Bible Study Give Away
Beholding Him, Becoming Missional: Awakening to the Mission Through the Study of 1 Samuel offers women the opportunity to behold the King and be transformed into living uniquely purposeful and missional lives. By the end of the study, women will walk away with minds and hearts that have been transformed through an intimate relationship with the King, and lives uniquely reflecting the King’s heart and mission for the world.
It has a “come alongside and let’s do life together” flavor and feel and like 1 Samuel, it is packed full of relevant stories—stories of people bravely living out God’s heart and passion, stories of utter failure and embarrassment, stories of redemption, victory, and partnering with others to live out God’s very heart. It is set up in two sections. The first six weeks will move you into a more authentic relationship with God. The second six weeks move you to the point of action, of living on purpose for the glory of God, reflecting His heart for the world.
To enter simply leave a comment below. For extra entries 'Like' the Beholding Glory facebook Page, tweet or put the link for this giveaway in your facebook status (and indicate what you've done in your comment). The winner will be announced next Friday the 17th.
Have you ever wondered what God has to say about kids with special needs?
"As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing." John 9:1-7
Kids with special needs must be very close to God's heart as they are vessels for His glory. Their little lives are used to give others a glimpse of what God is like. Wow!
Meet some of my family. My uncle Bruce, aunt Brooklyn and little Gabe. They love Jesus
Here is little Gabe's story.
Gabriel was big at birth as a result of Brooklyn's undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. By big I mean, 12 lbs. 6 oz. They saw a doctor and had an ultrasound and were cleared for a home birth with instructions to come back in a week if she had not delivered. Two days later Brooklyn went into labor. She attempted to deliver Gabriel in a birthing pool in her living room with the midwife team in attendance. She delivered his head but his shoulders were wider than her pelvis.
She was helped out of the pool with little Gabe 1/2 delivered and all the attempts of the midwife to deliver Gabe were futile. He was stuck. The umbilical cord was compressed and Gabriel was not getting any oxygen to his brain, he began to turn blue. They called 911.
Very clearly Brooklyn heard the enemy say, "I'm gonna kill your son." Brooklyn prayed. Then Bruce and the team witnessed Gabriel on his own suddenly turn and slip out. He was still not breathing and had no heart beat. They began infant CPR and waited for the EMT to arrive. When they arrived their equipment (defibrilator) wouldn't work. One tech voiced his opinion to cease recescitation efforts, to which the lead tech refused.
After 30 minutes of no heart beat, they were able to restart his heart and get him breathing! They flew him to the hospital, where they were told his chances of survival were poor and if he did survive, he would be a vegetable.
Today Gabe is a vibrant, spiritually aware, intelligent, passionate little 10 year old boy who understands and allows God to use him to share Christ's love and hope in spite of many physical impairments. Though he is g-tube fed and in a wheelchair and using a computer to talk for him, he is changing our lives and all those who come to know him.
From sweet aunt Brooklyn's mouth, "God truly does work all things for good! Thanks be to God who always cause us to triumph in Christ Jesus."
Brag on God Friday's is a link up to brag about God. You can share any post about how He came through for you when you took a step of faith, how He answered a prayer, what He showed you through His Word about Himself, how He gave a glimpse of Himself through His creation, basically anyway you have seen Him reveal Himself.
If you would like to use this opportunity to brag on God, go ahead and link up. Just post my button (found on the side bar on the right or under the BOGF tab) or link within your post.
After you have linked your post, ask God to speak to you through the others linked up and leave them a brief encouraging comment.
6/9/2011 06:42:09 pm
Opps - the linky kept coming up with a error message so in my persistence it looks like I added my self 3 times - please delete me!
6/10/2011 02:18:44 am
I liked your facebook page and tweeted about the giveaway :) I love that you wrote this, and would love to do the study! I remember when you discipled me in Myrtle Beach that you were studying 1 Samuel, who knew it would turn into a book?!
I already have your Bible study, so don't enter me in the drawing, but I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying it. It is really challenging and has already alterted my thinking in relation to who God is! You have a gift, thank you for allowing God to use you!
6/10/2011 06:54:36 am
I have tried commenting a few times with no luck :( Hoping this one gets through - tried to leave a comment yesterday about this post and also on a previous post but they have disappeared. I can't find your email but just wanted to let you know I am so grateful for your linking up with 'Inspire me'. This weeks linky is open if you have a few words of wisdom to share. Look forward to hearing from you. xx
6/10/2011 01:53:11 pm
Thank you for sharing Gabe's story. I also have a special needs kid. God has been so good to us.
6/10/2011 01:54:29 pm
I "Like" the Beholding Glory Facebook page. I'm "Fruit Bearer" on FB.
6/10/2011 02:01:07 pm
I posted the link to this giveaway on my FB wall. http://www.facebook.com/fruitbearer/
6/10/2011 02:05:47 pm
That was a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!
6/10/2011 02:17:07 pm
I tweeted about this giveaway. http://twitter.com/treasuredbyGod
6/11/2011 01:21:11 am
I just recently found your blog and have loved your insight. I am a stay at home mom, to one adopted child and one biological child, and my husband is a college minister in Alabama. I clicked on a link to your pastor and realized that our previous music minister, Michael Evans, is now at your church. We miss Michael and Nicole so much and I know they will bless you guys. Get to know them if you haven't. Nicole is a jewel and one the sweetest people I know.
6/11/2011 06:26:52 am
so grateful for you and your ministry. Would love to be put in for the drawing for your Bible study, been wanting it for a long time.
6/14/2011 02:05:45 am
I would love to win!
6/14/2011 03:20:09 pm
Wow, God is doing wondrous things through you, Laura. I would like to enter the giveaway, thanks!
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