Daily Hope Devotional

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

Choose Short-Term Pain for Long-term Gain

Yesterday we learned that, in order to be all that God wants us to be, we have to make this first resolution: “I resolve that I will no longer let other people press me into … Continue reading Choose Short-Term Pain for Long-term Gain

How to Help Someone Find Hope and Healing, Part 2

Have you ever felt that somebody was a hopeless case? That he or she was never going to come to Christ? Maybe it was an alcoholic relative, a drug-addicted parent, or a co-dependent neighbor — … Continue reading How to Help Someone Find Hope and Healing, Part 2

How to Help Someone Find Hope and Healing, Part 1

I believe that small groups are a vital part of helping so-called hopeless people find healing. One of the parts I like best about being in a small group is that you can pray for … Continue reading How to Help Someone Find Hope and Healing, Part 1

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

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

Six Ways to Maintain Integrity

Integrity demands that every area of your life is treated with the same intensity. You have the same commitment to excellence in your marriage as you do in your career. You have the same commitment … Continue reading Six Ways to Maintain Integrity

The Battle for Purity Starts in Your Mind

Every temptation starts in the mind. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life” (NCV). The battle for sexual purity is won or lost in your mind. Any time … Continue reading The Battle for Purity Starts in Your Mind

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