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. 8951
    Joni Oakley says:

    The Lord is faithful; he will make you strong and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NLT)

  2. 8952
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Psalm 37:8, New Living Translation – “Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper – it only leads to harm.”

  3. 8953
    Jill says:

    Jill from Jacksonville, Fla

    “All scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  4. 8954
    Kelly Osborne says:

    Kelly Osborne
    Lakeside Mt,

    Jan 15, 2011 Memory verse
    Psalm 65:11 “You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance”

    What a great verse for a new year!!

  5. 8955
    karina allen says:

    Karina, Baton Rouge,La.

    “You crown the year with good blessings, and leave abundance in Your wake.”

    Psalm 65:11
    BTW..Re-posting verse 1. Can’t remember if I posted it.

  6. 8956
    Jennifer, Denver CO says:

    Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:3-5 NIV

  7. 8957
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Houston: Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in it’s various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV.

  8. 8958
    Cathy, Gainesville says:

    (1) I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever by hungry again. Those who believe in me will never thirst.
    John 6:35 – NLT

  9. 8959
    Bina says:

    “Lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5)

  10. 8960
    Barbara LaBrier says:

    Barbara, Dayton, Ohio, Matthew 6:33 (NIV) Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.

  11. 8961
    Edna, Bothell, WA says:

    “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”
    Psalm 18:2 (NLT)

  12. 8962
    Kim says:

    Kim, Flower Mound TX “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Gal. 5:1 (NIV)

  13. 8963
    Corine McMaster says:

    Corine in Dayton Let not mercy and truth forsake you, Bind them around your neck,
    Write them on the tablet of your heart. Psalm 3:3 NKJ

  14. 8964
    Cindy, Flower Mound TX says:

    Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 NKJV

  15. 8965
    Landy says:

    From Houston
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praisworthy-think about such things. Phillipians 4:8 NIV

  16. 8966
    Renee' says:

    I am going to copy Terri from Ocala, FL. LOVE this verse for me right now “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. thanks Terri for sharing!

  17. 8967
    Lori says:

    Lori, Norwood, “May integrity and uprightness protect me because my hope is in you.” Psalm 25:21/NIV

  18. 8968
    Jerri says:

    Jerri Firth.Rock Hill.SC
    Philipians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. NASB

  19. 8969
    Anne says:

    Anne, Tyler, Psa 65:11 You crown the year with Your good blessings and You leave abundance in Your wake. NET

  20. 8970
    Jenna Young says:

    Jenna, Spartanburg SC “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. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt.” James 1:5-6 (NIV)

  21. 8971
    Rima Rayborn says:

    Ephesians 2:9 not by works so that no one can boast.

    P.S. This one follows the last of Ephesians 2:8

  22. 8972
    Gail Miller says:

    Gail, Fort Smith AR, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NASB)

  23. 8973
    Deb says:

    Deb/Lancaster, PA You crown the year with your good blessings and you leave abundance in your wake. Psalm 65:11

  24. 8974
    Kim Harvey/Athens, AL says:

    “Committ to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed”. Proverbs 16:3

  25. 8975
    darlene beck Plano, Texas says:

    Psalm 119:105
    “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”

  26. 8976
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Greensboro, NC
    Finally, brethren, 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. Phil 4:8 NKJV

  27. 8977
    Natalie says:

    Natalie from Lexington-

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 NIV

  28. 8978
    June Jenkins says:

    “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always have all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8

  29. 8979
    Darlene Rogers says:

    Darlene, Logansport –
    “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
    I John 1:7, KJV

  30. 8980
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Denver, CO

    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

  31. 8981
    Leslie - Fairhope, AL says:

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,
    for I am your God.
    I will stengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with
    my righteous right hand.”
    Isiah 41: 10 NIV

  32. 8982
    Jamie Wyatt says:

    Jamie, Fayetteville, GA.

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
    Psalm 119:105 KJV
    (I almost always memorize in King James–I love the language)

  33. 8983
    Leanna says:

    Leanna – Waynesville NC
    I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NCV

  34. 8984
    Christine says:

    Christine – Westminster, CO

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

  35. 8985
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Pikeville, TN — “If you love Me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him or knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17

  36. 8986
    Hillary Holmes says:

    Hillary St Marys, WV
    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me, and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23 (NIV)

  37. 8987
    Tara from Russellville AR says:

    As the clay is in the potter’s hands, so are my children in the hands of the Lord. Jeremiah 18:6

  38. 8988
    Bette says:

    Bette (Prior Lake, MN) Psalm 27:14 NIV

    Wait for the Lord;
    Be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

  39. 8989
    Noel says:

    Noel-Andersonville, TN
    “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
    Matthew 5:16 (NASB)

  40. 8990
    Kelly Jo says:

    Kelly Jo, Jasper TN
    Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJV

  41. 8991
    Charity says:

    Charity – Forsyth, GA

    “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
    -Psalm 34:18, New King James Version

    Prayers please! I’m a single mom dealing with a divorce.

  42. 8992
    Kayinwichita1 says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

  43. 8993
    Lisa Foster says:

    Lisa-Cypress, TX
    For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 NIV

  44. 8994
    Sophie Fasullo says:

    sophie fasullo, sugar land texas

    “you are not your own: you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
    1 Corinthians 6:20

  45. 8995
    Cecily Lewis says:

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

  46. 8996
    Lisa Myers says:

    Lisa, Wentzville, Mo.
    Phil 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding shall guards your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” NASB

  47. 8997

    Rebekah, Bryant, “Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 HCSB

  48. 8998
    Mary Bowen, Kings Mountain NC says:

    “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks”. John 4:23 NIV

  49. 8999

    Jenifer from
    Jacksonville, AL

    Romans 12:15-16 (New International Version, ©2010)
    “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.”

  50. 9000
    Diane says:

    Diane – Fort Wayne, IN
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 KJV.

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