Daily Hope Devotionals - Spiritual Maturity

Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others

Suffering changes you. It can turn you away from self-centeredness and toward caring more about other people in pain. One important way you can use your pain for good is to draw closer to others. … Continue reading Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others

It’s Not a Sin to Be Tempted

Being on a broken planet means you will never outgrow temptation. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a sin to be tempted. It’s a sin to give in to temptations. You’re not a … Continue reading It’s Not a Sin to Be Tempted

What Makes You Vulnerable to Temptation?

If you want to be able to fight the persistent temptations in your life, you need to know what makes you vulnerable to Satan’s efforts. Ephesians 4:27 says, “Do not give the devil a foothold” … Continue reading What Makes You Vulnerable to Temptation?

Your Sin Is Never Private

Sin may be secret, but it’s never private. It will either come out now, here on earth, or at Judgment Day, but it’s going to be known. Numbers 32:23 is one of the scariest verses … Continue reading Your Sin Is Never Private

Focus on Living for an Audience of One

When you’re always worried about what other people think of you, you can’t be what God wants you to be. But when you learn to think like Jesus, you won’t worry about pleasing everyone. Jesus … Continue reading Focus on Living for an Audience of One

Spiritual Growth Requires Change

God’s purpose in every change in your life is to make you more like Jesus. The promise of Romans 8:28 is wonderful: “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of … Continue reading Spiritual Growth Requires Change

The Most Important Habit for Spiritual Fitness

We’ve been learning about how loving others the way God wants requires developing habits that keep you physically, emotionally, and spiritually renewed. The Bible says real love “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. … Continue reading The Most Important Habit for Spiritual Fitness

You Don’t Have to Understand the ‘Why’

If there’s ever a time in life you need to hurry, it’s when God tells you to act—even if you don’t understand why. Psalm 119:32 says, “I will quickly obey your commands” (NCV). You don’t … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Understand the ‘Why’

How Will Your Decision Affect Others?

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is forgetting how much our actions influence the people around us. Every day you are tempted to make decisions that may seem best for you but … Continue reading How Will Your Decision Affect Others?

Humility Builds Relationships

Choosing to be humble is a relationship builder. What is humility? It’s when you honor others above yourself, not always demanding or clinging to your rights.  Pride, on the other hand, destroys relationships—and it shows … Continue reading Humility Builds Relationships