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. 5751
    Nicole Arbuckle says:

    Nicole Arbuckle, Jonesboro, AR.
    This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, (‭1 John‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬ NIV)

  2. 5752
    Freddia Sullivent says:

    Freddia Sullivent, Alma, AR – Have I not commanded you? Be Strong and courageous! Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  3. 5753
    Diane Rippen says:

    “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

  4. 5754
    Natalie Anthony says:

    Natalie from Saucier, Ms:

    And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 nkjv

  5. 5755
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    I am late chiming in with my verse but I picked it BEFORE the 15th! Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

  6. 5756
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Russellville, AR

    Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 118:29

  7. 5757
    Barbara says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  8. 5758
    Gwen, Edina MN says:

    “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.” Luke 12:3 (NLT)

  9. 5759
    Sarah Vint says:

    Sarah Vint
    Des Moines, IA

    Return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Joel 2:13

  10. 5760
    Beth says:

    For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

  11. 5761
    Sherrie Bell says:

    Sherrie Bell, San Antonio, TX

    And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

    1 John 5:11-12 NKJV

  12. 5762
    Hanna Yara says:

    Hanna Yara Booker, TX
    “My eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, everyday; I spread out my hands to you”
    Psalm 88:9

  13. 5763

    Rose Richardson, Fullerton, CA
    Ephesians 4:29-32 (NIV)
    “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. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

  14. 5764
    Fara says:

    Dickson, TN

    …”choose this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

    Joshua 24:15 ESV

  15. 5765
    Casey Cody says:

    Casey, Henrietta, TX
    Nahum 1:7 (KJV) The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

  16. 5766
    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet, Lenoir, NC: “Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love…” Joel 2:13 ESV

  17. 5767
    Tonie says:

    Thank God for all He is doing in your life. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

  18. 5768
    pam hunter says:

    Asheville NC Pam Hunter this is my 2/16/2015 entry God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

  19. 5769
    Pam Dow says:

    Pam D., Hendersonville, TN I Samuel 12:24 “Just fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. Look at what great things He has done for you.” CEB

  20. 5770
    Cindy Moses says:

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for His compassions never fail.
    Lamentations 3:22 (NIV)

    Cindy Moses, Henrietta, TX

  21. 5771
    Linsey Courtney says:

    Linsey Courtney, New Haven, CT

    Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)

    “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

  22. 5772
    Tillie (sorry I'm so late!) says:

    Tillie, Spring Branch, TX

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”

    Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

  23. 5773
    RaeLeen Bustin says:

    RaeLeen – Bloomington IN:

    Psalm 84:11

    The Lord will withold no good thing from those who do what is right.

  24. 5774
    Emily K. says:

    Emily, Billings MT

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. (KJV)

  25. 5775
    Bert McKinney says:

    Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it all together. PS 139:4

  26. 5776
    Jessy says:

    Jessy Prezel, Lakeville, MN – Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
    I Chronicles 16:10(NIV)

  27. 5777
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for His sake. Phil. 1:29. ESV

  28. 5778
    Chris Farris says:

    Proverbs 2:10-11
    When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
    Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

    I wrote about this on my blog
    It really speaks to me about what happens when we let God lead us

  29. 5779
    Lauren says:

    Lauren from Steinbach Manitoba

    “Therefore, rid yourself of all moral filth and evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you which can save you.” – James 1:21 (NIV)

  30. 5780
    Deb Mountsier says:

    Deb in Mason, Ohio
    1 Samuel 12:24
    But be sure to fear The Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

  31. 5781
    Sarah Lusk says:

    Sarah Houston, TX

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45 NIV

  32. 5782
    Sherri Henry says:

    I am so far behind already, but determined to catch up! February 1 verse: Psalm 5:8 “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies – make straight your way before me.” NIV

    Struggling to find verses I can memorize and pray for knowing God’s will for me. Any suggestions on how to find those?

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      LPM-KMac says:

      You can do it, Sherri! Maybe start with an online search using or even Google. You might also find one that someone is doing by looking at what your SSMT sister’s have shared!

  33. 5783
    Sherri Henry says:

    February 15 verse:
    Sherri Henry, Emory, TX
    “Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” NIV

  34. 5784
    Sarah Marcellino says:

    Sarah from Laurel, MS
    “Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my father’s commands and remain in His love.” John 15:9b-10 (NIV)

  35. 5785
    Katherine says:

    Owensboro, Ky.
    But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.

    1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV

  36. 5786
    Jeanise Newsom says:

    Jeanise Newsom, Flynn Texas. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14 NIV

  37. 5787
    Michele Hurst says:

    Pearland, TX

    There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven –

    Ecclesiastes 3:1 NASB

  38. 5788
    Hilary says:

    Hilary in Orlando, FL
    (Sorry I’ve been delayed in posting 🙁 Working to get back on track!)

    But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭4‬ NLT)

  39. 5789
    Teresa Dubyoski says:

    Teresa Dubyoski, Upperco, Maryland. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)

  40. 5790
    Christine Caris says:

    (Sorry so late! This is for 2/15/15)

    Christine Caris
    Newfield, NY

    “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees”
    Ezekiel 36:25-27a NIV

  41. 5791

    Jen Smith, Clearwater, FL

    “I will lead the blind along an unfamiliar way;
    I will guide them down paths they have never traveled.
    I will turn the darkness in front of them into light,
    and level out the rough ground.
    This is what I will do for them!
    I will not abandon them!”

    Isaiah 42:16 NET

  42. 5792
    Annie says:

    Dallas, Texas
    “Teach us to number our days aright,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
    Psalm 90:12

  43. 5793
    Gretchen Kinchen says:

    Gretchen Kinchen
    Lexington, KY
    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

  44. 5794
    Jennifer says:

    Lancaster, Pa
    Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
    2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT

  45. 5795
    Glorianna says:

    Glorianna, Holland, MI “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matt 6:33 ESV

  46. 5796
    Kelly Womack says:

    Kelly Womack
    Fort Smith, AR
    Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” NIV

  47. 5797
    Nicole Santapola says:

    Nicole S, Oviedo FL, Hebrews 13:16 (NIV),
    And do not forgot to do good and to shae with others;
    for such sacrifices, God is pleased

  48. 5798
    Krista L. Allison says:

    Krista, Canton,OH

    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

  49. 5799
    Janna Halterman says:

    Janna Halterman, Fresno, CA
    “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 (NIV)

  50. 5800
    Luci Nicholson says:

    Luci Nicholson, Denton, TX – Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good. Romans 12:21 AMP

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