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. 101
    Alice Peiser says:

    Would you also publish the prayer that Beth prayed at the end of the simulcast?

  2. 102

    Thank you Beth for an amazing day! God answered your prayers – it was an Ephesians 3:20 sort of day – more than I could even ask for or imagine!
    Thank you!

  3. 103
    Ann Humphries says:

    Beth, thank you SO MUCH for the simulcast. I joined 9 ladies from my church and we drove to Blackshire Place Baptist Church in Oakwood, Georgia. I was very much ministered to by the Lord.

  4. 104

    Thank you for allowing God to use you and to speak through you! Today was such a refreshment! Next month I am heading to Honduras with a team of women from our church, to minister to the women there.

    I feel so unequipped for this call on my life.

    Thank you for this day of encouragement and confirmation.

    May you receive a double portion for the oil you poured forth today!

  5. 105
    Tasha says:

    Just arrived home from the Simulcast. I am in such awe.
    I have printed The Great Forsake and Take. So I’m trying to arm myself.

    I have to tell you. I am going through the Living Beyond Yourself Bible study with a group of ladies. We watched Session one Tues. where you taught about how to begin each day pouring out and pouring in so I can pour forth …..being filled with the Spirit. I have not in all my 27 years of walking with the Lord heard anyone speak on these steps and the importance of doing so each morning. This is the key to life change that my stale walk has been missing. And I feel like this weekend just adds building blocks to this crucial foundation that my mornings have been missing. I have walked with God and studied His Word for years…..been in ladies Bible studies and lead them. But that session in LBY just stopped me dead still…the missing key so to speak.

    Couple that with the teaching this weekend….oh my goodness and that prayer that you prayed for me….was that prayer written down….is there any way to get a copy of it??

    Sorry if this is rambling… I am just so overwhelmed by the moving of the Spirit in our meeting today. Just wanted to get this all down while it is fresh.

    Thank you Beth and all of your team for following the Lord and for having the courage to speak to us so boldly what the Lord had for me….I got it….I’m pressing forward…

    Thanks so much………
    Love in Christ,

  6. 106
    Alicia Yarborough says:

    Just got home from todays simulcast that I attended at East Side Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Thank you so much for sharing the day and your heart with us!!! May God continue to bless you and your team. I have printed out The Great Forsake and Take and will be putting it to good use. Thanks again for the day and also for the prayer you prayed over me. You have been greatly used by God this day!!!
    In His Grip….Alicia

  7. 107
    Kim says:

    Thank you, Beth, for the word today! 60 women from New Market, AL were ministered to in an amazing way!

  8. 108
    Carole says:

    I thought I was going to be at a meeting today and did not purchase the simulcast until 10am after I realized the meeting is next week. I am so ADHD and one of the things that I fear is making mistakes. I am the women’s ministry leader in our church, I sing, teach a women’s bible study and I never do any of it without the fear that I will not be able to concentrate or focus. It is hard to explain without making this a long blog post, but the older I get the more I’m thinking I should just give it all up because it would be so much easier, I sat watching the simulcast today in absolute amazement. I wasn’t able to get a listening guide since I didn’t order until today, but I wrote download as much as I could. As you prayed at the end I felt God’s peace and love like never before. I.know that I was to hear your message today and I thank you for your commitment to teaching women God’s word.
    I have been teaching your studies for at least ten years and each one brings me closer to God in a new and different way.

  9. 109
    Lisa says:

    Thank you for this day!!! Revival has happened and I got my Jesus on!! Is there any way I could get a copy of that awesome prayer you prayed over me?

  10. 110
    Connie Preuss says:

    I so enjoyed the simulcast today at our church, Trinity North, Amarillo, Texas. What a great message. I had never heard you speak before. What a gift you have. God Bless You!

  11. 111
    Jessica says:

    Praise you, Jesus! And thank you, Beth for sharing Words of Life with us. My life has always been a battle against fear…until today. I am ready and I will be courageous! NO FEAR!

  12. 112
    Kimberly Genovese says:

    Beth, THANK YOU – Praise God for your agreement to live out the life God has called you to. There are many wonderful teachers of His Word. YOU speak clearest, loudest and most powerfully to my heart, mind & spirit. THANK YOU for your ministry and especially today. Your prayer flooded over, thorough and within me and my Soul rejoiced at my grateful receipt of the blessings in your prayer and the mission before me!! I am accepting your 90-day challenge and I am excited to meet the new me in Christ! Interesting that it will take us to just before Christmas to celebrate…Hmmmmm; gotta love it!! 🙂

  13. 113
    Kathy Weekley says:

    I attended the simulcast in Niceville Florida today! Such a powerful teaching! Thank you for doing this for me, your sister.
    I am a believer and like you do not know the exact date, but I do know that 9/15/12 will forever be a changing point in my life and the “LIGHT” that shines from me.


