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. 1001
    Kris Whybrew says:

    Kris, Carmel, Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. I John 3:18 NIV

  2. 1002
    Whitney Snow says:

    Whitney, Hamptonville, NC: “Cast your burdens upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 NASB

  3. 1003
    shaminder says:


    “I will go before you and will level the mountains,
    I will break down gates of bronze
    and cut through bars of iron.
    I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places,
    so that you may know that I am the LORD,the God of Israel,
    who summons you by name.”
    Isaiah 45:2-3

  4. 1004
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Sparta, TN: “You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 NKJV

  5. 1005
    Tori says:

    Granger, IN
    “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

  6. 1006
    Betsy says:

    Betsy, Birmingham: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
    Psalm 51:10-12 NKJV

  7. 1007
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, St Louis “love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7

  8. 1008
    Kari says:

    Kari, Winchester CA

    “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

  9. 1009
    Sherri says:

    Sherri, Topeka,KS: 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

  10. 1010
    Jana I. says:

    Jana, San Angelo, TX: 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 NIV

  11. 1011
    Marie says:

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

  12. 1012
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage,MI

    “to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:23-24 NIV

  13. 1013
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Oshkosh, WI
    Psalm 27:1 (NASB)
    The LORD is my light and my salvation:
    Whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the defense of my life;
    Whom shall I dread?

  14. 1014
    Tammy says:

    For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

    Psalm 107:9
    New King James Version

    Howells, NE

  15. 1015

    Karen, Springfield, MO: Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  16. 1016
    Judy Johnson says:

    Judy from Urbana, Illinois – James 1:19 NIV
    My dear brothers (sisters) take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen; slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that GOD desires.

  17. 1017
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Humboldt, IA “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 NIV

  18. 1018
    angel smith says:

    Angel,Sanford:”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 NIV2010

  19. 1019
    Jill says:

    Jill, Aurora, IL
    Ephesians 3:12 – In Him and through faith in Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence. NIV

  20. 1020
    Debbie Moyer says:

    Debbie, Phoenix “You crown the year with your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 NKJV

  21. 1021
    Cindy Childers says:

    Cindy, Newton Tony, England;
    “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 NIV

  22. 1022
    Joanna S. says:

    Joanna, Moreno Valley, CA:
    The fear of human opinion disables;
    trusting in God protects you from that. Proverbs 29:25 The Message

  23. 1023
    Amy in MN says:

    Amy E, Minnesota

    “But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice;
    let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them;
    let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.”

    Psalm 5:11 (AMP)

  24. 1024
    Shawna says:

    Shawna, Portales, NM- “Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.” Colossians 1:11 NIV

  25. 1025
    Karen Smith says:

    Karen, Kernersville, NC: “But those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their STRENGTH. They will SOAR on wings like eagles; they will RUN and not grow weary, they will WALK and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIVV

  26. 1026

    Leah Taylors, SC My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:1-2 NET

  27. 1027
    Kayce says:

    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
    Psalm 30:5, NLT

  28. 1028
    Lori says:

    Lori, Oklahoma, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15((NIV)

  29. 1029
    Renee Ford says:

    Renee, Uvalde, TX…This is what God says,…”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 MSG

  30. 1030
    Beth says:

    Beth Jacksonville, FL: “For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.” Psalm 81:10 NLT

  31. 1031
    Karen says:

    The Apple of His eye, Stephenville, TX:
    Jer 15:18-19a (MSG)
    But why, why this chronic pain, this ever worsening wound and no healing in sight?
    You’re nothing, God, but a mirage, a lovely oasis in the distance — and then nothing!
    This is how God answered me:
    “Take back those words and I’ll take you back. Then you’ll stand tall before Me.”

  32. 1032
    cindy b says:

    cindy b, Alton NH
    PSALM 32:5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. KJV

  33. 1033

    Miracle, Atlanta:
    But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ
    Phil 3:7-8, NASB

  34. 1034
    Lyn says:

    Lyn, Greenville, SC: “The Lord gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm.” Isaiah 26:3CEV

  35. 1035
    Brigette says:

    Brigette Brock, Morehead, KY

    Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 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.
    John 15;4,5 NIV

  36. 1036
    Amber says:

    Amber, Salisbury, NC: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  37. 1037
    Denise says:

    Denise, Grovetown, GA: “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

  38. 1038
    Kiki says:

    Kristy, Houston

    Jude 24 & 25

    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time now and forever. Amen.

  39. 1039
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, South Hamilton, MA

    Finally Brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

    Philippians 4:8 ESV

  40. 1040
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Birmingham, AL
    “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 (NLT)

  41. 1041
    Kelly N. says:

    Kelly, Jacksonville, FL–“This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:17 NIV

  42. 1042
    Jana Tallent says:

    Jana, Tampa, Fl: Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand!Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. Galations 5:1 Message

  43. 1043
    Carla Holtz says:

    Carla, Coweta, Ok: I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

  44. 1044
    debbie says:


    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you do not fear I will help you. Is. 41:13

  45. 1045

    Melissa, Nashville TN: How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “your God reigns!”. Isaiah 52:7 NIV

  46. 1046
    Pam says:

    Pam in San Diego, CA: “I will walk about in freedom for I have sought out your precepts.” Psalm 119: 45 NIV

  47. 1047
    Celeste says:

    Celeste, Thompsons Station, TN: For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In these days when you pray, I will listen. Jer. 29.11-12 (NLT)

  48. 1048
    Sue says:

    Sue, Earlysville, VA.

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares….1 Peter5:7. NIV

  49. 1049
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Vancleave, MS:

    Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)

    For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
    But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    Because it will surely come,
    It will not tarry.

  50. 1050
    Amy says:

    Amy, La Grange, NC: He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6 (NIV)

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