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) Rebecca shared that when she felt called to follow in obedience and begin the ministry of Gracefully Truthful, there was chaos around her in her marriage and family. Sometimes, we get caught in a cycle of waiting for our own predetermined mindset of “the right time” to follow Jesus into something new. We wait for finances to be more stable, or after we settle into a new school or neighborhood, or until our kids are older. Or maybe we use the excuse of having already committed time and service to the church as a reason to pull back and rest. Sift through the reasons you commonly give to the Lord, or your pastor, or others in need. Are these truly from the Lord’s direction or are these just plain excuses to keep you from following where the Lord is calling? Pray over them, seek wise counsel, and commit to trust the Lord’s wisdom over your own!
2) As the ladies of Gracefully Truthful’s Partner team shared pieces of their stories and reasons for joining this ministry to women, what thoughts stir in your own mind? Take time to write those down and reflect on what the Lord may be speaking to you as you walk in your own journey. Where is He calling you to give up comforts and take one more small step in following and obeying? Identify your personal road blocks to going deeper with the Lord. Are they circumstantial? Relational? Monetary? Should anything keep you from following? Pray over these things, knowing with confidence that the Lord is indeed calling you deeper into following Him! Even if that step of following is carving out consistent time to sit and study His Word every day. Every step of obedience takes you farther in your journey with the Lord! Keep moving!
3) Sometimes following Jesus feels like small steps taken almost imperceptibly over a long stretch of time, but during other moments in life, our steps of faithful following seem much bigger, requiring more faith and trust. When you read someone else’s story of a “big yes”, what fears pop up for you? Are you quick to discount that the Lord could ever take you “there”? Are you afraid of what it would mean if He did? Be honest in these wrestling thoughts before the Lord! Take time to write them out and share them transparently with the Father of your heart who always listens! Be confident that the Lord only seeks your consistent obedience one small step at a time. When He leads you into something bigger, He will have well-prepared your heart so that saying a big yes, has already been well-practiced by saying small yesses!
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 John 5:25 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live!
Abba, Giver of Life, Sustainer of Life, in You alone is found all for forgiveness and redemption! I’m so grateful beyond words You’ve granted me Your Word freely given, Your Spirit deposited to teach and train my heart, and that You have called me to awake from death to life! Fuel my heart to extend this hope to others, Lord, with my words, my body language, my money, my time, and my relationships. The time to share you with those around me is now! Speak through me that others will hear Your voice, see Your love at work in me, and will hear and respond to Your call to follow as You forgive and free from sin! I praise You for inviting me to be an active participant of calling the dead to life just as You have called me!