SSMT 2017: Verse 24!


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  1. 551
    Cindy Forman,Barboursville, W.V. says:

    He was in the beginning with God. John 1:2(NRSV)

  2. 552
    Sara Varghese says:

    While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. I Cor. 4:18 nkjv

  3. 553
    Kelly S says:

    Kelly Snodgrass
    Rogersville, TN

    Psalm 19:7 ESV
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
    the testimony of the LORD is sure,
    making wise the simple;

  4. 554
    Jonay Casares says:

    19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
    but the LORD delivers him from them all;
    20 he protects all his bones,
    not one of them will be broken.
    Psalm 34:19,20. NIV

  5. 555
    Linda Neely says:

    Linda in Chester, VA
    “Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night.”
    Deuteronomy 11:19

    • 555.1
      Linda says:

      From the Message translation

    • 555.2
      Linda says:

      Scripture Memorization has planted God’s word into my very core. Unfortunately, I came to what I would call “active” faith later in life & did not teach God’s word to my children as they were growing up. They embrace & respect my faith but are on the sideline in their own lives. One of my greatest desires is that they won’t be late coming into their own relationship with Jesus & that I will live to see it for them as well as my precious grandchildren.

  6. 556
    Beverly Reeder says:

    Beverly Reeder Columbus, Mis.

    For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalms 33: 4 NIV

  7. 557
    Jennine says:

    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble”.

    James 4:6 ESV

  8. 558
    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance
    Shelby, NC
    Psalm 138:8 NLT
    “The Lord will work out his plans for my life-
    for your faithful love, O Lord,
    endures forever.”

    This year my memory verses have awakened within me to remember the promises that God has spoken into my life. Memorizing scripture is what holds my bones together. 🙂

  9. 559
    Denise Gallemore says:

    I committ…….

    Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14, NIV
    Denise – Marysville, MI

  10. 560
    Stacey Malson says:

    Stacey – Kerrville, TX – “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” Psalm 25:5 NIV

  11. 561
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR

    2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)
    [16] Now may the Lord of peace* Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.*

  12. 562
    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

    Romans 8:24 NIV

  13. 563
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15:8 ESV

  14. 564
    Cindy Childers says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 KJB

    “For God has not given us a spirit of Fear,
    But of POWER,
    and of LOVE,
    and a SOUND MIND.”

    So many of my verses ironically when looking back have to do with focusing on the goodness of God and of his Faithfulness. Just yesterday my Mum, Janice, found out she has CLL leukemia/cancer. Not a very awful one but cancer is cancer. This is just devastating especially right before Christmas. I also live in the UK and am home in GA for Christmas so that is wonderful but it will be a trying year and having these verses written on my heart is balm to my soul. Please pray for her cancer and her salvation if you happen to read this one. I love you all so so much and I hope to still see you in Florida in February. XXOO Cindy

    • 564.1
      Brigette Brock says:

      My amazing father has been living with CLL for over 10 years. His wise oncologist told him that something else would ‘get him’ before the cancer. Stress does make it worse so we, as a family, make sure to continue our positive attitudes and lighten his days as much as possible. His WBC count goes up and down, we used to freak out when it went up but no longer. My suggestion, talk to someone who’s well down the path on this journey and you will feel very encouraged.
      Prayers for peace: Numbers 6:24-26

    • 564.2
      Jennifer T says:

      Cindy – I happened to read this one. And I am praying for Janice. Blessings, Sister.

  15. 565
    Bobbie Harper says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN

    “What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.”

    Job 22:28 (NIV)

  16. 566
    Mayela Parsons says:

    Proverbios 3:6♰ Reconócelo en todos tus caminos, Y él enderezará tus veredas.
    Proverbs 3.6 think about Him in all your ways,
    and He will guide you on the right paths.

    God spoke to me about a new ministry I had just became involved in (Disaster Relief Chaplaincy)

  17. 567
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 (ESV)

  18. 568
    Ellie Gosnell says:

    And the peace of God, that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Phillipians 4:7 NIV.

