A Word for 2024

A year of small actions having vast impact!

As we start a new year, here's a word of encouragement from Jo Bickerton, who leads our prophetic ministry. We pray the Lord will speak to you through it...

Words: Jo Bickerton Published: 9 January 2024


A year of awakening –

A year of small actions having vast impact!


The Lord is singing out over His Bride: “Come Awake!… it is here – the moment we’ve been waiting for!”


Across the nation, faithful Jesus followers have been positioned with loving purpose. A Holy strategy has seen you arrive exactly where you are, and as you listen to the Lord singing over you, you will realise what He has put in your hand for this special moment. So much will make sense as you shift your focus from the lists and goals, to the one next right thing in front of you.


Relational favour has been released.

As you look around you, start to recognise the “you-shaped” part only you can play. Don’t disqualify yourself – the world needs your exact reflection of Jesus. There are people in the world who need to hear about Jesus in the exact way that only you can express. He loves it when we bring our “loaves and fishes” contribution; He can turn it into world changing impact!


Your faithful following through in divine “drudgery” builds a foundation of trust upon which heavy hearts can rest. We have an unusually graced opportunity over the next year to become known as a safe place for tired minds, worn out hands, and aching souls. As we open our hearts, arms and lunchboxes, we become a bridge that carries the lost safely into relationship with their Creator!


A joyous ripple of Love goes out ahead of us. Take time to notice the Lord’s delight in you. He loves you so much and has laid out a banquet of wholeness and freedom for you through His Healing power.


Lift up your eyes to meet the Father’s face shining upon you. Exemplify His countenance resting upon you and do the one next right thing. His grace and mercy go before you. His love and power are always around you. Fling open the door to 2024 with a heart full of expectation and wonder. Step boldly into the promises over your life – the Lord is doing GREAT things.



Zechariah 4:10 NLT

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.”


Esther 4:14

“If you keep silent at this time, liberation and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father’s house will be destroyed. Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”


Numbers 6:24-26

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

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