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. 351
    Debby from Akron, OH says:

    “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 NIV84

  2. 352
    Kristi says:

    Kristi Bracelin, West Des Moines, IA
    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬ NIV

  3. 353
    Jody Emmons says:

    Proverbs 3:12 (NKJV)
    For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

  4. 354
    Lois Wheeler says:

    Lois Wheeler Des Plaines, IL
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

    “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.”

  5. 355
    Tricia G says:

    Fredericksburg, VA

    Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Matthew 6:34

  6. 356
    Sabrina 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)

  7. 357
    Amanda Jones says:

    Amanda Jones, Austin, Tx: Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2 NIV

  8. 358
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins, Las Vegas, NV. “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ NKJV)

  9. 359
    Scarlett N. says:

    Scarlett N. – Savannah, GA

    This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (‭Psalm‬ ‭118‬:‭24‬ ESV)

  10. 360
    karen karker says:

    Karen New Holland,PA

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

    Romans 15:13

  11. 361
    Diane Seltzer says:

    Diane from Chesapeake, VA

    Psalm 34:5 (NLT)

    “Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
    no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”

  12. 362
    Holly Cox says:

    Holly Cox,, Greenwood, SC
    “‘Right now I am storm-tossed. And what am I going to say? Father, get me out of this? No, this is why I came in the first place. I’ll say, Father, put your glory on display.’,
    John 12:27 (MSG)

  13. 363
    KariB says:

    Kari Blackmore, Nyssa OR
    or this reason I bow my knees to the Father
    Ehpesians 3:14 NASB

  14. 364
    Dawn says:

    Dawn Mt. Olive, NC
    James 1:4 NIV
    “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

  15. 365
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it. Colossians 4:17 Translation unknown but thanks to Rebecca Scott for the verse 🙂

  16. 366
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa, Johnson City, TN

    Psalms 46:10 ESV
    Be still and know that I am God.

  17. 367
    cara shiu says:

    Cara, Houston, Texas

    “You keep your loving promise and lead the people you have saved. With your strength, you will guide them to your holy place.”

    Exodus 15:13 NCV

  18. 368
    Melanie Shenning says:

    Melanie Shenning, Valrico FL
    Matthew 10:27 HCSB
    What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops.

  19. 369
    Jacqueline M says:

    Jacqueline M, Lancaster Co PA

    Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

    “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 devils schemes.”

  20. 370
    Karen, Lincoln, NE says:

    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways…

    Psalm 91:11 NIV

  21. 371
    Frances Poage says:

    Search for the Lord and his strength; continually seek Him.
    1 Chronicles 16:11 NLT

  22. 372
    Christy says:

    Christy, Granger, IN “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.” Lam. 3:21-22 (NIV)

  23. 373
    Karen Veillon says:

    Karen, Cypress, TX

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

    Proverbs 31:30 NIV

  24. 374
    Paula says:

    Paula, Maine
    “For in Him you have been enriched in every way- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge.”
    1 Corinthians 1:5 NIV

  25. 375
    Katherine says:

    Katherine Marquis, Ontario, Canada
    The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
    The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
    Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NKJV)

  26. 376
    Julie moss, Hermann, MO says:

    As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭12‬:‭23‬ NIV)

  27. 377
    Deborah Harney says:

    Deborah Harney, Columbia City, IN
    “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  28. 378
    Alice Hinckley says:

    Alice Hinckley, Dallas, TX: Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in Thanksgiving to God.

    2 Corinthians 9:10-11 NIV

  29. 379
    Helena Fulmer says:

    Helena from Paradise, PA —

    “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the
    Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with
    ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is
    the Spirit.” ~~ II Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

  30. 380
    Patty Collard says:

    Now the fruit of Righteousness is sown in peace
    by those who make Peace.
    James 3:18(NKJV)

  31. 381
    Abbey Le Roy says:

    Abbey Le Roy, Bluefield, West Virginia. “From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4 (ESV)

  32. 382
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni from Gulfport,MS. Psalm 130:5 TLB (4/15/15)
    “I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised”

  33. 383
    Angela Pisel says:

    Angela Pisel, Hickory NC

    “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. (‭Job‬ ‭6‬:‭24‬ NIV)

  34. 384
    Sandra M. Arnold says:

    Sandra M. Arnold, Paris, Tennessee

    “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.” Proverbs 22:7 (NASB)

  35. 385
    Abby says:

    Abby Smith in Troy, OH
    “strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience.” ~Colossians 1:11 (NASB)

  36. 386
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
    “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.” Hab 3:19 (NIV)

  37. 387
    Sue says:

    Sue Groveport, OH
    Psalm 37:14-15 NIV

    The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

  38. 388
    kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin, Tx. Is 31:5 NIV Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem (my sons and me) he will shield us and deliver us, he will pass over us and will rescue us.

  39. 389
    Lenora Grayson says:

    Lenora Grayson, Nixa, MO
    “fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” (Romans‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬ ESV)

  40. 390
    Joyce Partridge says:

    JOYce Partridge
    Leola, AR

    Romans 12:11 NIV
    Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord

  41. 391
    Arla says:

    Benton, AR

    Taking the armor of God piece at a time…

    Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness
    Ephesians 6:13-14

  42. 392
    Toni Schumacher says:

    Toni Schumacher Amarillo TX

    Zephaniah 3:17New International Version (NIV)
    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.”

  43. 393
    KimDotJoy says:

    Kim Joyner, Poplar Bluff, MO. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8 (NASB)

  44. 394
    Sandra Ruder says:

    Sandra Ruder, Hillsboro, KS

    John 15:2, NIV

    He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

  45. 395
    Gina Campbell says:

    Gina Campbell, Katy, TX.
    for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭14‬ NLT

  46. 396
    Jen Pond says:

    Jen Pond, Iron River, MI

    Joshua 1:8-9 NLT
    Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is My command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  47. 397
    Becky Roth says:

    Becky, Choctaw, OK
    “I AM the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 ESV

  48. 398
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL: “The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.” Psalm 147:11 (NIV)

  49. 399
    Annette Baal says:

    Annette Baal, Stouffville ON Canada

    Jude 8
    Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.

  50. 400
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Wichita, KS

    [Love] always looks for the best
    Never looks back
    But keeps going to the end.
    Love never dies.

    1 Corinthians 13:7b-8a The Message

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