Daily Hope Devotional

Focus on Living for an Audience of One

By Rick Warren — January 17, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
When you’re always worried about what other people think of you, you can’t be what God wants you to be. But when you learn to think like Jesus, you won’t worry about pleasing everyone. Jesus … Continue reading Focus on Living for an Audience of One
Having the mind of Christ means always being aware that God is with you. We see this in the life of Jesus. Jesus lived in the presence of God and stayed connected to the favor … Continue reading With the Mind of Christ, You’ll Never Feel Alone

What It Really Means to Repent

By Rick Warren — January 15, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
Somewhere along the way, “repent” became a negative word. When many people hear that word, they think of a guy holding a sign on the corner telling people to “turn or burn” because the end … Continue reading What It Really Means to Repent

How to Take Every Thought Captive

By Rick Warren — January 14, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
Have you noticed your mind doesn’t always do what you tell it to do? Sometimes your mind has a mind of its own. Sometimes your thoughts go off in directions that you don’t intend. When … Continue reading How to Take Every Thought Captive

Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked

By Rick Warren — January 13, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
For my dad, a day without fishing was a wasted day. He would manage, no matter what was going on, to go fishing for at least 30 minutes every day. As I watched my dad … Continue reading Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked
Every behavior is based on a belief. If you act scared, it’s because you believe scary thoughts at that moment. If you act resentful, it’s because you believe you’ve been devalued, and so you’re going … Continue reading You Need to Think About What You Think About

How We Learn from Pain

By Rick Warren — January 11, 2024
from God’s Amazing Promises
There are some things we only learn through pain—and sometimes it’s through the pain of other people. It’s wise to learn from your own experiences, but it’s wiser to learn from the experiences of others—and … Continue reading How We Learn from Pain
It’s possible to grow during times of bright, fair weather—but you put down deeper roots during the dark days of life. As a pastor, I heard from countless people who said they had grown more … Continue reading You Don’t Always Need Sunshine to Grow
When I took my kids to the Grand Canyon when they were young, my two boys were especially wiggly. I held on to their hands as we walked up to the edge. They wanted to … Continue reading You’ll Never Get to the End of God’s Love
We’re all given the same number of minutes in a day. And we’re all given the same goal—to become more like Jesus. If I were to describe Jesus in one word, it would be this: … Continue reading If You Want to Live, Give Your Life Away