Many people sowed many seeds in 2008, not only believing it to be the year of new beginnings, but thinking all the beginnings of the year would be favorable ones. Since that wasn't necessarily the case, people are entering 2009 with off-the-charts expectations about what this year will bring.
However, what we must be mindful of is that while good things will happen this year, turbulence is still to come. Those who will not only survive but thrive this year will be those who are able to remain calm and maintain a level of consistency no matter what happens.
The key to remaining consistent in uneasy times is the ability to keep first things first and get back to the basics of Christian life. When we take care of the basic things of God and do what we're supposed to in every area of our lives, then we can put ourselves in position for God to bless us tremendously, regardless of what's going on in the world right now.
Join Pastor Cylar in this second message of the "First Things