The Inheritance

What an exciting day! We start our new Bible study – The Inheritance – tonight at Houston’s First Baptist Church. We would love for any of our Houston Siestas to join us. And needless to say, we covet your prayers as we kick off a new semester of Bible study. Please pray for God’s presence to be with us, for Beth to be anointed to teach, for the praise team to lead us before the throne, for our LPM staff and volunteers to serve in excellence and love, for our prayer team to be filled with the Spirit, for our attendees to arrive safely and park easily, and for God to be glorified all semester long. Our Bible study coordinator’s name is Jennifer Hamm in case you’d like to lift her up by name.

Those of you who attended the Siesta Fiesta in San Antonio might be interested to know that that weekend was the springboard for this semester’s study. Beth really wanted to expound on the theme of inheritance in Scripture. I know I’m going to be asked what kind of product might come out of this study and right now my only answer is that I have no idea! I’m confident that God will have His way though.

Here’s some info for anyone who would like to join us tonight.

Reminders about Bible Study…

-Homework is not available for this study.
-Please try to carpool in order to free up more parking spots for our sisters arriving late.
-Avoid traffic by coming early to eat dinner at the Garden Café on-site. The café opens at 4:45pm and serves everything from a boxed dinner, soup, or salad to a hot plate.
-Doors to the Worship Center open at 6 p.m. You may save two seats!
-The resource table is available in the main foyer before and after Bible study. Specialty coffee drinks are also available in the main foyer.
-Need to miss a week of Bible study? The previous week’s lesson is available to view in the chapel at 5 p.m. each Tuesday.
Click here for directions to Houston’s First Baptist Church and additional approved parking locations near the church. The on-site lots typically fill by 6:15pm. Plan to park at one of these garages if you are arriving after this time.

See you soon!


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  1. 1
    Siesta OC says:

    I CAN’T STAND IT – Why don’t I live in Houston?!

    I wish I could be there, I’d eat a boxed lunch and everything. Ya’ll are so lucky. Soak it up for this siesta.

    Blessings in Him,
    Siesta OC

    PS: Jennifer Hamm, I planned a simulcast for Beth last year and I will just say you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you bring this to so many women.

    And as for Beth and crew, ya’ll are always in my prayers – even more so now.

  2. 2
    Andrea R says:

    Oh Beth I wish I lived in Houston to be able to study with you all. But God puts us in our specific place for His purspose so I’ll continue studying with you as I start my second week of Esther. I love it! We all wore queen crowns and tiaras today, what fun! We’ll be praying for your group.
    Andrea R.
    Chester, VA

  3. 3
    Melinda says:

    Oh…wishing for the hundredth time that I lived back in Texas!

    May God pour Himself into every nook and cranny of Beth, the study and all that will attend!

  4. 4
    Andrea says:

    Sounds wonderful! I am thinking of moving to TX to join! JK! ;o) My prayers are with all involved. May God annoint the teaching and learning that will surely ignite His spirit in new and wonderful ways!

  5. 5
    Iris says:

    Too bad there wasn’t a weekly free plane from here to there.
    Will be praying for you all.

  6. 6
    Patty says:

    Oh how I wish I could come! I will be praying for all of you. Actually, I have been praying for you but forgot that your study starts tonight. May God’s Word fall afresh on you tonight!


  7. 7
    Theresa says:

    All the happenings in Houston kind of makes me want to become a Houstonian!
    Covering our girl in prayer!

  8. 8
    Pam says:

    Many blessings on all the siestas beginning study together tonight! How I wish I could join y’all sometime and experience the fragrance of Jesus being poured out among you.

    Yet, I am thrilled to have just finished the introductory session of Esther, and I AM PUMPED!!! It was fabulous.

    So, until my husband sees the need to uproot us from where we live right now and establish us as residents of Houston, I will try to content myself with interaction via DVD. What a joy it is to hear the Lord’s voice speaking through Beth. My heart is full today!!

    Thanks for all y’all do!

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    If “homework is not available for this study”, does that mean there’s not a book to go along with the class? I’ve tried to call the Living Proof office and cant get an answer. Looking forward to this study. Thanks so much for all you do.