  14. 114

    There is no way that you could have known about the fear hindering me from moving forward in my own ministry…but God knew! He knew I needed that final push through the door of possibility and He choose to use you to do it! And what’s even more amazing is how He used a “technical glitch” to literally unite our community of women in a way that we have never been united before! We were standing around the sanctuary holding hands as one unit declaring God sovereign over our circumstances! In this society and time of turmoil, discord and hate among brothers and sisters we dropped denominational lines and came together as one. How glorious is our God!?! Hallelujah! I thank God for your willingness to overcome and share your weaknesses with us. It helps me so much to know that you have trouble with public speaking…because THAT is precisely where God is calling me! And I was terrified. NO MORE! I WILL FEAR NOT BECAUSE THE LORD IS WITH ME! AMEN!

  15. 115
    judy says:

    Today I faced my fear and took my courage. I will be having surgery this week, hearing what Beth had to say about fear left me full of courage. Thank God.

  16. 116
    Cindy Franklin says:

    What an awesome time in the Lord today with Beth through the simulcast. God is faithful in all things. I am excited to see all things come to pass that he showed me today. Thank you to all at Living Proof and Lifeway for making today happen. Evangel Worship Center in Marianna, FL was our host today and they did a fabulous job.

  17. 117

    Hi Beth, I just got home from your simulcast. It was really awesome! I just want you know that you’re such a inspiration to me. I’ve taken several of your studies and have learned so much. You have a way of making the characters in the bible real people. Breaking Free really changed my life. God has been working on me for several years and when I took that class, I realized that God really does love me. Something I always found hard to accept. I’ve changed alot and God is still working on me. It is probably a full time job for him-ha!
    I just wanted to thank you for serving women. You do really make a difference!

  18. 118
    Lorie says:

    I agree with everyone Thank you Lord, & Thank You Beth for praying over me today. Can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen :))

  19. 119
    Tammy says:


    Thank you for praying for me today. The love you have really shines through.

    Tammy, Thunder Bay, ON

  20. 120
    Carol says:

    Thank you Beth For having the courage to give us all the Word that we needed. I thank the Father that He moved so mightily though you. The last bit was so intimate talking to the one sister and have the same thing said back. Thank you again, God worked wonders.

  21. 121
    Angela says:

    Thank you is all I can say at this time. You are one that I will say helped transform my life. I’ve been in a desert for quite some time–but received a word from God–through you–today that has brought back the zeal and fire to my faith.

  22. 122
    Alicia says:

    Oh Beth, God used you mightily today! I watched with a group of ladies in Rome, GA. Thank you for being obedient to our Sovereign Savior. I was so very blessed that you prayed for me, and I accepted that with my whole heart. I am so grateful for you and your ministry. I love you very much!

  23. 123
    Suzie DeVaughn says:

    What a blessing! God was speaking directly to me. I have lived in fear for 48 years. But with His help I will forsake it and push back my enemy! God has be calling me to ladies ministry for a couple of years now. I want to be with the children. He has other plans. So watch Gehazi’s the Lord as a mighty work in me to do.
    I am terrified of the what the “new” me will look like because I have lived in this flesh for so long. I truly am ready to get started. Thank you all for allowing God Almighty to use you to help me! Blessings

  24. 124
    vanessa says:

    Thank you Beth. Today was amazing and the Lord was present! He used you mightily.

  25. 125
    karen ellison says:

    What blessing it was today to listen to you.we had about 9 different church in my litttle town of about 2000!!!When you ask for people to come forward our rain came down so hard God was washing away all our sins if your were listening!!!I went to your blog & we will share with your church members & who ever is in our listen reach.I called my friend in Las Vegas Nev.& she will share too!!!

  26. 126
    Shari says:

    Beth and Living Proof team –
    You are always so faithful to give us what God is revealing to you. Thank you so very much!
    Right before the invitation time I wrote the following in my notes: Pray with expectation. My prayer: I want a family FULL of faith and surrendered walks with God! I said this means…. me, etc and etc. I listed all the names in my family. All of them! Please Lord! Do it!

    During the invitation, I went forward and shared it with the ministry team who prayed with me in belief because this is indeed God’s will for them to be saved and deepen their/our walks with Him. Praise the Lord for what He is going to do.

    I having been praying for this for my children for several years. I have watched them live with less of God and more of the world. It has broken my heart and caused me to focus more on what the circumstances appear to be than what God can do. NO MORE! God has a plan and I am trusting Him to complete it.

  27. 127
    Mary Jeanne says:

    First thank you for making this available to us in our homes, what a blessing. Second, Wow! We were totally blessed and recharged. We thank you Beth, Living Proof and the Worship Team for spending the day feeding us with God’s Word and for your dedication and obedience to His calling on your lives.

