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.



393 Responses to “You Amaze Me”

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  1. 301
    Sharon says:

    I’m in Psalm 25 ASV

  2. 302
    Andrea says:

    Working on the getting the NIV version of Psalm 25 burned into my brain!

  3. 303
    Sara says:

    I’m memorizing Psalm 25 in ESV

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    Sheri says:

    I just finished James a week ago. Took 6 months. I never would have attempted James if I hadn’t done SSMT last year. Psalm 25 is a good place to begin some new memory work. When I became a Christian, I never dreamed I would love Him this much!!!

  5. 305
    Ali says:

    If I can remember entire Bee Gee tunes from the 70’s surely the Lord will help my decrepit brain memorize the NLT Psalm 25! Let’s do this!

  6. 306
    Stephanie says:

    Little sister here….memorizing Psalm 25 (ESV)

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    christina says:

    Count me in. ESV. If someone wants to partner with me, she can write me at crumbsfromhistable [at] gmail [dot] com. I may see if my husband or sister is game even though they aren’t siestas.

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    Kristin A. says:

    Although I don’t pipe up too frequently, I have been so blessed by this blog and all the sweet siestas here. I’m signing the dotted line and will be memorizing Psalm 25 in NIV (something about the phrase “wantonly treacherous” made me choose it over ESV, which is what my church has moved to).

    My Siesta Summer Bible study gals and I meet in just a couple hours. I was in charge of the ginger snaps and boy, are the delicious (what?! I had to do a little quality control!).

  9. 309
    Stephanie McConachie says:

    Committing to memorize and digest Psalm 25!

  10. 310
    Diana says:

    Somehow I missed the last post but just read Psalm 25 and that was just what I needed tonight. I’ve been trying to work something out with God lately– I am just going to keep on praying this Psalm until God shows me what to do next.

  11. 311
    Rebecca Scott says:

    Working on Psalm 25 in the NIV

  12. 312
    Lori m says:

    I am memorizing psalm 25 with you all!

  13. 313
    sarah J says:

    i am memorizing psalm 25 by my birthday, August 6th, in the MSG version. so let it be…

  14. 314
    Sarah says:

    Psalm 25, NIV. Let’s do this!

  15. 315
    Gina Tompkins says:

    I am memorizing Psalm 25 NIV

  16. 316
    Megan says:

    i am in on Memorizing Ps 25 from HCSB!!

  17. 317
    Nicole says:

    I am Memorizing Psalm 25! I’ve never memorized more than a verse before… so wish me luck. –New Living Translation–

  18. 318
    Sheri says:

    Is this big sister/little sister for people over 40 years of being Christian? Because I’m 45 and almost three years in to my time with Jesus, but I don’t feel like a big sister to anyone just because I’m 45. I feel like I spend more time with my legs getting knocked out from under me. And I hadn’t really considered it was satan. Just the way life is for some of us. I am just not really feeling like I can add a helpful thing for others–but I wish I could.

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      Jo Ann Julia says:

      Thank you so much for this post. I’m 62 and have only been in faith for a year and less than a half. This blog and Beth’s work have been such a sweet support for me. I, too, do not feel like anything but a little sister but I’ve noticed that the Spirit does seem to work through me sometimes, just as He has you with your honest post – For me today YOU are a Big Sister and I love that. Thank you!

  19. 319
    Mary Ellen says:

    I’m memorizing Psalm 25 in NASB. I’m taking Beth’s suggestion of memorizing while I’m on the treadmill ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 320
    Vicki says:

    I’m using NIV translation. See you in Cedar Park this weekend! Woohoo!!

  21. 321
    Debbie says:

    I’m memorizing Psalm 25 NIV.

  22. 322
    Amanda says:

    NIV Psalm 25… here I come!!

  23. 323
    buffy says:

    I’m memorizing Psalm 25 in the ESV!

  24. 324
    Sara says:

    I’ve decided I’m going to join this challenge! I’ll be memorizing it in NIV.

  25. 325
    Rosa says:

    I’m in for Psalms 25, HCSB. It sure does make a difference if His word are burned in my brain and written on my heart!

  26. 326
    Pat S. says:

    I’m in (as an older sister). I will be using NIV. Let’s do it!

