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. 301
    Beverly ,Ohio says:

    Psalm 63:1 O God you are my God earnestly I seek you my soul thirsts for you my body longs for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

  2. 302
    Dawn says:

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

  3. 303

    Heb. 4:12 (NIV) “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

  4. 304
    Pam Simpson says:

    Pam–Laurens, SC–John 15:4-6 NLT

    • 304.1
      Pam Simpson says:

      Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. John 15:4-6 NLT

  5. 305
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Birmingham, AL:
    “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

    I Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

  6. 306
    Michelle says:

    Michelle,Sylacauga: But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal. 5:22, NIV

  7. 307
    NancyS says:

    Nancy, Sanger
    See, God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song, He has given me victory. Isaiah 12:2 (NLT)

  8. 308
    Donna Hazelwood says:

    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. 309
    Erika says:

    Erika, Gadsden, Al The unfailing love of the Lord never ends. By his mercies we are kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself “the Lord is my inheritance therefore I will hope in him. ” Lamentations 3:22-24 NASB

  10. 310
    Jayne says:

    Jayne, NC
    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 by the power of the Holy Spirit.” NIV

  11. 311
    Sabra says:

    Sabra, Muncie. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21. NIV

  12. 312
    Amy says:

    Amy from Cumming, GA: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)

  13. 313
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Hampton, GA, Romans 12:9
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. NIV

  14. 314
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, D’Iberville, May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. Colossians 1:11 (ESV)

  15. 315
    Ami - Cowpens says:

    I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:10-12 (NIV)

  16. 316
    Joy says:

    Joy, California: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in Spirit. Psalms 34:18(NLT)

  17. 317
    Deneen, Pittsburgh says:

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and to not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  18. 318
    Julie says:

    Julie – Clanton, Alabama – 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

  19. 319
    Susie Walden says:

    Susie, Moultrie: Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.Ephesians 5:25-26.NIV

  20. 320
    Becky Roode says:

    Becky – Norfolk, VA:
    2 Timothy 1:7 (HCSB)
    For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

  21. 321
    Amy says:

    Amy, Ontario Canada – “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

  22. 322
    LeAnn says:

    LeAnn, Linden,TX: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 ESV

  23. 323
    Mary says:

    Mary Arnold from Durham, NC: “Forget about what has happened. Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present. I am about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out don’t you see it? I make roads in the desert and rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43: 18-19

  24. 324
    Kim says:

    Kim, Arlington, Virginia The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 NKJ

  25. 325
    Connie hankins says:

    Connie H, Forsyth, MO “Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.” Proverbs 4:23(NLT)

  26. 326
    Patti says:

    Patti, Craig Colorado
    Every word of God is pure (refined-tested and found to be without dross) He is a shield (protector) to those who put their trust (seek refuge) in Him.
    Proverbs 30:5 NKJV (with added emphasis)
    God Bless each of you as you take in His Word this year!

  27. 327
    Renee' in Albuquerque says:

    “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy they soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” — Isaiah 58:11 KJV

  28. 328
    Marilyn DeCoursey says:

    Marilyn – Rochester Hills, MI
    “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
    2Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV

  29. 329
    Miranda Coker says:

    Miranda, Kirkwood: And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. Psalms 12:6 NIV

  30. 330
    Marcia says:

    Marcia, San Clemente, CA:
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    2Cor 3:17 NIV

  31. 331
    Emily says:

    Emily Mechanicsville, VA

    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. NIV

  32. 332
    Laika Steiger says:

    Laika, Atlanta : “Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:4, NIV

  33. 333
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Cape Town, South Africa “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” John 14: 1 The NIV

  34. 334
    Kate says:

    Kate, Omaha: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 5:6, NIV

  35. 335
    Amy says:

    Amy, Lexington KY

    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 (Message)

  36. 336
    Sandy in Texas says:

    Keller, TX
    Praying this scripture over all my family (every name inserted) in this New Year!
    “May the God of hope fill (us) with all joy and peace as (we) trust in Him, so that (we) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” NIV Amen!

  37. 337
    Meghan Dawson says:

    Meghan, Whitehouse, TX: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will gaurd your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

  38. 338
    Shelby says:

    Shelby from Keller, Texas: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.” Psalm 27: 7 New King James Version

  39. 339
    1sassysooner says:

    Liz, Edmond, My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:8 NIV

  40. 340
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Coffee Springs…Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 New American Standard

  41. 341
    Susan-Houston says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14, NIV

  42. 342
    StephM says:

    Stephanie, Ft. Wright, KY. Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (NIV)

  43. 343
    Jill_in_AL says:

    they who wait [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

    Isaiah 40:30-31 ESV with Amplified notation [in brackets]

    Jill in Trussville, Alabama

  44. 344
    Marie Thompson says:

    Marie, Easley, SC-Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Psalm 90:14 NLT

  45. 345
    Dalice says:

    Dalice, Corbin: God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, his purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.
    -Psalm 36:5-6, The Message

  46. 346
    Alice Ellerby says:

    Alice, Toronto, 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.” NIV (woke up Jan. 1st with this verse running through my mind)

  47. 347
    Candice says:

    Chicago, IL

    The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
    Psalm 9:9-10 NIV (1984)

  48. 348
    Sue says:

    Sue, Atlanta “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” Psalm 5:3, NKJV

  49. 349
    Debra Hanson says:

    Deb Gentry Ark. Ps 69:13, But I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.

  50. 350
    Martha says:

    Martha, Pine Bluff

    Joshua told the people”Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.

    Joshua 3:5 NIV

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