As Promised – The Great Forsake and Take

My beloved Sisters,

Thanks is too small a word for the privilege to serve you. You are graces of a merciful God to me. How I pray God revealed Himself to you in an intensely personal way today. Here is the equipping that I promised in the simulcast to those who are ferociously ready to forsake fear and take courage. You will find a cover sheet for your notebook, a letter from me suggesting how to use the resource, and enough verses to keep you well immersed for a good while. They are life and liberty to any of you who, like me, have battled a stronghold of fear but they are also vastly useful when you are facing a temporarily intimidating or frightening situation, like surgery or a speech in front of your class or a hard conversation requiring you to speak the truth in love. It doesn’t matter what circumstances are tempting you to fear and to shrink back from your faith and your calling, you are invited and even commanded by God to take much courage. It is your right of daughtership, “for you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [and daughters!], by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:15)

By all means, you are welcome to openly share this link with anyone else who could use this kind of equipping, whether or not they joined us for the simulcast.

The Great Forsake and Take

You’ll need Adobe Reader to download the booklet, so if you don’t have it already, you can click here to download it for free.

Stay in the Word, Sisters! You are chosen and loved by the sovereign King of all creation and the calling on your life demands power and insight that only He can bring. Trust Him. He cannot do you wrong.

Christ is life,


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  1. 701
    Tonya Bolt says:

    Beth, You are an inspiration and my hero! I have never been prayed over or heard a prayer as powerful as you prayed that day! It was the best prayer of my life and I will never forget it. As you prayed, tears just started streaming down my face as the burdens on my heart started lifting off and away as the Father took those away from me. I want to thank you for what you do, for having a servants heart and for sharing what God gives you, and for being BOLD about it! Fear is overtaking lives and your encouragement has given me the courage to cast that Fear away! I pray that one day this side of heaven I will have the honor to meet you and hug your neck…but if not, then in Heaven I will find you right after I meet Jesus! I love you and will pray for you and your ministry! It is always a joy to share God’s word and studies with you! God Bless you and your family ALL the days of your life!

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    Sara says:

    I heard God speaking to my heart the whole time I was at the meeting. His Word was a two edged sword, cutting away at the lies and leaving me bare and open, exposed to God with His truth. After the meeting, I just wanted to get alone with Him. When I arrived at my house my husband asked me how it went and I could barely talk to him. I went and locked myself away with Him and wept and repented and found my way back into His arms. Set free from my fears and the lies the enemy had held over me for such a long time. Free from the disappointments of the last few years in my life. I am pushing the enemy back and taking back what he has taken! Thank you so much for allowing God to use you and for being open about your struggles and victories. Thanks to all the people working this conference. May He bless you. Sara

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    Nichole says:

    Thank you so much for this. I did wonder if it would be possible to get a copy of the words that you had us speak over each other at the end of the simulcast on Sept 15th. they were very powerful words and wanted to keep saying them and proclaiming them

  4. 704
    Mary says:

    I attend the simulcast in Pembroke , Ma. North River Church. I was hanging on every word that was spoken by Beth Moore. It was another confirmation that my God has called me out for a special purpose. Praise God!

    I pray that this Godly woman, Beth Moore, always be totally filled and led by the Holy Spirit of God.

    Mary A.

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    LaJuna says:

    Beth, I too was very blessed to attend the simulcast in Baton Rouge, LA. I would like to assure you that your Heavenly Father answered your prayer. I was graced with the great personal revival and it has caused a great fanning of the flame in me. The discouragement and depression I was feeling on Saturday morning has been replaced with a renewed confidence in my Lord and a fiery Holy Ghost revival in my heart. Thank you my dear sister for your committment to submit to Our Lord’s will for your life.

    Shalom from Girl T to Faith back into Faithfulness!

    Abudant blessings be upon you and your family

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    Jeannine says:

    I attended the simulcast with my mother on Saturday. I had never been to one and didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a life-changing experience and a day spent with my mother that I will cherish. Thank you for touching my life.

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    Kelley G. says:

    Was at the Sovereign Center with my mom, sister-in-law and small group friends. And, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law in Eugene Oregon were on simulcast. What a blessing to feel God’s annointing on myself and my closest female friend’s and family. I was transported to the very throneroom of God. I am reinvigorated to be that transformed miraculous workmanship of my God and Creator. Thank you Beth and to your marvelous team! Travis your voice is a marvelous gift!

