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) Authentic transparency is one of our core values at Gracefully Truthful because none is more authentic and vulnerable than God Himself. In our culture, we don’t glorify messy, hard things that bring great personal cost. But following Jesus, involves cost, every single time. From the moment we say yes to Jesus, we are called to surrender everything, giving up control of our entire lives. This isn’t a popular, feel-good Christian slogan, but it is the truth. We cannot afford to gloss over the cost of following Jesus, but neither can we ignore the unsurpassable great reward that comes from giving up everything for Him. Where have you seen great reward from saying yes to Jesus? Where is He calling you to surrender?
2) In your life, where have you seen the intersection of painful brokenness and genuine praise play out? When troubles hit the ship of our life, the reality of where we truly anchor our heart is made evident. When life is going well, it’s easy to say, “God is my hope and my strength!”, but when suffering, fear, and brokenness storm our sails, we either cling to the Lord, choosing to praise Him for Who He is, or we fight to swim on our own strength. If you’re in a time of smooth sailing, make intentional decisions to cultivate your relationship with God. If storms are slamming you, surround yourself with solid friends who love Jesus and love you, and will keep pointing you towards the truth of God’s character!
3) At key points all along her epic journey, Esther had the ultimatum of either choosing wisdom or walking in the wisdom of her own eyes, motivated by her fear. She beautifully chose wisdom each time, even though she clearly struggled to surrender her fear at some points. Wisdom adorned her like a beautiful crown and arrested the attention of people around her while opening the way for her people to be rescued. Who do you admire and respect because of their consistent decision to live wisely. Take the time this weekend and write them a note, giving specific reasons why you are grateful for their wisdom. Then set out to ask the Lord to make you wise and gracious while surrendering your own fears!
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 Proverbs 1:8-9 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck.
How good and kind You are to hold out wisdom to us, Lord, while also helping us slowly understand how foolish we are without You! Teach our hearts to be humble, to elevate you, and see our own wisdom apart from You as being foolishness. Make our hearts hungry for You alone! It’s so easy for me to think about my outer self, whether in appearance or in mannerisms, and how I will be received by others. Teach me to seek after the true, lasting beauty of Your wisdom and grace, and use it to point others to You and Your glory!