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. 5651
    Linda Cox says:

    Linda, Plainfield, IN To whom, then, can you compare me? Who is my equal? saith the Holy one.

  2. 5652
    Treasure says:

    Midland, TX

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

    1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (ESV)

  3. 5653
    Nancy Mitchell says:

    Edmonds, Wa.

    Matthew 5:3 NIV
    Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  4. 5654
    Aimee Wodkowski says:

    Aimee Wodkowski, Bay City, MI – “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” KJV

  5. 5655
    Lori says:

    Lori from St. Catharines, ON

    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. (Romans 12:2 NIV)

  6. 5656
    Martha Buckner says:

    Martha Buckner, Brentwood, TN

    The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. (‭Psalms‬ ‭145‬:‭18‬ NASB)

  7. 5657
    Dawn Ferraro says:

    Hauppauge NY: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9

  8. 5658
    Angie Williams says:

    Angie, Hampton TN only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart consider all the things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24

  9. 5659
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky
    Another prayer verse for my family/friends ( which includes the Siesta tribe)
    “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26

  10. 5660
    Annalee Brock says:

    Morehead, Ky
    “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
    John 14-15
    NIV 84

  11. 5661
    Andi says:

    Andi, Boston, MA.

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 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 Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭16-19‬ NIV)

  12. 5662
    Genesis Eakes says:

    Genesis Eakes – San Antonio, TX
    “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things (we) hope for, being the proof of things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses).” Hebrews 11:1 AMP

  13. 5663
    Toni Simpson says:

    Tucson, Arizona: “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6

  14. 5664
    ClaraSueStanley says:

    Psalm 89:15-16New King James Version (NKJV)

    15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
    They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
    16 In Your name they rejoice all day long,
    And in Your righteousness they are exalted.

  15. 5665
    Molly Petrey says:

    Molly Petrey
    Paris, KY
    “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.”
    2 Thessalonians 1:11

  16. 5666
    Sherry Spencer says:

    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth and
    keep watch over the door of my lips!
    Psalm 141:3

  17. 5667
    Cheryl Roeder says:

    Phililippians 2:5, In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

  18. 5668
    Linda L says:

    Hebrews 6:18 (The Voice)
    So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that is before us.

  19. 5669
    Kay says:

    May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness so life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 NLT
    Kay in Sierra Vista, AZ

  20. 5670
    Vivian says:

    Vivian, Person, NC
    If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
    1 John 1:6

  21. 5671
    Pam Houston says:

    Pam Houston Buena Park, CA.
    “I will hope continually, and will yet praise Thee more and more.” Psalms 71:14 KJV

  22. 5672
    Kathleen D says:

    Kathleen D.
    Bernardsville, NJ
    Psalm 33:22 NIV
    …”May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”….

  23. 5673
    Whitney Amos says:

    Whitney Amos, Temple, TX
    My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
    Psalm 25:15 NRSV

  24. 5674
    Becky Nelson says:

    Becky Nelson Whiteville, NC

    “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 NKJV

  25. 5675
    Elizabeth Schroeder says:

    Elizabeth Schroeder from Whitesboro, TX
    Philippians 2:3-4
    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” (NIV)

  26. 5676
    Jan G says:

    Philippians 4:4 NIV
    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

  27. 5677
    Jennifer Chandler says:

    Jennifer Chandler, Mason Hall , Tn “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

  28. 5678
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    Sherry, I really like the way you presented this- may I use it in a devotional for my Ladies Bible Study? And this will be my verse this time!

    Fran, Opelika, AL

    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.”

  29. 5679
    Dale says:

    Dale Palm Desert, CA “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

  30. 5680
    Kimberley Pool says:

    Kimberley Pool, Conroe, TX

    Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)

    When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

  31. 5681
    Shanna says:

    Shanna, Lake Stevens, WA But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. Isaiah 40:31 AMP

  32. 5682
    Lisa Vaughn says:

    Lisa Vaughn, Watkinsville, GA

    Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

    Finally, brothers 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.

  33. 5683
    Jamie Rindt says:

    Jamie, Crossett, AR
    “Offer to God thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
    Psalm 50:14-15 NKJV

  34. 5684
    Shannon Olson says:

    Shannon Olson
    Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

    Psalm 25:4 NIV

    Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.

  35. 5685
    Kelly Rodriguez says:

    Kelly, Aliso Viejo, CA

    I 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.

  36. 5686
    Donna says:

    Donna, Leonard, Tx

    Joel 2:15 NIV
    Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, for he relents from sending calamity.

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      Laura Butler says:

      For such a seemingly obscure verse, what are the odds that I would post mine and then scroll up and see yours. I think it’s Joel 2:13 though and not 2:15. 🙂

  37. 5687
    Shanen Pankrez says:

    Shanen Pankrez, Grapevine, TX:
    “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
    Isaiah 40:31 – NIV

  38. 5688
    Amy Antony says:

    Amy Antony, Portland, OR

    Job 23:10 NIV
    [10] But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

  39. 5689
    Danae says:

    Danae Allen, Portland, Oregon

    “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” James 3:17 NLT

  40. 5690
    Lori Justice says:

    Lori Justice Ostrander Ohio Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 NIV

  41. 5691
    Rachel Gross says:

    Atlanta, GA

    The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
    Psalm 19:7 (NIV)

  42. 5692
    Cynthia Leverett says:

    Cynthia, Brooklyn Park MN

    “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps”

    Proverbs 16:9

  43. 5693
    Dee Karnes, says:

    Dee Karnes, Tallahassee, FL
    “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
    Jn. 3:16 (KJV)

    I have been a believer for many years, but am so thankful that I am included in “whosoever”.

  44. 5694
    Rochelle says:

    Rochelle, Lousville, KY
    When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him. (‭Job‬ ‭23‬:‭9‬ NIV)

  45. 5695
    Linda Finley says:

    Anson, TX
    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  46. 5696
    Juile Reynolds says:

    Lake Martin, Al
    Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. Phil. 3:8-9 ESV

  47. 5697
    Shelly Wilson says:


    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, Texas

    Galatians 5:16 (ESV) – But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

  48. 5698

    For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeramiah 29:11 (NIV)

  49. 5699

    Aleah Vacaville, CA (sorry so late!)
    Continuing to memorize 1 Peter…

    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, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭3-5‬ ESV)

  50. 5700
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Psalms 24:5 NIV

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