You Amaze Me

This is just the quickest shout-out to say that you nearly took my breath away in your comments to the last post. I have never been so humbled and so thankful and blessed to be part of this community. If you haven’t had a chance to glance at the ministry going on between sisters in the faith, even just letting your eyes scan down the comments and seeing the interchange between the phrases,ย  “Little Sister here…” and “Big Sister here…” will put tears in your eyes. You amaze me. We are flawed people around here and all of us have some degree of brokenness but, Sisters, God formed something real in this community over the last years – something we couldn’t have conjured up with the best of plans, talent, and organization – and His Son has never been more obvious among you than in that last post. I cannot thank you enough. You mean so much to me.

I’m keeping it short because we have our big Siesta Summer Bible study post going up first thing in the morning but I want to ask you for one more thing. I am so pleased to hear from many of you that you’re agreeing to memorize Psalm 25. By all means, older sisters, join in, too, if you could really use those words in the marrow of your bones. Read it and see. Memory work is often done best in the framework of accountability. If you want to be held accountable to memorize it, would you please make a comment to this post and let us know you’re taking on Psalm 25 and what version you’re using? (The version is completely up to you! This is just to provide you a chance to sign on the dotted line, so to speak.) Some of you could also pair up and use the same version and agree on how you’re going to approach it and what Scriptures you’re taking on each week. My little sister in the faith that God used to spur on the whole previous post – remember, the one I ran into in the grocery store? – is going to memorize the same version as me so that we would be able to say it together. It just makes it extra fun and gets it done.

I love you guys so much. Now, let’s get out there and live in victory. Jesus, be obvious in Your daughters this day. This week. This lifetime. You are all to us.



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  1. 101
    Kelly says:

    Memorizing Psalm 25 NET. I love getting God’s Word in my head and heart- it has been life-changing.

    • 101.1
      Mellanie says:

      Big Sista – memorizing Psalm 25 HCSB. Thanks for the challenges to memorize and remember to help the Lil Sistas.

  2. 102
    Anita says:

    I am memorizing Psalm 25 in the ESV. Thanks for the encouragement to take on this challenge.

  3. 103

    Hello Beth!
    I am reading Psalm 25, I hope to memorize it, but for now I am promising to read it faithfully and regularly! I forgot to write in on the comments a few weeks ago, that I too am doing the Kelly Minter Nehemiah study. I am going solo, and thrilled that there is at least an incredible online community I can connect with as I study. It’s absolutely wonderful, I’m so grateful! I saw your amazing tweet, with the numbers of how many women are doing this! I hope my little lowly number of 1 can be added to that glorious throng of Bible students!
    Bless You! So excited for tomorrow’s post!

  4. 104
    Betty M says:

    Hey! I think we are on to somethin here!!!! We Siestas at Sixty Plus are challenging all younger than 60 to a memorization challenge!!!!!!
    All who wana join in sign in and we are gna memorize Psalms 25 and get it done in two weeks from today which is drum roll please—– July 23!!! Am I crazy or what??? These are the two busiest weeks I have all summer!!!!!How are we gona hold each other accountable??? You tell me!!!! My email is [email protected]!!!!Love ya, Betty M
    PS I am going right now to type and copy and laminate Psalms 25 in the NKJ version and take it with me every where I go even if I go to the lake some afternoon for a swim in this oppressive heat!!!!

  5. 105
    Kristi B. says:

    Beth- I needed that last post so much. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for being such an encouragment to us little sisters. I will be memorizing Psalm 25 NIV.

  6. 106
    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    older much older sister here. memorizing Psalm 25 LEB. I like the phrasing in this one. It will be a challenge but one that I think will help as I work to discern God’s will in my life. These will be my “siesta” memory verses in my app from 2011. now 2012 will be VERY full of life giving verses. thank you Beth.

  7. 107
    Brenda Lewis says:

    I am memorizing Psalm 25.

    My goal is to have it memorized by September…and rewarding myself with a trip to Reading, PA!!

