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. 151
    Doris Nelson says:

    Please publish your prayer from this afternoo as I could not write as fast as you pray. It was an awesome prayer and i want to use it in my life more than just today. Tahnks for the now Word from God for what I am going through. Again I have been blessed!

  2. 152
    Sharon says:

    Thank you for your faithfulness and sharing that today! I feel blessed and encouraged through God’s amazing work through you! Thank you!

  3. 153
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Beth, from the bottom of my heart for sharing the Good News with us today! My sister chics and I watched you from El Dorado, AR. We got a kick out of you talking about the AR jar of oil. ha,ha! 🙂 Please let your Son-in-law know how much we appreciated his prayers. I battle with fear and anxiety daily. Thank you for praying for me. May God bless you and your ministry!!!!

  4. 154
    Janet says:

    Thank you for leading such a wonderful time of worship and teaching! What a great day for our small group to attend via the Simulcast.

  5. 155
    Deb Martin says:

    God is good Was so very blessed by your ministry to me today in your simulcast. The Spirit is truly on you as you share Jesus, Jesus, Jesus….I am refreshed, renewed and fearless in my pursuit of God love grace and mercy because we are to Fear not.
    Thank you Beth

  6. 156
    Janice Bernier says:

    I attended a simulcast in Ashland, Wisconsin today, and just wanted you to know that it was amazing, I am amazed, and I expect some amazing changes in my life. Thank you!

  7. 157
    iowafallsmom says:

    Oh my goodness!!!! I have attended LPL events yearly for the past 6 or 7 years and have loved every single of them. I attended the event today VIA simulcast. I must say I was hesitant and thought the event might be a bit of a letdown for me due to my prior experiences that had all been live. I am SO happy to say that I was flat out wrong! Jesus showed up in a BIG way. It was INCREDIBLE!!! God continues to amaze me at how He can work in ANY situation and work in ANY way to reach people. Nothing is out of his reach. I was honored to share this day with 150,000 other women and BLOWN AWAY at the word He had for us through Beth. Thank you Beth for hitting a home run on this one and thank you for praying over ME today!

  8. 158
    Donna Geesey says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you God for leading me to this word! Words cannot express what a transformation this has brought to my life.

  9. 159
    Sarah says:

    Thank you, Beth and the LPM. It was great to be with you without leaving my house. I was one of the ones in my pajamas!
    Yes, Fear is what holds me back. I know I’m called and equipped to encourage women to live a life walking in victory with Jesus day by day. But how? What is my fear? What’s really holding me back? I think I’m afraid of how my comfortable life will change. And being called fanatical by my unbelieving husband of 31 years who just doesn’t get it.
    Lord, give me courage. Amen.

  10. 160
    Britt says:

    Thank you, Lord, for this word. And, thank you, Beth, for your faithfulness to teach the word God placed on your heart.

    I watched with my friend Denise from her living room. Though we have very different fears, the Lord spoke to us both. I’m taking courage to pray and have faith where, for some time, I’ve been acting like Girl Z and saying “I’m fine.” I won’t lie — I’m totally saying, “Do not LIE to your servant!” just like her. But, I am sticking to the son of God like glue on this one.

    My buddy and I both printed “The Great Forsake and Take” (for some reason, “The Great Shake and Bake” keeps wanting to roll off my tongue). I believe absolutely that God renews our minds when we take captive our thoughts and speak the truth. I’ve seen him do it before; time to do it again. I want to look in the mirror and say “Who IS this!?”

  11. 161
    Barbara Ball says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sister 🙂

  12. 162
    Donna Tingle says:

    We joined an incredible group of ladies at Anderson University, Anderson, SC and what a fantastic day of worship and teaching your team gave us!! My first simulcast but definitely not my last!! Loved it, needed it, changed by it and will live it out in my community!! You are amazing!!

  13. 163
    Aimee R. says:

    Thank you so much for the word today (all the way in IL)!! It really spoke to my heart, especially that powerful prayer at the end!! 🙂 I will be doing the Great Forsake and Take! ( our church experienced technical difficulties with the feed at the beginning and the middle, but it didn’t stop the truth from coming through!!)

  14. 164
    Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for your prayers and encouraging words! I did not realize until today that I too have been in bondage. I have unknowingly allowed Satan to control me using “FEAR” to hold me back in all areas of my life. God truly blessed me today through you and your team. I pray that God will continue to bless you and your ministry. Thank you again so very much!

