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) It is impossible to consider the perfect holiness of God and gaze into His unending righteousness and blameless ways without becoming acutely aware of our own broken and sinful hearts. We are not simply good people who sin occasionally, we are sinful people who therefore make sinful choices as a result of our sin-nature. We are utterly sinful. This begs the question, how can a holy God be in our presence? Do you view yourself as a sinner separated from God? How well does your view of God’s holiness line up with what the Bible teaches? As you spend time wrestling with these question, be overwhelmed by the radical love of a God who decided to come down to earth and dwell with us in order to die for us and declare us righteous as He cleanses us from sin when we trust in Him!
2) Giving space to process pain and suffering, especially when we are watching someone we love walk through it, or as we go through it ourselves, can be…. well, painful and difficult! So much brokenness, sorrow, and anguish caused by physical sickness. It’s important to carry two truths as we process our grief. One, God grieves with us; we are never abandoned in our suffering. Two, God wants to heal all, but sometimes, He allows suffering for reasons beyond our understanding, for purposes bigger than we can imagine. We can trust His heart, and know that, more critical than physical healing, God passionately longs for our spiritual healing so that one day, He can heal our bodies along with our hearts for eternity! What kinds of tension do you wrestle with as you think through these things? Take them to the arms of the Lord, asking Him to show you more of His heart through the processing!
3) What would you consider to be an easy life? Go ahead and write down some thoughts. Be specific! As you consider what you wrote, look back through the list and mark which ones would make a positive eternal impact. Now go through and mark those focused on other people. Last time! Go through and mark the ones that are about yourself. Pretty clear, isn’t it? Wanting an easy life goes counter to everything Christ has called believers to in this life on earth. Pushing against everything we feel, Jesus teaches that in order to gain everything that matters, having the richest of everything, it requires complete surrender to Jesus. Take this weekend to think through how much you worship your own comfort and ease in life. Ask the Lord to lead you into greater surrender, knowing the only way to save your life is to give it all to Him. (Matthew 16:25-26)
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 Jeremiah 29:13-14 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord.
Thank You, Lord, for being bigger and deeper than I can comprehend. Thank You for being more than I need, even when I don’t feel that truth. Thank You for not pushing away my questions, for welcoming my scrutiny, and for allowing me to wrestle with hard things in Your Word without judging me for being unfaithful. Please, show me who You are, God! Show me what You want me to most know about You! Teach me to think about You correctly with Your wisdom and understanding. Adjust my view so I can understand You enough to search and hunger for You more deeply. Thank You for never changing, and always being present with me, even in my seeking. Amen.