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. 151
    Vicki says:

    Vicki M., Greeley, CO

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

  2. 152
    Christine Brann says:

    Prescott, Az
    Philippians 2:9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him,and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

  3. 153
    Melissa Stevens says:

    Melissa Stevens- Kingwood TX
    “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (ESV)

  4. 154
    Shannon says:

    Shannon Davidson, San Juan Capistrano, CA “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15:16 NIV

  5. 155
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches, Texas. “In hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Ro. 8:21-22, NIV84

  6. 156
    Laurie says:

    Austin, TX
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

  7. 157
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Augusta, GA
    And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
    Deuteronomy 6:23, KJV

  8. 158
    Claudia Teixeira says:

    Claudia Teixeira from Sugar Land, Texas

    For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
    Luke 19:10 NIV

  9. 159
    Paula Rutherford says:

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–Philippians 3:17-19 KJV (continuing to memorize Philippians)
    17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk , of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping , that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

  10. 160
    Sherry Fisher says:

    Sherry Fisher, Murray, KY
    “But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.”
    1John 3:8 (NLT)

  11. 161
    Rebecca Scott says:

    Rebecca Scott, New Orleans LA

    Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it.

    Colossians 4:17

  12. 162
    Janine Lingner says:

    Janine – Ojai, CA
    “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. For we are GOD’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which GOD prepared in advance for us to do.”
    Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)

  13. 163
    Pam Pruett says:

    Pam Pruett, Clarksville, Arkansas
    I am the Lord; that is my name
    I will not yield my glory to another
    or my praise to idols. Isaiah 42:8. (NIV)

  14. 164
    Robin Ivey says:

    Robin Ivey Meridian, MS
    “When a believing person prays, great things happen.”

    James 5:16b
    New Century Version

  15. 165
    Brandi says:

    Brandi Hunter, Memphis, TN.

    Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 NASB

  16. 166
    Glenda Jensen says:

    Waco, TX
    Romans 12:12 (TLB)
    Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and prayerful always.

  17. 167
    Peggy Crews says:

    Peggy Crews
    If one does justice to the poor and destitute ,then it is good; is this not ‘knowing Me’ -the word if HASHEM.
    Jeremiah 22:16
    Tanach, Artscroll

  18. 168
    Shirley Hilbert says:

    Shirley Hilbert, Spring Hill, TN

    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

  19. 169
    Betty from Mission Viejo, CA says:

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go for to you I lift up my soul. Psalms 143:8 NIV

  20. 170
    Beverley Hart says:

    Psalm 50:14-15 NLT
    [14] Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. [15] Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” …

  21. 171
    Diane says:

    “According to your faith will it be done to you.” Matt. 9:29 (NIV)

  22. 172
    Kimberly Mason says:

    Kimberly Mason, Tuscaloosa, AL

    Exodus 15:26 (EXB)

    “I am the Lord who heals you [your physician].”

  23. 173
    Denise says:

    Denise from Snowcreek, VA. NKJV Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.

  24. 174
    Rachel Gardner says:

    Rachel, Plano, TX “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19 ESV

  25. 175
    Judy Harms says:

    Judy, Simi Valley, CA
    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

  26. 176
    Tyra Sias says:

    Tyra Sias – Atlanta, GA

    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.

    Psalm 84:11-12 NIV

  27. 177
    Rahab says:

    Rahab,Nairobi,Kenya. Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your God is with you,he is mighty to save. He will take delight in you, he will quiet you with his love,he will rejoice over you with singing.” NIV

  28. 178
    Joyce Grimes says:

    Joyce Grimes – Pace, FL

    He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ” (‭Luke‬ ‭24‬:‭6-7‬ NKJV)

  29. 179
    Theresa says:

    Theresa A, Glendale AZ

    “For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved, In quietness & confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15

  30. 180
    Suzy Lipinski says:

    Suzy from Cedar Falls, IA

    Galatians 5:25 NIV
    “Since we live by the spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit.”

  31. 181
    Margie DeMoss, Eugene, OR says:

    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ~Hebrews 4:16

  32. 182
    Emily says:

    Emily C, Bothell WA
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  33. 183
    Connie Robbins says:

    Connie, London, England

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
    Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  34. 184
    Lisa Peck says:

    Lisa Peck, Las Vegas, NV
    Hebrews 12:28-29
    Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

  35. 185
    Linda from Austin says:

    …in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm56:11 NIV

  36. 186
    Kody Guinn says:

    Kody, Tennessee
    “I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 ESV

  37. 187
    Sheri says:

    “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he life: and whosoever liveth and believeth in my shall never die. John 11:25 KJV

  38. 188
    Sarah Ensor says:

    Sarah, Bracknell,UK

    To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
    Romans 8:6 NRSV

  39. 189
    Justine Crawford says:

    Justine Crawford
    Las Vegas, NV

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

  40. 190
    Colleen Hale says:

    Colleen, Mae Sot, Thailand
    For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
    James 3:16 ESV

  41. 191
    Corrie Crouch says:

    Corrie Crouch, Silsbee, Texas
    Proverbs 16:24 ESV
    Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

  42. 192
    Debbie says:

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    Philippians 4:19 NLT

  43. 193
    Gina says:

    Gina, Upper Hutt, NZ.

    And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

    1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

  44. 194
    Cristy Hayes says:

    Cristy – Monroe, Ohio

    You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gate. Deuteronomy 6:8-9ESV

  45. 195
    Leah Adams says:

    Leah Adams
    Blairsville, Georgia

    1 Thessalonians 1:8 (NKJV)
    The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia–your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,

  46. 196
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Silver Spring, MD
    Psalm 19:10 ESV
    More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

  47. 197
    Brenda McKnight says:

    Brenda from Waldorf, MD
    so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Ephesians 3:17 ESV

  48. 198
    Sue caldwell says:

    Sue, houston, zeph.3:17. KJV He rejoices over me with singing.

  49. 199
    Beckie Potterfield says:

    Beckie Potterfield – Florence, SC

    “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

  50. 200
    Marsha Pilcher says:

    Marsha from Carmel In
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (‭Hebrews‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬ ESV)

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