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, β€œfor 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, β€˜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. 751
    Katy says:

    I wasn’t able to attend the simulcast event. But God is blessing me without me even being there through this amazing & profound resource! I already passed it to a friend. Thanks Beth!!

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    Ceffie says:

    Wow what a message!!!! Beth my faith needed to be revived and the message you delivered on Saturday watered and fertilized it. Powerful, uplifting, and refreshing. Fear my greatest enemy. Thanks for the Great Forsake and Take. Now on with life and many many women spreading the good news. God bless you “good and faithful servant.”

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    olivia says:

    I was tremendously blessed by the conference this weekend. Thank you and dmay God continue to use you to speak into the lives of women all over the world.
    God Bless

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    Courtney Beth Burnside says:

    Every time I see you, God is between us weaving our hearts together, and with our God in the center it seems each message tops the previous! To God be the glory great things He has done!!! I love you Beth, your team and all our brothers and sisters in Christ!!! God Bless us, every one!!! you all are the best!!!

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    sherry says:

    Just woke up with my verses right beside me…I slept with them last nite…prayed over some before bed and prayed over some this morning…It’s all I got, and I KNOW it’s all I need right now…NO FEAR!!!

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    Charlie M. Perry says:

    Thanks for everything. God has given you an awesome gift. It is a blessing to me each time I have the opportunity to hear the Word that God places on your heart!!! Saturday was amazing!!!!

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    Judy says:

    It was a blessing for me to be in the Sovereign Center September 15th, 2012. I went with my friend and sister-in-law and my daughter was able to join us, for her first women’s conference (I was beside myself with joy!)
    I was thrilled to hear Beth tell of the day God freed her from fear. January 20th is a special day to me also, that is my son’s birthday.
    I have been too fearful to ask God to remove my fear, so embedded in my very being; thinking it would take surgery and a complete blood transfusion to clean out every cell of myself. Then the recovery process… Beth, your testimony gave me hope, that God may someday take my fear too. Thank you for telling your story!!!
    Mentored from afar…

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    Elizabeth says:

    Beth, Yesterday my husband and I received a call that an ultrasound of our son (Caleb) shows an opening between the right and left sides of his heart. It’s our first baby, I’m 30 and we tried for 2 years before we found we needed a fertility clinic to become pregnant. The first thing to rush over me was fear. This morning I woke up with 2 scriptures on my heart. Ps 48:10 Be still and know that I am God. And Isa 43:1 Fear not…(this one I sang in the shower :)). Thank you for this list of scripture. And thank you for your words on Saturday. I’m trusting in the faithfulness of God on this one. My life will be forever changed.

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      Donna says:


      I am praying for your baby.

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      Barb says:

      Elizabeth, praying and trusting the Lord for your unborn baby, Caleb. He is faithful!

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      Leslie says:

      Elizabeth, praying for you, your husband & the precious life you are carrying. Stand strong my sister…prayers are on the way.

      2 yrs. Ago, at the ripe old age of 40, I was diagnosed with an incurable disease 2 yrs. Ago, & have nearly died twice, but God is faithful & sees us through. I struggle with fear daily, but it will never defeat me!

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    Gwen says:

    Amazing, thank God for you & the prayer you spoke… it was such a powerful prayer, but it became two words for me “died unneccesarily”… when I was younger the enemy had stolen so much from me… but reaffirmed & revived that I am ALIVE in CHRIST & knowing how He’s whispered in my heart that I belong to HIM! Those two words were all that He needed me to hear… all else spoken before & after were a blur as my tears ran out. So blessed by this, as He keeps rebuilding & strengthening my faith…

    AND since I only really heard & needed to hear those two words at the time, if you would share the full prayer again that you spoke to “me” & all the other sisters, I would cherish to have a copy? πŸ™‚

  10. 760
    Gena Goodwin says:


    I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the Simulcast on Saturday. I had been praying for a while that God would help me find my spiritual edge again…I felt as if I had drifted away from Him due to not making time for Him each day as I should, and I felt like I was just going through the motions. Your teachings have awakened that desire to be close to Him above all else. This was a powerful teaching and one I am VERY GRATEFUL I attended. Praying for you and your team as you go forward and do God’s will.
    In Christ,

  11. 761
    Barb says:

    Dear Beth, LPM team & Travis & Praise team – thank you so much for being willing to be used by our Lord & Savior!!!

