Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reflecting Him : Guest Post by Carla McDougal

I am happy to host Carla McDougal today as she gives us a sneak peak of her new Study 

Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It


Light Up My Life!

His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. – Habakkuk 3:4
Have you experienced God’s majesty? A few years ago I began thinking about this, so one day I asked the Lord to reveal His majesty to me. I basically hid this prayer in the crevices of my heart. Later in the week, I went shopping with a friend who recently had accepted Jesus into her life. In the midst of a great time, my eyes suddenly were drawn upward to the sky. Tears welled in my eyes as I viewed a sight I had never seen or heard about before. As the sun shined brightly, a vivid rainbow encircled the sun. Each color of the rainbow glistened with radiance, intensity, and brilliance as if to sing, “Majesty, praise His glory!” I almost fell to my knees in the parking lot, praising God. Amazement adorned my face as I shared with my friend the request I had laid before the Lord earlier that week. God, in all His glory, chose to answer my request in a unique and personal way. As a result, not only did I have a tender moment with God’s majesty, but also my new sister-in-Christ experienced God’s splendor. I learned a mighty lesson that day: When you ask Him to reveal Himself to you, keep your eyes open for the way in which He chooses to make Himself known. He could use your prayer to reveal Himself to others as well. What a sweet and tender moment that I never will forget! My precious friend and I have a special “God’s majesty bond” that never will be broken. Amen!

This is an excerpt from Carla’s 10-week Bible Study, Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It.

About Reflecting Him:
 Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It is a ten-week women’s Bible study. Like Jesus’ parables (which teach important lessons by creating visual pictures for the reader), Reflecting Him uses familiar objects and situations (such as pottery, the human sensory system, and the sun-earth connection) and draws comparisons that help women become aware of Jesus working in various areas of their daily lives. The study is a unique and convenient lay-flat format, so you can write without that annoying bump (you know the one we're talking about.) Each week is divided into five days (lessons), supporting the central theme for the week. Read the first two chapters (or weeks) online. The study also has an online component through a Reflecting Him Bible Study Group on Facebook. Individuals working through the study on their own can still get the benefits of a group discussion while working at their own pace. Almost 200 people are in the group already and the discussions are really taking off. This fall a leaders guide, videos, and music will be released to accompany the study.


About Carla:
Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries and Share Fair, an annual conference for connecting, equipping, and encouraging women in ministry. She speaks at women’s events, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and internationally. Carla married her high school sweetheart, Fred, and they have four children ages 16 to 23 and live in Magnolia, Texas. Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It (WinePress Publishing, 2010) is Carla’s first book, although she’s been involved in leading and teaching Bible studies for more than 20 years. Carla writes a Monday morning e-votional at her blog, Carla's Corner. Want Carla To Lead a Lesson for Your Bible Study Group? With every group purchase of 25 or more studies before August 1, Carla will lead a tele-lesson (over speaker phone) for one of your group meetings. Please email windy(at)reflectivelifeministries.org to purchase books. Mention the blog tour and tele-lesson at the time of ordering. You can purchase Reflecting Him through Amazon, Christianbook.com, or Reflective Life Ministries.

The Reflecting Him Blog Tour, hosted by RedCouch PR, is June 20 - July 16. Yesterday's post was at Latte With Me and tomorrow's will by at MiscMayzee. Follow along to read a different guest post, interview, or review each day.

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