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. 401
    Chelsea Maielli says:

    Chelsea from Bossier City
    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3 NKJV

  2. 402
    Joanne Lim says:

    Joanne Lim from Houston, Texas…Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things….Colossians 3:2 NIV

  3. 403
    Pam Coleman says:

    Pam Coleman, DeLeon Springs, Florida

    “Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore He instructs sinners in his ways.

    Psalm 25:8 (NIV)

  4. 404
    Amy says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, OH

    “I will be the same until your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭46:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  5. 405
    Jennifer Caldwell says:

    Jennifer Caldwell from Cambridge, Ontario

    For the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 ESV

  6. 406
    Barbi says:

    Barbi,Post Falls, Idaho. “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 ESV

  7. 407
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie, Alexandria, LA

    “Though you have not seen him, you love him.
    Though you do not now see him, you believe in him
    and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. 1 Peter 1:8 ESV

  8. 408
    Johan Wilkinson says:

    Johan Wilkinson from Ajax, Ontario

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  9. 409
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Hendersonville TN
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  10. 410
    Candice Simpson says:

    Candice Simpson in Bloomington, Indiana

    James 2:6-10 HCSB

    Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Don’t they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show favoritism, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.

  11. 411
    Becky Douglas says:

    Becky Douglas, Houston,TX

    “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

  12. 412
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Chariton, Iowa. 2timothy 1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher, 2 Timothy 1:11 HCS

  13. 413
    Lori says:

    Hello, I am Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    “So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh- for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:12-13‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  14. 414

    Sherri from North Carolina. “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Psalm 62:5

  15. 415
    Carol Ann says:

    Psalm 27:5
    5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
    Psalm 27:5

  16. 416
    Louise Armistead says:

    John 3:3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,verily, I say unto thee,Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God. kJV

  17. 417
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, GA 1 Peter 3:15 KJV
    But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that askers you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

  18. 418
    Denise Burdette says:

    Denise – Zachary, La.

    Jeremiah 29:11

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

  19. 419
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he
    loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
    1 John 4:10

  20. 420
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Kalamazoo
    2 Timothy 1:12 (NIV84) That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.

  21. 421
    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn Davis from Kearney, Nebraska Psalm 91:8 NIV ” You Will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.” ” I COMMIT!”

  22. 422
    Christine says:

    I had mixed up two verses last time. Last time I wrote Ephesians 6:16 instead of 6:15 So here is Ephesians 6:15 KJV- “And your feet shod with preparation of the gospel of peace.”

  23. 423
    jamie nelson says:

    Jamie from Brentwood, TN: “They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay!” (Psalm 18:18) HCSB

  24. 424
    Christine says:

    Sorry, I forgot to add where I live. It’s Gilbert, AZ

  25. 425
    Olda says:

    Olda from Huntsville, Al

    “but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me— may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.” 2 Timothy 1:17, 18 ESV

  26. 426

    And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”
    Revelation 21:5 NLT

  27. 427
    Tammy Causey says:

    Tammy, Humboldt, TN, USA
    and you want to walk in these things when you were living in them. Colossians 3:7 CHSB

  28. 428
    Darcy Hendricks says:

    Darcy from Parker, CO

    “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;” Isaiah 40:30 (NIV)

  29. 429
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    Liz from Nashville, Tn: May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace” (Numbers 6:25) NLT

  30. 430
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, VA

    All this is from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

    2Corinthians 5:18 (NIV)

  31. 431
    Kim Lee says:

    Kim Lee, Faison, NC: You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
    Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

  32. 432
    Marie Franse says:

    Marie Franse, Albuquerque, NM: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (NIV).

  33. 433
    Susan Turnet says:

    Susan Turner, Shelby, NC
    “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  34. 434
    Lynn Flower Mound TX says:

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14 NLT

  35. 435
    Latisha Davis says:

    Latisha Davis, San Antonio, TX. “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  36. 436
    Desiree walker says:

    Desiree Walker – Stillwater OK -Psalm 18:3
    I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.

  37. 437
    Sandra Epperson says:

    Sandy E; Kansas City, Missouri; “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:45‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  38. 438
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon Lee, Riverside, Ca.

    Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise

    brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 NIV

  39. 439
    Lisa Riley says:

    Lisa Riley from Sussex, WI

    7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    Psalms 139:7-8 (NIV)

  40. 440
    Lisa Riley says:

    Lisa Riley from Sussex, WI
    7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    Psalms 139:7-8 (NIV)

  41. 441
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt from Hayden, Idaho: His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. NIV

    • 441.1
      Ellen Dimmitt says:

      Ellen Dimmitt from Hayden, Idaho: His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 NIV

  42. 442
    Sue says:

    Sue, Kingsport, Tennessee.
    “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1John 2:2 NIV

  43. 443
    Lee Kathleen says:

    Lee from Gaithersburg, MD “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28 ESV

  44. 444
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan from Slidell, LA

    having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
    Ephesians 2:20 NKJV

  45. 445
    Sandra says:

    Sandra, Missouri, “who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases” Psalm 103:3 (NIV–I am memorizing Psalm 103 & it is AWESOME!)

  46. 446
    Eleanor MacKay says:

    Eleanor MacKay from Saskatoon,SK.

    ‘To Him be glory in the church by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world without end.’

    Eph. 3:21 NKJV

  47. 447
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy – Andice, TX

    “Be hospitable to one another
    without complaint.”

    1 Peter 4:9 NASB

  48. 448
    Misty Sanders says:

    Misty Sanders, North Charleston, SC

    My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
    Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  49. 449
    Jeanne Adams says:

    Jeanne, Keller TX
    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 NIV

  50. 450
    April S says:

    April S, San Angelo, TX “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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