    Thank you Beth for being so transparent & real!! To know that you go thru the same kinds of struggles we/I do, opens up the door of hope to hear Jesus speaking thru you!! (BTW-I love Bibby’s secret closet!) Being touched by the Holy Spirit while you speak is always so powerfully moving! I don’t seem to get changed in big ways – but what the message I always hear (& need) is how much Jesus loves me!! That has been my life changer & continues to be. I am pouring over my notes & it’s good to know that the crisis in my life (small & large) are what our Lord uses (if I let Him) to bring out the full wonder of His Glory in my life. I need to forsake my bitterness & take Joy. I’m finding out that my bitterness stems from fears, so I will use these scriptures to find His courage & I do pray that I will wonder ‘who is this person you have made me’!

    Thank you Sweet Beth for continually pointing us to Jesus & His life changing love for us!!! My sister-in-law & I were so blessed to be at the simulcast together!

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      Barb says:

      I forgot to mention how much we (my sister-in-law & I both heatedly stated this) appreciate that you give us TOOLS to use that help us put into practice the lessons you are teaching! πŸ™‚

  12. 762
    Misty says:

    I was so blessed by the Word you brought on Saturday. Water to a dry and thirsty land. Words cannot express the renewal that took place. Thank you Miss Beth!

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    colleen says:

    “Praise God from whom all blessings flow — Praise Him all creatures here below!!!” I have not been able to post until now — because — I have just been dumbstruck. I BEGGED God for a word. BELIEVED He would bring one for me — THIS word you brought from His Holy Throne was beyond ANYTHING that I could think or imagine. SO personal,so needed,cutting to the very bone and marrow of me. Beth — thank-you doesn’t say enough. I can’t imagine how you do this. I praise God He raised you up to be His servant — His spokesperson. My girlfriend and I came to Reading — to the SOVEREIGN Center (THAT place will never be the same — hahahaha) to hear you. We both were so blown away. And that Praise Band?? Mmm – Mmm — what worship. Hand in hand w/your teaching –AMAZING!!! So glad you gave God your all — so we could have all that God had for us!! Thank you for giving us your compiled scripture — is there ANYWAY you could please print out that prayer — NEVER in all my life have I been prayed for like that. But whether you can or not — I was still prayed for like that so it’s fine. MANY, MANY women will share the Good News!! Wish with ALL my heart I lived in Texas πŸ™‚ Blessings to you, our dear Beth,blessings ABUNDANTLY!!!!

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    April Dollins says:

    I absolutely loved the simulcast and was hanging on every word. Unfortunately, I had to leave early for a family function and missed the 3rd session. Is there a video of the 3rd session available anywhere? I would love to hear the rest.

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    patty says:

    Dearest ‘Bibby’ Beth –

    How you blessed me with your message to us from the Sovereign God at the Sovereign Center on Saturday. I am going through a time of waiting on the Lord (with my empty jar)and while I have not seen anything happening (and my bank account is draining), I still have a sense of expectation. Maybe “something’s Up”?
    I so want that supernatural provision and not the humanly explainable life. And to be who He wants to make me!
    Thank you for bringing encouragement in the Lord, thank your worship team for the beautiful music and voices and please come back to PA..’cause we just love your twang and you!
    Much love in Christ,
    ‘Bicey’ Patty

  16. 766
    Sharon says:

    Thank you, Beth! It was a joy and blessing to participate in the simulcast! How wonderful it is to spend a day immersed in worship and in God’s Word. Thank you.

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    chatty Cathy says:

    You are truly Blessed to share with us and for us… Thank you.. As a mature woman, I still can be inspired by your teachings. Our Heavenly Father keeps us safe always… but alert to danger. May your travels be Blessed and Safe from harm. To all the future generations you will be a Light in a dark world.. Keep Shining… For Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  18. 768
    Sharon Crawl says:

    Hi Beth,
    this past Saturday was my first encounter with Living Proof Live. I can’t express to you how truly touched, blessed and changed I am! The entire day was so very special and precious to me. To be in that atmosphere with 5,000+ women and join with them in praise and worship to our Wonderful, Magnificent God was OVERWHELMING!!!
    But what I loved the most was how you opened the Word up to us!!! I want what you have!! I want to reach a deeper depth in Christ. Deeper humility. I see in you the scripture that says “I want to know Christ in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of his suffering”.

    You broke the word down so that everyone could identify with Girl A and Girl Z. I’ve read that passage many times but I had never seen what you brought out.

    Thank you for your authenticity and transparency! Thank you for sharing the deep parts of yourself with us. I am inspired to become more like Jesus and to live so HE gets the glory!

    Thanks for the Great Forsake and Take.
    God bless you. You will ever be in my prayers.

    Sharon Crawl

  19. 769
    Donna says:

    thank you for your words on Saturday, Sept 15th. I was attending the simulcast with a new group of friends and I will tell you right now, I too “want me some Jesus”. Thank you for your words and for the prayer at the end. I felt it personally. I am on a new spiritual journey which began probably a few weeks ago. Your inspiration has helped me.