  10. 10
    Lauren Kelly says:

    Doggonit, I wish I lived in Houston so I could be a part of this 🙂 It sounds awesome!!!!

  11. 11
    Armchair Housewife says:

    Ooooh! My only comment is I sure wish I lived in Houston! 🙂

    Have a blessed study, ladies!

  12. 12
    rachel says:

    I just wanted to encourage and say thank you to everyone who made the Esther study possible. (you too siestas for the survey responses!) We had our first gathering last night and 91 women were there, the largest group our church has had. And the best part- several women there have never done a Bible study before!! Praise God! He’s going to do something amazing. Thank you Living Proof team for working so hard and for following Him in obedience!!!

  13. 13
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~


    Thank you for the information!

    Living in California will not enable me to attend

    HOWEVER, I will be on my knee’s(Houston Time)
    in prayer for “The Inheritance”
    Let your “MamaSiesta” know that this Siesta is Praying a Mighty Annointing all over her tonight!!!
    AMEN!!! By the Lord’s Love ~
    “Let the Walls Fall Down”

    Tell the World the message ~ Take it everywhere!

    With “Heaven Bound” blessings,
    Kim Safina

  14. 14
    Gena says:

    Can’t Wait!!!!!

  15. 15
    Lynn says:

    I am so sure we all would benefit greatly from this Bible study!! I so wish I was there to attend but it’s a little far away!! I’m in Alberta, Canada! Praying for you all as you serve God together through this study.
    Lynn in AB

  16. 16
    Lina says:

    Enjoy the study, all you Texan ladies! I’ll cover in prayer!

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    I will be praying. Oh how I wish I lived close to enough to go. Sure wish you were doing this one in our small town on the back side of nowhere in AZ, but I am glad for those who can attend. This whole concept blew me away in SA. Even now it overwhelms me. I just keep wondering why would He choose me, ME of all people, me a nobody. Hmmmm, am I ever grateful to God for his mercy, redemption, grace and love. Kim B. in AZ

  18. 18
    Maria says:

    No fair.. I’m in Michigan and the snow hasnt lifted since the end of November…I’m totally jealous I cant be there. BUT!!!!… I am doing Eshter right now .. and sister Beth, you pushed some buttons for me…second week video..ugh….God is starting to prune me again!!!! I’ll love LPM forever!!!!

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    As a Siesta in Charlottesville Virginia…

    Why don’t we have ‘Jetson’s Style Travel’??? I want to be there soooo much. I really enjoyed my time in San Antonio and Beth, the Spirit sure was moving in HUGE ways that weekend!

    Blessings, I’ll be praying for you all tonight!

  20. 20
    Lindsee says:

    Already have said many prayers today as y’all have come to mind. I can’t wait! I pray this Word falls fresh on every heart there. See you later! 🙂

  21. 21
    Laura Beth Fletcher says:

    I’m Praying for everyone involved! I too would so be there if I were in Houston, but I’ll be present in Prayer!
    I am however so being blessed through the Esther study! I’m loving the “whole Megillah”
    Love to all

  22. 22
    Heather_Dianne says:

    I would so love to come to this bible study. I’ve been hearing about it on KSBJ and am fascinated by the topic of inheritance. I wish I could be there, but I’m already signed up for bible study at my home church. It’s also on Tuesday nights starting next week and its Ms. Beth’s study of Esther!! I’m looking forward to it!

    Have a blast! I’ll be praying for your study.

  23. 23
    fuzzytop says:

    I wish I could be there… Sigh…

    Praying for everything to go smoothly and for God to pour forth wonderful blessings on all involved.


  24. 24
    TAMMY says:

    I wish I could be with ya’ll.
    Praying for ya’ll. Enjoy every

    Tammy V.
    Merryville, La

  25. 25
    Kristen says:

    These are the times I sure wish I lived in Houston.
    Praying ( & knowing) God will do big things through this study!!!!

