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. 51
    Tricia says:

    Tricia, Union KY
    I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope Psalm 130:5 (NIV)

  2. 52
    Regan says:

    Regan, Conroe: From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,these things ought not to be so. James 3:10 ESV

  3. 53


    Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
    7-But blessed is a man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him
    8- He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the streams, It does not fear when heat comes its leaves are always green. It has no worries in the year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

    Thanks Seista Mama Love You

  4. 54
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, West Paducah: Blessed is the man who walks not in the council of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 ESV

  5. 55

    Jennifer, Sealy, TX
    “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”
    Isaiah 43:18-19 (The Message)

    Yes, I used Beth’s first verse from last year…it speaks perfectly to where I am in life right now.

  6. 56
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Lake Villa, IL: For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37 NIV

  7. 57
    Georgia Jan says:

    Hawkinsville, GA
    I Peter 1:15-16 (Amplified)

    15 But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.
    16 For it is written, you shall be holy, for I am holy.

  8. 58
    Marilyn Dale says:

    Marilyn, Fort Pierce, FL, You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. Psalm 65:11 The NET Bible

  9. 59
    Missy says:

    Missy, Arkadelphia – My goal for the year: Summing it all up friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you have learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything who works together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:8 (The Message)

  10. 60
    Stacey says:


    Micah 7:7(NIV)
    “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
    I wait for God my Savior: my God will hear me”

  11. 61

    OH Beth! I read that in my Daily Light yesterday too! What a year! He was so faithful to me!

    Here’s mine:
    Rachel Winn
    Fullerton, CA

    Psalm 100:4 (ESV)
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

    ~ so excited!! ~

  12. 62
    April says:

    Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

    Galatians 5:1
    WEB (World English Bible)

    Williamson, GA

  13. 63
    Diane says:

    Diane Cleveland, Tn: For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 KJV (Almost got it memorized)

  14. 64
    Cheryl says:

    Dearborn Heights, MI: Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Isaiah 43:18, NIV

  15. 65
    Chrystal says:

    Chrystal, Lexington, KY
    John 15:5 NIV
    I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

    Happy New Year Siestas!!!

  16. 66

    Hickory, NC

    “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
    Isaiah 42:8 KJV

  17. 67
    Beth says:

    Beth, Mt. Holly: Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil. 4:6 KJV

  18. 68
    MrsRitz says:

    Mrs. Ritz from Lock Haven, PA. 2 Peter 1:2 says “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” NASB

  19. 69
    Kay says:

    Kay, Haas: I am the true vine. My Father is the gardener. John 15:1

  20. 70
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Oceanside,Ca
    As iron sharpens iron,so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
    Proverbs 27:17 NKJV

  21. 71
    Erin says:

    Erin, Grayson: Oh LORD, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. Psalm 51:15 KJV

  22. 72
    Tammy McDaniel says:

    Tammy, Ephrata: This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters…Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 New International Version

  23. 73
    Kristine says:

    Kristine, La Crescent, MN: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and recieve eternal life. 1 Tim. 1:15-16

  24. 74
    Linda says:

    Linda, Dallas: Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. 1 Cor 11.1 English Standard Version

  25. 75
    Terry says:

    Terry – Louisa, VA
    How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young — a place near Your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You.
    Psalm 84:1-4 NIV

  26. 76
    Sam says:

    Sam, Woodstock.
    The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:8

  27. 77
    Debra Vining says:

    My eager desire and hope being that I will never be ashamed, but that now as ever I may do honour to Christ in my own person by fearless courage. Philipians 1:20

  28. 78
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Italy: Obey with enthusiasm, as though serving the Lord and not people, because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this will be rewarded by the Lord. Eph. 6:7-8; NET

  29. 79
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” ~ II Corinthians 4: 8-9 NIV

  30. 80
    Christy Willis says:

    Christy, Cowpens, SC: “Forget about what’s happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I am about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is! I am making a road through the desert and rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message

  31. 81
    Casey says:

    Casey, Ooltewah: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” (The Message)

  32. 82
    Del says:

    Del, Clarksboro: “Teach me to do Your Will for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10 NIV

  33. 83
    Laura says:

    Laura, Allen: And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
    1 John 4:21 (NIV)

  34. 84
    Patti Harris says:

    Patti/Missouri: No unwholesome talk should come from your mouth; but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, for all who hear. (NIV) Ephesians 4:29

  35. 85
    Glenda says:

    Glenda, St.Charles: It is better to eat a dry crust of bread in peace than to have a feast where there is quarreling. Proverbs 17:1 NCV

  36. 86
    Carrie Mathes says:

    Carrie, Farmersburg-IN, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper not harm you, plans to give you future and hope. ~Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  37. 87
    Laura Davies says:

    Laura, Mason, Ohio

    Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV)

    (14) “Do everything without complaining or arguing, (15) so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…”

  38. 88

    Denver, CO

    We, though, are going to love–love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first. 1 John 4:19, MSG

  39. 89
    sister sheri says:

    Portland, Oregon

    Perseverance must finish its work
    so that you may be mature and complete,
    not lacking anything.

    James 1:4 NIV

  40. 90
    Jaime says:

    Jaime, Colorado Springs, CO: “God can do anything-you know, far more than you could ever imagine or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit gently and deeply within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

  41. 91
    Angie says:

    Angie, Kansas City, MO: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 NIV

  42. 92
    Lynn Kaste says:

    Lynn, St Louis, “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” Psalm 5:3 NASB

  43. 93
    katie says:

    Katie, Sherrill NY
    This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24(NLT)
    Word of God speak to ME!

  44. 94
    Amanda M. says:

    Amanda M., Columbus, OH : 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NKJV “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things seen are temporary, but things not seen eternal.”

  45. 95
    Amy says:

    Amy, Grand Rapids, MI: The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7 NLT

  46. 96
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn Gadsden Al The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him So we fasted and petitioned Our God about this and He answered our prayer Ezra 23:22-23 NIV

  47. 97
    Erica says:

    Ozark, Mo:

    For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked,

    but I will increase the power of the godly.” Psalm 75:10 (NLT)

  48. 98
    Leigh Ann says:

    Leigh Ann ~ Macon, Ga.

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

  49. 99
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte, Houston, Texas “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) NIV

  50. 100
    Susan says:

    Susan, Elk Grove Village, IL

    “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” NIV (1984)

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