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. 351
    Janet Rawls-Cazares says:

    Janet from Orange, TX “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  2. 352
    Janet says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
    Matthew 5:6 NIV

  3. 353
    Amy says:

    Amy, St. Augustine, FL: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4, NIV

  4. 354
    Tesa says:

    Tesa, Perry, GA
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverence the race marked out for us.
    Hebrews 12:1 NIV

  5. 355
    Kim says:

    “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 NIV
    Kim in WA

  6. 356

    You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 ESV

  7. 357
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Lake Charles: “and they that led the crowd rebuked him and told him to be quiet but he called louder “Son of David, have mercy on me'” Luke 18:39 NIV

  8. 358
    Donnicia says:

    Donnicia..Raleigh, NC
    Zephaniah 3:17 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. (New International Version 1984, ©1984)

  9. 359
    Diane says:

    Diane, Roswell, GA:
    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so tht you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  10. 360
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for G-d my Savior; my G-d will hear me.” Micah 7:7 (NIV)

  11. 361
    Houstonmom says:

    Dana, Houston: 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. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  12. 362
    Karla G says:

    Karla,Lakeland Florida: “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as a shield.”Psalm 5:11-12 NIV

  13. 363
    Peggy says:

    Revelation 1:5-6
    To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father — to Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

  14. 364
    Nancy Hickman says:

    Nancy-Canyon, Tx
    This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
    1 John 1:5-7 NIV

  15. 365
    Rhonda says:

    McCalla – “The Lord Almighty is the one you should regard as Holy; He is the one you are to fear; He is the one you are to dread!” Isaiah 8:13 NIV

  16. 366
    HulaHeart says:

    Philipians 4:8 NASB

    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

    Paula, Brownwood, Tx

  17. 367
    Karen Novinger says:

    Karen, Deer Trail, CO – I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NIV

  18. 368
    Lisa says:

    Lisa Fredericktown, OH Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. NIV

  19. 369

    Ashley Sullens, Kings Mountain, NC
    Psalm 65:11 “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” NKJV

  20. 370
    Anna says:

    Anna, Elberton
    1 John 4:18 HCSB

    There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.

  21. 371
    Cynthia says:

    I’m going with Blog Mama Beth’s verse from 2009…
    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
    Cynthia – Richmond, VA

  22. 372
    JV says:

    Boston, MA

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

  23. 373
    Amy B says:

    Amy from Norman (Thanks, Beth!): You crown the year with your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NKJV

  24. 374
    Catherine says:

    Catherine, St. Paul, MN
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
    Hebrews 12:1, NIV

  25. 375
    Jane, Kokomo, IN says:

    “His splendor covers the heavens, and earth is full of His praise. His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, and there is the hiding of His power.” Habakkuk 3:3b-4 NASB

    To keep my eyes on Christ, the King of heaven.

  26. 376
    Cindy Sylvia says:

    Cindy from Searcy, Arkansas: “My Grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  27. 377
    Deirdre says:

    Deirdre from Biddeford, Maine: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exhalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

  28. 378
    Adrienne says:

    Adrienne, Pembroke Pines, FL. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV

  29. 379
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Oshkosh
    Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 NASV

  30. 380
    NormaC says:

    Norma, Covington TN: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV

  31. 381
    Mandi says:

    Mandi, Benton: Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 ESV

  32. 382
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Fuquay-Varina, NC

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  33. 383
    Christy says:

    Christy, Pennsylvania: 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
    Because it made me so excited for this experience the other day.

  34. 384
    Debby Pardue says:

    Debby, Artesia, New Mexico Deuteronomy 31: 8
    The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forske you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. NIV

  35. 385
    Noreen says:

    Noreen, Normal: Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133 NIV Bible

  36. 386
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne, Galion: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 NAS

  37. 387
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Charlotte: 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 15:14 NIV

  38. 388
    Allison Whitener says:

    Allison from Stephens City, Virginia:
    “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him and he will help you.” Psalm 37:5
    New Living Translation

  39. 389
    Janet Campbell says:

    Janet, Grundy: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. I John 3:16 NIV

  40. 390
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Indian Trail: 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 English Standard Version

  41. 391
    Melissa says:

    Meliisa, Vevay, IN Know therefore that the Lord your
    God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9 NAS

  42. 392
    Mandy says:

    Mandy, Clarksville, TN
    “Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not all his benefits” Psalm 103:2 NIV

  43. 393
    PJ says:

    PJ, Atlanta “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

  44. 394
    Alison says:

    Alison, Grand Rapids, MI:

    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. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  45. 395
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Derby, KS: So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. For our God is indeed a devouring fire. Hebrews 12:28-29. NET

  46. 396
    Dinah says:

    Dinah, Baraboo WI, “From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:16-17 NIV

  47. 397
    Betty says:

    Betty , Vicksburg,
    Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
    James 1:21
    New American Standard

  48. 398
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Telford, PA: The steps of a man are established by the Lord; And He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the one who holds his hand. Psalm 37: 23 & 24 (NAS)

  49. 399
    Anita says:

    Anita, Lehigh: “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. Philippians 4: 6-7 Contemporary English Version

  50. 400
    Lisa Tereshko says:

    Lisa, Greensburg Pennsylvania: I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the lord: “O Lord I beseech Thee, save my life!” Psalm 116:1-4 The Revised Standard Bible.
    I’m excited to be a part of this beautiful group of women!

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