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. 9951
    Madeleine Padilla says:

    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may recieve mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  2. 9952
    Alegra Bishop says:

    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may recieve mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  3. 9953
    Mary-Louise Johnson says:

    Isaiah 57:1-2a (Amplified)
    “The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; and merciful and devout men are taken away, none considering that the uncompromisingly upright and godly person is taken away from the calamity and evil to come – even through wickedness. He (in death) enters into peace”

  4. 9954
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Birmingham, Al

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

  5. 9955
    Linda Scheffert says:

    Linda from Lincoln NE. “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the one who makes me who I am” Phillipians 4:13 NIV

  6. 9956
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” NLT

  7. 9957
    Fontaine/Lake Charles, LA says:

    Romans 8:28-29 KJV
    28-And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.29-For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn amoung many brehren.
    Romans 8:28-29 KJV

  8. 9958
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Gainesville GA
    “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.”
    Psalm 1:1 NIV

  9. 9959
    Corine says:

    1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)

  10. 9960
    Laurie, Crystal Springs,MS says:

    Matthew 6:1 (NIV) “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in Heaven.”

  11. 9961
    Melinda says:

    Melinda from Cheney

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

  12. 9962
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~ John 14:27 NIV Please remember me as I continue to undergo chemotherapy for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

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      Angie, Queen City, TX says:

      Still trying to get caught back up!
      “I prayed to the Lord and He answered me and He freed me from all my fears.” Psalms 34:4 NLT

      “I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?” Psalms 56:11

  13. 9963
    Sandy - N.B., Texas says:

    Isaiah 40:31 Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

  14. 9964
    Jennifer Nallie says:

    Wylie, Texas
    2 Cor. 10:3 (NLT)We are humans, but we don’t wage war as humans do.

  15. 9965
    Corine says:

    1 Corinthians 13

    1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

  16. 9966

    “But the counselor the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you”. John 14:26 NASB

  17. 9967
    Stephanie from Kirkland, WA says:

    Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul & healing to the bones.”

  18. 9968
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.” Joshua 1:6 (NLT)

  19. 9969
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth

    Proverbs 14:29 KJV

  20. 9970
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT

  21. 9971
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Deut 6:6 HCSB

  22. 9972
    Rita says:

    Rita Faulkenbury
    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

  23. 9973
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Birmingham, Al

    But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:5 NIV

  24. 9974
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Texas
    My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

  25. 9975
    Brook says:

    Brook, Santa Monica

    You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His wonderful light.
    1 Peter 2.9

  26. 9976
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “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

  27. 9977
    Rosa Balay says:

    my verse is Phil 4:6

  28. 9978
    Carol says:

    Carol from Pierre
    For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefor from now on you shall have wars.
    2 Chron. 16:9 NKJ

  29. 9979
    Carol says:

    Carol from Pierre
    Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 5:23

  30. 9980
    Carol says:

    Carol from Pierre
    He who calls you is faithful, Who also will do it.
    1 Thessalonians 5:24 NKJ

  31. 9981
    Heather says:

    Heather, Richland, WA
    Romans 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

  32. 9982
    Linda in Austin Tx says:

    The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still. Exodus 14:14

  33. 9983
    Samantha DeVries says:

    For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mothers womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 13-14

  34. 9984
    Esther Burroughs says:

    Where shall I go from your spirit?
    Or where shall I flee from your presence?
    Psalm 137:7 ESV

  35. 9985
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deut. 6:7 HCSB

  36. 9986
    Laurie, Crystal Springs says:

    Romans 12:21 (NIV) “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

  37. 9987
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Joshua 1:7 NLT

  38. 9988
    Stephanie says:

    Isaiah 30:18 (NIV) “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

  39. 9989
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” 1 Corinthians 13:4,5 NLT

  40. 9990
    lois anderson says:

    lois, crystal springs, ms

    Romans 12/21 NIV Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil by doing good

  41. 9991
    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, bu of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7 KJV

  42. 9992
    Brenda says:

    “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves”.

    Romans 12:9-10 NIV

  43. 9993
    Meredith says:

    Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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      aleta june says:

      “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 because I just got to this place. 8 months late

  44. 9994
    Corine says:

    1 Corinthians 13:2(NIV) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

  45. 9995
    Carmen McCauley, Greencastle, Pa says:

    But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests out hearts.

    I thess 2:4 ESV

  46. 9996
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Birmingham, AL

    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings will you find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    Psalm 91:4 NIV

  47. 9997
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” ~ Lamentations 3:25-26 NIV Please continue to pray for me as I am undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. But Praise God! One of my tumors has shrunk!

  48. 9998
    Anna Catherine says:

    so that all the people of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty. so that you may fear the Lord your God forever.

    Joshua 4:24

  49. 9999
    Carol says:

    Carol, Pierre
    1 Thessalonians 5:24 NKJ
    He who calls you is faithful, Who also will do it.

  50. 10000
    Kacie says:

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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