2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!

READY? AIM! FIRE!

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. 851
    Esther Childs says:

    Esther, Lehigh Acres, FL: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 NIV

  2. 852
    Joy says:

    Joy from Clarksville
    We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.
    Galatians 5:26
    The Message

  3. 853
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Gibsonville, NC: My GOD is with me, whom shall I fear? My GOD is my Rock, I’m not afraid! Psalms 27:1 The Amplified Bible

  4. 854
    Michele says:

    Michele
    Cumming, Georgia

    Philippians 4:6-8 (New King James Version)
    6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  5. 855
    Hannah Bae says:

    Hannah from Stockbrdige GA-“Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts” Isaiah 26:8 NIV

  6. 856
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Alta Loma- California

    NASB

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

  7. 857
    ChristinaK says:

    Christina, Leander TX

    “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 43:19 NIV

  8. 858
    paula says:

    Paula, Friendswood, TX:

    “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it too, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:10-11

  9. 859
    Stacia Deen says:

    Stacia Deen from Avon Park, Florida: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  10. 860
    Louise says:

    Sacramento,CA

    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.

    Psalm 100:3 NIV

  11. 861
    Leslie Maddox says:

    Leslie, Tomball – For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (ESV) (Hebrews 4:12)

  12. 862
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg, MS – 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 3:17-19 NIV

  13. 863
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Des Moines, IA–Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure. Psalm 16:5 NIV

  14. 864
    Robbyn says:

    Robbyn, Dickinson, North Dakota
    “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 (NIV)

  15. 865
    Connielynn says:

    Connielynn, Trout, LA “Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
    Psalm 119:133 NASB

  16. 866
    Tracy says:

    Tracy~Stillwater
    2 Corinthians 10:4-5(NIV)
    (4) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (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.

  17. 867
    Donna Pyle says:

    Donna
    Spring, TX

    “Yet if you devote your heart to Him and stretch out your hands to Him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.” Job 11:13-18

  18. 868
    Kaungersmith says:

    Karen Orem,Utah Isaiah 43:18-19 the Message “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,rivers in the badlands.

  19. 869
    Bekah says:

    Bekah from Marion, IN. “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

  20. 870
    Melinda says:

    Melinda, Oconomowoc, WI:
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  21. 871
    Laurie says:

    Laurie
    Syracuse, NY

    Jeremiah 15:16
    Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

  22. 872

    Teri~ Corpus Christi, Texas

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  23. 873
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Mountain Grove, MO: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14

  24. 874
    Yvonne says:

    Yvonne
    Fresno
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1
    NIV

  25. 875
    LuAnn says:

    LuAnn, Auburn, NY…You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. The NET Bible

  26. 876
    Chrissy says:

    Chrissy, Detroit Lakes: “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and physical and mental strength and ability over all the power that the enemy possesses; and nothing in any way shall harm you.” –Luke 1:19 (AMP)

  27. 877
    Stephanie, Joplin, MO says:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 NIV

  28. 878
    Lori says:

    Lori, Waxhaw, NC – 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. Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  29. 879

    Crevolyn, Gainesville, GA. “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for men.” Colossians 3:23 NIV

  30. 880
    Shelly Hiles says:

    Shelly, Covington, KY – Phillipians 2:3 – Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good imperssion on others. Be humble, thinking of others is better than yourself. NLT

  31. 881
    Barb says:

    Barb, Des Moines, IA
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  32. 882
    Lezlie says:

    Lezlie, Prince George, VA – “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5 (NIV)

  33. 883
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Central, SC: “Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Psalm 90:1-2, NIV, 1984 version.

  34. 884
    Lisa says:

    Lisa,Ontario Canada, 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 NIV

  35. 885
    Ann from Rockwall says:

    Ann, Rockwall, TX But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve….But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 NIV

  36. 886
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Slinger: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV Bible

  37. 887
    Fran says:

    Fran Thomas
    Jackson TN

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

  38. 888
    Denise says:

    Denise, Key Largo,FL
    Habakkuk 3:2 NCV
    “Lord I have heard the news about You, I am amazed at what You have done. Lord, do great things once again in our time; make those things happen again in our own days. Even when you are angry, remember to be kind.

  39. 889
    Christy says:

    Christy from Brandon, MB Canada. 1st time doing SSMT 🙂

    When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight,for I bear your name,LORD God Almighty.
    Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

  40. 890
    Becky says:

    Becky, Columbus, Ohio “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” NIV

  41. 891
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Griffin, Georgia
    Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion (ROCK) forever. Psalms 73:25-26 NASB

  42. 892
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Salem

    “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings there will not be room enough to store it.”

    Malachi 3:10

  43. 893
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Bay Minette, AL “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” Eph 4:29 NLT

  44. 894
    Diana says:

    Diana, Kyle, TX: 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.” NIV

  45. 895
    Stephanie Joplin, MO says:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  46. 896
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Lilburn, GA: Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalms 16:5,6

  47. 897
    Kari says:

    Kari. College Station, ” The Lord has helped us to this point.” 1 Samuel 7:12 New Century

  48. 898
    Suzan says:

    Suzan, Beckley WV
    “Keep deception and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.”
    Proverbs 30:8-9 (NASB)
    I need to be satisfied with ‘enough’.

  49. 899
    Marita says:

    Marita – Maricopa, AZ
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  50. 900
    Leslie Jordan says:

    Leslie, Rochester, MN.

    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 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 60:5-8 NIV

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