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. 801
    Theresa says:

    Theresa, Columbia, SC

    2 Corinthians 10:5

    We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (NASB)

  2. 802
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Dallas
    “You’re my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb. Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide. Free me from hidden traps; I want to hide in you. I’ve put my life in your hands. You won’t drop me, you’ll never let me down.”– Psalm 31:3-5, The Message

  3. 803
    Shannon says:

    Shannon in Rogers, AR “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19 NIV

  4. 804
    Kathy S. says:

    Kathy S.- Hudsonville, MI

    Romans 8:15 (NKJV)

    For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

  5. 805
    Susan Ray says:

    Susan R., Houston: “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.” SSMT committed!

  6. 806
    Pam says:

    Pam, DeLeon Springs, Florida

    Hebrews 13:8

    “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (NIV)

  7. 807
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, London, KY “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2 (KJV)

  8. 808
    Brandee says:

    Brandee from White House, TN: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-the cravings of the sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:15-16 NIV

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    melody, crystal springs says:

    excited to be doing this!

  10. 810
    Erin says:

    Erin in Birmingham- “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV

  11. 811
    Margaret, Garden City: says:

    Since ancient times no one has heard no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  12. 812
    Laura Nichols says:

    Laura; Jefferson, Maine

    Psalm 56:4 “In God (I will praise His word),In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” NKJV

  13. 813
    Amy says:

    Amy, Easley (I Corinthians 15:57) “But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Amplified)

  14. 814
    Ashley Richardson says:

    Proverbs 25:15 (New International Version, ©2010)

    15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
    and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

  15. 815
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, Pennsylvania: I will set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. Psalm 16:8,9 NIV

  16. 816
    Teresa Henry says:

    Teresa, Washington. “This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT

  17. 817
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Clark Lake, MI
    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” HCSB

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    karla williamson says:

    karla~sedro-woolley, washington~romans 8:26-27(Holman CSB)~in the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness because we do not know what to pray for as we should but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with upspoken groanings. and He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

  19. 819
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Inman, SC

    Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. Jonah 2:8 (NIV)

  20. 820
    Veronica Lee says:

    Veronica Lee from Atlanta Georgia psalms 33:11 But the plans of the lord stand firm FOREVER,the purposes of his heart through all generations. NIV bible

  21. 821
    Debbie says:

    Debbie,Elon Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7 NKJV

  22. 822
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Spartanburg, SC
    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV

  23. 823
    siesta sue says:

    Sue, Troy, MI

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

  24. 824
    Katie says:

    Katie in Dayton, Ohio.

    James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows. (NIV)” (great minds think alike, Beth!)

  25. 825
    Norma Barrow says:

    Norma, Apex: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT

  26. 826
    Lauren Matson says:

    Prattville, AL

    “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NIV

  27. 827
    Karen says:

    Karen, Gallatin, TN: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” James 1:2-3 NASB

  28. 828
    Lyli says:

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Proverbs 31:17:
    “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks” (NIV).

  29. 829
    Jen says:

    Jen, Ireland – Philippians 4:8 NIV, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

  30. 830
    Ginny says:

    Ginny, Mableton, GA- “Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.” Romans 14:19 NKJV

  31. 831
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Boston, La 3:23 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new everymorning, great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ” The LORD is my portion, therefore, I will wait for him.” NIV

  32. 832
    Karene says:

    Karene, Yorba Linda, CA

    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  33. 833
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Colleyville, TX – Psalm 119:35 “Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.” (NLT)

  34. 834
    Anita says:

    Anita- Gardner, KS

    I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. Ps 119:32 (NIV)

  35. 835
    Ronda says:

    Ronda, Kingman, AZ.
    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone my hope comes from Him.” Ps. 62.:5 NIV

  36. 836
    Dana says:

    Dana, Blue Ridge, TX

    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

  37. 837
    Kate says:

    Kate from Savannah, Georgia

    “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV)

  38. 838
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, Lancaster, Pa – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

  39. 839
    Kaiva says:

    Kaiva from Victoria, Minn: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

  40. 840
    Robin says:

    Grand Rapids, MI
    Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble.” (NIV)

  41. 841
    Heather says:

    Heather, Shokan, NY.

    1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

  42. 842
    Tami, TX says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

    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.

  43. 843
    Jen says:

    Jen,Alabama~ “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He WILL also provide the way of escape, that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)

  44. 844
    Leah says:

    Leah ~ Decatur,MS ~
    “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will be glad in my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
    II Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

  45. 845
    Julie says:

    Julie, Port Huron, MI – “For You, O God have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. You will prolong the king’s life, his years as many generations. He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him! So I will sing praise to Your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.” Psalm 61:5-8 NKJ

  46. 846
    kim says:

    kimbogart Jacksonville Fl. Ps 65:11You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. The NET Bible

  47. 847
    Laura says:

    Laura, Tuscaloosa, AL

    2 Peter 1:3-4

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (NIV).

  48. 848
    Dori says:

    Dori – Las Colinas, TX
    Romans 8:28
    “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

    Life Application Study Bible – New Living Translation

  49. 849
    Connie says:

    Connie, Tyler TX

    John 15:5
    I am the vine, you are the branches. He who ABIDES in me, and I in him, bears much fruit. Without Me you can do nothing. (love the word abidess!)

  50. 850
    Tina says:

    Tina, Edgewood, KY

    Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. (NIV)

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