    We love you guys!

    May the Lord bless you and keep you!

  28. 128
    Mary says:

    Truly a Blessed in the Presence day!!

    Thank you for a wonderful day filled with a great message and one that everyone of us present in Pierre, SD needed!!
    You and the team are an inspiration and we are going to study Daniel starting this week! Looking forward to seeing you back in South Dakota in August 2013:)

  29. 129
    Linda Hill says:

    Just got back home for simucast in McComb, MS and Beth, you really spoke to issues i am dealing with and have for some time. Thank you for the lessons you taught and giving us direction for the journey. I only wish you could summarize your final prayer once again. I`m one of those who can`t remember and need to go over it slowly again. I know you have prayed for us before when I have had your studies, but this time–it was so powerful that you did it right in front of us. Thanks also for the scriptures that I WILL be studying so I can be free of the fears I`m facing. Thanks for being so willing to listen for His calling and share with us. God bless you and your team!

  30. 130
    Venetia says:

    Thank you, Beth. I felt today’s simulcast was a special gift from God, as if just for me… and your prayer was eagerly received. I had been praying for and desperately needing a personal revival and He met me right where I was kneeling… intimately and tenderly. Your lessons today were truly blessed gifts from the beginning to the end. Thank you, again. I do look forward to meeting the woman God is creating me to be!


  31. 131
    Jan Taylor says:

    Beth, thank you so much for today! I feel blessed beyond belief! I am a Flight Attendant and am on a layover in Shannon, Ireland!! I did not think this would work because I am on my iPad and they said you should not do wireless because of the streaming problems. Not only did it work but, it work perfectly! I so did not want to be on this trip and tried everything I could to drop it. But God knew better. I had a hotel room to myself, no kids, no house work, no interruptions! What a glorious way to spend my day. You were speaking right to me!

  32. 132
    Susan Stoddard says:

    Thank you for the message that God gave to you for us today……our group of women want to be used by Him…..

  33. 133
    Loretta says:

    What a word, Beth!! Loved the whole day and so did my group. Thanks for the equipping. Love you!!!

  34. 134
    Holly says:

    That prayer that you prayer for ME was like water. Thank you for laying your sweet spiritual hands on me and bringing me before the throne with your intercession. I RECEIVE IT!! And needed it so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    (Was watching in Fulton, MD)

  35. 135
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    All I can say is WOW GOD!! Thank you for praying for me, your sister. Could not wait to get home & print out the Scriptures! Beth words cannot express my gratitude for being obedient to the Word He gave you. I will never be the same!!!

  36. 136
    Lulu David says:

    We attended the simulacast from East Bayou in Lafayette, La and I just have to say it was absolutely amazing. Thank you for your prayers for me girlfriend. I will continue to pray for you and all my sistas.

  37. 137
    Cindy Jones says:

    From Girl A of the 150,000. Thank you my Siesta and friend. I prayed for y’all before the simulcast, but my prayer paled in comparison to that masterpiece of a prayer you said over us. WOW!
    I saw living royal purple as you prayed, my Spirit rejoiced, and my heart sang. You were right there in Hudson 1st Baptist North Carolina,I know you were. I’m in a season of loss, but oh what I’ve found.I am pushing back the enemy and gaining back ground. I am starting to live my first hand story again. God bless you for your faithfulness. My mother and I attended,and a seminar with you and my Mom and I in attendance was God;s gift to me. My BIO-Before it’s Over-Better known as a bucket list was checked off.Can’t wait to unpack this Great Forsake and Take Treasure for I want to be like HIM!!

  38. 138
    Jean Schlosser says:

    Thank you all for everything! I cried and cried, today
    during your prayer, today, Beth over us. You spoke God’s
    heart right into mine. Jesus sure did show up! Thanks
    for being that vessel whose oil has overflowed into
    our vessels. That oil is increasing and I’m praying
    for revival right with all of you. I love you guys and
    I prayed for my enemies, on my way home:)

  39. 139
    Lisa Clark says:

    Thank you! What a Blessed day we had!

  40. 140
    Becca says:

    Beth–Thank you for your amazing message today—for being faithful to speak out what HE put on your heart for us to hear.

    So thankful today for such amazing technology!! I was in my jammies in my living room joining 150,000 voices praising our Jesus!

  41. 141
    Lauren says:

    Once again, God spoke directly through your mouth to my heart. My small group Bible Study ladies are launching an outreach study in October to our community. I have two fears – one that no one would come, the other that people would come and we would fail them. Today was affirmation to us with the first verse you spoke! We all looked at each other and smiled. We love Beth Moore!

