Daily Hope Devotionals - Beatitudes

Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed

When you feel pressured by the world because you love Jesus and other people don’t, you need to remember three things: Opposition can make you more like Jesus. Jesus says in John 15:18-20, “If the … Continue reading Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed

Commit Acts of Premeditated Mercy

In yesterday’s devotional, we talked about seven facets of mercy. Today, I want you to consider some personal application questions for each of the aspects. I want to challenge you to commit an act of … Continue reading Commit Acts of Premeditated Mercy

The Many Facets of Mercy

Mercy is like a diamond; it is multi-faceted. Today we’re going to look at seven facets of mercy because I guarantee that if you’ll learn how to be an agent of mercy, it will transform … Continue reading The Many Facets of Mercy

Why Should You Be Merciful?

Jesus says in Matthew 5:7, “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (NLT). In other words, what you give, you’re going to get. You’ve got to learn to be a … Continue reading Why Should You Be Merciful?

How to Stay Hungry for God

Are you hungry for God? It is possible to maintain a spiritual hunger for God for the rest of your life. Here are five ways to sustain a spiritual appetite. Remind yourself how much God … Continue reading How to Stay Hungry for God

No Matter What You’ve Done, You Can Be Saved

The Bible says in Romans 1:17, “The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself” (NCV). How does God make us right with himself? This is called the Gospel, and there are three … Continue reading No Matter What You’ve Done, You Can Be Saved

Four Ways to Pray Effectively

Today I want to talk to you about four ways to pray effectively, based on the life of Nehemiah: Base your request on God’s character. Pray like you know God will answer you: “I’m expecting … Continue reading Four Ways to Pray Effectively

What Does Righteousness Mean?

Righteousness is a big word in the Bible. It’s used hundreds of times. The Bible says that God loves righteousness and that God is righteous. It says that one day God is going to judge … Continue reading What Does Righteousness Mean?

Learn How to Be Gentle by Walking with Jesus

Gentleness is an important quality to practice. It defuses conflict. It disarms critics. It’s persuasive. It’s attractive. It communicates love. Most importantly, gentleness makes you more like Jesus. In Matthew 11:28-29, he says, “Come to … Continue reading Learn How to Be Gentle by Walking with Jesus

Choose Gentleness, Not Defensiveness

Have you noticed that human beings have a tendency to mimic other people’s emotions—especially if we’re sitting right across the table from them? The reason we do this is because of mirror neurons in our … Continue reading Choose Gentleness, Not Defensiveness