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) Think about your appetite for God’s Word. On a scale of 1-5 (1 being untrue, 5 being perfectly describes me), answer these questions. (1) Each day I notice that I long to talk with God. (2) Sunday’s sermon feels like plenty of Scripture to fulfill me all week. (3) Just reading a few verses doesn’t seem like enough, I want to know more. (4) Regular prayer and Scripture intake isn’t something I’ve considered before. (5) Regular prayer and Bible reading is something I do, but sometimes it feels like a burden. Use your answers to help you create specific goals for how you want your relationship with God to grow.
2) When you think of “suffering for Jesus”, what images or thoughts come to mind? Do you think anything in your life could be described like that? Now consider what Sara shared to be “pantry-like-encounters” and re-evaluate areas of your life. What areas of suffering do you need to surrender to the Lord, waiting for just such an encounter with Him? Suffering can bring sweetness, when handed over to the One who loves us deeply and intimately.
3) Are spiritual battles something you consider happening in regular everyday life? If you were to make a shift in acknowledging that reality as Scripture teaches, how might you prepare differently for the battles you could face in your day? Would Scripture reading become a non-negotiable? How might asking the Spirit to clothe you in His love make your everyday life different? Be specific, write it out, and then pray over your day, asking the Lord to arm you with His love as you walk confidently in hope!
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 1 Peter 4:7-11 back to the Lord and let His Spirit speak to you through it!
The end of all things is near; therefore, be alert and sober-minded for prayer. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, let it be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, let it be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
Lord, I admit that being alert and aware of the spiritual battles raging around me isn’t what I naturally consider. It’s easy for me to believe the tempting, sugary lie that my prayers don’t matter, so I give the time of my inner thought life to other things. I want to grow and change here, Lord. Remind me, Spirit, of the truth that praying is essential to our relationship and is effective in the spiritual realm far beyond what I see.
Fill me with Your strength this week, Your words, Your mind, and Your heart as I go through my days. I long for You to be glorified Jesus; use me and shape me to make Your name known. I love you, Abba! Remind my tongue to praise you endlessly this week!