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. 601
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS
    “Do not be lazy but work hard, serving the Lord with all your heart. Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes, and pray at all times. Share with God’s people who need help. Bring strangers in need into your homes.” Romans 12:11-13 NCV

  2. 602
    Nathalie Van Hoorebeke says:

    Nathalie Van Hoorebeke, Birmingham, UK

    Gal 6:9 Amp
    And let us not lose heart
    and grow weary
    and faint in acting nobly
    and doing right
    for in due time
    and at the appointed season
    we shall reap,
    if we do not loosen
    and relax our courage
    and faint.

  3. 603
    Star Hansen says:

    Star of Duvall, WA
    Isaiah 41:18 (NIV)
    18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
    I will turn the desert into pools of water,
    and the parched ground into springs.

  4. 604
    Kathy says:

    Ephesians 3:20 NLT – “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

  5. 605
    Debra Walker says:

    Fresno, Ca
    “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less”.
    John 3:30 NLT

  6. 606
    Judy Williams says:

    Judy Williams, Round Hill, VA – “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  7. 607
    Kyleigh says:

    Kyleigh Porter, Raleigh, NC

    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (NIV)

  8. 608
    Shannon Peer says:

    Shannon Peer, Churubusco, IN

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27, NIV

  9. 609
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Karen H., Stephenville, TX
    Obviously I am not meant to do this. My initial post in the last 4 posts for this year NEVER shows up. I also never received the instructions for the 2014 Saturday session to celebrate the memorization done in 2013, and I posted all 24 times and have been involved in the scripture memory team from your inception.
    Please know that I appreciate the incentive to memorize James…and I have gone on from there to memorize other books and chapters, so I am deeply, deeply grateful for the inspiration to memorize more than just one verse or a couple verses at a time….as implanting the Word has done great wonders in my life….I will always be grateful.
    I wish you all well in your memorization. It is worth it!

    • 609.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      Hi Karen, I see all 4 of your posts for this year. They go through a moderation phase and do not show immediately after you submit them.
      In the future if you want to see your comment, the best thing to do is note the time you submit it (Central Standard Time) and it will show up in chronological order. Blessings, and we are happy to have you part of the team!

  10. 610
    Karen says:

    Karen from Goodyear, AZ. “In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.” Jeremiah 29:12-13 NLT

  11. 611
    Carol Tippie says:

    Carol Tippie, Cincinnati, OH
    Exodus 14:13-14 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” NASB

  12. 612
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie Speyer, Madison, GA

    Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:6-7

  13. 613

    Kate from Cheney, WA
    Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23, NLT

  14. 614
    Lily Green says:

    Lily Green, Madison, Alabama.

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

  15. 615
    Tiffany Waldrop says:

    Tiffany Waldrop, Corinth, MS Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful (I Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV)

  16. 616
    Nancy Bradshaw says:

    Nancy Bradshaw

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters into the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.
    Hebrews 6:19 NIV

  17. 617
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Glendale, AZ — The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25 NKJV

  18. 618
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Nancy Coffey
    Barboursville, WV

    “We love because He first loved us.”
    1 John 4:19 ESV

  19. 619
    Carolyn Webb says:

    Carolyn Webb, Grand Prairie, TX. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13b NIV

  20. 620
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Street MD:

    Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will hold you with my righteous right hand, Isaiah 41:10 (HCSB)

  21. 621
    Margo says:

    Margo, Burlington ON “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

  22. 622
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Dallas, TX. “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26, NIV

  23. 623
    Denise says:

    Denise Rosenbalm – key largo florida – “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind ( both its inclination and its character) is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You and hopes confidently in You. Isaiah 26:3 AMP

  24. 624
    Jeanette Plummer says:

    Jeanette Plummer – Mesquite, TX

    “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 you nor forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6

  25. 625
    Katie H says:

    Katie Hoercher, Boston, MA “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and he will do it.” Psalm 37:5

  26. 626
    Joanne says:

    North Richland Hills, Texas
    But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  27. 627
    Nikki Long says:

    “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
    Matthew 5:3-5 ESV

  28. 628
    Nikki Long says:

    Nikki L, Littleton, CO
    “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
    Matthew 5:3-5 ESV

  29. 629
    Natalie Malec says:

    Natalie Malec, Grand Prairie, TX
    They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” ‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17‬:‭8‬ NIV

  30. 630
    Beverly Langdon says:

    Philippians 1:9
    And this is my prayer: that Your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.

  31. 631
    Holly Smith says:

    Holly Smith
    Monument, CO
    Acts 2:39 ESV

    “For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

  32. 632
    Lesli says:

    Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

    Galatians 6:2 NLT

  33. 633
    Dana Banks says:

    Dana, San Angelo,Texas

    “Heal me Lord and I will be healed,save me Lord and I will be saved;for you are the one I praise”. Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV).

  34. 634
    Whitney Harrington says:

    Whitney Harrington, Michigan
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,for my power is made perfect in weakness” 2Cor12:9 NIV

  35. 635
    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki, from Grapevine, TX

    Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely. ~ Psalm 139:4 NIV

  36. 636
    Lisa Hohlt says:

    Lisa Hohlt – West Seattle, Washington

    “So do fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  37. 637
    Tasha Carle says:

    1 Peter 1:8
    Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with inexpressible and glorious joy,

  38. 638
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Erie, PA:

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4, NIV)

  39. 639
    Lynn Watson says:

    Lynn Watson, Hurst TX Jeremiah 17:10 NIV

    I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.

  40. 640
    teri says:

    Teri, Kalamazoo, MI [Isa 61:10 NKJV]
    “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
    My soul shall be joyful in my God;
    For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
    He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
    As a bridegroom decks [himself] with ornaments,
    And as a bride adorns [herself] with her jewels.

  41. 641
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Scenery Hill, PA

    Romans 8:29 ESV

    For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

  42. 642
    Robin Dellinger says:

    Robin, Leo, IN The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV)

  43. 643
    Janell Dixon says:

    Janell Dixon from Virginia Beach, VA: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.” Psalm 23:5-6, NKJV

  44. 644
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16b (NIV)

  45. 645
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Central Asia, Hebrews 10:12 (ESV) “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God”

  46. 646
    Morgan Myers says:

    Morgan Myers from Chandler, OK
    “With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.”
    Romans 10:10 NASB

  47. 647
    Kathie Dini says:

    Kathie-Alburtis-Pa. “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Ps. 94: 18-19 NIV

  48. 648
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    Only fear Adonai and worship Him in truth with all your heart, considering how magnificently He has dealt with you. 1 Samuel‬ ‭12‬:‭24‬ (TLV)

  49. 649
    maryfromjonesboroughtn says:

    Psm 67:1&2 niv

    May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations,

  50. 650
    Malinda Guider says:

    Malinda Guider, Chattanooga, TN. “Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

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