If I want to learn a new sport or skill, it is very important to learn the basics first. No one can become skilled at playing tennis or repairing cars without a good foundation of basic knowledge.

It is the same with our Christian life. We need to learn the basics and stay faithful to them. What are some of these basics? We should have a special time every day when we can study God’s Word, pray and worship God. James talks about this in James 5:16. “So always tell each other the wrong things yo have done. Then pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you. Anyone who lives the way God wants can pray, and great things will happen.”

We should also fellowship with other Christians who can encourage and help us. And we should look for opportunities to share the Good News about Jesus with our friends and neighbors.  If we are faithful to do these basic things, we will become more like God.

When we study the Bible and pray, we learn more about God. When we worship, we come close to God. When we serve others, God will share more blessings with us. Be faithful to do these things and God will use you in greater ways for His glory!