Daily Hope Devotionals - Mark 8

You Are Called to Serve Others

At the end of your life on Earth, you will stand before God and he’ll evaluate how well you served others with your life. The Bible says, “Each of us will give a personal account … Continue reading You Are Called to Serve Others

Healthy Relationships Depend on Selflessness

Selfishness destroys relationships. It is the number one cause of conflict, arguments, divorce, and even war. James 4:1 says, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within … Continue reading Healthy Relationships Depend on Selflessness

How to Live with Significance

Why don’t I feel more fulfilled? Far too many people are asking themselves that question. They’re not happy, they’re not satisfied—in fact, they’re miserable.   Here’s a story that illustrates why. Climbing Mount Everest is … Continue reading How to Live with Significance

Real Happiness Comes from Serving

God wired the universe so that happiness does not come from anything the world has to offer. Happiness comes from service. God designed you to be happiest when you are giving your life away. Why? … Continue reading Real Happiness Comes from Serving

Five Reasons to Serve God

How do you serve God? By serving others. In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you … Continue reading Five Reasons to Serve God

God Made You for a Mission

You weren’t put on Earth to live for yourself. You were made for a greater purpose than simply to make money, retire, and die. You were made for a mission, and that mission gives your … Continue reading God Made You for a Mission

What Does It Mean to Throw Away Your Life?

God wants you to learn to be a giver, not a taker. He wants you to surrender to Jesus by laying down every area of your life. Jesus said, “If you insist on saving your … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Throw Away Your Life?

Why Your Focus Matters

When you focus on the wrong things, you miss what God is doing in your life. When your attention is only on the here and now, you miss God’s long-term plan. When you just think … Continue reading Why Your Focus Matters

How Pride Puffs You Up

In the Bible, yeast is often a metaphor for pride and arrogance. Why? Because both pride and yeast make things puff up. When you put yeast in dough, the yeast puffs up the dough. It … Continue reading How Pride Puffs You Up

Want to Be Happy? Give Your Life Away

God wired the universe so that happiness does not come from status, salary, sex, or success. Happiness comes from service. God designed you to be happiest when you are giving your life away. Why? Because … Continue reading Want to Be Happy? Give Your Life Away