There is an essential ingredient to staying balanced and healthy in life regardless of what is happening. It’s the art of keeping the basics as a key foundation to what we believe, value and consistently build our life upon.

When we allow ourselves and our everyday lives to get too busy and complex, we can easily lose focus on the core essentials of who we are and what we believe and stray from our foundational truths, practices and beliefs.

Then when we face a challenge or experience a “faith hit”, we find ourselves on shaky ground, feeling much like we are on “quicksand”, sinking fast and frantically needing to reach out for something or someone to grab hold of.

Today, if you feel like you are sinking or feeling shaky and trying to get yourself onto solid ground, know that help is available.

Stop what you are doing, reach out and grab hold of the hand of Jesus. Life is not meant to be complicated and full of toil and burdens. Jesus said, “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. (Matthew 11:30).

That means when you are attached or yoked to Him; it’s easier to move in time with Him, go where He goes and able to do what He does. His way is “light and easy”. Let him teach and remind you of the basics of spending time with Him, reading His words in the bible, talking to and listening to His voice and then doing what, and only what He says.

Keep it simple and determine to surround yourself and to listen to people who encourage you, know God and His word and whom God will use to help you.

“Get back to basics” today and plant your feet and future on solid ground.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand”. (Psalm 40:2)

Prayer: Jesus, please grab hold of me today and help me get back to basics so I build and continue to establish my life and future on a solid foundation that will see me through every phase of my life. In Jesus name Amen

May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)