As we close out 2023 and step into the New Year 2024, we want to take a moment to thank God for his Goodness and kindness to us.
God is good! He’s faithful, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, God is good.
If your year has been the best year ever, God is good.
If your year hasn’t been great, guess what? God is good.
Whatever you have experienced in 2023, good or bad, know that God has great plans for your life.
God is for you!
And God is doing a new thing in and through your life in 2024!
Take stock of the year by journaling.
At the end of the year, as we transition into a New Year, I find it useful and helpful to journal some of my thoughts on the past year. It is a practice I repeat each year and it has become a helpful tool to cultivate gratitude, process life changes, and look forward to a new beginning.
Often it starts simply by listing out the things I’ve been thankful for, and might also include some of the challenges, breakthroughs, etc. Throughout the year I jot down quotes, notes, ideas, thoughts, dreams, encounters, etc so that I have a breadcrumb trail of God’s work in my life.
I use it as a time to get out of my head and heart all the things and look at what I want to leave behind or lean into more in the coming year.
I wouldn’t say they are New Year’s resolutions, but more of a clean slate, whereby I can align myself with where I’ve been and what God has done, and look ahead with joy towards what He is doing and wants to do in me for the upcoming year.
A New Season
A new year is a natural breaking point in our calendar and allows for a reset, spiritually, physically, and mentally.
People often set New Year’s resolutions or use them as a time to inspire and motivate themselves for a great year.
I agree, that a new season and starting a new year is the perfect time to start a new routine, improve your self-care, and eradicate your negative thoughts.
We all want to be healthy.
Not just our physical and emotional health but our mindset.
As we step into 2024 God wants to raise your expectations for what He can do in your life.
In Proverbs 23:18 God says that the expectation of the righteous man will not be cut short!
So as we begin a New Year let’s forget what lies behind and strain forward to what lies ahead (Philippians 3:13) because SURELY Goodness and mercy and unfailing love will follow us all the days of our lives! (Psalm 23:6).
Having a healthy mindset
Our minds deal with, process and filter an abundance of thoughts, visuals, data and information each and every day.
Don’t you sometimes wish you could switch off a little bit?
Our mind is a battleground, and we must learn how to shift our thoughts and our mindsets.
So often our self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth are wrapped up in ‘things’ or ‘stuff’. Or perhaps even our behavior, whether it’s good one day or bad the next.
The truth is, that for those who are in Christ Jesus (i.e. You trust in Him) you are a new creation and the old has gone… FOREVER.
Having that inner dialogue daily where you prioritize speaking out powerful affirmations from scripture of who God says you are, will help it become a reality and feel true in your life.
It will shift your mindset from one of negativity and hopelessness to one of positivity and hope for the future.
There is NO hopelessness in heaven, and by repeating your affirmations you improve your mental well-being and experience a fresh start through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Use Your Authority!
In Luke 10:19 Jesus spoke to the disciples “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you”.
Jesus then said in Matthew 28:18 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”.
As believers, we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us.
1 John 4:4 says “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”.
So we carry authority, our words have the power to create, destroy, and speak life.
So as you step into 2024 whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Affirmations help! So speak out these positive new year affirmations.
Start to declare and affirm the word of God over every circumstance and situation in your life.
Prophesy to the dry bones (dead, decay, non-living) that they may come alive!
2024 is a year for you, your husband/wife, your children and your family to thrive!
What if I don’t believe these affirmations?
Our mental conversation has a major influence on our views and contentment. We can control how much influence those negative ideas have over us by replacing damaging beliefs with positive affirmations, which means the sky’s the limit for experiencing actual joy!
Even if you don’t believe them, repeating these affirmations to yourself and substituting negative self-talk anytime you notice it can help you come into alignment with the truth of how God sees you.
Your feelings are not the highest indicator of truth in your life! God’s word is.
Let’s jump in and read some inspiring new year affirmations for 2024.
A New Year declaration and affirmation for your family in 2024
I declare in the name of Jesus, blessings, favor and joy on and over my family this new year. I declare peace over our sleep and minds.
I declare that this would be a year of connection and intimacy with each other, where relationships will flourish and thrive.
I bind any and every attack of the enemy over our household and family. I break it now in Jesus’ name. Everything that we lay our hands on and touch will prosper and we will walk on the path the Lord has marked out for us this year, in the name of Jesus.
Positive Declarations and Affirmations for your career/business/job/finances in 2024
I declare that in 2024 my career/business/job/finances will thrive. That I would be surrounded by wise individuals who unlock doors to my destiny. I ask for wisdom this year so that I would make wise investments with my time and finances.
I declare blessings, increase, favor and success in all that I do so that I can be a blessing to others and God would get the glory.
I declare that the storehouses of heaven are open and available, and ideas and resources would flow when I need them.
Thank you, God, for your provision in 2024.
Declarations and Positive Affirmations for healing, restoration and protection in 2024
I declare that no weapon formed against me or my family would prosper in 2024.
I rebuke sickness, disease and decay and speak life, restoration and peace over every cell in my body. I speak alignment in my blood, muscles, tendons, organs and bones.
God surround my family and our home with your angels and deliver us from evil, sickness, viruses, and disease this year.
I speak peace over our minds, that 2023 would be a year of Joy, Hope, and Peace and not one of fear or anxiety.
May our home be a sanctuary, of blessing, comfort, safety, love, healing, restoration and joy!
In the name of Jesus name.
Daily Declarations and Affirmations for your Kids to say in 2024.
There is no junior Holy Spirit.
Jesus had a special relationship with children and in my experience children are often far more aware of the spiritual atmosphere than adults.
Here are some biblical declarations your kids can declare.
God is in a good mood.
Psalm 145:8 says, “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
I am protected by God.
Psalm 91:4 says, “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”
I have God’s nature.
2 Peter 1:4 says, “By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
I am important.
Matthew 10:31 says, “Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
I am powerful.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”
God is with me.
Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
He loves me all the time.
Romans 8:39 says, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 1:37 says, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”