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. 9051
    Angela says:

    Angela/ Jacksonville, FL: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NIV

  2. 9052
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth from Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

    Romans 15:13, NIV: 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.

  3. 9053
    Beth says:

    Beth, Cary, NC
    Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
    Mark 9:24 NIV

  4. 9054
    Sabrina says:

    Sabrina, Morristown, Tennessee. “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said He would do.” Romans 4:18 The Message

  5. 9055
    Mable says:

    Mable–Houston, Tx

    “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 KJV

  6. 9056
    Kristi from Nebraska says:

    “Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5

  7. 9057
    Nakeisha says:

    Nakeisha, Houston, TX

    But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:19

  8. 9058
    Mary says:

    Chesapeake, VA
    Hebrews 4:12
    “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it pentetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. The judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

  9. 9059
    Brie says:

    Brie, Hickory “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

  10. 9060
    Melissa, Kentucky says:

    Sorry! I’m Getting a late start!
    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. Psalms 65:11 The NET Bible

  11. 9061
    Sharon says:

    O Lord, You have searched me and known me. Psalm 139:1 NKJV
    Aubrey, TX

  12. 9062
    Linda - Poway says:

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

  13. 9063
    Mary Beth says:

    “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.” -Philippians 1:27 NIV

  14. 9064
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth,Spring. “But often Jesus withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16 NIV

  15. 9065
    Stacey, Shreveport says:

    Stacey, Shreveport “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you ‘Fear not, I will help you'” Isaiah 41:13/NIV

  16. 9066
    Lisa, San Angelo says:

    You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for our word to renew me. Psalm 119:114 The Message

  17. 9067
    Brenda,Houston Texas says:

    Ephesians 6:10 Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

  18. 9068
    Nicole says:

    Nicole- Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    “Yet I am poor and needy
    may the Lord think of me
    you are my help and my deliverer
    Oh my God, do not delay” -Psalm 40:17 NIV

    (I should add this sounds kind of desparate but I memorized it bec I am up in the night a lot with a nursing baby and often need to callo on the Lord!:) )

  19. 9069
    Lori says:

    Jeremiah 29:12
    Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. (NIV)

  20. 9070
    Florence says:

    Flos/New Hartford, NY
    starting late!
    “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” the NET Bible

  21. 9071
    Julie says:

    Julie: Springfield, IL

    “I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1

  22. 9072
    Yuh-Jen says:

    Yuh-Jen, Bakersfield, We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor 5:7 NIV

  23. 9073
    Tammerah says:

    Tammerah – Fuquay Varina, NC
    “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

  24. 9074
    Denise says:

    “A horse is a vain hope for deliverance, despite all its great strength it cannot save” Psalm 33:17 NIV

  25. 9075
    Sarah from Kingwood says:

    “Why so downcast O My Soul?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    For I will yet praise him,
    My Savior and my God.”

    Psalm 43:5, NIV

  26. 9076
    LeAnn says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.
    Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
    It will healing to your body
    And refreshment to your bones.
    Honor the Lord from your wealth
    And from the first of all your produce:
    So your barns will be filled with plenty
    And your vats will overflow with new wine.

  27. 9077
    Kim/Woodstock GA says:

    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

  28. 9078
    Heather, Norman, OK says:

    Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV

  29. 9079
    Nikki says:

    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV2010

  30. 9080
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Oklahoma City, I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,the glorous father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelaton, so that you may know him better.

  31. 9081
    Katie says:

    Frisco, Texas
    “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

  32. 9082
    Rachel, Oregon says:

    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature for I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 NAS

  33. 9083
    Barbara, Brentwood, TN says:

    “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

  34. 9084
    Lorry says:

    …for I know whom I have believed and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
    2 Timothy 1:12

    Ryrie NASB

  35. 9085
    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Orlando, I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Phil 3:10-11 NIV

  36. 9086
    Laura says:

    Laura from Del Rio, TX Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, He is a faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.”

  37. 9087
    Melinda says:

    Melinda – Aledo, TX

    …Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.

    Exodus 14:13-14 Amplified

  38. 9088
    Shelley says:

    Late start, but excited about this challenge.

    Shelley, Frisco, TX
    Luke 12:22 (NET Bible)
    Then Jesus said to his discoples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.”

    I’m going to memorize verses 22-34 over the course of time.

  39. 9089
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Oh boy. Somebody hand me the Red Lantern Award for the first verse post!! (In the annual Iditarod Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome, the Red Lantern Award is given to the last musher to cross the finish line. And I must be pretty close to being last with my verse. Alas! January hits me upside the head with birthdays and basketball. Every time I turn around it’s another cake to bake or tournament to cheer. Girls: I’ve been with you in spirit, however).

    Here’s my verse: Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV

    “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to me (void – thank you, KJV), but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

    Warm in Alaska
    (Carolyn in Palmer)

  40. 9090
    Cindy, Virginia Beach says:

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Gal. 2:20 (NIV)

  41. 9091
    Cindy, Virginia Beach says:

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb 11:6 (NIV)

  42. 9092
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Delray Beach,FL:”For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not parish but might have eternal life.”John 3:16(NAB)

  43. 9093
    janie says:

    belton, tx
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled , nor let it be fearful

  44. 9094
    Connie, Kearney says:

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1(NIV)

  45. 9095
    Kathy says:

    Psalms 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. My God is my rock in whom I take refuge. he is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold

  46. 9096
    Heidi says:

    In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
    Eph. 4:26 NIV

  47. 9097
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Topeka, KS
    James 1:2, NASB
    Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trails.

  48. 9098
    Carol says:

    Carol – Topeka, KS
    Phil 4:8 NIV
    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 praiseworthy – think about such things.

  49. 9099
    Shelby says:

    Shelby, Queen City TX Better in one day in your courts than a thousand elswhere; I would rather be a door keeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 NIV

  50. 9100
    Sandi, Carbondale, 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 a hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

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