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. 451
    Megan says:

    Megan, Columbus, OH – We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

  2. 452
    Kay says:

    Kay, Midland, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” colossians 3:17 NRSV

  3. 453
    Kate says:

    Everett, WA
    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.
    Psalm 65:11 NET

  4. 454
    Debbie T. says:

    Debbie T, San Antonio: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7 NIV 1984

  5. 455
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Wray, Theodosia, MO 65761

    Anxiously waiting for my spiral! 🙂

    “Those who love your teachings will find true peace and nothing will defeat them.” Plam 119:165 New Century Version

  6. 456
    Amy Stark says:

    Amy from Minnesota Romans 8:28 “For we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”. New American Standard

  7. 457
    Cara Gabrielse says:

    Cara, Highlands Ranch, John 3:30: He must become greater; I must become less. NIV

  8. 458
    Cheryl Gahm says:

    Cheryl, Houston: God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth John 4:24 HCSB

  9. 459
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope – For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God. Not by works, lest any man should boast.For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph 2:8-10 KJV

  10. 460
    Jen says:


    Easton, MA

    Romans 15:13, NIV

    “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.”

  11. 461
    Tami says:

    Tami, Palm Coast, FL: 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

  12. 462
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, North Tonawanda, NY- For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13(NIV)

  13. 463
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Sue in Grapevine, TX
    1Pet 4:10-11 (ESV)
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

  14. 464
    Lisa Younce says:

    Lisa, Edinburg,TX-
    -Matthew 5:5 The Message

    “You’re blessed when you are content with just who you are-no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”

  15. 465
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Perry, GA
    The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.
    Lamentations 3:25 NIV

  16. 466
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Ellijay, GA
    ” Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”
    Psalm 19:13-14

  17. 467
    Lynn says:

    Lynn in Lincoln – Joshua 1:8 (KJV) This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous , and then thou shalt have good success.

  18. 468
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Greensboro NC: Be still and know that I am God. I will be exhaulted among the nations. I will be exhaulted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 NIV

  19. 469
    TalesOfAPeanut says:

    Jennifer, Huntsville: Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. Psalm 119:73, NIV

  20. 470
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Brunswick, OH

    Psalm 34:4(NIV) – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me: he delivered me from all my fears.”

  21. 471
    Linda Dwyer says:

    Jillian, Olathe, KS (10 yr old) Luke 3:5-6 NKJV Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill be brought down. The crooked places will be made straight and the rough ways smooth and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

  22. 472
    Janice says:

    Janice Topeka,KS Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. KJV

  23. 473
    Vicki Koons says:

    Vicki, Phoenix “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:25 NIV

  24. 474
    Ashley Dill says:

    Ashley, Austin,TX- Psalm 65:11 “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” The NET Bible

  25. 475
    Andrea Hart says:

    Andrea, Orlando,FL “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” Proverbs 3:27 NIV

  26. 476
    Caryn Clark says:

    Caryn, Fort Worth, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

  27. 477
    Laurie says:

    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35 NIV

  28. 478
    Bridgett says:

    Bridgett from Laurel: “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, buy that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 KJV

  29. 479
    Laura says:

    Laura, Clay Center, KS
    Isaiah 62:3 (NIV)
    “You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”

  30. 480
    Jenny Earl says:

    Jenny, Elida: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

    Grace, Elida: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not get weary; They will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

  31. 481
    Tina says:

    Tina, Gahanna OH –Isaiah 33:5 NIV “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. The fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.”

  32. 482
    hisprincess1 says:

    Kim from Hickory, N.C.- 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. Rom 15:13 NIV

  33. 483
    kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Tuscaloosa:

    Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV)

    “Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if you were told.”

  34. 484
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Richmond VA: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19

  35. 485
    Ainslie says:

    Ainslie,Memphis: “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 a future. Then you will call upon me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:11-14,NIV

  36. 486
    Rachelle Gammon says:

    Rachelle, Ankeny, IA: ” And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there.” Isaiah 35:8 NLT

  37. 487
    tolkienfan says:

    Lori, Pine Island, MN
    “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads only to evil.” Psalm 37:8 (NIV)

  38. 488
    Missy says:

    Cypress, Texas
    Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

  39. 489
    De Anna says:

    De Anna- Greenville SC
    Ps 18:1-3″ I love you God- you make me strong. God is bedrock under my fee, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God-the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved.” The Message

  40. 490
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Corpus Christi, TX: For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world — our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5: 4-5 (NKJV)

  41. 491
    Terry Wilcox says:

    Terry, Evansville, Indiana Psalm 25:4,5 KJV “Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me they paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”

  42. 492
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Grand Rapids, He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV Bible

  43. 493
    Christy Pond says:

    Now to him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to HIS POWER that is at work WITHIN US, to HIM be glory in the church and in CHRIST JESUS throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20-21

  44. 494
    Jenifer B says:

    Jenifer B.
    Frisco, TX

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance that race marked out for us.
    Hebrews 12:1 NIV

  45. 495
    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay,
    Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. Deut.30:11 NIV

  46. 496
    shaley cates says:

    Shaley, Mineral Wells TX: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23&24

  47. 497
    Merla says:

    “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:18 NIV

  48. 498
    Betsy Crawford says:

    Betsy, Chapin, SC

    “Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.”

    James 1:17 – Holman CSB

  49. 499
    KIm says:

    Kim, Hanover, MN Ephesians 6:10-12 NASB

  50. 500
    Robin says:

    Robin from Conway, Arkansas: “They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Ps. 145:5 NIV

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