Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Back to the Basics

Do you ever find that sometimes it’s just good to get back to the basics? Basics are usually nothing fancy or shiny or showy. They are the essentials in life, the simple and important facts or ideas that connect us to something important. What are those for you?

For me, during this season of challenge, I have found myself drawn to the basics of Scripture reading for comfort and guidance in a way I can’t really describe. With all of the loud noise and a million voices on social media and the news that are all vying for my attention, I have noticed a whisper in my heart calling me to the sustainability and groundedness of Scripture. Isn’t it a gift that we are able to hold God’s word in our hands and use it as a trustworthy guide in this crazy world we are navigating?

There is something very soul satiating in setting our eyes on the poetic words of a Psalm or focusing our mind on the life-giving words of Jesus. Even when we don’t always understand it, God’s word holds power and gives life and draws us into deeper relationship.

Things like this:

Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7

Or this:

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27

Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46:10

Who is with me? Now more than ever, we need God’s guidance, wisdom and love to show us the path forward. Perhaps there are ways we can get back to the basics in our lives that nourish, comfort, and inspire and that allow space for God to speak through the noise so we can hear Him clearly.

This week, will you join me in…
• Finding a quiet place and a few minutes of quiet time.
• Waiting upon God and listening to the Holy Spirit.
• Responding with love and adoration of who God is and what He has done.
• Resting in the knowledge that you are seen and loved by the Creator of the universe.

With you,