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. 8901
    Karla from Tri-Cities, WA says:

    “The Lord your God is with you…he will take great delight in you.” Zephaniah 3:17 (unknow version-from Upward Cheerleading Scripture cards–I’m coaching–I’ll find version for next time. I’m just getting on board)
    Thanks Joy, my dear Siesta to gift me the SMT Spiral!
    Thanks Beth and LPM for the iphone app. So Sweet!

  2. 8902
    Sheri says:

    Sheri – Atlanta, TX

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

  3. 8903
    Kelli says:

    Kelli, Sutherlin, OR
    Philippians 4:4-5 NKJ
    Rejoice in the Lord always, Again I will say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

  4. 8904
    Joy, Griffin, GA says:

    Joy – Griffin,GA “Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” Deut. 7:9 NLT

  5. 8905
    Elizabeth says:

    He who answers before listening, that is his folly and shame. Proverbs18:13

  6. 8906
    Viki, Gordonsville says:

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Deut 29:29 NIV

  7. 8907

    “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~ Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

  8. 8908
    Karen in Heath, TX says:

    The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 NIV

  9. 8909
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Smithfield, RI.
    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

  10. 8910
    Jesi Steiber says:

    Jesi – North Richland Hills

    “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

  11. 8911
    Karen says:

    To every thing there is a seson, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Open Bible

  12. 8912
    Terry Wilcox says:

    Terry, Evansville, IN Psalm 63:1 NKJV “O God, you are my God; Early will I seek you; My soul thirsts for you; My flesh longs for you In a dry and weary land Where there is no water.

  13. 8913
    Patty Baldwin says:

    Patty from Vicksburg, MS…”I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever. For Your lovingkindness toward me is great…” Psalm 86:12-13a NASB

  14. 8914
    Patty Baldwin says:

    Patty from Vicksburg, MS…”I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and Will glorify Your name forever. For Your lovingkindness toward me is great…” Psalm 86:12-13a NASB

  15. 8915
    Pam Seipp says:

    Pam in Texas Using The Everyday Bible

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and most important command.”

    Matthew 22:37-38 (and Deuteronomy 6:5)

  16. 8916
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Lexington,KY – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your GOD goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut. 31:6 NIV

  17. 8917
    Linda Ney says:

    Genesis 15:1 NIV Linda in Gahanna

    Do not be afraid, Abram (Linda).
    I am your shield,
    your very great reward.

  18. 8918
    Kathy - Gainesville,VA says:

    LORD,You have been our dwelling place throughtout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought for the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalms 90:1-2 NIV

  19. 8919
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, Surry, VA

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

    Hope it’s not too late to join in…..

  20. 8920
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, New Bern, NC Isaiah 43:18,19 NIV “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.”

  21. 8921
    Amy says:

    Amy from Charlotte, NC,

    “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:13-14

  22. 8922
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Memphis.

    James 1:17 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.

  23. 8923
    Alison says:

    Alison – Richmond, VA “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16/NIV

  24. 8924
    Stacy says:

    Stacy- Columbus, Ohio

    Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.

    Psalm 138:7

  25. 8925
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:39 ESV

  26. 8926
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the (wise) answer of the tongue.” Proverbs 16:1 Amplified

  27. 8927
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Turn to me and have mercy on me, as You always do to those who love Your name. Direct my footsteps according to Your Word; let no sin rule over me.” ~ Psalm 119: 132-133 NIV. Please pray for me. I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  28. 8928
    Sue says:

    Proverbs 16:13
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

  29. 8929
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Texas: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NLT

  30. 8930
    Mari Slavens says:

    Mari from Zionsville IN

    “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed!” Isaiah 53:5 ESV

  31. 8931
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Kirkland, WA
    “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to you.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV

  32. 8932
    Carolyn says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13/KJV

  33. 8933
    Lisa Karle says:

    Three Rivers
    Philippians 2:3 (New American Standard Bible)
    Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.

  34. 8934
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 ESV

  35. 8935
    Ann says:

    Ann, Houston Psalm 143:10 NIV
    Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God;
    may your good Spirit,
    lead me on level ground.

  36. 8936
    Amber Metcalf says:

    Amber M. in TN
    Erwin, TN
    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,and I will hear you. Your will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 29:11-14a ESV

  37. 8937
    Nina says:

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5, NIV

  38. 8938
    Glenda says:

    I can do all Things through Him who strengthens me.

    Philippians 4:13 NASB

  39. 8939
    Melissa says:

    “My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:7-8

  40. 8940
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Round Rock, When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19 NIV

  41. 8941
    Michelle says:

    I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:17 NIV

  42. 8942
    Renee says:

    (New King James Version)

    Proverbs 14
    1 The wise woman builds her house,
    But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

  43. 8943
    Renee from Ohio says:

    From Ohio

  44. 8944
    Megs says:

    Megan, Memphis
    Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16 NASB

  45. 8945
    Jamie says:

    Jamie/Houston TX “Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.”Psalm 62:8 NIV

  46. 8946
    Marie Norton says:

    My second verse is 2 Cor. 3:18 And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

  47. 8947

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
    But of power and of love
    and of a sound mind.
    Therefore do not be ashamed
    of the testimony of our Lord.
    2 Timothy 1:7-8a (NKJV)

  48. 8948
    Elizabeth Keeler says:

    Elizabeth, Oxford

    Psalm 139:13 NIV; “For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

  49. 8949
    Sarah Ervin says:

    Sarah Millers Creek, NC
    I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalms 16:8 NIV

  50. 8950
    Sherri says:

    Sherri, Frisco – just discovered SSMT- so excited!
    Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Duet. 6:5 NIV

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