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    Trish McGowen says:

    Thank you for praying for that “one woman”… ME. You have pierced my soul and my life will never be the same again! Thank you for letting God use you to spread the Good News! Please, please, please put your Prayer to One Woman on the website so that I can hear it everyday for the rest of my life!!!

    Blessings Upon You,

  21. 771
    Deb says:

    Hi, i’m not sure why i’m writing or what i’m supposed to even say, except that i just know i’m supposed to write to you. When my amazing friend first told me about this book and the blog, i was so excited by what i was seeing in the pictures of the groups of girls meeting, that i started writing something to submit as a comment. It was getting long and then i started feeling stupid about sending it, so i deleted it. Yesterday i argued with God, then quit being stubborn and started what turned out to be a very long email telling about what i do and the burden i have for teenage girls, and then it just deleted. i’m not sure how it deleted or where it went, but i do know that if an email deletes, it is not recoverable! πŸ™‚ So here I am again. All i’m going to say this time, is that i’m a Christian, i’m a counselor, and my heart hurts so much for the teen girls I work with. (…Oh, and i’m in Omaha, NE. hows that for exciting?) πŸ™‚ well alrighty then, now i’ve done it, nothing has deleted. and if you have any idea why God keeps telling me to write on this blog, i’d love for you to fill me in! πŸ™‚

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    Carol Johnson says:

    I just loved this simulcast, what an encouraging time it was, not only to hear you speak Beth but to also visit with many other Christian women. I hope to attend many more. One more comment, the church we went to was called Westney Height Baptist Church in Ajax Ontario, what an amazing group of people at this church. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the meals were great, they not only tasted good but the presentation was just great, I hope to use some of their ideas in my home church fellowship group.

    An extra blessing for me, my sisters booked the tickets and it turned out to be a very long distance from my home town. When we arrived we found their home church had saved us seats, I sat down, looked across the isle and one of my dearest friends (whom I haven’t seen in a number of years) was sitting right across from me. We had such nice visit during the breaks, the Lord certainly knows how to throw a party.

    So, all-in-all, I really enjoyed the day.

    Blessings to you and your staff.

    Carol Johnson

  23. 773
    Kay Barker says:

    This was an incredible weekend. We had so much fun as a small group, and, as usual, Beth’s teaching was amazing. Thank you so much for your answering the constant call to lead you “seistas” to a closer walk with our Father. The worship and praise were incredible. Thank you!

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    Nicole says:

    I have strugged with anxiety my entire life so when I came to your simulcast and you started talking about fear and how anxiety stems from that it made me feel, well… anxious! πŸ™‚ I knew I needed to change, to release my fears and live in freedom but it was anxiety provoking to decide if I could really ask to be released from something that has been so much of a part of my life for my entire 31 year existence!

    Thankfully God got through to me that day instead of Satan and I stopped believing the lie that I cannot change. I knew I needed to have MUCH faith because I was asking to be released from much!

    I wrote down December 15th, 2012 as the day 3 months from Saturday where I hope to be unrecognizable to myself! I have recommitted my life to Jesus and prayed for freedom from all of my fears! I am believing in Him for freedom and asking that the only anxious thoughts I have are those that come from awaiting His return to take me home!

  25. 775
    Mary Buck says:

    Thank you Beth for honoring God and delivering his message. I have been in a spiritual slump all summer long; choosing to do my own thing and not seeking God. Although my faith never waivered, I certainly wasn’t active. Not only did I take so much from your blessing you prayed over us, I have been sharing with a friend who is hurting and broken and hope that through the words God is giving me she will find Him!

    I give thanks and praise to our Lord for you Beth because you are such a faithful servant.

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    Kathy Filker says:

    So grateful to have experienced this teaching at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, MI 9/15/12. THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this possible. Typed up my notes right away and appreciate your provision of this follow through material to grow by. Kathy Filker

  27. 777
    Peg Beiler says:

    Dear Beth,
    My heart was so blessed at the conference at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa. I cried a lot of the time. The music, message, and challenge to live an abundant life spoke so strongly to my soul.
    May Our Precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to work mightily through you and your dedicated team.
    Peg Beiler

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    Julie says:

    Okay Beth, this is stretching it I am sure. Just say I am giving it a try. We are starting the James study at our church tomorrow. So very excited too I might add. I am going to do the welcome to the nearly 90 women that are coming. I thought it would be so COOL if you called in (on my cell) and encouraged the women.(Would put you on speaker) briefly.
    I am sure it is one of the craziest request you have ever had requested. Regardless we can’t wait to hear from you via video. Thank you for all you do to serve our precious Lord.


