy C, Orange CA
    “and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  28. 1028
    Jody Emmons says:

    Psalm 18:17 (NKJV)
    He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me.

  29. 1029
    Emily Miller says:

    Emily Miller, Greensburg, Louisiana
    But when God our savior revealed his kindness and love, He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:4-5 NLT

  30. 1030
    Debbie Weaver says:

    Debbie Weaver, Cuming, GA.

    “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”
    Romans 8:26 NIV

  31. 1031
    Char Bledsoe says:

    Char Bledsoe, Cincinnati, OH: guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5 NIV

  32. 1032
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS:
    For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV

  33. 1033
    Bette Eckel says:

    Bette from Danville, PA

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

  34. 1034
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin Jonah 9:2 b tlb with the voice of thanksgiving, my deliverance comes from the Lord alone & 9:2 b nrs deliverance belongs to the Lord

  35. 1035
    Barbara Walker says:

    Verse 8 – Barbara, Fort Worth, TX

    If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. Psalm 139:8 NASB

  36. 1036
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally from Sturgis, MI

    As for me, I look to the LORD for help.
    I wait confidently for God to save me,
    and my God will certainly hear me.

    Micah 7:7 (NLT)

  37. 1037
    Hannah Johnson says:

    Hannah from Elmira, Ontario
    “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” 1 John 4:14 NIV

  38. 1038
    Jonay Casares says:

    I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
    He delivered me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 NIV

  39. 1039
    Pamela O'Brien says:

    Pamela from St. Petersburg, FL:

    “If we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

    Romans 8:25 GNB

  40. 1040
    Carol says:

    In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings.

  41. 1041
    Carol England says:

    In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings.

    Jude 8 NIV (1984)

  42. 1042
    Jackie R says:

    Jackie, Plano, TX

    Isaiah 41:10 NKJV – Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

  43. 1043
    Pam Barrett says:

    And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying,”This is my body, given for you; do this in remembrance of me”. Luke 22:19 NIV

  44. 1044
    Lisandra says:

    Liz Hunter, Bronx, NY:
    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  45. 1045
    Heather says:

    Heather, Cypress, Texas
    And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
    Phil 2:8 NIV

  46. 1046
    Beverly Regensberg says:

    Beverly from Fresno CA

    “He will have no fear of bad news;
    his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

    Psalm 112:7 NIV

  47. 1047
    Carol Lage says:

    Carol Lage. Jefferson City, Mo

    Gen 28:15
    I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. And I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you.
    Gen 28:15. NIV

  48. 1048
    Julianne McDaniel says:

    Julianne M. Grass Valley, CA

    GOOD and UPRIGHT is the LORD;
    Therefore he INSTRUCTS
    Sinners in HIS ways.

    Psalm 25:8 NIV

  49. 1049
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell, Buda, TX

    Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

    Psalm 34:8 (ESV)

  50. 1050
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis from Ore City, Texas
    “I have set the LORD always before me:
    Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
    Psalm 16:8 NKJV

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