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. 201
    Kristin says:

    Kristin from Pottsboro, TX: I said, “Plant the good seeds of righteousness and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
    for now is the time to seek the Lord that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12 NLT

  2. 202
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis from Salisbury! “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

  3. 203
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Arnold, MO
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  4. 204
    Andrea Hart says:

    Proverbs 3:27 “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”

  5. 205
    Nancy McAnnally says:

    Nancy, Oxford, FL, Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

  6. 206
    Kristy says:

    Princeton, NC

    Eph 4:20 (NIV) “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

  7. 207
    jessica carpenter says:

    jessica carpenter
    Sulphur, la
    1 samuel 17:50

    I’m on the road to passion and this is all I can post. Lol

    • 207.1

      How precious you are…

      1 Samuel 17:50 (NKJV)
      50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.

    • 207.2
      Connie says:

      Praying Jessica that God speaks to you so powerfully at Passion.

      • Jessica says:

        I just seen this, and I want to say thank you for the prayer. He did speak so powerfully to me that I am changed. I will never be the same again before I went. I have a few less chains, and a more powerful calling to help Haitians than what I did before I went to passion.

        Again thank you.

  8. 208
    Allison Wescott says:

    Allison, Roanoke VA. God help me with this commitment! “Lord you have assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure” Ps 16:5 NIV

  9. 209
    Amber says:

    Amber, Clanton AL: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NKJV

    • 209.1

      This verse sustained me through many a dark day after my son went home to heaven. Glory that His promises are always true. Always true. ๐Ÿ™‚ He perfects everything that concerns us in His great grace and love.

  10. 210
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Lexington, North Carolina
    Psalm 103:17 NIV

    But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children

  11. 211
    Shirleen says:

    Shirleen, Greenville,SC
    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)

  12. 212
    lou says:

    Louise,Oshawa,Ont. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scripture might have hope.
    Romans 15:4 kjv

  13. 213

    Adrianna, Pinson: ” Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 KJV

    • 213.1

      I just shared this on my blog yesterday… ๐Ÿ™‚ I love our sweet God who gives us words in due season at times appointed to speak to our hearts and strengthen and edify us in our faith and His truth.


  14. 214
    Tina says:

    Tina- Roanoke, AL
    “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.” Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

  15. 215
    Tessa says:

    Pride goes before destruction,
    And a haughty spirit before a fall.
    Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
    Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
    – Proverbs 16:18-19 (NKJV)

    Tessa, South Dakota

    • 215.1

      This Scripture has put me on my face more times than I care to recollect. Thank you for reminding me of this beautiful truth of God’s Word. Lord, keep me from entertaining a haughty spirit in my life.


  16. 216
    Janet says:

    Janet from Montgomery, New York.
    I love you, Lord; you are my strength.
    The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18:1-2 NLT

  17. 217
    Angie Simpson says:

    Angie,Toronto: ” 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

  18. 218
    Kathy says:

    I Peter 4:11 NAS

    “Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

    • 218.1

      Do everything as unto the Lord, remembering we are His ambassadors – we are the expression of His glory here on earth. What a precious reminder of the high calling of our faith to shine His light before all men. Good word.

  19. 219
    Connie says:

    Austin, TX
    For the word of the Lord hold true, and we can trust everything he does
    psalms 33:4 NLT

    • 219.1

      Sweet. Sweet. Word. His word is true and we can trust Him. He has recently been working this very truth into the deepest part of my being. How sweetly this resonates in my heart today. Blessings.

  20. 220
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Clinton PA
    Well after reading the post..I changed my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

    You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.
    Ps. 65:11, NET

  21. 221
    Rachael says:

    Rachael, Harrison: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

  22. 222
    Steph says:

    Steph, Fort Worth: I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed my the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2, NASB

    • 222.1

      Nice, Steph. Hello to you-so good to see a local girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this word. I’m finding so many Scriptures I could claim for myself in all your comments. How sweet it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 223
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Westminster

    For I have my heart to study the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach his statues and rules. – Ezra 7:10 ESV (slightly reworded to make it personal as this is my life verse for this phase of my life)

  24. 224
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Ocala, For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain , Be thou removed, and be thous cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

    • 224.1

      I’ve been meditating on this verse for about a month now. It sweetly resonates with my heart as I reread these words in your comment. May the Lord increase our power in Him as He increases our faith. Blessings.

