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. 3751
    Sally Heilinger says:

    Sally Heilinger, Port Orchard, WA
    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
    Acts 1:8 NIV

  2. 3752
    Rita says:

    Rita, Lexington, South Carolina
    1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭1-2‬ ESV)

  3. 3753
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Bristow, VA . . . chosen and appointed for a purpose

    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

  4. 3754
    Liz From Austin says:

    Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
    Psalm 33:1 NIV

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    Emily Meador says:

    Abilene, Texas
    God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at the break of day.
    Psalm 46:5 NIV

  6. 3756
    Debbie Lane says:

    Debbie Lane, Cypress, Texas

    Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.

  7. 3757
    Julie says:

    Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. Col. 3:15 NCV

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    Patty Vandaveer says:

    Patty Vandaveer; Lake Jackson, TX.
    “I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth” Psalm 121:1-2 HCSB

  9. 3759
    Wendy Bashor says:

    Wendy Bashor, Lone Butte, BC – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

  10. 3760
    Janet Schmoll says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
    and one who waters will himself be watered.
    Proverbs 11:25

  11. 3761
    J says:

    Houston, TX

    “And Moses said, ‘This is the thing that the Lord commanded you to do, that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.'” Lev. 9:6, ESV

  12. 3762
    Jordan Woodall, from Columbia MO says:

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Romans 12:2 ESV

  13. 3763
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori Anthony, Pine River MN

    “But He answered, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”‘” Matthew 4:4 ESV

  14. 3764
    Amy says:

    “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”

    Philippians 2:13, NLT

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      carolyn says:

      This is one of the most important verses to me and has been to since I was a teen! Powerful! Blessings on you from an Idaho same “Sista.”

  15. 3765
    Angelina Eger says:

    Angelina Eger, Capistrano Beach, CA

    Psalm 46:10 NIV

    “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted
    in the Earth.”

  16. 3766
    Raquel Davis says:

    Raquel Davis- Monticello, Ms

    “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:1-4 KJV

  17. 3767
    Brenda Cousino says:

    Brenda Cousino, Frisco, Texas
    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)

  18. 3768
    Candy Seale says:

    And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, “What God has cleansed, that you call not common” Acts 10:15 KJV

  19. 3769
    Lisa Jones says:

    Lisa Jones, St. Louis, Mo.

    “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
    Philippians 4:13

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    Rissa Larson says:

    Rissa Larson, Clarksvlle Tennessee
    “In every situation, by prayer and petition,withThanksgivng,presemt your request to God”
    Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

  21. 3771
    Robyn Wong says:

    Robyn Wong, Roswell , GA
    For of His fullness you have received and grace upon grace.
    John 1:16 NIV

  22. 3772
    Cindy Russell says:

    Cindy Russell , Union City,TN

    Hebrews 11:1 KJV
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  23. 3773
    Kristin Liddell says:

    Kristin Liddell, Shakopee, MN:

    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  24. 3774
    Barbara says:

    Barbara – Atlanta, GA

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but, against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of Evil in the heavenly realms.

    Ephesians 6:10-12

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    Bobbi Mooney says:

    Bobbi, Houston, TX Deut 33:27

    he eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
    He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’

  26. 3776
    Cindy Rader says:

    Sulphur, LA

    James 1:10 (HCSB)

    but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

  27. 3777
    Sheri says:

    Georgetown, TX
    Philippians 2:14 NASB
    Do all things without grumbling or disputing

  28. 3778
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, White House,TN
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
    for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news
    to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the broken-hearted
    and to proclaim that captives will be released
    and prisoners will be freed.

  29. 3779
    Marilyn N-S :-) says:

    *Southeastern Michigan*

    “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

    Philippians 4:11 NIV

  30. 3780
    Rebecca says:

    Ft Wayne, IN “I rise before dawn & cry for help; I wait for Your words.” Psalm 119:147 (NASB)

  31. 3781
    pam hunter says:

    Asheville NC Pam Hunter even to your old age I am He, and to your gray hairs I will carry you. I have made you and I will bear; I will carry and save. Isaiah 46:4 (ESV)

  32. 3782
    Shelly says:

    Col 4:8
    I am sending Him to you for the purpose that you may know about our circumstance and that he may encourage your hearts.

  33. 3783
    Kristina Foster says:

    Kristi, Gardner, KS (soon to be California–pray for me)
    I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16 (NLT)

  34. 3784
    Jeannie Keller says:

    Jeannie K., Hanahan, SC

    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. (‭Psalm‬ ‭105‬:‭4‬ NIV)

  35. 3785
    Aimee Adams says:

    Aimee – Highland, IN – Psalm 1:3 NIV
    “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither – whatever they do prospers.”

  36. 3786
    Kathy Acton says:

    Kathy, Birmingham, AL
    From whom “every family” in Heaven and on earth is named.
    Ephesians 3:15 ESV

  37. 3787
    Gwen McVey says:

    Gwen McVey, Longview, TX  “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” – James2:26 ESV

  38. 3788
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny Burke, Cincinnati, OH. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  39. 3789
    Debbie says:

    Sherwood, OR – Debbie: The word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. John 1:4

  40. 3790
    Lynda says:

    Lynda, Dallas, Texas
    “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love,”
    Ephesians 3:17. ESV

  41. 3791
    Cathy R says:

    (I posted on the 22nd but don’t see it)
    Cathy in Orofino, Id
    GOD saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of HIS mercy. HE saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
    Titus 3:5 NIV

    • 3791.1
      Cathy says:

      Well, went back later and found a whole page that seemed to be missing. Sorry I posted twice! #3679

  42. 3792
    Dawn says:

    Dawn Boston, MA

    2 CH 20:15 (NIV)

    Do not be afraid or discouraged….
    For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

  43. 3793
    Megan Flora says:

    Megan Flora, Oak Ridge, TN.
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 NIV

  44. 3794
    Jennifer Chatman says:

    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
    Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
    Jennifer Chatman
    Jonesborough, TN

  45. 3795
    Dana says:

    I will praise God’s name in song and will glorify him with thanksgiving.

    Psalm 69:30

    Boerne, TX

  46. 3796
    Laura Berg says:

    Laura Berg in Carlsbad, CA

    “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. ”

    Proverbs 16:9. NIV

  47. 3797
    Zoey says:

    By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4

  48. 3798
    Angie Nichols, Rowlett says:

    John 15:9
    As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

  49. 3799
    Mary from Birmingham, AL says:

    “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

  50. 3800
    Karen Williams says:

    “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NIV84

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