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      Ann C says:

      Kelly..I am sitting here reading the blogs and want you to know that I am from Eugene, Oregon and your mother-in-law came over to me and introduced herself. She told me that her daughter in law was at the Sovereign Center during the exact same time. What a beautiful MIL you have and I know your SIL Pam..wonderful people and wonderful to all be worshiping at the same time. A little taste of what Heaven will be like when we all get there. Beth it was amazing..I decided to attend the conference/simulcast about 8:35 on Saturday morning…I got there and was given a ticket as I was trying to pay for mine. It was so worth giving up my day of having so much to do. I was truly blessed…I’ve decided when you come to Eugene I want to be on Travis worship team…he is amazing. The entire team was awesome.

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    Chris says:

    I was searching for the prayer too…and saw many other requests for it. I had my head down and tears were running down my arms onto my notebook…I was so surprised the person next to me was not crying as she’s cries often. Anyway Praise GOD and thanks for the prayer!

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    Kathi says:

    I have a fear that something that has been pressing on me to do will never be accomplished. I have always had a desire to record a song/album, even if its in backup to someone. However, I don’t play an interment that will allow me to accompany myself, nor do I write music. I can sing however. It seems that everyday the desire grows and grows until I almost can’t breathe, and then on top of that, fearing that it will never happen presses on me to the point of suffocation at times.

    I know that should this be in God’s Will, it will be accomplished. But in my finite mind, I don’t see how. I am never in the right place at the right time, I don’t have contacts to whom I can send any songs, nor the ability to record. Please pray for encouragement as I continue to seek God in this, and also for the courage to take that step of faith, if/when any opportunity arises.

    Thank you for letting me share.

    Always in His Grip,

  10. 710
    Betty M says:

    I could not see the simulcast as I had other committments BUT these verses are a real boost to me.
    It is getting to be very messy these days to take a stand for our Lord. Everytime my Facebook page is poromoting a lifestyle I know is against God’s Word and His natural order of life for us, I MAKE A STAND. I find it disturbing in many ways not so much that I get shot down every single time. I try and speak the truth in love and eplain that God loves us deeply but He in no way condones sin. I am rediculed, called a bigot, told I am hateful and not yeilding to the so called enlightened generation. This is all expected and I know I will get this from others in the world. What really is concerning to me is that I have many Christian friends who will not stand up with me!!!! I may get 20 comments and NOT ONE is from another Christian supporting my stand. Come on! It is scarey to make a stand be we are commanded to do so. In this age in which taking a stand is getting more and more difficult let us all unify in love for others to be helpful if they are convicted of thier sin. We can not have a judgemental attitude, goodness knows there is enuf wrong with all of us but we also need to stand up and be counted as being different than the world. We need to be holding on to different values even if it seems we are in the minority. I need to be reminded to be bold in my witness even if it means standing alone on issues. We are not told to go and be popular with the world but be a peculiar people, set apart for His work. Thanks Beth I needed those assurances that He is indeed with us and we do not have to fear.
    Love you all at LPM!
    Betty M

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    Robin says:

    any chance we can get a copy of the “sister prayer” from the conference and the afirmation we gave to our partner at the end of the last session?
    Thank you- so blessed by Beth’s words from God!

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    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the entire simulcast! I can only imagine how much time, prayer, and preparation something of this magnitude requires.

    I simply loved the prayer Beth prayed over us at the end and was wondering if there was ANY way I could CHOOSE to receive it. It would be a great reminder of that sweet time and how God is working in us!

    Thank you again and may God richly and abundantly bless all of you and this ministry!

  13. 713
    Kim says:

    Beth, I really don’t know where to start! Saturday at the Sovereign Center blessed me in more places than I realized. To start my hubby and I have be married for almost 10 years and have been trying to have a baby for 2 1/2 years. Last fall we had a miscarriage and God saw us through that. Recently others have been telling me to not think about it…but what you made me realize Saturday was that I also stopped asking God for it too. Probably in some hope of avoiding disappointment. I realized the enemy has placed such a huge piece of fear in my heart that it has been consuming me. Your prayer over me was exactly what I needed!
    My mother attended Saturday with me too! My mother and love each other to death but we don’t always communicate the best way. God intervened! My mom found a blank greeting card in her program that had on the front “Sometimes I struggle to find the right words” which just happens to be our issue at this moment.
    God is amazing and working in my life! Thank you Beth for letting God use you as a vessel to get through to me.
    Cogan Station, PA

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    Kim London says:

    Fantastic simulcast!! Watched it from FBC in Kingsville, TX. Would it be possible to get a copy of the prayer that Beth prayed over all the women in the 2nd half? It was so powerful and emotional and overwhelming for me and really hit so close to home on most everything I had prayed for during our break right before that. Thank you so much for what you do and “real-ness” that you bring to us. What a blessing you are!

