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. 201
    Wendy Phiel says:

    Thank you so much for your impassioned speaking today – I know you fired up a lot of women around the world, and I was honored to be a part of the audience in Reading.

    Keep up the great work, and know that you are touching many lives and making a difference, all for the glory of God.

    Thank you!

  2. 202
    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 is my sincere prayer tonight.

  3. 203
    Casey says:

    WHAT A WORD! I haven’t ever seen you speak with such power as you did today. I mean that in the best possible way. I learned so much today and am so grateful to sit under Living Proof teaching! Thank you for this resource and is there anyway that would be willing to share the prayer that you spoke over us….that really spoke to me.

    We love you Momma Beth and what a might ministry you have…btw your hair looked GREAT today. πŸ™‚

  4. 204
    Marie says:

    Oh, Siesta Mama.

    I got me a WORD!

    My “fear number” was a 7. This time last year, it was up around 15. At first, I was discouraged because it’s still up there. But then I thought about how far God has brought me, and that He is faithful to finish what He begins in each of us!

    I’m printing out “The Great Forsake and Take” and I’m going to learn what it is to have courage. Such a foreign idea, having been plagued by fear for as long as I can remember. I’m ready!

  5. 205

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to part of my team of encouragers. You are a true mentor and warrior for the faith. I will allow this season of challenges I face to “jar me” out of second hand stories and “smack” into my own story with Jesus. I expect an internal miracle in the midst of the painful external circumstances in my life and the life of my sweet soul sister, Jessyca, who has stage 4 brain cancer.

  6. 206
    Virginia says:

    Thank you, Beth, for allowing our good and gracious God to speak through you today. Thank you for praying over me today as I took part in Kerrville, TX. As you said, the Lord speaks; many, many women spread the Good News. My heart’s desire is to be found faithful and free of fear, and I feel that your prayer over me will be answered. I pray that God will continue to use you in a mighty way.

  7. 207
    Rene Hollingsworth says:

    Thank you Everyone at lpm. Today my 15 yr old was one of 5 teen girls at Lakeshore Church, Rockwall TX. Asked to play romantic piano music for background during the breaks today. My daughter was touched and prayed for. She has told me recently that she thinks God is calling her to missions. The things you were talking about was right were we are. Please pray for my mommy heart. I wish I could attach a photo of her. Love to you and yours

  8. 208
    Kristie says:

    Thank You Beth! God bless you sister!

  9. 209
    Heather says:

    Beth ~ I was blessed richly in His presence today! Thank you for speaking the Truth boldly, sincerely, and in Love. I deeply appreciate your prayer over my life, and I am greatly encouraged and spurred on by the points God gave you to speak! I no longer want to settle for “fine”, which never truly satisfies, but I desire to enter more fully into the richness of Faith!


  10. 210
    Diane says:

    Bless you Beth for bringing a WORD! I am energized. And,empowered to say, “get the gehazi to get out of my way! for today we doeth good things!” amen.

  11. 211
    Patricia says:


    Once again your teaching today was so timely. I am always encouraged by the truths that you share and your transparency with us. Thank you!

    Thank you, too, for giving us this wonderful booklet. Could I ask you to also print for us the petition that you “prayed for me?” It was beautiful and powerful.

    Praising God for you,

  12. 212
    Sandi says:

    Today I experienced the most refreshing, renewing, overwhelming, healing, and greatly needed word from God that I have ever received! Thank you Beth for overcoming your fear and allowing My Father to speak through you! I was right there with you as you prayed over me. Thank you! I can’t wait to see what mystery God will reveal inside of this body! I am called to be a woman of Faith! Love you! Praise You Father!

  13. 213
    Denise says:

    Thank you for a wonderful day in the word!

  14. 214
    Ada Smith says:

    Thank you so much for being the awesome Christian that you are. You are an amazing teacher of our Lord Jesus Christ and I thank God for you. I was truly blessed and deeply moved by the message at the simulcast as were my Sister Friends that went with me. And it made me realize that I don’t have to fear anything because my Lord God is always with me and nothing is impossible with Him in my life. We love you Beth and may God continue to bless you and your family. I want to say also that the worship music was great too.

  15. 215
    Kristina says:

    Thanks so much Beth!! Love love loved the day!! So good!! God really worked through you big time! Thanks for praying for your sister!!

  16. 216
    Peggy shupp says:

    What a blessi g to be inattendance

  17. 217
    Holly says:

    What an awesome time worshipping and praising Jesus with 150,000 sisters in Christ! The message was greatly needed…I am DONE with my fear…it is removed from my heart and mind…I have called to the Holy Spirit and He has come to settle over me! Thank you, Beth Moore, and my sisters in Christ.

  18. 218
    Michelle says:

    Thank you all so much for an amazing day. I didn`t know how empty I was until He started to fill me up. What a great freshness in my soul. Thanks again.