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    I just gotta say… after seeing all the posts, I feel guilty that I’ve never attended a live bible study. I’ve lived in Houston for over 3 years now and I’ve always wanted to attend a live study at HFBC, but never have. I live over by Lake Houston in the Atascocita/Kingwood area and I don’t know my way around that side of Houston very well. I think its about an hour in traffic from where I live, so I’ve never felt I could commit to facing the traffic on Tues nights. About the only time I head over to that side of town is when I can talk my husband into driving me to IKEA! Maybe someday… when the time is right, I’ll just jump in and do it! I take great heart that I get to do her study’s at my church and that this blog is here. I’ve never attended a live event, but I’m still sooo blessed by LPM!! Love ya guys!

  27. 27
    jenny says:

    I too wish I lived nearby to attend in person… but I look forward to the study being available to the masses! (It will eventually be available to the masses, right?)

  28. 28
    Nichole's Mom says:

    Praying that all goes smoothly, and that God holds the techie troubles at bay! That is usually one of the 1st things to behave badly. Praying that everyone attending is blessed and especially those facilitating! Receive a fresh Word! Love you all!


  29. 29
    HIS Daughter says:

    I would love to be there!! But, since I’m in Virginia…it won’t be possible tonight anyway 🙂

    I will be praying for you all…the whole gang…that the Holy Spirit will fill to overflowing every person there!

    Let GOD alone be glorified and HIS will be done in every heart!
    In the name of Christ Jesus,

    Love you guys!

  30. 30
    Redeemed says:

    Just reading the parking directions and seat saving info made me so excited!
    Too bad I live absolutely NOWHERE near Houston.
    Oh well, you Siestas that are blessed enough to go, enjoy!
    But hey, aren’t we all blessed?
    Praying that God is lifted HIGH IN HOUSTON tonight!

  31. 31
    Charlotte says:

    I join the others in wishing I could be there! Will be praying for you from here in Georgia though! God Bless!

  32. 32
    tiffany says:

    Wish I could be in Houston for the study. I will be at the June conference in Pittsburgh. Any chance for a Siesta Fiesta at that event?

  33. 33
    Holly says:


    And may I say, Beth, that I love your hair the most in this picture than ever! You always have great hair, but this length and style really is my favorite!

    PS I start Esther today!! So excited to download it (I missed the first session at our church).

  34. 34
    Heather says:

    I wish that I could come and I live in Houston. We had spoken through e-mail and with just moving here a few short months ago, my husband is a tad nervous to let me out on the freeways alone! With not knowing where I am going and the surroundings and with still nursing a baby and all. Oh how I wish there was a way, I am totally bummed. Was really looking forward to this. Maybe I could get him to drive me. Praying for the Bible study tonight even if I can’t be there.

  35. 35
    Georgia Jan says:

    Beth – Amanda & Melissa: When I saw the title for this study I was immediately taken back to the Siesta Fiesta and our journey as heiresses. I have re-read my notes over and over.

    I had an Heiress experience that revealed itself last week. My sweet man took me to Savannah back before Christmas for a few days and while waiting to eat at Paula Deen's Restaurant (oh y'all…so good), we walked across the street to a little jewelry store. (I love jewelry – IT ALWAYS FITS!!!)

    I picked out a pretty sterling silver ring and he bought it for me. Remember the rings made from heirloom silverware, "spoon rings." Well – that's what it was – very simple and so elegant.

    Last Sunday at church I was twisting the ring and took it off. I just happened to look inside and it said "HEIRESS." I squealed out loud – oh yes I did – and then whispered when I realized I was in church – and said "yes, I am an heiress, and my boundaries fall in pleasant places. – thank you Jesus. It was a God STOP for me.

    Love y'all,
    Georgia Jan

  36. 36
    Edwards Family says:

    We started Esther last night-I am sooo excited!!

    and since “jealousy” is NOT a fruit of the spirit I won’t complain that I don’t live in Houston so I could participate in this study!! 🙂

    Praying for Beth!!

  37. 37
    Mr. and Mrs. D says:

    Wow, y’all do things up right in Houston! I am happy for my Houston siestas, but I am wishing that me and my siestas here had such wonderful things…

    Praying for a revival in New England!


