I embraced her with tender gentleness as tears trickled down my face. Those who know me would find this hard to believe, but I found myself completely speechless. I thank God for the opportunity to meet a sister in Christ who doesnít have to physically see Godís evidence but can spiritually see God through the eyes of her soul. Wow, may we all learn from this precious child of the King.
Take a moment to scan the area around you. What colors do you see as you slowly view one thing and then another? Itís interesting how the various images and colors constantly shift as you turn your head. At first glance it appears that each image blends into the next. In reality, your eyes and brain are continually updating the image. The human sensory system of vision views images so rapidly that a break in the action canít even be recognized. The eye/brain connection has the ability to see a wide range of colors, observe the flow of picture perfect motion, and understand minute-by-minute details, all within a split second. God blessed His creations with a unique way to view the world in which we live. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your soulís eyes, too, so that you can see what God desires to teach you through His Word.
About Reflecting Him
Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It is a ten-week womenís Bible stud y. Like Jesusí 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.
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 womenís 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 Carlaís first book, although sheís 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.
The Reflecting Him Blog Tour, hosted by RedCouch PR, is June 20 – July 16. Yesterday’s post was at Journey of Sisters and tomorrow’s will by at Latte With Me. Follow along to read a different guest post, interview, or review each day.
NOTE FROM JANICE: I got a copy of Carla’s Bible study in the mail and can’t wait to dive in. I’ll let you know what I think. Thanks again to Carla and to Rachel from Red Couch PR! Have a great day, y’all!