Planning for MORE in 2024

As I was praying about 2024, I felt the Lord wanted me (and all of us) to continue to focus on three key activities: ABIDE, GROW and SERVE. 

As we enter into the excitement of a new year, we should ask ourselves the following questions:

1. How will I continue to ABIDE with God in the secret place in 2024?

The secret place is our place of refuge, protection, provision and relationship with the Lord (see Psalm 91). Cultivating a lifestyle of dwelling with His Presence and His Word is vital for the coming year. We can live from our spiritual high place of authority, peace and rest. This resurrected perspective helps us focus on God’s promises and goodness instead of any lack, want or need.

Think of ways that you can prioritize abiding in Christ this year. Perhaps it’s more prayer, scripture, journaling, or worship. Think of creative ways you can cultivate the secret place-dwelling in your everyday life. 

2. How will I continue to GROW spiritually in 2024?

As a result of abiding in the secret place (see above) we can expect to receive wisdom, revelation, and protection from our faithful Father. God has promised to finish and perfect the good work He has started in us (Philippians 1:6). Expect to grow in grace, favor, power, resources and abilities this year! Continue to persevere in renewing your mind with the truth of God’s Word and to stretch your faith. 

Be intentional regarding your spiritual growth. Maybe attending certain conferences, small groups, or bible studies will help. Perhaps you enjoy reading spiritual growth books or listening to inspirational podcasts. Do whatever you need to do to develop deeper roots in your spirit this year.

3. How will I continue to SERVE others in 2024?

Another result of abiding in Christ is that we bear much fruit (John 15:5). This fruit isn’t a product of our individual striving – it’s a product of God’s Spirit, grace, strength, and power. The Bible tells us not to grow weary or give up in doing good, but His strength will energize us to serve others in amazing ways. 

As we receive from God, we are to give to others in return. Look for opportunities this year to bless others, pray for them, and bring them into their own divine encounters! Share revelation, prophetic words, and healing with those around you. Sign up for ministry opportunities in church and in your community. Give of your time, treasure and talents as you feel led by the Holy Spirit. 

I pray that you prioritize ABIDING. GROWING and SERVING, and that 2024 will be your year of MORE!