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. 9101
    Katie Kelley says:

    “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 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. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion: therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:21-26 NIV

  2. 9102
    Jeantelle says:

    Jeantelle, Lafayette, La, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 1:3. NIV

  3. 9103
    Delcinea, Topeka, KS says:

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13

  4. 9104
    Sandi, KS says:

    …….Where is our blog momma? We missed seeing your post for the second verse. 🙂

  5. 9105
    Lori Walter says:

    Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces persereverance. James 1:2-3

  6. 9106
    Christina says:

    Greenacres, FL

    Ephesians 5:15 NLT
    “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.”

  7. 9107
    Cara, Austin TX says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24 ESV

  8. 9108
    Annie Sandberg says:

    Annie-Hudson-Proverbs 3:34-“The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.” NLT

  9. 9109
    Cherie says:

    Did this 2 weeks ago, but didn’t have a chance to post it.

    Washington D.C.
    “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, NKJ.

  10. 9110
    Linda says:

    Forget about what’s happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! I am about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is! I am making a road in the dessert and rivers in the badlands. Isaiah 43:19 the Message

    Linda, Rockwall, Texas

  11. 9111
    Sandy Elmore says:

    Psalm 40:3 (NAS)
    And He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord.

  12. 9112
    Karen says:

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that testing your faith develops perservance. Perserverance must finish its works so that you may be mature and complete not lacking in anything. James 1:2-4 NIV

  13. 9113
    Lori- Houston, Texas says:

    Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
    for I am trusting you.
    Show me where to walk,
    for I give myself to you. Ps. 143:8 (NLT)

  14. 9114
    cindi says:

    John 14:6 nkjv
    The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom.

  15. 9115
    Teresa Callan says:

    The Lord God carried you as a father carries his son, in all the way you went, until you came to this place. Deut. 1:31

  16. 9116
    Linda says:

    Linda, Knoxville, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33, NKJ

  17. 9117
    Barbara says:

    Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be encouragement to those who hear them. Eph. 4:29

  18. 9118
    Barbara York says:

    Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Eph 5:1

  19. 9119
    Caitlyn, Tallahassee says:

    “This God— his way is perfect;
    the word of the LORD proves true;
    he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
    For who is God, but the LORD?
    And who is a rock, except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:31-32 ESV

  20. 9120
    Jennifer says:

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

  21. 9121
    Audra says:

    Roman 8:38-39 (NIV)
    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  22. 9122
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Munford, TN
    Praying for victory through HIM:
    “1 After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat. 2 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.” 2 Chronicles 20:1-3

  23. 9123
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Kingston Springs, TN
    He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart, He gently leads those that have young.
    Isa. 40:11

  24. 9124
    Pam - Fresno, CA says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.

  25. 9125
    Marsha says:

    Marsha, Knoxville, TN “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5:22-23 NIV

  26. 9126
    Karen says:

    Karen, Colonial Heights,

    Isaiah 26:3,NIV
    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

  27. 9127

    Michelle Myers from Austin, Texas: “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” – Deuteronomy 4:9, NIV

  28. 9128
    Kimberly Lesmeister says:

    “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” ~Psalm 34:8 NIV

  29. 9129
    Stefanie, Arizona says:

    “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:13-14).

  30. 9130
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    Philemon 1:4-5 (The Message)

    “Every time your name comes up in my prayers, I say, “Oh, thank you, God!” I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other believers.”

  31. 9131
    Barbara says:

    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  32. 9132
    Barb Tanz says:

    Job 42:12, NIV
    The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first.

  33. 9133
    Tamie, Round Rock, TX says:

    I have no Greater Joy than this, to Hear of my Children Walking in the Truth. III John 1:4 (NIV)

  34. 9134
    Angela says:

    Angela, Stoutland, MO

    Isaiah 46:11b What I [The Lord] have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.

  35. 9135
    Michele says:

    Michele: Muscle Shoals, AL

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

    Psalm 65:11. The NET bible

  36. 9136
    Heather Weed says:

    Heather, Omaha My prayer for this year-long but necessary

    Deut. 6:5-9 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

  37. 9137
    Mary W. says:

    Mary, Satellite Beach. “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” ~ Jeremiah 29:12 (NASB)

  38. 9138
    Allison says:

    Isaiah 43:18-19
    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 wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

  39. 9139
    Dixie says:

    OKay, I am late posting this but I did memorize on time, just late posting….But know, the Lord has set apart the faithful for Himself, The Lord hears when I call to Him. Psalms 4:3

  40. 9140
    Nancy Tanton says:

    Romans 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

  41. 9141
    Sherry, Jeff City 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 NIV

  42. 9142
    Jennifer D says:

    Jennifer D, San Antonio

    Psalm 23:3 (New King James Version)

    He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.

  43. 9143
    Erin, Tallahassee says:

    I’m embarrassed it’s taken me this long to comment, but I’ve been memorizing!

    Job 2:10 — “You are talking like a foolish woman! Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” (NIV)

  44. 9144
    Denise Cross says:

    “I will put my trust in HIM”
    Hebrews 2:13

  45. 9145
    Jeanette from Missouri says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 51:10-11 NIV

  46. 9146
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Waldorf, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10-12, NIV

  47. 9147
    D'Anna, Houston says:

    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV

  48. 9148
    Robin, San Antonio says:

    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. Psalm 65:11

  49. 9149
    Rachel says:

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8

  50. 9150
    Amy says:

    If you confess with your mouth that “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you will be saved. Roman 10:9

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