The GT Weekend!
At Gracefully Truthful, weekends aren’t for “checking out”.
Use this time to invite the Almighty’s fullness into you life in a deeper way!
Saturdays and Sundays are a chance to
reflect, rest, and re-center our lives onto Christ.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with other women in prayer,
rest your soul in reflective journaling,
and spend time worshiping the Creator who
longs for intimacy with each of us!
Worship Through Journaling
Worship Through Journaling
1) Audra poignantly asked us on Monday, “Where is your suffering, Sister?”. Sit with that, letting the walls around your insides be taken down for a bit. Name your sufferings, your achings, writing them down. Jesus models worship, even in the midst of suffering. Worship not based on feelings or circumstance, but on the unchanging character of God. As you’ve written down your sufferings, take space to write down everything about God you are grateful for. If you get stuck, open up to Psalms and choose one to read, paying attention to the character traits of God. Take your suffering to the God worthy of worship!
2) Hannah received an incredible gift through her son, but she solidly fixed her focus on the Giver rather than the gift. As you think through your “worship life”, how often do you praise God for Who He is rather than for all the things you’ve received? Shifting our focus off of gift to Giver dramatically changes our hearts, making us less self-focused. Commit to giving it a try this week by intentionally focusing your worship on the character of God.
3) A position of worship that characterizes our everyday lives takes intentional practice. Worship is an area to grow in just like every other aspect of a believer’s life. Walk through Tawnya’s Journey Study from yesterday and write down each category she notes in her pathway to worship. Position, Belief, Praise, and Attitude. Consider each of these as you evaluate your own worship practices. Narrow in on an area you can grow in and take specific steps to be mindful of that area this week!
Praying Scripture back to the One who wrote it in the first place is a great way to jump start our prayer-life! Pray this passage from Luke 1:49-53 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Because the Mighty One
has done great things for me,
and His name is holy.
His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear him.
He has done a mighty deed with his arm;
he has scattered the proud
because of the thoughts of their hearts;
He has toppled the mighty from their thrones
and exalted the lowly.
He has satisfied the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.
You have done great things, O Lord. Remarkable things I scarcely can even begin to fathom! Your mighty works extend far beyond what I understand and see in my everyday life. If I were truly to see how detailed You are, how intimately involved You are, even at a microscopic level, surely I would be unable to take it in!
How grateful I am that You remember how I am only created from dust and how graciously forgiving You are when I forget how masterful, mighty, and beautiful You are. May the sheer incredulity of Your humble willingness to lay aside Your throne to make Yourself known captivate me again and again this weekend. May my worship be a sweet fragrant sacrifice to You as I declare out loud the majesty of who You are, my God and my King!