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) Do you struggle with feeling like you aren’t enough, buried under a load of “shoulds”? Do you ever find yourself expecting more of others and frustrated when they don’t follow through on the “shoulds”? Think through these areas and the people who could be affected by unfair expectations. Each of us long for freedom found in unconditional love. Pray through some specific actions you can begin implementing towards others and yourself in showing grace and love that doesn’t let go.
2) Consider Sara’s words on allowing hope to grow within us, “I don’t know the full pictures of my life, but just like the prophets of old, I am to obey regardless.” How have you seen hope grow as you have intentionally chosen to trust and obey the Lord who knows you and leads you, even when it feels dark and terrifying? If you haven’t experienced that, what current circumstance are you walking in where you could desperately use some hope? Decide to seek the Lord’s wisdom and be transparent in biblical community, ask Him to show you where to trust and follow in obedience.
3) Christmas is supposed to be a wonderful time of hope and joy and delight, but when it brings pain and strong reminders of loss, the God of all comfort is eternally present in the midst of our everyday. Give yourself the freedom to identify your hurts or sadness or needs this weekend. Instead of shoving those feelings aside, instead journal and pray through surrendering those, and welcoming the comfort the God who loves you and pursues you that He might fill you with Himself!
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 40:1-2 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
Father, Your intimacies are sweet and precious, life-giving, and richly deep. Abba, I praise You for being my comforting embrace regardless of the contents of my everyday life. I surrender my sadness, my weariness, my ‘not enough’, my lack, knowing that You never intended those burdens to define me. You came to comfort. You came to carry me. The deep, solid joy that truth brings is indescribable! My heart will sing of Your goodness!
Give me the opportunity to declare Your joy to others. This joy was meant to shared and declared with boldness. Spirit, give me that boldness!