  42. 142
    Debra Fulenwider says:

    Thank you Beth for giving me the word today. I prayed and said “Yes, God!” to your prayer over me to have more faith. Thank you for “Forsake and Take”. I want to claim these verses to turn me to God and away from my own fifty something years of fear. This woman is joining the many women to spread His Word. Hallelujah.

  43. 143
    Dawn says:

    Thank you Beth and Living Proof Team for your commitment to helping me Stay in the Word!! Glory to God.

  44. 144
    Alicia says:

    Thank you Lord, today was water to my soul. I did not realize how much I thirst for God, the Living God. I did not realize how much shame I had felt about my fear until today – and how God response with FREEDOM.

    Thank you Beth for being transparent and faithful to share what God wanted to say to us.

  45. 145
    Noreen says:

    Beth – Thank you for praying over me. I fell a shield around me.

  46. 146
    Betty says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how the God of all creation can touch your heart in Houston, TX with a word that taps the very heart of my need here in Missouri. Travis and the team was fabulous as always. In Christ Alone and Just As I Am bring me to such a deep place of worship. I can not hold the tears back. Thanks to each of you for your willingness to serve our Lord…..without fear….but with courage!!!

  47. 147
    Candy says:

    Thank you for refueling my faith today! GOD knew how much I would need refueling now as my family has just been walking through a “season of loss”.
    Today is a new beginning for me, thanks be to GOD!
    You and your praise team were gifted with healing power today my friend.
    I know I was not the only one sitting in that Canadian church that was moved by GOD through you.

    May GOD bless you and your worship/prayer teams REAL GOOD!

  48. 148
    Lisa says:

    Thank you Beth, for putting yourself in a place to be lead by the Holy Spirit and impart words He would have us all hear.
    I am going through a gigantic trial in my life… 6mos pregnant, with my husband in denial about addictions he never came to grips with and completely healed from. We are separated and this is not how I expected my life to be right now. I often feel like it’s not fair, I’m upset and hurting and sometimes I want to just give up, AND at the same time I am grateful for ALL the Lord Jesus Christ has provided for me. He has brought me step by step, day by day, through these tests and trials. The enemy will have NO authority, I am and have been claiming that the whole time. I don’t post this to get sympathy, but to acknowledge that even though I am in the lowest and darkest valley of my life, I know my God is with me.
    He has put a great support system around me, people to encourage, listen, and challenge me to take ownership of what I can… and to live out the Serenity Prayer!

    Be encouraged, those who are walking in the darkest valley… mourn and feel and be… AND take hold of the TRUTHS of who you are in CHRIST, resist the devil and he will flee!

    • 148.1
      Laura says:

      Dear Daughter of the King,
      Hold on to your crown while you ride racing on Pony B during a time he is trying to buck you off. It is an unfair world we shiver through. If I could be there for you I would wrap you up in a warm blanket of love and make sure your cup was over flowing with the Holy Spirit and I would wipe away your tears of sadness. I pray the Lord will shine His Face upon you and your precious baby and that He gives you the family life that matches perfectly the dreams of your inner secret little girl. For most of us TRUE LOVE ebbs and flows ~ just know that the truest love will only come from Jesus. Stay face to face with Jesus ~ He will notice you, your needs, your wants. Stay focused on Jesus. His ressurection is proof miracles happen. When you feel lost in the dark wilderness watch out for those hidden, scary and danagerous rattlesnakes that coil and hiss and strike without mercy. Examine the heart of every snake for motives. They will not have your best interest in mind so be real with your findings. Sometimes we love and we learn and sometimes we have to move on. Empower yourself. Draw large boundaries and protect your personal space. Say to yourself “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Jesus is still in the business of helping you. It was once said “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become”. There is nothing you can’t do with God on your side. Just don’t give up until you see VICTORY over this situation. May God bless you with FREEDOM to see clearly through the confusion. Have a blessed birth. EAT ~ LOVE ~ PRAY ~ BE AT PEACE ~ JESUS WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU. TAKE COURAGE IN THE HUGGING ARMS OF THE LOVE AROUND YOU. My very best to you, the baby, and the family who loves you.
      Kindest regards ~ Laura

  49. 149
    Heather says:

    Beth (and friends),
    Thanks so much for today and your prayers for us sisters and me… your sister. Tears were plentiful and I praise God for the work He’s doing in my life and in the lives of others that were at our small group simulcast in Huntington, WV today…and around the world! To Him be the glory!

    Worship was also a gift! Thanks for the ‘March On’ song 🙂
    Expecting to see Him work,
    Heather 🙂

  50. 150
    Dawn says:

    God did meet me in an intensly personal way! His words through you were so specific, there was no doubt He was speaking to me. Thank you for praying over me; I was that sister and I received it with all my might!

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