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126. Walking Into 2024 Worry Free with a Word

Hope and encouragement for the new year.

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Happy New Year! How are you beginning this new year? Julie shares hope and encouragement, her word for 2024, and some exciting news about growing in the Lord as Right-Now Women together. Don't miss this one! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

  • women
  • encouragement
  • new year
  • 2024
  • one word
  • hope
  • promise
  • Christian
  • blessing
  • goals
  • inspiration
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Happy New Year! As we are walking into 2024, I pray however you rang in the new year that it was full of hope, joy, and anticipation of God's goodness. As we know, numerous people set new year's resolutions or goals. Some of us choose a word for the year or a Bible verse. Others don't do any of this, or may do something entirely different. There's no right or wrong way to begin a new year. At least in my opinion.

I've chosen a word for many years--this is my eleventh year of doing so. Here is my running list:

2014 - JOURNEY
2015 - IMPACT
2016 - BELIEVE
2017 - LIVE
2019 - REVIVE
2020 - OPEN
2021 - CONNECT
2022 - DELIGHT

I pause to comment on last year's word--uncomfortable--before sharing my word for 2024, because it's worth pondering. That word absolutely changed my life!

Did you choose a word for the year? If so, how did it impact you?

My word for 2024 is WALK.

I share why and how, and where I'm beginning with it today--both spiritually and physically--and my Bible verse for the year.

Walking into 2024, I'm excited about my word for this year, and I look forward to seeing how God will use it in my life.

Are you choosing a word for this year or any particular goals or resolutions? What are you looking forward to in 2024?

I'm excited to share with you something that might help us live as Right-Now Women this year--women who walk with God in the right-now moment. I shared in last week's episode that the companion to Right Now Matters, the Right Now Matters Bible Study: A 28-Day Guided Adventure to Living as a Right-Now Woman released on December 26. I wrote this to help women like you and me go deeper with God and with ourselves this year and to embrace the lives Jesus came to give us as we live in the right-now moment.

Beginning the week of January 15, I am leading two five-week group Bible studies, using the Right Now Matters Bible Study. One will be online and one will be in person. The online study will be on Mondays on Zoom from 6-7 p.m. (CST), and the in-person study will be held in Cedar Rapids on Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. (CST). There's not cost to attend, however you'll want both books to get the most out of the study. Additional details and registration link is found below. I can't wait to dig into Scripture and grow through God's Word with you as He teaches us what it truly means to live in the right-now moment.

I'm so glad we get to journey through 2024 together. Thank you for joining me here today. You matter to me. Happy New Year and God bless you!

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