  25. 225
    Dawn says:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

    • 225.1

      Revival in the land. What a sweet Scripture – this Scripture changed the prayer life of an entire church and I was able to bear witness and testify to the glory of the Lord which manifested as a result. Praise His name. Praying His glory manifests in your life this year.

  26. 226
    Leslie, Currie says:

    Psalms 84:2 NIV “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

    • 226.1

      I’m desperate for Him. Yes! This is such a beautiful picture of longing for the “better promise.” Praying you receive all He has promised you in Himself in the year to come. Blessings.

  27. 227
    Vicki says:

    Vicki in Big Spring, Hebrews 3:13,NIV…..But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

    • 227.1

      Amen… I’m encouraged just reading through all these sweet Scripture comments. How precious this day must be to the Lord our God as His children give them their best hiding His Word in their heart. Blessings.

  28. 228

    Watauga, TX

    “This is the kind of fast I’m after: break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts” Isaiah 58:6 (MSG)

    • 228.1

      I’m taking a break… but I do intend to pop in throughout the week and read everyone’s Scripture how sweet it is to be loved by such a wonderful God who gives us treasure through His Word. His treasure-without measure. Grace. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year.

  29. 229
    Pam Serpico says:

    Pam; Elizabethtown, KY
    2 Cor. 5:17 (NIV)
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

  30. 230
    Cassandra says:

    Cassandra, Mars Hill, NC: For am I now trying to win the favor of people or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ. Galations 1:10 HCSB

  31. 231
    Debra Blackwell says:

    Debra, Meadville,MS: Return ye now every man from his evil way and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them and ye shall dwell in the land which I have give to you and your fathers. Jeremiah 35:15 KJV

  32. 232
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, Hitchins, KY: And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26 KJV

  33. 233
    Wendy Alton says:

    Wendy, Livonia: “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, the NLT Bible.

  34. 234
    Karen says:

    Karen – Cumming, GA: Job 23:10 “But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me I shall come forth as gold” NASB

  35. 235
    Julia Hamilton says:

    Julia, Beaufort, NC “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2-3, NIV

    • 235.1
      Judy Nabors says:

      Julia………I fought with this verse for many years, however at this point in my life I DO count trials as pure JOY! I have found the “peace that passes all understanding” with the perservance I have developed during those trials. PTL…….ALWAYS take God at His word…….peace&prayers, Judy

  36. 236
    Rose in Ohio says:

    Rose, Ohio: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV

    (First things first!)

  37. 237
    Arianne says:

    Arianne, Clifton KS

    Know this, by beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

    James 1:19,20 ESV

  38. 238
    Courtney Kay says:

    Courtney Kay, Houma, La
    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.
    Philippians 4:6-7, NIV

  39. 239
    Myriam says:

    Myriam: New York
    “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”
    I John 4:18 NLT

  40. 240
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Monroe: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  41. 241
    Kara says:

    Kara, Ponca City: What is man, that you should exalt him, that you should set your heart on him. Job 7:17 NKJV

  42. 242
    bek says:

    Brenda, St. Louis

    “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs His steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

  43. 243
    Pam Houston says:

    Pam Houston, Buena Park, CA. “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.” Psalms 139:1 NASB
    For the year of 2011: “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our LORD, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24 NASB

  44. 244
    Katie says:

    2 Timothy 1:7
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

    • 244.1
      Dawn says:

      Hi Katie….I am from Pittsburgh too — right out by the airport in Beaver Co. Good to see your name ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. 245
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Providence: The Lord will work out His plans for my life-
    For your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
    Psalm 138:8 NLT

  46. 246
    Janet says:

    Janet, Georgia: “For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.” -Philippians 1:10NLT

  47. 247
    Holly says:

    Holly, Glendale, AZ:
    Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
    Matthew 6:33-34 Message

  48. 248
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Louisville, Ky. Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
    Hebrews 12:1 NLT

  49. 249
    Holly says:

    Holly, New Port Richey: Know this, my beloved : let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 (English Standard Version)

  50. 250
    Lynn Pecos, NM says:

    Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake. NET

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