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) Vulnerable transparency is at the core of Gracefully Truthful. If we can’t be honest with ourselves, how could we possibly be honest before the Lord God who knows us intimately? But honesty costs us something precious, our pride. We all have those places we’d rather stay in control of, even if they are failing miserably. What’s yours? What if you turned that ache into a prayer for mercy to your Maker?
2) Go back and read Day 3, Awakening The Desperate, and make a list of areas in your own life where you feel you are reaching the “Land of Desperate”. What would it look like to surrender those places into the hands of the One who seeks after your heart? After making your list, sit in a quiet place and hold open your hands, praying as you release those areas to the Lord and spend some time dwelling on Psalm 16.
3) Do you ever struggle with feeling like your prayers don’t matter? Do you catch yourself wondering if God even listens or cares about the details of your life? These are temptations in disguise, subtly shifting our perspective from the truth of God and His character to feeling sorry for ourselves. The practiced discipline of steadfastly choosing to worship despite how we feel is something to grow up into as we become more like Christ. Choose a visual reminder (maybe draw on your mirror with a marker or use our lockscreen for your phone) to help you remember to steadfastly choose to worship the Lord 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 16:7-8 back to the Lord and let His Spirit speak to you through it!
I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Ah Lord, how sweet it is to sit here in Your presence! Lord, the places of my heart that hold shadows of fear, doubt, anxiety, and pain…Jesus, You know them well. Give me Your treasured counsel, instruct my heart in these lonely places, teaching me trust and depend on You alone. Help me turn to Your voice instead of the taunting voices of my own insecurities.
I know with my eyes focused on You and the safe refuge of Your shelter, my life will not be shaken despite the circumstances that may swirl around me, ever shifting. Teach me to anchor my heart here with You, Lord. How I love Your Word and Your presence! I bless Your Name for your goodness towards me. Awaken me with Your love!