  8. 108
    Heather C says:

    I’m all in! Memorizing Psalm 25 from the NKJV. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 109
    Mairin says:

    I will be memorizing Psalm 25…NIV all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 110
    Manda says:

    I was able to participate in the Little Sister part, it was a great post with some great outcomes. Although i must say that i did not get what i was expecting. I made myself very vulnerable on there which i do not normally do, and it was the first lpm blog ive ever posted on (i read them all the time though) i was kinda of disappointed. But i was also impressed that Big sisters stepped up to help others. Other than that Psalm 25 is one of my favorite passages, therefore i have been meditating on it. Thank you Beth for all you do.

    • 110.1
      Manda says:

      And also on the Psalm 25 note. I will be memorizing out of the NIV Life application bible. I love how it breaks down each verse

  11. 111
    Lynn says:

    I will definitely be memorizing Psalm 25, in the NIV!

  12. 112
    abbensmom says:

    I’m in for Psalm 25, The Message

    :15 “If I keep my eyes on God, I won’t trip over my own feet.”

  13. 113
    Rhonda says:

    Thank you Beth! I read the Big Sister/Little Sister post/comments yesterday and it just brought tears to my eyes. I am 55 years old, married 29 years. I am going to memorize Psalm 25 NKJV. Satan can take ANYTHING out of remission, out of dormancy. What I thought was buried and gone..he can bring back in a second. I appreciate this community.

  14. 114
    Natalie McGary says:

    I would like to memorize Psalm 25 in the NIV.

  15. 115
    Jackie says:

    I have already started using the NIV. I love doing these things together!


  16. 116
    debra says:

    I’m a humbled big sister here and too am in awe of God’s movement in your last post.
    I have joined my little sister daughters to memorize Ps 25 so thanks for the encouragement. My oldest daughter told me it was her favoirte Ps and I didn’t even KNOW that!
    I love siestas!!!!!!
    debra from Arkansas

  17. 117
    Debra says:

    NIV and NLT

  18. 118
    Becky says:

    Big Sister here loved being involved over the weekend blog very humbling, my prayers go out to all sisters in Christ young and old alike. I’m in, memorizing Psalm 25 from KJV. Thanks Beth for allowing us this platform in which we can share and grow from others testimonies. Love in Christ!!!!

  19. 119
    Meredith Smith says:

    Little sister here, count me in! Psalm 25 NLT. The 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team helped me as I faced a happy and difficult year. After 9 years of waiting finally got pregnant, then difficult birth and my precious baby spent her first 6 weeks of life in the NICU and it was 1-1/2 hours each way to see her daily. The Lord kept me and my baby safe and she is now 9 months old and completely heathly! God is so good! Praying this scripture breathes new life into me and my marriage.

  20. 120
    Margie says:

    I will be getting this in my brain in the NIV!! Soooo needed!

  21. 121
    Deeon says:

    Yes…Psalm 25…KJV

  22. 122
    Tara says:

    Hey! I’ll be memorizing Psalm 25 NIV. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see how God uses His word to do a work in my life!!

  23. 123
    Jo says:

    Big sis here… I’m in! NIV

  24. 124
    Alexia Gossett says:

    I will be also memorizing Psalm 25 (NIV)

  25. 125
    cindy says:

    I will memorize Psalm 25!!!!

  26. 126
    Cindy says:

    Little sister here, memorizing NIV. Thank you Beth for your words of encouragement! Love to put God’s Word in my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. 127
    patricia says:

    i will do it! I NEED TO!!

  28. 128
    Kim says:

    Little sister…I’m in. Probably NIV

  29. 129
    Deb says:

    I’m in!
    Holman Christian Standard Bible
    Lord, I turn my hope to You to memorize Psalms 25.
    Oh look…I’ve gotten started.
    Is it in my bones yet? No, just in my mouth.
    Wouldn’t it be awful if we had to think about the whole digestive process beyond chewing and swallowing.
    Ya I can do this…read, meditate, let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

  30. 130
    Mary Karen Hollis says:

    I’m in ~ big sis here ~ NIV version!
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s Bible study post!
    Thanks Beth for all you do!!

