Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 4!


Hi Siestas! It is such a joy to be able to talk to you! My name is Sherry McClure and I just love this community so very much. I live in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, and I work here at Living Proof Ministries. One of my responsibilities right now at LPM is to help moderate your comments and it brings me such delight. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life in that way. All of you have so much to offer and I love getting to know you through your comments here! I also have the joy of tending to many of you through Facebook and I love y’all so incredibly much.

A little bit about me: I have been here at LPM for just over 11 years and have had the opportunity to do many things here! I started working at LPM when I had only been married for 2 years and we didn’t have children at the time. As I have grown and changed, my responsibilities at LPM have changed as well. I have been married for 13 years to David and we have two boys –Sam (9) and Jacob (7). We have a lot of fun together, but life with boys is loud, fast, and sometimes messy.   I also have the privilege of serving my home church in our women’s ministry. Life is full and fun! Some of the things that I enjoy most in this life are playing with my kids, being outside, shopping, cooking, and most of all, studying God’s word. His Word is the absolute thrill of my life. The Lord has recently breathed a new passion for His word into my soul and it is what I wake up for everyday…to see the Lord in His Word.   He is the love of my life.


1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV)

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”


This is one of the verses that the Lord has given me to focus on throughout the entire year. He broke it down for me like this:

Only fear the Lord: I am not to fear failure. I am not to fear what someone may think. I am not to fear the enemy. I am not to fear people I think are my enemies. I am not to fear things I imagine. I am not to fear man. My only fear should be of the Lord. There is safety in fearing Him.


Serve him faithfully: I am to be faithful in the ways that He has given me to serve. I am to work in excellence and do everything unto Him.


With all your heart: I am to give my all to the things that I am serving in. No settling for mediocrity. No half-accomplishing things. No “it’s fine.” No “this will do.” I am to give my whole heart.


Consider what great things He has done for you: I want to be living in a constant state of gratitude before the Lord. I want to be mindful that He rescued me from the dominion of darkness and transferred me to the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:13). He indeed has done great things for us!

So, my dear sisters, I pray that you will only fear the Lord. I pray that you will serve Him with all of your heart. I pray that you will remember the great things He has done for you. He is everything and I pray you experience Him through His word as it sinks into your souls!

I love you all so much,



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  1. 1
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Psalm 17:7 AMP

    Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, O You Who save by Your right hand those who trust and take refuge in You from those who rise up against them.

    • 1.1
      Phyllis Winn says:

      Hi Michelle! you are #1, right on top of things.May God overwhelm you with his loving-kindness today.

      • Michelle O'Banion says:

        Phyllis!! Been thinking of you, are you planning on going this year? SSMT gathering in Jan <3 I know!! #1 was a coooool treat/hug from Him…. Love it:)

  2. 2
    Tina says:

    Tina, Columbus Ohio
    2 Peter 1:7&8
    7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)

  3. 3
    Kim Beechem says:

    Kim Beechem from Idabel, OK:
    Isaiah 43:1-3 (NIV)
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
    For I am the Lord your God,the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

  4. 4
    Laurel Montealegre says:

    Laurel Montealegre White Pigeon,MI
    Psalm 101:2 ESV

    I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;

  5. 5
    Abby Smith says:

    Abby Smith in Troy, OH
    And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

  6. 6
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Russell, Hendersonville TN — “Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psa 37:4 NASB

  7. 7
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay Guerrero – Deer Park, Texas
    Psalm 139:5-6 ESV

    5 You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
    6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is high; I cannot attain it.

  8. 8
    Sarah Carroll says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 – New Living Translation (NLT)

    7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

    Chosen because I’m having a hard time standing on the promises.

    • 8.1
      Andrea Cox says:

      Sarah, have you listened to Sanctus Real’s CD called Run? The third song on that one is Promises, and it’s really helped me a lot lately. I love the chorus, which says, “Hold onto the promises, hold onto the promises, Jesus is alive so hold tight, hold onto the promises.” Very uplifting.

      Bless you, Sister!

  9. 9
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Love bears all things,
    believes all things,
    hopes all things,
    endures all things.
    1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

  10. 10
    Lori Newton says:

    Lori, Powder Springs, GA:
    If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.
    By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
    John 15:7-8, NASB.

  11. 11
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Hartsville, SC- “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NASB

  12. 12
    Laurie Pilson says:

    2/15/15 Laurie,Marietta
    One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
    – Psalm 27:4 NIV

  13. 13
    Christy says:

    Christy, Cape Girardeau, MO. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 (NIV).

