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. 9501
    Stephanie says:

    Proverbs 3:7-8 NKJV “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.” Stephanie from Ocean Springs, MS.

  2. 9502
    Hillary says:

    It is not that we think we can do anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success comes from God. 2 Corinthins 3:5 NLT

  3. 9503
    Tina Brown says:

    Jesus wept.
    John 11:35

  4. 9504
    Tanzy says:

    Tanzy Coweta, Ok

    Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

    Psalm 37:5 NKJV

  5. 9505
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)

  6. 9506
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Birmingham, AL

    Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3 NIV

  7. 9507
    Shirley, Athens, AL says:

    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.
    Romans 12:2 NIV

  8. 9508
    Pam Taylor 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

  9. 9509
    Judy Stradan says:

    Deut 4:39 “Know therefore today and take it to heart, that the Lord, He is God in Heaven above and on earth below, there is no other.

  10. 9510
    Antoinette says:

    Antoinette, Montgomery, AL

    Do not fear, for I am with you, Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NAS

  11. 9511
    Traci says:

    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

  12. 9512
    Kathy says:

    1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV
    Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.

  13. 9513
    Estina says:

    Again, I’m new to this, but I thought I’d add my verses for Jan 1/15 anyhow. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Estina from Bermuda. “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63:3 (NIV)

  14. 9514
    Lorry says:

    “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD,
    “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”
    Isaiah 1:18

  15. 9515
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “Roll your works upon the Lord – commit and trust them wholly to Him; (He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and) so shall your plans be established and succeed.” Amplified

  16. 9516
    Kelly Osborne says:

    “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone”

    Colossians 4:6 NIV

    this has been such a good thing – thank you!!!

  17. 9517
    Angel says:

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

  18. 9518
    Nina says:

    One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
    another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

    Proverb 11:24

  19. 9519
    Rene' says:

    Rene’ Hollingsworth-Royse City, TX

    Fathers, do not make your children angry, but raise them with the training and teaching of the Lord.
    Eph. 6:4 NCV

  20. 9520
    Lisa, San Angelo says:

    Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
    Isaiah 60:1 NIV

  21. 9521
    Natalie says:

    Natalie from Lexington,
    But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
    They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

    Isaiah 40:31 NLT

  22. 9522
    Melissa says:

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

  23. 9523
    Maryann Hodge says:

    Maryann Hodge Avon Park Fl “I pray that you may be active in sharing our faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” Philemon 6 (NIV)

  24. 9524
    Terry, Kelso says:

    A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day. Proverbs 27:15

  25. 9525
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg, AR- “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, ” and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29 NIV

  26. 9526
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Rejoice in the LORD always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The LORD is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:4-7 NIV. Please continue to remember me as I undergo chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer.

  27. 9527
    Brenda from Houston, Texas says:

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
    Galations 2:20 NIV

  28. 9528
    Connie, Kearney says:

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (NIV) Philippians 1:6

  29. 9529
    Amy Paben says:

    I John 4:7-8 NIV
    Let us love one another for love is of God, and everyone who loves knows God, and those who don’t love don’t know God. For God is Love.

  30. 9530
    Carla says:

    Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me. Isaiah 46:9 (NKJV)

  31. 9531
    Kari says:

    Kari, Corpus Christi, TX:
    Isaiah 41:10 (English Standard Version)

    fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  32. 9532
    Barbara M says:

    Oakley CA
    (S)he will not be afraid of bad news; her heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Her heart is secure, she will not be afraid, and in the end she will look in triumph on her foes. Psalm 112: 7,8

  33. 9533
    Barbara says:

    Psalm 86:11 NIV Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Barb Des Moines, Iowa

  34. 9534
    Alana says:

    My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for i delight in your deliverance.

  35. 9535
    Renae says:

    February 17, 2011
    “No one should seek his own good, but the good of the other person.” 1 Corinthians 10:24 HCSB

  36. 9536
    Brenda Weeks says:

    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  37. 9537
    Katera says:

    He is like a tree planted by streams of water
    that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
    In all that he does, he prospers.
    Psalm 1:3

  38. 9538
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Atlanta, For we are Gods workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God Prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

  39. 9539
    Robin says:

    Robin Atlanta “We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

  40. 9540
    Beth says:

    Beth, Pleasant Plains, IL And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists, and that he rewards those who earnestly seeks him. Heb 11:6 NIV

  41. 9541
    Audra Pedersen says:

    Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18 NIV

  42. 9542
    Marlene says:

    Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Isaiah 43:18 ESV

  43. 9543
    Barb says:

    Barb from Somerville, NJ
    Eph. 6: 15-16 NIV
    And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

  44. 9544
    Chelsea Wilson says:

    1 John 1:9 NIV
    If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

  45. 9545
    Andrea says:

    Isaiah 43:18 – 19

    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 through the desert, rivers in the badlands.

    (I forgot that we are suppose to be posting these! ๐Ÿ™‚ They have been in my way cute spiral, though!)

  46. 9546
    Lexi says:

    Lexi, Austin, Tx The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our LORD stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

  47. 9547
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Charleston, WV. Psalm 104:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

  48. 9548
    Carla says:

    Carla from Lufkin, TX
    The LORD you God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love Him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Deut. 30:6 NIV

  49. 9549
    Allie says:

    Allie, Memphis: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29

  50. 9550
    Yuh-Jen says:

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

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