Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 8!

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Hello, Siestas! My name is Diane Vaccaro, and I live in Fresno, CA. I’m a pastor’s wife and a mom of 3.  I’m honored to share my verse today in a more formal way than usual. Often in our family we talk about how reflecting on scripture is paramount for transforming our hearts. God’s living Word can do more than we could ever imagine if we only give it time to seep into our thoughts and heart for a moment or two… or ten. It’s in those moments of reflection that I’m open and available to consider how the verse applies to my own life and heart. A quick read often leaves me with a short memory of what I’ve read, and a missed opportunity for revelation of who God is and how he loves. Memorization isn’t the goal, but a tool to continue to mediate on the Word, wherever I am, and ponder it, repeating it in my mind and mouth so that it becomes part of me.


Here’s my verse:

Diane – Fresno, CA
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17


What I love about this verse is that it brings together God’s attributes as a mighty warrior and as one who delights, even to the point of singing over me. Strength and tenderness. He is a God that can take on my enemies without neglecting the tender and vulnerable places of my heart. And I’ve got an enemy…I don’t know about human ones, but I’m confident that The Enemy is always on the hunt. It is part of being a believer. It’s part of my life in ministry.


As I reflect on this verse I wonder where I’m trying to be the warrior instead of letting God do the fighting. I wonder if I fight fights that aren’t mine, neglecting the ones God has put before me for victory if I’d only fight.


And I wonder if I’ve become so distracted that I miss the singing. Has God been singing over me a melody so sweet while I’ve been straining to hear the world’s approval? I really want to hear the song of God. The world’s song pales in comparison.


One day I was alone in my car and not listening to music (both are seldom). I was praying and pleading and at one point simply asked God, “Do you delight in me?” This verse was pulled from somewhere in my memory as if to say, “Yes, I delight in you. You bring me great joy. I’m singing over you.”


Mighty God, my prayer is that you would set my feet in the direction of my battles, that I would fight with courage and bravery, knowing that you will supply all I need. Show me when I try to fight battles meant for you. I want to duck when your sword comes crashing through, bowing to your will and power. Quiet my heart and soul that I would hear you – hear your direction and your joyful singing over me. I want your song to be the soundtrack of my days.


My prayer is that you, Siesta, will experience the Mighty Warrior and the songs of delight that he sings over you today.


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  1. 651
    Dana McKinney says:

    Dana McKinney Starkville, MS. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10: 36

  2. 652
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion, Grandview, TX ~*

    Psalm 139:4 NIV

    Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord , know it completely.

  3. 653
    Joy French says:

    Joy- Georgetown, TX “To You, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:” Psalm 30:8 NIV

  4. 654
    Carrie Cheecham says:

    Memory verse 8:
    Psalm 81:9-10
    You shall have no foreign god among you you shall not worship any god other than me.
    I am the Lord your God who brought you up out of Egypt open your mouth wide and I will fill it

  5. 655
    Lisa Laree says:

    Lisa, from Huntsville, AL:

    Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age; they will stay fresh and green

    Ps. 93:13-14 NIV 84

  6. 656
    Alice Ward says:

    Alice, Chesapeake Va.

    Psalm 100:5. NLT
    For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.

  7. 657
    Michelle Gann says:

    You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah (‭Psalms‬ ‭32‬:‭7‬ NKJV)

  8. 658
    Priscilla Fair says:

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV

  9. 659
    Sherry Wright says:

    Sherry Wright Mill Creek, IN John 15:11 NASB
    These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

  10. 660
    Emily Jagger Rohm says:

    E… Westlake, OH

    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

  11. 661
    Samantha Gallant says:

    Samantha Gallant Marion, IN

    “So Samuel said to all the Israelites, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”

  12. 662
    Lori Pannell says:

    Lori Pannell, Houston, TX “…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,…” Ephesians 3:17

  13. 663
    Sierra says:

    Sierra Skowhegan Maine

    John 3:6

    “Human life comes from human parents, but spiritual life comes from the Spirit.” NCV

  14. 664
    Sheilah says:

    Sheilah, Melbourne, FL

    May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.

    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

  15. 665
    Cassi Weems says:

    Cassi, Paris, TX

    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 NIV

  16. 666
    Stacey DeYoung says:

    Stacey DeYoung- Morocco,In.

