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. 5301
    Stacey doran says:

    Stacey doran Tunnel hill ga
    Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. (‭Mark‬ ‭8‬:‭34-35‬ NIV)

  2. 5302
    Malisa Grantham says:

    Malisa Grantham, Tucson, AZ

    Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

    • 5302.1
      Debra Taylor says:

      I so wish for a “LOVE IT” button on here. This is one of my favorite verses. God is so good to us!!!

  3. 5303
    Christine says:

    Christine Satterlee, Fall City, WA
    1 John 4:19
    “We love Him because He first loved us.”

  4. 5304
    Donna Williams, Mobile says:

    Psalms 59:16 NAS
    But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
    Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
    For You have been my stronghold
    And a refuge in the day of my distress.

  5. 5305
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Rootstown Ohio. Hebrews 11:6 NIV. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

  6. 5306
    Robin says:

    Robin, Chaska, MN

    Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 MSG

  7. 5307

    Whitney from New Orleans, LA

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

    Colossians 3.23 NIV

  8. 5308
    Deborah Nickerson says:

    Deborah, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you!

    1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV)

  9. 5309
    Carol Marshall says:

    Carol Marshall
    Gilbert, AZ

    But we urge you brothers to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly and to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands as we instructed you so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

    1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12 ESV

  10. 5310
    Kimberley says:

    Kimberley, Seattle, Washington

    “For we are God’s handiwork; created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10 ( NIV)

  11. 5311
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Clearwater, FL
    “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2 (NIV)

  12. 5312
    Lisa Mottin says:

    Lisa Mottin, Davidsville, PA

    “Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.”

    Proverbs 17:1 ESV

  13. 5313
    Cindy Goree says:

    Cindy Goree San Angelo, Texas
    I am learning 2 Timothy 3:16-17 for this month.
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  14. 5314
    betty jane says:

    Betty Jane Pedigo
    Franklin ky

    Eph.5:1-2
    Be imitators of God,therefore,as dearly loved children
    And live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

  15. 5315
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Seattle, WA: Psalm 9:1 NKJV “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

  16. 5316
    Tanner says:

    Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” NIV

  17. 5317
    Debbie Haramzian says:

    “He said to them,” This is what the Lord commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of rest a holy Sabbath to the Lord. So bake what you want to bake and boil whatever is left and keep it until morning.'” Exodus 16:23NIV

  18. 5318
    Megan andrews says:

    Megan A, Prattville, Al
    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come
    Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  19. 5319
    Kari says:

    Kari, Wheaton, IL — Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7 NIV

  20. 5320
    Jenny, Chillicothe MO says:

    NIV, Ephesians 5:15-17, “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

  21. 5321
    Dana Owens says:

    Better late than never…
    Dana Owens, Owasso, OK
    NKJV-
    Proverbs 21:20
    There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.

  22. 5322
    Heather Stanley says:

    Heather, Petrolia ON
    “He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.” Psalm 24:4 NIV

  23. 5323
    Frances Selner says:

    I’m Frances from Fort Worth, TX
    Psalm 27:14
    “Wait for the Lord:,be strong, and let your take courage, wait for the Lord.”
    ESV

  24. 5324
    Julie Myers says:

    Julie Myers
    Rutledge, TN

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    John 1:1 (NIV)

  25. 5325
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Amarillo, TX

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

    Col 3:23 NIV

  26. 5326
    Carol Nelson says:

    Carol Nelson, Oklahoma City, “Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable.” Proverbs 20:6 NLT

  27. 5327
    Kathie Bowman says:

    Kathie Bowman, Mapleton, Illinois. “You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that and shudder.” James 2:19 NIV

  28. 5328
    Candie Grimstad says:

    Candie, Waterloo, Iowa
    “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)

  29. 5329
    Sue Huotari says:

    Iron Mountain,MI
    Do not be grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. Nehemiah 8:10 (AMP)

  30. 5330
    Heather says:

    Heather, Moscow Mills Mo

    “Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate”

    Mark 10:9 NIV

  31. 5331
    Julie says:

    Julie Lee, Calgary AB Canada

    This is what the Lord says:
    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.'”
    Jeremiah 6:16

  32. 5332
    melanie hawkinshawkinsmmjh says:

    Melanie Hawkins of Houston, TX
    Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you!

    1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV)

  33. 5333
    Beverly Vance says:

    Bartlett, TN

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

  34. 5334
    Debbie Reid says:

    Debbie Reid/Sherwood, OR

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

    1 Peter 5:7

  35. 5335
    Shawna Pelatari says:

    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat it’s fruits.” Proverbs 18:21 ESV

  36. 5336
    Julie Medway says:

    Julie Medway
    Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
    The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
    Proverbs 29:25 The Message

  37. 5337
    Barb Popkess says:

    Barb P.
    Kansas City, Mo.

    No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way so that you can endure it.
    1 Corn. 10:13 NIV

  38. 5338
    Tracy Klensch says:

    Tracy Klensch
    Edgewood, KY

    So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (ESV)

  39. 5339
    Vikki Stemler says:

    Vikki Stemler, I Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV
    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

  40. 5340
    LaRonda says:

    LaRonda, Arlington, tx
    In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God
    John1:1 NIV

  41. 5341
    Ruth Larkin says:

    Ruth Larkin, Shawnee, Kansas

    Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

    Proverbs 29:25 (NIV)

  42. 5342
    Cathy Griffis says:

    Good Evening All!
    Very awesome letter from Sherry McClure! You are lucky with God’s love that He positioned you with Beth Moore and this [email protected]! I will pray for a ministry connection like LPM in a career capacity for me the rest of this month. Yahhh!!!
    Pray, Pray, Pray earnestly!
    Okay, sorry Siestas for my rant…… I know you’ll understand.
    Matthew 6:6 NIV
    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
    —What I believe is in the heart of the message, PRAY, period. But the Father wishes us to pray anywhere, anytime where you would not boast as if on a corner to get attention, or followers. The Father God knows what we need, and by taking the time to pray where we just pray with, to, and for the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Hallelujah!

  43. 5343
    Cheryl DeMarre says:

    Cheryl DeMarre
    Lexington, SC
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and He saves those who’s spirits have been crushed.
    Psalm 34:18
    NIV

  44. 5344
    Zoey Pacific NW says:

    We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I Thessalonians 1:3 NIV

  45. 5345
    Alet says:

    Alet Swart, Pretoria South Africa

    To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (GNT)

  46. 5346
    Robbyn Hanstad says:

    1 Timothy 1:12 NIV
    “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to His service.”

  47. 5347
    Erika says:

    Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 3:16 NAS
    Erika, Monson MA

  48. 5348
    Ruth Basse says:

    Ruth. Bartlett, TN Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. KJV

  49. 5349
    Jo says:

    Jo Harris, Cary, NC
    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14, NIV

  50. 5350
    Angela McGinnis says:

    The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and bless all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 28:12 NIV

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