Getting back to basics

TMI: that means Too Much Information and it describes our culture today. We are bombarded on every side by new revelations of political corruption, impropriety, moral outrages and horrific assaults on individuals and groups. Too many interests bury us in competing  solicitations for support. No wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed and are tempted to crawl into bed and pull the covers over our heads, at least metaphorically.

There is no shortage of advice on dealing with the confusion, but the best solution I’ve heard lately, for Christians, is to  concentrate on the basics of our faith. It isn’t easy, but it is marvelously simple: Christians are to spend our lives conforming ourselves to the template given by the life of Christ. In every situation WWJD? is the first question to ask. Not just a gimmicky fad; asking ourselves what Jesus would do in a situation is the way to know what we shoul108458-irritated-and-overwhelmedd do, especially in times like these.

If you can’t easily see the answer to that question, you need to get better acquainted with the Lord by spending time in the Scriptures.

When I  layer the template of Christ over my life, I become aware of the parts of me which don’t match and which I need to modify or erase. I can concentrate on the basics of my faith and leave the cares of this world in God’s infinitely more capable hands.

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About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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2 Responses to Getting back to basics

  1. Annie Romero says:

    Back to basics is where I have been these last few weeks. I’ve had quite a struggle and had to go back to get right. Been reading Tom Gehring’s book The Problem Solver and that has reminded me to go to God with everything, when I don’t and I take things on my own I just fall flat.

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  2. I completely agree with your post. I wrote in a post the other day, that sometimes I feel out of touch with reality because I don’t spend all day talking about these issues. Instead I pray. I’m not trying to sound high and mighty but I don’t see how constantly talking about these issues all day will solve anything. I’m more inclined to believe my prayers to God will. Thanks!!

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