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) When you think of Jesus coming as a baby, consider what aspects of his birth and growing up do you perhaps glorify or add a “glossy touch” to? Jesus being fully human and fully God means that nothing about our human experience was different for Him than it is for us, with the exception that He never chose sin. His birth was messy, His growing up was poor, He went through puberty and struggled with acceptance amongst His peers just like every other human being. It’s one thing to know this, but another to remember and apply it when we struggle in our humanity. All of the everyday frustrations from small to big, the Savior came to be with us in the midst of them. What things are you tempted not to talk with God about because they are “too insignificant”?
2) Have you ever struggled with feeling incapable of sharing the gospel or telling others about what Jesus has done in your life? What are some of the fears that prevent you from sharing? The shepherds were the first to hear of Jesus’ arrival; they were the lowest in societal rankings, yet they were also the first missionaries declaring His arrival! The least likely to tell about Jesus were the very ones God entrusted to do exactly what they never expected to do. Who would possibly listen to and believe a smelly old shepherd? It didn’t matter, they were compelled to share. Who might it impact for eternity if we were as bold as those shepherds?
3) Describe in your own words how Christ’s birth was an act of love. Go slow and really consider what it was about His birth that was so loving. If it was an act of immeasurable love, how does it affect your everyday? How might that love transform your waking, your eating, or the way you see yourself and others? Keep in mind Christ’s entire purpose in coming. Have questions or find some parts that don’t make sense? We’d love to walk with you as you think through them! Send us an email or message us on Facebook!
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 Luke 6:35-36 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High. For he is gracious to the ungrateful and evil. Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
It’s so easy to take Your love for granted, Lord. You sustain us, holding all of creation together by Your hand, and yet I go about life and my focus shifts so quickly to my agenda, my plans, and me needs or wants that I forget how You uphold my existence with Your breath. Recapture my attention, Lord. Bring me, once again, to a place where I stand in awe and wonder of Your unfathomable love.
Then teach me to love others as You have loved me. You are “gracious to the ungrateful and evil”, which is me, Lord. That’s me: ungrateful and evil all on my own seeking my own good and my own way. Father, Your Love Is Magnificent! And keep my heart humbly seeing how undeserving each of us are of Your love. None of us has more merit than another. Teach me to love as You have loved me.