Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 4!

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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,

Sherry

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  1. 5151
    Rita Martin says:

    Rita Martin, Prague, OK
    “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”

    Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV

  2. 5152
    Lauren Gill says:

    Lauren Gill, Frisco, TX: II Timothy 1:7 HCSB
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.”

  3. 5153
    Andrea says:

    Orlando, FL

    And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4 NKJV

  4. 5154
    Emily says:

    Emily Schulzetenberg, St. Paul, MN

    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

    ~Philippians 2:3-4, ESV

  5. 5155
    Tracy Brinkley says:

    …When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13b NIV

  6. 5156
    Robyn Gross says:

    Robyn Gross, Cape Girardeau, Mo, Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26 NLT

  7. 5157
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    Psalm 90:14 ESV
    Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

  8. 5158
    Ann says:

    Ann, Prior Lake, MN

    “It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (The Message)

  9. 5159
    Harmony says:

    Harmony,East Helena, Mt.

    James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

  10. 5160
    Kathy Alfred says:

    Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  11. 5161
    Lisa says:

    Lisa in Buundo village, Uganda – Yokaana 14:6 “Yesu namugamba nti, ‘Nze Kikube, n’amazima, n’obulamu: tewali ajja eri Kitange, wabula ng’ayita my Nze.'” (Luganda Bible)

  12. 5162
    Lisa Chow says:

    Lisa Chow, Alpharetta, Ga, “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4 NIV

  13. 5163
    Carla says:

    Carla, Douglasville, Ga, “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” Psalm 40:4 KJV

  14. 5164
    Beverly Robinson says:

    Beverly Robinson, Sherwood, AR
    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 (NIV)

  15. 5165
    Jamie says:

    Jamie Thrash, San Juan Capistrano, CA-
    Phil. 4:8 NIV-
    Finally, brothers, 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.

  16. 5166
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte
    Philadelphia MS

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

    1John 1:9
    NIV

  17. 5167
    Kasi says:

    He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. Psalm 25:9.

    Kasi Walker – Tacoma, WA

  18. 5168
    Ally Tedrow says:

    Ally, Spokane WA
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Col 3:16-17 NKJV

  19. 5169
    Tara says:

    Tara from Ogallala, NE:

    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
    (New Living Translation)

  20. 5170
    Joni Denny, Gray, Tn says:

    Proverbs 16:3 MSG
    Put God in charge of your work, then what you have planned will take place.

    • 5170.1
      Joni Denny says:

      1st I want to say Thank You to Sherry McClure for her verse, it is exactly what I needed to hear/use for this 2week verse. We are making “Big” changes in our lives right now, I trust God’s direction but I still have fear. We want to do His will, so why do I fear? So I am changing my verse to:
      1 Sam 12:24 HCSB
      Above all, fear the LORD and worship Him faithfully with all your heart; consider the great things He has done for you.

  21. 5171
    Vicki says:

    La Grande, Oregon
    “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.”
    Daniel 10:12, NASB

  22. 5172
    Susan says:

    Susan Magaña, El Paso TX
    Galatians 5:24-25 NLT
    Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

  23. 5173
    Louanne says:

    Louanne, Portage, MI

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    John 14:27 NIV

  24. 5174
    Jessica Walter says:

    Jessica Walter, Farmington Hills, MI

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    Ps 27:14

  25. 5175
    Terri Stewart, Grand Haven, MI says:

    Ephesians 2:8-9. NIV)

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

  26. 5176
    Beth Smyth says:

    Beth Smyth, Perth, Western Australia
    1 Peter 2:9 ESV
    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light

  27. 5177
    Deborah says:

    Deborah in Nacogdoches, TX
    Isaiah 41:13 NLT
    For I hold you by your right hand – I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.’

  28. 5178
    Kristi says:

    Kristi Law, Midland, TX
    Romans 8:26 ESV
    Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

  29. 5179
    Tami Fite says:

    Tami
    Platte, South Dakota
    Philippians 4:8 NIV
    “Finally, brothers, 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.”

  30. 5180
    Stacey says:

    Houston – Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalms 27:14 ESV

  31. 5181
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim Cook – Valley, Al
    Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men Ephesians 6:7 NIV

  32. 5182
    Pam says:

    Rockford, Michigan
    Ephesians 5:15-20 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:15-21 NLT

  33. 5183
    Lisa Graves says:

    Lisa Graves Brandon FL Titus 2:11-12 NKJV

    11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

  34. 5184
    Jan Rolan says:

    Jan Rolan, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

  35. 5185
    Diana says:

    Diana-Guymon, OK
    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 NIV

  36. 5186
    Kymberleigh says:

    Kymberleigh, Southaven, MS “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭9‬ NASB)

  37. 5187
    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni Sidler, Argyle, TX
    Colossians 4:5-6 NASB
    Conduct yourself with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.

  38. 5188
    Sissy says:

    Sissy, Georgia 2 Cor.3:5 ” Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God”

  39. 5189
    Annie says:

    Padre nuestro, que Estes en el cell, sanctification sea tu nombre venga tu reino hagase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada dia. Perdona nuestras ofensas como tambien nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. No nos deges caer en tentacion y libranos del mal. Amen Matt. 6:9-13

  40. 5190
    Steph says:

    Stephanie, West Milford, NJ

    “El Espíritu del Señor omnipotente está sobre mí, por cuanto me ha ungido para anunciar buenas nuevas a los pobres. Me ha enviado a sanar los corazones heridos, a proclamar liberación a los cautivos y libertad a los prisioneros,” Isaías‬ ‭61‬:‭1‬ NVI

  41. 5191
    Sara Morris says:

    Sara Morris, Marietta, GA
    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
    Proverbs 16:3

  42. 5192
    Denise Boling says:

    Denise, Arkansas
    “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 NIV

  43. 5193
    Sherry Mullins says:

    Sherry Mullins Mansfield TX Romans 5:5
    And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

  44. 5194
    Michelle C. says:

    Michelle C., Chesapeake, VA

    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)

  45. 5195
    Vanessa Lipsit says:

    Vanessa Lipsit, San Antonio, TX

    2 Peter 3:14 NLT

    “And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.”

  46. 5196
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Knoxville, TN
    The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 (NLT)

  47. 5197

    Michelle Cheney, Bossier City, LA Romans 12:2 NIV

    2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  48. 5198
    Patty Vandaveer says:

    Patty Vandaveer; Lake Jackson, Tx

    1 Corinthians 14:4; ESV “The who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.”

  49. 5199
    Monique M says:

    Monique M from Auburn AL:
    “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.”. Eze 36:26 NLT

  50. 5200
    Stesha says:

    Stesha Clayburgh, Las Cruces NM
    “It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?”
    Hebrews 12:7, ESV

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