  27. 327
    Crystal Parrott says:

    I am memorizing it. Shouldn’t be too hard since we memorized 24 verses last year! The big sister/little sister email could not have showed up in my email on a better day. It helped me to brush of the dirt and stand back up in the fight for my mom’s life! God will be victorious and the devil is a liar!!!

  28. 328
    Jo Chazarreta says:

    I am committing to memorizing Psalm 25, NIV

  29. 329
    Sandra says:

    I am committing to memorize Psalm 25 NIV.

  30. 330
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Will memorize it in NASB. Am loving it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. 331
    Linda says:

    I too am in for Psalm 25.

  32. 332
    Peggy Wallace says:

    I will memorize Psalm 25 – NLT
    This makes me happy!!

  33. 333
    Stefanie Harman says:

    Im in. NIV.

  34. 334
    Marion says:

    I’m 48 and have a hard time remembering my children’s names, but I am going to give this a try. Just finished the James study, but did not tackle the memory part.

  35. 335
    Carrie says:

    I’m loving this Psalm more every time I read it. I’m memorizing in the NET.

  36. 336
    Kim Mote says:

    Oh my WORD! Y’all are kicking me in the behind. Ok ok, all this pressure from the Holy Spirit! But I have the HARDEST time remembering my own name. I have sets of scripture cards and I have memory issues. BUT… I’m a BIG sister and if all of you girls are doing this im getting my 46 year old Big Girl pants on and I CAN DO THIS TOO. Count me in. PSALM 25. NIV. YOU’RE MINE!!!

  37. 337
    jewelsbb says:

    Yes, doin Ps 25 with you, NIV.

  38. 338

    I will also memorize Psalm 25 , NIV. I’m so excited!

  39. 339
    Karina says:

    I’m in, too! I’ll be working in NIV.

  40. 340
    Gwen says:

    I am memorizing the NLT version.

  41. 341
    Chelle says:

    I’m in for Psalm 25 HCSB. I’ve posted it on my wall at work and am encouraging two of my coworkers to memorize it as well.

    “Making it fun and getting it done!!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. 342
    Meredith says:

    I’m in for memorizing Psalm 25, NIV.

  43. 343
    Sherry says:

    I’m going to memorize Psalm 25 NIV with my daughter, whom I shared that with within 10 minutes of reading that post. She called overwhelmed (details in previous post)and I told her to read Psalm 25!

    She later asked – how did you find that scripture that fit my situation so well?

    I told her it was the good Lord at work!!!

    I’m going to see her this weekend and ask her to memorize it with me!

  44. 344
    Rachel says:

    I’m in too. Psalm 25, here I come!! Thanks for the encouragement! ( Little sister ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Your Big Sister Here … Who just walked through burning fire from “you – know – where” the last 6mos and did not get burned or even did not smell like stinky smoke …

    My prayer for all My Little Sisters:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    Today I pray for my little sisters in need and I pray, In Jesus Name, that TODAY they truly believe that You, God, are doing exceedingly and abundantly more than they can ask or think, like You did for me!ย 

    Dear Father, Dad, Abba, I cry out to You to please let TODAY be the day My Little Sisters are encouraged and they hear Your Holy cleansing Truth say to their hearts, souls and minds that they are Beautiful, Blessed and Blameless. NO More doubts, fears, guilt or shame. That is NOT from YOU, Father God. They are LOVED by the King, their first true love and TODAY they are secure in Christ and if GOD is for them, who can be against them. Praise You Father for first loving them and calling each and every one of them Your Chosen One. I pray this sweet special prayer for My Little Sisters in need today. Oh My Father Above, do what Only You can do and do it mighty and Powerfully and let them all be encouraged today! Guard them and watch over each and everyone of them today, tomorrow and forever!
    In Jesus’ refreshing and restoring Name, I pray confidently, Your Big Sister! Amen, Amen!
    Amen & Amen

  46. 346
    Kathleen says:

    Charge…I’m in! Psalm 25 NIV

  47. 347
    Cindy GAndy says:

    I’m in too. Psalm 25 ESV

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    Julie Reynolds says:

    Hold my feet to the fire Siestas, I’m in Psalm 25 NLT

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    lissa bennett says:

    Love doing this. Psalm 25 NLT

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    Sandy says:

    I’m with y’all! Psalm 25 NIV

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