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. 1401
    Vickie Embry says:

    Louisville KY
    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 NIV

  2. 1402
    Neta says:

    John 17:20-21, NKJV
    20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

  3. 1403
    Sherry Lee says:

    Sherry, Owensboro, KY

    so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
    Ephesians 3:17 NIV

  4. 1404
    Joanna says:

    Joanna from Dallas, TX
    But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. -Psalm 3:3 NIV
    (Sorry this is so late, but better than never, eh?) 🙂

  5. 1405
    Patricia Clarkson says:

    Carrizo Springs, TX

    Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalms 25:15 (KJV)

  6. 1406
    Anita Jansen says:

    Anita – Alberta – Canada

    Eph. 3:16-19 (NIV)

    I pray that out of his glorious riches, he will strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

  7. 1407
    Janice Barber says:

    Janice W Barber, Virginia Beach, VA.

    Psalm 51:8 NIV
    Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

  8. 1408
    Susan Mahnel says:

    Susan from Locust Grove, VA
    Psalm 86:11
    Teach me your ways, O Lord,that I may live according to your truth!
    Grant me purity of heart,so that I may honor you.

  9. 1409
    Ashley Asselta says:

    Ashley Asselta from Waco, TX: “which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭ESV

  10. 1410
    Susan Mahnel says:

    Susan from Locust Grove, VA
    Psalm 86:11 (NLT)
    Teach me your ways, O Lord,that I may live according to your truth!
    Grant me purity of heart,so that I may honor you.

  11. 1411
    Valerie Kyte says:

    Valerie Kyte from Sparks, Nevada

    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Philippians 2:13 NLT

  12. 1412
    Nikki Gack says:

    Nikki Gack, Park Rapids, MN

    Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers (sisters).

    Proverbs 18:24 GNT

  13. 1413
    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA

    I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead. I want to suffer with Him, sharing in His death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
    –Colossians 3:10, 11

  14. 1414
    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca
    Good and upright is the Lord therefore he teaches sinners in the way. psalms:25:8 nkjv.

  15. 1415
    Deb Harney says:

    Deborah Harney, Columbia City, IN, ““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

  16. 1416
    anita gray says:

    Anita Gray – Cabot, AR — “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4though I myself have reasons for such confidence.” Philippians 3: 1-4

  17. 1417
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe Knoxville, TN
    “for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world”
    1 Timothy 6:7 ESV

  18. 1418
    Melanie Beaudin says:

    Melanie Beaudin, Winchester, Va “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6, NIV

  19. 1419
    Marg says:

    Marg, Nepean, Ontario, Canada
    “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
    ‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  20. 1420
    Kim says:

    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
    Ephesians 1:18, 19a

  21. 1421
    Sara Gillian says:

    Sara Gillian, Round Rock, NIV, Verses 7-10
    Isaiah 40:28-31
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORDwill renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

  22. 1422
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg,AR

    “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,”. Psalm 46:2 NIV

  23. 1423
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:4 (NIV)

  24. 1424
    Kimberly Balles says:

    Kimberly Balles Rolling Meadows, IL
    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
    Ezekial 36:26 NIV

  25. 1425
    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley, Appomattox, VA “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” – Matthew 5:6 (NIV)

  26. 1426
    Carolyn says:

    2 Peter 1:2

    “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;”

    Wheaton, IL

  27. 1427
    Carley McCracken says:

    Carley McCracken from Hereford, Texas: “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

  28. 1428
    Arilee says:

    Arilee H. From Saskatoon, SK Canada
    “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
    1 John 3:18 NIV

  29. 1429
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler, Texas
    Psalm 16:6, ESV
    “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. “

  30. 1430
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    Psalm 139:7, ESV
    Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?

  31. 1431
    April says:

    April from Vermilion, Ohio

    He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

    ~Psalm 107:20 (NIV)

  32. 1432
    Bobbie Head says:

    Bobbie, Radium Springs NM
    And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
    John 1:5 NKJV

  33. 1433
    Kelly Obarski Treasure Island says:

    Psalm 31:16
    Let y our face shine on your servant save me in your unfailing love.

  34. 1434
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy, Hazlehurst, MS, Psalm 103:8, ESV,
    The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

  35. 1435
    Jean Neumeister says:

    Jean Neumeister, Missoula, MT

    Psalm 25:7 NIV

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

  36. 1436
    Kelly S says:

    Kelly Snodgrass
    Rogersville, TN

    Luke 10:16 ESV
    (Jesus speaking) “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

  37. 1437
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence

    “and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power in us who believe according to the working of His great might, which He accomplished in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and made Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenly places…”

    Ephesians 1:19,20 RSV

  38. 1438
    Kayley says:

    Kayley H
    Quincy, IL

    1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.

  39. 1439
    Tracey Groupe says:

    So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Romans 2:1 (Message)

  40. 1440
    Mary says:

    Mary, Orlando, FL

    Romans 7:15-17 RSV

    15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 So then, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me.

  41. 1441
    Kathy from Bonney Lake, WA says:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3 NIV)

  42. 1442
    Margie Rodriguez says:

    Margie Rodriguez San Angelo Texas
    Lamentations 3:22
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ends His mercies never cease.

  43. 1443
    Karen says:

    Karen from Hen derson, NV. Romans 5:1-5. NIV Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.Romans 5:1-5 NIV

  44. 1444
    Olivia McGowan says:

    II Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

  45. 1445
    Gay Beck says:

    Gay Beck, Plain City, OH

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

    Revelation 21:4 (NIV)

    Thank You Jesus for your Victory over death. Easter Morning’s Resurrection assures believers (and I am a believer!!) of eternal life.

  46. 1446
    Dana McKinney says:

    Starkville, MS “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. ” 1 Peter 4:9 ESV

  47. 1447
    Pam Mundy says:

    Oh bless our God. you peoples! and make the voice of His praise to be heard…Psalm 66;8 NKJV NSFL

  48. 1448
    Reeder says:

    Hebrews 22: 14 Work at getting along with each other and with God. … keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.

  49. 1449
    Wendy Pehrson says:

    Wendy from Buckeye, AZ “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7, ESV

  50. 1450
    Holly Smith says:

    Holly Smith
    College Station, TX
    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV

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