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. 3851
    theresa bradford says:

    Theresa Bradford
    Pace Florida

    Psalm 112:7
    She does not fear bad news; she confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.

  2. 3852
    Annette says:

    Annette, Columbus, OH

    He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. John 1:8 (ESV)

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    Gwen Waxhaw NC says:

    What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
    And these things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 1John 1:3-4

  4. 3854
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Prosper, TX

    Have mercy on me, O God,
    According to your steadfast love;
    According to your abundant mercy
    Blot out my transgressions.

    Psalm 51:1. (ESV)

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    Kelly Womack says:

    Kelly Fort Smith,AR
    Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” NIV

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    Darlene Johnson says:

    1 Peter 5:6 ESV

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you.

  7. 3857
    Genesis Eakes says:

    Genesis Eakes – San Antonio, Tx
    “Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them. (‭Hosea‬ ‭14‬:‭9‬ NASB)”

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    Leslie says:

    Leslie – Effingham, IL

    “For this reason, I kneel before the Father.”

    Ephesians 3:14 (NIV)

  9. 3859
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Lebanon, TN
    Blessed is the man who preservers under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the Crown of Life that God has promised to those who love him.
    James 1:12 NIV

  10. 3860
    Sherry Spencer says:

    Momence, IL
    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

  11. 3861
    Rebecca Jordan says:

    Rebecca Jordan, Winston-Salem, NC

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV

  12. 3862
    Pat W says:

    PatWilfong, GreenBankWV,

    (7) Cast all your Anxiety on him,
    because he cares for you.

    First Peter 5.7, NRSV.

  13. 3863
    Susan Stevens says:

    Pray Continually 1 Thess. 5:17 NIV

  14. 3864
    Karen says:

    This verse is late because I was posting on the wrong site.
    May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in Your site O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 49:14
    Karen—-Ocean Springs

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    Janice Pippen says:

    Janice Pippen, Valdosta, GA.

    Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? (KJV)

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    Pammela Wynn says:

    Pamm W. from Albuquerque, NM
    Where you go I will go,
    And where you stay I will stay.
    Your people will be my people and your God my God.
    Ruth 1:16 (NIV)

  17. 3867
    Debra Thomas says:

    Debra Thomas, Macon GA I am coming in oh, so late on this writing. But here it is:
    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
    from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. Eph. 3:14-15 ESV

  18. 3868
    Caroline Baze says:

    Broken Arrow, OK
    “For I am The Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do Not Fear, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

  19. 3869
    Jeanne Leaman says:

    Clifton, VA Galations 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” NIV

  20. 3870
    Kerrah Fabacher says:

    “…For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” Philippians 4:11-12

  21. 3871
    Catherine S says:

    Catherine S. ~ Grants Pass, OR
    “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love.” John 15: 9-10 (NIV)

  22. 3872
    Belen Gaeta says:

    It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

    1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)

  23. 3873
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Oceanside, “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14 NKJV

  24. 3874
    Kim says:

    Kim H., McKinney, TX

    Deuteronomy 30:6 (NIV)
    The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

  25. 3875
    Alexia Gossett says:

    Alexia- Champaign, IL

    “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.”

    Psalm 42:1 NIV

  26. 3876
    Ruth Larkin says:

    Psalm 27:3-4 (NIV) — Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in his temple.

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    Miranda says:

    Loganville, GA

    Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways:”

    Haggai 1:5 HCSB

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    Karen Davidson says:

    Franklin TN

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
    Matthew 5:5 ESV

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    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sturgis, MI

    He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

    Psalm 91:4 (NLT)

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    Tammy Heston says:

    Tammy, Monroe, IA Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22. NIV

  31. 3881
    Peggy Hale says:

    Peggy Hale
    Mauriceville, Texas

    Continuing with Psalm 103:10 (LASB)

    10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.

  32. 3882
    Angela says:

    Angela, Winston-Salem, NC

    5.Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:6.Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,7.but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
    Philippians 2: 5-7 (NIV)

  33. 3883
    Christy Hamrick says:

    Christy Hamrick- Shelby, NC- “Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.” Psalms 138: 6-7, NIV

  34. 3884
    Lora says:

    Lora Leftwich, Indian Land, SC Ephesians 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

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    Barb says:

    Barb, Urbandale, IA

    For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5 NASB

  36. 3886
    Misha McGill says:

    Misha McGill, Arroyo Grande

    John 15:5 NIV

    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.

    Sorry this is so late!

  37. 3887
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Mitchell
    Edmonds Wa

    Matthew 5:7

    Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.

  38. 3888
    Elizabeth Eppright says:

    This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

    John 17:3 NASB

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    Margaret from Florida says:

    Psalm 139:23 NIV
    Search me O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts.

  40. 3890

    …so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, …Eph 3:17 ESV

  41. 3891
    Frederika E Myles says:

    Frederika Myles, St. Petersburg, Florida, James 4:7
    Submit yourselves,then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

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    Candice Rogers says:

    Candice from Wallingford, PA

    “may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth”

    Ephesians 3:18 ESV

  43. 3893
    Caron Ervin says:

    Caron Duncanville, TX

    2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT

    We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.

  44. 3894
    Molly P. says:

    Molly P., Portland, “Search me, oh God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23 NIV

  45. 3895
    Katie Cole says:

    Katie, Karuizawa Japan

    Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider what great things He has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 NASB

  46. 3896
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Holbrook, NY
    Philippians 4:8 NIV

    Finally, brothers 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.

  47. 3897
    Mary says:

    Chandler, OK

    He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.

    Isaiah 40:29 NASB

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    Laurie Anthony says:

    Laurie – Albany, Ga.
    AND I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:27 NIV

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    Suzy Zumbro says:

    Suzy, Anchorage, AK

    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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)

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    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Houston, TX: “…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” Ephesians 3:17a (NIV)

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