  29. 779
    Michelle says:

    Saturday was a true blessing! Thank you for sharing God’s word with all of us. Keep on sharing!!! FYI – Saturday’s simulcast was the 4th Living Proof event for me in less than 2 years and I receive a new and fresh message each time. IN CHRIST

  30. 780
    Kathy says:

    Beth, you could single handedly put 5 hour energy,Monster,Jolt etc. out of business! I was so amped up Saturday and have been ever since. ( so much better then 5 hours)! Tonight will be the fourth year of facilitating DivorceCare. I always go into feeling fearful because I realize I will be ministering to severley broken hearts and souls and I want to be sure it is the word of God coming thru. I have always been nervous to pray out loud in front of others, but now, I feel like there is nothing that could stop me! Thank you for giving me the jolt and reminder of how truly fearless we all can be with God on our side! Thank you God for giving Beth such an amazing gift!

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    Sherrill Thorne says:

    I really would like to pass this experience along to some of my sisters in Christ. Will there be a dvd of the simulcast that we can buy?

    Blessings to you all.

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    Stacey says:

    Dear Beth my sister in Christ,

    After attending your video bible studies, it was so wonderful to see you in person. You totally spoke my heart, though I had already come to the realization about fear in my own life and how counter productive it is for us who believe, I could totally relate to what you were saying. I so wanted to stand up and compel the thousands of women there to respond to your passionate plea. I see so many women held captive by fear, reacting to life’s challenges in fear, it cripples them spiritually and causes them to do things that they would not otherwise do. How I wish that I could help them understand the freedom in setting aside that fear, you did a wonderful job laying it out there. Thank you—-thank you— for following the Lord’s calling in your life to share this with us!

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    Steph says:

    Before the simulcast, I prayed, “Lord, I know Beth doesn’t really struggle with fear and anxiety, but I NEED to hear from You on this issue, Father. Please, would You speak to me about this on Saturday?” Needless to say, He came through – through you! Thank you for your faithfulness and for you honesty. My heart overflows with thankfulness and I am truly, “Blessed in the Presence!” My printer is out of ink … darn … but once we get a new cartridge, my top priority is the Great Forsake and Take. πŸ™‚ Beth, I can’t express in words how God has used you and your gifts to build me up over the years. Thank you and may He bless you with much joy and abundance.

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    Carolyn May says:

    Beth: Thank you so much for this. Moline was awesome and the September 15th simulcast was incredible! I am renewed and refresed in my ability to lead and step out in faith. My personal scripture, Acts 20:24, inspires me now more than ever. For over 20 years, not one piece of mail has ever left my home without that scripture on an envelope. After the simulcast, I am even more determined to “ride the white water rapids”. Thanks you again for all you do.

  35. 785
    Jolene Berke says:

    Just so you know….I clicked on the link in your blog to download Adobe Reader and it was full of viruses and malware. Luckily I have the latest Norton Antivirus on my computer, and it caught the stuff before it got on my computer….It took me awhile to “uninstall” everything that “did” get installed. Just thought you should be aware that the Adobe Reader download file appears to be corrupted. I got at least 2 notices from Norton about viruses and malware, before I just stopped installation and started uninstalling things. A lot of “junk” came along with the install of Adobe Reader….just making you aware! Thanks, Beth! I LOVE you and LOVE your messages! πŸ™‚

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    briana wysocki says:

    I was wondering if Beth or someone had the “prayer” that she had us turn to whomever was sitting next to us towards the end of the conference. I was invited by a good friend of mine and we said the prayer to each other. However it was incredibly moving and (i know this is horible) but I do not remember over half of what I repeated. I would love to be able to print it out so that each of us could have a copy to remind us of what we said to each other and to remember what an emotional day it was! thank you!!!!!!!!

  37. 787
    Eddielyn says:

    Beth ~ WOW! Do not have words to express the magnitude of spiritual depth that resonated from last Saturday. God poured out His Spirit on you sooo powerfully. What a great message. I could not wait to get home and study and pray. Your closing “sister” prayer was amazing. I’ve never had anyone pray over me like that. Is there any chance there’s a copy somewhere, or a framework of ideas. Also, the partner prayer was so special. Please let me know if I can find that somewhere on your site. And tell that Travis we love him, too. You two together made us all feel pretty close to heaven. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Can’t wait til next year!

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    Lori Pringle says:

    What a wonderful day with God & Girlfriends! Thank you Beth and the LPM team for a great day of study and worship! God can and will do great things! Psalm 68:11

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    Lori B says:

    Thank you for teaching me Saturday.

