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!


10,483 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!”

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  1. 9451
    Barbara says:

    The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10

  2. 9452
    Crystal N. says:

    Let us throw off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up, and let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
    Hebrews 12:1-2

  3. 9453
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Independence, KY: Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:11-12, NASB

  4. 9454
    Judi Cox says:

    Judi, Topeka,KS. Psalms. 33:11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purpose of His heart through all generations. NIV

  5. 9455
    Karen says:

    Karen, Orillia, Ontario,(Canada) 1 Cor. 1:8 He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV

  6. 9456
    Kirbi says:

    Kirbi, Norfolk, NE Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from you mouth; 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. NIV

  7. 9457
    Sandy J. says:

    Sandy, New Braunfels, TX. Colossians 3:17 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. NIV

  8. 9458
    Lauren Ballard says:

    1 Timothy 6:11 “But you, man of God, flee from all this,and pursue righteousness, godliness,faith,love,endurance,and gentleness. (NIV)

  9. 9459
    Mary says:

    Mary, Springfield
    (Ephesians 4:23 NIV)
    “to be made new in the attitude of your minds.”

  10. 9460
    Helen says:

    I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my strength come from? Psalm 121:1

  11. 9461
    Julie says:

    Julie, Clever, MO: Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will set your path straight.

  12. 9462
    Lou Ann says:

    Lou Ann from Moultrie, GA – James 1:5 ESV

    But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

  13. 9463
    Violet says:

    Psalm 37:24 (NIV)
    Though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.

  14. 9464
    Kaye says:

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

  15. 9465
    Nancy Kornegay says:

    Jesus wept. John 11:35 NLT (Sugar Land, Texas)

  16. 9466
    Bette says:

    Bette, Prior Lake, MN

    They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome 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

  17. 9467
    Melanie says:

    Melanie, Norman, OK “You crown the year with your good blessings, and you leave abundance in your wake.” Psalm 65:11 NET

  18. 9468

    Christine from Raleigh, NC:

    “Remember my words with your whole being.
    Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign;
    tie them on your foreheads to remind you.”
    ~ Deuteronomy 11:18 (NCV)

  19. 9469
    Forever His says:

    Toni – Copperas Cove, TX

    Psalm 118:24 KJV – This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

  20. 9470
    Jade says:

    If God is for me, than who can be against me? Romans 8:31 American King James Version

  21. 9471
    Diana Shockley says:

    ” The Lord heals the brokenhearted and binds up there wounds ” Psalm 147:3

  22. 9472
    Jennifer says:

    Jen from Willow Spring, NC “‘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

  23. 9473
    Amanda says:

    “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
    ~Luke 12:32 (English Standard Version)

  24. 9474
    Kendall says:

    Kendall from San Antonio:

    “Whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him”
    1 John 2:5 NKJ

  25. 9475
    Mary says:

    Mary from Brunswick, Ohio

    “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. Eph. 6:10 NAS

  26. 9476
    Julie Richardson says:

    For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 NKJV

  27. 9477
    Kristi from Nebraska says:

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

  28. 9478
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco, TX:

    Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.

    Isaiah 12:2 ESV

  29. 9479
    sandy in leander says:

    “I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14 NJV

  30. 9480
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    The Lord will fight for you, and you only have to be silent. Exodus 14:14 ESV

  31. 9481
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus! 1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

  32. 9482
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Psalm 34:18 (ESV), “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

  33. 9483
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ “But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.” Job 23:10 NLT

  34. 9484
    Michelle, Houston, TX says:

    James 1:6 (NASB)

    6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea,driven and tossed by the wind.

  35. 9485
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN (ESV)
    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:7-8

  36. 9486
    Samantha Amdall says:

    Samantha ~ Menomonie, WI.
    (NAS)-Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

  37. 9487
    Tamie, Round Rock, TX says:

    In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)

  38. 9488
    Corine McMaster says:

    But her delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law she meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2 (NKJ)

  39. 9489
    Amy, Easley says:

    Psalm 34:8 (KJV) “O taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”

  40. 9490
    Laural Moseley says:

    Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he; before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
    Isaiah 43:10 KJV

  41. 9491
    Stephanie says:

    Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)

  42. 9492
    Cindy, Flower Mound, TX says:

    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. NKJV Proverbs 22:6

  43. 9493

    But by the grace of God I am what I am:
    And his grace which was bestowed upon me
    was not in vain.
    I Corinthians 15:10a (KJV)

  44. 9494
    Lisa Karle says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers
    “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4 NIV

  45. 9495
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Avon Park: “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

  46. 9496
    Teresa says:

    Teresa-Denver, CO

    For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone
    Psalms 91:11-12

  47. 9497
    Ashley Spurgeon says:

    Newport, TN

    We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

    2 Corinthians 10:4 NLT

  48. 9498
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Isaiah 43:1
    Fear not for I have redeemed you, I hae summoned you by name, you are mine.

  49. 9499
    Linda says:

    North Fort Myers, FL

    Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, (2)when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

    I PETER 3: 1-2 NIV

  50. 9500
    Amy S. says:

    God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 1John 1:5-6

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