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. 751
    Laura says:

    Laura, Centerline “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul” Psalm 94:19, NIV

  2. 752
    Becky says:

    Waukesha WI

    He must become greater. I must become less.

    John 3:30

  3. 753
    Judy Baggett says:

    Judy Baggett, Irving, Texas, “Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me.” Isaiah 30:15 The Message


  4. 754
    April says:

    April, BonneyLake,Wa

    And we urge you brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1st Thes 5:14-18 NIV

  5. 755
    Barb says:

    Barb from Evansville, IN, “So now finish the work you have started then your doing will be equal to your wanting to do.” 2 Cor 8:11a NCV

  6. 756
    Gina says:

    Gina, Poland Oh. “For the Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.” Hebrews 4:12 NLT

  7. 757
    kara says:

    Kara, Ardmore,OK

    “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.” Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message

  8. 758
    Sherri C says:

    Sherri, San Antonio: “May the God of hope fill you will all joy & peace as you TRUST IN HIM, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  9. 759
    Chrissy says:

    Chrissy, McKinney, TX
    Isaiah 49:16 (NIV)

    “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”

  10. 760
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Bucyrus, “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You: Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous: with favor You will surround Him as with a shield.”
    Ps.5:11-12 NKJV

  11. 761
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Naju, South Korea

    But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 ESV

  12. 762
    Terrie says:

    Terrie, Birmingham, Alabama:

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  13. 763
    Shannon says:

    Shawnee Oklahoma: 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. Romans 15:13 NAS

  14. 764
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Jackson
    Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
    Psalm 16:1 (NIV)

  15. 765
    Grace says:

    Grace: Glenside, PA

    Palm 9: 9-10

    9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
    10 Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. (NIV)

  16. 766
    Melody Reid says:

    Melody, Greenville, SC
    Romans 12:2 NIV

    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.

  17. 767
    Keturah says:

    North Carolina

    Now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.
    2 Samuel 7:29 (NASB)

  18. 768
    Susan says:

    Susan, Cumberland – “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)

  19. 769
    Jillian says:

    Louisville, KY; Psalm 5:7: But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence, I will bow down toward your holy temple.

  20. 770
    Kate Hawk says:

    Kate Hawk
    Charlottesville VA

    Psalms 65:11 The NET Bible

    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.

    Thank you Mama Beth ~

  21. 771
    Susan Hill says:

    Philippians 1:9-10 NIV

    Susan Hill, Nashville TN

    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.”

  22. 772
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Pine Bluff, AR; Acts 5:38-39

    Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

  23. 773
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, McKinney: “You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 NKJV

  24. 774
    Becky Bull says:

    Becky, Chandler AZ: Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23b NIV

  25. 775
    Donna says:

    Donna, Birmingham, AL:
    “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, NIV

  26. 776
    Connie says:

    Connie, Greene, IA
    And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.[a] 27 And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations. Ezekiel 36:26-27 NLT

  27. 777
    melody says:

    Psalm 119:124-125 (Good News Bible)
    Treat me according to Your constant love and teach me Your commands. I am Your servant, give me understanding so that I may know Your teachings.

  28. 778
    Laci says:

    Laci, North Carolina

    James 3:17 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

  29. 779
    Laura K in SD says:

    Laura, Spearfish; Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; May Your Good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10 NIV

  30. 780
    Bunny says:

    Bunny from Fithian: “Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5, HCSB

  31. 781
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Atlanta

    “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” Psalm 65:11 (NET)

  32. 782
    Andrea says:

    I need to learn the ten commanents. Here goes! ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.’ Exodus 20:2-3 NKJV  

  33. 783
    Laurie says:

    Chester, Maryland “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2 NIV

  34. 784
    Amy Hayes says:

    Amy, Peru, “Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out it’s implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” Galatians 5:25-26 The Message

  35. 785
    Karen says:

    Karen, Vancleave,MS
    Isaiah 43:1
    But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: You are mine. (NIV)

  36. 786
    Barb says:

    Barb, Minnesota “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9 NIV

  37. 787
    Lori says:

    Lori, Treviso, Italy: Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3 (NIV)

  38. 788
    jadeheiress says:

    Heather, Louisville KY

    Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)

    “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty.”

  39. 789
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Plymouth: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

  40. 790
    Pat says:

    Pat, Crawfordsville, IN
    “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.” Psalm 37:8 NIV

  41. 791
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Exeter- “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)

  42. 792
    cyndee says:

    Cyndee, Pitman,NJ: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4 NIV

  43. 793
    Tonya; Loveland, CO says:

    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. 1Peter 1:13 NIV

  44. 794
    Jan says:

    Jan from Glen Burnie, MD: “For You are my lamp, O Lord; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.” 2 Samuel 22:29 NKJV

  45. 795
    Kim Ange says:

    Kim, Chester, Virginia

    Phillipians 4:6-7 (The Message)
    Do not fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers letting God know your concerns. Before you know it a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

  46. 796
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Oklahoma City, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good
    work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV Bible

  47. 797
    Missy says:

    Missy, Phoenix: “God sets the lonely in families,” Psalm 68:6 NIV

  48. 798
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Falls Church: “My soul finds rest in God ALONE; my salvation comes from HIM.” Psalm 62:1, NIV

  49. 799
    Margo says:

    Margo, Burlington, Ontario. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5,6) NIV

  50. 800
    Pam says:

    Pam,Jonesboro–“Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”-Colossians 3:2 NIV

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