  15. 165
    Dianne says:

    Thank you. We were blessed by your simulcast. Our church hosted the event even though God took our beloved pastor home in a motorcycle accident Labor Day. The message on faith is just what we needed.

  16. 166
    stephanie says:

    Thank you so much. The teaching, the prayers, all was straight from God. You were speaking directly to me. We serve an Awesome God. Thank you for all you do and for following after Him!!!

  17. 167

    Thank you! Today was amazing. Will you all post the Commissioning from the end? I would like to give it to my ladies who came today! Thanks so much.

  18. 168
    Sue says:

    Thanks, Beth, for an amazing Word from our amazing God. I was blessed, I was humbled, I was moved, I was motivated. I have printed The Great Forsake and Take, so now I am equipped….Blessings on the Living Proof ministry team

  19. 169
    Ann says:

    Thank you Beth for the word today and the prayer at the end was awesome. I was face down and I received every word. Thank you for this booklet, it is awesome! Can you post the commissioning>\?
    May God Bless you.

  20. 170
    Linda Butler says:

    Beth, I really enjoyed the day with you and many other ladies at The Cove through your simulcast. I would love to have a copy of the prayer that you prayed over “me” as your sister. Some of the other ladies in my group mentioned it as well.

    Thank you for your ministry to all of us.


  21. 171
    Ruth Shrieves says:

    Beth, Thank you for praying over me today. I am so excited to see just who God is making me to be! I tried to write down all that I could remember of your prayer. I wish you would write it down so I could print it out and read it every day. I am praying that prayer over my sweet daughter and looking forward to the day she and I praise Jesus together. Thank you for sharing the Bible verses on fear. I have to say my greatest fear is for my precious daughter. I am thankful that you provided us with so many scriptures to push the enemy back with. And PUSH, I will!!! Praying God will continue to fill and use you, all your days, to bless the hearts of women all over the world. Love you! Blessings! Ruth

  22. 172
    Amy says:

    Thanks so much for an uplifting event today! Fear has always been something I’ve struggled with, so afraid of what might happen in my life that is so blessed, waiting for the other shoe to drop. After today, I will fill a jar of oil and keep it on my kitchen table as a reminder that even if my life is full of hardship and loss, I can always say “I have just this little bit oil in my house,” and know that God can do great things with it. Thanks, Beth, for that reminder from God’s word!

  23. 173
    Doris Darlington says:

    Today’s simulcast was truly amazing. Beth’s prayer at the end touched me so deeply. Do you have a copy that I could print?

  24. 174

    Thank you for today. It was all we had prayed it would be, plus more! I am forsaking & taking. Thanks also for the Scripture resources ~ they will be put to fruitful use. I am praying for you and the team as you rest & recoup. Well done, good & faithful servants.

    Thanking God for each of you…
    Jennifer Walker

  25. 175
    Lara says:

    Thanks for praying for me Beth. I have been battle fear for a long time. I will have victory!!!
    My God is going to come through for me! I printed my Great Forsake and Take and ready to get started!!! Thanks again!

  26. 176
    JoLaurin Davis says:

    Thank you so much, Beth. God’s word through you today was ointment for my soul, absolutely what I have been struggling with forever, but have been praying specifically over for the last three months. I have determined today to keep the lid off my jar and not to allow Satan to keep me from experiencing all GOd wants me to be because of FEAR.

  27. 177
    Jennifer Ivey says:

    What a Spirit-filled day! Beth, I hope you were as blessed as we were! I have been living in fear of serving the Lord; afraid to step out of my comfort zone. Your prayer over us gave me the courage to step out and seek a ministry to serve. I am looking forward to being a warrior for the Lord. Thank you for your commitment to sharing the Word of God with us!

  28. 178
    Rorybore says:

    What a blessed day! Thank you so much Beth for sharing of your heart, for your always loving encouragement, and for being so willing to just Put It Out There!

    I’ve been buried in the Season of Motherhood for several years now (a place I never thought God would put me – but bless His infinite wisdom), and while I may not be in a “crisis of fear”, I have become too content. I am Girl “M”: stuck right smack in the middle of being blessed with some things I want – but everything I NEED.
    What I need is to get me some MORE JARS!! Because the oil is about to over-flow! It really convicted me when you said “we are called to TALK”….so Imma gonna spread me some Good News. AMEN.
    I got that feeling in my belly that I’m about to get something!
    Blessings to you and your wonderful team!