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    Martha Helen says:

    We were out of town on a family trip so I missed the Simulcast. But the word God spoke to me in January over the year 2012 was FAITH. He has been taking me on a journey all year, showing me areas of unbelief and fear, and calling me to faith. It is so profound to me that this seems to be what you spoke on! I am definitely going to use the scripture prayers, I need desperately to. I am also curious, and am sure others have asked, but will the Simulcast taping be available on your website sometime soon for purchasing???
    Thanks so much

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    Virginia says:

    Thank you so very much!!!

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    Bonnie says:

    I have been in a very still, dry, desert-like season for the last 4-5 years, which has given me the opportunity to grow closer to God. During this time I have faced incredibly painful, personal trials, but you have been with me every step of the way through your many wonderful bible studies – cajoling, encouraging and inspiring me to overcome every boulder-like obstacle in my path. I didn’t know what more you could do, but this weekend’s simulcast was amazing. Thank you so much for your inspirational work, for your dynamic presentation style, outstanding music (and musicians) and your leadership – all of which has kept me going through this trying time. Tears overwhelmed me during your powerful prayer over each of us at the end of the simulcast. So I too wonder if you would be willing share it with us again.

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    April Willett says:

    Mrs. Beth,

    I loved getting to see you and the praise team do your thing from my home!!! I wanted to reach right thru that computer screen and give all you guys a great big hug! You spoke with such annointing!!! Thank you for sharing that powerful word with all of us!!! I’m gonna get me some jars…with no lids! It was also way, way cool to see my man rockin it on stage with the rest of the praise team!!! You guys blessed me!!! Great Big hugs to you!!! The Willett girls love you bunches!!

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    Sandi Strong says:

    Beth, Thank you for sharing the Word with my mom and i on Saturday at Lake Ann Camp. God used you to bring me to Christ and to remind me of His great strength to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

  20. 720
    Lynn says:

    I was feeling so broken and alone when I checked your blog this morning. What a blessing! I am downloading the booklet to use as suggested.

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    becky martin says:

    Hi, I am trying to print out the “forsake and take” file and because of the blue typing, it doesn’t come out dark enough on my printer. I even went to the library and tried to print it out there and had the same problem. Could you make one downloadable that is black and white? Thank you, Becky

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    Becky says:

    Could we please have a written copy of the prayer you blessed us with from Reading, PA?

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    terry says:

    I so needed the message on faith. Child is a prodigal and I need to believe God can deliver her

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    Cindy says:

    What a great day Saturday was! God moved in our midst. Thank you! This is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this. We have already reserved our worship center for next year.

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    Anne says:

    Thanks, Beth. I missed the simulcast, but this is helpful.

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    KAY GLEAVES says:

    Is going ON? !
    Serioulsy Sister… you have NO idea how powerful this was to me.
    All these things are lining up right now for God to do something BIG.
    Humanly UNexplainable…
    in mine and my husbands life…. and
    God tucked you and your message into part of the POWER of it! It’s truely crazy how God is putting this all together… and
    I’m truthfully scared. I need to read these verses on fear because I’m being taken out of a comfort zone for sure…
    and being prepared to “go big” …


    I’m just this little no one…insignificant to soo many, but He wants to use my story. And I’m going to let Him!
    so I’m hanging on!!! Seeing where this ride takes me!!! because I KNOW… it’s to a place of Supernatural things and provisions where GOD does miraculous and impossible things!!!
    I’m ready to tell it… He’s going to use it.
    Thank you for being willing to be His vessel… the Oil just keeps on coming out of ya!!!

  27. 727
    Paula says:

    2nd Post…
    PLEASE post the wonderful powerful beautiful personal amazing prayer!?!?

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    Jean says:

    Ahhhhh, I am Girl Z… I was able to come and see you in Reading and am still shaking my head – how did I get to be Girl Z. Thank you so much for keeping it real. May God continue to bless you and use you to help all of us women with real life. My faith is renewed and I can’t wait to see what will be in my journal next year.

    Who Is This Woman You Made Me To Be!!!

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    Beth says:

    God bless you as much or more than He has bleessed me through you. I am eager to get started on the Fear and Courage packet. I have always been filled with, not fear but, terror. I never developed self-confidence, so I will build confidence in the Lord!!

    One unexpected miracle from the live cast, my friend took me to the broadcast at her home town, over two hours away from where I have lived my whole life. There, I met a lady that is married to a dear friend of mine, (my deceased brother’s buddy from high school). I had lost touch with him over 40 years ago. She called him, and I was able to see him again. What a blessing!

