Daily Hope Devotional

Repentance: How to Change Your Autopilot

By Rick Warren — January 24, 2017
Imagine riding in a speedboat on a lake with an automatic pilot set to go east. If you decide to reverse and head west, you have two possible ways to change the boat’s direction. One … Continue reading Repentance: How to Change Your Autopilot

You Can’t Grow Spiritually in Isolation

By Rick Warren — January 23, 2017
Some of us hesitate to commit ourselves to developing an intentional plan of growth that requires accountability or relationship with others because we believe spiritual growth is a personal and private matter. We choose to … Continue reading You Can’t Grow Spiritually in Isolation

Spiritual Growth Must Be Intentional

By Rick Warren — January 22, 2017
Growth in the human soul requires a commitment to grow. A person must want to grow, decide to grow, and make an effort to grow. Spiritual growth begins with a decision. It doesn’t have to … Continue reading Spiritual Growth Must Be Intentional

Spiritual Growth Requires a Plan

By Rick Warren — January 21, 2017
Millions of Christians have grown older without ever growing up; they act as though spiritual growth is automatic. They may have a plan to save for retirement. They may have a plan for sending their … Continue reading Spiritual Growth Requires a Plan

Loving Well Requires You to Be Spiritually Fit

By Rick Warren — January 20, 2017
You cannot love people the way God loves you without God’s power in your life, because human love runs out. But if you feel that nothing seems to be worth the effort, life seems to … Continue reading Loving Well Requires You to Be Spiritually Fit

You Can’t Love Well When You’re Exhausted

By Rick Warren — January 19, 2017
Have you ever felt like you don’t have any more love to give? Love is exhausting. It’s work to really love. Most people don’t understand that their physical condition has a strong impact on their … Continue reading You Can’t Love Well When You’re Exhausted

To Love Well, Get Emotionally Recharged

By Rick Warren — January 18, 2017
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. … Continue reading To Love Well, Get Emotionally Recharged

Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process

By Rick Warren — January 17, 2017
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. Referring to this process, … Continue reading Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process

Spiritual Maturity Is Not a Solitary Pursuit

By Rick Warren — January 16, 2017
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 … Continue reading Spiritual Maturity Is Not a Solitary Pursuit

How to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit

By Rick Warren — January 15, 2017
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 … Continue reading How to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit