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) Isaiah was “stirred” by God’s Spirit as he witnessed injustice and people turning away from God and worshipping idols. He was motivated to action when he experienced God’s glory in a very personal way. When was the last time you encountered God and His glory in a deeply personal manner? Describe what was special about that time. How was your perspective new because of your encounter? If you’ve never experienced God in a deep way, begin with reading Isaiah’s encounter or Abraham’s and ask God to show Himself to you!
2) The life of John the Baptist challenges us to consider how we are using the resources available to us, even the clothes we wear and the food we eat to point others to Jesus. Take the contents of a normal day in your life and empty it onto paper. Star the spaces you are already leveraging for the gospel and celebrate those in prayer, being grateful for how the Spirit is alive and working in your life! Look through the other opportunities listed and prayerfully draw a heart around 2 or 3 you feel drawn towards re-thinking how to use them to point to Christ. Make some actionable steps you can begin this weekend!
3) As you examine your life, its foundation, its structure, and its outpouring in everyday living, how often is the gospel coloring life vs self-made-enough? Judas missed the entirety of the gospel, though he saw it practically lived day in and day out by Jesus and the other 11 disciples. Instead of falling into the completed work of Jesus, Judas couldn’t let go of relying on himself. Even if you’ve trusted Jesus for salvation, it’s easy to revert back to trusting ourselves to live out our faith. Ask the Lord to specifically make you aware of those areas you are leaning on yourself, instead of Jesus!
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 Mark 14:35-36 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
And going a little farther, He (Jesus) fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.”
I will never be able to comprehend the agony of that night in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus. You pled for your life, you pled for unity to be maintained between You and the Father. Your stress was so high you sweat drops of blood. You pled with Your closest friends to pray with You, but they loved sleep more. They vowed their lives for Yours, never to forsake You, but You knew they would run away.
The love You, as holy Father, Son, and Spirit, have for each of us is un-fathomable. A love that intentionally chose to stay, to follow through with the redemptive sacrifice, and be forsaken so we would never need to be….that love is beyond description. Help us see you more clearly and grasp this love a little better in these weeks leading up to Easter. Thank You for the cross, Lord!