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. 9751
    Melissa says:

    Phillipians 4:13

    I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

  2. 9752
    Judy Wise says:

    John 3: 15-17 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.
    For GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son that whosoever believeth in him should not persih but have everlasting live.
    For GOD sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved

  3. 9753
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” ~ Psalm 34: 19 NIV Please remember the people in Alabama and all the states hit by the tornados.

  4. 9754
    Rita Faulkenbury says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC

    “For with God nothing shall be impossible”
    Luke 1:37 KJV

  5. 9755
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco, TX:

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

    2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV

  6. 9756
    Glenda - East Bethel, MN says:

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
    Romans 3:23 KJV

    • 9756.1
      Rebecca Hopkins says:

      Rebecca, malvern, pa
      The Lord gives strength to his people. The
      Lord blessed his people with peace. Ps 29:11

      Let your moderation be known to all. The Lord
      is near. Phil 4:7

      My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into
      divers temptation, knowing this; that the testing
      of your faith worketh patience. James 1:2

      In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!
      I have overcome the world. Jn 16:33

  7. 9757
    Stephanie says:

    Phil 2:6-8 NIV
    “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross.”

  8. 9758
    Patti, Taylors, SC says:

    Ephesians 5:15 (NIV): “Be very careful, thn, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

  9. 9759
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

    20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    • 9759.1
      LK says:

      Philippians 4:19 NIV
      And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

  10. 9760
    Niccol says:

    Niccol, Wilmette

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

    Matthew 5: 11-12 NIV

  11. 9761
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    Do all things without grumbling or questioning. Phil:2:14 ESV

  12. 9762
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” NLT

  13. 9763
    LINDA says:

    Linda, North Fort Myers

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.

    ROMANS 8:38-39 NIV

  14. 9764
    Vanessa Willis says:

    Vanessa, Oakdale, LA, O God, Thou art my God; early will I see thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. Psalms 63:1 KJV

  15. 9765
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

    Psalm 27:14

  16. 9766
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Denver,CO
    A wise woman builds her house, a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.
    Proverbs 14:1

  17. 9767
    Amy Paben says:

    He Reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darknessand lightdwells with him
    Daniel 2:22 NIV

  18. 9768
    Kelly Osborne says:

    Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

    20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  19. 9769
    Phyllis/Flower Mound TX says:

    People are like grass. Any glory they enjoy is like a wild flower. When a wind from the Lord blows on them, the grass dies and the flower falls. Yes, all people are like grass. Grass dies and flowers fall, but the Word of our God lasts forever. Isa. 40: 6b-8 ETR Version

  20. 9770
    Corine McMaster says:

    1 Corinthians13:6(NIV) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

  21. 9771
    Terry says:

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  22. 9772
    Marcy says:

    Marcy from Conroe, TX: “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” Exodus 33:14 NKJ

  23. 9773
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
    Matthew 6:34 (KJV)

  24. 9774
    Leslie Knox says:

    Fairhope, Alabama
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
    Ephesians 8:9

  25. 9775
    Melodie Harris says:

    I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NIV

  26. 9776
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
    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.

  27. 9777
    Michelle, Houston says:

    Jn 14:27NASB
    “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

  28. 9778
    Amy, Easley says:

    I Pet. 1:15-16 KJV – “But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy;
    for I am holy.”

  29. 9779
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN
    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17

  30. 9780
    sandy in leander says:

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” Matt 5:3 KJV

  31. 9781
    Bella says:

    Bella, Rochester, MI

    Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. PHIL 4.9

  32. 9782
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is seen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

  33. 9783
    Leslie Henderson says:

    Leslie, Atlanta: I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:1-3, NIV

  34. 9784
    Leslie Henderson says:

    Leslie from Atlanta: Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 NIV (1984)

  35. 9785
    Darlene says:

    I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth. 3 John 4

  36. 9786
    Sandy says:

    Psalm 98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy: NIV

  37. 9787
    Linda Davis says:

    Linda, North Fort Myers

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.


  38. 9788
    Glenda, East Bethel, MN says:

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 6:23 KJV

  39. 9789
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC

    “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.”
    Joel 2:21 [KJV]

  40. 9790
    Sandy in Leander says:

    “Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matt 5:4 KJV

  41. 9791
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” Psalm 5:3 ESV

  42. 9792
    Corine McMaster says:

    (Love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

  43. 9793
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers. “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:8 NLT

  44. 9794
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ
    “He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance,
    the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves.” Psalm 47:4 NLT

  45. 9795
    Tina Brown says:

    Love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

    1 Peter 4:8

  46. 9796
    Cindy, Oklahoma City, OK says:

    “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30(NIV)

  47. 9797
    Stephanie says:

    Phil 2:9-11 NIV “Therefore God exalted hiim to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven & on earth & under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

  48. 9798
    Julie Richardson says:

    3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
    But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    Because it will surely come,
    It will not tarry.
    4 “ Behold the proud,
    His soul is not upright in him;
    But the just shall live by his faith.
    -Habakkuk 2:3-4

  49. 9799
    Julie says:

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. – James 1:2-3
    (April 15th verse)

  50. 9800
    Julie Richardson says:

    Perseverance must finish it’s work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.
    James 1:4
    May 1 Verse

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