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) Our lives are fleeting and we are indeed exiles as Christians in a world we weren’t designed to dwell in forever. What emotions stir in you as you think through these implications? What fears or concerns arise? What are you grateful for about this reality? As you journal these out, also consider what things you may be holding onto too tightly for such a temporary place of residence. Pray through what the Lord would have you hold loosely.
2) Jesus makes it clear throughout Scripture that there is a cost associated with being His disciple. Total surrender. But He also promises that whatever the cost is for us personally, it is worth it because He alone holds all victory and He shares that with us! What is costing you right now as you follow Him? Where are you tempted to think the cost of discipleship is too high? Challenge yourself to read through 1 Peter 1 every day this week and be reminded that following Jesus is worth it!
3) With such a shifting culture, political environment, and changing relationships all around, it can be easy to think that nothing is absolutely trustworthy. In what areas of your life is it easy to fall into fear because hope seems tremulous? How would it change your perspective if your foundation was solid and unshakeable? What if God is exactly who He claims to be? What if He as the righteous God, holds eternity in His hand? What if He is unimaginably loving? Take hold of timeless truth and let it wrap around you today!
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 Peter 1:5-7 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith —more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire —may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Father, it’s beyond my ability to understand those first four words of 1 Peter 1:5. “You are being guarded…” Constantly You are guarding me, saving and preserving my soul for all of eternity despite every circumstance that comes my way. You know it all, You see it all, and still Your power guards me. Lord God, for this incredible mystery I praise You!
I admit that I don’t feel it all the time, God. Relationships are tumultuous, words hurt, loss aches, death stings, but still Your word stands firm, Your promise absolutely unchanging! Remind me to cling tighter to truth than I do to my feelings, Jesus.
How I praise You for being such a gracious and loving God!
I’m here for Your glory, Abba, use me!