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. 501
    Joy says:

    Joy from Pella, Iowa: Forget about what’s happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road in the desert and rivers in the badlands. Is. 43:18-19 The Message

  2. 502
    Kim says:

    Kim, Ashland, VA “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God and I trust Him.” Psalm 91:1-2 NLT

  3. 503
    Donise & Sarah says:

    Donise, Longmont, May my lips overflow with praise for you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. Psalm 119:171-172 NIV
    And my 10 year old is doing it with me and choosing her own verses…Sarah, Longmont, Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies of heaven-praising God and saying,”Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2:13-14 NLT

  4. 504
    Annemarie says:

    Annemarie Thompsons Station “As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person”. Proverbs 27:19 NLT Bible Thank you Lord Jesus for revealing to me what is important.

  5. 505
    Sandy says:

    Sandy,Pontotoc: Seek good, not evil that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Amos 5:14 (NIV)

  6. 506
    Teresa says:

    Naples, Florida

    And he will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is his treasure!

    Isaiah 33:6 NASB

  7. 507
    shaley cates says:

    shaley NIV

  8. 508
    Chrissy B from Kings mtn, nc says:

    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish INFINITELY more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT

    God showing me this in 2011!

  9. 509
    Stephanie Mann says:

    Stephanie, Mount Carmel, TN, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 NIV

  10. 510
    TraciG says:

    TraciG Rock Springs, MT

    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

  11. 511
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Gainesville Tx: “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
    Jer 32:17 (NIV)

  12. 512
    Elizabeth Hodge says:

    Elizabeth, OKC – “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

    • 512.1
      Keli says:

      I just came across this…and I think we might have lived together in college. My maiden name is Keli Avant! Is this the same Elizabeth?

  13. 513
    revjen says:

    Orlando, Fl

    Psalm 32:8
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” NIV

  14. 514
    Ruth-Oklahoma says:

    Ephesian 2:10 (NASB) “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk with in them”.

  15. 515
    Dawn King says:

    Dawn, Trenton, NJ “”The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” Isaiah 61:1 This is part of my life vision!

  16. 516
    Jessica says:

    Jessica,Seabrook: ” How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.” Psalm 65:4 NASB

  17. 517
    jules says:

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

  18. 518
    Lori says:

    Lori, Lexington, KY-“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2, NIV

  19. 519
    Dedra says:

    Dedra, Madison, AL: “I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places – firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.” – Isaiah 58:11 MSG

    • 519.1
      Renee' in Albuquerque says:

      Hi Dedra – I found 10 of us memorizing this verse! Here are the other names if you want to be praying for all of us.

      Vanessa, Bremen, GA
      Laura, Greenville, NC:
      Terri, Kernersville NC:
      Carol from Terrell, NC
      Candace, Kentucky
      WendyB, Heidelberg, Germany.
      Melissa, Kenai, Alaska
      Helen Wall

  20. 520
    Mary Lou says:

    Mary Lou, Green Pond

    Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever.

    Psalm 86:11-12 NIV

  21. 521
    Beth, Pearland, TX says:

    God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.
    Hebrews 6:10 NIV

  22. 522
    Rachel says:


    Psalm 34:8-9

    “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!” ESV

  23. 523
    Linda, Langdon,ND says:

    Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 1 Chronicles 16:23

  24. 524
    Cassandra says:

    Cassandra from Marienville, Pennsylvania!
    Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (NIV)

  25. 525
    Patti says:

    Patti, Tampa: “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” Romans 8: 38-39 KJV

  26. 526

    Amber, Alexandria VA, “And now, Master God, being the God you are, speaking sure words as you do, and having just said this wonderful thing to me, please, just one more thing: Bless my family; Keep your eye on them always. You’ve already said that you would, Master God! Oh, may your blessing be on my family permanently!” 2 Sam 7:28-29/The Message.

  27. 527
    Kim says:

    Kim, Temple,Tx – Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV

  28. 528
    Lori says:

    Lori, Austin, TX: “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”. NIV

  29. 529
    Sandy says:

    Psalm 16:5-6 NASV

    The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
    Thou dost support my lot.
    The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
    Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  30. 530
    Katie, Dallas says:

    Psalm 65:11 The NET

  31. 531
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Marietta, Ga, Psalm 63:7 “Because You are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. NLT

  32. 532
    Fran McCurry says:

    Fran, Gulf Shores You crown the year with Your goodness;
    Your ways overflow with plenty.Psalm 65:11 (HCSB)

  33. 533
    April Nicole says:

    North Stonington, CT

    Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.

    Epeshians 6:10-11 (HCSB)

  34. 534
    Mimi G says:

    Ps. 65:11 NIV
    You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
    Mimi G Marianna, FL

  35. 535
    Rhonda Melvin-Alvarez says:

    Rhonda, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14.

  36. 536

    Crystie Rhyner
    Lancaster, SC
    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to stand.” Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

  37. 537
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Edmond – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

  38. 538
    Julie Longman says:

    Julie, Washington, LA – “You crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with plenty.” Ps. 65:11 HCSB

  39. 539
    Kathy from Shattuck, OK says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK
    “I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
    Psalm 119:15-16 (NIV)

  40. 540
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston: Search me God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24, NIV

  41. 541
    Debbie R says:

    Debbie R, Atlanta, Texas – James 1:5 NKJV “If any of you lacks wisdon, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

  42. 542
    Susan says:

    Susan, Maynard: I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 ESV

  43. 543
    Terri says:

    Terri, Baltimore, MD – Ecclesiates 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and thee is no new thing under the sun.

  44. 544
    Carol says:

    Carol, Kokomo IN..”I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” Psalm 116:1-2 NLT

  45. 545
    Mor2Life says:

    Julia, Wellington — “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Phil 4:6 (NLT)

  46. 546
    Angie says:

    Angie, Sebring, FL-“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 3:14, NIV

  47. 547
    Jennifer H. says:

    Jennifer H., Cleveland, “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG

  48. 548
    Kathy B says:

    Kathy, Hendersonville, TN.
    “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in sinful man…” Romans 8:3 NIV

  49. 549
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Spartanburg, SC
    Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV “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.”

  50. 550
    Julie says:

    Julie, Texarkana- I keep the Lord in my mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible

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