There’s a song that was quite popular in the Christian radio scene during the 90s. It was called The Basics of Life and was recorded by the group 4Him. Basically, the message went like this: We need to get back to the basics of life. They say that after the Great Depression the American public emerged appreciating the simple things in life while focusing on a return to the basics. After the year we’ve all had, I say that’s not a bad idea.
If you are mulling over any New Year’s resolutions this January, you’ll probably start to notice that regardless of your goal of choice, success and achievement will come down to your commitment and attention to the basics.
For those of us involved in organizations or projects, the best thing we can do is pull back, take a good look and make sure the basics are covered first before we widen the scope. Here are a few quotes I gathered of late. They show that no matter what the topic, the basics always apply.
“Our power play has been struggling scoring as of late and we just need to get back to the basics.”
“People think there is nothing that they can do, that obesity is inevitable. This is not rocket science: It’s all about how many calories you’re putting in yourself, and how many are getting out. We need to go back to the basics.”
“We need to go back to the basics, and give the arts community something on a smaller scale to get it going again.”
For those of you hoping to recharge your spiritual lives in 2009, I guess the this won’t surprise you.  It’s time to get back into the Word.  I so admire those folks that read through their Bible each year. That is one goal I need to accomplish. Perhaps this year.  Besides the amazing blessings and wisdom I will glean, it will force me to revisit all of the basics of the faith I hold near and dear to my heart.
Whatever it is we find ourselves committing to this season, basically, you and I just need to get back to where it all began and dig deep into what it’s all about.
Happy New Year.  And May All Your Dreams Come True.