  29. 179
    Norma Lever says:

    The simulcast was wonderful! I’m challenged and revived and ready to resurrect my faith walk. Thank you, Beth. And thank you to all the teams that made the day possible.

  30. 180
    Norma says:

    I attended your simulcast from the Sovereign Center…your grace, raw honesty and delightful sense of humor are what I love about you. This is the second simulcast I have seen and have attended three of your Bible study series. Our group this year tripled in size! You are loved in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
    I gave my heart to Christ at the age of 10 in Bible camp. I am a Texan Army Brat and we were in and out of churches…but mostly out. I managed to invite myself to church with my school friends and one of my best friends in high school was the daughter of a small Baptist church. . . so I did get to church and Sunday School.
    I learned to pray early…dear God please help Mommy find the car keys so we can go to the swimming pool…dear God please help start the car… dear God please get my Mommy and Daddy back together. He was always there for me, and usually answered my prayers. And yes my parents reunited…my first miracle!
    I don’t remember the date when I was saved. . .but today at the break I gave my heart and sole to the Lord and asked him to fill me up with his loving holy spirit. I walked to the pulpit steps and fell to my knees with my face on the floor, and poored my heart out, I sobbed and I could actually feel the weight leave my body. I felt so happy and uplifted. I know that the Lord has plans for me.
    After the break. . . I could not believe that you were offering to pray over us. . . I felt you were sitting right next to me. How did you know? God knows. And I know that He is up to something special for me.
    I am smiling ear to ear right know as I write you.
    I was meant to be there today. . . I wish that I had not been the only one… but next time I will be there to help facilitate anyone who wants to give there live to Christ. I will be sharing my stories and yours of the love and glory that Christ has brought to me and my family. I attend a very traditional Lutheran church. . . but I will be sharing the joy of salvation and being saved and reborn into a Spirit Filled life. I need to bring that revival spirit into our church family. I promise you this will happen…I can feel it!
    Again, how can I thank you and you ministry enough?
    You have CHANGED my life’s direction today.
    We are so blessed to have you in our lives. Your stories and sermons so heartfelt and so very personal.
    That is what sets you apart from your professional peers!

    May God bless you and your family and grace you with His love,
    Norma Stafne

  31. 181
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Thanks so much! Loved sitting in my rocking chair, watching the Simulcast.
    Thank you for the pray you prayed over me (oh, & those 150K other sisters too!)
    Will we be able to print a copy of that?

  32. 182
    Shirley says:

    Words can’t describe how I felt as you prayed for me, my sister. The Holy Spritlifted me.Thank You

  33. 183
    Shirley says:

    Words can’t describe how I felt as you prayed for me, my sister. The Holy Sprit lifted me. Thank You

  34. 184
    Susan says:

    Thank you for praying for me, Beth. Could you put the prayer on the blog?

  35. 185
    Linda Redmond says:

    The simulcast teaching and music were super super great; I almost didn’t go this morning due to life ‘stuff’ and so THANKFUL I did. Over-the-top challenging and uplifting. Love all the team and praying for the continued work.

    The prayer was AWESOME and we thank God for His work through you all.

  36. 186
    Tamara says:

    Beth, the Lord uses you in such a way that speaks to me everytime I hear you speak. Thank you for your continued faithfulness in the Lord so he may use you to impact my life and others. The Lord has certainly given me a lot to think about and push through for. Thanks again for a great day.

  37. 187
    Debbie says:

    What an amazing, encouraging, timely word for my life and so, so many others! My whole life has been a constant battle with fear, but God’s mercies were again “NEW” this morning. Is there any way you can post the prayer on the blog? I would love to have it to pray over others and myself. Thank you, Beth, for your commitment to seeing whole women in the body of Christ, and thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving this WORD to Beth for us!

  38. 188
    Shelly Elston says:

    What a God we serve who sends such a darling woman to help 150,000 of us throughout the world push our enemy BACK, forsake fear and put our faith back in faithfulness. You brought a WORD to us today! I’m still gnawing on it. And my words couldn’t possibly express what I feel about that wonderful simulcast. Thank you for serving us so well. I pray you somehow felt the appreciation and respect through the screen

    You are loved,

    Shelly Elston

  39. 189
    Mary Liechty says:

    If you don’t mind can you also make available the prayer that you prayed over us. I want to stand in faith allowing those words to continue to build my trust in the Father.
    Thanks for all you do Beth and LPM.

