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!


10,483 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!”

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  1. 9851
    Rita Faulkenbury says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    Hickory, NC
    “For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD”
    Psalm 117:2

  2. 9852
    Teresa Brown says:

    Teresa, Denver,CO
    For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens.Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. –Pslam 57:10

  3. 9853
    Corine McMaster says:

    9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, (NIV)

  4. 9854
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco, TX

    But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

    Psalm 71:14 ESV

  5. 9855
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” ~ Psalm 143:10 NIV Please continue to remember me as I continue to receive chemotherapy for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  6. 9856
    Cindy Bray, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma says:

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
    2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV

  7. 9857
    carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

    Phil 4:13

  8. 9858
    Stephanie Kirkand, WA says:

    Psalm 63:1 “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry & parched land where this is no water.” (NIV)

  9. 9859
    Yuh-Jen Liao says:

    Turn from evil and do good;
    then you will dwell in the land forever.

  10. 9860
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    Jeremiah 33:3
    “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” KJV

  11. 9861
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    Thankfulness always leads to contentment. Phil. 4:6-7

  12. 9862
    Shelly in Cleveland 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. Jeremiah 29:11, NIV

  13. 9863
    Laurie, Crystal Springs,MS says:

    Song of Solomon 2:4b “His banner over me is love.” (NIV)

  14. 9864
    Michelle, Spring, TX says:

    Col 2:10 NKJ
    and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

  15. 9865
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV1984)

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

  16. 9866
    Sandy - NB, Texas says:

    If we are faithless, He remains faithful – for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 ESV

  17. 9867
    Tina says:

    “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God: You are not your own. You were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

    1 Cor 6:19-20 NIV

    Tina, Cynthiana, KY

  18. 9868
    Marta says:

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7

  19. 9869
    Marta says:

    Rom 12:2: 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 and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  20. 9870
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Birmingham, Al

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  21. 9871
    Glenda says:

    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10 KJV

  22. 9872
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. Psalm 47:7 NLT

  23. 9873
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” ~ Isaiah 12:2 NIV. Please continue to pray for me as I undergo treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  24. 9874
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 NIV

  25. 9875
    Patti Unger says:

    1 John 4: 7-8

    Beloved, let us love one another. for love is of God and everyone who loves is of God.

  26. 9876
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    Psalm 145:1-3
    “I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.
    I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever.
    Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure His greatness.” (NLT)

  27. 9877
    Laura says:

    Laura-Waco, TX

    1 John 1:7 ESV

    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

  28. 9878
    Corine McMaster says:

    ! Corinthians 13: 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. NIV

  29. 9879
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    Isaiah 40: 30-31 KJV

  30. 9880
    Michi from Jacksonville, Florida says:

    “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.: Proverbs 15:1 ESV

  31. 9881
    Phyllis Carpus says:

    Phyllis, Flower Mound TX, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; Give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psa 100:4

  32. 9882
    Stephanie says:

    Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy & peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” NIV

  33. 9883
    Yuh-Jen says:

    Thankfulness always leads to contentment. Phil. 4:6-7

  34. 9884
    Carol says:

    Carol from Pierre
    Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psm 119:11 NKJ

  35. 9885
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Reston, VA “Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17 ESV

  36. 9886
    Darlene says:

    Every kingdom dividd against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. Matt 12:25

  37. 9887
    Darlene says:

    As far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

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  39. 9889
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the LORD our God.” ~ Psalm 20:7 NIV. Remember me as I continue treatments for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  40. 9890
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

    2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

  41. 9891
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.” Galatians 5:5 NIV

  42. 9892
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~
    Psalm 47:8 (NLT)
    God reigns above the nations,
    sitting on his holy throne.

  43. 9893
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Birmingham, AL

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  44. 9894
    Corine McMaster says:

    1 Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a woman, I put the ways of childhood behind me. NIV

  45. 9895
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    II Tim. 3:14-15 NET
    “You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

  46. 9896
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury

    Psalm 100:1
    “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.”

  47. 9897

    wildlyblessed, Crawford, TX: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 KJV

  48. 9898
    Sara says:

    Sara Pipkin
    Denver, CO
    Psalm 51:10-12
    Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

  49. 9899
    LINDA DAVIS says:

    Linda, N. Fort Myers

    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    PSALM 91:4 NIV

  50. 9900
    Lisa Rynes says:

    Lisa, Dalton, GA
    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed; for his compassions never fail! Lamentations 3: 22 NIV

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