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. 9001
    cameron peek says:

    Cameron- Richmond VA
    “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

  2. 9002
    Sydney says:

    Sydney-London, Ky

    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

  3. 9003
    Amy S. says:

    I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Ps. 16:8 NIV

  4. 9004
    Barbara says:

    Birmingham, AL
    Psalm 3:3
    But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on my and lift up my head. NIV

  5. 9005
    Lauren says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV

  6. 9006
    Alegra Bishop says:

    Alegra Bishop
    Datil, New Mexico Jan. 15 2011

    Ephesians 4:29

    Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

    Ephesians 4:29

  7. 9007
    Pam Taylor says:

    Pam, Bellevue – We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

  8. 9008
    Carla says:

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be addedto you.” Matt 6:33/NKJV

  9. 9009
    melissa says:

    Melissa, Waco. Jeremiah 17:8 NIV “He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

  10. 9010
    Beth says:

    West Columbia
    Rom. 5:5 Bible in Basic English
    And hope does not put to shame; because our hearts are full of the love of God through the Holy Spirit which is given to us.

  11. 9011
    Debbie says:

    Debbie/Stevenson Ranch, CA

    “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit is, there is freedom. So all of who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord-who is the Spirit-makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorius image.”

    2 Cor 3:17-18

  12. 9012
    Tracy Culley says:

    I am behind in posting my first verse
    Genesis 4:6-7
    6 “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”

    Columbia, MO

  13. 9013
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn Cowell
    Garner, NC

    John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whoever believes in Him will never die but have eternal life.

  14. 9014
    Stacy Currie says:

    REV. 17:14 NIV



  15. 9015
    teresa says:

    Scripture Memory Vs. #1

    Ps. 91:1
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

    This is my daily reminder to abide in Him!

  16. 9016
    Heather says:

    Heather, Potomac Falls, VA: “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5/NASB

  17. 9017
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    I’m late joining! My 1st verse: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 KJV

  18. 9018
    Vickie, Maryland says:

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

  19. 9019
    Jennifer N./ S.C. says:

    Isaiah 7:9 NIV– “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”

  20. 9020
    Sarah Vint says:

    Paul and Timothy slaves of Christ Jesus to the saints of Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the overseers and deacons. Grace to you and peace to you from God our Father and the Lird Jesus Christ. I thank my God for all my remembrances of you. Always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Phil. 1:1-5, HCSB

    Ames, IA

  21. 9021
    Sharon says:

    Sharon Hoffman
    Springfield, MO

    “There has no temptation taken you such as is common to man, but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation also make a way of escape that you may be able to bear it. I Cor 10:13

  22. 9022
    Sharon Lynn says:

    Sharon Lynn, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2 Cor 10:5
    We demolish arguements and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ

  23. 9023
    Rebecca says:

    Habakkuk 1:5 An answer from the Lord to Habakkuk’s complaint

    Look at the nations and watch… and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

  24. 9024
    Renae says:

    “For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in Spirit.” Colossians 2:5 HCSB

  25. 9025
    Amy Hooten says:

    Proverbs 24:10

    If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength. (NIV)

  26. 9026
    Robin says:

    Robin Atlanta: What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us , who can be against us? Romans 8:31 NIV

  27. 9027
    Elaine M. says:

    Elaine M. Indianapolis Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

    Rom 8:1 NIV

  28. 9028
    jen says:

    Jen- Oklahoma Scripture Memory #2
    We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield.
    -Psalm 33:20 NLT

  29. 9029
    Mary from North Richland Hills says:

    But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is nt without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

    Mark 6:4 (KJV)

  30. 9030
    Mary from North Richland Hills says:

    But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
    MARK 6:4 (KJV)

  31. 9031
    Nicole - Queen Creek, AZ says:

    “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.” Matthew 11:29 NIV

  32. 9032
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Nashoba,OK
    But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 41:31 NKJV

  33. 9033
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Conroe
    James 1:2-4
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face various trials because the testing of your faith produces endurance.
    Endurance must have it’s perfect work so that you may be mature and complete lacking in nothing.

  34. 9034
    Mirra says:

    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
    Psalm 119:11 NIV
    Martha, Clearwater, FL

  35. 9035
    Amy says:

    Amy, Odessa, Florida. “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Praise God! Luke 11:13. NIV

  36. 9036
    patsy says:

    Those who are in Christ can be assured by this!
    Ephesians 1:7 (New International Version, ©2010)
    In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

  37. 9037
    Twila says:

    “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

  38. 9038
    Kathy says:

    Kathy – Memphis, Tn
    You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NKJV

  39. 9039
    Maryann Hodge says:

    Maryann Hodge – Avon Park, Fl. Verse for 1/15/11 is” Psalm 142: 2-3a (NIV)”I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way.”

  40. 9040
    Jess Handy says:

    Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

  41. 9041
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Blairsville, GA

    Psalm 34:1 I will praise the Lord at all times; his praise is always on my lips. (NCV)

  42. 9042
    Marge Frantz, Owasso, OK says:

    Marge – Owasso, OK. Isaiah 52:11&12 (Message)
    Purify yourselves in the process of worship, carrying the holy vessels of God! But you don’t have to be in a hurry. You’re not running from anybody! God is leading you out of here and the God of Israel is also your rear guard.

  43. 9043
    Elisabeth Seale says:

    Elisabeth, La Grange. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galations 2:20 ESV

  44. 9044
    Jana, Crawford, TX says:

    I lift my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121 1-2

  45. 9045
    Denise says:

    Denise Deming N.M. Once again I cannot find my verse entered so will see if this one goes through. 1John 3:1 “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called the children of God! Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.” NKJV

  46. 9046
    phyllis, lumberton says:

    Therefore the Lord will wait, That He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you. Is 30:18-19 nkj

  47. 9047
    Mindy Young says:

    Grace Young (12)
    Proverbs 4:23 Keep they heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. KJV

    Hope Young (10)
    Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from ti flow the springs of life.NAS

    They started late with me and I didn’t think to have them post until Jennine Bortmess told them too!

  48. 9048
    Sylvia Geide says:

    Sylvia – Wichita, Kansas
    “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
    Matthew 6:33 KJV

  49. 9049
    Janelle - Hooper, NE says:

    Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
    2 Corinthians 13:11/ESV

  50. 9050
    Heather Burris says:

    “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

    Better late than never…Heather, Friendswood, TX

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