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. 9801
    Yuh-Jen says:

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

  2. 9802
    Teresa Brown says:

    Teresa, Denver,CO

    17:How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable!
    18:I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when i wake up in the morning, you are still with me!–Psalm 139: 17-18 NLT

  3. 9803
    Elaine M says:

    For he who sows o hs flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, bt he wo sows to th Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Galatians 6:8 nkjv

  4. 9804
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Psalms 4:1 NIV, “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.”

  5. 9805
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco:

    May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

    Galatians 6:14 NIV

  6. 9806
    carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

    Matthew 5:16

  7. 9807
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI

    “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
    Isaiah 41:13 KJV

  8. 9808
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~ I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV Please continue to remember me as I battle stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  9. 9809
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    Phillipians 4:8 (NIV)

    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.

  10. 9810
    Kitty Clymer says:

    Kitty in Melbourne Beach, FL; NAS

    Romans 1:20 Since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made so that they are without excuse.

  11. 9811
    Heidi Botkin says:

    Acts 17:27-28
    27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a] As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’[b]

  12. 9812
    Rhonda Easterlin says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN:
    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

  13. 9813
    Sandy says:

    Proverbs 16:4 NIV The Lord works out everything for his own ends.

  14. 9814
    Renae Parham says:

    But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts us my head. Psalm 3:3 HCSB

  15. 9815
    Renae Parham says:

    He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 HCSB

  16. 9816
    Maribeth says:

    Maribeth, Spring, TX

    “For God sent his son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” John 3:17 RSV

  17. 9817
    Michelle, Houston says:

    James 1:19 NIV My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

  18. 9818
    Melodie says:

    …”And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle ot them, triumphing over them by the cross” NIV Colossians 2:15

  19. 9819
    Elizabeth says:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear The Lord is the strength of my life, whom shall I be afraid.

    Ps 27:1 NKJV

  20. 9820
    Elizabeth says:

    In You,O Lord I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed;Deliver me in Your righteousness.

    Ps 31:1 NKJV

  21. 9821
    Sheri says:

    Sheri, Atlanta, TX

    Philippians 4:6 NKJV
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God

  22. 9822
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ ‘God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.’ Psalm 47:5 NLT

  23. 9823
    Sue Santa Maria, CA says:

    Hebrews 13.20
    May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,

  24. 9824
    Corine McMaster says:

    1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. NIV

  25. 9825
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    “For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 117:2

  26. 9826
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” Matthew 7:1,2 NLT

  27. 9827
    Glenda says:

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 KJV

  28. 9828
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury

    Hickory, NC

    “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
    Romans 4:21 (KJV)

  29. 9829
    carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saved the crushed in spririt

    Psalm 34:18

  30. 9830
    Sandy of NB, Texas says:

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

  31. 9831
    Cindy Bray says:

    “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” Proverbs 21:30 NIV

  32. 9832
    LK says:

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11 NIV

  33. 9833
    LK says:

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

  34. 9834
    Stephanie (Kirkland, WA) says:

    Ps 51:6 “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.” (NIV)

  35. 9835
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “The Lord is my source of security. I have determined to follow Your instructions.”
    Ps. 119:57 (NET Bible)

  36. 9836
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco,TX

    James 4:17 NIV

    Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.

  37. 9837
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV Please continue to pray for me. I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It is considered stable at this time. God is good!

  38. 9838
    Kelly says:

    June 1 – ” To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy” Jude 2:4

  39. 9839
    Michelle, Houston says:

    Colossians 2:9-10
    New International Version (NIV)

    9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

  40. 9840
    Kim, Bloomfield Iowa says:

    I am just getting back to the States after being abroad for 2 1/2 years and want to get caught up with my entries!

    Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. Exodus 13:22 NIV

    THe LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14;14

  41. 9841
    Yuh-Jen says:

    The Lord gives strength to his people. The
    Lord blessed his people with peace. Ps 29:11

  42. 9842
    Glenda says:

    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9 KJV

  43. 9843
    Earlene Brewer says:

    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV

  44. 9844
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Ps 37:23 NKJV

  45. 9845

    “and my God will supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
    Phil 4:19 NKJ

  46. 9846
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Cree, AZ ~ “Sing praises to God, sing praises;sing praises to our King, sing praises!” Psalm 47:6 NLT

  47. 9847
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:24 NLT

  48. 9848
    LK says:

    Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12(NIV)

  49. 9849
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers “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

  50. 9850
    Robin says:

    Robin, Atlanta: For nothing is impossible with God.
    Luke 1:37 NIV

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