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) On Monday, Merry shared how the first to preach the gospel after Jesus’ ascension were viewed as un-educated, lacking, and ill-equipped. Indeed, that is exactly how Peter and John appeared! But the on-looking eyes often overlook the power of the Holy Spirit living and active within a redeemed heart! Where do others view you, or perhaps you see yourself, as any form of “less than”? What would the same God who equipped and called and sent ordinary men to spread the gospel across the world say about your seeming weaknesses and lack? What if you took Him at His word?!
2) Polycarp and Ignatius were two champions for the early church who stopped at nothing because of their willingness to be consumed by the fire of Christ and His love. They didn’t set out to change the world, they simply knew that Christ alone was the only one worthy of their deepest truest affection, all else was fleeting. Take a few minutes to make note of your affections. What are the things or relationships that receive the majority of your love and resources? Where does your love for Christ fall in those and how might your love for Jesus influence how you view those things and relationships?
3) Tawnya concluded yesterday’s Journey Study with, “We may just be another star on the map, but string it all together under God’s amazing plan, and you can be sure His flame will light up the night!” Suppose you were to evaluate your day-to-day connections with others, your work, and your relationships as opportunities to “light up the night” with the flame of Christ? Make a list this weekend of those specific individuals or situations where the Lord is inviting you to be His flame!
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 Hebrews 1:8 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Your throne, O God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of your kingdom
is a scepter of justice.
Eternal Father, it is so easy for me to become entangled in my here and now, my pressing needs or wants, my relationships gone awry, my finances, or even my ministries that I forget You are eternal. Your kingdom is un-ending. Just as Christ came to make the glory of the Father known, so have you called me to be Your ambassador for Hope and Life and Freedom in Jesus. Remind me of this calling often, Spirit. Infiltrate my everyday moments that I might become more focused on the eternal rather than the temporary!