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. 551
    leigh says:

    Do not be slothful in zeal,
    be fervent in spirit,
    serve the Lord.

    Rom. 12:11 ESV

    Leigh, Seneca Falls

  2. 552
    Dena says:

    Dena, Wilmington, Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.NASB

  3. 553
    Melanie says:

    Melanie in Macon
    “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
    Hebrews 4:16

  4. 554
    Laura McKinney says:

    Laura, Southaven, MS: “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart, for consider what great things He ahs done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:23-24 ESV

  5. 555
    Deb, Fargo, ND says:

    Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. Ecc. 11:1 (NIV)

  6. 556
    M'Lissa says:

    M’Lissa–Keller, TX

    Yet (s)he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in (her) faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV


    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! Luke 1:45 NIV

  7. 557
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Lawrenceville GA: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new persons by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God really wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” Romans 12:2 (New Living Translation)

  8. 558
    Candace says:

    Candace, Colorado Springs: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV

  9. 559
    Kristi says:

    Kristi TN

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7

  10. 560
    Kristie says:

    Kristie, White Lake, MI: “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14 ESV

  11. 561

    “Forget about what has 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” Isaiah 43:18-19 Message

  12. 562
    Susan B. says:

    Susan B., Chapin, SC
    The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 NIV

  13. 563
    Siesta Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Stanford,Ky

    All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching,rebuking,correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16. NIV

  14. 564
    Cassiopia says:

    Cassiopia from Aurora,CO

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22)NIV

  15. 565
    Kaye says:

    Kaye, Stone Mountain
    “This is what the Lord says- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,… 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.”
    Isiah 43:16,18,19 NIV

  16. 566
    Alicia Lancaster says:

    Alicia, Hopkinsville, KY – “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

  17. 567
    Marcia says:

    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.

    I need this, thank you.
    Marcia, Portland, OR

  18. 568
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Indianapolis
    Psalms 65:11 NET
    You crown the year with your blessings, and you leave abundance in Your wake.

  19. 569
    Becca says:

    Becca, Surprise AZ,

    But Jesus turned him about and when he saw her he said; “Daughter be of good comfort thy faith has made thee whole.” And the woman was made whole from that hour.

    Matthew 9:22 KJV

  20. 570
    Patti says:

    “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
    Patti, Sun City Center

  21. 571
    Ericka says:

    Ericka, Langhorne: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” – Matthew 6:33, New Living Translation.

  22. 572
    Marcia says:

    Marcia, Maine; But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV

  23. 573
    Kristen C. says:

    Kristen C. Three Rivers, MI
    “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. ” John 15:4-5 NLT

  24. 574
    Jill says:

    Jill, Spring, TX: “You crown the year with Your goodness, and richness overflows wherever You are.” Psalm 65:11 GOD’S WORD translation

  25. 575
    Mary says:

    Mary, Johnson City, TN – Phil 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

  26. 576
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Smithfield. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12, NIV.

  27. 577
    Lisa Reidsema says:

    Lisa, Tunkhannock, PA Psalm 65: 11 NEV You crown the year with your good blessings, and you leave abundance in your wake.

  28. 578
    Lori says:

    Lori, Smyrna, Tn – “…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” 2 Timothy 1:9 (NJKV)

  29. 579

    “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
    Hebrews 4:12 NLT

    Chesapeake, VA

  30. 580
    Anna Mitchell says:

    Anna, Tyler,TX- “A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17:27 (NLT)

  31. 581
    Robyn Cooper says:

    Robyn, Wichita, KS: “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; it’s effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 32:17-18 NIV

  32. 582
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, New Jersey – Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

  33. 583
    WorthyofLove says:

    Michelle, Morristown, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” 2 Timothy 2:24 KJV

  34. 584
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Pittsburgh: “So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT

  35. 585
    Linda Baron says:

    Linda from Bend, Oregon
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Exodus 14:14 NIV

  36. 586
    Christa says:

    Christa, Cedar Falls: I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 NIV

  37. 587
    Lindsey says:

    Ephesians 3:16-19, NLT
    “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

  38. 588
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Lutz, Florida Luke 1:76-79 NIV

    “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our feet into the path of peace”


  39. 589
    Jeanna says:

    Jeanna from Oxford says:
    The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?
    Psalm 27:1, NIV

  40. 590
    Mandy says:

    Mandy B, Erie – 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.”

  41. 591
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Springfield,

    I have not spoken in secret,
    from somewhere in a land of darkness,
    I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, “Seek me in vain.”
    I, the Lord, speak in truth;
    I declare what is right. Isaiah 45:19 NIV

  42. 592
    Sue says:

    Sue, Kingsport: You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.
    Psalm 65:11 The NET Bible

  43. 593
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Auburn, Al – You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  44. 594
    Sandy says:

    Sandy K., Mansfield, TX

    In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Ephesians 6:16-18, ESV

  45. 595
    Katie says:

    Katie, Kuwait City, Kuwait — Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

    18 “But forget all that — it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

  46. 596
    Sharon says:

    Sharon – SC – 2 Cor. 3-5 – NIV -3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 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

  47. 597
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Adairsville, GA
    1 Samuel 1:27
    For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. (NIV)

  48. 598
    Sarah from Wyoming says:

    Sarah from Wyoming- The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with hhis love, He will rejoice over you with singing Zephania 3:17

  49. 599
    Valerie Mitchell says:

    Valerie from Olathe,Kansas Psalm 46:1 (New Century Version) “God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble.”

  50. 600
    Nellie,Ky says:

    Nellie, Danville, Ky

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength. NIV

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