Getting Back to Basics

You have probably had several conversations with others about the upcoming new year and wished them well. The uncertainties of the new year did not hinder you at all from extending best wishes; only the joys of life you hope it will bring. Only good is your desire for them. Only the best you trust is what they will receive throughout the year. However, do you give them any guiding words besides “Happy New Year?” Have you admonished them with the words of God as something upon which their hearts can meditate day and night?

No matter what certainty or uncertainty lies ahead, seeking God is a desire for any soul. Failure to listen to God in every circumstance is why more people dig their hole of sin deeper. Open up the scripture. Listen to what God says. READING is a “dying art.” APPLICATION is a “dying breed.”

What is most important has been, is, and always will be GOD! Do not let fear cover up what the most basic concept in life is - Seeking God! Hebrews 11:6 says, “...And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek after Him.” This is our deepest need with the greatest reward. Yes, in the best of times and times of uncertainty. Why? God does the same thing He has always done. He speaks on every issue relative to our existence. That should make a difference in how we manage our emotions.

God answers a lot of questions. Get back to God. Without Him, you will never be content, even if you have everything in the world. Whatever may happen or not happens, whatever we may know or not know, we must always say, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears” (1 Samuel 3:10).