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. 9401
    Julie, Buckhannon, WV says:

    Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thought than your thoughts… NIV

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    Connie, Kearney says:

    But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV) Isaiah 53:5

  3. 9403

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  5. 9405
    Kyla Mitchell says:

    Tecumseh, Kansas
    This is my command: Love each other.
    John 15:17 (NIV)

  6. 9406
    Robin, Chaska says:

    Finally, brothers and sisters, 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)

  7. 9407
    Carla says:

    The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless HIs people with peace. (NKJ) Psalm 29:11

  8. 9408
    McKenna Folster says:

    Romans 12:2 NIV “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.”

  9. 9409
    Emili Folster says:

    Psalm 66:1-3 NIV “Shout with joy to God all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious! Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.'”

  10. 9410
    Michelle Folster says:

    Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

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    Susan Allen says:

    2nd Corinthians 5:17

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away;behold, all things have become new.

  12. 9412
    Cynthia Ellsworth says:

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

  13. 9413
    Angela from Round Rock says:

    Matthew 6:33: NIV But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

  14. 9414
    Kitty Raney says:

    Kitty, Melbourne Beach, FL THE MESSAGE Psalm 25:1: I’m looking to you God; No hangdog skulking for me.

  15. 9415
    Michele says:

    Michele – Lubbock, TX

    Psalms 119:11 I have inherited Thy testamonies FOREVER,
    for they are the joy of my heart. NASB

  16. 9416
    Natalie says:

    Natalie from Lexington

    They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:23 NIV

  17. 9417
    Pam Taylor says:

    Pam, Bellevue – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 – NKJV

  18. 9418
    Robin says:

    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always Psalm 105:4 NIV

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    Melissa says:

    “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to him.” John 14:21 NIV

  20. 9420
    Cindye from Crawford says:

    1. I sought the Lord,and He heard me; He delivered me from all my fears.
    Ps. 34:4 NIV

  21. 9421
    Cindye from Crawford says:

    2. And 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.
    2 Cor. 12:9 NIV

  22. 9422

    James 4:7
    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. NIV

  23. 9423
    Amy of Paducah says:

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 5:29 NIV

  24. 9424
    Merle - Carlsbad, NM says:

    this is verse 1
    Give me understanding and I shall keep thy law, yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Psalms 119: 34 KJV

  25. 9425
    Melissa says:

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

  26. 9426
    Andra says:

    Getting started late… The words of the Lord are pure, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6 NKJ

  27. 9427
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Easley SC

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

    2 Timothy 3:6

  28. 9428
    Mei says:

    Mei, Easley, SC

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

    2 Timothy 3:6

  29. 9429
    Barb Tanz says:

    Psm. 36:9, NIV- For with You is the fountain of life! in Your light, we see light!

  30. 9430
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Memphis, TN

    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.”
    Psalm 62:5 New International Version

  31. 9431
    Lisa, San Angelo says:

    Romans 12:2 NKJ
    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

  32. 9432
    LINDA DAVIS says:

    Linda, North Fort Myers, Florida

    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

  33. 9433
    Fran George says:

    “Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18 NKJV

  34. 9434
    Marla says:

    Marla – Manila “but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”
    I cor. 9:27

  35. 9435
    cindi says:

    Malichi 3:3 nkjv
    He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver, He will purify the sons of Levi and purge them as silver and gold. That they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.

  36. 9436
    nicole, huntington, wv says:

    Jer 29:11… For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end… KJV

  37. 9437
    Yuh-Jen Liao says:

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

  38. 9438
    Renae says:

    “The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.” Proverbs 22:2 HCSB

  39. 9439
    Nancy Lee says:

    All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    2 Tim. 3:16-17 (NIV)

    Nancy Lee
    Aubrey, TX

  40. 9440
    Cathy says:

    Jeremiah 29:11-12
    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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

  41. 9441
    Wendy K, Vero Beach FL says:

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
    John 14:26 (NIV)

  42. 9442
    Jenni K, Vero Beach FL says:

    “Disregarding another person’s faults preserved love; telling about them separates close friends.”
    -Proverbs 17:9

  43. 9443
    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, Tx:

    Psalm 19:14 (NIV) May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O lord, my rock and my redeemer.

  44. 9444
    Audra Napp says:

    Audra Murray I can do all this through him who strengthens me. Philippians 413

  45. 9445
    Audra Napp says:

    Audra Murray ESV

  46. 9446
    Anna Cheatham says:

    Anna,Lincoln AR
    Luke 9:23 If any man will come after me,let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.


  47. 9447
    Kristy says:

    Kristy from Port Angeles, Washington
    “Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 (NASB)

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      Sandy J. says:

      This verse is on a wall hanging given to me by my grandparents in 1966. I have read it daily for so many years. So comforting to remember these words.

  48. 9448
    Ericka says:

    Ericka from Athens, GA:
    “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” Ps. 147:4-5 (NKJV)

  49. 9449
    Wynne says:

    Midland, Texas
    Romans 8:37 NIV
    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors though him who loved us.”

  50. 9450
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth, Spring, TX “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” Psalm 15.1 NIV

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