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) Stacy shared, “If Jesus has changed me, I must believe He can do the same for others, even those I’m hesitant to engage.” Barnabas chose to engage despite apprehension of another’s reputation, and the Church grew radically as a result. A simple extension of encouragement, love, and support had radical ripple effects. If the same is true for us as we follow the Spirit’s leading, what is holding you back from doing the same?
2) A believer’s perspective on the ordinary, everyday moments of life and the extreme seasons of intense suffering is radically different than one who doesn’t have Jesus. List some scenarios you are currently experiencing where you feel Jesus is inviting you to worship more boldly for the distinct purpose of drawing others close to Him. What if our worship gave others a glimpse of a new, eternal perspective?!
3) Breaking down our self-made barriers we erect, often without even giving intentional thought to it, is something we are called to do, but something we need help doing. Grab a journal, pen, your Bible and take a few minutes to sit quiet and alone as you ask specifically for this help. As you pray, ask the Spirit to give you names, or even descriptions if you don’t know names, of people Jesus is asking you to go outside your lines to love. Be intentional about praying for them and connecting with them in the coming days and weeks!
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 Acts 10:28 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
Ah Lord, how much I like to complicate Your mission. Strategies, books, plans, conversation lines, fear and “what if I don’t say it right or have all the answers.” But You push back, “what if you just refused to call any person “unreachable”?”. What if your worship overflowed from a heart that loved Me first and most regardless of cost? What if I placed others around you for the purpose of redeeming them through your reach? What if you just loved them like I love you. Plain, simple, uncomplicated, just “what if…”. Help me to do exactly that, Lord, for, oh how I love You!