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. 1601
    Nancy Garringer says:

    Nancy Redkey, IN

    All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.
    Psalms 25:10 NIV

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    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face

    Psalm 89:15 (ESV)

  3. 1603
    Kay Briley says:

    Matthew 6: 3 ” But when thought doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth, 4 That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

  4. 1604
    Kelsi says:

    Kelsi from Waco, TX
    “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Eph 3:16 NIV

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    Sherry Spencer says:

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

  6. 1606
    Becca Canfield says:

    Becca Canfield Nacogdoches TX

    He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 NIV

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    Leesha Sullivan says:

    Leesha Sullivan, Social Circle, Georgia

    If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:7 NIV.

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    Debbie Laureen says:

    Debbie Laureen, New Port Richey, Florida

    ” You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5 NIV

  9. 1609
    Carolyn Dodge Forest OH says:

    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

  10. 1610
    Laurie robinson says:

    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

  11. 1611
    vickie kurtz says:

    The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement for
    all that are oppressed

    Psalm 103:6 KJV

  12. 1612
    Victoria says:

    I am your creator. You were in my care even before you were born. Isaiah 44:2

  13. 1613
    Meg M says:

    “Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore he instructs sinners in his ways” Psalms 25:8 NIV

  14. 1614
    Ruth Schick says:

    Ruth Schick from Brookville, Ohio

    “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his ways.”
    Psalm 25:8 NIV

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    vickie kurtz says:

    He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

    Psalm103:7 KJV

  16. 1616
    Sandi says:

    Romans 2:13. NIV
    For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

  17. 1617
    Joanna Winn says:

    This hope is a strong and steady anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:19 NLT

  18. 1618
    Carolyn Hisaw says:

    Psalm 91:6 NLT
    Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

  19. 1619
    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Revelation 5:9b (NIV)

    and with Your blood You purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

    Vonore, TN

  20. 1620
    Emily says:

    Emily in Cincinnati: “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring o water welling up to eternal life.”
    John 4:13 NIV

  21. 1621
    Peggy Welch says:

    Peggy Welch, Bloomington, IN Phil 3:10-11 (Amp) For my determined purpose is that I may know Him, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed to His death, that if possible I may attain the spiritual and moral resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead, even while in the body.

  22. 1622
    Deb Cochran says:

    Philippians 3:13 NLT

    No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not yet achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,

  23. 1623
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick OH “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love” Psalm 103:8 ESV

  24. 1624
    Marie says:

    Marie from Frederick, MD

    Lord, my God, I will praise you with all my heart, and I will honor your name forever. Psalm 82:12 NCV

  25. 1625
    Janette says:

    NKJV Prov. 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and in all your getting, get understanding.

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    Susan Klapesky says:

    May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height
    Ephesians 3:18. NKJV

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    Kim Safina says:

    Kim Safina
    Central Coast of California

    #8. For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand Firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

  28. 1628
    Barbara says:

    “If I take the wings of dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea.” Psalm 139:9 NASB, Fort Worth, TX

  29. 1629
    Amy says:

    “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the LORD who guides their steps.”
    Proverbs 16:9 (ERV)

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    Peggy Miles says:

    Peggy, Jackson, Michigan

    For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

    And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

    Hebrews 4:12-13 (NASB)

  31. 1631
    Melinda O'Dell says:

    Melinda O’Dell, Rowlett, Tx– “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7 ESV

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    Nancy says:

    Jenks, OK
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

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    Julie Rogers Foster says:

    Julie Foster from Niceville, FL

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. ~Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

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    Lori J says:

    Lori J Upper Marlboro MD

    He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
    Ephesians 1:9 NIV

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    Julie Rogers Foster says:

    Julie Foster from Niceville FL

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

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    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR

    “Clearly recalling your sincere faith that first living your grandmother Lois, then then your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 (HCSB)

  37. 1637
    Lisa says:

    “He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us from the domain of darkness
    and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.” Col. 1:13 HCSB

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    Amy says:

    ESV Philippians 4:8-9
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me– practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

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    Cindy Bridges says:

    Cindy Bridges, Shelby, NC

    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”
    Ephesians 6:10 NIV

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    Judith says:

    Judith from Tri cities area, Tennessee

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

    Psalm 119:105, KJV

  41. 1641
    Christy Jones says:

    Christy Jones, Summit, MS; “No weapon forged against you will prevail.” Isaiah 54:17 NIV

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    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie, Fort Worth, TX:

    “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8 ESV

    (Cannot remember if I already posted or not, just being safe)

  43. 1643
    Jill Smith says:

    Jill Smith, Eugene, OR
    And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, Eph 4:11 NASB

  44. 1644
    Deena says:

    Deena, Colleyville, TX

    “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

    (My notes show that I forgot to sign in, but I memorized this April 15- April 30th!)

  45. 1645
    Lara Taeuber says:

    Lara from Mckinney, Texas Phillipians 4:6 Be Anxious for Nothing but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let yur requests be know to God. Philipians 4:6 NASB

  46. 1646
    Eleanor Moskovitz says:

    Memphis, TN

    II Timothy 1:12-13 ESV
    But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

  47. 1647
    Dana says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    Psalm 37:4

    Boerne, TX

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    Katera McMillan says:

    Katera, Kentwood, LA
    James 1:22 NKJV
    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving

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    Andrea Spray says:

    Andy Spray – Centreville, VA 20120

    The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:110‬ ‭NIV

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    Denise says:

    Denise Katy TX

    Philippians 4:19 ESV
    “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus”.

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