Daily Hope Devotional

Why God Created the Universe

By Rick Warren — August 11, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
The whole reason God created the universe is because he wanted a family—and that family is the church. His church is the only reason the universe exists. Did you know that before God thought of … Continue reading Why God Created the Universe

Help Others Get into God’s Family

By Rick Warren — August 10, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, God has given you a mission in this world. You’re not here just to take up space; you’re not here just to strive after your own personal … Continue reading Help Others Get into God’s Family
Jesus said in John 15:14, “You are my friends if you do what I command” (NLT). You can’t say you love Jesus and then go live like the devil. You can’t say you’re a Christian … Continue reading Discover the Right Motivation for Obedience
The key to a friendship with God is deciding whose friendship you want most. You don’t have time for everybody to be your best friend. You’ve got to decide who you want most to be … Continue reading To Be God’s Friend, Value What He Values

Give God Your Best Time

By Rick Warren — August 7, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
If you want to build a deep relationship with God, you have to slow down and be quiet. Friendship with God is like any other friendship—you have to make time for it. If you don’t … Continue reading Give God Your Best Time

Knowing God Is What Matters Most

By Rick Warren — August 6, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
You’re never going to become a friend of God in your spare time. To become his friend, you have to make knowing him your number one priority. Paul says it like this: “Everything else is … Continue reading Knowing God Is What Matters Most
Are your relationships characterized by freedom or by fear?  If you’re like most people, you find yourself in a dilemma: You long to be close to other people, but you also fear being close. You … Continue reading God’s Love Frees You to Love Fearlessly

Humility Builds Relationships

By Rick Warren — August 4, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
Pride destroys relationships. It shows up in a lot of different forms, like criticism, competition, stubbornness, and superficiality. The problem with pride is that it’s self-deceiving. When you have too much pride, you don’t see … Continue reading Humility Builds Relationships
Selfishness destroys relationships. It is the number one cause of conflict, arguments, divorce, and even war. James 4:1 says, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within … Continue reading Healthy Relationships Depend on Selflessness

To Love, You Have to Listen

By Rick Warren — August 2, 2022
from Awesome Relationships
Listening is probably the most important skill in building friendships and relationships. You can’t love people without listening to them. But sometimes people run into trouble in their relationships when they think hearing and listening … Continue reading To Love, You Have to Listen