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. 5701
    Lisa Lawrence says:

    Lisa Lawrence, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

    Hebrews 10:25, NIV

  2. 5702
    Laura Butler says:

    Laura | San Jose, CA
    and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
    Joel 2:13 ESV

  3. 5703
    Lisa Moss says:

    Lisa Moss
    Lancaster, Tennessee

    “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; They shall run and not be weary; They shall walk and not faint.”

    Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

  4. 5704
    Lana Coffee says:

    Lana Coffee
    Denison,Texas
    Galatians 5:16 (NAS)
    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

  5. 5705
    Kim C says:

    Kim C
    Franklinton, La

    Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.

    Psalm 107:13-14 NIV

  6. 5706
    Debra says:

    Debra
    Macon,GA
    Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!Isaiah 60:1 AMP

  7. 5707
    Susan says:

    Susan, St. Petersburg, FL
    The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭10‬ NLT)

  8. 5708
    Aloha Bishop says:

    Aloha Bishop, Keller, TX
    People maybe right inbtheir own eyes, but the lord examines their heart.

    Proverbs 21:2 NLT
    (Catching up and posted it on wrong day 🙁 )

  9. 5709
    Martha Gomez, Fort Worth, TX says:

    I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me. Psalms 3:5 NIV

  10. 5710
    Katarina says:

    Katarina Irwin, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

    Psalm 119:105
    “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path”

  11. 5711
    Libby says:

    Libby, Rochester, MN

    But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful

    Psalm 68:3 NIV

  12. 5712
    Jenny Werth says:

    Jenny, Grand Ledge, MI
    Psalm 12:6 The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace seven times over.

  13. 5713
    Haley says:

    ESV
    Proverbs 18:10
    The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

  14. 5714
    Lisa Constance says:

    Canton, MI

    When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

    Colossians 3:4

  15. 5715
    Sarah says:

    Sorry I’m so late! 🙂

    Sarah – Appleton, WI

    When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.
    Judges 2:10, NKJV

  16. 5716
    Kim Robinson says:

    Kim
    Gaylord, MI

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV

  17. 5717
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy – Cottageville WV
    “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 2 Peter 1:23 KJV

  18. 5718
    Mary Jo says:

    Mary Jo, Whitman NE

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  19. 5719
    Dawn Winslow says:

    Dawn Winslow, Clever, MO
    Psalm 91:4 (NLT) “He will cover you with His feathers.
    He will shelter you with His wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”

  20. 5720
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie of Highland Village, Tx

    And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” NLV Luke 7:50

  21. 5721
    Lindsey Fellers says:

    Lindsey Fellers from Myrtle Beach, SC

    “Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. And should I wander off like a lost sheep-seek me! I’ll recognize the sound of your voice.”

    Psalm 119:174-175 The Message

  22. 5722
    Holly says:

    Holly, Prairie City IA
    John 15:7 NKJV. If you abide in me, and my words snide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

    I’m late posting but had my verse picked out ahead of time.

  23. 5723
    Sally Boyd Davis says:

    Denison, Texas

    “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mputh will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations.”

    Psalm 80:1 (KJV)

  24. 5724
    Sierra Deroche says:

    Psalm 105: 3-5 (NCV)

    Be glad you are His; let this who seek the Lord be happy. Depend on the Lord and His strength; always go to Him for help. Remember the miracles He has done; remember His wonders and His decisions.

  25. 5725
    Dawn Bray says:

    1 Peter 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible , through the Word of God which lives and abides forever.

  26. 5726
    Kim Cagle says:

    Kim Cagle, Norman Oklahoma

    I John 5:14 NIV

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

  27. 5727
    Laurie Doverspike says:

    Laurie Doverspike, The Woodlands, TX “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  28. 5728
    Stefanie prothro Carencro La says:

    My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
    Exodus 33:14 NIV

  29. 5729
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Omaha, NE “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

  30. 5730
    Betty Taylor says:

    Betty, Albany GA

    Psalms 91:1-2 (ESV)
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2) I will say to the Lord, “my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

  31. 5731
    Christi Hudson says:

    Christi,
    Newnan, GA
    You make known the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Ps 16:11 ESV

    • 5731.1
      Terri Baker says:

      Thank you for sharing! I love that verse! I will add it to my list!!!! My 02/01 verse was Micah 4:2 “He will teach us His ways so that we may walk in His paths.” I think your verse is a great follow-up verse!!

  32. 5732
    sally.denton says:

    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

  33. 5733
    Susan Reagan says:

    Susan Reagan, Coppell, TX:

    Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.
    Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.
    Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
    His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) (VERSE 3)

    But, when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. Psalms 56:3 (NLT) (VERSE 4)

    (I am late posting due to my father’s recent death, but I already had my verses picked out.)

    • 5733.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      I really like this NLT version of such a familiar passage in Philippians, Susan. I pray these verses are a deep comfort to you in the loss of your father. I am so very sorry.

  34. 5734
    Karen Jones says:

    Ocean Springs, MS
    All I have is Yours, and all You have is mine. John 17:10

  35. 5735
    Karen Jones says:

    Ocean Springs, MS
    All mine are Yours, and Yours are mine, and I am glorifies in them. ESV

  36. 5736
    pam destefano says:

    does anyone know what verse Beth (Moore) chose for February 15? I am journaling each verse I memorize as well as the verses shared on the blog. thanks!

    • 5736.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      I’m sorry I do not know that, Pam. Beth did not share her own personal verse on the 15th post, as we are having guest bloggers on each 15th of the month.

  37. 5737
    Lynn Rice says:

    1 Peter 5:6

    Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time.

  38. 5738
    Lynn Rice says:

    Proverbs 3:5

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
    NIV

    Verse 2

  39. 5739
    Lynn Rice says:

    Jeremiah 29:11

    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.
    NIV

    Verse 3

  40. 5740
    Terri Baker says:

    Terri baker from Houston Tx – I know I am late in posting…(and that is not my memory verse. LOL) I am memorizing Ps 92:13 on which my pastor is focusing his sermons for the next few months. I am in love with this verse and his messages!
    “THEY ARE PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, THEY FLOURISH IN THE COURTS OF OUR GOD” PS 92:13 ESV

  41. 5741
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah, Kansas City, MO

    But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
    Micah 7:7 (TNIV)

  42. 5742
    Becky Miller says:

    Becky Miller, Horseshoe Bay, Texas
    Create in me a pure heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 52:10 (NIV)

  43. 5743
    Juley Metcalf says:

    Juley Metcalf, Spicewood, Texas:

    Psalm 34:18 (NIV) ~ “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  44. 5744
    Stephanie Knight says:

    Stephanie Knight
    Waynesboro, MS
    “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” ESV Gal 2:20

  45. 5745
    Andrea Green says:

    Andrea Green
    Greenfield, IA

    However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
    1 Corinthians 2:9

  46. 5746
    Jordan Woodall, from Columbia MO says:

    For you are my lamp, O Lord. and my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God– his way is perfect. The word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

    2 Samuel 22:29-31 ESV

  47. 5747
    Whitney Payne says:

    Whitney Payne, LaGrange, GA: “When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the Word of Truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.” –James 1:13-18 NIV84

  48. 5748
    Jessica Hill says:

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

    Psalm 73:26 (ESV)

  49. 5749
    Melanie Wight says:

    Melanie Bangkok, Thailand

    “Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.”
    Philippians 1:14 NIV

  50. 5750
    Patti Walker says:

    Patti, Shalimar, FL, “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” Proverbs‬ ‭10‬:‭19‬ (NLT)

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