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’s the most wonderful gift you’ve received? What about a gift you’ve given? Often, the sincere thoughtfulness that goes into a gift is what makes it special. When you look at the gift of God the Son, Jesus, on the cross. What are your heart responses? Take some time this weekend to do a little research on what it meant for the godhead to sacrifice Jesus. Check out some commentaries on John 3:16 here!
2) What would you do for one you love? Maybe she is a niece, maybe she is a cousin, maybe he is a son, or your husband. How far would you go? Can you imagine a limit? As deeply as we can possibly dream of loving, God’s love is infinitely multiplied beyond that. There is not a moment, not a pain, not a tear, not a frustration too small or too big where He does not passionately, relentlessly love. All-consuming, always-present, cannot-go-beyond it; the extravagant love of God knows no boundaries. Name some areas you feel unloved. Where are you lonely, feeling forgotten, or without value? Be honest before the Lord with those and then grip the truth of God’s love for each of those areas; don’t let go of it!
3) Which “whosoever” biography do you connect with the most from Sara’s Journey Study yesterday? Avoiding life? Beyond redemption? Wondering if you’ll ever be “enough”? Take a bold challenge and write out all the reasons you feel you don’t qualify as a “whosoever”. Lay out all the honest truth answers as to why God cannot, or should not, call you Daughter. Let the truth be laid out bare on the paper in front of you. Take as long as you need and then draw a big X over all of it and scroll across it “But He Relentlessly Loves the Whosoever!” Hold tightly to that truth this weekend!
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 Romans 8:36-37 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Because of you
we are being put to death all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
No one likes the thought of suffering, Lord. Yet, Your Word is full of it for your followers. Suffering is commonplace for all who call You Lord because this world persecuted You and is greatly offended by Your truth. Remind me often of this, Lord; remind me not to expect “rosy Christianity”.
At the same time, Spirit, remind me to hold tightly to the ever present, never ending, boundless love You have for the saints. Nothing can stand against the mighty waves of Your love! Though I don’t always “feel” this kind of love, remind me how the truth of its presence never waivers. With the up-turned face of an adoring child, “I love you, Abba!”