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. 4101
    Keelie says:

    keelie Ferguson, Gunter, Texas “it will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:8 ESV

  2. 4102
    Janet tucker says:

    Proverbs 14:10

    “Each heart knows it’s own bitterness,
    and no one else can share its joy.”

  3. 4103
    Jen b says:

    jen b (Arlington,VA/Santa Maria, CA) PS 94:22 – but the LORD has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge (NASB)

  4. 4104
    Kay says:

    Kay Richmond, Va

    ” This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
    Spanish – ” Mi Padre es glorificado cuando ustedes dan mucho fruto y muestran asi que son mis discipulos.”

    John 15:8 NIV

  5. 4105
    Tina says:

    Tina from Pendleton, In
    Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and the body more important than clothes? NIV

  6. 4106
    Kristen says:

    “then the word of the Lord came to me,” Jer. 18:5 KJV

  7. 4107

    He said, Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does? Declares the Lord. Like clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in my hand, Israel. Jer. 18:6

  8. 4108
    Shanen Pankrez says:

    Shanen Pankrez, Grapevine, TX

    It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

    Psalm 19:16, NIV

  9. 4109
    Jeanne Leaman says:

    Clifton, VA (NIV)

    Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  10. 4110
    Pamela says:

    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

  11. 4111
    Kim Thompson says:

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with his love; He will rejoice over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:-17

  12. 4112
    Lois Lorentzen says:

    “In him and through him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
    Ephesians 3:12 NIV

  13. 4113
    Janet Tucker says:

    2 Corinthians 3:17

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

  14. 4114
    Kimberly Balles says:

    Kimberly Balles Rolling Meadows, IL

    God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 1:8 NIV

  15. 4115
    Jessica Solid says:

    Jessica Solid, Atlanta GA

    I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me. (Is. 45:5/ NIV)

    Memorized April 18th.

  16. 4116
    Lissa Bennett says:

    Lissa, Greenville, SC

    He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.

    Psalm 103:7 NLT

  17. 4117
    Marni McKenzie says:

    Isaiah 44:3 NKJV I will pour out My Spirit on your
    offspring, and My blessing on your descendants.

  18. 4118
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie; Fort Worth, TX;

    In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;

    Ephesians 6:16 (ESV)

  19. 4119
    Jennine says:

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing: it is the gift of God

    Ephesians 2:8 ESV

  20. 4120
    Jennifer says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled
    Matthew 5:6

  21. 4121
    Lauren says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    If someone says, ” I love God” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we can’t see?
    I John 4:20 NLT

  22. 4122
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Jay, OK
    Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 1 Timothy 6:18 (NASB)

  23. 4123
    Sara Langone says:

    Sara Langone, Santa Fe, NM ” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 ESV

  24. 4124
    Angie Colbeck says:

    “Now seek the LORD your God with all your heart and soul”
    1 Chronicles 22:19

  25. 4125
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
    2 John 8 NIV

  26. 4126
    Lisa walker says:

    Hendersonville, TN
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

  27. 4127
    Tera Ferguson says:

    Tera Ferguson
    Gardendale, Alabama
    2 Timothy 3:17 NIV
    so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  28. 4128

    Ruston, LA
    “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Psalm 139:8 NIV

  29. 4129
    Dawn Ferguson says:

    Dawn Ferguson, Peoria, AZ

    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again : Rejoice!
    5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
    6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    8 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.

    Philippians 4:4-8 (NIV)

  30. 4130
    Jenn Gambal says:

    Catasauqua, PA

    She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future

    Proverbs 31: 25

  31. 4131
    Stacey Emmott says:

    Stacey, Tomball Psalm 25:3

    No one whose hope is in who will ever be put to shame
    but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

  32. 4132
    Stephanie B says:

    Stephanie B.
    Augusta, GA
    Gal 5: 22-23 (ESV)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law.

  33. 4133
    Mindy Hart says:

    Mindy H, West Lafayette, IN : Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always endures. I Cor 13:7 (NIV)

  34. 4134
    Melissa stevens says:

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV

  35. 4135
    Davina Denny says:

    Davina Denny, Novato, CA The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:8

  36. 4136
    Laura Willard says:

    Laura Willard, Cedar Park, TX
    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. Proverbs 29:11 (NIV)

  37. 4137
    Pam Tucker says:

    and as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

    Ephesians 6:15 ESV

  38. 4138
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie O’Shields, Dacusville, SC

    An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways.

    James 1:8 HCSB

  39. 4139
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch Pflugerville, TX

    so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

    Eph 3:17 (NASB)

  40. 4140
    Lisa Walker says:

    Hendersonville, TN
    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,nor any other powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:38-39. NIV

  41. 4141
    Dawn Bouchard says:

    Dawn, Beavercreek, OH

    “Commit everything you do to the Lord and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause to shine like the noonday sun.”

    Psalm 37:5,6 (NLT)

  42. 4142
    Debbie LeBlanc says:

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

  43. 4143
    DLynn Miracle says:

    DLynn Miracle; Argyle, TX
    Lead me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.
    Psalm 25:5 ESV

  44. 4144
    Crystal says:

    Crystal & Reese psalm 84:8, NLT

    O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer.
    Listen, O God of Jacob.

  45. 4145
    Tammie Head says:

    Tammie Head, Houston, TX. “For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately.” 2 Peter 1:8, NET

  46. 4146
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby Ray, Parsons,KS. “For we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it.” I Timothy 6:7 NIV

  47. 4147
    Lerato Thelejane says:

     Lerato Thelejane Johannesburg
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; – Philippians 4:6 NKJV

  48. 4148
    Kay Garrison says:

    he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

    James 1:8 Life Application NIV

  49. 4149
    Judy Ashton, Silverhill, AL says:

    “But he gives more grace. Wherefore he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.”

    James 4:6

  50. 4150
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, Florida
    “That is not the way you learned Christ!”
    Ephesians 4:20 NRSV (thanks, Beth – this one ministered to me this week)

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