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. 351
    Kim Hower says:

    Kim, Gaithersburg MD, Search me God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

  2. 352
    Sally Minton says:

    Elmwood, Tennessee

    “The LORD gives strength to his people and blesses them with peace.”

    Psalm 29:11 (GNT)

  3. 353
    Bev Toney says:

    Beverly, Prosper, TX

    Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,
    Unless The Lord has commanded it?
    Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and ill go forth?
    Why should any living mortal, or any man
    Offer complaint in view of his sins?

    Lamentations 3:37-39. (NASB)

  4. 354
    Amber L. says:

    Amber L. from Little Rock, AR, “For we are His workmanship, create in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

  5. 355
    Stephanie Cashion from Texas says:

    “Do you not realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you and whom you received from God? You are not your own property, then; you have been bought at a price. So use your body for the glory of God.”
    I Cor 6:19-20 New Jerusalem Bible

  6. 356
    Linda Patterson says:

    Linda Patterson
    Wolcottville IN
    Ecclesiastes 3: 11
    He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

  7. 357
    Kathy Ray says:

    PSALM 32:8

    I will instruct you in the way you should go;

    I will guide you with my eye.

  8. 358
    Abigail Dubbe says:

    Abigail Dubbe, Red Lion PA, Galatians 5:22-23, NLV, “But the fruit that comes from having the Holy Spirit in our lives is: love, joy, peace, not giving up, being kind, being good, having faith, being gentle, and being the boss over our own desires. The Law is not against these things.”

  9. 359
    Stephanie Miyoshi says:

    Stephanie, Irvine, CA

    “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)

  10. 360
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas, TX:

    In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.
    In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

    Exodus 15:13 (NIV 1984)

  11. 361
    Dana Abee says:

    Dana Abee, Clarksville, TN
    “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
    Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  12. 362
    Johanna says:

    Johanna, Carlsbad CA

    Isaiah 40:31 NIV
    “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.”

  13. 363
    Sheryl Kline says:

    Sheryl, PA – For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship and by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NIV

  14. 364
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Monroe, Ga.

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12 NIV)

  15. 365
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, CA “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
    I Timothy 4:16 NIV

  16. 366
    LindsayN22 says:

    Lindsay ~ Bangor, Maine

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    ~Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  17. 367
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    Psalm 84: 11-12 (NIV)

    For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
    the LORD bestows favor and honor;
    no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
    LORD Almighty,
    Blessed is the one who trusts in you!

    And in French:
    Psaumes 84:12-13 (SG21)

    car l’Eternel Dieu est un soleil et un bouclier.
    L’Eternel donne la grace et la gloire,
    il ne refuse aucun bien a ceux qui marchent dans l’integrite.
    Eternel, maître de l’univers,
    heureux l’homme qui se confie en toi!

  18. 368
    Lainey Riley says:

    Lainey Riley- Daphne, AL

    “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love one another as brothers, be compassionate and humble.: 1 Peter 3:8 – NIV

  19. 369

    Sharla Robertson, Granbury, TX
    “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” (‭2 Kings‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬ NLT)

  20. 370
    Camille says:

    Romans 15:13 ESV

    “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.”

  21. 371
    Eron Bird says:

    Eron Athens, GA
    For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:12 NASB

  22. 372
    Anna Hutchinson says:

    For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭38-39‬ ESV)

    Anna
    Auburn, AL

  23. 373
    Kathy Welch says:

    Kathy Welch, Tyler, TX
    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 ESV

  24. 374
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Corona California
    “Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
    Psalm 5:12, NIV

  25. 375
    Danielle says:

    Danielle, Wolcottville, Indiana

    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
    Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him and he will help you.
    He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
    Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.”
    Psalms 37:4-7 NLT

  26. 376
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, Colleyville, TX
    Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and your attitudes. Ephesians 4:23, NLT

  27. 377
    Christina Cole says:

    Christina Cole, Irvine, CA
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
    Philippians 4:6 NIV

  28. 378
    Liz Payne, Camano Island, WA says:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  29. 379
    Julie Ratcliff says:

    Julie Ratcliff, Texarkana, TX, “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. “. (1 Samuel‬ ‭12‬:‭24‬ NIV)

  30. 380
    Elaina M. says:

    Elaina Morrison, San Diego, CA
    “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.” 2 Timothy 2:23 NIV

  31. 381
    Laura Booras - New Orleans, la says:

    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “this is the way, walk in it.”
    — Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  32. 382
    Vickie Gray says:

    Vickie-Wichita Falls, Tx
    I have no greater joy than to hear that my
    children are walking in the truth.
    3 John:4 NIV

  33. 383
    Suzy Lipinski says:

    Suzy from Cedar Falls, IA

    Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

  34. 384
    Robyn Myers says:

    Robyn in San Antonio, Texas

    “Commit your way to the Lord,
    Trust also in Him and He will do it.”

    Psalm 37:5. NASB

  35. 385
    Kristi Craig says:

    Kristi Craig – Niles, MI – Ephesians 3:20 NLT – Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

  36. 386
    Jennifer says:

    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  37. 387
    Ellainn White says:

    Ellainn White, Titusville, Florida
    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
    Romans 3:23 HCSB

  38. 388
    Carly Andrews says:

    Carly Andrews, Colleyville, TX

    But he said to me “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  39. 389
    Jan Hixson says:

    Jan Hixson, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    “If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of trouble!” Proverbs 21:23

  40. 390
    melinda Newton says:

    Proverbs 12:22
    The Lord detested lying lips, but delights in men who are truthful.

  41. 391
    Davina Denny says:

    Davina Denny, San Diego, CA The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2 NIV

  42. 392
    Cara Reyes says:

    Cara Reyes
    Dickinson Texas

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.
    Philippians 4:6
    NIV

  43. 393
    Dawn Lucy says:

    “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 attitude of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NIV , Dawn in Attalla, AL

  44. 394
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, West Monroe, LA.
    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him. Psalm 103:11 NIV

  45. 395

    Apocalipsis 2:17

    Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy (NBLH)

    El que tiene oído, oiga lo que el Espíritu dice a las iglesias. Al vencedor[a] le daré del maná escondido y le daré una piedrecita blanca, y grabado en la piedrecita un nombre nuevo, el cual nadie conoce sino aquél que lo recibe.”’”

  46. 396
    Blaire C. says:

    He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
    -John 3:30 NLT

  47. 397
    Leslie Jordan says:

    Leslie Jordan, Rochester, MN

    “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”

    Romans 8:6 NLT

  48. 398
    Tammy Ellis says:

    Tammy Ellis, Oneida , TN

    Isaiah 41:10. KJV

    Fear thou not; for I am with thee : be not dismayed; for I am they God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; I will unhold thee with the right hand of my righteousness

  49. 399
    Shelley says:

    Shelley Mijares, Rogers, AR “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 NIV

  50. 400
    Sandie Hendricks, Cape Girardeau, MO says:

    Come near to God and He will come near to you.

    James 4:8 NIV

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