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. 8851
    Stacy - Ames, IA says:

    I know I am super late…but I want to do this. “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit within them. I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 11:19

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    Cindi says:

    Madison, MS
    Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth, give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your Name.
    Psalm 86:11 (NLT)

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    J says:

    Isaiah 41:13, NIV
    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.”
    J, Ohio

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    Dawn says:

    Monett, MO
    Psalm 103:1-5 NIV
    Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being praise His holy name.
    Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
    who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.
    who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
    who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

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    Lissa says:

    Lissa-Fort Worth, TX
    When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
    Psalm 56:3

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    Dee says:

    My tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long. KJV

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    Becky Coursey says:

    Becky – Idabel, OK. “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effects of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” Isaiah 32:17 NIV

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    Lori says:

    Lori – Buford, GA
    “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 NKJV

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    1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (NIV)

  10. 8860
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Duluth, GA
    For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11/KJV

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    Michelle V says:

    Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

    Brothers and sisters, 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.

    Michelle V

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    Debbie says:

    Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely , and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
    Phil 4:8 NLT

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    Stacie / Franklin TN says:

    “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Pslam 17:6 NIV

  14. 8864
    Pam says:

    What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars.
    Proverbs 6:12 NLT

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    Jo from Tulsa, OK says:

    “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16 NIV

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    Hope says:

    Hope, Northport, AL

    “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.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

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    Hilary says:

    Hilary, West Palm Beach, FL:
    “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” -Psalm 55:22 NIV

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    Jackie says:

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans for a hope & a future. Jerm 29:11

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    Bubba says:

    I just found out about this and I want to jump in! I can do it in one day to get caught up! My first one is: “Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.
    1 John 3:18

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy – Charleston, SC The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands. Psalm 138:8

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Charleston NIV

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    Debbie from Santa Barbara, CA says:

    You have made known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
    Psalm 16:11

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    Dorothy says:

    Dorothy- Farmington, NM
    “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:25-26 NKJ

  24. 8874
    Doris Land says:

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

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    Camille says:

    Camille/Hermann MO
    “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22,23

  26. 8876
    Becky says:

    Becky, Houston
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  27. 8877
    Mary says:

    I just read this and want to join the challenge.
    Mary~ Zeeland, MI
    Proverbs 3:26 New Living Translation
    For the Lord is your security He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

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    Amber/Denton says:

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

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    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt- Spring Hill, TN

    “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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43: 18-19/ NIV

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    Charr Lester says:

    KJV Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,

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    Linda says:

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

  32. 8882
    Sheree says:

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

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    Wynetta says:

    Wynetta from Cedar Rapids,IA~When I am afraid I will trust in you.~Psalm 56:3 NIV

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    Jonni says:

    Jonni, Fayetteville, NC. ‘“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.’ Ephesians 5:31-33 (NIV)

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    Jan in Tulsa says:

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    ~Psalm 51:10, NIV~

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    Rhonda K says:

    Rhonda, Hanford
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
    Galatians 5:22,23 NIV

  37. 8887
    Jenn says:

    Forget about what’s happened. Do not keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! I am about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is. I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the badlands. Isaiah 43:18-19 (MSG)

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    Carrie Jones says:

    Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

    Psalm 34:14

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    Sherry says:

    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

    Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)


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    Amy says:

    Fayetteville, NC

    “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

  41. 8891
    Kim says:

    Kim – Cary, NC
    “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)

  42. 8892
    Allison says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

    Midland, TX

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    Allison says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

    Allison – Midland, TX

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    Heather from Round Lake, IL says:

    Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] Hebrews 13:5 AMP

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    Erin says:

    “David said it all: I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; he’s right by my side. I’m glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I’ve pitched my tent in the land of hope.” Acts 2:25-26 (The Message)
    Denison, TX

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    Angela says:

    Angela- Corbin, KY
    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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    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, NC
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
    Very late joining. Just heard about it today, but have been memorizing scripture this year with kids.

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    Tracy says:

    Psalm 120:1 NLT

    I took my troubles to the Lord;
    I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

  50. 8900
    Cecily Lewis says:

    Cecily, Atlanta -“You crown the year with your good blessings, and you leave abundance in your wake.” ps 65:11 The NET Bible

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