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. 9301
    Angie says:

    Angie from Greenwood, MS
    Proverbs 3:5-6 “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.”
    NIV 1984

  2. 9302
    carrie says:

    carrie from plano, texas

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

  3. 9303
    carla F. says:

    Carla F. Houston, Texas

    But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

    2 Cor. 2:14

  4. 9304
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Vidor, TX
    I am late in joining! Verse 1: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in me. Psalm 51:10, NIV

  5. 9305
    Judy Ferguson says:

    Judy Ferguson, Fuquay Varina, NC NIV

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

  6. 9306
    Marina says:

    Marina, Kansas City:
    “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8, NIV

  7. 9307
    Samantha says:

    Samantha; Tupelo, MS
    O God, You are my God; early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You, my boldy longs for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
    Psalm 63:1

  8. 9308
    Shari says:

    Shari, Sugar Land: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
    Romans 12:2 ESV

  9. 9309
    Mary P. says:

    (Hi All! Just seeing this SSMT now (january 28)
    Mary, Boston: No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening – it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong. Hebrews 12:11-12 NLT

  10. 9310
    Renee says:

    Renee from Canton, GA: I will rejoice greatly in the Lord; My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness. Is. 61:10 (NASB)

  11. 9311

    Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3-4 NIV

  12. 9312
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, OKC: Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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 1:8 NIV

  13. 9313
    Natalie Paprocki says:

    Natalie Paprocki
    Austin, Tx
    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
    Life Application Study Bible NIV

  14. 9314
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Clarksville I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 NKJ

  15. 9315
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “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.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17–Can you imagine God rejoicing over us with singing?! Please remember me as I battle cancer.

  16. 9316
    Lanae says:

    AZ, This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17 (NIV)

  17. 9317
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Bedford, TX: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

  18. 9318
    Grace Hill says:

    Grace, Decatur, Alabama.
    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. James1:17 NET Bible

  19. 9319
    Ann Marie, Grand Rapids, MN says:

    Yikes! Just started! I’m behind!

    Deut. 4:29

    But if you seek the Lord your God you will find Him, if you look for Him with all your hear and with all your soul.

  20. 9320
    Ann Marie, Grand Rapids, MN says:

    Deut. 4:29

    But if you seek the Lord your God you will find HIm, if you look for Him with all your heart and with all of your soul.

  21. 9321
    Katie Smith says:

    Katie, Kansas.

    Even the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25 (NCV)

  22. 9322
    Amy S. says:

    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said,”If you hold to my teaching, you really are my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jhn 8:31-32 NIV

  23. 9323
    heather says:

    Austin, TX
    You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

  24. 9324
    Kathy Young says:

    This is something I really want to do this year, so here it goes! Kathy, Oakland, Oregon “I am the Alpha and Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev 1:8 NIV

  25. 9325
    Christy Nellis says:

    O Lord, be gracious to us: we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. (Isaiah 33:2)

  26. 9326
    Ashley Martin says:

    Ashley, Alabama (: Just got a WORD!!
    “Forget about what’s happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road in the desert and rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message

  27. 9327
    Sharon says:

    Sharon – Colorado – Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  28. 9328
    Kelly Webb says:

    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  29. 9329
    Amy Wood says:

    Amy, Stephenville TX: (A little late; just learned about this challenge)

    “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV.

  30. 9330
    Kristen Livingston says:

    Kristen, NM
    Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105, NIV

  31. 9331
    Sandie says:

    Sandie/Knoxville, TN

    Matthew 19:26 (NET Bible)

    Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.”

  32. 9332
    Laura says:

    Laura, Las Uvas: For thus says the Lord God, The Holy One of Israel: In returning to Me and in resting in Me you shall be saved: in quietness and in trusting confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15, Amplified

  33. 9333
    Cindy Jones says:

    If my people who are called by my name will 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 heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14, NKJV

  34. 9334
    Monica Davis says:

    Monica Davis – Houston, TX – 2 Peter 1:3 – NIV

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

  35. 9335
    Shelby! says:

    It is GOOD
    The Words of GOD
    Make Lemons into Lemonade
    The Words of my Mother
    Be the one who LEADS and does NOT FOLLOW!
    The Words of my Father
    Let go of the cat!
    The Words of my Brother
    Sometimes you have to LIVE WITH the FAMILY you have
    The Words of Myself.

  36. 9336
    Shelby! says:

    “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tounges of the wise bring healing.” Proverbs 12:18

  37. 9337
    Susan says:

    Susan, Round Rock, TX

    God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
    Revelation 7:17 (NIV)

  38. 9338
    Lene Davis says:

    Isaiah 43: 18 19 Message
    The Lord says ” Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry lands.

  39. 9339
    Beth says:

    Beth, Columbus, IN
    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. The NET Bible

  40. 9340
    Mindy Christensen says:

    Mindy – Laurel, NE
    I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

  41. 9341
    Becky Rogers says:

    Becky, IN
    I just read about the SSMT and am excited to join in! I already have my verse picked to put on the blog tomorrow 🙂

  42. 9342
    Trisa says:

    Trisa, Aberdeen (3 friends starting together late:)”Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

  43. 9343
    Bobbi says:

    Bobbi, Aberdeen SD
    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 path straight. Proverbs3:5&6

  44. 9344
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Lee’s Summit MO

    Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him, And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:12 NKJ

  45. 9345
    Omega Villanueva says:

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness. II Peter 1:3 NIV

  46. 9346
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  47. 9347
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    Isaiah 55: 8-9. (NIV)

  48. 9348
    Heather Steuer says:

    Heather Steuer,DE

    My dear brothers,take note of this:Everyone should be quick to listen,slow to speak and slow to become angry,for mans anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

  49. 9349
    Kathy Krimsky says:

    I joined late but I am raring to go:
    1.(NIV) Romans 12:2 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.
    2.(NIV)Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
    3.(NIV) Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
    I live in Missouri City, TX

  50. 9350
    Kelly Osborne says:

    Isaiah 26: 3- 4 NIV

    “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever for the Lord, the LORD is the Rock eternal”

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