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) On Monday, we followed the sweeping journey of Abraham and his descendants coming to the land of Canaan. God made a promise to Abraham, and Abraham followed without question. He trusted God to keep His promise, even when he couldn’t see how. The nation of Israel had its ups and downs with taking God at His word, but eventually they laid claim to the land God had promised Abraham so many years before. As we walk through seasons of life that seem to detour and re-route our plans, it can be tempting to question what God is doing. Our hearts are quick to forget all the times God has been faithful to us, instead putting our trust in the false gods of wealth, comfort, security, certainty, and control. But God remembers us through it all. When you think about your life, were there any “detours” you took that showed God’s continued faithfulness? Draw a map of your life (this may look like a roadmap or more like a timeline). Think about where you started, where you thought you were going, and where you are now. Note the times that God showed Himself to be faithful, even when you were questioning. Thank Him for His faithfulness, and commit the rest of your roadmap, the part of your journey still to come, to His care.
2) Mount Sinai stands throughout Scripture as the mountain of God. This is where God met with Moses to give him the Ten Commandments, His rules for how to live as God’s set-apart people. Moses climbs this mountain multiple times throughout his life to meet with the Lord. Sara left us with two challenges on Wednesday. First, she asked us to consider what mountain God is calling us to climb in order to know Him more. Maybe it starts with committing to reading God’s word and praying daily. If this is already an established habit in your life, maybe God is calling you to study more deeply, or bring someone else into your study time in order to mentor her. Perhaps there is another step of obedience God is laying on your heart. Write down what that might be, and make a plan (not just a goal) to follow through. Second, Sara encouraged us to seek out a mature understanding of familiar Bible stories. What is one story that stands out to you from childhood? Go back and read that story, asking God to reveal His truth as you look at it with fresh, mature eyes.
3) The walls of Jericho were built to withstand any army or invader, but they could not stand before the might of the God of Israel. When God was commanding Joshua how to take the land He would give Israel, He did not tell Joshua to practice military drill and exercises. He did not tell him to study military training manuals or how to build the best weapons. No. God commanded Joshua to study the law Moses had delivered to them and to be strong and courageous. What problems are you facing in your life right now? What seemingly insurmountable obstacle is standing in your way? How are you trying to fix these? Where are you looking for answers to your questions? Are you looking to the world’s wisdom (or the internet’s) first? Or are you seeking the Lord before all else? Write a prayer asking God to help you with the challenges you are facing, remembering that you have no hope apart from 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 1 Corinthians 1:20-22 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, through Him we also say “Amen” to the glory of God. Now it is God who strengthens us together with you in Christ, and who has anointed us. He has also put his seal on us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your trustworthy words to us. Thank You for giving us so many accounts in Your word of Your faithfulness to Your people, even in the midst of their short-comings. Just as Abraham followed You into the unknown, help us to heed Your call on our lives. Just as Moses climbed the mountain to meet with You, unhindered by any obstacle, may we be faithful to boldly approach You through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Just as Joshua studied Your word and obeyed Your call to be strong and courageous, may we be faithful and not freighted by any fear. You, oh Lord, are our comforter, protector, healer, guide, and merciful Father. May our hearts be drawn to You at all times, even when life does not follow the course we anticipated, when You seem far off, or when our obstacles seem too great. Grant us the steadfastness to continue in service to You and to find our rest in Your presence.