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. 5451
    Kim says:

    I enjoyed your post Sherry. Your verse encouraged me today.
    I am so late in posting.
    Kim from Hickory N.C.
    But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Eph 4:17 KJV

    • 5451.1
      Sparki2003 says:

      I totally AGREE, Kim !

      Thank you So Much, Sherry ! I had to copy and paste your thoughts regarding 1st Sam 12:24 to a Word document; so I can study it more later on ! I hope you don’t mind, Sherry. I kept your name with it, etc.

      Jennifer Olmstead
      Janesville, Wisconsin

  2. 5452
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Waldorf, MD
    fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV

  3. 5453
    Lori Kruck says:

    Lori Kruck, Westville NJ
    “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭1‬:‭18‬ NLT)

  4. 5454
    Lorie Reading says:

    Lorie Reading, North Judson, Indiana “Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

  5. 5455
    Amanda Dodd says:

    Amanda Dodd, Queen City, TX

    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way, walk in it.”

    Isaiah 30:21

  6. 5456
    Bonnie Yancey says:

    Bonnie, Normal IL
    And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    Ezekiel 32:26 ESV

  7. 5457
    Kim Thrower says:

    Kim Thrower, Houston TX “Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord rather than for people!” Col 3:23 ESV

  8. 5458
    Brenda says:

    Brenda Cousino, Frisco, TX
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ NIV)

  9. 5459
    Laura says:

    Laura from Nacogdoches,
    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NIV)

  10. 5460
    Diana Wright says:

    He has showed you, O man, what is good.
    And what does the LORD require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

    Micah 6:8 NIV

  11. 5461
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, Ohio
    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.

  12. 5462
    Candis Oswalt says:

    Candis Oswalt, South Bend IN And Jesus answering said unto them, Render unto Cesar the things that are Cesar’s and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him. Mark 12:17 KJV There is so much more here in this text verses14-17 than is normally taught or preached on. IMO

  13. 5463
    Amy Woodruff says:

    Amy from Noble, OK

    Revelation 2:29 (The Message)

    Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words,the Spirit blowing through the churches.

  14. 5464
    Jeanne Cassady says:

    Fern Park, Florida. Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t be envious of evil men who prosper.

    Psalms 37:7 TLB

  15. 5465
    Janice Thacker says:

    Janice Thacker, Sumner, IL
    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

    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.

  16. 5466
    Tami Vandergriff says:

    Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.”

  17. 5467
    Sandra Robbins,League City says:

    Do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35 NIV

  18. 5468
    Tracy R says:

    Tracy-Aurora, CO
    Proverbs 31:25=She is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. (NIV)

  19. 5469
    Daneen says:

    (sorry so late; this is what I’ve been working on):
    Daneen, Olathe, KS
    “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”
    2 Samuel 22:31 NKJV

  20. 5470
    Leah Brannon says:

    Leah from Athens, Georgia

    “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God.”
    Job 19:25-26 (ESV)

  21. 5471
    Lori Grundy says:

    Lori Grundy Petal, MS

    But- when God our Savior revealed his kindness and love,

    Titus 3:4 NLT

  22. 5472
    Maribeth Gibson says:

    Maribeth, Jackson, MS

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
    I Peter 5:7 NIV

  23. 5473
    Beth P says:

    Beth P, Roswell, GA

    Proverbs 29:11 “Fools vent their anger, but the wise
    quietly hold it back.”


  24. 5474
    Donna Sava says:

    March on, my soul; be strong.
    Judges 5:21b (NIV)

    Franklin, TN

  25. 5475
    Marybeth Pettitt says:

    Marybeth Pettitt.
    Connell, WA

    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in Whom I trust.’

    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  26. 5476
    Janey Palmer says:

    Janey Palmer from Naples FL.

    “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

    Proverbs 18:10 ESV

  27. 5477
    Laura Deibel says:

    Laura ~ Plainfield, IN

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    Psalm 147:3 NIV

  28. 5478
    Lesa says:

    Lesa, Garden City, Kansas
    I cannot find my previous post, so I’m posting again.
    Hebrews 1:3
    “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
    Hebrews 1:3. HCSB

  29. 5479
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Collinston, La

    “Jesus said, ‘Don’t talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done.'” Matthew 8:4 MSG

  30. 5480
    Skylar says:

    Skylar, Baton Rouge, La.

    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 NIV

  31. 5481
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, Golden MS– “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18– KJV

  32. 5482
    Haley says:

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭6‬ NASB)

  33. 5483
    Susan says:

    Susan S. Madison,MS

    Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.
    Hebrews 12:28-19 NIV

  34. 5484
    Anna Claire S. says:

    Anna Claire S.

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
    His faithful love endures forever.
    Psalm 118:1 NLT

  35. 5485
    Darlene Colson says:

    Darlene Colson, Herod, IL
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but if power, love and self discipline.
    OK Timothy 1:7. NLT

  36. 5486
    Jackie Strain says:

    Jackie, Brownstown MI
    finally brother 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. Philippines 4:8 NIV

  37. 5487
    Kim says:

    Kim from Mary Esther, FL

    SofonĂ­as 3:17 RVR1960

    Jehová está en medio de ti, poderoso, él salvará; se gozará sobre ti con alegría, callará de amor, se regocijará sobre ti con cánticos.

    Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

  38. 5488
    Marsha Truett says:

    Marsha T, Jupiter, Fl
    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men, since you know that you receive an inheritance from the LORD as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
    Col 3:23-24 NIV

  39. 5489

    Charlotte Chung, Hamilton City, Bermuda

    Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News! If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust. 1 Cor 9:16-17 NLT

  40. 5490
    Amanda Dunbar says:

    Amanda Dunbar, Windsor, CO

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34

  41. 5491
    Paola Hernandez-Hoffmann says:

    Paola, Pinellas Park,Fl
    Psalm 4:8 ESV

    In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord , make me dwell in safety.

  42. 5492
    Amy Hildreth says:

    Wadesboro NC. Ephesians 6:13. KJV Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand.

  43. 5493
    Melissa H. says:

    Melissa H. from St. Louis, MO
    “My words are always true and always here with you. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

    Matthew 24:35 The Voice

  44. 5494
    Becca G says:

    Becca Dallas, TX

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

  45. 5495
    Lisa Robertson says:

    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

  46. 5496
    Megan Passarella says:

    Megan Passarella, Waupaca, WI
    “For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” 2 Cor 4:18 NIV

  47. 5497
    Marie Bishop says:

    “rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quite spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:4 NKJV

  48. 5498
    Crystal Glisson says:

    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.

  49. 5499
    Anna says:

    For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ NIV)

  50. 5500
    Louise says:

    Louise Cason, Bloemfontein, South Africa: Psalm 119:135 “Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live.” (MSG) Only through loving discipline true obedience can be grown.

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