The Fundamentals

Frankly, I’m tired of this word. It is over-used and under-needed.
The word is: fundamentals. And let me say that this pet peeve is completely non-partisan.

John McCain says: “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
Barack Obama says: “After this immediate problem, we’ve got the long-term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows.”

If they stopped there it wouldn’t be so bad, but if you watch the debates and hear these men talk, you know that they repeat this word over and over.

It made me think…there must be someway I can turn this around for God’s glory… I wonder what the actual definition of that word is, so I looked it up and here is Webster’s definition.

Fundamental:
a: serving as an original or generating source
b: serving as a basis supporting existence or determining essential structure or function

Well there you go, now I can stomach it because obviously the word is another reflection of my God.

Revelation 4:11
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things,
and by your will they were created and have their being.”
NIV

How are you doing fundamentally?

Are you leaning on the original, the generating source, the One who serves as the basis supporting existence?

If we have Jesus, our fundamentals are strong!

Now everytime you hear the word used, you can think about the Lord being fundamental in our lives.

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Comments

  1. As I was reading the smile on my face became bigger and bigger…fundamentally done!:-)

  2. Jennifer Johnson says:

    Amen to that. The fundamentals of my finances are strong as they are not reliant on any manmade bailout. Instead God is my sufficiency in all things! I say that God is one fantastic, fundamentally sound financial institution that never fails those who willingly deposit their life into His household!

  3. Just the reminder I needed today as my hubby was laid off work. Thanks!

  4. Praise and Coffee says:

    He's the never changing, all sufficient God who fed the Hebrew children and He will take care of all of us that trust in Him as their source.

  5. God puts the 'Fun' back into fundamentals. (smile)Again, our God is HUGE!Blessings

  6. Edge of Design says:

    Sounds like you had a lot of FUN with this post today. Fun, get it?! Pun intended!!!!

  7. creative gal says:

    I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. A Stone Gatherer says:

    Oh I love how you turned that around!!!! Learning to lean on Him more and more each day! Ya know my son and I were talking the other day and he basically mentioned that the canidates never really answered the questions the other night, just alot of words! I only had to agree! I say they try to confuse you with alot of words so you forget that they really didn't answer it!!!!

  9. Praise and Coffee says:

    Yes, it's one mixed up situation isn't it?!And as our (ACORN) voters in Ohio say…vote early and vote often!

  10. Susan Kelly Skitt says:

    So agree on this, about the word being overused in their debates & speeches and about getting back to the fundamentals, the foundation of Christ!