Daily Hope Devotional

Managing Stress Like Jesus: Know Your Calling

You have a calling. We all do. God doesn’t just call pastors and missionaries. The overwhelming message of Scripture is that God calls each of us to a specific purpose and mission. When we don’t … Continue reading Managing Stress Like Jesus: Know Your Calling

Four Characteristics of Biblical Forgiveness

Biblical forgiveness is not a cheap term you just throw around that instantly makes everybody feel better. That’s not real forgiveness. The Bible says there are four characteristics to biblical forgiveness: Forgiveness is remembering how … Continue reading Four Characteristics of Biblical Forgiveness

God’s Family Helps You Grow as a Disciple

God doesn’t want you to remain a spiritual baby. He says, “Grow up! I don’t want you to be a spiritual infant all your life. I want you to become like Christ. I want you … Continue reading God’s Family Helps You Grow as a Disciple

Your First Step of Discipleship

God wants you to grow up: “We are not meant to remain as children” (Ephesians 4:14 Phillips). Your heavenly Father’s goal for you is to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ, living a … Continue reading Your First Step of Discipleship

God Grows Us One Step at a Time

Although God could instantly transform us, he has chosen to develop us slowly. Jesus was deliberate in developing his disciples, just as God allowed the Israelites to take over the Promised Land “little by little” … Continue reading God Grows Us One Step at a Time

God Understands You Can’t Change Overnight

When God helps you grow spiritually, he doesn’t just snap his fingers so that it happens instantly. He does it incrementally. When God wants to make a mushroom, he takes six hours, but when he … Continue reading God Understands You Can’t Change Overnight

If You Want to Change, Start with Your Thinking

Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. The way you think determines the way you … Continue reading If You Want to Change, Start with Your Thinking

You Have to Choose to Change

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 Have to Choose to Change

If You Want to Change, Then Face the Truth

The secret to personal change is not willpower. The secret is to know and face the truth. You must know and face the truth about yourself and your nature if you want to change. Nothing … Continue reading If You Want to Change, Then Face the Truth

Four Steps to Forgiving Others

Too many of us don’t really understand what forgiveness is. We struggle through all kinds of misconceptions about what it means to forgive others. I mentioned a few of these specific misconceptions in yesterday’s devotional. … Continue reading Four Steps to Forgiving Others