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. 251
    Melissa Thacker says:

    Melissa, Proctorville: “As for God, His way is perfect; The Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30 NKJV

  2. 252
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly in Titusville, Florida. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NKJV

  3. 253
    Tracy says:

    Flower Mound, Texas Ps 119:43 Do not snatch the Word of truth from my mouth. NIV

  4. 254
    Carol says:

    Carol, Locust Grove, VA: …and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:3 NIV

  5. 255
    Laura says:

    Laura, Waco: And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 ESV

  6. 256
    Betsy Falvey says:

    Betsy, Katy, TX: You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Isaiah 26:3

  7. 257
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Holly Springs: “You must not have any other god but me.” Exodus 20:3 The NLT Bible

  8. 258
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Ohio
    Isaiah 41:9-10 (NLT) I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’ For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

  9. 259
    Barb says:

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

  10. 260
    Joybreaks says:

    Carol in AL

    “Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.” -Psalm 42:7 KJV

    (I love the poetic “wave” of this verse in KJV) Also, I like saying billows! 🙂

  11. 261
    Missi Tinsley says:

    Missi, Bargersville: The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)

  12. 262
    Kathy McBride says:

    Kathy, Pensacola: “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

  13. 263
    Brenda says:

    Brenda,Birmingham-“You therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same thing.” Romans 2:1 NIV

  14. 264
    julie says:

    Plymouth, MN
    James i:25
    The Message
    But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God-the free life, even out of the corner of his eye and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain, but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action

  15. 265
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Ontario, Canada. “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.” says the LORD who has compassion on you. (NIV)

  16. 266
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, from Macclenny, Fl: Isaiah 43:18,19

    Do, not remember the former things,
    nor consider the things of old.
    Behold, I will do a new thing,
    Now it shall spring forth:
    shall you not know it?
    I will even make a road in the wilderness
    And rivers in the desert.

  17. 267
    Beth Herring says:

    Beth – Oak Grove, La.

    “But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory , and the lifter up of mine head.” Psalm 3:3(KJV)

  18. 268
    Suzette Stroud says:

    Suzette from Ruston, Louisiana
    “So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  19. 269
    Patti... says:

    Patti, Douglasville, GA
    Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 NASB

  20. 270
    Diana says:

    Diana, North Attleboro, MA:
    I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.
    I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
    Psalm 119:15-16 NKJ

  21. 271
    vonda says:

    Vonda-Keller, TX-And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb.11:6 (NIV)
    Believing God!

  22. 272
    toni says:

    Toni, Beaumont TX: “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Eph 4:2-3, KJV

  23. 273

    Belinda Olathe KS
    IF you give up your lust for money AND throw your precious gold into the river, THE ALMIGHTY HIMSELF will be your treasure. HE will be your precious silver!
    THEN you will take delight in The ALMIGHTY and look up to God!
    You will pray to HIM and He will hear you AND you will fulfill your vows to Him.
    You will succeed in WHATEVER you CHOOSE to do AND light will shine on the road ahead of you.
    Job 22:24-28 (NLT)

  24. 274
    April says:

    April, Vermilion: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV

    Beth, I love Daily Light too!

  25. 275
    Susan says:

    Susan, Nokomis IL. I think about your orders and study your ways. I enjoy obeying your demands, and I will not forget your word. Psalm 119:15-16 (NCV)

  26. 276
    Kat says:

    Kat, Jacksonville Fl: It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. Ps18:32-33, NIV1984

  27. 277
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Jerusalem, 1 Kings 9:3, NIV
    “I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.”

  28. 278
    Denise Moser says:

    Denise, Mishawaka: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1: 9-11 NIV

  29. 279
    Marilyn, Vicksburg, MS says:

    Be of good courage, 
And He shall strengthen your heart, 
All you who hope in the Lord. 
Psalm 31:24 (NKJ)

  30. 280
    Kathi Vodenicker says:

    Kathi, Jacksonville “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”-Psalm 119:37, NIV

  31. 281
    Mollie Coleman says:

    Mollie, Kernersville, NC “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23, NLT

  32. 282
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie, Huntington: 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 NIV

  33. 283
    Paula Risius says:

    Paula, Earlham, “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” John 12:46, NLT

  34. 284
    Patti Hartsell says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)


  35. 285
    Linda says:

    Jasper, TN
    Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and he said, Who I am O Lord God? and what is my house that You have brought me this far.

  36. 286
    Angie says:

    Queen City

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

    2 Thessalonians 3:16

  37. 287
    Ash says:

    Ashley, Auburn, AL – The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

  38. 288
    Becky says:

    Becky, Springfield-“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23, New King James Version

  39. 289
    bev says:

    Bev, Houston: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” 1 Cor 10:31 NIV

  40. 290

    Sydney, Plano. John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 NIV

  41. 291

    Lamentations 3:24-26
    “‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I have hope in Him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord.” (NAS)

    Kate, Grapeland (NAS)
    Donna, Lufkin (NIV)
    Laura, College Station (NIV)
    Elaine, College Station (ESV)

  42. 292
    Baileigh says:

    Baileigh, Spartanburg, SC. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5:22-23 NIV

  43. 293
    Patsy says:

    Patsy, Phoenix AZ, Ephesians 4:29 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.

  44. 294
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Kansas City, MO: “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 Bible.

  45. 295
    Judy Fischer says:

    Judy, Apple Valley, CA…because my husband has cancer…”do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
    (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

  46. 296
    Sandra Harvey says:

    scripture taken from;

    Spirit Filled Life Bible
    New King James Version

  47. 297
    KMac says:

    Kimberly, Spring Branch, TX (temporary)
    “From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth;
    and He determined the times set for them and the EXACT PLACES where they should live.
    God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Act 17:26-27 (NIV)

  48. 298
    Katherine says:

    Katherine Atlanta;
    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes with the gospel of peace.
    Ephesians 6:13-15 NIV

  49. 299
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Evansville, IN:

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery.
    Galatians 5:1 NIV

  50. 300
    Becky Brown says:

    Becky, Dayton, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side but not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed”

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