The GT Weekend! ~ Sacrifice Week 2
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) Have you ever felt unqualified or unworthy to do something? Monday’s Journey relays just such a time in Abraham’s life. Can you imagine entering a blood covenant with Almighty God? Abraham questioned his ability to hold up his end of the deal. But he had nothing to fear because God already knew he wouldn’t be able to. God alone walked the blood path, swearing by Himself, both parts of the covenant. How can we relate to this? Someone else also fulfilled a blood covenant on our behalf. His name? Jesus. He shed His blood on the cross at Calvary to pay our price of redemption once and for all. We can never repay either of these sacrifices, nor does God expect it of us. Read through some of the Hallel journeys. Pray about how these truths make you feel. Record your praises to the Lord for His sacrifice. Who can you tell about this sacrificial blood covenant that offers us eternity with the same God who walked the blood path of the Abrahamic Covenant? Go, share and celebrate our great God!
2) Single. For some reason this word has taken on negative connotations over the years. To be single is undesirable. To have a single job is not wise because we need a side hustle. To eat a single serving size of something is unnecessarily depriving ourselves. On and on the negativity goes, but Sarah showed us that being singly devoted in love to the Lord is desirable. To place Him first is wise and beneficial. Abraham demonstrated this kind of single devotion by his willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, the promised child from whom nations would come. How could he do this? It flowed from the relationship he had developed with God over the years. In this relationship, God had taken first place in Abraham’s life, which made obedience a no-brainer. Journal some ways you can develop a deeper relationship with the Lord. Ask the Lord to direct you in relationship building with Him. For help training yourself in this area, check out the Training Journey Theme. Which of the areas in Training would most help you deepen your relationship with God?
3) Friday’s Journey took us to Mount Sinai where Moses first encountered I AM. Here, he received his calling to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, but Mount Sinai was also the place where, after being rescued from slavery, the Israelites rejected God and worshiped a golden calf in His place. How could they, right?! But don’t we do the same? Reflect on things you spend more time on than God. What about those things that have a more significant role in your life than God? List those idols. How can you remove those idols from your life? Reflect on how Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice to free us from our slavery to sin. Pray for the Lord to help you live focused on HIs sacrifice and its significance to your life, both temporal and eternal. Visit the Journey Theme, Kneel for a deeper dive into the type of fervent prayer necessary to live fully for the Lord.
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 Hebrews 6:13-20 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself: I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply you. And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute. Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because He has become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Lord thank You for the way You love me. I frequently wonder why You love me so lavishly. I’m so unworthy of such a pure and complete love. Yet, despite my unworthiness, You still sent Jesus to make the greatest sacrifice in the name of love. This sacrifice guarantees I will spend eternity in heaven with You. Lord, I confess I don’t always live like I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus, by Your love for me. I have idols, and I am ashamed I still choose to love them. Please empower me to tear down the high places in my heart, destroy my idols and devote myself to You and You alone. Lord, You are worthy of this! I trust You to help me remove everything that takes up space in my heart that belongs to You. I cannot wait to live solely for You Lord!
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