Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 8!

Diane 2


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. 3901
    Michele Zamora says:

    Michele Zamora-Lubbock, TX

    2 Corinthians 12:9
    “But he said to me, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
    Therefore will I boast all the more gladly about my weakness,
    so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  2. 3902
    Beth E says:

    Love your neighbor as yourself. Gal. 5:14

  3. 3903
    Dawn Pierce says:

    Dawn, Warren MI
    Ephesians 4:23 ESV

    and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

  4. 3904
    Joanne Corley says:

    Joanne Corley, Colleyville, TX

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 NIV

  5. 3905
    Ruth Moore says:

    Ruth Moore. Winston Salem,NC
    It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the Kings anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. NLT

  6. 3906
    Juley Metcalf says:

    Juley Metcalf ~ Spicewood, Texas:

    “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”

    I Peter 1:23 KJV

    Beth/Melissa, is “being” a P.A.P. (present active participle)?

  7. 3907
    Leslie Dorrough says:

    Leslie from Longview,Texas
    Colossians 1:12
    And giving joyful thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light NIV

  8. 3908
    Hannah Marks says:

    Hannah Marks, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord,
    Teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 ESV

  9. 3909
    Sue Goldberg says:

    Rockford, IL Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  10. 3910
    Deb Mountsier says:

    Deb Mountsier
    Mason, Ohio
    1John 4:4
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

  11. 3911
    Nancy Garronger says:

    Nancy Redkey
    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13. NIV

  12. 3912
    Karen Benson says:

    Karen, New Prague, MN
    “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
    2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

  13. 3913
    MaLori Melugin says:

    MaLori, FTW, TX: “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭17‬:‭28‬ KJV)

  14. 3914
    Katie Burke says:

    Katie Burke, Tampa, FL

    Galatians 5:16

    So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.

  15. 3915
    Carla Seeley says:

    Carla Seeley, Georgetown, TX
    Deuteronomy 13:1
    If a person or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder

  16. 3916
    Pat Shke says:

    Pat Shake, Danville, IL Psalm 19:1-3 NIV

    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
    Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
    There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
    Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

  17. 3917
    Dede says:

    Dede Mitchell Jacksonville Fl

    Ps 23 (NKJV)

    The Lord is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
    2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside the still waters.
    3 He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.
    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil;
    For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    My cup runs over.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    All the days of my life;
    And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

  18. 3918
    Pam Bryant says:

    Pam – Kountze, Tx
    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
    Psalm 58:3 NKJV

  19. 3919
    Ellainn White says:

    Ellainn White, Titusville, Florida
    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Romans 5:1 HCSB

  20. 3920
    Sandy LaMantia says:

    Because of the Lords great love we are not consumed, for his compassionate never fail they are new every morning; great is faithfulness. I say to myself, ” The Lord is my portion”; therefore I will wait for him. the Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the ones who seeks him; It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

    Lamentations 3:22-26

  21. 3921
    Caryn Clark says:

    Caryn Bedford, Tx

    “And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.” 1 John 5:14 NLT

  22. 3922
    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, MO

    Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

    Colossians 3:13 TLB

  23. 3923
    Janet S. says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Revelation 5:8 (NASB)
    When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each of them holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

    And in French:
    Apocalypse 5:8 (SG21)
    Quand il eut pris le livre, les quatre etres vivants et les vingt-quatre anciens se prosternerent devant l’agneau. Chacun tenait une harpe et des coupes d’or remplies de parfums, qui sont les prieres des saints.

  24. 3924
    Doris Brown says:

    Roanoke Rapids, NC Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear HIm on them that hope in His mercy. Psalm 33:18 (KJV)

  25. 3925
    Angie W. says:

    Angie W., Federal Way, WA and Ennis, MT

    Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you. Joshua 3:5 ESV

  26. 3926
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston. The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25 ESV

  27. 3927
    Donalee Cushman says:

    Houston, TX

    “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
    Isaiah 5:20 NIV

  28. 3928
    Jodee Walker says:

    Jodee Walker, Mountain View, WY “Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude.” 1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

  29. 3929
    RaeLeen Bustin says:

    RaeLeen, Bloomington, Indiana:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

    I Cor. 13:4 (NIV).

  30. 3930
    Patti Yother says:

    Patti from birmingham

    “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

    Ephesians 4:29

  31. 3931
    Rae Ritchie says:

    Rae from Lafayette, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,” Phil 4:6 NKJV

  32. 3932
    Marie Skipper says:

    Marie Skipper, Granger, Tx. ( a little late, this is verse 8- for 4/15)

    Proverbs 30:5
    “Every word of God is true; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”

  33. 3933
    Marie Skipper says:

    Marie Skipper Granger, Tx Verse 9-

    Proverbs 30:6

    “Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” NKJ

  34. 3934
    Tiffany Jones says:

    Tiffany Jones,Valparaiso,IN

    Encourage those who are afraid. Tell them, “Be strong, fear not, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”

    Isaiah 35:4 (TLB)

  35. 3935
    Gwyn Tidwell says:

    Gwyn of Haslet,Tx
    Let us draw near to God, with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our no bodies washed with pure water.
    Hebrews 10:22 (NIV84)

  36. 3936
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna Diaz, Reston, Virginia: “And now we look back on all this and thank God, an artesian well of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn’t pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God’s true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!” 1 Thessalonians 2.13, The Message

  37. 3937
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne, St. Petersburg, Florida
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” – Colossians 3:12 NIV

  38. 3938
    Christy Lemmons says:

    Christy, Jonesboro, AR

    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV
    Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.

  39. 3939
    Molly says:

    Molly Legg. Gainesville, GA
    “Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 NASB

  40. 3940
    Julie Wagner says:

    Julie Wagner, Nederland,TX
    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”
    1Corinthians 16: 13-14

  41. 3941

    Erin in Euless, TX

    Galatians 6:4 (MSG)
    “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others.”

  42. 3942
    Charlene says:

    […and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband]…and [b]that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly].
    Ephesians 5:33b (AMP)

  43. 3943
    Beth Cook says:

    Beth C., Huntsville, AL

    In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
    Psalm 16:11. ESV

  44. 3944
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita Quinlan – Alva, Florida

    “The Lord gives His people strength, the Lord blesses them with peace.”

    Psalm 29:11 – NLT

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    Bethany Stephens says:

    Bethany Stephens, Garland, TX

    “Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in Heaven but you? And Earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps 73:23-25 NIV

  46. 3946
    karen says:

    He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water., which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.
    Ps 1:3

  47. 3947
    Lacey says:

    Lacey Thames, Kirbyville, Texas

    This is what the ancients were commended for. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭2‬ NIV)

    (I’m working on the whole chapter, not just this verse in isolation.)

  48. 3948
    Gail Hinshaw says:

    Gail Hinshaw, Summerville, OR

    For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding

    Proverbs 2:6 ESV

  49. 3949
    Christy Lemmons says:

    Oops. I put one in twice. This should be my May 1 -or 4th;-)

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

  50. 3950
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, Houston tx

    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (nkjv)

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