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. 101
    Jane says:

    Ps 27:4 NIV
    One thing I ask of the Lord,
    this is what I seek:
    that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
    to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.

    Cuba, Missouri

  2. 102
    Sister Lynn says:

    Sister Lynn, Tucson AZ

    Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NAB)

    • 102.1
      Laurie Humphries says:

      I have seen that several people have pick this verse, and I love it!

    • 102.2
      Judy Nabors says:

      Sister Lynn……..YES!!! God is doing “something new” in my marriage of 54 years and it is miraculous. Sing praises to His name. NEVER give up on God’s blessings and mercy….Judy

  3. 103
    Marge says:

    Marge, Chili, You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  4. 104
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Ocoee,FL, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV I was made to crave God!

  5. 105
    Susan says:

    Susan, Statesville
    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Rom. 5:1,2 (ESV)

  6. 106
    Maegan Keel says:

    Maegan, Birmingham: “When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless” ESV

  7. 107
    Joani says:

    Joani from Jacksonville, FL: “Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary”. Isaiah 40:31(NASB)

  8. 108
    Jan says:

    Psalm 27:4 (NIV)
    One thing I ask from the LORD,
    this only do I seek:
    that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
    to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
    and to seek him in his temple.

    And in French:
    Psaume 27:4 (Louis Segond)
    Je demande à l’Éternel une chose, que je désire ardemment:
    Je voudrais habiter toute ma vie dans la maison de l’Éternel,
    Pour contempler la magnificence de l’Éternel
    Et pour admirer son temple.

    Bemus Point, NY

  9. 109
    Dorothea says:

    Dorothea, Rockwall, TX
    Because I started Stepping Up this week:
    “I raise my eyes toward the mountains, where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 HCSB

  10. 110
    Debbie Allen says:

    Debbie Allen, Vevay IN For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. KJV Psalm 116:8

  11. 111

    Last year my mother passed away and our marriage ended in divorce. God has given me this verse to begin my new year full of possibilities! Isaiah 61:3 (kjv)
    “To appoint with them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness ~ that they might be called trees (powerful oaks) of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that HE MIGHT BE GLORIFIED.”

    • 111.1
      Alice Ellerby says:

      I have been reading through all the Scripture verses. It is very encouraging just to read the Scripture. I came across yours and wanted to let you know that my verse goes with yours! I woke up with this Scripture running through my head: Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” I, too, have had a tough couple of years and I am looking forward to putting on a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Be blessed this year as you make this your battle cry! Hugs! Alice

    • 111.2
      Ginny says:

      I pray for you dear Barbara, thanking God for His Word that He has sent to heal you. 🙂

  12. 112
    Thy Hand says:

    Siester from Virginia, “Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5b, NRSV

  13. 113
    Melissa says:

    Benton, Arkansas: “Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you. He will neither fail you or abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

  14. 114
    Living4Him says:

    Janae – Riverside,PA – Habakkuk 2:3(New American Standard)
    “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”

  15. 115
    Lisa McGriff says:

    Lisa McGriff from Dothan, Alabama!
    But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength;
    They will soar like wings on eagles;
    They will run and not grow weary;
    They will walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31
    Holman Christian Standard Bible

  16. 116
    Leslie says:

    Leslie,Newnan,GA- Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NAS

  17. 117
    Beth, Richmond VA says:

    Romans 15:13 NIV

    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.

  18. 118
    Susan Acre says:

    Sue, from Piedmont, OK. I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from ALL my fears. Ps. 34:4 The New King James Version

  19. 119
    Sandee says:

    El Dorado Hills, Ca

    “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

    Phillipians 1: 6 (NIV)

  20. 120
    Karen Sharman says:

    Karen, Scottsdale, AZ “I know that You can do everything and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.” Job 42:2 NKJV Oh what a glorious year ahead!

  21. 121
    rachel h says:

    Rachel- Memphis, TN
    “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: he will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:4-6 NIV

  22. 122
    Deanna says:

    Deuteronomy 10:12-13
    And now Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I am commanding you today for your good?
    Maytown, AL

  23. 123
    kit says:

    Kit, Central Islip, NY

    “by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him;for this is your life and the length of your days…” Deut. 30:20 NAS

    hold fast (cling, adhere to,catch by pursuit follow close)

  24. 124
    Vicki C says:

    Fort Wayne, IN

    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.

    Phil 4:8 NIV

  25. 125
    Leah says:

    Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. NIV

  26. 126
    Lori says:

    Lori McKeznie Alpharetta, GA

    “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
    Ps. 16:5-6 TNIV

  27. 127
    Laura says:

    Job 10:12 (NIV)

    You gave me life and showed me kindness
    and in your providence watched over my spirit.

    Englewood, Co

  28. 128
    Mindy says:

    Mindy from Granger. 2 Peter 1:19 “Thus we hold the word of prophecy to be more certain than ever. You should give that word your closest attention, for it shines like a lamp amidst the darkness of the world, until the day dawns, and the morning star rises in your hearts.” Phillips translation

  29. 129
    Stacy Minor says:

    Stacy, Big Lake:
    All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
    2 Corinthians’s 3:18 (the Message)

  30. 130
    MomOfThreeBoys says:

    Nanette, Houston: “But on the contrary, as the Scripture says, what eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].” 1 Corinthians 2:9 The Amplified Bible

  31. 131
    Holly says:

    Holly, Texarkana, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, Ephesians 1:17 NKJV…the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, Ephesisans 1:18 NKJV…To know Him, to know His inheritance, to know the power

  32. 132
    Julie Kuhlman says:

    Julie dk from Casper, WY

    I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me

    Proverbs 8:17 NIV

  33. 133

    Stacie from Livonia, MI…Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 (New International Version, ©2010)

  34. 134
    Brandi says:

    Brandi from Jacksonville
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6, NKJV

  35. 135
    Allison says:

    Allison, Burgaw, NC “Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 4:6 NIV

  36. 136
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Alabama: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    -Zephaniah 3:17

  37. 137
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna, Eldorado, Texas
    “Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.”
    Proverbs 19:11 (AMP)

  38. 138
    Shelly, Greenville says:

    “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

  39. 139
    Tricia says:

    Tricia, Brunswick
    But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
    what God is looking for in men and women.
    It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
    be compassionate and loyal in your love,
    And don’t take yourself too seriously—
    take God seriously. Micah 6:8 The Message

  40. 140
    Forever His says:

    Lawan – Lawton, OK – The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 NIV

  41. 141
    Kim says:

    Mansfield, Ohio

    Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  42. 142
    Colleen says:

    Colleen from Mae Sot, Thailand
    “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.” Psalm 90: 14-15 ESV

  43. 143
    Barb D says:

    Lakeland, FL 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

  44. 144
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen from Paducah, KY: For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. I Cor. 14:33 NIV

  45. 145
    Tracy in TN says:

    Tracy, Brush Creek: The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 NASB

  46. 146
    Pam says:

    Pam,Liberty: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9, NIV.

  47. 147
    elaine says:

    Elaine, Powder Springs: He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9 (HCSB)

  48. 148
    Kim M. says:

    Kim, Elizabethtown, KY

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

    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.

  49. 149
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Orlando:

    For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So shall My word be which goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplshing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

    Isaiah 55:10-11

  50. 150
    Danielle says:

    Danielle, Atlanta: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5.6-7, ESV

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