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. 9651
    Sandy says:

    John 15:11 ESV These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

  2. 9652
    Amy S. says:

    that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height Eph 3:17-18 NKJV

  3. 9653
    Kristi (Nebraska) says:

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Colossians 3:12

  4. 9654
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

    1 John 3:18 KJV

  5. 9655
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    Psalm 23:4
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  6. 9656
    Christina says:

    Psalm 130:3-4 NIV If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.

  7. 9657
    Lorry says:

    The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
    Psalms 90:10
    NIV Scofield Study Bible

  8. 9658
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    Elizabeth Jena,La
    Judges 5:21b nkjv
    O my soul, march on in strength!

  9. 9659
    Kaye says:

    Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. James 4:9 NIV

  10. 9660
    Robin says:

    Robin, Atlanta: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5: 7 NIV

  11. 9661
    Tina Brown says:

    Our only power and success comes from God.

    2 Corinithians 3:5

  12. 9662
    Melodie harris says:

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and of self discipline.

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  13. 9663
    Joanne, Galesburg, IL says:

    “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  14. 9664
    LaRae says:

    LaRae-Princeton, TX

    “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”

    Ephesians 4: 11-12 (NIV)

  15. 9665
    Sallie says:

    Sallie, Gatesville, NC
    I’m late starting – hoping to catch up slowly…
    Jeremiah 29:11 (Message) – I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

  16. 9666
    Angel says:

    Angel-Destin, Florida
    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
    Philippians 2:3 NIV

  17. 9667
    phyllis, lumberton says:

    Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal I cor 13:1 nkjv

  18. 9668
    Erica says:

    Forget the former things,
    do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing.
    Now it springs up;
    do you not perceive it?
    Isaiah 43:18-19

  19. 9669
    Amy says:

    Amy, Easley
    Is. 32:17 KJV – “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.”

  20. 9670

    Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you.
    I will uphold you with My righteous hand.

    Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

  21. 9671
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth, Spring, TX
    “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1John5:4,5 RSV

  22. 9672
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in three days”. John 2:19 NIV

  23. 9673
    Brenda from Houston, Texas says:

    Matthew 6:8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks’ the door will be opened.


  24. 9674
    Renae says:

    Because of the Lord’s faithfulness we do not perish, for His mercies never end. Lamentations 3:22 HCSB

  25. 9675
    Jennifer, Houston,TX says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths.

  26. 9676
    Connie says:

    Colossians 1:23
    Therefore, I choose to remain grounded and steadfast in the faith, not shifted away even one inch from the hope of the gospel.

  27. 9677
    Kristin - Springfield, MO says:

    Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)

  28. 9678
    Shanelle says:

    Shanelle from Phoenix, AZ
    There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
    Eph 4:4-6
    (I don’t know where I stopped posting, so I’m just starting over.)

  29. 9679
    Raleigh says:

    Raleigh from Austin, TX

    “The LORD is my light and my salvation-
    whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life-
    of whom shall I be afraid?”

    -Psalm 27:1 NIV

  30. 9680
    Que says:

    Medina, OH
    Deuteronomy 20:4. NIV

    For the lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.

  31. 9681
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 ESV

  32. 9682
    Corine McMaster says:

    (Love is not)… rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
    I Corinthians 13:5 NIV

  33. 9683
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV

  34. 9684
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    Yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

    Habakkuk 3:18

  35. 9685
    Cassandra White, Stone Mountain GA says:

    Proverb 27:17

    As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.


  36. 9686
    Lisa Karle says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they will help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” Romans 5:3-4 NLT

  37. 9687
    Melodie harris says:

    … And to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19 NIV

  38. 9688
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth His word and healed them, he rescued them from the grave.” Psa. 107:19-20

  39. 9689
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ “Come, everyone! Clap your hands!
    Shout to God with joyful praise!” Psaml 47:1 NLT

  40. 9690
    Colleen says:

    Colleen – Grand Prairie, TX

    Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your
    heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

    Matthew 22:37 – NIV

  41. 9691
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Denver, CO

    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-
    it leads only to evil.
    Psalms 37:8

  42. 9692
    sandy in leander says:

    23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

    24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 KJV

  43. 9693
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~ II Corinthians 4:18 NIV. Woo-hoo! Praise the LORD!! Please remember me as I battle stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  44. 9694
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda Arnold – Royse City, Texas
    Paslm 121: 3 & 4

    3: He will not let your foot slip-
    he who watches over you will not slumber:
    4: Indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

  45. 9695
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie; Kirkland, WA 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 & approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing & perfect will.

  46. 9696
    Robin says:

    Robin, Atlanta: “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6 NIV

  47. 9697
    Melissa Jackson says:

    “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33

  48. 9698
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Topeka
    31: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
    32: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
    Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV

  49. 9699
    Mary-Louise says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
    I Cor. 15;58 (NIV)

  50. 9700
    Alana says:

    2 Chronicles 20:17
    You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O judah and Jerusalem. Do not be affraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you.

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