  31. 131
    Amanda says:

    I’m going to be memorizing out of The Message – it just gets straight to the point of what I’m feeling right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 132
    Heather says:

    I’m IN!!!! NET Bible

  33. 133
    Jamie in Katy says:

    Memorization of anything has never been easy for me, and is steadily becoming more difficult, but I need to do this, and I’m asking for God’s grace & strength to enable me to do it with all my heart & mind. Psalm 25 ESV!!

  34. 134
    Haley says:

    I’m in! Memorizing from the NASB.

  35. 135
    Steph says:

    Memorizing Psalm 25 in NIV. If you are like me and need to hear it in order to memorize or just soak it in, instead of just reading it, YouVersion a free Bible App for most smart phones has many version that will read it to you.

  36. 136
    Michelle B. says:

    Big Sister here! Psalm 25 NIV.

    I am curious though, where do you find NET or The Voice? I don’t see it on biblegateway website.

    I was also very blessed this weekend. It reminded me of how faithful God is. Nothing is too overwhelming for Him. And what a victory we have had together in our transparency. We are a closer community! Thank you Beth!

  37. 137

    Psalm 25 — You are MINE! This will be my first attempt to memorize an entire chapter. I’m excited and ready! I’ll be using NIV.

  38. 138
    Tara Serene says:

    As soon as I read this scripture, I realized that I knew it…. Third Day has recorded this as a song, My Hope is in You ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this.

  39. 139
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Big sister here: Confession, I have not been memorizing since SSMTC. Thank you to nudge me to start again. Using NIV. Beth, I do need this in my bones!!!

  40. 140
    Tricia says:

    Little Sister here,

    I read through Psalm 25 this afternoon and wept. In 2 years of seminary, it feels as though I’ve never read it before. I feel so convicted, yet so understood in the midst of what seems like my quarter life crisis.

    I will be memorizing the TNIV version and would love some accountability!

  41. 141
    sherry says:

    WOW…this is so perfect for right now…ok, working on it in the NIV…

    love ya all sweet sistas

  42. 142
    Deb S. says:

    I’m in. Thanks to you Beth and all the sisters. You all move to fast for me, I’m not sure if I’m a big or little sister:) Using NRSV.

  43. 143
    Lisa M says:

    Committing to memorize Psalm 25 from the NIV…he will pluck our feet out of the net!!

  44. 144
    Karla says:

    Big Sister here… gets better and better….don’t stop believing….listen to your heart…
    don’t give up….no matter what…..

  45. 145
    Karla says:

    PS….I have a really hard time memorizing things!!!!

  46. 146
    Rebecca says:

    memorizing psalm 25 NLT I can’t tell you how blessed I am by my big sister in Christ. I needed family to help me thought this Season in my life and I believe that is why god lead me to this blog. i have been here before but it had been a while. i needed little sis/ big sis. and I am so blessed by your encouraging word and your prayers. I had ever mind not to go to therapy today but i did and when i came to the blog and see so many that has took the time out for me that prayed for me. I am blessed, thank you Big sisters and know that I have a overwhelming love for you all right now.

  47. 147
    Kelli says:

    Hey MAMA Beth I’m in!!!!! Psalm 25 nkjv!!!!!!

  48. 148
    Jana says:

    I will be working on memorizing Psalm 25. I will be using the NIV.

  49. 149
    Tammy says:

    Big sister here..although I did not get to post due to computer problems so I am in with memorizing Psalm 25 NIV I need God’s word in my chaotic world right now so I am signing on the dotted line. We can do it ladies. Thank you Mama Beth for your words that bless my heart. You have taught me how to get up close and personal with God.

  50. 150
    Sandy says:

    Big sister here. I am memorizing Psalm 25 NIV.

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