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) What a great gift is ours in Christ! If you have believed in the Lord, you have been forgiven of your sins and have been given grace upon grace. The call on your life as a Christian is now to share that gift with others. There is a pervasive idea in the church that evangelism and discipleship are the job of church leaders and professionals, but God has called each of us to share His gospel with those around us. This requires action and commitment. In my church, we often speak about “best next steps.” You can’t arrive at your destination without taking a first and second and seventieth step. So, what is your next best step? Is there someone in your life who needs to hear the gospel? Can you set a time daily to pray for them? Maybe you are already praying for someone. Can you set a time to meet with them in person and have a gospel-centered conversation with them? You could share your testimony and ask them to tell you where they are in their faith journey. Ask God to help you discern your next best step, write it down, and set a due date for yourself. Follow through in being generous with the gift God has given you!
2) “More of You Lord, more of You.” As we consider what it means to “live ready,” we are reminded of the truth that today is all we have. We may have great plans and dreams of how we will serve God in the future (one day when I’m married, one day when I have children, one day when my children are not so little, one day when my children don’t have so many activities…). However, the truth is we only have today to be truly faithful. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. How are you stewarding your time today? How are you practicing faithfulness in your current season? Write down two practices you are practicing that serve you well in your faithful walk and helping you to grow in your relationship with the Lord. Then write down two practices that are not serving you well (distracting you from your goals, or inhibiting your relationship with God). Ask the Lord to grant you strength and courage to leave behind behaviors that are inhibiting your faithful walk. Remember our actions don’t save us, but for those who love God, our salvation allows and enables us to walk faithfully.
3) We live with the expectant hope that Christ could return at any moment. No one knows the day or the hour, so we must live faithfully as we wait, trusting His timing is perfect. As we wait, we may be tempted to put our hope in many different things the world offers, but our only true hope is in Jesus. If we truly believe He is our only hope, we ought to be excited to share this hope with others! Meeting physical needs is important, but if we neglect the souls of our neighbors, are we truly living out what we believe? What are some ways you are tempted to put your hope in something other than the Lord? Write down the things that fight for your hope. Then write down two or three practical ways you can share your true hope with others. Do you know your neighbors? Do you have coworkers who are far from God? Maybe start by having a conversation with them. Season your words with the joy and hope you have in Christ. You don’t have to preach at them, but intentionally keep the work God is doing at the forefront of your heart and tongue.
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 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you. And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we do for you. May He make your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.
Come, Lord Jesus, come. We anxiously await Your return as we live in this broken world. We know that You alone are our only hope. You alone can satisfy our needs. You alone can take the broken parts of our lives and redeem them to Your glory. Let us live ready in light of our steadfast hope in You. May the desire of our hearts be to share Your goodness with everyone around us. May our lives be so overflowing with the joy only You can give that we cannot help but speak of You to those around us. Lord, I confess I often hesitate to speak Your name to my neighbors and friends. I am unsure of my own abilities and concerned for my own reputation. Help me trust in Your ability to strengthen me. Help me to care more for Your reputation than my own. Help me to be ready to speak Your truth day after day.