The Wilson house has always been a baseball house. We enjoy and follow all, and I mean all sports, but baseball defiantly trumps all the other sports. Golf, however, comes in at a close second. The sports enthusiasm comes mostly from my husband, Mark, but I try to keep up. I do love baseball though.
Spring is probably my favorite time of year. It ushers in vibrant colors, sweet aromas, and… Spring Training! March marks the beginning of Spring Training. Baseball teams all over the nation make their way to their designated destination for “Back To Basic” drills.
It’s amazing to me that professional players, who make millions of dollars in the game, go through much of the same fundamental running drills, fielding drills, and hitting drills that Little Leaguers go through.
The most accomplished players understand the importance of getting back to basics. Going back to the rudiment essentials, reinforcing muscle memory of proper and effective form and execution of plays after the long down time of the winter months.
Basics Are Important.
Getting back to basics is important in most of the areas of our lives. We don’t have a “Spring Training” per say, but we go on vacation to reconnect with our families and reconnect with our hearts and minds. Some companies send their employees to annual conferences to refresh sales and management abilities. People go back to school to sharpen their skills. I find doing my taxes every year inspires me get back to basics financially.
What About Our Spiritual Lives?
Life is hectic and sadly, our spiritual lives are one of the first things to suffer when things get chaotic. Some time spent being reminded of the things that we first learned when we came to the Lord can help us recenter on what’s important. It doesn’t matter how long one has been walking with Jesus, it is good to revisit the foundations of our Christianity:
1. God loves us and gave His Son, Jesus, to save us.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
2. Love God and love others.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love you neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
For the next few posts I am going to be talking about getting back to basics in the following areas:
2. Reading God’s Word
3. Praise & Worship
What does it mean to you to get “back to basics” with the Lord?