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) Prayer is mysterious, isn’t it? This speaking into air, or only in the quiet confines of our hearts, to a God we cannot see, yet Who sees every detail of us and listens to every thought, whisper, or shout. What is your perspective on prayer? Are there some prayers that work? Does God hear everything and choose not to answer some? Is God miserly, only choosing to answer those prayers He approves of as being good enough? Do you need to reach a certain level of holiness to pray? According to Scripture, God’s main purpose in inviting us to pray is we can know Him and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. If prayer is the doorway to knowing God better, do you want to walk through it? What could that intentional decision look like beginning this weekend?
2) Is God loving or angry? What is His perpetual disposition towards humanity? Towards you? Is He sometimes pleased with you and other times frustrated, annoyed, distant, or angry? Do you feel God is obligated to love you, but doesn’t really like you? Pull out your journal and set a timer for 5 minutes, giving yourself permission to freely write down every thought you have regarding these questions. Remember there is no one judging you for your honest questioning! The root question that, if answered, dramatically colors every other question we raise about God is, “what do you think of God?”. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Try answering that question for yourself, especially in relation to how God views you. Then take your answers to Scripture and see what God says about Himself!
3) In the everyday running rhythm of our lives, we can feel important, as if life revolves around what we do or don’t do. Responsibilities are always present, decisions to be made, and consequences to live with as a result. In the grand scheme of the universe, however, our lives are so fleeting and temporal. Important people in society or in the world who enjoy popularity or power, likely don’t even know you personally exist unless you have a special connection. Your daily struggles are not known to them and neither do they care to know. Magnify their position to infinity, and you have a tiny glimpse of God. Yet, despite all logical thought, He is present with us and intimately aware of every single daily joy and struggle. How does this reality shape the landscape of your heart this weekend?
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 34:4-7 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Amid all the questions we’ve studied in the past three weeks, and all the questions that still poke holes in the corners of my heart, how comforting and sweetly good it is to know this solid truth, “I sought the Lord and He answered me.” You are gracious and kind, generously leading me to know You deeper. You embrace me and my question and every single doubt as you steadfastly hold me, continuing to teach me about Your good heart. Help me to hold onto what You’ve taught me to be true, and keep my focus on those things as most important. Help me not to get so caught up in my wrestling on smaller things, that I miss the bigger things: Your love for me is boundless, Your sacrifice covers my sin, and You have designed me on purpose to live boldly for You in telling others about You!