Today at The West Corner I’m participating in Carla McDougal’s blog tour with a brief interview to help her promote her new book Reflecting Him, a Bible study that can be done individually or in a small group. In fact, as part of the tour, there is a giveaway of a Reflective Life Ministries Instant Leader Kit, valued at over $125! So, if you are a small group leader or you know someone who is, be sure to read the giveaway details at the bottom of this post for a chance to win.
And now, without further ado, may I introduce Carla McDougal.
CARLA MCDOUGAL is founder of Reflective Life Ministries headquartered in the Houston, Texas area. Her true passion for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, shines brightly, whether she is speaking or writing. She shares experiences from her own life to encourage women to live every day for Him. God is sending Carla around the world to speak to women from all walks of life—those living in the best of circumstances to those who have hit rock bottom.
Carla’s book, Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It, is a 10-week study that encourages you to open your eyes to God’s daily life lessons. The more you ask God to be in your life, the more you will recognize His hand on everything you do. For more information on a growing number of products from Reflective Life Ministries, and to see about booking Carla for an event or interview, go to http://www.reflectivelifeministries.org.
Q. What practical steps can believers take to be less self-focused and more God-focused?
A. Life is not about me, but all about Him. This phrase changed my life. Prayer is the key to keeping your eyes on Jesus. The more we pray, the more God moves us to do His will and not our will!
Q. You say it’s important for believers to discover how to pray everyday prayers. What does this mean? I heard a speaker say she would never bother God to help her find her lost keys or a good parking spot—how do you feel about that statement?
A. I pray about everything! Jesus tells us in Luke 16:10, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.” We categorize prayers, God recognizes prayers. God wants us to bring everything to Him. Nothing is too small or too big for God! Prayer builds our faith and trust in Jesus!
Q. What are some of the blessings of having an intimate life with Jesus, and how does one develop that intimacy?
A. Humbleness abounds as I realize there is nothing I can do to earn an intimate relationship with Jesus. I can only obtain it through His grace and mercy, which He gives so freely. Jesus is my all in all.
Thank you, Carla, for your honest and inspiring answers! Now, for the giveaway. The rules to enter are simple. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before October 3 to let me know you want to be entered. I’ll announce the winner no later than October 11, so be sure to check back! Here are the prize details:
Grand Prize Giveaway:
Reflective Life Ministries Instant Leader Kit:
Video Teaching Series
Bible Study Book
Remember, all you need to do to enter for a chance to win this awesome Bible study kit is leave a comment before October 3!