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. 701
    Dawn M Fuhrman says:

    Dawn Fuhrman, Cape Coral, FL

    As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

    Luke 8:15 ESV

  2. 702
    Madeleine Padilla says:

    Madeleine :Corrales NM 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, and He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3-17 NIV

  3. 703
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Denver
    “that according to the riches of His glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being.”
    Eph 3:16

  4. 704

    Genesis 2:9

    The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the orchard.)

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    Diane Leicham says:

    Dear Diane,
    I thank you for sharing the precious insight that God has given you. What an encouraging picture of God as the Mighty Warrior giving us what we need each day to serve Him, to share His love with the world we live in and to not get caught up with what the “world” holds most valuable. How sweet is the image of God delighting and singing over us.
    Diane leicham

  6. 706
    Gail Kania says:

    Gail from Central Coast California

    For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

    Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

  7. 707
    Lori Goodwin says:

    Lori, Edenton, NC

    You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.

    Ps 139:5 NLT

  8. 708
    Anne Stinnette says:

    Anne Stinnette, Koror Palau “and what is the surpassing greatness of His power towards us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might” Eph. 1:19

  9. 709
    Amalia Smith says:

    Amalia Smith. Lumberton Tx
    Psalm 46:1 NIV
    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

  10. 710
    Janene Ford says:

    Janene Ford, Henley, MO.
    “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)

  11. 711
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany Dewett-Orlando, FL

    Isaiah 43:19 ESV

    Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

  12. 712
    Emily Davis says:

    Emily, Loveland, CO – “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV)

  13. 713
    Laury Pitts says:

    Laury from San Clemente, CA: “14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
    15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
    16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” Psalm 91: 14-16 NKJV

  14. 714
    Deb Davis says:

    Deb, Loveland, CO – “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.” I Thessalonians 4:14 (NKJV)

  15. 715
    Wanda Calderwood says:

    Wanda Calderwood, Crofton, Maryland

    “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,”

    Ephesians 3:16 NKJV

  16. 716
    Alison Wagler says:

    Alison Wagler, Vancouver, Canada.Psalms 57:2 NASB

    I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.

  17. 717
    Stacy B says:

    Stacy detroit mi

    “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

  18. 718
    Mary Joy S. says:

    Mary Joy S., Dayton, OH.
    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thess 3:16 (NIV).

  19. 719
    Sylvie Nicol says:

    Sylvie Nicol, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada ♡

    Psalm 30:2, New Living Translation

    O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.

  20. 720
    Sheree D., Midland, TX says:

    Zechariah 2:13 NIV

    Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

  21. 721
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne Melton, Chicago, IL

    If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

    Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB

  22. 722
    Diana Paige says:

    Diana, Indianapolis, Psalm 18:32 NIV
    It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

  23. 723
    D'Anna Nowack says:

    D’Anna Nowack Kilgore, Texas
    Philipians 3:10 (AMP)
    10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]

  24. 724
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love.. Ephesians 3:17 ESV

  25. 725
    Christian McEndarfer says:

    Christian McEndarfer – Tulsa, OK

    “She does him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
    -Proverbs 31:12 (NIV)

  26. 726
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Alcala Dickinson Tx, Romans 12:12 NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  27. 727
    Valerie Mathura says:

    Valerie Mathura in Newnan, Georgia. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. (‭Psalm‬ ‭150‬:‭2 NIV)

  28. 728
    Sarah Juven says:

    Romans 8:39 NIV. “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  29. 729
    Cara says:

    Cara Roberts, Byron, Illinois. “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

  30. 730
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Buda, TX

    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

    “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 be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

  31. 731
    Lori says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    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. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭13‬ NIV)

  32. 732
    Valerie Geib says:

    valerie Geib Yucaipa Ca

    Prob 16:3 NIV

    Commit tongue Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed

  33. 733
    Elaine Brady says:

    Elaine Brady, Jefferson, GA

    I follow close to You; Your right hand holds on to me.

    ~Ps. 63:8, HCSB

  34. 734
    Dana Penley says:

    Dana Penley, Chicago IL

    Psalm 56:3 New International Version
    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

  35. 735
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
    24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:22-24 (ESV)

  36. 736
    Jana Stroud says:

    Jana Stroud, Houston
    He restores my soul. Psalm 23:3 (NIV)

  37. 737
    Kassandra says:

    1 Thessaloians 5:16-18 NLT
    Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you who belong to Jesus Christ.
    Working on this one for another session. It really speaks to me at this time in my life!

  38. 738
    Shelly and Sienna Busby says:

    Shelly and Sienna Busby-

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    April 15 verse 8- “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  39. 739
    Lisa 't Hart says:

    Lisa ‘t Hart, Papendrecht, the Netherlands
    Jak 4:7 Onderwerp u dus aan God, en verzet u tegen de duivel, dan zal die van u wegvluchten.

  40. 740
    Sally Morton says:

    Sally Morton, Canon City, CO
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

  41. 741
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita Siecker, Purcellville, VA

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

    Ephesians 3:16 NIV84

  42. 742
    Shirley maxwell says:

    shirley maxwell Macon, ga.
    ThatHe would grant you,according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
    Ephesians 3:16. NASB

  43. 743
    Angie Keeting says:

    Angie Keeting, Lee’s Summit, MO
    So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Galatians 5:16 NIV

  44. 744
    Laura Hubbard says:

    Laura from Apopka, “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.” Ephesians 3:16, NLT

  45. 745
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Barnett
    Sevierville, TN
    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
    ‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬ NKJV

  46. 746
    Jennifer Z. says:

    Jen Z. Greensburg, PA

    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28 ESV

  47. 747
    Catherine Lesley says:

    Catherine Lesley – Waterdown, Ontario

    “From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16 (NIV)

  48. 748
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Thompson, Florence, AL “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness”. (Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭6-8‬ NASB

  49. 749
    Robin Dellinger says:

    Robin, Leo, IN “In God I trust; I will not be afraid” Psalm 56:11 NIV

  50. 750
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder, Toledo OH

    Ephesians 3:19 NIV

    “…and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

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