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) If you were to lay out all the pieces of armor listed in Ephesians 6, which would you earmark as non-essential? Which piece would be the most critical? Once you’ve ranked the pieces of armor on paper, take a few minutes to consider your real, everyday life. From the moment your eyes open in the morning and those first sensible thoughts to that glorious moment when your mind shuts down to all the busy of the day, which pieces of armor are you consistently suiting up with? Which ones often get laid aside? How does your ranking list compare with what you actually live out in everyday life? Identify one actionable step you can begin this weekend for being more intentional in the armor you wear.
2) Jami began her Journey Study with sharing the idea that words have been used as a weapon as far back as the beginning of time. Pause with that idea and think back to when you last used words like a weapon. If you’re like me, you don’t have to think back too far! Short, cutting, accusatory, blame-shifting, self-preservation, angry, are just a few examples of how we use words like a sword. Now think back to when you used God’s Words as a weapon, not against another person, but against the true enemy, Satan, the Father of Lies. When did you speak His truth against an enemy lie? When did you last confront the work of Satan, with the Word of God? Are His words ready in your heart? Did you read them this morning? Last night? This weapon of His Word, is not one to be taken lightly. It’s our One Weapon, and it is more than sufficient to bring about victory. How can you strengthen your ability to wield this weapon correctly? Start this weekend!
3) When was the last time you very intentionally prayed for boldness on behalf of another brother or sister believer as they faced a battle? Boldness to stand firm. Boldness to speak. Boldness to put on the battle and trust the Mighty Victor to have their back. Pause, for 60 seconds, and breathe and pray. Who is the Lord prompting you to pray for right now? Sisters, this battle is not ours, it is the Lord’s. He is the victor and winning is not hinging on our performance, but whether we will step into the fight and trust the Warrior King, is our decision. To do so, takes boldness. A boldness the Holy Spirit will gladly pour out on us, as we seek His face and stand up with our brothers and sisters surrounding us, pleading on our behalf. Are you in the fight? Have you asked for other co-laborers to pray boldness for you? Who are you praying for? Be faithful in that!
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 Ephesians 6:10-13 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
You, oh Lord God, lovingly crafted us, knowing we would choose ourselves over loving You back. You lovingly gave us the choice to return to Your arms, giving us salvation through Your Son, knowing many would reject Your kindness and die in their sin, eternally separated from You. You knew Your heart would break and grieve over our rebellion. You knew the enemy of our souls would fight to keep your beloved ones from seeking You. You knew the battle would wage against us every single day, moment by moment, and because of Your magnificent love, You provided armor to protect us, offering Yourself to win the war. Father, this love is utterly unfathomable! How dare we, I, decide to reject the lavish gift of Your armor, choosing instead to wield my own tin-foil sword against an impossible foe? Thank You for providing Yourself to hide behind and stay safe within. Thank You for your safety, for fighting for us, for winning for us, for me. I praise You for Your kindness, and I hide myself here with You!