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. 9601
    Robin says:

    Robin, Atlanta: “pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

  2. 9602
    Amy says:

    Amy, Easley
    Rom. 6:16 Amplified – “Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness?”

  3. 9603
    Kristi from Nebraska says:

    “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.” Phillipians 4:8

  4. 9604
    Stacey McClary says:

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Col. 3:23 NIV

  5. 9605
    Amy Paben says:

    2 corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight.

  6. 9606
    Elaine M says:

    A fool gives full vent to his anger but a wise man keeps himself under control Prov.29:11 NIV

  7. 9607
    Linda Caton says:

    Linda from Collinsville,Ok “God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power,and of love, and of a sound mind.” NKJV

  8. 9608

    But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like the wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6 NIV

  9. 9609
    Diane in Wisconsin says:

    Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

  10. 9610
    Kaye says:

    Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded.

  11. 9611
    Audra Pedersen says:

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10, NIV

  12. 9612
    Renae says:

    “I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who leads you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17 HCSB

  13. 9613
    Natalie from Lexington says:

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

  14. 9614
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth, Spring, TX
    “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4

  15. 9615
    Sandy says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27 NIV

  16. 9616
    Tonya Myers, Texas says:

    “For the LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.” Psalm 149:4

  17. 9617
    Evangeline says:

    Matthew 6:33 KJV

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

  18. 9618
    Lacey, Olympia says:

    The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust him with all my heart.
    He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 NLT

  19. 9619
    Colleen says:

    from Grand Prairie, TX
    Prov. 29:11 NIv

    ‘A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.’

  20. 9620
    sandy in leander says:

    “For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth.” Psalm 33:3

  21. 9621
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 KJV

  22. 9622
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.

    Jeremiah 33:3 The Message

  23. 9623
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ 1st Peter 5:2 NLT
    Care for the flock God has entrusted you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly – not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

  24. 9624
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida 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 ESV

  25. 9625
    Keli Grubisa says:

    Keli from Yukon, Ok
    “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NASV

  26. 9626
    Laural Moseley says:

    Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is goo; for His mercy endureth forever.
    Psalm 106:1 (KJV)

  27. 9627
    Juanita Tatum says:

    Juanita from Jasper
    And let the peace of the messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:15

  28. 9628
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN
    The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. Ps. 28:7 (ESV)

  29. 9629
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” ~ Romans 8:26 NIV Please continue to pray for me as I battle stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  30. 9630
    Stephanie says:

    John 14:27 “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.” (NIV)

  31. 9631
    Jerri Firth says:

    Rock Hill.SC
    Psalm 116:2 NASB
    Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

  32. 9632
    Kitty Raney says:

    Kitty, Melbourne Beach, FL….NAS Romans 1;20

    Since the creation of the world
    His invinsible attributes,
    His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen,
    being understood through what as been made
    so that they are without excuse.

  33. 9633
    Corine McMaster says:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1Corinthians 13:4 NIV

  34. 9634
    Laura Kathryne says:

    Laura Kathryne
    Auburn, AL

    “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22

  35. 9635
    Melissa Jackson says:

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.”
    Colossians 3: 23-25

  36. 9636
    Ashley Spurgeon says:

    Newport Tn

    This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

    1 John 3:16

  37. 9637
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Denver,CO

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    Psalm 147:3

  38. 9638
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC
    “Now therefore,our GOD,
    we thank thee and praise thy glorious name”
    I Chronicles 29:13 KJV

  39. 9639
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11 NKJV

  40. 9640
    Michelle, Spring TX says:

    NIV 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  41. 9641
    Emily says:

    Emily- West Covina, Ca
    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  42. 9642
    Yuh-Jen says:

    We love, because He first loved us.”
    1 John 4:19 NIV

  43. 9643
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Birmingham, AL
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  44. 9644
    Kendra says:

    Kendra G, Yukon, OK
    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NASB) “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”

  45. 9645
    Donna Strachan says:

    ” This day is set apart to honor our Lord. So don’t be sad. The Joy of the LORD makes you strong”

    Nehemiah 8:10

  46. 9646
    Kelly Osborne says:

    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets its self up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”

    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  47. 9647
    Carol, Pierre says:

    Carol from Pierre
    Psm 139:24
    And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  48. 9648
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    I Peter 5:7
    “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

  49. 9649
    KarenEliz says:

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)

    Karen, Ponte Vedra, Florida

  50. 9650
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Tacoma

    He who was seated on the throne said, “I am manking everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 NIV

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