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. 9551
    Margaret San Tan Valley, AZ says:

    Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
    And looking at them Jesus said to them,”With people this is impossible – but with God All things are possible.”

  2. 9552
    Becca says:

    Becca from Austin
    I am behind…here’s my 2nd Feb verse…

    “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” Eph 4:29

  3. 9553
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    Elizabeth Jena La
    I am so sorry i am so late

    Philippians 1:10 NKJV
    that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,

  4. 9554
    Melissa says:

    Mansfield, TX
    I’m late! I just figured out how to do this :p

    Romans 8:38-39(NLT)
    “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

  5. 9555
    Melissa says:

    “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

  6. 9556
    Kitty Raney says:

    Kitty Raney Clymer, Melbourne Beach, FL; New King James Version Judges 15:19
    “So God split the hollow place that is in Lehi, and water came out, and he drank; and his spirit returned, and he revived.”

    May Father God also “split” the “hollow” places in our lives and cause living water to pour forth, reviving us and those we love.

  7. 9557
    sandy in leander says:

    “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I may not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:6 KJV

  8. 9558
    Nina says:

    Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. ( Colossians 1:28)

  9. 9559
    Corine McMaster says:

    She shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf shall not wither; and whatever she does shall prosper. Psalm 1:3 (NKJ)

  10. 9560
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me. Isaiah 6:8 ESV

  11. 9561
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN (ESV)

    Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.

  12. 9562
    Kelly Osborne says:

    Kelly Osborne
    Lakeside, MT

    Romans 4:21 “being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

  13. 9563
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    Genesis 1:1 KJV

  14. 9564
    Angel says:

    Angel-Destin, FL
    “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  15. 9565
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ

    “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3 NLT

  16. 9566
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John14:27 (NIV)

  17. 9567
    Stephanie says:

    “For the word of God is living & active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul & spirit, joints & marrow; it judges the thoughts & attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  18. 9568
    Kristi says:

    “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” Psalm 31:3 (NIV)

  19. 9569
    Tina Brown says:

    “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”
    Isaiah 66:13

  20. 9570
    Linda Davis says:

    North Fort Myers, FL

    Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

    COLOSSIANS 4: 5 – 6 NIV

  21. 9571
    Ashley Spurgeon says:

    Newport, Tn

    Guide me into your truth and teach me. For you are the God who delivers me; on you I rely all day long.
    Psalms 25:5 NIV

  22. 9572
    Amy Hooten says:

    Proverbs 6:6
    Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider it’s way and be wise.(NIV)

  23. 9573
    Lisa Karle says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes the innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12 NLT

  24. 9574
    Phyllis says:

    Zechariah 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.”

  25. 9575
    Teresa says:


    Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge agianst one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.

    Leviticus 19:18

  26. 9576
    Stephanie says:

    Jeremiah 31:16 NKJV “Refrain your voice from weeping, And your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded…” Stephanie from Ocean Springs, MS

  27. 9577
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda Arnold – Royse City, Texas
    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  28. 9578
    Amy S. says:

    Amy, Danbury, CT

    Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 NKJ

  29. 9579
    Maryann Hodge says:

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John14:27 (NIV)

  30. 9580
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC

    “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
    Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

  31. 9581
    Jenn, Spring, TX says:

    “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.” Psalm 119:105-106 (NIV)

  32. 9582
    Sahar Smith says:

    Sahar, Catharpin, VA

    “Since Ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  33. 9583
    Michelle, Spring, TX says:

    James 1:7-8 (New American Standard Bible)

    7For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

    8being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

  34. 9584
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco:

    Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

    Psalm 25:4-5 ESV

  35. 9585
    Kathy Wallace says:

    Kathy, West Milton
    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 appove what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2 NIV

  36. 9586
    Joanna Howard says:

    Joanna Howard – Williamsburg, VA
    “Reckless words pierce like a sward, but the tongue of the wise bring healing.” – Prov. 12:18 (NIV)

  37. 9587
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    John 15:8 (NIV)
    This to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit showing yourselves to be my disciples

  38. 9588
    Debbie Allen says:

    “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” Leviticus 20:26 KJV

  39. 9589

    James 1:5 (NCV)

    But if any of you needs wisdom,
    you should ask god for it.
    He is generous to everyone
    and will give you wisdom
    without criticizing you.

  40. 9590
    Christina says:

    Christina Corpus Christi, TX.

    1 John 3:19-20

    This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

  41. 9591
    Debbie Gage says:

    Debbie, Muskogee:

    My sheep listen to my voice. I know them and they follow me. John 10:27 (NIV)

  42. 9592
    Lorry says:

    “We love, because He first loved us.”
    1 John 4:19 Ryrie NASB

  43. 9593
    Colleen says:

    from Grand Prairie, TX

    I’m feel IT challenged… I’ve been posting my verses in the 2010 comments…
    so, I’m putting in two of them…

    02/15 – ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit Psa. 34:18 NIV

    03/01 – ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.’ Matt. 7:12 NIV

  44. 9594
    Brenda says:

    Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient fot the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 ESV

  45. 9595
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    Hebrews 43:18

    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.

  46. 9596
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    Isaiah 43:18 NIV

    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.

  47. 9597
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “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 Please remember me in your prayers. I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  48. 9598
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Gal 5:22 KJV

  49. 9599
    Cassandra White, Stone Mountain GA says:

    A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

    Luke 6:45

  50. 9600
    Brenda from Houston, Texas says:

    Isaiah 40:31 but those that hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.

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