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. 201
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Danvers, MA

    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.

    Thank you Sherry for sharing your thoughts on this verse!

  2. 202
    Leah Kuor says:

    Leah Kuor, Salem, OR

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
    And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
    And lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24

  3. 203
    Laura Rodriguez says:

    Laura Rodriguez, Cullman, AL “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV

  4. 204
    Rebekkah C. says:

    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 NLT

  5. 205
    Carol, Tallmadge, Ohio says:

    Isaiah 26:3
    The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.


  6. 206
    Beth says:

    Yes! So Good Sherry! Thank you, and thank you for praying for us.
    Changing my verse based on your post.

    Beth, Toronto: “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV)

  7. 207
    Melanie, Shawnee Ok says:

    2 TImothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. (NISB)

  8. 208
    Amy says:

    Amy, Fort Worth, TX
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7, NIV

  9. 209
    Susan Moriarty says:

    Don’t be selfish, don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 NLT

    Susan Moriarty Tucson, Az

  10. 210
    Kim Ehlers says:

    Kim E., Bennett, Ia
    “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭14‬ ESV)

  11. 211
    Laura Nichols says:

    Laura, Jefferson, ME

    Ephesians 4:32(ESV)

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you

  12. 212
    Heather Hanna, Anna, TX says:

    Heather Hanna, Anna, Tx

    Matthew 10:32 NIV

    Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.

  13. 213
    Susan Christian says:

    Susan from Middletown, OH
    Isaiah 41:10
    So do not 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)

  14. 214
    Esther de Graaf says:

    Esther de Graaf, Nieuwveen, The Netherlands (Europe):
    “want mijn juk is zacht en mijn last is licht.” Matteus 11:30 NBV

  15. 215
    Debi says:

    Debi Carroll, Wills Point, TX

    Now 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

  16. 216
    Lyndsay says:

    Lyndsay, New Castle, IN. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”–Psalm 19:14

  17. 217
    christine says:

    Christine Robertini, Murfreesboro, TN
    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as Eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31) chr

  18. 218
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “But He knoweth the way that I take; when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10 KJV

  19. 219
    Elizabeth says:

    And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you will continue his work unt it is finally finished. Philippians 1:4

  20. 220
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    Only fear the Lord, and serve him faithfully with all your heart.

    1 Samuel 12:24 NRSV

  21. 221
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12 (ESV)

  22. 222
    Beth says:

    Beth, Lansing, MI
    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.”

  23. 223
    Nikki Rhodes says:

    Nikki Rhodes, Alexandria, LA, Psalm 27:4 (NIV) “One think I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

  24. 224
    Lori Thompson says:

    Lori Thompson, McKinney, TX
    1 Peter 5:6 NIV
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may life you up in due time.

  25. 225
    Katie Nicholls says:

    Katie Nicholls, Tucson, AZ “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children. Deut 4:9 ESV

  26. 226
    Phyllis Jones says:

    Phyllis Jones, Slidell, La “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 HCSB

  27. 227
    Jennifer Brosdahl says:

    Jennifer Brosdahl, Menahga, MN

    “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. Then you will call upon Me and come and to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

    (dedicated to my son & nephew, both HS seniors & planning a life in the military)

  28. 228
    Joanna Schumacher says:

    Joanna Schumacher, Arlington, TX
    “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
    Psalm 46:10 KJV

  29. 229
    Donna Dabbs says:

    Donna Dabbs, Ft. Drum, NY

    Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it! I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. KJV

  30. 230
    Angie says:

    Angie in Albertville, AL

    “When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” Col 3:4 NASB

  31. 231
    Crystal Rants says:

    Crystal R in Colorado Springs, CO
    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.

  32. 232
    Alissa Wise says:

    Alissa; Lexington, SC:

    “And He [Jesus] said to them [the apostles],
    ‘Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.'” Mark 6:31 (NASB)

  33. 233
    Gina says:

    Gina Rosamond, Ca
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    Matthew 5:3 NASB

  34. 234
    Karen says:

    Karen from Powell, Ohio
    Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)

  35. 235
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May Marion; Wenatchee, WA
    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV

  36. 236
    Morgan aiello says:

    Morgan, Discovery Bay, CA
    “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me.”
    Psalm 13:5-6 (NIV)

  37. 237
    Carla Kaney says:

    Carla Kaney, Adel, Iowa “‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30 NKJV

  38. 238
    Florence says:

    “O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress.” Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)

  39. 239
    Mona says:

    Mona Huston, Bossier City, La. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭33‬ NIV)

  40. 240
    Michelle Engberg says:

    Michelle Engberg Eagan, MN
    For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?
    ~Esther 4:14 NIV

  41. 241
    Judy Harms says:

    Simi Valley, CA
    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 righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    Isaiah 61:10 NIV

  42. 242
    Dena' Davis says:

    Dena’ Davis, Hindman, 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 what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV

  43. 243
    Maino Graham says:

    Maino G, Quitman, TX “Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Sam 12:24 ESV

  44. 244
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, from Olive Branch, MS

    “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not be fear, I will help you.”

    Isaiah 41:13. NIV

  45. 245
    Karen Johnson says:

    Karen Johnson, Bingham Lake, MN
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  46. 246
    Robbie Allison says:

    Toms Brook, VA. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” NLT

  47. 247
    Kristi S. says:

    Kristi S. Rogersville, TN
    And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace

  48. 248
    WendyC says:

    WendyC – Cheyenne, WY.

    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT

  49. 249
    Jaye H Decatur, Al says:

    Psalm 32:10b NET
    (B) The Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in him.

  50. 250
    Robin Ivey says:

    “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
    Isaiah 53:5 KJV

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