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. 5951
    Ludmila Kosenko says:

    Ephesians 4:29 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.

  2. 5952
    Cindy Childers says:

    Cindy,
    WIlton, England

    “Therefore, behind, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. There I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.”

    Hosea 2:14-15a ESV

  3. 5953
    Malisa Grantham says:

    Malisa Grantham, Tucson, AZ
    For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.
    Rom. 6:14 (KJV)

  4. 5954
    Holly Tabor says:

    Holly Tabor
    Nixa, Mo

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    Philippians 4:6. ESV

  5. 5955
    Helen Magana says:

    Helen Magana, San Bernardino, CA
    Set a guard over my mouth O Lord. Keep watch over the door of my lips.
    PSALM 141:7 NIV

  6. 5956
    Jody Casey says:

    Jody Casey, Fresno, CA I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 ESV

  7. 5957
    Trudy hamilton says:

    Trudy, Lexington, Ky Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promises. Hebrews 10:23 NLT.

  8. 5958
    Jennifer Giugliano says:

    Jennifer Giugliano, Lexington, SC -“Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3‬ NLT)

  9. 5959
    Melody McGregor says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 NASB “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

    • 5959.1
      Jennifer Martin says:

      Melody, this was my verse the 1st of Feb…what a joy and comfort it has been, and I pray it will be to you as well 🙂 Have a great Monday, dear sister!

  10. 5960
    Jody Emmons says:

    John 14:27 (NKJV)
    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”

  11. 5961
    PatC says:

    Pat C South Burlington VT
    And we also thank God continually because when you received the word of God,which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God which is at work in you who believe.
    I Thess. 1:13
    NIV

  12. 5962
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany Avritt Holcomb, KS
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

  13. 5963
    Jennifer Kelley says:

    Jennifer, Whitewright,TX
    not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Pilippians 2.4.niv

  14. 5964
    Allison Roorda says:

    Allison from Richmond, TX: “Let your yes be yes and your no be no.” Matthew 5:37

  15. 5965
    Jennifer Martin says:

    Jennifer M, Dayton, OH ” You who have shown me many troubles and distresses will revive me again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. May you increase my greatness and turn to comfort me.” Psalm 71: 20-21 NASB

  16. 5966
    Betsy says:

    Once you were not a people but now you are Gods people, once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy. 1Peter 2:10

  17. 5967
    Angie Williams says:

    Angie, Hampton, TN Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. NASB

  18. 5968
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon Blue Springs, MO
    Psalm 116:8 ESV
    For You have delivered
    my soul from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling

  19. 5969
    Marla says:

    Marla, Cordova, TN
    Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants.” NIV

  20. 5970

    Amanda – Corsicana, TX – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2 NIV

  21. 5971
    Jill Hovious says:

    Jill Hovious, Springville, IN.

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 ESV

  22. 5972
    Kathy W says:

    Kathy W from Chandler, AZ:

    “For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His love for those who fear Him;
    As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

    Psalm 103:11,12

  23. 5973
    Coleen Beasecker says:

    Coleen-Greenville, Ohio-“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things you will never stumble.” 2 Peter 1:10 (NIV)

  24. 5974
    Kristy McIntyre says:

    Kristy McIntyre, Eugene OR
    2 Timothy 4:2 NASB “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”

  25. 5975
    Rachel Sweatt says:

    Rachel Sweatt
    Canyon, TX

    “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress,or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35, ESV

  26. 5976
    Sarah Musser says:

    Sarah Musser, Nashville, TN “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 NIV

  27. 5977
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene Sandifer, Overland Park, KS “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, ” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

  28. 5978
    Tina Blankenship says:

    Tina Blankenship, Auxvasse MO
    Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

  29. 5979
    Nicole Powell says:

    Nicole Powell – Plains, TX
    But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, -2 Timothy 3:14 NIV

  30. 5980
    Michelle Crane says:

    Michelle Crane, American Canyon, CA “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 NIV

  31. 5981
    Charlene says:

    Charlene, Waterloo, ON
    Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    Psalm 139:23, NIV

  32. 5982
    Johanna Trask says:

    Johanna Trask, San Dimas, CA
    “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
    Psalm 90:12

  33. 5983
    Sarah nihols says:

    Sarah Nichols, Dallas, TX “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3 ESV

  34. 5984
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca Austin
    Helena, AL
    “Wait for the Lord;
    Be strong and take heart
    And wait for the Lord”
    Psalm 27:14. NIV

  35. 5985
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Etowah, NC
    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:24-25 ESV

  36. 5986
    Tera Ferguson says:

    Tera, Gardendale, AL
    Matthew 24:35 NIV
    Heaven and earth will pass away, but my Words will never pass away.

  37. 5987
    Stephanie says:

    Steph Smith, Sioux Falls, SD “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; Ishall not be shaken.” Psalm 62:6 ESV

  38. 5988
    Amy Hoots says:

    Amy Hoots Shiloh, IL

    “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV

  39. 5989
    Amanda Barron says:

    Amanda Barron, Dothan, Al
    “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. Eph 4:29 NIV

  40. 5990

    SSMT Memory Verse 5: My eyes are fixed on You, O Sovereign LORD, in you I take refuge. Psalm 141:8 (NIV)

  41. 5991
    Steph Smith says:

    Steph Smith, Sioux Falls, SD “She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. Proverbs 31:17 ESV

  42. 5992
    Carolea lombardo says:

    Carolea, Chino CA,
    “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭26-27‬ NIV)

  43. 5993
    Kimberly Turman says:

    Kimberly, Montgomery, AL
    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest is love.”
    1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

  44. 5994
    Rebekah Dindak says:

    Rebekah Dindak, Allen, TX

    “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12:11 NIV)

  45. 5995
    Heather Huffhines says:

    Heather Huffhines, Austin, TX

    “For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6, ESV)

  46. 5996
    Gail Tabor says:

    Gail, Anacortes WA

    For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purposes.

    Philippians 2:13 ESV

  47. 5997
    Lisa Formby says:

    Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 5:20 NIV

  48. 5998
    Gisella Oliver says:

    Gisella Oliver, Toledo
    Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2NIV

  49. 5999
    Donna Curbow says:

    Donna; Springfield, MO

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Corinthians 13:1 (NIV)

  50. 6000
    Heather Hart says:

    Heather Hart, Seymour TX. “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2 ESV

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