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. 9901
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    Judge not, that ye be not judged Matthew 7:1 NIV

  2. 9902
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19 NIV

  3. 9903
    Yuh-Jen says:

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7

  4. 9904
    Michelle, Houston says:

    NKJV Eph 4:29
    Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

  5. 9905
    Rhonda Easterlin says:

    For July 15th:
    Rhonda, Townsend, TN
    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect.
    Romans 12:2

  6. 9906
    Jamie Perkins says:

    Jamie, Houston The LORD will guide you continually,
    giving you water when you are dry
    and restoring your strength.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like an ever-flowing spring.Isaiah 58:11 NASB

  7. 9907
    Jamie Perkins says:

    Jamie, Houston TX “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.”
    Psalm 91:1 (Amp)

  8. 9908
    Jane Colorado says:

    Romans 8:28, NIV “And we know that in all things God works for the good, of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

  9. 9909
    Barb, winnipeg canada says:

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

  10. 9910
    Barb, winnipeg canada says:

    The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation… Exodus 15 2a

  11. 9911
    barbara winnipeg canada says:

    “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek His face always”

    Psalm 105:4

  12. 9912
    barbara says:

    “If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our heart”

    1 John 1:10 NIV

  13. 9913
    barbara says:

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
    Psalm 119:105 NIV

  14. 9914
    barb says:

    Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us and we are His. We are his people, the sheep of His pasture.

    Psalm 100:3

  15. 9915
    barb says:

    “consider if pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds”…

    James 1:2 NIV

  16. 9916
    Barb, winnipeg canada says:

    “may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight o Lord my Rock and my Redeemer”

    Psalm 19:14 NIV

  17. 9917
    barb, winnipeg canada says:

    “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  18. 9918
    barb, winnipeg canada says:

    “He protects all of his bones, not one of them will be broken”
    Psalm 34:20 NIV

  19. 9919
    barb says:

    “Do not judge or you too will be judged”

    Matthew 7:1 NIV

  20. 9920
    barb says:

    “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13 NIV

    “Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves, Do what it says”
    James 1:22

  21. 9921
    barb says:

    Create in me a pure heart o God and renew a steadfast spirit in me

    Psalm 51:10

    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

  22. 9922
    Jonas says:

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

    Jonas 🙂

  23. 9923
    Corine McMaster says:

    For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Cor. 13:12
    Corine in Dayton

  24. 9924
    Darlene says:

    The Lord says,”these people come near to me with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Is 29:13

  25. 9925
    Teresa says:

    For the angel of the Lord guards all who fear him, and he rescues them.–Psalm 34:7 NLT

  26. 9926
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 NIV

  27. 9927

    Luke 6:38
    “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap”.( and right before it in 6:37 it says ‘do not judge!)

  28. 9928
    Julie says:

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

  29. 9929
    Cindy says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 NIV Please remember me as I continue chemotherapy for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  30. 9930
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:8 NIV

  31. 9931
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    “Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    Ps 46:10 NIV

  32. 9932
    Fontaine Tabor/Lake Charles, LA says:

    Eph 5:18-20 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit. 19.Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20.always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV

  33. 9933
    Rhonda Easterlin says:

    Rhonda, Townsend, TN
    Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may gave grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

  34. 9934
    Stephanie, Kirkland, WA says:

    John 1:12 NIV “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

  35. 9935
    Amy says:

    Amy, Easley
    Ps. 19:9-10 KJV – “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”

  36. 9936
    Jane La Junta says:

    “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:18 NIV

  37. 9937
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Mary-Louise, Brutus, MI
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
    Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)

  38. 9938
    Jill says:

    James 1:12
    New International Version (NIV)
    12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  39. 9939
    Debbie says:

    James 1:12
    New International Version (NIV)
    12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  40. 9940
    Michelle, Spring says:

    2 Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

  41. 9941
    Yuh-Jen says:

    I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. Psalm 3:5 NIV

  42. 9942
    Sandy J. of NB, Texas says:

    Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 ESV

  43. 9943
    Carol says:

    Carol from Pierre
    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him will I trust.” Psm 91: NKJ

  44. 9944
    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. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  45. 9945
    LK says:

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
    Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

  46. 9946
    Vickie, Maryland says:

    Psalm 18:30 (NIV1984)

    30 As for God, his way is perfect;
    the word of the LORD is flawless.
    He is a shield
    for all who take refuge in him.

  47. 9947
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 KJV

  48. 9948
    Rhonda says:

    Townsend, TN
    Psalm 40:3 “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.”

  49. 9949
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~
    The rulers of the world have gathered together with the people of the God of Abraham. For all the kings of the earth belong to God. He is highly honored everywhere. Psalm 47:9 NLT

  50. 9950
    Stephanie Kirkland, WA says:

    2 Peter 1:3 (NIV) “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory & goodness.”

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