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. 8801
    Rebecca says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Eph 4:2 NIV

  2. 8802
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston, TX

    “Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden from you no more. With your own eyes, you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, you ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”

    Isaiah 30: 20-21, NIV

  3. 8803
    Theresa says:

    Theresa, Mobile, Hebrews 11:1, NLT, Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

  4. 8804
    Ashley says:

    Ashley- Suwanee, GA
    1 O God, you are my God;
    I earnestly search for you.
    My soul thirsts for you;
    my whole body longs for you
    in this parched and weary land
    where there is no water.

  5. 8805
    Wilma Moore says:

    Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe. NIV

  6. 8806
    Rachel says:

    rachel, lafayette, indiana – –

    “let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. none of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness.”
    — colossians 3:15, the Message

  7. 8807
    Beverly, Pampa TX says:

    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

  8. 8808
    maria peck-hamilton says:

    gonzales, texas
    psalm 33:4
    For the word of the Lord is right; and
    all his works are done in truth. kjv

    Psalm 91:11
    For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
    to keep thee in all thy ways. kjv

  9. 8809

    Early TX

    “As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything.” Ephesians 5:24 NLT

  10. 8810
    Laura says:

    Laura, Green Cove Springs, FL

    (Borrowing from Beth, as this was just the verse I needed right now!)

    …and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.
    -Deuteronomy 1:31

  11. 8811
    Heidi says:

    Oops- my pregnancy brain made me forget to do this- but I know my verse!

    Heidi in Round Rock, TX
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

    james 1:17 NIV

  12. 8812
    Barb says:

    “Jesus wept” John 11:35 (NIV)

  13. 8813
    Purplelicious228 says:

    “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

    Just spent some time at Passion with a wonderful Siesta I met searching for a roommate at SSMTC a year ago. So thankful to God and you all for introducing us!

  14. 8814
    Katherine says:

    Katherine – Shiremanstown, PA

    For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. ~2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

  15. 8815
    Mindy says:

    A little late, but I just found out about this!

    Chattanooga, TN

    “2 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. 3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3 (New Living Translation)

  16. 8816
    Amber says:

    Amber-Euless, TX
    I’m sorry this is so late, but I just found out about it yesterday from a friend.
    Revelation 17:14(NIV) They will make war against the lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is the Lord of lords and the King of kings- and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

  17. 8817
    Heather says:

    Heather, Midland MI: But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2:5-6 NIV

  18. 8818
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Birmingham, AL

    “Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.” Psalms 37:1

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    Brittany Otwell says:

    Brittany, Dallas

    “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do everything that is written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    Joshua 1:8-9

  20. 8820
    Hope says:

    Hope — Elgin, TX

    “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT)

  21. 8821
    Rachelle says:

    “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10

  22. 8822
    Nell says:

    Nell – Chattanooga, TN

    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

    Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  23. 8823
    Chris says:

    Just learned you were doing this! Count me in.
    1 Timothy 4:8
    for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
    New American Standard
    Chris-Manila, Philippines

  24. 8824
    Janice Taylor says:

    Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins, may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:12-14

  25. 8825
    Kim says:

    Kim, Oak Hills, CA Ps. 19:14 NTL May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you. O Lord my strength and my redeemer

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    Abby Taylor 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 Chrsit Jesus. Phillipians 4;6-7

  27. 8827
    Joan says:

    The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
    Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown.
    Isaiah 9:1 (Saint Joseph Edition New American Bible)

    Joan, Melbourne Beach, FL

  28. 8828
    Mindy says:

    Mindy–Rowley, IA
    “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.’ ” Job 28:29, NIV

  29. 8829
    Hillary Holmes says:

    Hillary–St Marys, WV
    “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 (NIV)

  30. 8830
    Emily says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV
    Florence, AL

  31. 8831
    Alicia says:

    Alicia- Ft.Wayne, IN
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT

  32. 8832
    Macie says:

    Macie, Longmont CO:

    Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
    Ps 100:3, NIV

    (Macie has been memorizing this, but her mom is just now getting it posted for her…)

  33. 8833
    Lorry says:

    Psalm 20:7 NIV
    Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

  34. 8834
    Lisa of the Letter says:

    Going through the “change” I don’t sleep very well. I have learned to turn it into prayer time. My first verse is in honor of this time in my life. “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.” Psalm 63:6

  35. 8835
    Kelly says:

    Kelly – Hermiston, OR

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 NIV

  36. 8836
    Kelsie says:

    Kelsie – Corpus Christi, TX

    Look to the Lord and His strength and seek His face always. Psalm 105:4 NIV

  37. 8837

    janet from Jenks OK I’m really late..just read the blog..14 other Kings Daughters (Bible Study girls) will be joining us in the next few days…”God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.” NIV

  38. 8838
    Pam says:

    Pam in New Orleans:

    I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

    Psalm 40:1

  39. 8839
    Janan says:

    Janan, Houston – Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes. Nehemiah 4:14 NIV

  40. 8840
    Bina says:

    I recently went back to Church and kind of feel that I am a born again Christian. I have since joined worship groups and bought a few bibles and joined a bible study with my church. I can’t seem to get enough of the Word and lovin every minute of it. I am doing Beth’s study, called The Inheritance now and I know that he makes Good out of the bad things that happen to us. Praise God!

  41. 8841
    lindsey says:

    lindsey-arlington, tx
    ” O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you.
    Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.”
    isaiah 33:2 esv

  42. 8842
    Tamie, Round Rock, TX says:

    This is the day the Lord has made;let us Rejoice and Be Glad in it. Psalm 118:24 NIV

  43. 8843
    elayne says:

    Elayne, Arlington, TX,
    “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure, this makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
    2 Cor. 4:7 NLT

  44. 8844
    Meredith from Frisco, TX says:

    “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

  45. 8845
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Fort Worth: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  46. 8846
    Jean says:

    Luke 10:19 “Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you.”

  47. 8847
    maddie says:

    Maddie w from mass :for nothing is impossible with God luke 1;37 niv

  48. 8848
    shelby says:

    Shelby from mass:
    yes i am always with you. you hold me y your right hand. you guide your counsel, and and afterward you will take me into glory-psalm 73:23-24

  49. 8849
    Angie says:

    Colossians 1:1-2

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy, our brother,
    To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ:
    Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

  50. 8850
    Jeni says:

    Jeni – Southampton, UK

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
    ~Psalm 19:14, NIV

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