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. 301
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca, Birmingham,Alabama
    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:22 NIV

  2. 302
    Lindsey Gannaway says:

    Lindsey, Birmingham, AL

    Galatians 5:5 (NIV)–“for through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.”

  3. 303
    Cassia Glass says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭13-14‬ NIV)

  4. 304
    Belen says:

    San Juan Capistrano,

    We love because he first loved us.
    1 John 4:19

  5. 305
    Betty says:

    I say to myself “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

    Lamentations 3:24:26 NIV

  6. 306
    Alyssa K Mochen says:

    Alyssa K Mochen
    Rio Rancho, NM

    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    Ephesians 6:13-17 NIV

  7. 307
    Jeannine Hale says:

    Jeannine Hale
    Eagan, MN

    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. Psalm 94:18-19 NIV

  8. 308
    Carola says:

    Carola, Missoula, MT

    I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who 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.
    Gal 2:20 (ESV)

  9. 309
    Nina O says:

    Nina Waukesha, WI

    Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
    Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.

  10. 310
    Judy says:

    The fear 0f the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)

  11. 311
    Becky Scudder says:

    Becky Scudder, Broomfield CO And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21 NIV

  12. 312
    Angela T. says:

    “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

    1 John 4:12 NIV

  13. 313
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA

    For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight wih are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

    2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV84

  14. 314
    Belen says:

    San Juan Capistrano,CA

    We love because he first loved us.
    1 John 4:19 (NIV)

  15. 315
    Joan Vanderwall says:

    Joan Vanderwall, Orofino, Idaho

    As birds flying, so will the LORD of Hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also, He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it. Isaiah 31:5 (KJV)

  16. 316
    Kym--Castle Rock, CO 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, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

  17. 317
    Heidi says:

    Psalm 62:5 NIV
    Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.

  18. 318
    Rachel H. says:

    Rachel H., North Alabama,

    But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (‭Acts‬ ‭20‬:‭24‬ ESV)

  19. 319
    Robin Sandlin says:

    Robin Sandlin, Denver City , Tx…
    Hey:) u ok? I’ve missed your messages this week. Yes my verse:
    “The Lord your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One, will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet you with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).”

  20. 320
    Mandy says:

    Mandy – Proctor, WV

    1 Samuel 12:24 NKJV

    “Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.”

    That post spoke straight to me Sherry. I too need that Word from Him in my heart. Thank you!!!

  21. 321
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Karen H., Stephenville, TX
    John 20:5-7 (NASB)
    And stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.
    So Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb and he saw the linen wrappings lying there.
    He also saw the face cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.

  22. 322
    Julia Petrie says:

    Julia Petrie, Independence KY Psalm 73:26 NIV My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever!

  23. 323

    Keri Lee, Las Vegas, NV. “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.”
    (‭I Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭10-12‬ NKJV)

  24. 324
    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Stephanie Volkmer, Tulsa Ok.
    *It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails (never fades out or becomes obsolete). (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭6-8a AMP)

  25. 325
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, St. Paul, MN
    “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:23 NIV

  26. 326
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NRSV

  27. 327
    April says:

    April Hughes, Escondido, Ca.
    “To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.” Titus 1:15 ESV

  28. 328
    Marketa says:

    Marketa, South Portland, Maine
    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)

  29. 329
    Deborah Mott says:

    Deb, Bradenton, Florida

    Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37 KJV

  30. 330
    Heather Sutton says:

    Heather Sutton Boaz, AL

    Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.

  31. 331
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Gozur, Albuquerque, NM
    “But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel‬ ‭15‬:‭22‬ (NLT)

  32. 332
    Ronda Hawkins says:

    Ronda from Murfreesboro, TN

    “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

  33. 333
    Malia Roman says:

    Malia Roman, Oceanside, Ca
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for he who promised is faithful.
    Hebrews 10:23

  34. 334
    Karen says:

    Karen. Orem, Utah
    Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV
    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS.
    “The LORD is my portion” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”

  35. 335
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, VA Beach

    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. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

    Romans 12:9 (The Message)

  36. 336
    Andi says:

    James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.

  37. 337
    Makoto Houck says:

    Makoto Houck, Carlsbad, CA
    because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
    James 2:13 ESV

  38. 338
    Barbara Slaven says:

    Barbara Slaven
    Loudon, Tennessee
    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
    Psalm 119:11 NIV

  39. 339
    Lynne Molyneaux says:

    Lynne Molyneaux, Pittsburgh PA

    Proverbs 4:23 New Living Translation (NLT)

    Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.

  40. 340
    Kristi Webb says:

    Kristi, Scottsdale, AZ
    So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. (‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭12-14‬ MSG)

  41. 341
    Cindy Barger says:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?

    Psalm 27:1 NIV
    Houston, Texas

  42. 342
    Tracy Pratz says:

    Tracy Pratz Las Cruces, NM
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen
    2 Peter 3:18 NIV

  43. 343
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Denver
    “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:33 NIV

  44. 344
    Loke Asing says:

    Loke Asing, San Clemente, CA
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
    Romans 15:13 ESV

  45. 345
    Mary McGowan says:

    Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
    Psalm 106:1 NKJV

  46. 346
    Sue Jantz says:

    Sue, Broken Arrow, OK

    If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
    1 Corinthians 13:2 NAS

  47. 347
    Karen Benkert says:

    Payson, AZ

    Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)

    12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. AMEN!

  48. 348
    Pam Reeves says:

    Deut 31:8 NLT

    Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord is the one who goes before you, He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you.

  49. 349
    Pam in San Diego says:

    Pam in El Cajon “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 NIV

  50. 350
    Alison Wagler says:

    Alison Wagler, Vancouver, Canada. Isaiah 30:15 NIV

    This is what the Sovereign Lord , the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…

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