Daily Hope Devotionals - SHAPE

Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close

We’ve all had our heart broken in some way—maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. I would say to you, as your friend, that I’m sorry your heart has been broken. I really am. … Continue reading Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close

To Get More Passionate, Get Closer to God

God gave you a heart, and he has placed in you passions, desires, and dreams. But unless they are under his control, they will be misused, they will be abused, they will be misapplied, they … Continue reading To Get More Passionate, Get Closer to God

Four Ways to Use Your Spiritual Gifts

God has given spiritual gifts to every single follower of Jesus. How do you start using the spiritual gifts God put inside of you? Here are four ways to get started: 1. Discover your gifts. … Continue reading Four Ways to Use Your Spiritual Gifts

You’re Not Just Wanted—You’re Needed!

The reason you have value is because of what God says about you, not because of what other people say about you. Many people lack self-esteem. They don’t feel good about themselves because they’re always … Continue reading You’re Not Just Wanted—You’re Needed!

Every Believer Has Spiritual Gifts

When you understand how God has uniquely shaped you, then you know what purpose he has created you for. Understanding that purpose helps you to focus your life and make better use of the time … Continue reading Every Believer Has Spiritual Gifts

Even Your Weaknesses Bring Glory to God

Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences—these are the five things that make you, you. I call them your SHAPE. Accepting your SHAPE —the unique way God made you that brings glory to him—means you believe … Continue reading Even Your Weaknesses Bring Glory to God

What’s the Big Deal About Your SHAPE?

A number of years ago I started using a little acrostic called SHAPE to talk about the five things that make you, you. SHAPE is the way God wired you for your life. Every area … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Your SHAPE?

You Are Valuable, No Matter Who You Are

Human life reveals God’s purpose and shows God’s glory—so we must always protect the sanctity of life. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you are valuable. And the same is true for … Continue reading You Are Valuable, No Matter Who You Are

You Significance Comes From Serving

Whenever we pursue something in life, we do it hoping that it will give us significance. But the only way to really experience significance is to serve with others in ministry. Ministry just means doing … Continue reading You Significance Comes From Serving

How to Love God With All of You

One way to look at today’s verse is to focus on loving God with all your talk, all your feelings, all your thinking, and all your behavior. God shaped you to be primarily a talker, … Continue reading How to Love God With All of You