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. 351
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey – Proctorville, Ohio

    that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
    Ephesians 3:16 ESV

  2. 352
    Carolyn Lemon says:

    Carolyn from Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
    If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    Psalm 139:8 NIV

  3. 353
    Emily bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta GA

    “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(ESV)

  4. 354
    Stephanie Ivy says:

    Stephanie, Bossier City, La

    “In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7 NKJV

  5. 355
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac MD

    “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,”

    2 Timothy 2:8 NIV

  6. 356
    Ellie Gosnell says:

    Ellie Gosnell, Lady Lake, FL

    I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

    Philippians 4:13

  7. 357
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Karen, Bronson, TX
    The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    Psalm 103:8 ESV

  8. 358
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Karen, Bronson, TX
    He will not always chide nor will he keep his anger forever.
    Psalm 103:9

  9. 359
    Lori J says:

    Lori J Upper Marlboro MD
    that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,
    Ephesians 1:8 NIV

  10. 360
    Dara Puryear says:

    Dara Puryear -Boonville,NC

    I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for Him.”
    Lamentations 3:24 (NIV)

  11. 361
    Kay Murillo says:

    Kay from San Diego, CA

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

    Psalm 103:7, KJV

  12. 362
    michellemybell says:

    michelle v
    woodstock, vt

    JOHN 10:10

    The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.

  13. 363
    Phoebe says:

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    John 16:33 NIV

  14. 364
    Sherry L Smith says:

    Sherry L Smith from Marietta GA

    “In the multitude of anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.”
    Psalms 94:19 NKJV

  15. 365
    Phoebe Holbrook says:

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    John 16:33 NIV

  16. 366
    Jeanne Park says:

    Jeanne, from Floyds Knobs, IN

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

    Ephesians 6:12 NIV

  17. 367
    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” Psalm 27:8 ESV

  18. 368
    Beth G says:

    Beth G from Pittsburgh, PA
    “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14 ESV

  19. 369
    Janice Pitchford says:

    Janice in Abbeville,AL

    “If I ascend into heaven You are there;if I make my bed in Sheol, behold You are there.”
    Psalm 139:8 NKJV

  20. 370
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan St. Augustine, FL
    “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.”
    Psalm 25:8 NIV

  21. 371
    Angela Evon says:

    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Hin for all He has done.

    Phil. 4:6 – NLT

  22. 372
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, MO. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!” -‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭(NIV‬‬)

  23. 373
    Gail Peacock says:

    Gail Peacock, Longview, Texas

    “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  24. 374
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    That He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
    1 Corinthians 15:4 NIV

  25. 375
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: The Good Samaritan: So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. (Luke 10:32, NIV)

  26. 376
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psalm 34:7-8 NASB)

  27. 377
    Courtney says:

    Courtney from Lima, Ohio.
    “This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” Psalm 91:2 NLT

  28. 378
    Missi says:

    Missi Woods – Walker, LA:
    The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you… Romans‬ ‭8:11a‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  29. 379
    Natalia Dryer says:

    Natalia Dryer, Longview, Texas

    “In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭77:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  30. 380
    Connie says:

    Matthew 6:11 (KJV)

    Give us this day our daily bread.

  31. 381
    Stacy Baker says:

    Stacy B. Detroit mi
    4/15/17: “shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” Isaiah 12:6 (niv)

  32. 382
    Roz Barrett says:

    Roz Barrett of Washington, MI Jas 1:19-20 (ESV) Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

  33. 383
    Esther says:

    Esther. Jonesborough TN. Proverbs 3:8. ESV. “It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” (It= fear the Lord, turn from evil in verse 7).

  34. 384
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion from Grandview, TX ♡

    “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our
    For we do not know what to pray for as we
    but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us
    with groanings too deep for words.”
    Romans 8:26 ESV

  35. 385
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Richmond, Texas
    “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.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  36. 386
    Amber Wilson says:

    Amber Wilson from Gulfport, MS

    Psalms 139:8
    “If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.”

  37. 387
    Debbie Berman says:

    Debbie Berman, Boyd, TX
    “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in the way.” Psalms 25:8 ESV

  38. 388
    Sharon Howard says:

    Sharon from Goliad, TX – 1 Peter 2:14-15 NKJV “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.”

  39. 389
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx
    that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
    1 Corinthians 15:4. NIV

  40. 390
    Annette Turner says:

    Annette, Houston, TX
    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.
    Isaiah 41:10 ( NKJV)

  41. 391
    Paula Hale says:

    Paula Hale, Brownwood, Tx
    Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.
    Proverbs 4:24. (NET)

  42. 392
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to futility-not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it-in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.”

    Romans 8:18-21 (HCSB)

  43. 393
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Gayla Stephens
    Cedartown, GA
    Then I saw a lamb looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne,
    encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes,
    which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
    Revelation 5:6 NIV

  44. 394
    Linda Wright says:

    Linda Wright – Sugar Land, Texas – “During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven…” Daniel 2:19 NIV

  45. 395
    Mikaela Harlow says:

    “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Cor. 13:12 ESV

  46. 396
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville. “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3, TNIV

  47. 397
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie, Jacksonville, FL “knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.” 2 Corinthians 4:14 ESV

  48. 398
    Janet says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
    Romans 13:14 ESV

  49. 399
    Susan Magaña says:

    Susan, in El Paso, TX
    And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.
    Philemon 1:6 NLT

  50. 400
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
    2 Corinthians 4:17 HCSB

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