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. 101
    Robin Ridenour says:

    Robin Ridenour, Chambersburg, PA:
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

  2. 102
    Jen Newsham says:

    Jen Newsham. Longview, Texas. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 [ESV]

  3. 103
    Kathy Emeigh says:

    Kathy Emeigh, Bethlehem PA
    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition and with supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 NASB

  4. 104
    Becky Jo says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield MI

    So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
    drinking in your strength and glory.
    In your generous love I am really living at last!
    My lips brim praises like fountains.
    I bless you every time I take a breath;
    My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

    Psalm 63:2-4 Message

  5. 105
    Jennifer Pond says:

    Jen Pond, Iron River, MI

    Psalm 143:8 NLT
    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.

  6. 106
    Judy says:

    Judy from Crawfordsville, IN Ps. 5:3 “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayers to You and eagerly watch.” NASB

  7. 107
    Amy Cobb says:

    Amy Cobb, Murfreesboro, TN. “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

  8. 108
    Shawna Nettles says:

    Shawna Nettles, Chandler, Oklahoma: “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perserverance, perserverance , character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:3-5 NIV

  9. 109
    Valerie Maddox says:

    Valerie Maddox, Dayton, Texas

    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭3‬ ESV)

  10. 110
    MarlaMae Beyer says:

    MarlaMae from Kimmell, IN
    (She) will have no fear of bad news; (her) heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord ~Psalm 112:7 (NIV)

  11. 111
    Donna Smith says:

    Donna Smith, Athens, Georgia: But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (RSV-CE)

  12. 112

    Jennifer Deibel, Vienna, Austria

    I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. 1 Peter 1:6-7 MSG

  13. 113
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger S. Lowe, Wetumpka, AL
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Ps. 32:8 NIV

  14. 114
    Michelle says:

    Michelle: Winchester, VA
    “Every good thing and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”
    James 1:17 NASB

  15. 115
    Pam says:

    Pam, Kitchener ON, Canada: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14 NIV

  16. 116
    London Sommer says:

    London Sommer, Denham Springs, LA

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬ NIV

  17. 117
    Beth Belflower says:

    Beth Belflower
    Caddo Mills, Texas
    Mark 12:29-31 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. ESV

  18. 118
    Linda Cumbie says:

    Linda Cumbie, South Carolina; Where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

  19. 119
    Elizabeth Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston

    Guilin, China

    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

    James 1:19-20 (ESV)

    • 119.1
      Beth Belflower says:

      My dearest daughter. We almost made it this time. Only One scripture memory verse between us. You have chosen an incredible verse and I am so proud we can do this together even though we are 8686 miles apart. Love Momma

  20. 120
    Lauren Kennedy says:

    Lauren Kennedy, Denham Springs, LA – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
    1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

  21. 121
    Denise, Missouri City, Texas says:

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV)

  22. 122
    Sandra Hicks says:

    Sandra Hicks, Houston, Tx.

    This is the embodiment of true love: not that we have loved God first, but that He loved us and sent His unique Son on a special mission to become an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
    I John 4:10 (The Voice)

  23. 123
    Rose K. says:

    Rose K., Oneida, TN–‘And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)

  24. 124
    Michelle Bolinger says:

    Kansas City, MO
    “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Heb. 4:12 NIV

  25. 125
    Carol says:

    Carol, Mason City, Iowa
    Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. NIV

  26. 126
    Sandy Shiflett says:

    Sandy from Deming New Mexico
    Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:4-7 NKJV

  27. 127
    Hallie Klecker says:

    Hallie Klecker, Middleton, WI.

    “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” (Psalm 103:12-14, NASB)

  28. 128
    Karoletha Stone says:

    Karoletha Longview,Texas

    This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of His spirit.

    I John 4:13 NIV

  29. 129
    Gigi Smith says:

    Gigi from West Milton, Ohio
    Isaiah 40:31 ESV
    But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

    I am counting on this verse through my cancer treatments!

  30. 130
    Laurel Morrell says:

    Laurel M. ~ Houston, TX ~
    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  31. 131
    Barbara Bollman says:

    Barbara Bollman, Fargo, ND

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9 NIV

  32. 132
    Allison Whitener says:

    Allison Whitener, White Post, VA
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
    ~Colossians 3:12 NIV

  33. 133
    Soozi says:

    Soozi-Lexington, KY: giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. (‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ ESV)

  34. 134
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, GA ~ I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 ESV

  35. 135
    Jennifer Bauer says:

    Loveland, CO
    Psalm 112: 7 He (she) is not afraid of bad news; his (her) heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. (ESV)

  36. 136
    Nanette, Plano says:

    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

  37. 137
    Deborah C says:

    Deborah C.

    Atlanta, GA

    “Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

    Phil. 4:6 (The Message)

  38. 138
    Kyra says:

    Kyra, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
    “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4, NLT.

  39. 139
    Leigh Broadie says:

    Leigh, Miami, OK
    Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NKJV

  40. 140
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford, Abilene, Tx 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

  41. 141
    Sheree D., Midland, TX says:

    Psalm 127:3 NIV

    Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.

  42. 142
    Kristi says:

    ~ And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. ~ Mark 9:35


    Kristi ~ Arlington, Texas

  43. 143
    Joy French says:

    Joy, a Georgetown,TX -“Sing the praises of The Lord , you his faithful people; praise his holy name.” Psalm 30:4 NIV

  44. 144
    CYNTHIA says:


  45. 145
    Becky says:

    Becky, Choctaw, OK

    “Then Jesus declared: ‘I AM the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty.'” John 6:35 ESV

  46. 146
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 (NASB)

  47. 147
    Charmaine Smith says:

    See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19, NIV

  48. 148
    Bettie Tolar says:

    Bettie Tolar
    Pasadena, Tx
    Jeremiah 31:17 Amp
    And there is hope for your future says the Lord; and your children will return from the enemy’s land.

  49. 149
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Tragesser. Orofino, Idaho.

    For recognition of the LORD’s sovereign majesty will fill the earth just as the waters fill up the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 NET (See also NIV and Voice wording.)

    • 149.1
      Deb Walter says:

      What a wonderful verse…..I don’t recognize that Book, tho…..Habakkuk ? Guess I didn’t pay attention during the Bethel Bible Series….interested to know the story….

  50. 150
    Ann Seaney says:

    Ann Seaney, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 NIV

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