Connect with Pastor Rick Warren

Daily Hope Devotional

  • To Love Well, Get Emotionally Recharged

    01-18-17-Reenergized-To-Love-Well-Get-Emotionally-Recharged
    01-18-17-Reenergized-To-Love-Well-Get-Emotionally-Recharged

    When your emotional tank is empty, you’re unable to keep on loving people. You just give up! You are overwhelmed and feel inadequate. You tend to get angry with the ones you love the most. You try to avoid people, and you see them as problems. You dream of getting away. David had this problem. He said, “If only I had wings like a dove — I would fly away and find rest” (Psalm 55:6 GW).

    Read More
  • Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process

    01-17-17-Reenergized-Becoming-Like-Jesus-Is-A-Slow-Process
    01-17-17-Reenergized-Becoming-Like-Jesus-Is-A-Slow-Process

    Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth. Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is a gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life.

    Read More
  • Spiritual Maturity Is Not a Solitary Pursuit

    01-16-17-Reenergized-Spiritual-Maturity-Is-Not-A-Solitary-Pursuit
    01-16-17-Reenergized-Spiritual-Maturity-Is-Not-A-Solitary-Pursuit

    As I mentioned yesterday, your character is essentially the sum of your habits; it is how you habitually act. The Bible says, “Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:24 NIV).

    Read More
  • How to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit

    01-15-17-Personal-Change-How-To-Cooperate-With-The-Holy-Spirit
    01-15-17-Personal-Change-How-To-Cooperate-With-The-Holy-Spirit

    Throughout the Bible we see an important truth illustrated over and over: The Holy Spirit releases his power the moment you take a step of faith. When Joshua was faced with an impassible barrier, the floodwaters of the Jordan River receded only after the leaders stepped into the rushing current in obedience and faith. Obedience unlocks God’s power.

    Read More
  • God’s Spirit Is Working in You

    01-14-17-Personal-Change-Gods-Spirit-Is-Working-In-You
    01-14-17-Personal-Change-Gods-Spirit-Is-Working-In-You

    It is the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christlike character in you. The Bible says, “The Lord ... makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image” (2 Corinthians 3:18b NLT, second edition). This process of changing us to be more like Jesus is called sanctification.

    Read More
  • God’s Goal Is Your Character, Not Your Comfort

    01-13-17-Personal-Change-Gods-Goal-Is-Your-Character-Not-Your-Comfort
    01-13-17-Personal-Change-Gods-Goal-Is-Your-Character-Not-Your-Comfort

    Many religions and New Age philosophies promote the old lie that we are divine or can become gods. Let me be absolutely clear: You will never become God or even a god. That prideful lie is Satan’s oldest temptation. Satan promised Adam and Eve that if they followed his advice, they would be “as gods” (Genesis 3:5 KJV).

    Read More
  • To Get Enthusiastic, Get in God

    01-12-17-Personal-Change-To-Get-Enthusiastic-Get-In-God
    01-12-17-Personal-Change-To-Get-Enthusiastic-Get-In-God

    In order to reach your goals, you have to figure out how to maintain your enthusiasm over the long haul. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great is ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” I believe that with all of my heart. I have found it to be true in my life. You’ve got to have passion, you’ve got to have enthusiasm, or you’re never going to make it to the finish line.

    Read More
  • Fill Your Life with Love

    01-11-17-Personal-Change-Fill-Your-Life-With-Love
    01-11-17-Personal-Change-Fill-Your-Life-With-Love

    If you want lasting change in your life, you must fill your life with love. Love is the only thing that can change the unchangeable. Love invigorates. Love revitalizes. Love renews. Love refreshes. Love is the most powerful force in the universe, because God is love. It doesn’t say he has love; it says he is love. Love heals what cannot otherwise be healed. Love uplifts. Love strengthens. Love energizes. Love empowers.

    Read More
  • Change Requires Community

    01-10-17-Personal-Change-Change-Requires-Community
    01-10-17-Personal-Change-Change-Requires-Community

    You will not make all the changes you need to make, want to make, would love to make, plan to make, or hope to make by yourself. If you could, you would. But you can’t, so you won’t!

    Read More
  • To Know Where You’re Going, Evaluate Where You Are

    01-09-17-Personal-Change-To-Know-Where-Youre-Going-Evaluate-Where-You-Are
    01-09-17-Personal-Change-To-Know-Where-Youre-Going-Evaluate-Where-You-Are

    The first and greatest barrier to change in any area of your life is pride. The fact is, nobody has it all together. I don’t have it all together. You don’t have it all together. The Pope doesn’t have it all together. The Bible says there’s nothing perfect on Earth except God’s Word. Everything on this planet is broken because of sin.

    Read More

SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL