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. 4051
    Andrea says:

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  2. 4052
    Jeanne Leaman says:

    Clifton, VA “Do not conform any longer 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)

  3. 4053
    Faylee says:

    Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit gad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Matthew 12:33 New King James

  4. 4054
    Elayne Lane says:

    Isaiah 43:13 NIV. Yes, and from ancient days I am He. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?

    Isaiah 46:4 NIV. I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

  5. 4055
    Tami says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) NIV

  6. 4056
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Warren MI
    Isa.58:8.ESV Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

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    Rona Howard says:

    Rona Howard, Fort Worth, TX
    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

  8. 4058
    Cece Bell says:

    Cece, Gilbert, AZ
    The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
    Psalm 103:8-14 (combo of ESV, NIV, and NASB translations)

  9. 4059
    Krystn Marmion says:

    Krystn from huntington Beach, Ca

    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “Therefore I williams hope in him.”

    Lamentations 3:24 ESV

  10. 4060
    Hilary says:

    Orlando, FL

    1 John 4:8

    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

  11. 4061
    Sharon Krall says:

    Sharon, Lititz PA

    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

  12. 4062
    Stephanie Reynolds says:

    Stephanie, Austin, I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

    Ephesians 3:16 NLT

  13. 4063

    Joan, La Vernia, Texas:
    When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan you shall stand still in the Jordan Joshua 3:9 ESV

  14. 4064
    deb says:

    ISAIAH 46:4 I am He. I AM HE who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I WILL sustain you and rescue you

  15. 4065
    Telena Haneline says:

    Telena Haneline, Maryville, TN. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25 NKJV

  16. 4066
    Brianna says:

    let U.S. Hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

    Hebrews 10:23 HCSB

  17. 4067
    Tammy AUse says:

    Psalm 100:4
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

  18. 4068
    Melinda Odell says:

    Melinda Rowlett, tx
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭29‬ ESV)

  19. 4069
    Teresa says:

    PS 62:5-6 NIV Find rest O my soul in God alone: my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

  20. 4070

    Zara — Seoul, South Korea

    “Oh magnify the Lord with me, Let us exalt His name together!”
    Psalm 34:3

  21. 4071
    Sarah Marcellino says:

    Sarah M., Laurel, MS
    “If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
    Isaiah 48:18 (NIV)

  22. 4072
    Cara says:

    Umatilla, FL
    Psalm 139:8
    If I go up to the heavens, you are there,
    if I make my bed in the depths you are there.

  23. 4073
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Deare, Lafayette LA
    Psalm 126:5 ESV
    Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

  24. 4074
    Jackie Houser says:

    Jackie Houser, Pikeville, NC: For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; Psalm 103:11 NIV. I am memorizing Psalm 103 through 2015 and loving it!

  25. 4075
    Donna Miller OR says:

    Ps.25:4-5 KJV

    Show me Thy ways Or Lord, teach me Thy paths
    Lead me in Thy truths and teach me;
    For Thou art the God of my salvation;
    On Thee do I wait all day.

  26. 4076
    Lois Lorentzen says:

    Ecc. 5:20 “He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.” (NIV)

  27. 4077
    Christina Drown says:

    Christina Drown Fort Worth, TX
    Phillipians 4:8 NIV Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.

  28. 4078
    Ivy Morrison says:

    Ivy Morrison, Dayton TX

    1John 5:18 ESV
    “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who has been born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.”

  29. 4079
    Dawn Pierce says:

    Dawn P, Warren MI
    Rom.4.20.ESV No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,

  30. 4080
    deb oakes says:

    Deb oakes alliance, ne
    Nkjv Jeremiah 33:6. Behold I will bring it health and healing, I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

  31. 4081
    KimMorris says:

    Kim, Richmond, TX, “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.” Zeph 3:17, (NIV)

  32. 4082
    Peggy Hodge says:

    Peggy Hodge, Monroe, LA – “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3 NKJV

  33. 4083
    Allison says:

    Allison from New York

    “I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you & watch over you, says the Lord.”
    – Psalm 32:8

  34. 4084
    Allyson Flack says:

    Allyson, Wichita Falls, Tx
    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
    1 John 4:11 (ESV)

  35. 4085
    Lisa Walker says:

    Hendersonville, TN
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NIV

  36. 4086
    Carroll Neal says:

    “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” Phil. 4:8

  37. 4087
    Portia Jordan says:

    Portia Jordan–Hendersonville, Tn.
    Proverbs 31:25–“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come”.

  38. 4088
    Cheryl Lynn Sword says:

    Flint, Texas

    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

  39. 4089
    Sher says:

    “We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know,but with the help of our God we dared to tell you His gospel in the face of strong opposition.”
    1 Thessalonians 2:2

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    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Psalm 117:1 (KJV)

    O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

  41. 4091
    Patricia Gandy says:

    Patricia Gandy
    Florence, MS

    Psalm 5:2 (KJV)

    Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

  42. 4092
    Laura Hall says:

    Laura Hall

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11 ESV)

  43. 4093
    Karen Laule says:

    Karen, Queen City, TX. I vied to the Lord with my voice,And He heard me from His holy hill. Psalms 3:4

  44. 4094
    Michelle Matlock says:

    Michelle Matlock, Queen City, TX
    Proverbs 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good. How much more will hasty feet miss the way. NIV

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    Stephanie Shirley, Queen City, Texas says:

    “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

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    Bev - Kansas says:

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

    Psalm 100:4 NIV

  47. 4097
    Linda Grantham says:

    Linda Grantham from Raymond, MS
    ESV Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

  48. 4098
    letsroll says:

    Janice Tham, Tulsa. “Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.” Proverbs 28:14 (NKJV)

  49. 4099
    Pat says:

    Pat-Dallas, Tx

    Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.
    For with that same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

    Luke 6:38, NKJV

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    Renee, Alabama says:

    Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good. Romans 9:21

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