  14. 14
    Tammy Kron says:

    Lusby, MD

    Proverbs 3:22 (NIV)
    They will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.

  15. 15
    Valerie Schaffner says:

    Ontario (Mansfield), Ohio

    “He’s my shelter of love and my fortress of faith, Who wraps Himself around me as a secure shield.
    Psalm 144:2a,b. TPT. (The Passion Translation).

  16. 16
    Trish Patterson says:

    Trish, Clover, SC

    The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s laws, nor can it do so. – Romans 5:7 NIV

  17. 17
    Kristi Belt says:

    Kristi B.
    Houston, TX
    Psalm 32:8 NLT
    “The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'”

  18. 18
    Amalia Smith says:

    Amalia Smith. Lumberton Tx
    Hebrews 11:1 NIV
    Now Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

  19. 19
    Rhonda Feenstra says:

    Rhonda, Rock Hill, SC

    Therefore I urge you, 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. (‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬ NASB)

  20. 20
    Hannah H. says:

    Hannah Hancock from Winter Haven, FL

    “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

    1 Corinthians 13:3 (NKJV)

  21. 21
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh Clemmons, Shorter, Alabama: My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees. Psalm 119:71 NLT

  22. 22
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Charlotte, NC

    Isaiah 28:26 ESV
    For he is right instructed; his God teaches him.

  23. 23
    Jennifer C. says:

    Jen from Quincy, Mass. 1Peter 2:11 (KJV) – “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.”

  24. 24
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (‭Psalm‬ ‭51‬:‭10‬ ESV)

  25. 25
    Kathy Springer says:

    All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Ephesians 1:3 NLT

  26. 26
    Heather Hiple says:

    Heather H. From Andrews, Indiana

    Titus 1:8 NIV

    Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

  27. 27
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine IN. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. (‭Psalm‬ ‭73‬:‭25‬ NIV)

  28. 28
    Christy Billingsley says:

    christy Billingsley, Terry, MS

    “Surely God has become my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and defense; He has become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  29. 29
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

    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.

  30. 30
    Sara Altmyer says:

    Sara Altmyer, Gulf Shores, Alabama

    “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand
    and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  31. 31
    Susan says:

    And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 (NLT)

  32. 32
    P says:

    Pam- Lubbock,Texas
    Joshua 1:9 NLT
    This is my command- be strong and courageous! For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  33. 33
    Adrianna Anderson says:

    “I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who leads you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17 ESV
    Adrianna Anderson
    Pinson, Al

  34. 34
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews. Edmond OK

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
    To declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.
    Psalm 92:1-2. NKJV

  35. 35
    Sharon says:

    Sharon Hyde, Independence, Missouri
    We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ NLT

  36. 36
    Angela Pisel says:

    Angela Pisel, Hickory, NC

    Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. -Isaiah 65.24

  37. 37
    Pam Pruett says:

    Pam, Clarksville, Arkansas- “and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy
    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)

  38. 38
    Brittany Watson says:

    Brittany Watson Marietta, GA

    But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
    Acts 5:29 (ESV)

  39. 39
    Cheri Bunch says:

    Cheri, Louisville,KY
    “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil” Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

  40. 40

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, Missouri. “Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life.” -Ephesians 6:13-15 (MSG)

    • 40.1
      Phyllis Winn says:

      Amanda! Praying your verse for you today! You are in MO. for a divine appointment. May God surprise you with custom-tailored encouragement for you today. Hugs..!

  41. 41
    Glenda-Winston Salem,NC says:

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NKJV

  42. 42
    Kathy McCoy says:

    Kathy from Chandler, OK “We have a high priest who can feel it when we are weak and hurting. We have a high priest who has been tempted in every way, just as we are. But he did not sin. “(‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭15‬ NIRV)

  43. 43
    Megan Bollman says:

    Megan Bollman – Fargo, ND
    “I sought the Lord and He answered me and He delivered me from all my fears.”
    Psalm 34:4. HCSB

  44. 44
    Diane Clarke says:

    LA Plata, MD “This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15b NLT

  45. 45
    Cassie says:

    Cassie Oring, Murfreesboro, TN. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-18‬ NIV

  46. 46
    Kaylee Taylor says:

    Kaylee Taylor, Stephenville, TX

    Hebrews 12:11 NIV
    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

  47. 47
    Jayne Warnock says:

    Fort Smith, AR

    Eph. 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. NIV

  48. 48
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow, Mansfield, TX. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 NKJF

  49. 49
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Estelline SD
    I am the vine you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NIV

  50. 50

    Stephanie Marchbanks. Ennis, TX

    38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?

    (Matthew 25:38, ESV)

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