  19. 219
    Pattie says:

    Thank you!!!

  20. 220
    Peggy shupp says:

    What a blessing to be in attendance today. I have so much to ponder…I was so encouraged to stay in Gods word, to live for my Lord each day.

  21. 221
    Sherilyn says:

    You brought it today! I am still chewing on all the nuggets of truth today as I read over my notes. The truth in Romans 8 hit me in a fresh way today–Do I have enough security in Him to trust Him with the mystery.
    THANK YOU for doing a simulcast–I would have loved to be in Reading, but it was still sweet here in Winona Lake, Indiana!

  22. 222
    Brenda says:

    Is there any chance you would post that prayer you prayed over us? This was my first simulcast. AMAZING! Thank you for posting the Great Forsake & Take verses!

  23. 223
    Regi Santos says:

    Thank you so much for serving God and allowing Him to use you! God spoke to my heart today. I felt your prayer and I received it!Can’t wait to not recognize who I’m becoming!

    I love you sister!

  24. 224
    shannon says:

    Thank you for praying over me πŸ™‚

  25. 225
    Natalie Harrison says:

    What a difference one day can make in one’s life. THANK YOU BETH and EVERYONE for this day. I so needed to hear all that was spoken. Very timely for what God has been trying to tell me these past few months. My small group LOVED every minute and we were all on our knees as you prayed for each sister. May you all be so rich in HIS blessings for continuing to teach us year after year. xo

  26. 226
    Terry says:

    I prayed for days prior to this simulcast that the Lord would use this event to revive my heart, stir and refill me and that is exactly what He did!! I am so thankful that when we seek Him with all our heart we find Him! Thank you for praying over me! I truly needed every moment of this day from the opening praise and worship songs to the very last note sung and everything in between. God bless you as you continue to “March On” in spreading His love!

  27. 227
    Joyce Watson says:

    Praying for your friend who has a brain tumor.<3

  28. 228
    Barb says:

    Today’s teaching was absolutely amazing. It will take a while for me to process though it all, but I took lots of notes, so I’ll be pondering and praying in the days ahead. Thanks so much, Beth!

  29. 229
    Allison Morrison says:

    Thank you Beth for the powerful Word you spoke over us today. You followed the Spirit’s leading and boy did it fall!

  30. 230
    Tara says:

    Wow! Wow! I’m blown away by my sweet Lord’s faithfulness and just amazed and grateful for all He did today!! Thank you, Ms. Beth (and all of the LPM and LivingWay staff) that opened yourselves up to be used by our mighty God to bring such a fresh word and carry us to the throne of our heavenly Father! <3

  31. 231
    Emily Edwrads says:

    Awesome word today!!! I was wondering if you could publish the prayer you prayed over “me” so I can re-read and claim that over and over in my quiet time?

  32. 232
    Deborah Mott says:

    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!! What an incredible day of JESUS and HIS RESURRECTION POWER!!!!!!!!!!! Anointed, Blessed, CHRIST PURCHASED RESURRECTION (CPR)!!!! like Elisha with the boy…the LORD breathed life unto me and all who would receive!!!! Z= Zion’s Hope for CHRIST’s Sake He raises us up from the dead! A to Z our faith was blessed. You poured out to us what HE poured out to you and WOW, what an overflow!!!!!! LID-LESS…I love that…our cup, JAR, runneth over!!!!! Thank you so very much Beth!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES CHRIST IS LIFE, TO LIVE IS CHRIST!!!! Bringing all the JARS I can gather for HIS FILLING!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. 233
    Debi Nelson says:

    Thank you so much for bringing God’s truth to us today.
    I have taken several of your classes and attended several of your conferences and always leave blessed.

    I thank God for equipping you with the gift of opening the word to us.

  34. 234
    Tricia says:

    Thank you for your passion and for sharing what Jesus has placed on your heart! I walked away today encouraged and equipped. Many blessings to you Beth.

  35. 235
    Denise B says:

    Thank you Jesus and thank you Holy Spirit – thank you Beth for giving us a word or two to help fight the fight. And especially for the prayer. I received it in faith and expect to see God do something big in me for His glory! Praise and glory to Him!

  36. 236
    Lori-Anne says:

    What a Word! It made that funny feeling in my stomach. It was meant for me. Beth, you have blessed me beyond Words. I’m going to just do the thing!

    LA in CA

  37. 237
    Kristin says:

    Can you copy to the blog, the prayer that you prayed over (me) us……Pleeeeeeeeeeeesssssee???

  38. 238
    Amy says:

    What an amazing day. Thank you for this resource, and thank you for teaching the Word of Truth in such a powerful way. If it is possible in any way–I would so cherish a copy of the prayer that Beth prayed over us (me!) at the end. That was so powerful, I would love to go back on days that I need it and reread and reclaim those things that Beth prayed for me. Once again–I’m so grateful to everyone involved in making today happend. Thank You.

