Dear Sisters of the GT Community,
We believe so deeply that the Word of God is foundational and critical to our everyday life, that we felt the need to hit “Pause” on our regular lineup for Journey Studies.
Even really good things need to take a back seat so we can sharpen our focus in a different way.
We, as sisters in Christ, as leaders in our churches, as friends, and as daughters, as wives and as mamas, need to pause before the throne and
We need to breathe Him in.
This sitting with the Lord is too precious to bypass, and too significant to only be for a select few in elevated places in ministry.
At Gracefully Truthful, we take this meeting with Jesus seriously.
And when the world is so loud, and the chaos so all-consuming,
we must remember to pause.
The holidays are coming,
our days are never slowing,
but still the Father longs to linger with each of us.
We are hitting pause for the next 3 weeks, won’t you please join us?
This Journey Theme will look and feel very different.
No regular Journey Studies or Digging Deeper Days or GT Weekends.
Just prompts for you, and for us, and an everyday reminder to Pause.
Be intentional, friends, and you have our word as GT Partners and co-laborers with you for the gospel,
that we will be intentional right along with you.
This Pause won’t happen on its own.
The “time for God” will never knock on your door, fall into your lap, ready for you.
Commit with us to slowing enough to spend a minimum of 15-20 minutes, very intentionally, every day.
It’s only 3 weeks, but these 21 days may just change the trajectory of your walk with Jesus for the rest of your life!
Journeying with Jesus is our hearts’ desire; walk with us. Pause with us.
Whether you already have a consistent quiet time space to meet with God every day, or you’ve always had the best of intentions, but never been able to follow through, or you’ve never even considered having a quiet time to meet just you and the Almighty,
the invitation is open and waiting.
The invitation to a deep embrace.
Grab your Bible, a journal and pen,
and open your heart to bask in the presence of the Almighty!
1) Read Psalm 142 & 143 and answer these 3 questions in your journal:
a) What do these 2 psalms tell me about God and His character?
b) What do these 2 psalms tell me about others and the world around me?
c) What do these 2 psalms tell me about me and my heart?
2) Close your time by praying for these truths to take root in your heart and for the Holy Spirit to remind you and teach you more about these things today.
With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
2 I pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
3 When my spirit faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have hidden a trap for me.
4 Look to the right and see:
there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.
5 I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
6 Attend to my cry,
for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me!
7 Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will deal bountifully with me.
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2 Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.
5 I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
7 Answer me quickly, O Lord!
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
I have fled to you for refuge.[a]
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!
11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12 And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.
Embracing God’s fullness in our lives is rooted in scripture and memorizing His word is vital to our continued growth and depth with Jesus. Tap and hold from your mobile device to download this week’s verse and make it your phone’s lockscreen!