    Thank you again! I can’t wait for the next one!

  30. 730
    Jamison says:


    Thank you so much for blessing us with The Great Forsake and Take booklet. I could not listen to the simulcast this past weekend. Spoke in my first church leadership conference. All the glory and honor goes to God. Yielded myself to Him.

    I love you Beth. The first time I heard of and saw you was at a simulcast my boss invited me to attend at her church about 10 years ago. You have been my Bible
    study teacher ever since. My heart gets full just thinking about how God touched me that day through you. God bless you, your family and your staff.

    Much love,

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    Kristi Walker says:

    Oh Beth…I have to tell you how much God used you to influence someone so dear to me this weekend: My first cousin is also, by absolute providence, one of my closest girlfriends. She was able to attend your simulcast at our church this Saturday and all I can say is thank you…Thank you. My sweet friend and cousin has suffered with so much fear. She was molested as a child after her father, who was a pastor, passed away in a car accident…both her and her brothers were in the car with him.

    She has lived a life of fear and has been through so much therapy to be free from a heart that sometimes feels crippled with fear and angst…and yet she somehow manages to be one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I love her so much and I just have to tell you how much I love our sweet Savior who used you to reach her this Saturday. I know that only time will show just how much she allowed the Lord to touch her, but for the first time in a LONG time I saw her sparkle come back after hearing you speak. She had allowed God to wash away some of that fear that so often cripples her.

    I’m going to print these for her because she isn’t much for the internet, and therefore our Siestaville. …grin…

    Big love, Kristi 🙂

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    Christy says:

    I watched the simulcast from my living room – my “new” tween daughter (in process of adoption) entertaining herself in her room in the background. I have felt spiritually dry and distant, seemingly experiencing one really difficult situation after another, and felt God’s love absolutely pour out over me in the words He called you to say. He washed me anew with repentance and gratefulness. I realized I had “accepted something in my life” that was actually defeating me. I will be focusing on the verses on fear and courage, and by God’s grace will soon “not recognize myself.”
    Thank you.

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    Michele says:

    Siesta Mama, Thanks so Much for posting the “Great Forsake and Take”. I didn’t get to join in on the simulcast, but we were praying for y’all (and I will definitely benefit from all those verses). I was able to pass the document along to a friend of mine, her name is Peggy and she will be going in for surgery on Sept. 25th. She recently found out she has quite a bit of cancer back and the doctor will be putting in a port for chemo and seeing if he can remove all of the cancer. Please pray for her and her family. Siestas, you too!!

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    Andria Donnelly says:

    May God bless you for speaking straight to my heart.

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    Elizabeth Suggs says:

    I thank you and I give God all the Glory for the conference on Saturday. The Lord spoke to me and I am blessed.
    I wanted to know if I could get a copy of the prayer you
    prayed over ME ! I would love to be able to read it again, and continue to pray it over myself but also over my other sisters in Christ. The Lord spoke, many, many women shared the good news!

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    Melissa Ford says:

    Thank you! This was a ton of research and work. I am thankful you find joy in God’s Word and are able to include us in the journey. Thank you again.
    ~ Melissa

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    Dottie says:

    Thank you to Ms Beth and all of the staff who labored for our Lord Jesus Christ this past Saturday. I wanted to share how powerful the direction going forth was for me. I just realized just this week, God was trying to use me again, the in calling I have always had a fear of. I even spoke to a co worker about it Friday, and then on Saturday, God so very lovingly helped me to recognize that “feeling in your stomach” when you know HE is about to do something. I soooo appreicate Jackson sharing with his Be Be how he felt, it inspired me very simply to realize that when God does give me that “feeling” it’s because HE is going to do something great for someone. HE is ready to do his work, I am only the hands and feet here in this world to carry out his love for HIS children. Thank you Beth and Jackson.

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    christina says:

    The Lord answered your prayers. There were so very many bits of Saturday, even down to your quote from 2 Cor. 4 and Travis’s statement that “worship is warfare,” that were like gifts wrapped in ribbon and a bow and labeled with my name. Such a gift. Thank you, and thanks be to God who really does hear prayer and work by His Spirit in many and diverse hearts around the world for the edification of the church and His glory.

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    Cameron says:

    Thank you Beth! I had a fantastic day on Saturday. Laughter, tears and more laughter. A special thanks to you for your prayer. I have NEVER had such a powerful prayer prayed over me!!

