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) The Orient Kings were living their ordinary, regular lives when the Star appeared and awakened their curiosity. Here was a novelty much deeper than a passing, unique light. The unique quality of this star insisted these wise men, give up their everything, costing them time, talent, and treasure on the long journey to find the One the prophecies spoke of. Where is the Lord interrupting you in your ordinary this Christmas? Perhaps more so, are you following that curiosity? Are you allowing that curiosity to lead You deeper into His heart or are you sweeping it away as a passing oddity?
2) Bethlehem was a small village of extreme insignificance with one solitary exception, the prophetic words of promise from a God from Whom no one had heard in centuries. Despite the peoples’ doubt, centuries of waiting, and perhaps forgetfulness on their part, God remained true to His word. Not every Christmas feels celebratory. Sometimes, it feels like we are in an un-ending season of cold, scarcity, and insignificance. Are you Here in Bethlehem this Christmas? Waiting? Wondering if God has forgotten you? Skeptical to think He will notice you? Take heart! Your King is coming! This King has never once broken a promise, and He promises to draw near and redeem as we give ourselves fully to Him! Fear not, Bethlehem, you are valued and loved and intended for His Work!
3) Anna could have been considered fringe, perhaps she even felt that way sometimes. She wasn’t a priest, couldn’t study the Torah, and wasn’t a prophet, or even a prophetess. She was simply a worshipper. A worshipper who had set her entire heart and life on adoring Yahweh with all she had. The Lord blessed her by hand-crafting her presence in the temple courtyard to intersect with Jesus’ arrival and blessing from Simeon. Her response of sharing amazing truth with others flowed from a heart that had long kept the rhythm of praising God. Maybe you’re Here in Anna’s story, having long-given your heart and life, and time, talent, and treasure over in joyful surrender to the Lord. Be reminded afresh that He is indeed your very great reward! His love towards you is intimate and deep. May you experience again the blessing of Your Abba singing delight over you this Christmas!
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 2:7 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
In darkness we, as a people, once walked, and then You came, as a helpless, squealing infant. And You brought Light and life and hope and promises fulfilled. Ah Lord God, the incredible beauty and unfathomable love of Your humble arrival! Shift our hearts, Lord! Train our eyes to worship You, to be amazed at Your grace and enduring love. Awaken us to be awed by You! Then Lord, spur us on with great boldness to proclaim and declare to all around us of Your magnificent light for all people! Thank You, Abba, for Christmas!