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) As Bri pointed out this week, during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, he was literally chained to a Roman guard. In Philippians, Paul records that the entire Imperial Guard had become aware of Paul and his imprisonment for the gospel. He took every opportunity, even the dark, fearful, and broken ones, and let God use him to point others to Jesus. As you consider the broken areas of your life, either past or present, lift them up to the God who loves you, and ask Him to bring redemption that others might know Him as a result. Pray for that!
2) Tawnya reminded us through Paul, “The risks of death and suffering will grow, yes. But the risk of leading brothers and sisters onto a deceptive path to hell is far worse!” Use this phrase as the lens by which you look through your routine daily activities. What is your end goal? What are you pursuing? How are you leading those around you and to what end? You, sister, have a powerful voice and influence in the circles around you, whether that circle includes small children, a husband, a neighbor, a checkout clerk, or a table of coworkers. How might you influence them for eternity?
3) What kind of “old lady” do you want to be? What are your top priorities when it come to who you want to become and the legacy you want to leave behind when your gone? Is your legacy bigger than you? How long do you think it will last? Paul’s legacy was his investment in the eternal kingdom that would not fade away regardless of time because his focus was Christ. Name a couple of areas in your life, very specifically, that you could make a small shift towards making an eternal investment. Check in on yourself each weekend and see how you are doing in making those shifts towards an eternal legacy!
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 Philippians 1:18-21 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
When I consider the lengths You went to in pursuit of showing me extravagant grace and boundless love, I’m humbled. Lord, it’s unfathomable how You, glorious majestic King, would give Yourself so completely for the ones You love.
Lord, let me not stop here at this beautiful gift You lavish upon me. Let me not hoard it, keeping my eyes focused on all it means to me and me alone. Teach my heart and hands to extend this precious gospel, to guard it with my life, and if needed, to give my life for it. Whether my body stops living in the giving, or whether my life is being poured out in everyday living as I honor You. Make Yourself beautiful in my mess that the world may know You!