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. 8701
    Bryana says:

    Longmont, Colorado

    If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5 NLT

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    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer – Otisville, MI. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving eachother, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 NIV

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    Karla says:

    Karla from Evans, GA: Ps 63:1…”You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”

  4. 8704
    Kathie says:

    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God Our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts en every good work and work 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

  5. 8705
    Linda says:

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Romans 8:28:” And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” NAS

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    becky says:


    Psalm 65:11 (NIV)
    You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

  7. 8707
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace, and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 Amplifies

  8. 8708
    Sharon says:

    Sharon-Union City, CA

    So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

    Gal 5:16 NIV

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    Jennifer says:

    Marianna, FL– For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

  10. 8710
    Danell says:

    “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Col. 4:5,6 NIV

  11. 8711
    Lisa says:

    Lisa – Greeley, CO

    Encouraged by a siesta to join in and excited to begin!

    You crown the year with goodness,
    And your paths drip with abundance.
    Psalm 65:11 NKJ

  12. 8712
    Belinda says:

    Belinda – Houston He must become greater;I must become less. John 3:30

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Lino Lakes ~ “Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven’s lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NLT

  14. 8714
    Lori says:

    Lori, Okla. “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 (NLT)

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    Deanna Russell says:

    Deanna Russell
    Picayune, MS
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

  16. 8716
    Peggy says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

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    Lisa says:

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NASB

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    Christina says:

    Christina – Royse City, Texas

    “You crown the year with your goodness, and richness overflows wherever you are.” Psalm 65:11, God’s Word Translation

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    Cathie says:

    Cathie – Jacksonville, Florida
    “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 NIV

  20. 8720
    Liz says:

    Liz – Huntsville, Alabama

    “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” -Romans 12:21 (NIV)

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    Maria says:

    Maria – Dickinson, North Dakota
    “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.” I Corinthians 2:9 NIV

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    Ruth says:

    Ruth – Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV

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    Becky Kiser says:

    Becky Kiser
    Houston, TX
    Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
    “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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.”

  24. 8724
    LeAnn, Gettysburg says:

    You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NLT

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    Dee Niedzielski says:

    Dee – Kyle, TX
    They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers. Rev. 17:14 NIV

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    Vicki says:

    Vicki from San Angelo
    Psalm 34:17-22
    17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
    18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;
    20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
    21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
    22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. NIV

  27. 8727
    Laurie says:

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

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    Patty, Round Rock says:

    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

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    Angie says:

    Wadsworth, Ohio
    Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)
    Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. 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.

  30. 8730
    Skyla says:

    Skyla, MS
    Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward to mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 3:13-14 KJV

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    Kayinwichita1 says:

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Psalm 46:1

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    Dayna says:

    Dayna, Calif.~Isaiah 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young. NKJ

  33. 8733
    Donna says:

    Donna from Iowa –
    “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Matthew 19:20-21 NIV

  34. 8734
    Debbie says:

    Debbie – Houston, TX
    “Love is patient. Love is kind.
    It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
    1 Cor. 13:4

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    Shirley says:

    Shirley, Fairfax, VA

    “But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).”

    James 4:6 (AMP)

  36. 8736
    Cara says:

    “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.”
    Psalm 5:3

  37. 8737
    Lora says:

    Lora, Round Rock: Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Deuteronomy 6:4 NIV

  38. 8738
    Leeanne says:

    Dallas, Texas

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV

  39. 8739
    Trish says:

    Trish, Colorado
    Colossians 1:1-2 Working on memorizing the whole book this year.
    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. NASB

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    Kristina says:

    Kristina, Cortland, NY. I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. Psalm 37:25 NKJV

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    Linda says:


    “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but woever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Provers 29:25 NIV

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    lisa says:

    Lisa, Dalton- GA, You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.
    Psalm 65:11. NET

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    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth R., Cypress, TX:
    “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
    Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)

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    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Elmira Canada: My family’s theme verse for 2011: “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27 (NLT)

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    Becca says:

    Becca, Milwaukee, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2.8, New Revised Standard

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    Susan says:

    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God my be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
    2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

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    Erin, Modesto CA says:

    “”You don’t have enough faith,”” Jesus told them. “”I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible”. Matthew 17:20 NLT

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    Becky says:

    Becky from Wixom, MI
    Just found out about this…already have my verse for the 15th but didn’t want to miss the first!
    Psalm 65:11- “You crown the year with your good blessings, and you leave abundance in your wake.”
    can’t wait to get my spiral…

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    Lynne says:

    New Mexico

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

    God bless!

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    Misty says:

    Misty Atlanta, GA
    Psalm 25:5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for YOU are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

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