  19. 569
    sally says:

    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you
    speak. Ex. 4:12 Esv

  20. 570
    Lori Maddox says:

    Lori of Bushnell, FL:
    “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. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-8 NIV
    What this means to me: To be honest, I would have never remembered to post my scripture without my dear friend reminding me every two weeks! So this is a testimony that we are better together and that locking arms with a dear sister in Christ can help you run faster and harder to your sweet Savior Christ Jesus! God made us for fellowship and accountability and it is GOOD and He is SUPREME! Ellie, with His help, we made it!

  21. 571
    Jennie Marie Knoll says:

    Jennie Marie Knoll, DeWitt, AR – Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you

  22. 572
    Yael Azeke says:

    Yael Azeke, New York, ny

    Psalm91 15-16 NASB

    He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him. And let him behold my salvation.

    This memory verse has helped me trust God more in my prayers, as a single mom, at work and it is deep in my spirit. The verse that most comes up for me is “ his faithfulness is a shield and bulwark” my 6 year old Alyssa has it memorized as well and she also memorized psalm 23. We recite them both each night before bed together. So thankful for this ministry! Praying for each of you and that his word flourish in our hearts and minds to do Gods will in our communities. Love you! Yael and Alyssa

  23. 573
    Sarah withers Canton,Ga says:

    Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. (Psalms 51:5)

  24. 574
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    James 1:19 NIV
    My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.

  25. 575

    Baton Rouge,La.

    “You are good and You do good.”
    Psalm 119:68a (NET)

  26. 576
    Jeanne Adams says:

    Jeanne Adams, Keller, TX
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psa 23:1 NASB

  27. 577
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

    One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and seek Him in His temple.

  28. 578
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from the United States

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

    I am thankful to a good friend for introducing me to the Siesta Scripture Memory Verses for 2017. It has been wonderful reading and memorizing verses which I can apply to my daily life. It has made me more aware of God’s love for me.

  29. 579
    Linda says:

    Surely goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life
    and I will dwell in the house
    of the Lord forever.
    Psalm 23:6, NIV
    Linda, Fort Collins, CO

    Memorizing these verses (especially Isaiah 61) has meant victory for me personally, in that it’s been difficult for these verses to stick in years past. But it also reminds me of what the Lord is doing in my life after generations of unbelief. He is helping me take back enemy territory!

  30. 580
    Julie ivins says:

    Lamentations 3:32NASB
    “For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion according to His abundant loving kindness.”

  31. 581
    Nedra Gordon Hoover says:

    Nedra Gordon Hoover, Blue Springs, MO “If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1 NASB

  32. 582
    Cindy Dowden says:

    Cindy Dowden, La Grande, Oregon
    Isaiah 6:9 NKJ
    For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…

  33. 583
    Tami Jarrell says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “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

  34. 584
    Barbara Faucette says:

    Barbara from Perkasie, PA
    “For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by Him, Who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:9-10 HCSB

  35. 585
    jami bumgarner says:

    “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to Thy name oh most high, To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning and Thy faithfulness by night.”
    Psalm 92:1-2

    I can not put into a sentence or two what scripture memory has done for me this year. His word has been life and breath for me. I have soaked it up like a sponge. Thank you for leading us as we have feasted on His word.

  36. 586
    Molly V. says:

    NIV Psalm 34:8

    Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

  37. 587
    Elle says:


    I admit I have not been committed to posting my verses on the blog, but I have been trying my best to keep all the verses every two week. The memorization has been so important(and necessary) to me.

    I had no clue that stepping into this year I would experience the biggest change of my life, losing my dad.

    The verses for Siesta as well as others I’ve read throughout the year have been a constant reminder & friend, comforting me when I needed them the most. Thank you Ms.Beth & the LPL/Sisters Siesta Team/Ministry for the encouragement to keep going when life wanted me to stop, and for making this available for us all to do together. God is so good, even(especially)in our brokenness.

    Taste and see that the Lord is good, Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8

  38. 588
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    The Lord bless you and keep you
    The Lord make His face shine upon you
    And be gracious to you
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you
    And give you peace
    Numbers 6:24-26

  39. 589
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

    For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    – — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
    Thank you, Miss Beth, for this Scripture Memory Adventure, this year! I am So glad that the Holy Spirit has been with me, as I have been trying my best to hide these Scripture memory verses in my heart!  I have loved your heart for Jesus, ever since I my dear teacher friend, Shirley, convinced “to give your Bible study, ‘Believing God’, a try,” back in September, 2002! Praying for you and your precious family to have a very blessed Christmas season!

