2017 Is Here


Jesus Christ is living and His life is within us
via the Holy Spirit of God, the Father.

The reality of these words give me
the courage to walk ahead into the coming year,


You and I are standing in the midst of the unknown. Our feet are firmly planted on the rock of Jesus Christ, placing our Trust in Him.

Because of Him, we do not need to fear the unknown: rather, we should be excited, for we are living in the time the prophets wrote about, even as they had no concept of the meaning of the words that God’s Spirit was directing them to write.

We are living in a time that Jesus Christ foretold.
Many people call these the Last Days.

I like to think of them as the Beginning of the Next Movement of God’s Great Symphony here on this earth.  The instruments of the orchestra are increasing the tempo.  The percussion and heavy drums are beating, the cymbals are crashing, the main melody of the symphony is picked up by the stringed instruments with the trumpets calling loud and clear, as the mellow sounds from the French horns provide the background for the sweet sound of the flute that soars above it all, pulling our hearts to follow that sound.  We want to stand on the tips of our toes to see where this glorious music is leading … and we yearn to share the melody with those who haven’t yet heard it.  My feet beat to the rhythm that pulses through my body.
Jesus Christ, my Lord, will soon be here!

The sounds we hear today all about us – the confusion, anger, wars and rumors of wars, economies and nations crumbling, fear being spread, lives broken … they are all a Prelude to the Beginning of the Next Movement of God’s Great Symphony.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

So take heart, dear ones. We are in this for the adventure of our lives, while hanging onto God’s hand.
Isa 41:10-13                              Go with God in 2017 is our prayer.          Voni & Joe

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2 thoughts on “2017 Is Here”

  1. Voni… This is so beautifully written. Yes, in this coming year we are going to see God’s hand moving. This morning God was talking to me about listening for “the drumbeats” of the coming times…. This year will be exciting!

    1. Arlene – what is so interesting to me is that when I started writing this, I had no idea where it was going.. and it left me excited… tough times, probably. But it will be exciting to see what GOD DOES!

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