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) Kids. We love them. They drive us crazy. We long for them. We dream of tiny toes and whispy soft hair. Our hearts are crushed at teenage rebellion. Our insides break at loss. We watch them in their sleep, these pieces of our hearts. We cheer them on, we weep over them, we see us in them, and oh how we pray for them! Great is the gift of standing eye-to-eye with a child of any age and letting them feel seen and known and radically loved. How rich is the treasure of a child! Whether you have children, wish you did, are glad you don’t, or miss your grown children or grandchildren deeply, children are a gift for all of us! Pray specifically this week for God to increase your love for ‘the neighbor kids’. Maybe even write down a couple of names and pray diligently for their hearts to know Jesus!
2) When we think of Jesus’ call to “love your neighbor”, the face of our spouse doesn’t naturally pop into our thinking. What would it look like if we were each to very intentionally consider how to go about loving our spouses deeply, practically, and without condition of their response this week? If you aren’t married, engaged, or dating, ask the Lord to give you a specific married couple to pray over this week. Connect with them, ask how you can pray. Bring them before God this week and love them deeply as Jesus has called us to love one another. Choose one radical way to love your neighbor-spouse this week, and do it!
3) To love others well, it’s critically important we understand how magnificently we ourselves are loved by the Great God of Love. When we are rooted in truth, dancing in grace, and embraced by the everlasting, confident love of Father God, we give love to others. And we do it well. Consider the way you love others currently, and let it be a guide to help you understand how you view yourself as loved by God. Where are you stingy in your love? Where are conditions attached? Where does performance play a major role? Take these to the Lord and ask Him to show you His own deep heart of love and choose to hold fast to truth!
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 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never ends.
Oh God of Love, Your kindness towards me is unfathomable. I’m so small and insignificant in comparison to the far-flung stars and vast galaxies. Even these are nothing to You. Yet, not even a sparrow falls to the ground without Your knowing. Every hair on my head is numbered. Every freckle is known, let alone every emotion, fear, and secret way inside me. How could I possibly keep this love inside for me alone? Yet, how quickly I become selfish, losing sight of how deeply I am loved by You! I slip into thinking You are stingy, becoming bored with my humanity, annoyed at my inner self. But, no, Your love is constantly present. When I sit here, wrapped in this incredible truth, love for others bubbles to the surface. Give me opportunity to love my neighbor, Lord Jesus, as You have so radically loved me.