Meet Carla McDougal

Meet Carla McDougal

I can’t believe Fred and I have been members of Faith Bible Church for 20 years! A smile emerges when I think of all the memories, friendships, and answered prayers over the years. When asked to write my testimony, I literally didn’t know where to start. I mean, I could focus on the 15-year transformation of Reflective Life Ministries. Possibly, I could share all the God stories that have taken place through Reflective Media Productions. But, after much prayer, I sensed the Lord lead me to share my most current heart’s cry. Below is my true experience that
happened on June 19, 2020 at 3:38 AM…

Tossing and turning. Darkness filled the room. Frustrated, I said a quick prayer…

“Lord, help me fall back to sleep.”
NOT NOW. I need you to WAKE UP.
“NOW? But I'm so tired.”
Yes, I have an assignment for you.
“But, right now? In the middle of the night?”
Yes. NOW! I'm calling all My children to band together like never before to WAKE UP. This battle the world is facing is not against flesh and blood, like the riots and anarchies, but against the rulers of the spiritual darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
“I know, Lord, but what can I do about it? I'm just one person in a million.”
Heed My voice. Remember what happened when Moses stood in the gap for My rebellious children who deserved death? I spared them because of one man who chose to stand in the gap. (Psalm 106:23) So, yes, each person called by My name, who follows Me closely will make a difference in My Kingdom.

Without time to waste, I headed to my prayer chair, grabbed my Bible and laptop, "Ok, Lord, I'm ready. Lead and guide me in what to do next." At this point, I thought I was going to write a blog or Facebook post. But, no, this is what the Holy Spirit embedded in my heart, almost like a burning desire…

• Pray continuously.
• Pray without ceasing.
• Pray in the watchtower.
• Pray like the church in Acts.
• Pray, believing that I’m doing a mighty and great work that you cannot see.
• Ask others to join you in this mission I have for My children at this point in history.

Turning to Habakkuk, I read all three chapters. All of a sudden, the Lord spoke through His Word. Hab. 1:1-4 focuses on Habakkuk complaining about the destruction, violence, wickedness, and perversion going on in the world around him. Then, a crescendo in the scriptures, v.5 says, "Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." Reading on to Hab. 2:1, "I will take my stand at the watch post and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what He will say to me." At the end of chapter 3, before the Lord answers, Habakkuk says, "Though the fig tree should not blossom nor fruit be on the vines... Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God on my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength."

Again, I heard the still, but stern voice, "WAKE UP! Notice, Carla, Habakkuk took his complaints, worries, frustrations about what He saw taking place around him, and brought them straight to Me. Where have you been taking your worries and fears? I'm the only One who can make a difference... the Creator of heaven and earth, I AM the Great I AM."

Now, it was ever so clear what the Lord meant by WAKE UP! It wasn't about getting out of bed, but to WAKE UP and understand the deeper meaning of what is going on in the world. God was calling me to pray like never before! As a result, He has embedded a deep desire within me to pray for the situation in America. Praise God, for He has put this heartfelt desire within me. Together, let's pray like never before. Like the church in Acts, may our hearts be united in prayer as we pray for our nation and the next generation.

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