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) Rachel shared on Tuesday that her lips will quickly declare she worships God and God alone, but sometimes a closer look at her real everyday life can speak otherwise. When we examine how we spend (or save) our money, how we spend our time, and how we view others, we can quickly uncover more idol worship than we care to admit. Abby wrote on Monday of her own struggle with idol worship, and the process the Lord took her through to lay them down and worship God alone. As you consider how prevalent idol worship is in our culture, take some time to identify some idols you might be unintentionally worshipping. As you process, as the Lord to reveal these to your heart and shift your heart to want Him the most!
2) If God truly has a calling for each of our lives just like He did for Samson and Jeremiah and countless other individuals whose stories we read in Scripture, then He must have a purposed intention for your life as well! Have you discovered this purpose? If so, you are experiencing the peace and delight that comes from following Jesus! If you’re following His purposes, you should also be encountering difficulties, struggles, and even persecution from the enemy and the world around you for following Jesus. Take heart! He who has overcome your heart and given you His love inside you, has overcome the world around you and He alone holds the final victory. Keep pressing in! “Do not become weary in doing good, for in due time, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up!” (Galatians 6:9) Write this verse on a notecard and put it somewhere to encourage your heart with truth!
3) Anything we push above our heart’s worship and life’s worship of Christ the King to whom we’ve pledged surrender, is an idol of our own design. Sisters, idol worship is no small thing. It’s number one and number two on God’s 10 commandments; because His heart longs for sweet intimacy with us, without the distraction of any one or any thing else. Now isn’t the time to tuck away, turn heads, and bow out of the conversation. As you sit with the Lord this weekend, call out those idols, break them before the Lord, and ask God to shift your heart in how you see those idols and how you see the Lord of love and life! Only one is worth your affection, your time, talent, and treasure. Only One. How long will you put up with a heart divided?!
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 Hoesa 2:16-17 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.
From the world’s perspective, true happiness comes by success of our hands, and having every desire of our hearts fulfilled. But You turn this wisdom upside down, insisting the only way to true satisfaction in this life and the one to come is by total surrender to You, Your ways, and Your desires. You, in Your infinite wisdom, know this to be true, yet we, I, foolishly run spurn Your ways. Father, it is unfathomable to me how You could possibly see my rejection, know that I love my own idols more than I love You, and yet still pursue me! You long for a relationship with me So Much that you willingly, relentlessly, pursue me and my heart. There is never a moment where you say, okay, good enough, just plateau out and I’ll come back to check on you in a few months. No, there will always be more to experience, know, understand, and be satisfied with about You! May I ever delight in Your presence, Abba! Cut away these idols, Lord! Give me only You!