Daily Hope Devotional

How to Make the Most of Your Time

All of us get the same amount of time every week: 168 hours. The difference between people who make their lives count and those who don’t is how they manage their time. God wants to … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Time

Four Ways God Answers Your Prayers

God always answers every single prayer—just not always the way you want—and he does it in one of four ways. When the request is not right, God says, “No.” Just like parents say “no” to … Continue reading Four Ways God Answers Your Prayers

God’s Family Helps You Grow as a Disciple

God doesn’t want you to remain a spiritual baby. He says, “Grow up! I don’t want you to be a spiritual infant all your life. I want you to become like Christ. I want you … Continue reading God’s Family Helps You Grow as a Disciple

God Wants You to Grow Up

God created you to become like Christ. He wants you to grow up spiritually! The Bible says, “From the very beginning God decided that those who came to him—and all along he knew who would—should … Continue reading God Wants You to Grow Up

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

Your First Step of Discipleship

God wants you to grow up: “We are not meant to remain as children” (Ephesians 4:14 Phillips). Your heavenly Father’s goal for you is to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ, living a … Continue reading Your First Step of Discipleship

Create a Spiritual Growth Chart

As you grow to spiritual maturity, you will have to cooperate with God in the process. One way to do that is to believe God is working in your life, even when you don’t feel … Continue reading Create a Spiritual Growth Chart

How to Remove and Replace Your Old Habits

While you were given a brand-new nature at the moment of conversion, you still have old habits, patterns, and practices that need to be removed and replaced. Let go of the fears that keep you … Continue reading How to Remove and Replace Your Old Habits

God Grows Us One Step at a Time

Although God could instantly transform us, he has chosen to develop us slowly. Jesus was deliberate in developing his disciples, just as God allowed the Israelites to take over the Promised Land “little by little” … Continue reading God Grows Us One Step at a Time