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. 9201
    Susan says:

    Round Rock, Texas
    I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved.
    Psalm 18:3 (The Message)

  2. 9202
    Misty says:

    Land O’Lakes, FL

    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

    John 1:12 (NIV)

  3. 9203
    Teresa Joseph says:

    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. Galatians 5:1 NIV

  4. 9204
    Tricia from Oregon says:

    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

  5. 9205
    LaDonna Yoza says:

    LaDonna, Charlotte, NC: “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1 KJV

  6. 9206
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Glendale,
    Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes.He is close to those who trust in Him.

    • 9206.1
      Cynthia says:

      I receved a decorative plate with this verse scripted on it as an after christmas gift. New years Day one of my favorite dearest,friends died unexpectedly at 51. The NISB reads, The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble. And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

  7. 9207
    Amanda says:

    Guntersville, Alabama

    So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. 1 Peter 2:1 Message

  8. 9208
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Virginia
    Psalm 43:1
    Vindicate me, O God and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from decietful and wicked men. NIV

  9. 9209
    Julie says:

    “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”

    Genesis 41:16

  10. 9210
    Kristin Eldridge says:

    Kristin, St. Louis

    Therefore I tell you do not worry about what you will eat or drink or about your body. Is life not more than food and your body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air. They do not reap or stow or stow away in barns and your Heavenly Father watches over them. Are you not more valuable than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to hour life?

    Matthew 6:25-27 NIV

  11. 9211
    Amy says:

    Amy, Nacogdoches, Texas
    Isaiah 43:1-3
    But now, this is what the LORD says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
    For I am the LORD your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

  12. 9212
    Sue says:

    I am joining late to Briten’s Siesta Sisters group – i am so excited be a part of Siesta Sisters. I have been aweful at memorizing scriptures and hope this will help me retain “where” is says in the Bible…
    So my first two I am memorizing are:
    “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised HIM from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ” Romans 10:9

    ” Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3

  13. 9213
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, KY I have brought you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners. I said to you: You are My servant; I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:9-10 HCSB

  14. 9214
    Jennifer says:

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13 NIV
    Mount Airy, NC

  15. 9215
    Melissa says:

    Melissa in San Antonio, TX
    Romans 12:2 (NIV)
    Do not conform 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.

  16. 9216
    Judy says:


    You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:13 NAS

  17. 9217
    Tammy says:

    Tammy – Mobile, AL
    Hebrews 12:14
    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

  18. 9218
    Hollie says:

    Hollie, Waco, TX:
    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 NIV

  19. 9219
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer in Monroe,GA
    Psalm 65:11 NLT
    “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.”

  20. 9220
    Lisa says:

    Lisa in Oakdale, PA
    Romans 1:16 NIV
    I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

  21. 9221
    Claire says:

    Claire in Pittsburgh,PA
    NIrV Proverbs 2:9
    You will understand what is right and honest and fair. You will understand the right way to live.

  22. 9222
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Lee’s Summit MO
    Psalm 73:25-26 NIV
    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  23. 9223
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Chadbourn: Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thess. 5:16-18 Common English Bible

  24. 9224
    Doris says:

    from NC, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” Ps.1:1 ESV

  25. 9225
    Alana says:

    Exodus 14:13 Moses answered the people ” Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will se the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.”

  26. 9226
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Raleigh NC
    (Catching up)

    The Lord will work out HIS plans for my life ~ for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me. Psalms 138:8 NLT

  27. 9227
    Sydney says:

    Sydney, Tucson,AZ
    Hebrews 4:16 NIV
    “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may recieve mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

  28. 9228
    Susan C. says:

    Round Rock, Texas
    Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 (NIV)

  29. 9229
    Shari says:

    Shari, Westland,MI
    2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
    For all scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  30. 9230
    Kirbi says:

    Kirbi, Norfolk: But the Helper will teach you everything and will cause you to remember all that I told you… I leave you my peace; my peace I give you… So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. John 14:26a-27 NCV

  31. 9231
    Casey says:

    Casey, Fort Thomas, KY:
    I just learned about this challenge and I love it!!
    God is a hiding place in tough times. He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help. Nahum 1:7 The Message

  32. 9232
    Kelli Hogg says:

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14 KJV

  33. 9233
    Mary Cooper says:

    Macon, GA
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
    “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
    (a little late to “enter” but trying to catch up. 😉 )

  34. 9234
    Susan says:

    For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
    And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
    Col 2:9,10 King James

  35. 9235
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Arp, TX: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” 1 corinthians 16:13 (NIV)

  36. 9236
    Suzette says:

    You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Gen. 50:20

  37. 9237
    Deanna, Tulsa, OK says:

    My January 1st verse is “I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (God’s Word)

  38. 9238
    Deanna, Tulsa, OK says:

    My January 15th verse is:
    “Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will hear you. When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:12-14a (God’s Word)

  39. 9239
    Kathy in Oakland, OR. says:

    2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)

    “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout
    the whole earth; to show Himself strong on behalf of
    those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

  40. 9240
    Gina Medford says:

    Johns Creek, GA
    Matthew 5:16 (NIrV)
    In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.

  41. 9241
    Lisa Ray says:

    I’m so sorry that I am so late in getting started but my computer has been down for a while. This year I will be memorizing the third chapter of Colossians.

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

    Colossians 3:1 (NIV)
    Lisa Ray, Trout, Louisiana

  42. 9242
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Timberlea, NS: “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4,5 NIV)

  43. 9243
    Chystal Christopher says:

    Chrystal – Wetumpka, AL
    (Starting late but so excited to do this!)
    “Out of his fulness we have all received grace in place of grace already given” John 1:16 TNIV

  44. 9244

    Mankato, MN
    For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  45. 9245
    Barb in Indianapolis, IN says:

    His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

    2 Peter 1:3 NIV

  46. 9246
    Carolyn Cook says:

    Carolyn, St. Peters, MO
    1 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)
    Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
    tell of his wonderful acts.

  47. 9247
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Houston
    I just found out about this SSMT this weekend! I posted my first verse under the 15th blog post, so I’m a little backwards! Sorry! Here’s the 2nd verse:
    “You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.” Ex 23:1, NKJV
    (don’t gossip)

  48. 9248
    Marilyn, Redondo Beach, CA says:

    Psalm 51:10. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    This is my verse #1, #2 posted 1/23, started late, now on track!

  49. 9249
    Emily says:

    “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21

  50. 9250
    Diane in Wisconsin says:

    2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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