  39. 239
    Wendy says:

    Still wiping my eyes. Thanks, Beth, for an AMAZING word today. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for encouraging me to grab the ankles of my Jesus and hold on for dear life… and to push those Gehazi’s completely out of my way! (…and I have a few Gehazi’s right now!) SHALOM !

    I am so looking forward to a new week, and many new opportunities to let the LORD speak and to share the good news!

  40. 240
    Mollie says:

    Thank you is too small. Already life change is underway and the enemy is being pushed back! Praise Jesus for you all and everything you gave. I will be crippled NO MORE!
    Oh thank you, sweet Beth. I was in Charleston and now from my living room–I am blessed.

  41. 241
    Catlin says:

    I showed up without adequate words for the broken emptiness. I left without adequate words for the faithfulness of our God. To hear that Paul and Elisha didn’t have a “formula” either was so freeing. I am now looking for just HIM… not a formula to figure Him out. OH- and thanks so much for praying over me, Beth. πŸ™‚

  42. 242
    Dorothy says:

    Thank you to the whole team! What a blessing from the simulcast–150,000 women, and yet the words were just for ME, the intercessory prayer was for MY HEART, and I joined with 150,000 other women in praising God and being restored. Having this tool to forsake fear and take courage and truly live in Him is freedom beyond measure.

  43. 243
    Pamela Sheldon says:

    I had to come straight home from the Simulcast and print this out. THANK YOU!! I brought some women who I thought needed to be there; little did I know I needed to be there!

  44. 244
    Natalie T. says:

    I was at First Baptist Church in McComb, MS and received a FRESH WORD today. I love you Beth Moore! I love the work that God is doing and has done through you. I’m on my second bible study with you and I am so very blessed. Thank you for being the radically obedient woman of God that God has called you to be.
    Also, to the First Baptist Church in McComb…you rock! What a blessing it was to be there today. Just truly blessed by my Jesus….felt His presence no doubt.

  45. 245
    L says:

    After a week and half battling the enemy trying to take advantage of the effects of past abuse…I found encouragement in the words of scripture and the words God put in your mouth for us today. I asked Him to remove all barriers to His healing that still lurk in my innermost being. I don’t have much to lose any more. I do work part-time but I looked around at my sisters from my church and I know that no matter what I will be accepted and cared for, counseled and prayed for. Their prayers are amazing…I am humbled by their faith.

  46. 246
    june mosley says:

    Thank you God for Beth Moore.
    You are such an inspiration to me and all women of the world. God is working through u to reach out to women.
    Enjoyed the simulcast today. September 15,1012
    love u sister Beth

  47. 247
    Amy Storms says:

    Oh, goodness. How I needed today. You’ve been reading my journal again but I’ll forgive you. That prayer was for me and I RECEIVED it, in tears, in my bedroom floor. I’m so ready to forsake fear and take courage.

    Funny story about today…First of all, fear has always been my “thing,” but the last two years it has crippled me and weighed on me like never before. Last January, I loved watching the siesta celebration on taking back the ground that was mine–because I really felt like the enemy had stolen a lot of victory that I’d experienced before. In January, I even got a jar of dirt from my own yard…but still, the fear has been a struggle all year long. I’ve even been seeing a Christian counselor the past few months to get help with it. Anyway, today I laughed when you said you took the jar thing from Curtis’s sermon very literally, because I’d made a literal jar of promised land back in January. πŸ™‚ Later when Travis sang “March On,” I thought again about my promised land jar, and I went and pulled it off my shelf. I noticed, though, that there was condensation all inside the jar…apparently my promised land wasn’t dry enough! πŸ™‚ So I opened the jar to let it dry out…and OH, the AWFUL smell! I think my promised land is molding! THEN, you started teaching again, and talking about how you left the lid off the simulcast jar to get it “all.” I cracked up at myself but at the same time, I had a funny little lesson…my jar was no good when it was tightly sealed up, you know? No wonder I’ve not had victory over fear yet, when I’m not “opened up” in faith to let Him give His Spirit without measure.

    Anyway, now I’m ready to be an open jar. Fill me up, Lord, till I’m “unrecognizable to myself and Christ is recognizable in me.” THANK YOU!

  48. 248
    Toni Mitchell says:

    Spent the day with a group of great ladies from Ohio and Michigan! Awesome time in the Word! Thank you for sharing your time and God’s word.

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    Thank you a million times!!! Thank you! The Lord is MOVING me!!! Glory to Jesus! <3

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    Libby says:

    Oh my word!!!! The closing prayer was the most life changing, moving, prayer I have ever heard!!! I receive it!!! I would love a copy, or listen to it again and write it down!!!! Praise the Lord!!! I’m excited. Where can I find it?

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