Daily Hope Devotional

Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

In Christian fellowship, people should experience authenticity. Authentic fellowship is not superficial, surface-level chit-chat. It’s genuine, heart-to-heart, sometimes gut-level sharing. It happens when people get honest about who they are and what is happening in … Continue reading Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

Breaking Free from Unforgiveness

God will place opportunities in front of you, doors only you can open. But you can’t step through them if you harbor unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is a prison. Let me share a story with you that … Continue reading Breaking Free from Unforgiveness

Life Is All About Relationships

Contentment does not come naturally to human beings. By nature, we are restless sheep. Yet we can learn contentment. Learning contentment means we stop incessantly grabbing for more. Philippians 4:12-13 says, “I know what it … Continue reading Life Is All About Relationships

Living in the Goodness of God

If you grew up in a Christian home, you may have learned this childhood prayer: “God is great. God is good. Let us thank him for our food. Amen.” While simplistic, that prayer covers one … Continue reading Living in the Goodness of God

Don’t Let Fear Keep You from Deepening Friendships

When we’re full of fear and anxiety, we don’t get close to others. We back off from the people around us. We’re afraid of being rejected, manipulated, vulnerable, hurt, or used. All of these fears … Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Keep You from Deepening Friendships

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

Seven Characteristics of Mercy

Mercy is like a diamond; it is multi-faceted. Today we’re going to look at seven facets of mercy, because I guarantee that learning how to be an agent of mercy will transform your relationships. Mercy … Continue reading Seven Characteristics of Mercy

Love Can Change the Unchangeable

If you want lasting change in your life, you must fill your life with love. Love is the only thing that can change the unchangeable. Love invigorates. Love revitalizes. Love renews. Love refreshes. Love is … Continue reading Love Can Change the Unchangeable

You Will Not Change without Community

You will not make all the changes you need to make, want to make, would love to make, plan to make, or dream to make by yourself. If you could, you would. But you can’t, … Continue reading You Will Not Change without Community

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