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) The thought of letting Jesus and His grace carry us through difficult times can make us break out in hives. Why is that? What part of that idea makes you uncomfortable? Think through the practical reality of letting Jesus cover your difficulty; what does that look like? If you love that aspect of the nature of God, tell Him! Challenge yourself to spend some time reading some psalms and then writing your own as you rejoice in the God who loves to sustain you!
2) There might be some disparity between God’s perspective of what’s good for you and what you wish He was giving. From Scripture, we know that He will never leave us and that He works all things in the most surprising, sovereign way. Yet we still doubt. When have you doubted God had something good planned for you? What do you think is the “good” God ultimately wants for you to experience?
3) We are easily blind to our own sin. Ask the Holy Spirit to assess your heart and determine where there is un-repented sin. Who in your life can keep you accountable to living a life worthy of the Gospel? Take a (wise) risk and open up to your accountability partner and tell them the truth of your life. Watch the Lord work mightily in your life as you take a step of vulnerability. True, deep community is the perfect breeding ground for intimate relationship with God.
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 Philippians 2:3-8 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Father, You’ve given Your Word to guide my heart to Yours. It is my measuring stick for life and You’ve provided a way for me to see my need for a Savior. In your Word, I see Your redemptive plan in sending Jesus and how I can share that Good News with others. Sometimes I complicate it, Lord, by measuring myself to others. Forgive me when I don’t value others above myself, or when I put my interests first. You’ve shown me time and time again that the condition of the heart is more important than the outward display of religion. Change my heart to reflect Yours, Lord.
I often forget, Father, that I am not on this Earth to live an easy, comfortable life. That is a dangerous lie from the enemy. You have promised good plans for my life, regardless of my situation. Thank you, Father, for your wisdom in designing us to walk through the fire with You leading the way. Let us depend on you more and more each day!