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. 9701
    Michelle, Spring TX says:

    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. Eph 1:7

  2. 9702
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    2 Cor. 5:1 (NIV)
    Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands.

  3. 9703
    Kristi (Nebraska) says:

    “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” Proverbs 2:7

  4. 9704
    Amy, Easley says:

    Heb. 13:8 Amp – “Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).”

  5. 9705
    Kaye says:

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up! James 4:10 NIV

  6. 9706
    Stephanie says:

    (Late entry for March 15th -was on vacation with no computer-) I John 4:8 NKJV “He who does not love God does not know God, for God is love.” Stephanie S. from Ocean Springs, MS

  7. 9707
    Stephanie says:

    (Late entry for April 1- was on vacation with no computer-) John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Stephanie S. from Ocean Springs, MS.

  8. 9708
    Bunnie says:

    Bunnie, Hume “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10 NAS

  9. 9709
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart as working for the Lord, not for men”

    Colossians 3:23 NIV

  10. 9710
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    Elizabeth Jena,La

    Behold,the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,

    Ps.33:18 nkjv

  11. 9711
    Tamie, Round Rock, TX says:

    But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20 (NIV)

  12. 9712
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Lititz, Psalm 65:11,The Net Bible

  13. 9713
    Yuh-Jen says:

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up! James 4:10 NIV

  14. 9714
    Glenda, East Bethel, MN. says:

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV

  15. 9715
    Corine McMaster says:

    All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
    Proverbs 15:15 (ASV)

  16. 9716
    Bettie, Wendell, NC says:

    1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)
    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

  17. 9717
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise him.

    Psalm 28:7

  18. 9718
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ – “For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.” Pslam 47:2 NLT

  19. 9719
    Jenn, Spring, TX says:

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

  20. 9720
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Huntsville, TX
    Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it, But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 3:13-14 NIV

  21. 9721
    Rori Smith of Midland, TX says:

    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.
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  22. 9722
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NLT

  23. 9723
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Royse City, Texas
    Psalm 121: 5 & 6
    5. The Lord watches over you- the Lord is your shade at your right hand’

    6. the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night.

  24. 9724
    Lynn, Edmond. OK says:

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

  25. 9725
    Melodie Harris says:

    Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

    2 Cor 3:4&5 NIV

  26. 9726
    Ashley Spurgeon says:

    Newport, TN

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

    Hebrews 11:1

  27. 9727
    Cindy Bray, Oklahoma City, OK says:

    “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” Proverbs 10:19

  28. 9728
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (KJV)

  29. 9729
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

    Philippians 2:3 NIV

  30. 9730
    Elaine M says:

    I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his suffering, becoming like him in his death, and so somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11

  31. 9731
    Tina Brown says:

    Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
    2 Chronicles 15:7

  32. 9732
    Tonya says:

    You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. Isaiah 26:3

  33. 9733
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “The angel said to the women. ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.'” ~ Matthew 28: 5-6 Please continue to pray for me as I fight stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  34. 9734
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC

    When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
    Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)

  35. 9735
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    Hebrews 7:25 NIV
    Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.


  36. 9736
    renae parham says:

    “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand everything. Proverbs 28:5 HCSB

  37. 9737
    LINDA DAVIS says:

    Linda, North Fort Myers, FL

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    GALATIANS 5: 22-23 NIV

  38. 9738
    Barbara Roberts says:

    Barbara, Birmingham, Al

    In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
    Psalm 5:3 NIV

  39. 9739
    Tanzy says:

    Tanzy Coweta,Ok.

    Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. Walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV

  40. 9740
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness,self-control;against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

  41. 9741
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Rev. 12:10-11 NKJV

  42. 9742
    Michelle, Spring, TX says:

    Matt 7:21 NASB
    21″Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

  43. 9743
    Stephanie says:

    1 Peter 2:24 NIV “He Himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins & live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

  44. 9744
    Debbi from Clovis, CA says:

    Back home where I have internet! Here’s my new verse…
    Psalm 16:11 (English Standard Version)
    11You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
    Truly enjoyed the Living Proof Conference in Fresno/Clovis… we are “Clovest” to God when we let Him work in our lives while waiting for His rain! <3

  45. 9745
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    Elizabeth Jena,La

    Be of good courage,and He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord

    Ps 31:24 NKJV

  46. 9746
    melissa says:

    “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. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit interceded for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
    Romans 8: 26-27 NIV

  47. 9747
    Rita says:

    Rita-Little Rock “Even Now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart with fasting and weeping and morning.” Joel 2:12 NIV

  48. 9748
    Ashlee from Lawrenceville, GA says:

    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4,5

  49. 9749
    Tamie Roefer says:

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

  50. 9750
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth, Spring, TX “I, even I, am the Lord and apart from me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:11 NIV

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