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. 9351
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

    Psalm 9:10 ESV

  2. 9352
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    In the morning, O Lord, you hear my vice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

    Psalm 5:3 NIV

  3. 9353
    Tonya Myers, Texas says:

    He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2 NIV

  4. 9354

    The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs
    in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
    You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
    Isaiah 58:11

  5. 9355
    Edna, Bothell, WA says:

    Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:5 (NLT)

  6. 9356
    Stephanie says:

    “The Lord is my strength & my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy & I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28:7 NIV

  7. 9357
    Sallie says:

    Sallie, Rocky Point

    “Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NLT

  8. 9358
    Corine McMaster says:

    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. Ps. 1:1 (NKJ)

  9. 9359
    Kristi from Nebraska says:

    Proverbs 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

  10. 9360
    Lorry says:

    “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
    to receive power and riches and wisdom
    and might and glory and blessing.”
    Revelation 5:12 Ryrie NASB

  11. 9361
    Stacy says:

    Stacy – Bossier City, LA – And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10

  12. 9362
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    Phyllis – Flower Mound, TX – He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust. Psa 91:1-2 NIV

  13. 9363
    Nakeisha says:

    Houston, TX

    But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sins deceitfulness.

    Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)

  14. 9364
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Topeka,
    Consequently you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,
    Ephesians 2:19 NIV

  15. 9365

    Phil 4:8 NAS

    Finally Brethren, whatever is true, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

  16. 9366
    Tamie, Round Rock, TX says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

  17. 9367
    Pat says:

    Pat from Hillsboro, OR

    Isaiah 12:2
    Surely God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.

  18. 9368
    Rachel Clark says:

    You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are-no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. Matthew 5:5 The Message

  19. 9369
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Birmingham, AL

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  20. 9370
    Jennifer, Denver CO says:

    Romans 5:1-2
    “Therefore, since we hav been justified trhough faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by fatih into His grace in whih we now stand.” Romans 5:1-2 NIV

  21. 9371
    Lisa Karle says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, MI
    “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

  22. 9372
    amanda says:

    Philippians 1:6
    I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back. NLT

  23. 9373
    Angel says:

    Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 NIV

  24. 9374
    Kerry says:

    Whatever happens conduct yourselvs in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.

    Philippians 1:27 NIV

  25. 9375
    Brenda says:

    Blairsville, Ga

    I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him and he answered my prayer. Psalm 120:1 NLT

  26. 9376
    Renee' says:

    Renee’ Locust Grove, Ga
    Love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous, not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to do this that you may inherit a blessing.
    1 Peter 8-9

  27. 9377
    Kat says:

    “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
    ~Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  28. 9378
    Ashley Spurgeon says:

    Newport, TN

    “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. Joshua 23:14 NIV

  29. 9379
    Tina Brown says:

    Psalm 27:5b

    The Lord will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble, will conceal me under the cover of his tent, and will set me high upon a rock.”

  30. 9380
    Jackie says:

    You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7 (NIV)

    My daughter, Jasmine- But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10 (NIV)

    Jackie & Jasmine, Newport, TN

  31. 9381
    Lauren says:

    I recall the old days; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on your accomplishments. Psalm 143:10 new english

  32. 9382
    Shirley says:

    Athens, AL

    “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.” John 16:33 NIV

  33. 9383
    Destinee says:

    Destinee, Greenville, Oh.
    “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call and the LORD will answer, you shall cry, and He will say ‘there I am’
    Isaiah 58:8-9

  34. 9384
    Teresa says:

    Psalm 28:7
    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. (NKJV)

  35. 9385
    Judy says:

    This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be
    glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (NIV)

  36. 9386
    Deaune says:

    Deaune – Topeka, KS – Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6 NIV

  37. 9387
    Amy Paben says:

    I Corinthians 3:17 NIV
    If anyone destroys God’s temple; God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred and you are God’s temple.

  38. 9388
    Tina, Del Rio, TX says:

    Psalm 25:4-5 (New International Version)

    4 Show me your ways, LORD,
    teach me your paths.
    5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

  39. 9389
    Melinda says:

    Melinda in CO
    “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
    John 13:34-35 NLV

  40. 9390
    Stephanie says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” ~Stephanie from Ocean Springs, MS

  41. 9391

    Finally, brothers,whatever is true,whatever is noble, whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

  42. 9392
    Pat says:

    Pat, Cleburne, Texas

  43. 9393
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    2 Cor. 5:20 NIV
    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

  44. 9394
    Jennifer Rott says:

    <3"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…"<3 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

  45. 9395
    Cindy Dillon says:

    Cindy Dillon, Charleston, WV
    “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”
    Philippians 4:13 from The Message Bible

  46. 9396
    Jessica Calvery says:

    Jessica Calvery-Cleveland, MS

    “For while we were still weak, at the right time christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-”

    -Romans 5:6-7 ESV

  47. 9397
    Brenda Weeks says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindess, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such thins there is no law.
    Gal. 5:22-23 NIV

  48. 9398
    Melanie says:

    “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

  49. 9399
    Margaret San Tan Valley, AZ says:

    “They will war against the Lamb but the Lamb will triumph over them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with Him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14 NIV

  50. 9400
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits – the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Amplified

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