Daily Hope Devotional

Seven Ways to Be Merciful

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 challenge you to commit an act of premeditated mercy … Continue reading Seven Ways to Be Merciful

Four Reasons God Wants You to 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 Four Reasons God Wants You to Be Merciful

Take Off the Old Before You Put On the New

If you want to experience lasting change in your life, you have to start with your body, and that includes changing the way you think so that what you let into your mind and the … Continue reading Take Off the Old Before You Put On the New

Staying Fit Is a Way to Worship

For change to happen in any area of your life—whether it’s financial, vocational, educational, mental, or relational—you have to begin with the physical. Why? Because your body affects your behavior. Your muscles affect your moods … Continue reading Staying Fit Is a Way to Worship

You Can’t Change by Accident

Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You must choose to change. … Continue reading You Can’t Change by Accident

What It Means to Manage Your Emotions

The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:2, “From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires” (GNT). What are human desires? They’re … Continue reading What It Means to Manage Your Emotions

Think of These Three Things for Mental Health

God wants you to be healthy in every area of your life—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. For mental health, you must focus your mind on the right things. Think about Jesus. You’ve heard the saying, “You … Continue reading Think of These Three Things for Mental Health

Make Up Your Mind to Manage Your Mind

The reason why most people are ineffective in life is that they’ve never learned how to fight the battle of the mind. If you want to learn to manage your mind, you have to be … Continue reading Make Up Your Mind to Manage Your Mind

God Created the Sabbath for You

The Bible is filled with instructions about rest and recreation. In fact, it’s so important that God put it in the Ten Commandments—right up there with “Don’t commit adultery” and “Don’t murder.” He says that … Continue reading God Created the Sabbath for You

Trying to Manage Your Time? Don’t Go It Alone

We were created for community. We’re better together. We’re made for each other. We need each other. To make the most of your time, you must enlist a spiritual partner. Why? Because you cannot get … Continue reading Trying to Manage Your Time? Don’t Go It Alone