  40. 190
    Kim says:

    No matter how many miles that separated us today… the Holy Spirit was right here in Alma, Arkansas speaking to us as if we were there with you. Thank you for the Faith Revival kick-in-the-pants. I do so appreciate you and our New Life PCG girls from Van Buren, AR are planning on coming to see you LIVE in Tulsa 2013… Can’t wait to see you!

  41. 191
    BethAnn says:

    Beth and the whole team – Thank you so much for the blessing that you brought to me today through Living Proof Live! I was in Reading sitting just 20 paces from you. I saw you look deep into my soul today and fill it with the Word. God gave you that message for me today… thank you!

    The day was awesome and abundant and astounishing! 6000 women in a room rpaising God is awe inspiring; 150,000 around the world is breathless.

    May you and your team be blessed as I was today….

  42. 192
    Stella McNeer says:

    Participated in simulcast at FBC Laurel, MS. The LORD was so good. Beth did a wonderful job as always. We pray for her continually. Travis and the group were spectacular.
    What a wonderful message and how I needed it. God was speaking directly to me about letting go of FEAR. With His help, He and I will be going out speaking the Good News!!!!!!!

  43. 193
    Debbie says:

    Dear Beth, I’m so thankful for you speaking God’s word to all of us today. I cannot thank you enough for praying for me. We girls wanted to know if we can have a copy of your beautiful prayer? I believe I was so captured by the Holy Spirit that I caught only parts of it. And I can tell you, hands were laid upon me. I know, God is doing a great work in the women that were gathered together today. He is doing a great work in me. The worship and praise was wonderful. I needed this day so badly. I’m the A to Z girl. Just like a zipper- back and forth. So far from where I should be ~ But I will forsake fear and be courageous in Him…The Lord speaks and many, many women spread the good news! Thank you sweet sister in Christ!

  44. 194
    Grace says:

    I could not attend the Simulcast today but I NEED to hear on this topic. Was it recorded for purchase? Thank you for the verses!

  45. 195
    Paula Halcom says:

    Whew! What a word! What an amazing prayer! Thank you. Several times today you said verbatim things I have asked the Lord for in prayer.

  46. 196
    Stacey says:

    So blessed to have been able to participate in this event via simulcast. Can’t remember the last time I spent a day in His precious word. Alone in my room all day in my pjs and feeling blessed beyond words right now!

    For too long I have settled for a little life, often feeling like I’m just going through the motions and wondering what’s the use, why am I here, knowing all the while that if God was finished with me I would no longer be here.

    My faith has been attacked and I’ve been rendered ineffective…till today. Today I push back HARD and “shalom” to ANYONE who dares stand between me and my Redeemer again! I am tired of settling. I don’t even know how I started settling! I do know this–today it ends!

    If I can’t get off this ride, then I will learn to ride with courage, with prayer, with faith until the ride ends.

    I will believe again that MY life has promise, that there is a purpose for me beyond existing and that the promises I know my God once whispered in my ear can still come true! It’s not too late! Today I can reclaim the faith I once had and so much more!

    May you and your team be blessed as much as you bless all of us! That us my sincere prayer tonight.

  47. 197
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Thank you Beth for listening to our Father and speakin’ the Word! I sat at my computer at home and soaked it in, in my pj’s til the lunch break! What a now and forever word! Am already spreading the word! Love you bundles!

  48. 198
    Barbara Ford says:

    Today was great! And just what I needed. Thank you so much for letting the Lord use you so powerfully! And thank you for the verses! I so need them. When you mentioned that you had found 7 pages of “Fear Not/Take Courage verses, I knew then that I had to do the same, but now I won’t have to look them up. I pray God will continue to speak though you for many more years and will bless you and your family richly!
    Barbara in Tampa, FL

  49. 199
    Janice says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart for going after God. I feel that God is leading me into a deeper relationship with Him. I feel as though God was using you to speak a word to me. In my quite time He has been asking me do you really trust me. I attended with my daughter. This was her first time to hear you speak. Thank you for showing her your heart. I pray that this will bring her into a deeper relationship with God. God Bless you and your ministry.

  50. 200
    Janine says:

    I am so glad God has gifted you to teach His word to me and others so we get personalized messages!! You are amazing! The simulcast today was phenominal! Thanks for sharing your gift with us. God Bless you!

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