Saturday, January 1, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Team - Verse #1

It is time to begin Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2011 - SSMT for short. And I am SO excited!! I am definitely needing to start memorizing scripture again. I did this in 2009 with SSMT, but last year I didn't do it on my own. I know, bad girl. But I am ready to go again and keep going this time even if they don't do it next year. It is TOO important to my Spiritual growth.
Here is the SSMT spiral that I am using this year. I got it from the LPM site and it is so great. Love it!!! But you can using any spiral, notebook, whatever will help you keep in all in one place and one you can even take with you.
When I did it in '09 I used a spiral I got at Target. It is all falling apart now, but I still flip through it and go through those Scriptures. God did such a work in my heart through them, and I know that He will again this year. I'm SO excited!!!
So this first Scripture He laid on my heart right after I read that Beth Moore would be doing this again this year. I knew it was for me. As time went on I started thinking about other Scripture that God would bring to my mind, but always came back to this one for memorization. And God showed me last night that the first sentence is why I MUST memorize these two verses and get them deep in my heart.
Psalm 27:13-14 NIV "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD, be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
When the Lord first laid this verse on my heart, I thought He wanted me to get it memorized completely. I know parts of it, but not as a whole. But then last night I realized that it is the "I am still confident of this" part that he is not only wanting me to memorize but to BELIEVE. That is what SSMT is all about. That is why we don't all memorize the same Scripture every two weeks. We memorize Scripture that is pertinent to our situation, and because of my pitifully small faith right now that I posted about here, he wants me to be confident, to know that I will see His goodness in the land of the living. Even when things seem out of control. He is still God!!!!! I love Him so!!!!!
So if you are doing SSMT and are posting about it, please tell me and I'll come over. If your not, let me encourage you to go here and get started. It will be one of the best things you will do in 2011!!
Happy New Year!!!!!
Love you,


  1. I love your spiral book! Too cute .... I am going to make my own this year. So excited that you are doing this and that you told me about it. I had no idea she did this and I am looking forward to it throughout the year. Also, thrilled about our upcoming Bible study! Let me know when you post details so I can start spreading the word also. Hope you and your family have a blessed 2011! I'm still praying for you everyday. :)

  2. My sister, I'm in the LPM with you. May it be a year of faith building and loads of blessings unto the glory of our LORD!!

    Love and New Years blessings to you and your family and Dawn, thank you for your prayers. You have mine! Love you.

  3. I'm so glad to see this - I forgot it was the first to do this!!! I just dished out my notebook & wrote in my verse!!! Let's get God's word in our heart!!!!

    Love your first choice!!!!

  4. I love the verses you chose Dawn. I am doing it again as well and I chose psalm 3:3 for my first verse.

    Love to you!

  5. Ooooo, I love this verse. I need to keep this one in mind.

    Happy New Year, Dawn!

  6. AWESOME verses ... and particularly meaningful to me right now as well. We'll just keeping walking through this thing called "faith" together!

    Happy New Year, friend. Praying HIS best for you and your family in 2011!!