    Psalm 56:3 (NASB)When I am afraid,I will put my trust in You.

  17. 667
    Toni Cassidy says:

    Toni Cassidy from Toney, AL.
    “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1Thessalonians 5:24 NASB

  18. 668
    TJ Williams says:

    TJ, Clinton, OK
    “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 NIV

  19. 669
    joan g says:

    Joan G, Allentown, PA “I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.” Proverbs 4:11 NASB

  20. 670
    April Hughes says:

    April Hughes, Escondido, Ca. “Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” John 9:3 ESV

  21. 671
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham, Tucson, AZ.
    “And if I have prophetic powers, and understand 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 ESV

  22. 672
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, PA – Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law has been my delight.
    Psalm 119:7 NIV

  23. 673
    Sandra Plate says:

    “with all humility and gentleness, with patience showing tolerance to one another in love, 3. being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” Ephesians 4:2-3 NAV

  24. 674
    Lauren McCreight says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14

  25. 675
    Delba says:

    Delba, Dorsey,MS
    Therefore, as Gods chosen people,holy and dearly loved,clothe yourselves with compassion,kindness,humility,gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV

  26. 676
    Taylor T says:

    Taylor T.,
    Grovetown, GA, USA

    You will teach me how to live a holy life.
    Being with you will fill me with joy;
    at your right hand I will find pleasure forever.
    Psalms 16:11

  27. 677
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally, Sturgis, MI

    You are my witnesses, declares the Lord,
    and My servant whom I have chosen,
    that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He.
    Before Me no god was formed,nor shall there be any after Me.

    (Isaian 43:10) ESV

  28. 678
    Karen Clayton says:

    From Tishomingo, OK
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
    by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
    present your requests to God.
    Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

  29. 679
    Wendi McPike says:

    Wendi McPike, Kennebunkport, ME

    “…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, …”

    Eph 3:17 NIV

  30. 680
    Tara says:

    Tara- Rockwall, Texas

    Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of God’s love.
    Ephesians 4:2

  31. 681
    Barb says:

    Barb Franklin, Indiana

    Gal. 5:1 (ESV)
    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery

  32. 682
    Marisha Pressley says:

    “We have this hope as an achor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.”

    Hebrews 6:19-20 NIV

  33. 683
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    “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

  34. 684
    Valerie says:

    Valerie Gordon, Columbus, GA

    For the law was given through Moses, BUT God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17 NLT

  35. 685
    Debbie Brubaker says:

    Debbie Brubaker, Robstown, TX
    “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”

    Colossians 3:23 NKJV

  36. 686
    Pam in San Diego says:

    Pam Luschei in El Cajon, Ca. “But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
    I John 1:7 NIV’

  37. 687
    Tracy Singleton says:

    White lake mi
    I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. Psalm 16:8-9 NIV

  38. 688
    Kristin Morrissey says:

    Kris Morrissey, Omaha, NE

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace by removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

  39. 689
    Amy Spry says:

    Amy Spry, Dothan, AL

    Romans 8:1-8 NIV

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

  40. 690
    SHERRY says:

    Sherry – Raleigh, NC
    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  41. 691
    jackie siple says:

    jackie siple rockledge FL

    He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. (‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭2‬ NKJV)

  42. 692
    Rose Gillespie says:

    Rose Gillespie ~ Hot Springs, AR

    “And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt’.”

    Matthew 26:39 KJV

  43. 693
    Kim S. says:

    Kim S., Ridgeland, MS —

    Ephesians 3:20-21King James Version (KJV)

    20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

    21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

  44. 694
    Dana says:

    Clarksville, TN
    Hebrews 7:25 ESV
    “Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

  45. 695
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Singleton, Drexel, NC
    “Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” Proverbs 16:32 NLT

  46. 696
    leah whitley says:

    leah whitley
    Fort Worth, tx

    Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭8-12‬ KJV)

  47. 697
    lori bordas says:

    Lori, Louisville, KY
    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
    But take heart! I have overcome the world.
    John 16:33

  48. 698
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth, Canton, MS

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

    Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV

  49. 699
    Lisa Vira says:

    Lisa V, Washington, NJ Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  50. 700
    Karen Bell says:

    Karen Bell
    Hendersonville, TN “ that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,”
    Eph. 3:17 ESV

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