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!


10,483 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!”

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  1. 9151
    Sandi says:

    Sandi 108 Mile Ranch
    We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared, in advance, for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

  2. 9152
    Julie, ND says:

    Then GOD said, “Let us make man in our image,
    in our likeness.” Genesis 1:26 NIV

  3. 9153
    Melissa says:

    The ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead into the Jordan ahead of you. Now then choose 12 men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe, and as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord. the Lord of all the earth, set foot in the Jordan, it’s waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap. Joshua 3:11-13

  4. 9154
    Teresa C says:

    Teresa C, San Antonio Gen 2:27 So God created people in his own image;God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. THE MESSAGE

  5. 9155
    Marsha Stephens says:

    Marsha, Ocala, FL
    And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
    Isaiah 32:17 NIV

  6. 9156
    Karen says:

    Karen, Amarillo. “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.” 1 John 2.15 NLT

  7. 9157
    Vicky says:

    Vicky, Germantown, TN You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4 (NLT)

  8. 9158
    Kay for Cheryl says:

    posting for friend, who is currently computerless. . .

    Ecclesiastes 5:1 NIV
    1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

    Kemah, TX

  9. 9159
    Anna from Waco, TX says:

    “You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” Psalm 65:11 The NET Bible

  10. 9160
    Kimberley says:

    Kimberley, Houston, Tx

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. (Psalm 143:8)

  11. 9161
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, Washington
    For you shall go out in joy and be lead forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. Isaiah 55:12-13, ESV

  12. 9162
    Erin, Euless says:

    Praise the Lord I tell myself, with my whole heart I will praise his holy name. Praise the Lord I tell myself and never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Psalm 103:1-3 NLT

  13. 9163
    Jan says:

    Jan, Clarkson MI

    “Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

    In honor of Kathy – and all cancer survivors needing hope!

  14. 9164
    Kellie says:

    Kellie – Mineola, TX
    So far behind and commiting to catch up!

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

  15. 9165
    Diera says:

    Diera, Austin
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  16. 9166
    Ann says:

    Ann from Crystal Springs, MS
    Revised Standard Ed. (1952)
    Psalms 119:124-125 Deal with thy servant according to thy steadfast love, and teach me thy statutes. I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies!

  17. 9167
    Jan says:

    Jan, Jackson, Ms
    “I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. You will make known to me the path of life; In your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Ps 16:8-9, 11

  18. 9168
    Jane says:

    Jane, Justin : 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

  19. 9169
    Jasdeep says:

    Toronto, ON

    Joshua 9:1 (NKJV…..I think)
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage: do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  20. 9170
    Amy says:

    Amy, TX
    God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man, but God, who gives you His Holy Spirit.
    1 Thessalonians 4:7-8, NIV

  21. 9171
    Heidi Buris says:

    Eph. 4:26

    In your anger do not sin. Do not go to bed while you are still angry

  22. 9172
    Jessie says:

    Jessie; Woodstock, GA

    If you remain in me and my words remains in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:7 NIV

  23. 9173
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey; Bowling Green, KY; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Holman Christian Standard Bible

    (16) All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness (17) so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

  24. 9174
    Shana, Oregon says:

    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. Galatians 5:22-23

  25. 9175
    Nicholette says:

    Nicholette, Houston: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 NIV

  26. 9176
    Kristy says:

    And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
    Mark 12:30 KJV

    Kristy, Colonial Heights,VA

  27. 9177
    Kara says:

    Kara (15) in Exton
    Hiding away in my heart (with my Mom)
    Psalm 118:5-7 NIV
    In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered me by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.

  28. 9178
    Tracy says:

    Psalm 25:2 O my God, I trust in You.

  29. 9179
    Laura says:

    Laura, Hoyt, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4, NIV

  30. 9180
    Janet says:

    Janet, Redwood City, CA
    And you will seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord
    Jeremiah 29;13-14

  31. 9181
    Kortnie Brockwalder says:

    Kortnie, Yelm, WA
    “For this reason I remind you to fan into the flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1: 6-7 ESV

  32. 9182
    Belinda says:

    Belinda/Olathe KS

    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8 NLT

  33. 9183
    Holly Clouse says:

    Holly Fishers, Indiana
    “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

  34. 9184
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Hoyt,KS. “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” Genesis 2:4, ESV

  35. 9185

    I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have made compiling this post. You’ve an inspiration for me. I’ve passed this on to a friend of mine.

  36. 9186
    lisa says:

    Lisa, St. Louis, MO
    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

  37. 9187
    Shannan Frohock says:

    “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyone the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down: He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; He’ll always be there to help you come through it.”
    1 Corinthians 10:13
    The Message

  38. 9188
    Kristen Kulling says:

    “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
    Psalm 150:6 NIV

  39. 9189
    Martha H says:

    Martha H, Skiatook, OK Now faith if the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  40. 9190
    Missy Wilkinson says:

    Stillwater, OK
    “You will show me the path of life;
    In Your presence is fullness of joy”
    Psalm 16:11 NIV

  41. 9191
    Lisa says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalms 90:14

  42. 9192
    Sheila says:

    I missed the part about posting your memory verse within 24 hours or whatever! My spirals came in and I have shared them with my study group as prizes for doing their homework. So we are starting a little late! ๐Ÿ™
    I am Sheila from Las Cruces, NM.
    My first verse in “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

  43. 9193
    Regina says:

    Regina Cincinnati, Ohio
    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph. 4:29, TNIV

  44. 9194
    TV says:

    Dang i thought your blog was killer, gave me a car load of information, i never knew, thanks blogger.

  45. 9195
    Rebecca A says:

    “Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
    She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.”
    Proverbs 31:11-12

  46. 9196
    Eco Friendly says:

    Having reading this blog i realize it was helpful in so many ways. Genius!

  47. 9197
    Judy says:

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

  48. 9198
    Courtney, Kinston 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 NASB

  49. 9199
    Amanda says:

    In my father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

    Broken Bow, NE

  50. 9200

    Psalm 25:2
    Oh my God, I trust in You.

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