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.


4,231 Responses to “Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 8!”

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  1. 3201
    April Butcher says:

    April Boone, NC

    Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
    Matthew 20:28 NIV

  2. 3202
    Heather Cox says:

    Heather, Easley, SC: “The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.” (Psalm 103:6-7 NLT)

  3. 3203
    Jill Sanders says:

    Jill Sanders, Leachville, AR

    “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”
    ~Ephesians 3:16

  4. 3204
    Mary says:

    Ephesians 3:17 (NIV)
    “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,”

  5. 3205
    Yael Hernandez says:

    Yael Hernandez, New York, NY

    Ephesians 3:16

    that he would grant you, according to the riches of His glory,to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner man.

    Thank you Jesus!

  6. 3206
    Karen says:

    Karen, Lynnwood, Wa

    “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 ( NASB)

  7. 3207
    Pam Jackson says:

    Pam Jackson, Blue Springs, MO “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love” Ephesians 3:17 ESV

  8. 3208
    LouAnne Hettinger says:

    LouAnne, Evans, CO
    Luke 19:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

    “‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.

  9. 3209
    Marcy Woodcock says:

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Prov. 4:23 NIV

  10. 3210
    Helen Magana says:

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.– Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

  11. 3211
    Angie says:

    Angie Shockney Lafayette, IN
    Philippians 1:11 NIV
    Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

  12. 3212
    Rosalye says:


    He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
    Col. 1:17

  13. 3213
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    Love the LORD your God,
    walk in all His ways,
    obey His commands,
    be faithful to Him,
    and serve Him with all
    your heart and all your soul.

    Joshua 22:5b (NLT)

  14. 3214
    Brianna says:

    Brianna from Jonesboro, AR

    “Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

    Hebrews 10:23 HCSB

  15. 3215
    deb says:

    MAtthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of The Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything i have commanded you. ANd surely i am with you always even until end of age

  16. 3216
    Lynn Watson says:


    I love your verse and love your comments. That will be one of mine in the future! Since you posted this scripture I have been waking up with an awareness that He is singing over me. Oh! How I love Him!

  17. 3217
    Katera McMillan says:

    Katera McMillan, Kentwood, LA

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. James 1:13,14 ESV

  18. 3218
    Miriam says:

    Miriam, Nottingham UK
    For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10 (ESV)

  19. 3219
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 NRSV

  20. 3220
    Dawn Edgell says:

    “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV

  21. 3221
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Junction City, AR.
    “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations. You established the earth and it abides.” Psalm 119:89-90 NKJ

  22. 3222
    Andrea*B says:

    Jefferson City, MO
    Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭7‬:‭9‬ ESV)

  23. 3223
    Katelyn Kraft says:

    Katelyn Kraft, Columbus, OH

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 NIV

  24. 3224
    Mary Wood says:

    Mary Wood, Fort Worth, TX

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  25. 3225
    Michelle Bruss says:

    Michelle B. McComb, MS
    Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NIV)

  26. 3226
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca Moore Lake Mary, Fl
    Psalm 121:1 NIV
    I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?

  27. 3227
    Angela says:

    Angela-Tempe AZ
    Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

  28. 3228
    Pat says:

    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
    2Thessalonians 3:16

    Crawfordsville, IN

  29. 3229
    Susan Brown says:

    For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

    Psalm 91:3

  30. 3230
    Rebecca Austin says:

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Let not your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
    John 14:27. NIV
    Rebecca Helena, AL

  31. 3231
    Anita Der Kevorkian says:

    But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies. Do god to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

    Luke 6:27-28 NLT

  32. 3232

    Don’t worry about anything, instead; pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT

  33. 3233
    Siabhon N. Richards says:

    Siabhon N. Richards, Phenix City, AL

    “may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ”
    Ephesians 3:18

  34. 3234
    Shelley Meyer says:

    Shelley Meyer, Katy, TX

    “The LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

    Numbers 6:26 (ESV)

  35. 3235

    Carolyn Deevers, Dardenne Prairie, MO
    Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV)
    Do not judge (MAKE YOUR OWN OPINIONS ABOUT), or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

  36. 3236
    Karen says:

    Karen – Nesbit, MS
    Ephesians 3:17 (ESV)

    so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

  37. 3237
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H, Bloomington, Indiana

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – but not from yourselves, it is a gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 NIV

  38. 3238
    Lori says:

    This verse is precious to me as I was used for my Daddy’s funeral two weeks ago. He lived a life for the Lord and his works will certainly follow him. He left a wonderful legacy for our family and friends. What a blessing ❤️

    Revelation 14:13
    And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

  39. 3239
    Marie says:

    Marie, Kinard, FL
    The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you;
    He will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
    Deuteronomy 31:8

  40. 3240
    Carol White says:

    Carol White, Vian, Oklahoma

    but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.

    Isaiah 40:31 KJV

  41. 3241
    Marie P says:

    Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV) Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.

  42. 3242
    Samantha P says:

    Texarkana, AR
    Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ NIV)

  43. 3243
    Chris Blair says:

    For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
    Though he brings grief, he will show compassion
    So great is his unfailing love.

    Lamentations 3:31-32 NIV

  44. 3244
    Marcy says:

    Marcy T. Euless, TX
    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
    James 1:15

  45. 3245
    Robin says:

    Robin. Knoxville TN

    The Lord your God is with you
    The mighty warrior who saves.
    In His love He will no longer rebuke you,
    But will rejoice over you with singing.

  46. 3246
    Robyn Myers says:

    Robyn, San Antonio

    “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

    Psalms 27:13 NASB

  47. 3247
    Gwyn Tidwell says:

    Gwyn of Haslet
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on in love and good deeds.
    Hebrews 10:24 (NIV84)

  48. 3248
    Joan Anderson says:

    Joan Anderson, Dousman, WI
    Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds…

    Deuteronomy 11:18 NIV

  49. 3249
    Mickie Gibbs says:

    Mickie, Arab, AL

    You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:3-4, NIV

  50. 3250
    Charlene says:

    Charlene Sarver, Cookeville, TN
     that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:16 (ESV)

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