    Thank you, Miss Beth, for all of your encouragement, for each one of us, to “keep trying” throughout this past year! It has made an incredible difference to me!

  40. 590

    Traci McNally from Evansdale, IA

    neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 8:39 NIV

    Romans 8 may quite possibly be my favorite chapter in the entire Bible and now I have it memorized! Thanks to you, SSMT, I’ve been memorizing Scripture since January 1, 2013, continuing through the off years. I’ll keep working at it this year and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again in 2019! God bless!

  41. 591
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana from Ashland, KY

    “So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV
    p.s. I so appreciate “THE MOUTH” verses and have been praying recently for God to put a guard over my mouth as well as make the words of my mouth pleasing in His sight… Hence, the “strengthen and help you” verses above from Isaiah! Lord knows, I NEED HELP! LOL, but seriously!

    Merry CHRISTmas and thank you Beth and the LPM team for all of your ENCOURAGEMENT in 2017!

  42. 592
    Jodi says:

    Jodi. DFW TX

    I can’t put words to what SSMT has meant this year. I was not able to memorize the verses word for word, funny things pregnancy and postpartum hormones along with sleep deprivation do to memory! BUT God gave me verses every few weeks like a gift directly from Him that I could carry and meditate on. When I needed it the most, He would put the meat of the verse on my heart to give me courage or peace to handle life’s challenges. Or just in the middle of the day it was like He would stop me and whisper a love message, a reminder of the piece of His Word He picked, for me, to saturate my mind. It connected my heart to His, my mind to Him.

    “And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:20-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  43. 593
    Shantha Diaz says:

    Shantha, Tampa, FL

    Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

  44. 594
    Barbara Quinton says:

    Barbara, West Point, GA

    “idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions”. Galatians 5:20 NIV

    Having God’s words readily accessible in my mind has been a blessing so that I might share them with others in their time of need whatever the situation might be. That they hear his words not mine.

  45. 595
    Terra Brown says:

    Terra Brown, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    “If any of you need wisdom, as our generous God, and he WILL give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking”

    James 1:5 (NLT)

    – This has meant the world to me. It is the first time in my adult life, since becoming a Christian on July 1, 2003, that I can honestly say that I have committed to something in the Word and stuck with it. I prayed for self discipline (one of my verses … 2 Timothy 1:7) … and the Holy Spirit answered and helped me thru. PTL.

  46. 596
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, KY
    Going to do Exodus 4:12 first

    “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

    because I will need God to be with my mouth to accomplish Ephesians 4:29 (1-1-18)

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths. but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    So thankful for the encouragement of Beth and her team to put Scripture Memory at the top of our priority list and to get it “in our bones’ Each year, when I review my verses I am reminded of how God has been present in the time of each particular verse and how He used His word to work in my life. What an awesome way to go into a new year, knowing 2 Cor 1:10 (memorized in 2015) that He has delivered us and we can set our hope that He will continue to deliver us!!
    All Praise and Glory to Him but much gratitude to those at LPM that do His work.
    So sad I won’t be at the Celebration, but can’t justify the expenditures to get there in this season. Blessings to all.

  47. 597
    Emily Adams says:

    Emily from NRH, TX:
    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

  48. 598
    Debbie Fitzpatrick says:

    Debbie Fitzpatrick, Bossier City,LA
    ‘Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1 ESV

    This is the second time I have participated in SSMT. Both times I have been able to explore the Bible for a deeper meaning that I can internalize and carry with me. It is always so exciting and cool when I am in study with others or reading a devotional or listening to a sermon and I can say, “Hey, I know that verse!” Make a connection I didn’t have before.

  49. 599
    Stacy Brozek says:

    Stacy from Houston, TX
    The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

  50. 600
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    “turning your ear to wisdom and
    applying your heart to understanding,”

    Prov 2:2 (part of Prov 2:1-11 memorizing by end of Feb/18
    with my 3 grandchildren for their principal’s challenge)

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