First Scripture to Memorize in 2011!

A happy and blessed New Year! Aren’t you glad for new beginnings? I sure am. Not just for a new year, but also for a new week, a new day, a new hour. I’m so grateful our God is a God of new beginnings and of new chances, second, third or more chances.

So today is the day I start my new “spiral” for 2011. I was thinking for a long time what verse to start the memorization process for 2011. Well, and then God led me to Matthew 5:3:

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is their.” (New Living Translation)

And this is the verse I’ll be memorizing for the next 14 days. After living through 2010 I realize more than ever my need for God. So this verse means a lot to me. And going into a new year, I pray this verse will remind me of that, when I get too comfortable and think I can do it on my own.

So, what about you? Join me in memorizing a verse. Leave it in the comment section with the translation you chose to memorize it from.

God’s richest blessings as we journey on with our God in 2011!


  1. Vanessa Kornelsen says:

    I will be memorizing Romans 8:38
    “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”

  2. Sandra Kornelsen says:

    I will be memorizing Genesis 3:19
    “By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” (NLT)

  3. courtney kornelsen says:

    I will be memorizing Matthew 5:9 (NLT)
    “God blesses those who work for peace,
    for they will be called the children of God.”

  4. Anjuta warkentin says:

    I will be memorizing Revelation 3:11
    “Iam coming soon.Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”(NIV)

  5. Viktor says:

    Sorry, I’m late!
    but I will be memorizing 1 Cor. 1:18 (NIV)
    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

  6. Viktor says:

    I will be memorizing 1Cor.1:18 (NIV)
    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

  7. Anonymous says:

    hey this is Timo.
    i have memorized 1 Peter 1 in the ESV:

    [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, [5] who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [6] In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, [7] so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. [8] Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, [9] obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
    [10] Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, [11] inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. [12] It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
    [13] Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. [14] As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, [15] but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, [16] since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” [17] And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, [18] knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, [19] but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. [20] He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you [21] who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
    [22] Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, [23] since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; [24] for

    “All flesh is like grass
    and all its glory like the flower of grass.
    The grass withers,
    and the flower falls,
    [25] but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
    And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
    (1 Peter 1:3-25 ESV)

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