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) How does it make you feel to view yourself as a sinner? What about a sinner who has no chance of being acceptable to God? Take a few minutes to write down your gut-honest thoughts as you slow down and process this reality. What thoughts surface in your heart when you consider Christ’s words as Himself being the only way back to a relationship with God and eternity in Heaven? Write down your wrestling thoughts. If there were another way to God, what would you imagine it to be? Pray for wisdom as you write your reflections on Judas’ choice to reject the forgiveness being offered to him.
2) What are your thoughts on communicating with God and hearing from Him? Does it seem elusive and like a guessing game? What is appealing to you about following “signs” in attempt to hear from God? Why do you think God would choose not to communicate through seemingly random signs like a specific thing happening at a specific time, looking at weather, or waiting for a designated action to occur? What comfort does it give you in knowing that God’s ways are far beyond our understanding, yet He chooses to come near and reveal Himself within the context of relationship with those who follow Him. What steps do you want to take to foster deeper growth in that relationship? Tell a friend and ask her to keep you accountable to taking those actions!
3) Why does evil flourish? Take a few minutes to sit with that question and write down your thoughts. There’s no judgment between you, the page, and your pen. Just put down your honest heart thoughts. You can even tear it up later and throw it away if you want! What makes you angry when you see bad things happening and why? Do you feel God has a responsibility to make all things right? Do you believe He will? Why do you think He waits so long for making all things right when so much evil is causing destruction around us? Look up and pray through 2 Peter 3:8-13 and write down your thoughts.
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 7:7-11 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him ca stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Lord God, I praise You for being a God who wants to be sought after, found and discovered, and deeply delighted in by Your creation. Thank You for never being distant, regardless of how I feel. Thank You for remaining true to Your character, regardless of my perception. As AW Tozer says, “The most important thing about us is what we think of when we think of God”. Lord, teach me to think correctly about You! Show me where I hold onto beliefs and systems of thought that don’t accurately reflect You. Give me Yourself, God!