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. 10001
    Rene'e M, CA says:

    2 Peter 1:3-4~ “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

  2. 10002
    Jennifer says:

    “Accept one another, then, just as Christ has accepted you, to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7

  3. 10003
    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? Psalm 9:4 NKJV

  4. 10004
    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann Clayton – Odessa, TX
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:4

  5. 10005
    Valerie Robertson says:

    You have searched me Lord and You know me
    Psalm 139:1

  6. 10006
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas TX.

    John 16:24 {ESV}
    Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

  7. 10007
    e.metzger says:

    God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement,through faith in in his blood,He did this to demonstrate his justice,because in his forbearence he had left the sins committed beforhand unpunished- Romans 3:25 niv

  8. 10008
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.” Hebrews 10:36 NLT

  9. 10009
    Carol says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Proverb 3:5 NIV Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

  10. 10010
    Barbara says:


    Barbara, Birmingham, AL
    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”
    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  11. 10011
    Stephanie, Kirkland WA says:

    Hebrews 13:15 NIV “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess His name.”

  12. 10012
    glenda arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Texas

    Hebrews 11:1

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

  13. 10013

    Hi, late but not giving up after all this!
    “Isaiah 55:2 “The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

  14. 10014
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it jusges the thoughts and attitude of the heart.

    Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  15. 10015
    Phyllis, Flower Mound TX says:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

  16. 10016
    Corine says:

    1 Cor 13:3 (NIV) If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

  17. 10017
    Blog Server says:

    Usually I do not learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice post.

  18. 10018
    Sarah Boyd says:

    John 10:10 NIV

    The thief comes only to steal, and kill and destroy,

    I am come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

  19. 10019
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” ~ Micah 7:7 NIV Please continue to remember me in your prayers as I battle stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  20. 10020
    Amy says:

    Amy, Sweeny, Tx
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

  21. 10021
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

  22. 10022
    Sandy in Leander says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    Galatians 5:21-23 NJK

  23. 10023
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT.

  24. 10024
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    Debbie, Sevierville, TN
    Hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy
    Spirit whom He has given us.
    Romans 5:5 NIV

  25. 10025
    Sandy Butters says:

    For now we see in a miror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV

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    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Texas
    Matthew 6:33

    But seek first his kingdom & his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

  27. 10027
    Corine McMaster says:

    Psalm 96:11-13 (NASB)
    11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
    Let the sea roar, and all it contains;

    12Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
    Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy

    13Before the LORD, for He is coming,
    For He is coming to judge the earth.
    He will judge the world in righteousness
    And the peoples in His faithfulness.

  28. 10028
    Carmen McCauley says:

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    Prov 3:5 KJV

  29. 10029
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I AM!'” ~ John 8:58 NIV I love this verse! He is! And He takes care of us, every step of the way. Please remember me as I continue treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  30. 10030
    Yuh-Jen says:

    If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13

  31. 10031
    Tina Merhoff says:

    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. Romans 8:28

  32. 10032
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth

    Genesis 1:1 NIV

  33. 10033
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 KJV

  34. 10034
    Karen Barrows says:

    Karen, Naples, Florida

    “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 in the desert and rivers in the badlands.”

    Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message

  35. 10035
    April Nieman says:

    “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”

    2 Corinthians 3:5

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    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.

    1 John 5:15 NIV

  37. 10037
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” Psalm 119:103 NLT

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    Corine McMaster says:

    New Living Translation (©2007)
    “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood” Isaiah 54:4

  39. 10039
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Texas

    Psalm 119:133

    Direct my footsteps according to your word;
    let no sin rule over me.

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    carmen McCauley says:

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.

    2 Thes 3:16 NLT

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    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, MI “Jesus replied, ” You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all you mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39 NLT

  42. 10042
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: “About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’–which means, ‘My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?'” ~ Matthew 27:46 Jesus cried these words so I wouldn’t have to be forsaken. I may have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, but my God has not forsaken me!

  43. 10043
    Leah Kasparek says:

    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. Philippians 4:8

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    Yuh-Jen says:

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  45. 10045
    Kristi Hensley says:

    Kristi, Charleston, WV “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!” Psalm 100:1 (NKJV)

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    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ “So be strong and couregeous, all you who put your hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24 (NLT)

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    Christine Rhodes says:

    Christine, Augusta, Ga

    “But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.” Deuteronomy 30:14 NKJV

  48. 10048
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Three Rivers, “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

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    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Priceville, AL: ‎”But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me.” ~ Psalm 13: 5-6 NIV Please remember me as I continue treatments for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  50. 10050
    Corine McMaster says:

    Psalm 150:4 Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute… (NIV)

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