2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!


Happy New Year, my dear sisters in Jesus! Last night I wrote a letter to the Lord Jesus right before I went to sleep and recalled His faithfulness through a tumultuous year. Right before I turned out the light, I opened up Daily Light for the last Scripture reading for the year and it offered this verse:

The Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way you went until you came to this place. Deut. 1:31

I could have cried. Yes, He surely did. And He carried you, too. Tightly in His faithful arms.

Only God knows what this particular year has in store for us. He alone sees how the path will wind, and climb, and fall, and rise again. We do not have control over the future as we glance ahead to 2011 but make no mistake. He does and we, His lavishly loved daughters, can indeed prepare to live what He thoughtfully brings our way victoriously. On this first day of the new year, we are not victims. We are called to live as victors, holding up the Shield of Faith in one hand and the Sword of the Spirit in the other.We need BOTH.

It’s finally time to post your first memory verse of 24 in 2011! If you haven’t already read the instructions thoroughly, please look at the post on December 26th titled “Siesta Scripture Memory Instructions.” It will tell you everything you need to know. Just a quick refresher: Your comments will almost entirely consist of these entries:

First name, city, verse, reference, and version.

Please keep it limited to these facts so that the verses stand out prominently for us to behold. You can occasionally say something as brief as “I’m excited!” Or “I need prayer!” but nothing longer than that please. Let’s let the Scriptures themselves rise like we’re looking at them with our 3-D glasses on.

Here’s my first Scripture entry of 24 in 2011:

Beth, Houston: All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. James 1:17 The NET Bible

Be sure and hand write your verse in your spiral to help engrave it on your sweet mind. Also consider writing your contact information on the inside cover in case you leave it somewhere and God causes someone gracious to find it.

I love to claim Psalm 65:11 on the first day of the new year:

You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. The NET Bible

Lord, I want an abundance of Your Holy Spirit! (See Luke 11:13!) Abba, go before us this year and leave the fragrance of Your very presence in Your wake!

OK, Siestas! Hit it! I’ve prayed for you and can’t wait to pursue the Lord Jesus Christ with you this year. If some of you don’t know which verse to use this time around, consider Psalm 65:11. It’s a great first round.

Remember to wait 24 hours from the time you post your comment until you assume it got lost and enter it again. So many comments come in at once on these Scripture memory posts that the server bogs down, causing it to take extra time.

I love you, Sisters! Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do this! Remember, KEEP IT SIMPLE AND MEANINGFUL!


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  1. 10051
    Carmen McCauley says:

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    James 1:17KJV

  2. 10052
    LINDA DAVIS says:

    Linda, N. Fort Myers, FL

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    HEBREWS 12:2 NIV

  3. 10053
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ So the LORD repaid me according to my righteousness,according to my cleanness in His sight. II Samuel 22:25 HCSB

  4. 10054
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, MI, “Here is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:11-13 NIV

  5. 10055
    Sandy in Leander says:

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

    This is longer than one verse, but all three verses are relevant and meaningful to me right now.

  6. 10056
    Corine McMaster says:

    Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3 (NIV)
    I can’t say I have memorized all these verses perfectly, but I am smarter now, not dumber!

  7. 10057
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Texas

    Matthew 7:1

    Do not judge or you too will be judged.

  8. 10058

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  9. 10059
    Cindy says:

    “You have persevered and have endured hardships for My Name, and have not grown weary.” ~ Revelation 2:3 NIV Please continue to pray for me as I undergo treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  10. 10060
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like noonday.

    Isaiah 58:10 NIV

    • 10060.1
      Sherry says:

      Sherry, Tulsa; All scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV

  11. 10061
    Dorla says:

    The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and exact representation of his being sustaining all things by his powerful word.

    Hebrews 1-3

  12. 10062
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” ~ Galatians 3:28 NIV Once again, please remember me as I continue treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  13. 10063
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it. Philippians 1:30 (NLT)

  14. 10064
    Lisa says:

    “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  15. 10065
    Sandy in Leander says:

    Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

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    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven

    Mat 5:16 NKJV

  17. 10067
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston .
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 NLT

  18. 10068
    Mary Alice says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    This is what the Lord says:
    “Restrain your voice from weeping
    and your eyes from tears,
    for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord.
    “They will return from the land of the enemy.”

    Jeremiah 31:16 NIV

  19. 10069
    Carole Daves says:

    Carole, Austin: I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? Psalm 121:1, NIV

  20. 10070
    Linda says:

    Linda, Austin, TX
    Psalm 121:1 NIV
    I lift up my eyes to the hills—
    where does my help come from?

  21. 10071
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: ‎”For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” ~ Philippians 4: 11b, 13 NIV
    Please pray for me today as I have a chemotherapy treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  22. 10072
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Franklin, TN

    Then He said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish way, take up your cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (NLT)

  23. 10073
    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Van
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV

    For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

  24. 10074
    jennifer says:

    jennifer, cheyene wy: james, a servant of God and of the lord jesus christ to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: greetings. James 1:1 The 1984 NIV Bible

  25. 10075
    Rebecca Hopkins says:

    John 4:6-10
    Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her,
    “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who I am, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
    Rebecca from PA

  26. 10076
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler, TX. Proverbs 18:13
    “He who answers before listening — that is his folly and his shame.”

  27. 10077
    Doris says:

    Cool Artikle, Thanks for this stuff.

  28. 10078
    Sandy; Texas says:

    The Lord is the strength of my life. Psalm 27:1 KJV

  29. 10079
    Lisa, New Hampshire says:

    Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”
    Ps. 119:105

  30. 10080
    Tammy says:

    Bible Verse #1″ 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 hope and future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11

  31. 10081
    Melanie Stuart says:

    “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

  32. 10082
    Melanie Stuart says:

    “Cast down your imaginations and everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ” II Corinthians 10:4-5 (ASV)

  33. 10083
    Melanie Stuart says:

    Is this the right blog spot for the 2013 Siesta Sisters Memory Verse ?

  34. 10084
    Karen says:

    Loris SC
    Is 41:10
    Do not be afraid for I am with you
    Do not be discouraged for I am your God
    I wil help you and strengthen you
    I will hold you up with my righteous right hand

  35. 10085
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Tx.
    July 1

    1 Peter 3:10 NIV
    Whoever would love life and keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

  36. 10086
    Melissa says:

    Melissa-Durham, NC
    Is 41:13 KJV
    For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,
    saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

  37. 10087
    Stacy South Bend, IN says:

    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5 NIV

  38. 10088
    Shelby South Bend, IN says:

    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5 NIV

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