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) To be pruned in a relationship with Jesus means we are growing deeper with Him! Colossians 2:6-7 has much for us in how we can grow deeper and remain anchored in truth. Write out these short verses on a notecard (or download the lockscreen!) and memorize them this weekend. Read the verse out loud to help you and write it out in different lettering on a journal page. As you meditate on it, what words is the Spirit pointing you towards specifically? Write those on your wrists to remind you of His truth and how He wants to anchor your heart in Him!
2) Have you ever considered your faith as means through which God equips you for your day-to-day life? Are you tempted to think of God, faith, or religion as an escape from the real world? Suppose God’s desire was to be your shelter in the middle of tumultuous circumstances. Suppose His Word was intended to equip you to extend His kingdom in the lives you come in contact with. How might your perspective shift on why you go to church or why you should read your Bible or why you are called to live authentically in biblical community? Write down specific ways you feel you are being stretched to grow deeper and extend the gospel further because of how God is equipping you!
3) Tawnya challenged us to reassess the foundational values behind phrases like, “you be you.” Write out some of your thoughts on this. What is attractive about these phrases? What assumptions does it make about the person and their core identity? In contrast, read through Colossians 3, writing out what our identity as believers is (not should be). Compare your thoughts on both of these and consider why one has a more secure foundational source than the other.
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 Colossians 2:8-10 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
Father, I know You came to set me free, but oh how often I am captivated by lesser loves. I throw myself at lies that look so appealing and I swallow them whole, looking for an antidote to my pain. But You died to set me free. You came to fill me, not partially but completely with Your flawless fullness. The glory of the godhead alive within me!
Remind me of the sweet satisfaction of submitting fully to Your rule and Your authority in the midst of my everyday. Have Your way, Lord Jesus, silencing the temptation to find shelter in any anchor but You.