Daily Hope Devotional

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

Do You Want to Be a Mushroom or an Oak Tree?

When God wants to remove the defects in your life, he doesn’t just snap his fingers so that it happens instantly. He does it incrementally. You’ve heard me say this before: When God wants to … Continue reading Do You Want to Be a Mushroom or an Oak Tree?

What You Think, You Are

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. We’ve talked about this before: The battle for … Continue reading What You Think, You Are

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

If You Want to Change, You Have to 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, your relationships, and your own nature. Nothing will change … Continue reading If You Want to Change, You Have to Face the Truth

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