    One of many, many

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    Laurie says:

    My sister and I attended your conference this weekend….almost on a whim. We were given last minute tickets to your event. I have to tell you as tears of joy stream down my cheeks……we are definitely girl A’s! But God has given us a hope and a dream that our lives will be different one day soon. I wanted to let you know that God used you to save a life. My sister has been crippled in fear unable to leave her abusive boyfriend. She received the encouragement she needed to be set free from this stronghold. I am forever grateful for your message and I hope God blesses your ministry. God has truly used you to reach out to the lost.

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      Karen Miller says:

      What a wonderful testimony of what God has done in your lives! If you attended the Live Event in Reading know that there are women who are here to encourage you and your sister in your walk of faith and in forsaking your fears. Click on our website here or above to connect with some women. Also we start Beth’s James study next week.

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    Susan says:

    This event was so special to me. I loved hearing the Lord speak through you, Beth. Thank you for the unending dedication you show to Jesus! Like many others who have posted here, I would love to have a copy of the prayer that was prayed….over me-so special! That prayer brought me to a new place of trust in the Lord and I am so grateful. Thank you for all you do!

  42. 792

    I am not battling fear, but I am building up courage. My first radio show broadcast goes live tomorrow at 3 pm CST. I am excited and praying down heaven for my listeners. @BloominInspired

    You tune in online! I pray it is all right that I leave the link. Just select the Inspirational Bowl in the left sidebar and listen in!

    Thx all,


  43. 793
    Terri Lovett says:


    How I so needed this the other day when you posted it! The Lord used it to quiet my heart before Him. I couldn’t process all of the words before and after the verse that popped out at me immediately…. He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the LORD.
    – Psalm 112:7 (HCSB)

    I was nervous about a medical test I was going to have later that morning, and this jumped out at me. I claimed it, and was flooded with peace. I still do not have the results, but I know that God is faithful no matter what.

    Thank you for allowing Him to use you to minister to me when I needed it the most the other morning!


  44. 794
    Gail Ramesh says:

    Is there anyway to get a copy of the prayer that Beth prayed over ME at the Simulcast?!?!?!?!?

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    Patty Solomon says:

    Great conference Saturday. Really glad I attended. I would really appreciate it if I could get a copy of the prayer you had us repeat to each other near the end. It meant a lot and I’d like to read it over again and maybe share it with others. Thanks so much.

    Also thank you for your great message. I think I’ve been almost the whole alphabet (woman A-woman Z) πŸ™‚ You’ve gotten me motivated to get my “face in the book” a whole lot more
    May God bless you and yours

  46. 796
    Sara Martin says:

    Beth, you are such an inspirational sister in Christ! thanks for putting your all into bringing God’s Word to us in Reading, PA. I was in desperate need of the topic God led you to. I could feel the Spirit working in my heart, it was just awesome! I loved the prayer you prayed over us! Thanks for following God’s leading in that!
    I am praying for you that God would protect you from Satan’s poisoned darts that he throws at you.
    God bless you richly!

  47. 797
    Darlene Ruetschle says:

    Dear Beth,
    My daughter, daughter-in-law and I attended the Simulcast on Sept. 18th and were so blessed by the entire seminar. God has gifted you with the ability to bring the word in an awesome way. I’m also doing your study on James and with God’s help will try to memorize the book. It will be a real challenge as I’m 72!
    God bless your ministry and your family abundantly.

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    Lisa Groschopp says:

    I can’t thank you enough for letting the Holy Spirit work through you to speak to me, and so many others on Saturday. I was in a very dark, secret place that not many knew about, have slowly been trying to climb out one step at a time. I can honestly say after Saturday, I am back. Thank you. I will not fear, I will not be ashamed, and I will not let satan stop me from spreading the good news. I just printed out these verses, and am very thankful to have a resource put together to turn to. This one may go in my purse! May God bless you exactly as you need, my sister….just as you do for so many. Thank you again.

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    Thank you so much for Saturday. My old enemy of fear had crept back into my life and God used you to point it back out to me. When you prayed for us, I know you have probably had a lot ladies already tell you, but the Holy Spirit truly made it feel like you praying for me. The Great Forsake and Take is already helping and I am going to try and commit all of them to memory for my arsenal. May God continue to strengthen and protect you. He is using you so mightily in the lives of women. By the way, Travis, Wes and Julie are close friends of mine. Love them so much.

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    Taylor says:

    the seminar was amazing and i loved it.Im 17 and it takes a lot to get into things so easely but the seminar was amazing =) thank you soo very much

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