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. 801
    Amy M says:

    Amy M, Fifty Lakes, MN
    “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 (NIV)

  2. 802
    Emily Milliner says:

    Emily Milliner, Hesperia, California

    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

  3. 803
    Donna says:

    Love that!!!!

    My verse is John 3:30 (NLT)

    He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.


  4. 804
    Pamela DeStefano says:

    Pamela DeStefano, Schwenksville PA
    “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NIV)

  5. 805
    Donna says:

    Love that!!!!

    Donna, Yadkinville, NC

    John 3:30 (NLT)

    He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

  6. 806
    Charmaine L. says:

    Charmaine L,Jefferson City, MO

    “Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love” Ephesians 1:4 ESV

  7. 807
    Kay Cavnar says:

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ASV)

  8. 808
    Vicki says:

    Vicki Greeley,CO

    “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

  9. 809
    Jami Miltenberger says:

    Jami Miltenberger, Olathe, KS: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

  10. 810
    Jan Witt says:

    Jan Witt, Rockwall, TX

    They will wage war against the lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.

    Revelations 17:14

  11. 811
    Kristine Penn says:

    Kristine Penn, Benton, Arkansas
    “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (NKJV)

  12. 812
    Diane S. says:

    Diane S., Macungie, PA

    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭35‬ NIV)

    (Sherry, thank you for a beautiful post!)

  13. 813
    Terri Lundskow says:

    Terri Lundskow, Hughesville, Maryland – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

  14. 814
    Scherri says:

    Scherri, Calvert City, KY

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV

  15. 815
    Gail Niles, Cary, North Carolina says:

    “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness;
    give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
    I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.”
    Psalm 86:11-12 NIV

  16. 816
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Westfield, NC

    If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14

  17. 817
    Debra says:

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 ESV

  18. 818
    Amy says:

    Amy, Midlothian Va, In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (‭Psalm‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬ NIV)

  19. 819
    Janet says:

    Janet, Sylacauga, AL
    “knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”
    2 Peter 1:6-7 HSCB

  20. 820
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton, Richmond, TX

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NIV

  21. 821
    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx says:

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1. NIV

  22. 822
    Jessica Carr says:

    Jessica – Gig Harbor, WA
    “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10 NIV

  23. 823
    RENE ADEE says:

    Rene Adee, Canyon, TX
    Romans 12:9 (the message) Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good
    (NIV) Love must be sincere, hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

  24. 824
    Tangila Webb says:

    Tangila, Pearland TX
    The LORD’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth will shake. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a strong fortress for the people of Israel. (‭Joel‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ NLT)

  25. 825
    Mary Jo Wheeler says:

    Mary Jo, Las Vegas, NV

    Ephesians 4:29-30 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. 30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

  26. 826
    Diane Fowler says:

    Diane, The Villages, FL –

    Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the Earth.

    psalm 46:10 ESV

  27. 827
    Lynn Hildenbrand says:

    Lynn Hildenbrand, Easton, MD

    For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
    Deuteronomy 20:4 NIV

  28. 828
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark, Indianapolis, IN

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.

    ~ Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

  29. 829
    Karen Miller says:

    Karen Miller, Reading PA
    “The Key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut; and no one shall open.” Isaiah 22:22 NKJV

  30. 830
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    “By this everyone will will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
    John 13:35 (NIV)

  31. 831
    Donna Farmer says:

    Farmington, MO. Psalm 118:29 KJV: O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endure the forever.

  32. 832
    Janie says:

    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.

  33. 833
    Alicia says:

    Alicia G
    Hamersville, OH

    Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (‭1 John‬ ‭3‬:‭18‬ NLT)

  34. 834
    Melodie Ocampo says:

    Melodie Ocampo from Bullhead City AZ,
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lords people. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

  35. 835
    Ann Lacker says:

    Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:61-62, NLT

  36. 836
    Patty Royal says:

    Patty Royal, Orlando, FL
    . . . Give thanks to the LORD, for His steadfast love endures forever.
    2 Chronicles 20:21. ESV

  37. 837
    Cheryl Lynn Sword says:

    Cheryl Lynn Sword
    Flint, Texas

    And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4:7

  38. 838
    Julie Gresham says:

    Julie Gresham Jackson, MS
    Philippians 4:7 NIV ‘And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.’

  39. 839
    Tyra Sias says:

    Tyra Sias – Atlanta, GA

    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

    Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

  40. 840
    Nancy Kane says:

    Nancy, Chattanooga, TN
    Jeremiah 20:11 NIV
    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
    plans to prosper you, and not to harm you,
    plans to give you hope and a future.”

  41. 841
    Lori says:

    Lori, Manhattan, KS

    John 14:21 (NIV)

    “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

  42. 842
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa Williams, Houston, Texas
    Make it a point of honor to remain at peace and attend to your own affairs. Work with your hands as we directed you to do, so that you will give good example to outsiders and want for nothing.
    ! Thessalonians 4:11-12 NAB

  43. 843
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from McKenzie, TN says: You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (‭Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭3‬ NLT)

  44. 844
    Kirsten Weaver says:

    Kirsten Weaver

    Rockville, Indiana

    Matthew 5:14 (ESV)

    “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

  45. 845
    Lindsay Newman says:

    Lindsay Newman, Prophetstown, IL, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

  46. 846
    D'Anna Nowack says:

    D’Anna Nowack
    Kilgore, Texas
    Hebrews 10:22 NRSV
    22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

  47. 847
    Marsh Pilcher says:

    Marsha Pilcher from Carmel In
    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; (‭2 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ NIV)

  48. 848
    Lynda Simpson says:

    Lynda S. From Brockville, Ontario, Canada

    “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (‭Numbers‬ ‭23‬:‭19‬ NIV)

  49. 849
    Connie Johnson says:

    Connie Johnson; Pittsboro, NC.
    With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.(2 Thessalonians 1:11, NIV)

  50. 850
    Amanda Magnuson says:

    Amanda M., Redding, CA
    “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” -Proverbs 29:11(NIV)

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