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. 9251
    Alicia, Bismarck, ND says:

    John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” I am God’s daughter!
    John 15:15 “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but i have called you friends, for all things I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” I am God’s friend!
    I’m starting late – these are the first two!

  2. 9252
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Dallas, TX; Matthew 6:33-34
    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  3. 9253
    Leah says:

    Leah, Cleveland
    “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” (Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV)

  4. 9254
    vee says:

    vee in howe, tx
    The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

  5. 9255
    vee says:

    vee in Howe, Tx
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    Psalms 23:1 (KJV)

  6. 9256
    Susan C. says:

    Round Rock, Texas
    I know the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Phil. 4:12b (NIV)

  7. 9257
    Jill Clem says:

    Jill Clem
    Sioux City IA
    “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – What is good and acceptable and perfect”
    Romans 12:2 (NIV)

  8. 9258
    Kim says:

    Kim, Orlando, 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)
    “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be (wo)men of courage; be strong.”

  9. 9259
    Julie Williams says:

    I am just catching up my posting. For the 1st, I chose John 3:16…I know, kind of cheating, but I need to start at the beginning, and my kiddos did too! 🙂

  10. 9260
    Juanita Williford says:

    Juanita Williford
    Deuteronomy 1:31
    There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a
    father carries his son, all the way you went until you
    reached this place.
    NIV version

  11. 9261

    My Grandma prayed this over me whenever she tucked me in! Psalm 23
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me to lie dow in green pastures.
    He leads me beside the still waters.
    He restores my soul.
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me.
    Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
    Psalm 23 NKJV

  12. 9262
    Angie says:

    A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

  13. 9263
    Gaynor Lubojasky says:

    Gaynor , Sugar Land, TX (started late so here are my two verses for Jan.):
    (1) “Come near to God and he will come near to you…” (James 4:8a NIV)
    (2)” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1 NIV)

  14. 9264
    Gaynor Lubojasky says:

    In reviewing the comments from other sisters, I found this beautiful verse that I also want to commit to memory for January: “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 NAS).

  15. 9265
    Rosie, Valencia, CA says:

    Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. NIV

    I prayed for a way to memorize scripture this year and found this blog today. Praise the Lord!

  16. 9266
    Cheryl, Virginia Beach, VA says:

    Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Psalm 51:12 NLT

  17. 9267
    Vickie says:

    But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26

  18. 9268
    Diane from Oakland, OR says:

    Psalm 1:1,2 “Oh, the joys of those who do not listen to the advice of evil people! They do not hang around with sinners. They do not laugh at the things of God. But they take joy in doing all God wants them to. They think about God’s laws day and night. They think about ways to follow him more closely.

  19. 9269
    Pam in Spring, TX says:

    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave adundance in Your wake. Psalm 65:10 NET
    Great suggestion for the first verse of the year.

  20. 9270
    Allison Merrell says:

    A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
    Proverbs 19:11 NIV

  21. 9271
    Liezil from Stettler, AB, Canada says:

    Habakkuk 3:17 & 18 – Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior

  22. 9272
    Megan says:

    Megan Blue Springs, MO

    Romans 4:24(NIV)
    God will credit righteousness for us who belive him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

  23. 9273
    Angel says:

    Angel, Destin. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps”. Proverbs 16:9 NLT

  24. 9274
    Cathy,Sulphur Springs,TX says:

    A person without self control is like a city with broken-down walls. Prov. 25:28 NLT

  25. 9275
    Courtney says:

    2 Corinthians 4:17-18
    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. NIV

  26. 9276
    Heather says:

    Heather, Topeka Kansas
    “Though i constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.”
    Psalm 119:112

  27. 9277
    Holly says:

    Portland, Tx
    God didn’t give us a spirit of fear but of power, lover, and self- control.
    2 TIM.1:7

  28. 9278
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Austin: ” You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.”

    Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT

  29. 9279
    ownerofageneralstore says:

    Central Asia
    Psalm 65:11 (NAS)
    Thou hast crowned the year with Thy bounty, And Thy paths drip with fatness.

    Getting a late start this year, but want to join in.

  30. 9280
    Becca Helble says:

    Becca Helble from Austin, TX
    I’m starting late but so excited to join in this journey!
    “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward” Col 3:23-24 (NIV)

  31. 9281
    Denise, Orange City, IA says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

  32. 9282
    Micah says:

    “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14 ESV

  33. 9283
    Amanda Kendall says:

    Phil 1:20

  34. 9284
    Lyne, Goshen KY says:

    Just found this blog. I’m way behind, but I’m going for it.

    1st Verse: Galatians 5:22&23 – 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. NIV

    2nd Verse: John 16:33 – I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. NIV

  35. 9285
    Amy, Bixby, OK says:

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV

  36. 9286
    Dawn says:

    Pottsville, AR
    Joining late…
    1.Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1, NIV
    2.Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28, NIV

  37. 9287
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Tomball, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deut.6:4-5, NIV

  38. 9288
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Tomball, “For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12, NIV

  39. 9289
    Katherine says:

    Philippians 4:6-7 NKJ
    Be anxious fornothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

  40. 9290
    Mindy Jones says:

    “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”
    Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV)

  41. 9291
    Penny says:

    Penny from Calif. Eph.1:3 Life Ap. Study Bible

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

  42. 9292
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Austin, Matthew 6:34
    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble on it’s own.

  43. 9293
    michelle jones says:

    Joining late also….
    Michelle Jones, Charlotte NC, Psalm 65:11 NET
    “You crown the year with your good blessing and leave abundance in your wake.”

  44. 9294
    Hillary Barber says:

    Hillary Barber
    Auburn, Al

    Call unto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

    – Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

  45. 9295
    Jeanette says:

    Jeanette, Indian Trail, NC. “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 (NIV)

  46. 9296
    Cristette says:

    Just heard about this.

    Cristette, Glendale AZ
    “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” Romans 8:37 NIV

  47. 9297
    Sheila says:

    I am a little late joining. A friend just told me about this. But I posted a longer passage on Jan 15th. It is my verse(s) for January. Matt 6:31-34 NIV.
    Sheila, Austin

  48. 9298
    Larissa Lbk, Texas says:

    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Col 3:17

  49. 9299
    erin says:

    Stockbridge, Ga


    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  50. 9300
    Tara says:

    Tara from Brandon, MS

    Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly”
    NIV 2010

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