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) God’s Word is amazing, rich, and deep with layers of insight and fullness of life awaiting us as the Spirit makes His words come to life! Take time to linger with the Lord today by choosing a few verses, reading them slowly, several times through. Pray while you read, and ask the Lord to speak to you. Try emphasizing a different word each time you read aloud the Scripture section. Consider speaking your prayers out loud to God, sharing your heart response to His Word. Ask the Lord to stretch you as you focus on growing your relationship in deeper ways!
2) Corporate worship, when a large body of believers come together to adore God is beautiful, life-giving, and an important part of every Christian’s life. If you’re in a pattern of regular attendance to a local church, the opportunity for corporate worship is available every week. How often are you engaging in private worship, time alone to focus solely on Him? Spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith like silence and solitude, prayer, worship, fasting, and Scripture study, date back all the way to the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve walked with God daily. Choose 1 new spiritual discipline and begin incorporating it into your time with God this weekend!
3) These week, each of our Journey Studies was woven with an undercurrent of thankfulness and worship. Journal your thoughts on fasting, its purpose, benefit, and why it’s always coupled with prayer and worship in Scripture. Consider Mary’s challenging remark that Jesus expected His followers to include fasting as part of their regular journey with Him. Spend time praying and asking the Spirit to lead you into fasting.
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 3:16-19 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace. (Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, hymn)
Father, Your Word is precious. The gift of intimacy You so graciously give us as You personally and corporately invite us to experience You is beyond description! Lord, it’s so easy to shift our eyes to the temporal, the right now, the long list of ‘must do’s’ and ignore Your invitation. Remind me, Spirit, teach my heart, to desire You in my deepest parts. I praise You for your love, good Father! Amen.