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    Cameron says:

    Also, I second Elizabeth Suggs comment about a copy of the prayer. I would also love to have a copy!! The Holy Spirit was all over that. Thanks again.

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    Barbara Roth says:

    Beth, I just wanted to tell you that about 50 women from my church went on Sat. to see your simulcast and I can’t tell you how inspired I was from it. I live in Las Vegas and go to a terrific church here and get fed by our pastor. Going to see your simulcast on Sat. was the shot in the arm that I needed. Thank you for your sold out life for Him and sharing what he has wanted you to share. God bless you and your entire family!

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    Lynne says:

    THANK you LPM for all you do to bring Beth to us and may blessings continue to rain on you and yours Beth.

    The Simulcast (in Eugene Oregon) was the first I’ve attended . . all I can say is WOW I was certainly not disappointed. And, I am THRILLED beyond belief to hear that you will be here live in April! I can hardly wait. Thank you for the Great Forsake and Take.

    I too found to my great surprise (given that I am not often moved to tears) that I had tears streaming down my face when you prayed over us . . I too would love a copy of your prayer if that is possible. This is a season of incredible loss and equally staggeringly wonderful new beginnings for me which in my natural self would have me reeling however, I came away from my time with Him last Saturday reinforced in my belief that He is in charge of it all.

    So, thank you (Beth) again for all you do to help us better understand both scripture and its author – He has certainly blessed you with a rich gift of revelation and I am so blessed by you sharing that gift with us.

    Lynne in Eugene Oregon

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    cheryl brake says:

    I re3ally enjoyed the program , It wqas awesome you could feel the holy spirit moving , thank you for all you do for the glory of the lord god bless you

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    Sherry says:

    Thank you so much everyone for all the work and dedication that was put into the simulcast on Saturday. For myself, I would say that God showed up in a big way on Saturday. Beth, thank you for being such an open vessel for Christ to pour into and then pouring it back out on us! I too would love to have the prayer that you prayed over ME. If that could be posted and downloaded I would love it. Thanks again.

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    Tracy Shafer says:

    Thank you for the resources and the spirit filled message that you and Travis blessed us with on Saturday. I can’t thank you enough for the privilege that our church group had to organize the event at our church. OUr goal was 50 women and we had 120. God had bigger goals for us. We are looking forward to beginning the James study in two weeks. We have prayed for all of you for a long while. I will never be “Fine” again. Tahnk you for being such a blessing.

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    jill says:

    Mrs. Beth, I don’t know if it is in your hands to do so, but I am hating that I missed the simulcast on Saturday…..PLEASEEEEEE make it available. I will pay any amount of money to be able to watch it. I so hope we can get a chance to take part. It sounds like it was awesome…as always!

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    Lynda Rickey says:

    What a total sweetheart you are to do this for us. I am anticipating the huge way that Jesus is going to use this in my life. Since I started memorizing scripture in earnest with the ladies on the blog in 2011, the Lord has used those verses mightily in my day to day life. I am excited to start on another adventure in “courage”. There aren’t words big enough or long enough to tell you how much I love you, sweet sister.
    Blessing to you and yours and all those at LPM,

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    Deb says:

    I was able to attend Saturday in one of my favorite cabins with 5 of my favorite people. From the 2nd song I had tears streaming. God used you to confirm everything I have been dealing with over the past few months, (maybe years). And when you prayed for me, I no more got the words off my lips that I needed this more than I need my next breath, when you said the exact words. It really was very personal and for me and I thank you for being obedient to the Spirit. I will no longer settle for the humanly explainable life.

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    Rosa says:

    Just wanted to thank you Beth for giving so much of yourself for others. What a great example of how to pour out the love of the Father to others. I don’t know how they team at Lifeway technically made the simulcast work so so many could see, but it was wonderful to be able to watch from home! The message really hit home with me and has caused me to dig deeper and face the fact that I don’t always ask for fear of being disappointed. What crazy mindsets I allow to find home with me. Thanks for being bold and real in what you say.

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    SARAH says:

    I just read the first page of the great FORSAKE AND TAKE, and I am overwhelmed to tears. I cannot wait to read these passages to my son, memorize them with him, and pray them over him. He is the little boy you described. However, there is also a deep rooted hurt in his heart from birth, that causes him to be fearful of abandonment.

    I told him that my friend, Ms. Beth, had a very special gift from the Lord for him, he is eager to memorize this scripture with me and can’t wait to share it with his cousin who is literally, “afraid of the dark”… (figuratively, so is Mommy).

    TOMORROW, this cowardly lion will begin to find courage! 🙂

    THANK YOU!!!

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