Happy and Blessed New Year! We entered 2019 with the full assurance of God's guidance, love and care as we rely on Him because of His word in Psalm 31:14. The year is already placed in God's hands; which is the best place to place anything because God is the Maker of heaven and earth. God has all the power in heaven and earth. God can make and unmake. God's hands is the best place to place our lives, our families, our communities, our nation, and our world. We place all these in His hands and trust Him as He begins to reveal His heart and we in turn obey Him with His desires now planted in our hearts.
Today as the 86th Texas Legislative session begins, we are placing it in God's hands; committing every one of our leaders to God for His guidance. We continue to pray for a godly resolution for our federal government in this new year.
There is tremendous power at the beginning of a thing; like a new year. God shows us in His word what we are to do in the beginning. Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Let's stop here and look at this scripture verse that leads into the rest of Genesis chapter one. For God to create the heavens and the earth, He had a vision of how the heavens and earth would look like. The Trinity had a vision; that was why they could create different things based on the plan they had for six days. What that tells you and I, is that we just don't show up at the beginning without a vision. This is the power of the beginning. Where do you get vision from? You get vision from the one Who knows the plans and purposes of everyone and everything He created- God. You get vision by asking God. And it is never too late to ask God for a vision for your life. After getting a vision, you are now ready to prayerfully seek God for the plan to execute the vision. The year 2018 has come and gone. No matter how good or challenging it was, God is giving you 2019 to begin with His vision for your life.
To live life without a vision is like someone with a blindfold on. That person can't see and has no sense of direction. Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
My beautiful Queen and I are unpacking these truths from the Word of God; about launching the new year God's way on our bi-weekly broadcast on the UANetwork. Thanks to everyone that watched the broadcast this past Saturday. Our mandate is to help you discover the truth of God's word and be equipped for all God has planned for you. He has a good plan for you and your family. This plan all starts with your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Savior. And it is never too late to accept Him. Today is a great day to commit your life to Jesus Christ and let Him begin a new eternal relationship with you. There is no profit in gaining the whole world and losing your soul. That is an eternal risk that is irreversible. Mark your calendar and watch our next broadcast that is scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at 9:30am. You can watch live from the UANetwork website.
We thank God for all He did last year; it was a great year of growth and expansion on all levels for us. We are thrilled to partner with the Maker of heaven and earth to see what He will do this year! Beloved brothers and sisters, we pray 2019 will be your best year yet! Set God as priority as you launch this year. Let God do His work in and through you. With God for you and at your side, you will be armed to face the year victoriously. God Bless you!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti