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. 701
    Ruth Willis says:

    Ruth, Altavista, VA – Ephesians 3:16 NLT “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”

  2. 702
    Michelle Martin says:

    Michelle, Lakeland,Fl: Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life thrugh your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. Psalm 119:36-38 NLT

  3. 703
    Lela Grimes says:

    Lela, Livonia, MI

    God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. NKJV

  4. 704
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Livonia, Michigan

    Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

    Proverbs 14:1 KJV

  5. 705
    Joelle says:

    Joelle, Abilene
    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

  6. 706
    Shannon Costanzo says:

    Shannon Costanzo
    Kissimmee, Florida

    He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains. Psalm 107:14 (NIV)

    Happy New Year Siestas!

  7. 707
    Kalonni says:

    Kalonni, Van Meter, IA
    “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
    1 Peter 1:13, NIV

  8. 708

    Michelle, Little Rock
    “Teach me to do Your will,
    For you are my God.
    May your gracious Spirit
    Lead me on level ground.”
    Psalm 143:10, Holman Bible

  9. 709
    Angela says:

    Angela, Amarillo – It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 NIV

  10. 710
    D says:

    Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.
    Psalm 25:4-5 NKJV

  11. 711
    Megan says:

    Megan from San Diego-(NIV) “Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

  12. 712
    Corinne says:

    Corinne in Chehalis, Washington

    James 1:2-3 (NAS)

    2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
    3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

  13. 713
    twinkle says:

    Deborah, Dublin.
    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. GALATIANS 6:9 KJV

  14. 714
    Carolyn Manning says:

    Carolyn,Sun City Center: In the multitude of anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.
    Psalm 94:19 NKJ

  15. 715
    Hilary says:

    Hudsonville, MI

    1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NLT
    “Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win.

    All athletes practice self control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.”

  16. 716
    phalamims says:

    Phala, Thomasville: Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:12-13

  17. 717
    Emily says:

    Emily, Florida:

    Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
    But to Your name give glory,
    Because of Your mercy,
    Because of Your truth (Psalm 115:1). (NKJV)

  18. 718
    Elisabeth says:

    Modesto, Ca
    “In every situation take the shield of faith, & with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

    Ephesianns 6:16 [HCSB]

  19. 719
    Jane Herring says:

    Jane, Effingham, IL – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NKJV

    We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-

  20. 720
    Monica says:

    Monica,Birmingham, Compared to the high priviledge of knowing Christ Jesus as my Master, first hand, everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant-dog dung. Phil 3:8 Message

  21. 721
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Thousand Oaks, CA 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

  22. 722
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Warner Robins, GA

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

  23. 723
    Beverly S. says:

    Beverly S.
    Midlothian, VA

    Romans 15:1,2

    We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

  24. 724
    Blaine says:

    Blaine, Magnolia:

    “My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

  25. 725
    Summer says:

    Summer, Fuquay Varina, 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. 726
    LaVerne says:

    January 1, 2011 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.

  27. 727
    fuzzytop says:

    Adrienne, Jasper, TN

    “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

    Matthew 6:19-21 NASB

  28. 728
    Susan says:

    Susan, Grapevine, TX
    You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance. NIV

  29. 729
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Owasso: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs: 3:5-6, NIV.

  30. 730
    Sandra says:

    Wichita Falls

    Consecrate to me every FIRST born male. The FIRST offspring of every womb among the Iraelites belongs to me, whether man or animal. Ex 13:1-2 NIV

    May God be first in everything this year.

  31. 731
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Peninsula -I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 The Message

  32. 732
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather, Lewiston: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,” II Corinthians 1:3, NIV

  33. 733
    Destee says:

    Deanne, Geneva:
    Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.
    John 14:21 NIV

  34. 734
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Westerville ~ “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

  35. 735
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Poplar Bluff, MO:

    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

    Praise be to Jesus!!!

  36. 736
    Nikki B. says:

    Nikki B., Aurora, Illinios – Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.”(NIV)

  37. 737
    LaVerne says:

    Jan. 1, 2011

    Romans 15:13 (NIV)

    “May the God of hope fill you wilh all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  38. 738
    Amy says:

    Amy, Snellville GA

    Romans 15:13

    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (NASB)

  39. 739
    Judy says:

    Judy from Virginia, ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing…”
    — Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

  40. 740
    Abby says:

    Abby, Vacaville CA

    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. 741
    jenny young says:

    Jenni,Spartanburg,SC “For the Lord God is a sun and shield;The Lord gives grace and glory;No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11 NASB

  42. 742
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Valley Center, KS:
    “For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them].
    It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].”
    1 Peter 3: 5-6 Amplified

    Annabel, Valley Center, KS:
    “I trust in God. I praise His Word. I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?”
    Psalm 56: 4 NIrV

  43. 743
    Kim says:

    Kim, Champaign, Taste and see that the lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge to him. Psalm 34: 8, New International Version.

  44. 744
    Amy says:

    Amy, Harleysville, PA
    “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Is. 26:3 NIV

  45. 745
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Biloxi. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

  46. 746
    Edie says:

    Live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God. Eph. 5:2. NCV

  47. 747
    Patti Clayton says:

    Patti, Roxboro, NC: “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.” 1 Chronicles 28:20, NAS

  48. 748
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, Fayetteville, AR
    But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 13b-14 NIV

  49. 749
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, LISTEN TO ME, AND EAT WHAT IS GOOD, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

    Isaiah 55:2 NIV

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI

  50. 750
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Conroe: There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 1 Cor. 12:6, NIV

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