Providential Relationships that Build Our Faith

Take a moment to think of your entire life’s story. Now try to imagine that story without including all the key relationships that have influenced you the most. Not much of a story left to tell, is there? There are key people in each of our lives that have helped write our story. The bible is clear that those who we allow to influence our lives have potential to make a major impact, good or bad. This idea is displayed in Proverbs 13:20, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Looking back, are there people you feel God providentially brought into your life at crucial times? Who? How did God use them?

In my story, Providential Relationships formed right here, in the church. I’ve been to a lot of churches in my life. A lot… Big, Small, Charismatic, Traditional, Pentecostal, Non-Denominational. But the denomination or size is irrelevant. In past experiences, every church I had ever been to, chose to steer around the very issues that brought me through the doors, my brokenness. Addictions are ugly. Unfaithfulness is painful. Anger is divisive. Divorce is scarring. These are a few of the real struggles that broken lives all around us are marked by. No other church has been used by God to catalyze such significant change in my life as The Springs Community Church. Through Christ, this church has changed my life.

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” -Hebrews 3:13

I thought I was Found. I was Lost.

People no longer just know OF me, I am truly KNOWN. Prior to coming to this church, everyone in my life only knew of me, I was truly known by no one. I lived in paralyzing fear that by sharing my brokenness and struggles, I would be ostracized or isolated in my sin. I couldn’t hold it in any longer, and when I opened up to my community group, I was surprised to find that I was met with grace and faithfulness. God has used faithful men & women in this church to show me what it looks like to be transparent. Through Christ, they have shown me what it means to engage in full confession of sin, early and often. There is no better time than now, No better day than today. I can only explain the feeling one way: Fully Known, Fully Loved.

“When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.” Psalm 32:3-5

Church Members, Welcome to The Well, our Newsletter! This resource will be used to communicate with our members about all things happening at The Springs. May we never fail to celebrate the great things that God is doing in our presence.

“The LORD has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” -Psalm 126:3

Our desire is to remind all of us that God is moving. May we continue to be faithful servants, and we pray that as He moves, he might continue to use us for His glory. We look forward to hearing from you on how we can best serve you, and how we might improve.

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