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) The opening lyrics for All Glory Be To Christ stand in sharp opposition to the thoughts behind the familiar Auld Lang Syne we repeat every New Year. At the New Year, we celebrate all we’ve accomplished in the past 365 days, but this hymn challenges us to consider that only what is built by the Lord will stand; nothing of our own works. A sobering reminder for us all! What comfort for the believer! Through Christ, a way has been made for our lives to eternally matter. If we belong to Jesus through salvation by faith, we are His workmanship and all He accomplishes through us will stand forever. Take time to pray over your everyday life, asking the Lord to make your heart sensitive and obedient to His eternal work!
2) Mary K pointed out on Wednesday that to combat her shame and the succulent lies she was quickly believing at low moments of her day, she held onto truth by “pushing back against the darkness.” She did this by worshipping through song, but she didn’t choose any random song, she selected one “saturated with Scripture.” As you go deeper with the Lord this week, commit to worshipping Him regardless of how you feel. Then go a bit further and consider the lyrics you are singing. What Scriptural truth do they tie to, or are they designed to simply make you feel a certain emotion? How we worship speaks volumes of how serious we take our relationship with the Lord!
3) Wow! If you haven’t read Sarah’s Journey Study from yesterday, read it now! The detailed intricacies involved in the writing of this famous hymn are incredible; events that could only have been orchestrated by the Almighty. Reflecting on the past few months or years, where have you seen God doing work in your life? We very rarely gain insights into all God is doing in and through us, even in the very mundane things of life, but that doesn’t negate His working! If intricate details are being used by Him, if He truly cares about the sparrow and the lilies, and has numbered the hairs on every head, then nothing is too small for Him to notice and use for His glory! What will you give over to Him this weekend? What will you hold back in fear? How will you grow in trusting 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 6:25-28 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread.
At the core of worshipping You, Father, is trust followed by love that births worship. It’s a question I confess I ask too infrequently. Do I really trust You? Does my worship reflect the depth of trust I claim to have? You provide so well, so sufficiently, so abundantly. You never forsake or abandon, yet I know my worship feels shallow too often. Remind me of exactly who You are, expand my definitions of You, teaching my heart to trust You no matter what.