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. 651
    Jayma says:

    Jayma, Ft. Wayne, Indiana:
    With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. PaLm 119:10-11 ESV

  2. 652
    Selina says:

    Selina, Barbourville
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are TRUE, whatsoever things are HONEST, whatsoever things are JUST, whatsoever things are PURE, whatsoever things are LOVELY, whatsoever things are of GOOD REPORT, if there be any VIRTUE, if there be any PRAISE, Think on these things.

  3. 653
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Ionia, ” Who can find a virtuous wife?
    For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her;So he will have no lack of gain” Provers 31:10-11 NKJ

  4. 654
    Dana says:

    Dana from Lexington “Forget about whats 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 roads in the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message.

  5. 655
    Rebecca says:

    Becca, Alma: “Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

  6. 656
    Edna says:

    O’Fallon, MO

    “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”
    Psalm 27:4

  7. 657
    Amy says:

    Amy, Edmond OK

    John 10:10 (HCSB)

    “A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance”


  8. 658
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Ohio.
    Revelation 17:14
    Together they will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and his people are called and chosen and faithful ones. NLT

  9. 659
    Julie says:

    Julie, Springfield MO, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 RSV

  10. 660
    Tara says:

    Tara N., Fredrick MD: “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Revelations 2:7 NIV

  11. 661
    kim says:

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

  12. 662
    Karen Knudson says:

    Karen, Santa Ana, CA

    James 1:19 (NIV)
    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

  13. 663
    Debbie Gage says:

    Debbie, Muskogee: The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor. 10:4 (NIV)

  14. 664
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Bolivar MO. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 NIV

  15. 665
    Mildred Rogers says:

    Mildred from Fayetteville, Arkansas

    How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins. Dont 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.
    Ps 19: 12-14 NLT

  16. 666
    Jana says:

    Jana, Quitaque, TX

    This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. NIV

  17. 667
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Kennesaw, GA: So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.'” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
    I Samuel 3:9, NIV.

  18. 668
    Traci says:

    Kannapolis, NC
    2 Corinthians 3:5 NET
    “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.”

  19. 669
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Ocean Springs, MS – “Create in me a new heart, O God. And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” ~Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  20. 670
    Chris Cummings says:

    “They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
    Lam 3:23 NIV
    Chris Cummings Helena,AL

  21. 671
    Devi says:

    Geneva, Switzerland

    Jeremiah 17:7
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. (ESV)

  22. 672

    Rachel from Ohio
    Psalm 90:17 ESV
    Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,and establish the work of our hands upon us;yes,establish the work of our hands!

  23. 673
    Jami Gossett says:

    Jami, Champaign,“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:1b & 2 (NIV)

  24. 674
    Candace says:

    Jefferson City, TN
    May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 22:22 NIV

  25. 675
    Tracy L. says:

    Tracy L. and Dailey Rae, Richlands, NC

    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

  26. 676
    Kathie says:

    Kathie, Satsuma. Psalm 32:8 I [the LORD] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. (Amplified Bible).

  27. 677
    Nellie says:

    “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18.. NIV

    • 677.1
      Kathie says:

      Coupled with verse 17, those are my life verses, Nellie. Helped me so very much through a storm I could not have come through without them.
      Holy hugs, Kathie

  28. 678
    Darlene says:

    Darlene, Paris: Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

  29. 679
    Brandy says:

    Brandy, East Bend NC: “However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”. 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

  30. 680
    Martha says:

    Martha, Catawba, NC

    Therefore also we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 NAS

  31. 681
    Rosie Polifroni says:

    Rosie, Columbus, Ohio:

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.

    Proverbs 3: 5,6 New International Version

  32. 682
    Sue says:

    Sue, Lakeland, FL – “Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (HCSB)

  33. 683
    Erin says:

    Erin, Cypress: The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest. Exodus 14:14 Amplified Bible

  34. 684
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Atlanta. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice.” Phillipians 4:4 (NIV)

  35. 685
    Nancy says:

    How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! Psalm 84:1

  36. 686
    Nita says:

    Nita from Corinth: Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10

  37. 687
    Teresa, Kings Mtn says:

    The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quite you with His love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zep 3.17 NIV

  38. 688
    Tes says:

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

  39. 689
    Sarah Lacy says:

    Sarah Lacy from Cypress, Texas: “Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the LORD will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 (NASB)

  40. 690
    Mary says:

    Mary, Cincinnati, Ohio:
    Praise and glory
    and wisdom and thanks and honor
    and power and strength
    be to our God for ever and ever.

  41. 691
    Jamie O. says:

    Jamie, Jackson, MS
    “I will give you treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”
    Isaiah 45:3 (NASB)

  42. 692
    Diane Laxen says:

    Diane, Hemet, CA
    Philippians 3:13b-14 NKJ
    But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

  43. 693
    Emily says:

    Emily, Wisconsin Luke 17:5-6 The apostles said to the Lord “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea” and it would obey you. ESV Version. I Need Prayer!

  44. 694
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Charlotte NC

    Religion that God our Father finds pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 NIV

  45. 695
    Jane Smolen says:

    Jane, Normal. 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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV 2010

  46. 696
    Alison says:

    Lithia, FL

    I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

    John 16:33 NLT

  47. 697
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, Pittsburgh, PA Jeremiah 29:13 (New King James Version)

    13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

  48. 698

    Ps 9:10 (NIV)- Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

    I chose this verse because I want to make my focus for 2011 on placing my total trust in the Lord and not in myself or man.

    Nashville, TN

  49. 699
    Meredith Sloan says:

    Meredith Sloan
    Greer, SC

    Luke 6:38 NIV
    “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

  50. 700
    Vickie Logan says:

    Vickie, Stillwater
    Phillipians 4:8 NASB
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

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