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. 1551
    Janice MacNealy says:

    Janice MacNealy, Newark,Ohio

    “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6 (NIV).

  2. 1552
    Shirley says:

    “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is
    life and peace.” Romans 8:6 (NIV)

  3. 1553
    Marleeta McAnally says:

    Marleeta, Florence, CO

    for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
    Ephesians 6:20 NASB

  4. 1554
    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt,Spring Hill, TN

    Hebrews 11:9

    By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Issac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

  5. 1555
    Susan Bucher says:

    Susan Bucher, Fort Worth, TX Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice. Philipians 4:4 NIV

  6. 1556
    Karen Sanders says:

    Good morning,
    I have a team of Siesta’s memorizing scriptures.
    A lady really wants to join our Siestas and is going to catch up memorizing her 8 verses. She was able to post verses 8, 7, 6 and then 5 would not let her in. Is it too late for her to begin posting and join us in Houston? I know a person can miss 2 postings but didn’t know if they could start late and catch up. Her name is Susan Bucher. If she can’t come to Houston, we understand but wanted to check with you so she would know. Thank you

    • 1556.1
      Media says:

      Hi Karen, thank you for asking! We would love for Susan to join us, it’s definitely not too late!

  7. 1557
    Christy says:

    Christy – Knoxville, TN

    Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
    ransom me because of my enemies!

    Psalm 69:18 – ESV

  8. 1558
    Cheryl Higgins says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville

    She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family.

    Proverbs 31:15 NCV

  9. 1559
    Charlotte Wilson Stedman says:

    Charlotte Stedman, Austintown, Ohio
    “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, HE turned to me and heard my cry!” Ps.40:1 NLT

  10. 1560
    Pam Tucker says:

    Pam, Fairhope, Al

    And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

    Romans 8:28 NASB

  11. 1561
    Amy says:

    Amy, Apex NC
    “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you and your hope will not be cut off.”
    Proverbs 24:14 (NIV)

  12. 1562
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
    the testimony of the LORD is sure,
    making wise the simple;
    Psalms 19:7 (ESV)

  13. 1563
    Margaret O'Neil says:

    Margaret O’Neill from Beattie, Kansas

    They will not come near you even though a thousand May fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

  14. 1564
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Beattie, KS

    “They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.”

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

  15. 1565
    Margaret O'Neil says:

    Margaret, Beattie, KS

    “They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.”

    Psalm 91: 7 (God’s Word)

  16. 1566
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Nehemiah 8:10B [NIV, Personalized]

    “For the Joy of the LORD is My Strength …”

  17. 1567
    Sarah says:

    Sarah in Remington, VA

    Psalm 91:6

    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

  18. 1568
    Tina Carroll says:

    Tina, Pilot Point, TX
    There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
    Psalm 19:3 NIV

  19. 1569
    Amy Oesterreich says:

    Amy Oesterreich, Crown Point, Indiana
    “If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”
    Psalm 139:8 ESV

  20. 1570
    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about you.

    Titus 2:8 NASB

  21. 1571
    Sara says:

    I was traveling when this was posted. Here goes.
    Isaiah 41: 9b-10
    “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off, fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am Your God, I will strengthen you I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ESV I needed this one again.

  22. 1572
    Kathryn Yingst says:

    Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord:and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might. Deut. 6:4-5 KJV

  23. 1573
    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca. Eagle point, OR
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,O Lord my rock and my redeemer. Ps 19:14

  24. 1574
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa, Houston, Texas

    as it is written:
    “He scattered abroad and gave to the poor, is justice endures forever.”

    2 Corinthians 9:9 (NAB)

  25. 1575
    Marsha says:

    Marsha, Batesville, Ms

    Romans 8:7 (ESV)
    “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed it cannot.”

  26. 1576
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS

    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

    Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  27. 1577
    Jamie Wellman says:

    Jamie Wellman
    Grandview, MO

    “We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed,”

    2 Corinthians 4:8,9 (NET)

  28. 1578
    Penni Jones says:

    Penni Jones, Kingwood, TX
    ” Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” Hebrews 4:11

  29. 1579
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Junction City, AR

    “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked, but she who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround her.” Psalm 32:10 NKJ

  30. 1580
    Stephanie D says:

    Stephanie from Chico, CA

    “It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

    I Corinthians 13:5 AMP

  31. 1581
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda, Blue Springs, MO
    And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
    Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV

  32. 1582
    Elise says:

    I lift my eyes up to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

  33. 1583
    Debbie Le Blanc 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

  34. 1584
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford Ontario
    “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

  35. 1585
    Donna says:

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
    for in you I trust.
    Make me know the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 ESV

  36. 1586
    Renee Cloud says:

    Hallsville, TX
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 ESV

  37. 1587
    Mary F from Houston says:

    John 14:27 (KJV)
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  38. 1588
    Romona Smith says:

    Romona from Rosewood Heights, IL
    And take the Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of The Spirit, which is The Word of God. Ephesians 6:17 NET

  39. 1589
    Krystal Vento says:

    “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!” -Philippians 2:8 (NIV)

  40. 1590
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Lundquist from New Castle, IN
    “Now the LORD is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Galatians 3:17 NIV

  41. 1591
    Suzanne Toups says:

    “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;”-Psalm 130:5 ESV

  42. 1592
    Marsha says:

    I’m sorry I just realized I typed in the wrong scripture reference for my verse. It should be 2nd Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” NIV

  43. 1593
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “But you must remain faithful to the things you were taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.”
    2 Timothy 3:14 NLT

  44. 1594
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Jay, OK
    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
    And cleanse me from my sin.
    Psalm 51:2 (NASB)

  45. 1595
    RaeLeen Ellis says:

    Catching up…

    RaeLeen in Bloomington Indiana:

    “Fear not, stand firm, & see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today… The Lord will fight for you, & you have only to be silent.”

    Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV).

  46. 1596
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Harleysville PA: For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. James 3:2 ESV

  47. 1597
    RaeLeen Ellis says:

    Catching up…

    RaeLeen in Bloomington Indiana:

    ” I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ”

    Psalm 116: 1-2 (NIV).

  48. 1598
    Sandra Lee Harper says:

    Sandy Harper
    Ringgold, GA

    “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

    Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

  49. 1599
    Kellie says:

    Kellie, Nacogdoches, TX
    Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. Psalm 25:8 NIV

  50. 1600
    Alicia Gilbert says:

    Alicia Gilbert
    Haysville, Kansas

    John 14:6 NIV

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.”

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