  38. 38
    Windi says:

    I pray the Lord will bless this study for everyone in attendance, and for everyone involved in putting it together.

    The ladies at my church in SC have just begun the Esther study and I for one am learning so much more about Esther and our God than I ever dreamed was possible….and we are just beginning week two tonight.

    May God bless you each and everyone, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing in His service.

    ~Windi (Travelers Rest, SC)

  39. 39
    MITZI says:

    Beth and all LPM staff, you all will have to do another online study like you did with Believing God back in 2002. Never will I forget that.

  40. 40
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    Okay, I just checked American…the only way out of Wichita Falls… $171 round trip. Every week for 10 weeks. I’ll have to take half a day off to get there and won’t get back until mid-morning on Wednesday. That uses all my vacation time. Maybe my guy won’t mind if I miss taking the youth to camp with him just one year.
    Hmmm…meals, rental car, hotel…A second mortgage maybe…I hear interest rates are really low right now.

    Okay, I’m guessing that Disney World might be cheaper – which is by the way my preferred ‘happy place’, but no Mouse could compare to MY INHERITANCE!!!! If this is going to be anything like what we heard in San Antonio last summer…I’m blue now. VERY blue.

    Sidenote: Not believing this…the word verification – “torphit” as in torpedo hit. VERY blue.

  41. 41
    a florida gal says:

    I so wish I could be there….I’d carpool, not save more than 2 seats; I’d come early for the cafe boxed lunch and, for sure I’d order a specialty coffee in the main foyer…but writing from Florida…I just won’t be able to make it :} …instead I shall just pray God’s annointing on the study…changing hearts and blessing the lives of all who are there! God speed!!

  42. 42
    Nana 2 four says:

    Wish I loved in Houston. Is there any hope of getting this taped? Maybe some notes on this one?

    In Him,

  43. 43
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    OH WAIT, NEVER MIND!!!! I forgot Tuesday is our night anyway!!! We have over 30 women coming for Esther starting tonight…and I’m facilitating. Not so blue now with that rememberance! 😉

    I’ll pray for ya’ll – Please pray for us!

    But if Houston were scheduled on a Thursday…definitely blue.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    When I drove our boys to school this morning the thermometer read -13. And tonight the fire of the Holy Spirit will be blazing bright in TX, warming the depths of women’s souls through our sweet Beth – live. That’s it; we’re moving to Houston.

    Okay, maybe not. My naturally curly hair, usually ironed flat, would be in a complete tizzy once summer hit.

    But I will be praying for all of you! And I will NOT complain; I am so blessed to learn from and fellowship with Beth and all the Siestas BECAUSE OF DVDs, simulcasts, and blogs. 🙂
    Linda in MN

  45. 45
    Sandee says:

    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could post DVDs online, like a few of the other studies, of this one? oooh yea!

  46. 46
    Christine Roskamp says:

    Will be there with bells on :o)

    Christine Roskamp
    Houston Siesta

  47. 47
    Leigh Ann says:

    I clicked on the comments so I could leave my “heart cry” and had to laugh as all my siestas had said the same thing.
    Wished we lived in Houston,TEXAS!
    Or could get there cheaply and easily every Tuesday Night.

    Praying that INHERITANCE turns into a published Bible study.

  48. 48
    Susan B. says:

    Prayers all around for this Bible study. I have been so intrigued by the subject matter. So wish I lived closer so I could be there in person. Can’t wait to see what God has in mind for this!

  49. 49
    Sandy in Holiday,FL says:

    Dear Father in Heaven, Please cover these Siestas’ with Your perfect Peace. May You and Only You be glorified. I pray specifically for the parking situation…that no one turn back and no one be so stressed from the parking that they do not hear from You! Thank You for always hearing my prayer.In Jesus Name, Amen.

  50. 50
    harmonysong says:

    Boy do I wish I lived in that area so I could go! I think traveling from NH to TX every Tuesday night might be a stretch! I will pray for the study to go well! “He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom!” 🙂 I will pray this over Beth tonight!


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