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. 651
    Susan Gittemeier says:

    Susan, Overland Park. KS
    “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness…” Is 61:10 NIV

  2. 652
    Susan says:

    Susan Innes, Andover, KS
    “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them.” Joshua 1:6 (NIV)

    Thanks for sharing Sherry! The part about not fearing anything but the Lord spoke to my heart.

  3. 653
    Anna Cate says:

    Anna Cate, Murray, KY

    “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ (‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭40‬ NLT)

  4. 654
    Maggie says:

    Maggie, Stephens City, VA

    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.”

  5. 655
    Sarah Moon says:

    Sarah M., St. Louis, MO

    “Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”

    Psalm 86:11-13, NKJV

  6. 656
    Connie Kempf says:

    Eugene, OR James 3:4 NKJV “Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.”

  7. 657
    Debbie Jackson, Amarillo, Texas says:

    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.”

    Psalm 32:8 NKJV

  8. 658
    Michele says:

    Michele – Lawrenceville,Ga
    Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)

  9. 659
    Tessie Mayo says:

    Tessie Mayo, Brownwood, TX
    “May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

  10. 660
    Joan Bush says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. Psalm 37: 23-26 NIV

  11. 661
    Cindy says:

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  12. 662
    Candice Mears says:

    Candice Mears, Annapolis, MD. “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James4:14 (NIV)

  13. 663
    Vicky Windross says:

    Vicky, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
    “Who among you fears The Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in darkness, who has no light, trust in the name of The Lord and rely on their God.”
    Isaiah 50:10 NIV

  14. 664
    Robyn says:

    Robyn-Lugoff,SC

    SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH.

    COLOSSIANS 3:2 NKJV

  15. 665
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston “Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder.” (‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ NIV)

  16. 666
    Lisa S. says:

    Lisa S., Cibolo, TX

    “His Divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NASB)

  17. 667
    Amy B says:

    Amy B
    Montezuma, IN

    I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
    And delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4 NKJV)

  18. 668
    Cris Obrien says:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us….Ephesians 3:20

  19. 669

    Diana Rockwell from Ramona Ca I love the verse that is in the post 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. I need to do this as I have been fearing a situation at home and I need to let go and let God.

  20. 670
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Montezuma, Indiana

    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Ephesians 6:12 NKJV

  21. 671
    lynda rickey says:

    Lynda Rickey-Ocala, FL: “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

  22. 672
    Sharon Longo says:

    Sharon Longo, Beavercreek Ohio
    And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelations 21:5 ESV

  23. 673
    Danyelle Lupkey says:

    Danyelle
    Beavercreek, OH

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

    Psalm 143:10 (NIV)

  24. 674
    Maryann Clarke says:

    Maryann Clarke, Phenix City, Alabama

    Isaiah 43:18. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” NIV

  25. 675
    Aubrey Eubank says:

    Aubrey Eubank Palmetto, GA

    Psalm 25:5 NIV Guide me in your truth and teach me, you are my God and savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

  26. 676
    Phyllis says:

    From TN- “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:6 KJV

  27. 677
    Mary says:

    Psalm 18: 28 & 30-31
    “You, oh Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?”

  28. 678
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri from Winchester, Virginia

    “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

    John 15:13 NIV

  29. 679
    Anne Davies says:

    Anne, Athens Greece – Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)
    A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.

  30. 680
    Shantha Diaz says:

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift from God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV), Shantha, Lincoln, RI

  31. 681
    Terri Assael says:

    Terri Assael – State College, PA

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Galatians 5:22 NIV

  32. 682
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm Lake Oswego, OR

    I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better. NIV Eph 1:16-17

  33. 683
    Bambi Dean- Gurley, AL says:

    Proverbs 2:2- “Tune your ears to wisdom, & concentrate on understanding.” Wisdom is God’s Commandments!

  34. 684
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.

    “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
    The Lord accepts my prayer!”

    Psalm 6:9 NIV

  35. 685
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville, LA “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one” 2 Thess. 3:3 TNIV

  36. 686
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Mpls, MN
    “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’ But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” I Peter 3:14-15a (NIV)

  37. 687
    Kayla Bollman says:

    Kayla Bollman, Fargo, ND

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; 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 40:29-31 NIV

  38. 688
    Jenny says:

    Jenny O Tucson,AZ. Job 23:10 “But He knows the way I take, when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold” NIV

  39. 689
    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker Marble Hill, MO
    Psalm 56:3 KJV
    What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.

  40. 690
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison, Littleton, CO

    Oh, that we might know the LORD!
    Let us press on to know Him!
    Then He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
    or the coming of rains in early spring.

    Hosea 6:3 NLT

  41. 691
    Malorie Elros says:

    Malorie Elrod, Sharpsburg GA. – “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

  42. 692
    lisa says:

    Lisa,Abilene, TX
    “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
    Philipians 4:13 NIV

  43. 693
    Allison Parkhurst says:

    Allison Parkhurst, Wichita Kansas
    “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:7-8 ESV

  44. 694
    Sue Heth says:

    Sue Heth, Elk Run Heigths, IA
    Devote yourself to prayer withan alert mind and a thankful heart. Col 4:2 NLT

  45. 695
    Jo Anne Melton, Chicago, IL says:

    The word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

    Deuteronomy 30:14 NIV

  46. 696
    Gail says:

    Gail Kania, Atascadero, CA

    “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

    1 Corinthians 6:12 NRSV

  47. 697
    Valerie Robertson says:

    Valerie R, Taylors, SC

    The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.

    Proverbs 18:15 AMP

  48. 698
    angie corrick says:

    Akron ohio. Let yourlight so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven matt 5:13 nkjv

  49. 699
    Jane says:

    JaneS, St. Louis, MO

    “Rejoice 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

  50. 700
    Bambi Dean- Gurley, Alabama says:

    Proverbs 2:2- “Incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to understanding.” Wisdom is God’s commandments.

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