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. 4151
    Diane says:

    Diane – Spring, Texas

    “And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.” (1 John 1:4) ESV

  2. 4152
    Jennifer Hart, Texas says:

    Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

    Matthew 6:33 (MSG)

  3. 4153
    Sheri Radomsky says:

    Sheri, Austin TX

    Jude 24-25 (RSV)

    Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory, with rejoicing, to the only God our saviour through Jesus Christ our lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.

  4. 4154
    Rosa Balay says:

    Rosa – Cypress, Tx

    Psalms 119:30 (KJV)
    I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

  5. 4155
    Rosa Balay says:

    Rosa – Cypress, Tx

    Psalms 119:31 (KJV)
    I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.

  6. 4156
    Dorla Linkugel says:

    Dorla in Lincoln Ne

    In Him,you also, after listening to the message of truth,the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

    Eph 1:13,14 NASB

  7. 4157
    Dana Walters says:

    Covington, LA

    ” 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

  8. 4158
    Lori says:

    Tremont, IL

    And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

    Isaiah 30:21 (ESV)

  9. 4159
    Tara Ford says:

    Tara Ford, Beech Creek,KY

    1 John 5:7 NIV
    [7] For there are three that testify:
    [8] the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

  10. 4160
    Esther Mancia says:

    Little Elm, TX
    And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying “This is the way, walk in it” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
    Isaiah 30:21 ESV

  11. 4161
    Ashley Kurtz says:

    Ashley Kurtz, Kingwood, TX
    “Teach us to realize the brevity of life so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NLT

  12. 4162
    Rosario Kowalski says:

    Verse 12
    Rosario Kowalski, Sprinfield, Mo.
    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phil 4: 11-13

  13. 4163
    Rosario Kowalski says:

    Verse 13
    Rosario Kowalski, Springfield, Mo.
    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time,because the days are evil. Therfore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
    Eph. 5: 15-17

  14. 4164
    Judy Ashton, Silverhill, AL says:

    “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

    James 5:16

  15. 4165
    Sheri New says:

    Sheri New Atlanta, TX

    Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!
    Psalm 105:4 NKJV

  16. 4166
    Susan Harris says:

    Tyler, TX
    October 8, 2015 at 4:

    “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
    Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)

  17. 4167
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie, Frisco, TX
    “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.”
    Psalm 143:8 NLT

  18. 4168
    Judy Ashton, Silverhill, AL says:

    “On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness.”

    Psalm 103:15-17

  19. 4169
    Julie Andrews says:

    Julie Andrews
    Chagrin Falls, OH

    Ruth 1:16 NIV
    But Ruth replied, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

  20. 4170
    Jen Andrews says:

    Jen Andrews
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    So now faith, hope and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13: 13

  21. 4171
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Buda, TX
    For I, the Lord, love justice,
    I hate robbery and iniquity.
    In my faithfulness I will reward them
    and make an everlasting covenant with them.
    Isaiah 61:8 NIV

  22. 4172
    Amy Smiley says:

    Amy Smiley, Williams, AZ
    “That which is from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the word of life.”
    1 John 1:1 NIV

  23. 4173
    Mandy Russell says:

    Mandy, Raymond,MS
    “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead- Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”
    1 Thess 1:10 NIV

  24. 4174
    Crystal Parrott says:

    Crystal Parrott- Everett, Ontario, Canada

    “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 NIV

  25. 4175
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller, The Colony, Texas, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  26. 4176
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J – Houston, TX

    Similarly, encourage young men to be self controlled in everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned.

    Titus 2:6-8

  27. 4177
    Beth Fordham says:

    Beth from Sumter

    As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭27‬:‭17‬ NIV)

  28. 4178
    Nesha says:

    Nesha Vest – Mechanicsville, VA

    “the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:8 NIV

  29. 4179
    Amy Seiford says:

    Buda, Texas

    “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.”

    Isaiah 61:!0

  30. 4180
    Michelle Mayhall says:

    Bossier City, LA

    For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

    2 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV)

  31. 4181
    sistersheri says:

    Sheri – Portland, Oregon

    Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

    2 John 8

  32. 4182
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA

    Psalm 40: 8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”

  33. 4183
    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas
    Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.
    Psalm 91:8 NKJ

  34. 4184
    Sara Garringer says:

    Sara, Greenfield, IN

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24-26

  35. 4185
    Alyssa Molina says:

    Alyssa Molina, Sealy TX. Phil 2:13 (HCSB)- for it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out his good purpose.

  36. 4186
    Julie Barnes says:

    Julie Barnes, Arkansas
    Show me Your ways O Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me
    In Your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my
    Hope is in You all day long.
    Psalm 25:4 NIV

  37. 4187
    karina allen says:

    Baton Rouge, La.

    “I will sing about Your power. Each morning I will sing joy about Your unfailing love.” Psalm 59:16 NIV

  38. 4188
    Mei Au says:

    Mei, Easley SC

    Eph 1:18 NIV
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

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