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) Call back to mind the last time you felt treated below your value. Maybe it was a few months ago, or even just a few minutes, but sitting with those feelings likely stirs something in you. Think through those stirrings as you slow down and process them. What brought you frustration in that scenario and why? Was the situation a trigger for something else living in your past, or a wound that hasn’t healed well? Where do you most often feel the need to defend your own value? Pray your thoughts and struggles to the Lord, asking Him to bring you healing and wholeness in your identity!
2) Can you relate to Amy’s statement from Wednesday’s Journey? “Either apply the beauty and win the comparison pageant, or be tossed aside as trash.” Where in your life do you feel this is more true than in other areas? Identify those circumstances or relationships where you feel most valued for who you are. Why do you think that is? What role does your own desire for control in those situations play in how you are feeling valued?
3) When you think of the vastness of God, His power, His sovereignty, and His all-knowing ability in comparison to the tiniest details about you, what is your heart response? Do you push back? Are you quick to discount your worth, even in the smallest of things? Do you find yourself filling in the blanks of what God surely must think of your freckles, your extra pounds, or your annoyance at finding that empty box of cereal in the pantry? Challenge yourself to keep in mind how God wastes absolutely nothing and He loves to both redeem and use the smallest details to amplify His glory. Consider placing a small pen dot somewhere on your hand today as a visual reminder of God’s loving attention to all things!
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 2 Corinthians 4:7 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Now we have this treasure in clay jars,
so that this extraordinary power may
be from God and not from us.
To be loved by You. To be valued infinitely more than we dare hope by You. To be known much deeper and sweeter by You than we know ourselves. To be hemmed in on all sides with grace, peace, and joy simply by being in Your presence. This is bliss, oh Lord our God!
I become so easily distracted, Abba. My high schooler frustrates me beyond words, I get angry, I get hurt, I can’t find enough coffee, I want a smaller pant size, or healthier relationships. Lord, I don’t have to look far to find frustration and dissatisfaction, but never when I cast my eyes on You and Your fullness. Help me to live authentically, with all my brokenness on display, so others can very clearly see how extraordinary You are inside of me! You are precious and beautiful, Lord God. I praise You for loving me so perfectly!