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) As we began this Journey Into Hallel, we were reminded of the always-present Jesus Christ. Being fully divine, means Christ has always existed from eternity past and will exist for eternity future. His time on earth wrapped in human flesh did not signify His “beginning” or His “end” as the second member of the trinity. This important truth is difficult for our finite minds to comprehend, yet, at the same time, it can bring us extreme comfort. There is not a single point in our lives, or even a fleeting moment in our everyday existence, where the Lord of All, is not, was not, nor will not be fully present. His presence can never be escaped. Our forgetfulness, or lack of discipline to remember His constancy, does not negate His permanency. Think back through just the last few hours. Where have you been distraught, overwhelmed, joyful, excited, annoyed? The Lord was there every time. Ask the Spirit to remind you of this truth as you go into the weekend. Practice the discipline of remembering His constant presence!
2) A major portion of the Hallel sings of all God had previously done in the history of Israel as a nation. They mighty works of God had often come on the heels of extremely difficult times, but He proved faithful again and again. Their song marked out specific remembrances of His faithfulness towards them, and we would be wise to do the same! Take a few extra minutes this weekend and begin with just a list of 10. Fill each space with a specific instance when the Lord proved His faithful love. How did He show up in your life? Where did He answer when you were lost and wandering? Where did He provide when you felt bereft? Where was He present when you were alone? Close out your time by praising Him with your whole heart for all He has done as you look forward to all He will continue to do!
3) When the Bible talks about idols, part of us likely either discounts its relevance to our everyday lives, or pulls back defensively, insisting we don’t have any idols. Which of these do you tend to lean towards most often? Casting the light of Christ upon the dark corners of our hearts where we are apt to hide our idols can feel frightening. What if we lost control? What if the Lord discovers our secret loves? What if we realize the depth of our own desire to worship other, lesser loves? Between you, the Lord, and your pen and paper, make a short list of “loves” that may be stealing your worship from the Lord God. Pray over these, confess your sin, and ask the Spirit to turn your heart to worship Him alone!
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 Psalm 113:1-3 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Give praise, servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
let the name of the Lord be praised.
Father God, as I draw near to this Easter season in such a strange time in our world, fighting this unknown virus worldwide. Uncertainty and fears have replaced confidence and individual freedoms. Yet, You are the changeless One. The Holy One. And this season of Easter, of celebrating Your eternal victory over death reminds me once again that YES! You are God of all. Your Name is worthy of praise. For as long as time on earth exists, let Your Name never cease to be praised. I will choose to praise. I will choose to sing the Hallel to You, to remember Your goodness, and to trust You anew. Turn our hearts to You, Oh Lord, the Risen King!