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) Crucifying Christ was something Pilate felt incredibly uneasy about. He believed Jesus was innocent, even washing his hands of Jesus’ death, wanting no part in it. Where do you find yourself in Pilate’s story? What part of you assents to Jesus being God, but in fear, back away. In fear of the mob, in fear of a riot, Pilate gave orders to crucify the Lord. Where are you living in fear over walking in faith for Who you know to hold all truth and authority? Where Pilate wanted to wash his hands of Christ’s blood, let’s extend our hands into the flow, saying, “Yes, You are the Christ! Remove my fear and make me new!”.
2) Simon of Cyrene had a unique, very up-close perspective with Christ as He was crucified. What would it have been like for you to be in his shoes on that day in history? What questions would you have wanted to ask? What fears would shake you? Would fear and shame make you run? Would love make you stay? If Christ indeed is innocent, unjustly executed in your place, what is that to you?
3) Stepping into John the Disciple’s shoes we watch him move from “piqued curiosity” to “Yahweh dwelling with us”. Here’s the thing, Sister, whatever truths you currently hold about God as Father, Son, and Spirit, there is so much more. The journey the Lord wants to take you on in this process of knowing Him better is sweeter than any other pathway. Refuse to allow yourself to settle into knowing “enough” about God. However deep you go, He lovingly invites us deeper still. Evaluate where you have plateaued in your understanding of God. When was the last time you grew in your experience of knowing Him?
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 Matthew 27:24-26 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
Pilate claimed innocence in crucifying You, Jesus. Oh Lord, his sin was as great as my own. No water can wash away our sin. No symbolism. No action or lack of action. No one and no thing can extend that kind of mercy. Only You at Your Cross.
The people cried out, “His blood be on us and our children.”. They intended to be free, they thought themselves “just” for killing You. Oh Lord, the irony here, for it is only through Your blood covering us that true freedom is found!
You are innocent. I am guilty. Boundless is the love that died to forgive and free!