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. 1201
    Nancy says:

    Nancy. Casper WY
    “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers.”
    Philemon 3,4. NIV

  2. 1202
    Candy B says:

    Midlothian Tx
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
    Proverbs 3:5 NLT

  3. 1203
    Teresa A Cianciotto says:

    Teresa Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX: I commit! “So he saved them from the hand of the foe, and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.” Ps 106:10 ESV

  4. 1204
    Michele Scheffe says:

    Edmond, OK.
    “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” Hebrews 10:24 ESV

  5. 1205
    Christy youngblood says:

    Karen, Cheryl, Christy. A Cord of Three Strands
    Jay, Ok

    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16. NIV

  6. 1206
    Cheryl Moses says:

    Cheryl Moses – Houston, Tx

    “He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.” PS. 121:3 NIV

  7. 1207
    Sandra M. Arnold says:

    Sandra M. Arnold, Paris, Tennessee

    “Good and upright is the Lord;
    Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.”

    Psalm 25:8 (NASB)

  8. 1208
    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger, Midland, TX

    “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32 KJV

  9. 1209
    Valerie McFarlandv says:

    Valerie
    Clinton, Me
    “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” ~Psalm 13:5 (NIV)

  10. 1210
    Julie says:

    Julie from Randolph, MS. Romans 10:11. As the Scripture says, Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.

  11. 1211
    Pat says:

    Pat, springfield, mo:

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

    Psalm 25:8 HCSB

  12. 1212
    sally says:

    There is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
    Rom 8:1 ESV

  13. 1213
    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn Brown in The Plains, OH says:
    ” For God, who said, ‘ Let light shine out of the darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor.4:6 NIV

  14. 1214
    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance
    Shelby, NC
    Genesis 2:1 AMP
    “The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness and darkness was upon the face of the deep {primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth}. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.”

  15. 1215
    Melissa F. says:

    Melissa F. from Blairsville, GA:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
    Proverbs 3:5‭-‬8 NIV

  16. 1216
    Ally says:

    Ally
    Houston, tx
    “Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  17. 1217
    Alexis says:

    Alexis from Anderson, SC:

    “Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. ” Psalm 37:24 NLT

  18. 1218
    Jessica Thorberg says:

    Jessica, Omaha, NE
    O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
    In the crannies of the cliff,
    Let me see your face, let me hear your voice,
    For your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
    Song of Solomon 2:14 ESV

  19. 1219
    Misty Ingalls says:

    Misty Ingalls from Yakima,Washington “Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. Philippians 4:8 NCV

  20. 1220
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Sonora, CA

    ” For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.” 2 Tim. 2:10

  21. 1221
    Joann says:

    Joann, Willingboro, NJ

    And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!

    Philippians 2:8

  22. 1222
    Molly V.; Walker,LA says:

    Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

    Hebrews 7:25 NAS

  23. 1223
    Katrinna Durbin says:

    Trinna, Bossier City, LA, “For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you.” 2 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)

  24. 1224
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy.
    Psalm 116:1

  25. 1225
    Cindy says:

    “Because you say so, I will.”
    Luke 5:5 (NIV)

  26. 1226
    stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, IN

    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

    Colossians 1:9 ESV

  27. 1227
    Connie Blaut says:

    Connie Blaut, Amarillo, Texas
    “Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.” Proverbs 4:25 CSB

  28. 1228
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV
    Hebrews 4:14-16
    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.

  29. 1229
    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Grasham Richmond,Tx

    Isaiah 26:3-4New International Version (NIV)

    3 You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.
    4 Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

  30. 1230
    Sierra Wahlbrink says:

    Sierra. Fort Thomas, KY.
    “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  31. 1231
    Renee Squillante says:

    Romans 6:13 TLB … do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for sinning; but give yourselves completely to God – every part of you – for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for His good purposes.

  32. 1232
    Jessica Booth says:

    Jessica Booth Leavenworth,IN
    March 15, April 1&15
    Remember, O LORD, Your great mercy and love ; for they are from old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to Your love remember me, for You are good, O LORD. Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He instructs sinners in His ways.
    Psalm 25: 6-8 NIV

    Brylee Booth. Leavenworth,IN
    March 15, April 1&15
    That’s right – I won’t go off on my own; I walk straight along the road You set.
    You, GOD, prescribed the right way to live; now You expect me to live it. Oh, that my steps ight be steady. Keeping to the course You set.
    Psalm119: 3-5 NIV

  33. 1233
    Jan Duncan says:

    Mansfield TX
    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.

  34. 1234
    Sabrina Stolle says:

    Leander, Tx- ” and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8

  35. 1235
    Judy says:

    Judy, Beaumont, California

    O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

    Psalm 34:8

  36. 1236
    Abigail says:

    Abigail from Chattanooga, TN

    But God raised him from the dead, freeing him fro the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
    -Acts 2:24
    NIV

  37. 1237
    Fuzzytop says:

    Adrienne
    Jasper, TN

    “For we are not proclaiming ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as slaves because of Jesus.”

    2 Corinthians 4:5 HCSB

  38. 1238
    Tilley Hawkins says:

    Tilley from Franklin, TN:

    “Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.”

    Psalm 25:7 (NLT)

  39. 1239
    Amanda Tucker says:

    Amanda Tucker Corydon, IN
    March 15, April 1&15
    And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and help abuse on celestial beings.
    Jude 6-8 NIV

  40. 1240
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna, Eldorado, Texas: Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV)

  41. 1241
    Emily says:

    Emily
    San Francisco, CA

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

    Colossians 3:12, NIV

  42. 1242
    Diana Paige says:

    Diana – Indpls – Luke 1:45 NIV
    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

  43. 1243
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather Louisville, KY
    “Because you are my helper, I can sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.”
    Psalm 63:7 (NLT)

  44. 1244
    Laura Berg says:

    Laura Berg, Carlsbad, CA

    “They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”

    Psalm 145:11-12 NIV

  45. 1245
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

    Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though He dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” ~ John 11:25-26 NIV

  46. 1246
    Missy Newman says:

    Missy, Andersonville, TN
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    Romans 8:1

  47. 1247
    Susan Gittemeier says:

    Susan from Overland Park, KS

    “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

    Eph. 4:16 NIV

  48. 1248
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will he teach sinners in the way.” Psalm25:8 KJV

  49. 1249
    Peggy Jenkins says:

    Peggy from Homer, IL
    Isaiah 26:4 ESV
    Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

  50. 1250
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:7
    The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

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