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. 3451
    Aretha Gearhart says:

    Aretha Gearhart, Council Bluffs, IA. Ephesians 1:21 KJV. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come

  2. 3452
    Gail says:

    Gail-Tyler, TX
    For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
    For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
    Mark 8:35-36 NKJV

  3. 3453
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen Orange, TX

    “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
    Romans 5:5 NKJV

  4. 3454
    Cynthia W Mixon says:

    James 1 : 2-4 NKJV
    My brethren count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
    But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

  5. 3455
    Onda Jenks says:

    Onda Jenks, Morgantown, WV-Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Heb. 11:1-ESV)

  6. 3456
    Riche says:

    Riche – Fayetteville, NC
    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NIV

  7. 3457
    Carla Bachand says:

    Carla, Pierre, SD
    and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19 NIV

  8. 3458
    Alana McCullough says:

    Alana McCullough, Lorton VA. “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

  9. 3459
    Jennifer Miller says:

    Jennifer Miller, Greensburg, LA

    Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 1 Timothy 6:18

    • 3459.1
      Heather Miller says:

      Heather Miller, Greensburg, LA
      Now there are many other things that Jesus did, Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21: 25 (ESV)

  10. 3460
    Jamie Rindt says:

    jamie, Crossett, AR
    “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
    Matthew 11:28 NKJV

  11. 3461
    Maddy C says:

    Maddy C, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Ephesians 3:17 NIV

  12. 3462
    Susan Thomson says:

    Susan Thomson, Crockett, TX

    “The LORD is my Shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1 NIV

  13. 3463
    Jodi Barnes says:

    Jodi, Sundown TX, What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God: as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. 2Corinthians 6:16 ESV

  14. 3464
    Trish Frezzette says:

    Trish NH

    Eph 3:17 ESV

    so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you being rooted and rounded in love

  15. 3465
    Darlyn Knapp says:

    Darlyn Knapp – Singer,LA – “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

  16. 3466
    Leslyn says:

    Leslyn, Houston, TX

    “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

    Nehemiah 8:10b NIV

  17. 3467
    Jeanne Messer says:

    Jeanne Warner Robins, Georgia
    Isaiah 40:28 NIV

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

  18. 3468
    Michelle Bredine says:

    Michelle, Denver, CO – A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check. Proverbs 29:11 HCSB

  19. 3469
    Kelsey Baker says:

    Kelsey Baker, Milledgeville, GA

    “I know you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”

    Job 42:2, NIV

  20. 3470
    Brenda Kabel says:

    Psalm 16:6
    The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surly I have a delightful inheritance.

  21. 3471
    Chrystal Kennedy says:

    Chrystal – Coachella, CA – “You did not choose me, but I chose you” John 15:16

  22. 3472
    Anne Klinedinst says:

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

    Micah 6:8

  23. 3473
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

    However, as it is written:
    What no eye has seen,
    What no ear has heard,
    And what no human mind has conceived
    The things God has prepared for those who love him.

  24. 3474
    Carol Rea says:

    Carol Rea Midland, Texas

    I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
    Psalm 63:8

  25. 3475
    Linda Mayes says:

    Greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world. I John 4:4 (NIV)

  26. 3476
    Sandy Hartley says:

    Sandy Hartley, Clatskanie OR
    Proverbs 31:10-12 (KJV)
    Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

  27. 3477
    Vickie Heerema says:

    Vickie Heerema, Pella, Iowa
    A man’s wisdom gives him patience;it is his glory to overlook an offense Proverbs 19:11(NIV)

  28. 3478
    kim says:

    Kim from Minot, ND NIV Ephesians 4:29-30 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption!”

  29. 3479
    Leigh Weisinger says:

    Leigh, Woodway, Texas

    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)

  30. 3480
    Sheri says:

    Sheri, Black Diamond WA “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 ESV

    I am late leaving my post, as I have decided to continue my three verses from the first of April. I bit off more than I could chew!

  31. 3481

    Tiffany Hunsberger
    Osceola, IN
    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy & find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 ESV

  32. 3482
    Paula Rambo says:

    Paula Rambo
    Rowlett, Tax

    Is not My word like a fire? Says the Lord. And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
    Jeremiah 23:29

  33. 3483
    Shannon Quesenberry says:

    James 1:21-22 “So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” NLT

  34. 3484
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki Bolton, Lubbock, TX

    For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily
    in Christ, and you have been filled by Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

    Col. 2: 9-10 HCSB

  35. 3485
    Kristin Smoot says:

    Kristin Smoot – Wahiawa, HI

    Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

  36. 3486
    Jami says:

    Jami Carey, Fishers, IN

    You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem; Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.
    II Chronicles 20:17 NIV

  37. 3487
    Charity says:

    Charity, Cohutta, GA “Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips”. Psalm 141:3 NLT

  38. 3488
    Lauren Gross says:

    Alexandria, La

    Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?

    Isaiah 58:6 NKJV

  39. 3489
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa, Eugene, OR. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 NAS

  40. 3490
    Pam Lessley (Missouri) says:

    Proverbs 3:13 & 14 (ESV)

    Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

  41. 3491
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Cary, NC
    Zephaniah 3:17. 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.

  42. 3492
    Cindy says:

    Cindy in Raleigh NC
    “I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings, all the things God has done that need praising, all the generous bounties of God, his great goodness to the family of Israel – compassion lavished, love extravagant.”
    Isaiah 63:7 The Msg

  43. 3493
    Kimberly from Fultondale, AL says:

    You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day
    Psalm 91:5 (NKJV)

  44. 3494
    Sharon says:

    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  45. 3495
    Melissa Evans says:

    Melissa Evans, Lexington,KY
    “But The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one”. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

  46. 3496
    Jordan Woodall, from Columbia MO says:

    Abide in my love. These things I have spoken to you. That my joy may be in you and that your joy may be full.

    John 15:11 ESV

  47. 3497
    Lauren Maas says:

    Lauren in Sugar Land, TX
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” -Isaiah 55:8 (NASB)

  48. 3498
    Melonie, Denver says:

    For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. I Cor 13:12

    Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because, God your God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down. He won’t leave you. Duet. 31:6 msg

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    Sherilyn says:

    Sherilyn, Warsaw, IN

    Command and teach these things.
    I Timothy 4:11 NIV
    (in the sequence of memorizing I Timothy 4: 6 – 16)

  50. 3500
    Amanda Grant says:

    Amanda Grant, Calgary, AB, CAN:

    Yet I still belong to you;
    you hold my right hand.
    You guide me with your counsel,
    leading me to a glorious destiny.
    Psalm 73:23-24 NLT

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