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. 8751
    Amber Teigen says:

    hi siestas! i’m just joining in here but i’ve been working on my memory verse for about a week now. the first verse i’ve chosen is Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” i’ll be getting my verses from the facebook page The Sparrow’s Nest. this is a nonprofit organization that God has blessed me with the opportunity to help start. and weekly, the f/b page lists a memory verse, so if anyone would like to check it out for memory verse, please feel free! also, prayers for God’s hand to guide this organization would be GREATLY appreciated! thanks so much!

  2. 8752
    Staci says:

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

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    Lori, Tyler, TX says:

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

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    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth-Birmingham, AL – better late than never…
    Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time. 1 Peter 5:6 (NASB)

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    TJ Weeden says:

    TJ Weeden
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
    Phillipians 4:13 NKJV

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    Barb Tanz says:

    Deuteronomy 1:29- NIV. Then I said to you,’ Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did in Egypt, before your very eyes and in the desert. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carrries his son all the way you went until you reached this place.

  7. 8757

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

  8. 8758
    Jenn says:

    Jenn – Manhattan KS

    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.

    Psalm 63:1, NIV

  9. 8759
    Michelle, Hockley, TX says:

    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

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    Kendall says:

    Simpsonville, SC

    Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best;
    but God disciplines us for our own good, that we may share in his
    holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later
    on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those
    who have been trained by it.
    Hebrews 12:10-11 NIV

  11. 8761
    Barb says:

    Barb from Jacksonville: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

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    Kathy says:

    For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail, though it tarries, wait for it, for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 NASB

  13. 8763
    Brenda says:

    Starting today. Brenda from NH
    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. The NET Bible

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    terry says:

    terry,sacramento “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” The NET Bible

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    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Belton, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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    Carol - OKC, OK says:

    “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in the paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42.16

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    Ranai says:

    Ranai – Summerville, South Carolina
    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  18. 8768
    Denise says:

    Hey, wanted to let everyone know that I found an app for iPhone called Verse by heart. It is a great way to help with our scripture memorization. It has helped me a lot


  19. 8769
    Heather says:

    Houston, TX

    Psalm 27:14
    “Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”


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    Kimber Barker says:

    Kimber from Knoxville, Tennessee

    Deut. 1:31and “in the desert. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until reached this place.”

  21. 8771
    Beth Jones says:

    Beth–Summerville, SC
    2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

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    Stacey says:

    I’m going to jump in kind of late, I just found out about it…Stacey, Fairmont, West Virginia: “I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” Psalm 40:8. NLT

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    Denise says:

    Wanted to let the other siesta’s know that I found a great app for iphone that called Verse By Heart. It has been a helpful tool for memorizing my scripture. Sorry if this was the wrong place to add this. Wasn’t sure where the best place was and wanted to let the siesta’s know.

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    Ann says:

    Ann – Greensboro, GA
    Php 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ESV

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    Dianne says:

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

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Magee, MS: “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

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    Jessica says:

    Jessica K – New York, NY
    Hebrews 13: 1-2 (NIV) “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in bondage as if you were with them in bondage, and those who are mistreated as if you yourself were suffering.”

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    Deanne says:

    Austin, Texas
    “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalms 118-24-NIV

  29. 8779
    Belinda says:

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

  30. 8780
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Jacksonville, FL- Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

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    Bonnie says:

    Marietta, GA
    Draw nigh to God, and He will draw night to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8

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    Wendy, Modesto, CA says:

    Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ. 1 Thes. 5:18, NIV

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    Amber says:

    Amber – Vienna, WV
    “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

  34. 8784
    Vanessa O'Briant says:


    Finally, breathren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.

    Phillipians 4:8 NKJV

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    Darcey Porter says:

    Darcey from San Antonio, TX: “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” (Psalm 65:11) The NET Bible

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    Charity says:

    Charity ~ Suffolk, VA

    Better late than never.

    “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strenghten those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV

  37. 8787
    Mary says:

    for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.
    Luke 1:49

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    Debbie, Vevay, IN says:

    “Now to Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NASB IISB

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Marion, KS – “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NKJ

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    Kim says:

    Kim – Blaine, MN
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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    abbyleigh86 says:

    Abby- Kenmore, WA
    Psalm 27:13-14
    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.

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    Julie-Maryville,TN says:

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

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    Jill Holland says:

    Jill, Prosper, TX

    “He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.”

    John 10:3b-4 NIV

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    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Ocean Springs, MS

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NKJV

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    Ellen says:

    Ellen – Corinth, TX
    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

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    lisa says:

    Lisa, Dalton- GA.
    But God demonstrates his love towards us in this; while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
    Praise the Lord!!!

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    Better late than never…

    2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

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    Barbara says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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    Erika says:

    Erika–Williamston, MI
    “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 saints, 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

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    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Ocala, FL

    “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 desert and streams in the wasteland.”

    Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

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