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. 551
    Jan Novak says:

    Jan Novak, Newport, Oregon- John 14:11 Believe me when I say that I am in my Father and my Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. NIV

  2. 552
    Amy T. says:

    Amy T., York, PA “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, Oh Lord.” Psalm 139:4, NIV

  3. 553
    Carol Reid says:

    Carol from Kansas City:

    Uncover my eyes, that I may look at wonderful things from your law. (Psalm 119:18. LEB)

  4. 554
    Tracey Isais says:

    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Eph. 6:10 NIV

  5. 555
    Deborah Harney says:

    Deborah Harney, Columbia City, IN – “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139: 23-24 NIV

  6. 556
    Wanda says:

    North Canton, Ohio

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

  7. 557
    Pam Hollemon says:

    Pam, Wilmington NC
    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
    Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  8. 558
    Desiray Pool says:

    Desiray Pool, Boerne, 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 Christ Jesus.
    Phil 4:6-7 NLT

  9. 559
    Karen Wright says:

    Karen, Shelton, WA

    Hatred stirs up strife. But love covers all sins.
    Proverbs 10:12 NKJV

    Forgot to add my bible translation earlier.

  10. 560
    Elizabeth Hughes says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien Springs, MI, “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up just as you are doing.” (1Thessalonians 5:9-11ESV.)

  11. 561
    Stacie K says:

    Stacie K
    Springfield, VA
    And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬ ESV)

  12. 562
    Andrea Kemp says:

    Albuquerque, NM: Put on full armor of God, so thta you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11 NIV

  13. 563
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Merritt Island, Florida

    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalms 139: 13-14 NIV

  14. 564
    Jennie from Chapel Hill, NC says:

    Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

    1Peter 3:15b

  15. 565
    Pam Webber says:

    Pam Webber Mesa, AZ

    2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
    For we walk by faith not by sight.

  16. 566
    Jan Bean says:

    Jan B, Amarillo TX

    Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God. (‭Psalm‬ ‭43‬:‭5‬ MSG)

    • 566.1
      Kimberly Balles says:

      I have been feeling “down in the dumps”. Glad you chose it so I can be reminded of where my focus needs to be.

  17. 567
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “Then the Lord answered me and said: ‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.’ ”
    Habakkuk 2:2-3, NKJ

  18. 568
    Amy Hart says:

    Amy; Milton, WA

    “As soon as the sun rises, pouring down it’s scorching heat, the flower withers. It’s petals wilt and before you know it, that beautiful face is a barren stem. Well that is a picture of the prosperous life. At the very moment everyone is looking on in admiration, it fades away to nothing.”

    James 1:11, MSG

  19. 569
    Ali Posthuma says:

    Ali, Cheney WA
    So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. Even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
    1 Peter 1:6

  20. 570
    Charla Floyd says:

    Charla in Zebulon , GA–Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭26‬ ESV)

  21. 571
    Linda Bird says:

    Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. -Psalm 144:1-2 ESV

  22. 572
    Rita Ford says:

    Rita Ford, The Woodlands, Texas “Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.” Psalm 19:4 NIV

  23. 573
    Karen says:

    Karen Redmond, St. Petersburg, FL – Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. (‭Psalms‬ ‭103‬:‭2‬ NLT)

  24. 574
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee Remick, Zeeland MI. From NIV84

    Psalm 139:4 “Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O LORD.”

  25. 575
    Lori says:

    Lori, Pueblo West, CO. “Nothing makes me happier than to hear that my children live in the Truth.” ~ 3 John 1:4 GNT

  26. 576
    Carolyn Valente says:

    Carolyn Valente, Chicago, IL, Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 ESV

  27. 577
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Lima, Ohio. “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.” Romans‬ ‭4‬:‭20‬ (NLT)

  28. 578
    Anja says:

    Anja Drenth,Hoofddorp, the Netherlands(europe)

    Rom. 8: 31 B-32 NBV
    Als God voor ons is, wie kan dan tegen ons zijn?
    Zal Hij, die zijn eigen Zoon niet heeft gespaard, maar hem omwille van ons allen heeft prijsgegeven, ons met hem niet alles schenken?

  29. 579
    Krista H says:

    Krista, Winchester, VA
    Colossians 3:23-24 HCSB
    Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.

  30. 580
    Tricia G says:

    Fredericksburg, VA

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  31. 581
    Diane Collins says:

    Diane Collins, Harlan, IN-
    “I [Jesus] have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33) NLT

  32. 582
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Pueblo, CO. ~ “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NLT)

  33. 583
    Trish Meier says:

    Patricia Meier, Crofton, MD, Philipians 4:6 (NIV)
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  34. 584
    Catherine says:

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

  35. 585
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Rogers, AR Isaiah 61:4 NIV

    They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

  36. 586
    Dawn Detmer says:

    Hilliard, Ohio

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” NIV

  37. 587
    Deana Johnson says:

    Deana Johnson from Visalia, CA: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:12-14 NIV

  38. 588
    Lauretta Market says:

    Lauretta Market – Flemington, NJ

    The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

  39. 589
    Carla Aborn says:

    Carla, Missouri
    Joshua 1:9 NIV
    Have I not commanded you ? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

  40. 590
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, MO

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:12-13 NIV

  41. 591
    Cheryl Cash says:

    Cheryl Cash Fort Portal, Uganda–“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.” Psalm40:4 (NIV)

  42. 592
    Tanya Isley says:

    Tanya Isley, Raleigh, NC

    “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1Samuel 12:24 ESV

  43. 593
    Tracey says:

    Tracey Boyko, Niskayuna, NY
    NIV Joshua 24:23 “Now Then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that you are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

  44. 594
    Brenda Gerber says:

    Brenda Gerber from Grafton, Ohio
    “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear him.”
    Psalm 103:11 (NIV)

  45. 595
    Liz Yarbrough says:

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

  46. 596
    Dani says:

    Dani, Greer,SC: I believe I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 ESV

  47. 597

    Mary Paitsel, Chester, VA, Memorizing Psalm 119 this year:
    Psalm 119:25-32
    I lie in the dust;
    revive me by Your word.
    I told You my plans and You answered .
    Now teach me Your decrees.
    Help me understand the meaning of Your commandments
    and I will meditate on Your wonderful deeds.
    I weep with sorrow;
    Encourage me by Your word.
    Keep me from lying to myself;
    give me the privilege of knowing Your instructions.
    I have chosen to be faithful
    I have determined to live by Your regulations
    I cling to Your laws.
    Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!
    I will pursue Your commands for You expand my understanding.

  48. 598
    Jeanne I. Messer says:

    Romans 8:6 NIRV The thoughts of a person ruled by sin bring death. But the mind ruled by the Spirit brings life and peace.

  49. 599
    Joy Gayle says:

    Joy Gayle, Pearland, TX – “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your feet from evil.” Proverbs 4:23-27

  50. 600
    Martha Pyle says:

    Martha from Corpus Christi
    Love The Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.
    Luke 10:27

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