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 temptation in Christianity to follow rules rather than focus on our relationship with God is constantly present. Where in your local church have you seen “religion” creep in? What do you see as your role in bringing life-giving change? How can you encourage others to walk in relationship with Father Abba rather than get stuck in religion?
2) “As a follower of Jesus, the kingdom of God has prepared our participation no matter what title you have, what role you own, what place you live or what work you do.” (Treasured Kingdom, Gracefully Truthful) What do you think about this statement? Do you agree or disagree? Where have you been participating in the kingdom of God in your daily life? God gives purpose to our hands at work for His kingdom sake regardless of how glorified the task seems to be in our human opinion. Take heart and join the work of His kingdom; you have a vital part to play!
3) Our participation in leading others to faith, discipling and pouring into their lives, is clearly shown throughout Scripture. Along with these investments, we often take on the responsibility for the outcome of our efforts. That part is not from Scripture, but is a lie from the evil one. God, via the Holy Spirit, is the only One who can change hearts and soften them towards His Truth. Where have you been tempted to believe this lie from the devil? Where do you need to grow in boldness in sharing or discipling?
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 Colossians 3:14-17 back to the Lord and
let His Spirit speak to you through it!
14 Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (emphasis added)
Lord Jesus, forgive me of my regular return back to religion. It’s so comfortable and I know that I’m meeting the made-up requirements my mind has created. I want to walk closely to You; to know Your heartbeat well because I’ve listened to it for so long. Bind me to Your side and guide me back to You when I start to step away.
As I fold laundry, wipe my baby’s nose, or scrub the toilet remind me I am working for the kingdom of God. I am teaching my precious children how to do everything in the name of the Lord; an invaluable life lesson. And when I’m sharing truth with non-believers or discipling my new sister in Christ, remind me that no life change happens at the work of my hand. I’m called to be obedient in sharing truth and asking for You, Holy Spirit, to be moving in their lives. Less of me Lord, and more of You!