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) How often would we rather avenge our own justice and make someone else see the folly of their ways when viewed through the lens of our own perspective? Um, Yes, Me, all the time! The reality is that, as much as we would like it to, avenging ourselves neither honors the other person nor God, and not even ourselves! God is the only just judge, it is His alone to repay and bring justice. Whose names are popping into your head as those you’d like to see come to justice? Maybe it’s a relationship you’re currently in, or maybe it’s one from the past that has left you wounded. Take some much-needed time before the Lord today to bring those people to the throne of God, surrendering them in faith that God will act justly.
2) On the whole, Esther’s story is one of radical redemption. Full of mind-blowing plot twists to keep any reader on the edge of their seat. If it was your story on display, what would be the plot twists for onlookers to wonder what will happen? Where are those dark corners that silently scream for redemption, but have maybe turned into cobwebs of hopeless resignation? What would it take for you to choose to surrender the drama of your story to the hands of the One who died to bring you redemption, even in the darkest of corners?
3) Esther’s heroic faith and Mordecai’s humble, wise bravery were tools God used to set His people free from the death sentence of Haman’s plot to eradicate the Jews. The celebration of freedom has rung every year in an annual celebration since that age-old victory. The story of Esther mirrors the victory story for every believer as we were once sentenced to death by Sin, but set free to an endless, rich inheritance in Christ! One of the best ways we can celebrate our freedom is by telling our story. Pray boldly this weekend for God to bring you an opportunity for you to share your freedom story! Then, step up and celebrate!
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 Revelation 7:9-10 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Truly, no mind can possibly comprehend the greatness You have prepared for that final glorious day when every saint, from every time, is finally gathered together as Your Bride to give You glory and praise! You will bind us together as One Beautiful Body, with Yourself as the Head, and oh how we will dance and celebrate in the Victory You purchased for us with Your precious blood! Oh Father, how the now matters to the then! Now is the time to declare Your victory to all. Now is the opportunity to be welcomed into freedom that will never end! May we be faithful stewards of this Hope You have entrusted to us, Lord. Spirit, may we give You freedom to speak and move in our lives to make You known!