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) Have you ever considered what that pivotal moment of revelation to the un-supposing shepherds was like from the perspective of the angels? Those beings who had also witnessed, and been part of, so many other pivotal moments throughout history. Those beings who adore God with their entirety for eternity. This moment was the one God had perfectly chosen to announce the arrival of His own Son; redemption wrapped in flesh. Take a few moments today and sit with the Lord in silence. Find a dark, quiet closet or bathroom and hold up your hands, or bow down your head, or lay prostrate, focusing on exactly who this Christ is in His fullness. Worship Him. Repeat, Holy! Holy! Holy! in awe, and rejoice in this Salvation revealed through Christ!
2) Suppose for just a moment that you are Mary this December. Rejected, object of scorn, having no concept that one day people would honor her for her humble part of the Savior’s entrance to His world. As every parent will quickly attest, we all feel ill-equipped and profoundly confused at this glorious task of parenting. How much more so, Mary! Yet, the Lord used, and chose, her. Mary was favored by God to carry His Son into the world, but just as equally, He has chosen each of us to do His work, fulfilling specific kingdom purposes while we live out everyday lives. Every single believer has a calling. Are you stepping into yours with wholehearted humility and obedience, even with the fear and questions that surely tumble to the surface of your heart? Take courage, Sister! The Lord is equipping you, just as He did with Mary!
3) Is anything impossible for the Lord? This was surely part of Joseph’s wrestling as he decided what to do in his dilemma. Either Joseph could trust God, and follow in obedience, despite the fact he couldn’t make sense of it, or he could walk away. We know the rest of the story, and we know what Joseph would have been walking away from as the earthly father of Jesus, but he did not have that benefit. Do you see yourself here in this perspective of Christmas? Is the Lord calling you to trust Him, even though you don’t see how all the pieces fit together? Have you decided God is worthy of your trusting obedience? Or will you walk away?
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 Isaiah 7:14 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign:
See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.
How undeserving we are, Lord! Sinful, we have rejected and scorned You, mocking Your holiness, yet You chose to come to save us. Your coming was not haphazard, You lovingly marked out the perfect time to come to us. You announced Your arrival, told of Your mighty rescue, and extended Your salvation to all humanity throughout all time. Throughout the entirety of time, we can trace Your hand of love as You designed to make Yourself known. Such love is too extravagant for me to understand! Lord, make my heart obedient in response to Your love! Teach me to love others, to share this incredible grace with the world around me.