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 like God was dead set against you? Maybe like God is ignoring you, finds you annoying, or is angry with you? Sometimes, it’s a lot easier, and sweeter, to believe lies over truth, just as was the case for Naomi. She allowed her feelings and her circumstances to override what she knew to be true of the character of Yahweh. Where have you done the same? The truth was, God was in her corner, actively engaged in what was going on in Naomi’s heart, her world, and the greater Kingdom good of His plan to bring redemption for humanity. This is entirely true for every single true believer of Christ. He knows our struggles, is always present with us, and is constantly working for our good and for the growth of His kingdom. Take this truth and extinguish the lies you hold onto!
2) Naomi returned to Bethlehem empty, but the Lord was ready to fill her in more ways than one. His kindness towards her was lavish! He immediately provided for Ruth and Naomi by satisfying their pressing physical needs of empty bellies and cabinets. Where are you facing physical emptiness? Are you trusting the Lord sees and knows these needs and will fill them in His perfect timing? How would it change the posture of your heart if you knew He was ready and willing to provide in His way and time? As you look around your community, where might the Lord be asking you to step up and be His hands and feet to fulfill someone else’s physical need just as He used Boaz to fill Ruth and Naomi’s needs? Pray and then act in obedience, knowing He will bless the offering of your heart and hands!
3) Following in faith the God who cannot see can prove to be an intense time of stretching for our hearts! As we study Scripture, and follow Jesus more closely, the more our hearts learn that He is indeed good and completely trustworthy, every single time. Create a short list of things you have learned about God since you’ve been studying Him. Apply those learned truths to your own set of challenging circumstances. Where you feel need, He is supplier. Where you feel alone, He is present. Where you feel grieved, He not only knows exactly how you feel, He also provides certain and sure hope. Ruth stepped out and obeyed, but it wasn’t blind faith, she knew the heart of God. Where is God asking you to do the same?
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 Ephesians 3:20-21 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
In a world where seeing is believing, I confess, Lord God, that I fall into the trap of feeling, and then believing, that You are a stingy God. I might not say those words with my lips, but I certainly prove them by my actions and my thoughts. When I see relationships crumbling, I’m quick to feel defeated and like You do not care. I am quick to write the end of the story with defeat rather than admit the truth that I’m only in the middle of a story, and You hold the pen to its conclusion. Anchor the feet of my heart into truth. Let me persist in clinging to what is real over what are lies. Help me to receive all the fullness of beauty and truth You have for me; teach me to trust even when I cannot see!