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) Control. We all love it. We all seek after it in varying degrees, with varying motives, and with varying degrees of success, yet we all crave it. So where are you today? Where are you lusting after control? What do you wish you could, or maybe are glad you do, have control over? Kendra reminds us that there is only One who holds the corner on all wisdom, all sovereignty, and all power. While He cannot be manipulated by us, He will allow us to have our way and fight to hold that power in our hands at the expense of His wisdom flowing through our lives. So, as you take stock, pray for His wisdom to overtake your own. Pray for your hands to loosen their grip and your heart to hunger for His ways instead of yours.
2) Surrendering our perceived “right” to judge another with condemnation places us in a position to love instead of pass judgement with arrogance and pride. I’m challenging all of us, myself included, to make a short list of the last 5-7 people or instances where we flippantly passed judgement from a place of “we know better”. Now, stop everything, and pray for those people, those circumstances, and finally, pray for your own heart. Pray for a tender awareness to stop condemning and start loving instead. Pray for the Spirit to teach us to abide with Jesus first and then lovingly engage people for the sake of the gospel, not what we think they should or should not be doing. Turn that “short-list” into a prayer list, and see what the Lord will do!
3) Think through the process you went through as you made a decision recently. Maybe it was an important, weighty one, or maybe it was something simple; regardless, the manner in which you approached the decision reflects quite a bit about your faith, what you believe about God, and the posture of your heart. Read through Sara’s Journey yesterday and consider the steps she laid out for processing a decision. How have you experienced good from the Lord because you were wise in your decision process?
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 Isaiah 26:4 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Trust in the Lord forever, because in the Lord, the Lord himself, is an everlasting rock!
Creation speaks of you. Every leaf, every blade of grass, every puff of wind, all declaring You moment by moment. The tilt of the earth on its axis, the roll of the tide in tandem to the pull of the moon, the blood pulsing through our veins, all of it points to You as Creator and author from beginning to end. Yet, I still find myself again and again choosing my ways and my ‘wisdom’ over Yours. You, who know all, see all, understand all, and is sovereign over all, have delighted to share Yourself with me. Unimaginable! Lord, redirect my thoughts and plans. I long to be wise, to follow Your wisdom. Teach me to abandon myself over to You again and again.