There’s always one more thing to figure out

Good evening all,
 
I just finished watching the Super Bowl tonight and was impressed at how low the combined score ended up being. Both offenses all season long threw up such good offensive numbers all season long. That is all it seemed we talked about for the last two weeks. No one could have known that both defenses would have been so tough to get through, but it made for a night when we did get to talk more about the punter. Here I am now, and it’s almost 11:30 pm and I am trying to figure out the new app for our church. I think this is going to be a great addition to our church and it’s an ability to communicate more effectively to a digital audience of people. Some of the best teams on and off the field are more effective because of their ability to communicate, but it is essential for the messages that need to be shared are first figured out. There are a couple of us trying to figure out both the mobile app as well as the website. These digital tools can be powerful to our ability to communicate more effective who we are are, what we are about, and what we are doing so, please bear with us as we work to get a clearer picture of how to make it work then that message is going to be shared with you all as well. 
 
Good night and maybe next year the Cowboys will be playing in the big game for 2020. I hope to see it! In 2020.
 
Terry


Welcome to Gribble Springs

 

Our focus at Gribble Springs is to be spiritually transformed in Worship, to Embrace our community with the good new of Jesus, and to Learn to Live like Christ [W.E.L.L].   God’s mission here is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives,  prayer, strong relationships, equipping,  and outreach.


Trust in The Lord

It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It’s the only way a friendship will endure. It’s the only way a marriage will work out. It’s the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It’s all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That’s the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.

 

Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding



Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.


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