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. 6051
    Christelle says:

    Christelle, Delafield Wisconsin

    “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).

  2. 6052
    Lisa Morris says:

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  3. 6053
    Morgan from Franklin, IN says:

    Love does not delight in evil
    But rejoices in the truth.
    It always protects
    Always trusts
    Always hopes
    Always perseveres.

    1 Corinthians 13:6-7

  4. 6054
    Ashlie black says:

    Ashlie Black, missouri city, tx My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (‭Psalm‬ ‭73‬:‭26‬ ESV)

  5. 6055
    Rosa Balay says:

    Rosa, Houston, TX

    My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. Psalms 119:28 (KJV)

  6. 6056
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    Matthew 11:28 NIV

    Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  7. 6057
    Poorna Diaz says:

    WAY late posting this because I was in Israel on a Christian pilgrimage with my church! Better late than never….

    Poorna, Reston, Virginia: So, friends, it’s obvious that our visit to you was no waste of time. We had just been given rough treatment in Philippi, as you know, but that didn’t slow us down. We were sure of ourselves in God, and went right ahead and said our piece, presenting God’s Message to you, defiant of the opposition. (1 Thessalonians 2.1-2, MSG)

    BONUS – my mom, sister, and I wanted to memorize the same passage b/c the days surrounding Feb. 15 are precious to us, so here it goes:

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God–not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2.8-10

  8. 6058
    Rita Brown says:

    Rita Brown, Midland, TX

    Hear, O Israel (Rita)
    The Lord our God, The Lord is one.
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart
    and with all your soul and with all your strength.
    Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NIV

  9. 6059
    Robin Shackleford says:

    Robin Shackleford, Hendersonville, TN
    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18. NIV

  10. 6060
    Debbie Salmonson says:

    Debbie Salmonson, Reno, Nevada “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing; in all things give thanks for that is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB

  11. 6061
    Debi Foreman says:

    Romans 15:5
    May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

  12. 6062
    Michelle says:

    Michelle B. Mosinee, WI

    And see if there be any grievous way I’m me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

    Psalm 139:24

  13. 6063
    Heidi Berry says:

    Heidi B, Cheyenne WY: “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10: 14-15; NRSV

  14. 6064
    Diana J says:

    So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.
    Ephesians 5:15 (NLT)

  15. 6065
    Connie Blaut says:

    Connie Blaut, Amarillo, Texas
    He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Job 9:10 NIV

  16. 6066
    Mandy says:

    Mandy Alquist, Palm Springs, CA

    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

    1 Corinthians 15:58 NASB

  17. 6067
    Kendra A says:

    But he said, “what is impossible with man is possible with God” Luke 18:30 ESV

  18. 6068
    Mary says:

    Proverbs 25:10

    All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep his covenant
    and His testimonies.

  19. 6069
    Dana W - Tyler, TX says:

    In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16 NIV

  20. 6070
    Laura Carpenter says:

    Laura
    Mckinney, TX

    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

    Psalm 19:14

  21. 6071
    Jeanne Manning says:

    Valley Head, Alabama…Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalm 143:8

  22. 6072
    Brianna says:

    Brianna from Arkansas

    “Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us”

    Hebrews 12:1 HCSB

  23. 6073
    Artie says:

    Artie – Salt Lake City, UT

    “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
    Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV

  24. 6074
    Lena Harris says:

    “So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go,”
    1 Kings 2:2-3 NIV

  25. 6075
    Katherine says:

    Kat, Elizabeth, CO – and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
    2 Peter 1:7, ESV

  26. 6076
    Kristen says:

    Kristen- Houston, Texas
    James 4:7
    Submit yourselves, then to GOD. Resist the devil and he will free you from you.

  27. 6077
    Marcie Concepcion says:

    If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

    (Romans 8:11 ESV)

  28. 6078
    Joy Couch says:

    Joy-Corbin, Kentucky

    Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.

    Proverbs 4:23 NASB

  29. 6079
    Anita Der Kevorkian says:

    Mission Viejo, CA

    But the Lord watches over those who fear him,
    those who rely on his unfailing love.
    Psalm 33:18 NLT

  30. 6080
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1&2 NIV

  31. 6081
    Vicki Grove says:

    Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with me. Revelation3:20, NASB

  32. 6082
    Karen Peelman says:

    Karen from Flower Mound, TX

    Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door to my lips.
    Psalms 141:3 NIV

  33. 6083
    Mindy B says:

    Mindy B
    Gloster LA

    Psalm 51:12
    New International Version (NIV)

    12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

  34. 6084
    Tricia says:

    Tricia
    Lancaster, CA

    Wisdom 3: 1-3, 9 (NABRE)

    The souls of the just are in the hand of God
    and no torment shall touch them.
    They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
    and their passing away was thought an affliction
    and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
    But they are in peace.
    Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
    and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
    because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
    and his care is with his elect.

  35. 6085
    Haley says:

    Calhoun, GA

    Matthew 19:26

    But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with GOD all things are possible.

  36. 6086
    cynthia says:

    Cynthia Springville AL , Matthew 9:21 KJV For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garmet I shall be whole.

  37. 6087
    Deborah McManus says:

    Deborah, Woodland, AL
    Galatians 5:22-23- KJV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  38. 6088
    Ruth says:

    Fufi Tulsa ok. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 niv

  39. 6089

    Courtney
    Seattle, WA
    Romans 5:4 ESV
    “and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,”

  40. 6090
    Heather Whaley says:

    Is. 46:4 NIV: Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He. I am He who sustains you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

  41. 6091
    Bethany says:

    I never posted verse 4.

    Bethany Silva
    Modesto, California

    This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that god is light and in him is no darkness at all.

    I John 1:5 (ESV)

  42. 6092
    Alexia Gossett says:

    Alexia
    Champaign, IL

    And in the desert. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.

    Deut 1:31 NIV

  43. 6093
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Hooksett NH

    Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
    (Rom 8:33-34 KJV)

  44. 6094
    Lynda Martin says:

    Lynda Martin

    Psalm 24:1

    “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, and all who live in it, for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.”

  45. 6095
    Jamie Raborn says:

    Jamie Raborn – Ooltewah, Tn

    Romans 8:38-39 NLT

    [38] And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. [39] No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  46. 6096
    Kim Cliatt says:

    Kim Cliatt, Loganville, GA.
    Late…sorry!:-)
    “I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.”
    Psalm16:7 (NIV)

  47. 6097
    Terri Lopez says:

    Terri Lopez, Cedar Grove, WI. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 ESV

  48. 6098
    Madeline Pettye says:

    Madeline Pettye, Katy, TX

    Teach me to do our will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

    Psalm 143:10 (NIV)

  49. 6099
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Carksville, TN

    Romans 14:13 HCSB
    Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another, instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfull in your brother’s way.

  50. 6100
    Renia Robinette says:

    Renia Robinette, Sherwood, Arkansas “Create in me a pure heart, oh God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

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