Daily Hope Devotional

Wisdom Is a Gift

How do you get wisdom? Do you just decide one day that you’re going to muster up the wisdom you need? Do you make a New Year’s resolution to be wise? No! This is the … Continue reading Wisdom Is a Gift

Wisdom Shows Mercy, Not Judgment

Do you jump on people every time they make a blunder? Do you ever let people go, or do you keep hounding them about their mistakes? Do you hold them in leverage, even when they … Continue reading Wisdom Shows Mercy, Not Judgment

Don’t Get Defensive

After one pastor had preached his first sermon at his new church, a guy walked over to him and said, “Pastor, that sermon stunk.” The pastor was trying to be reasonable and open about it … Continue reading Don’t Get Defensive

Wise People Avoid Arguments

Have you ever met someone who is always arguing and looking for a fight? I heard about one guy who was so argumentative he would only eat food that disagreed with him. Wise people work … Continue reading Wise People Avoid Arguments

Walk Securely in Wisdom

Have you noticed how common sense isn’t so common? A lot of smart people are not too wise. They may be educated, but they don’t have wisdom. They may have all kinds of degrees, but … Continue reading Walk Securely in Wisdom

Managing Stress Like Jesus: Join a Small Group

Did you know Jesus had a small group? Read the Gospels, and you’ll realize Jesus did just about everything with his small group—those he called to be his closest disciples. It reveals one of the … Continue reading Managing Stress Like Jesus: Join a Small Group

What Does It Mean to Put God First in Your Life?

The Kingdom of God is a present reality. It’s what we’re to be doing on the earth right now. The power of God is the present resource. It’s the energy God gives you so that … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Put God First in Your Life?

Learn to Be a Better Listener

If you want your prayers to be effective, you need to learn to be a good listener. Why? Because prayer is a conversation. While you may not hear God’s voice when you pray, he has … Continue reading Learn to Be a Better Listener

You Need the Support of Your Spiritual Family

The Bible says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” … Continue reading You Need the Support of Your Spiritual Family

To Become Wise, Spend Time with Wise People

Have you ever heard the old phrase, “If you want to soar with the eagles, you can’t run with the turkeys”? If you’re going to be wise, you’ve got to get some wise people in … Continue reading To Become Wise, Spend Time with Wise People