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) We all know spending time with someone is the best way to get to know them better. Yet, when we think of knowing God better, the temptation is to cringe at the thought of losing sleep to read the Scriptures. A you study this week, commit to memorizing one verse of passage from Psalm 119. Post it where you will see it easily. Let’s memorize His words together!
2) Randi shared that the idea of “true rest” felt like a cruel joke when considering the brutal reality of the pace of her life. Can you identify with her honesty? What would it look like if you began practicing Sabbath? Jesus gave us the gift of Sabbath as an invitation to cease from work, calling us to remember the Lord who finished His work on our behalf, and then invites us to respond with deep, heart worship. Give it a try this week! Choose a day this week and set aside space for Sabbath.
3) Does journaling feel overwhelming and intimidating? If you’ve never tried your hand at this spiritual practice, give yourself the freedom to simply be honest and write down whatever words come to mind as you think about God. You don’t need to be a writer to journal! If you get stuck, an ever-ready guide is found in Scripture. Open to Psalms, Colossians, or Ephesians (as examples) and begin writing your response to His Word and enjoy conversing with the Lord of the Universe!
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 94:19-22 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
When the cares of my heart are many,
your consolations cheer my soul.
Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who frame injustice by statute?
They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
But the Lord has become my stronghold,
and my God the rock of my refuge.
Lord, the cares of my heart are indeed many. Relationship complications, decisions to make, parenting trial and error, and pure exhaustion. Abba, how I need You! My first reaction is to pull away, shut down, put my head down and “pushing through” until I break. But You’ve designed a better way. Teach me to follow Your ways, Your rhythms, and Your plan for everyday dependence on You as I learn to trust Your Word.
Grow my dependence on You, help me see how desperately I need You!
Become my stronghold. May my testimony be that You are my God, the rock of my refuge. I know that growing my dependence on You comes as I spend time deeply, intentionally, and regularly with You. Help me as I seek to honor You with Sabbath, with deeper prayers, and feasting on the preciousness of Your Word. I love you, Lord Jesus!