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) We all have ugly, difficult, frustrating places and scenarios playing out in our everyday lives, no matter how much we wish otherwise. What are yours? The annoying person you can’t seem to avoid, the coworker driving you insane, the family member who just does not get it, or even more deeply, the people who have hurt you, who continue throwing jabs, who choose to keep dragging you through the mud. Who are these for you? These are your messy places. And Jesus wants to bring hope to every person involved, infusing love and grace like we’ve never known to each circumstance. What if we were conduits for such love? Suppose we were exactly who Jesus wanted to use to expand His kingdom in these messy places. Are we willing to allow that?
2) “There isn’t a person on earth who is unworthy of hearing the message of Jesus.” Yes? Maybe? It’s easy to read aloud or mentally agree with, isn’t it? Of course that statement is true! But, is that how we live? If it’s actually true, how far are we willing to go to share that message? Will we give generously? Will we keep on giving, even when we receive nothing, not even an honorable mention? As you survey the treasures you have around you in your home, your car, your bank account, or even your afternoon, begin seeing these as opportunities to build God’s Kingdom through generosity. Pray over these, asking the Lord to show you how to steward what you’ve been blessed with!
3) The Land of Offense…we’ve all taken up residency here at various points in our lives. Betrayal. Hurtful words. Neglect. Manipulation. Abandonment. What drives you away to this place of offended and hurt? Go ahead and name the ones that are your most recent experiences with offense. Give yourself permission to feel that hurt and to know that the Lord God sees you and understands your feelings, the wound, the hurt, and wants to free you from it. We can exact no retribution on another that would slay them more deeply than an offering of love and forgiveness (with appropriate boundaries where necessary). This is not a love we can manufacture, but flows from the Spirit’s love inside of us. What would it look like to surrender your right to live in the Land of Offense and choose love instead?
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 1 Corinthians 10:32-11:1 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Give no offense to Jews or Greeks or the church of God, just as I also try to please everyone in everything, not seeking my own benefit, but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved. Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.
Never do we see our own sin more clearly when we cast but a glance at Your glory and flawless love. Our offenses against You, a Holy and Righteous God, are as innumerable as the sand on the shores. Yet, You choose love over offense. You choose to generously give us Your righteousness when we have nothing to offer but our sin-wrecked selves. You give of Yourself freely to all regardless of any pre-requisite if we just trust You to be who You say You are. Lord, as You continuously treat us with such open generous love in every moment of waking or sleeping, urge us forward to treat others like this as well. Love the world through us, Abba!