Daniella Whyte

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God Has Your Back All the Way (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 336)

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John 14:18, 20 (NLT)
No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you…When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

No matter what you go through in life, what difficult situations you face, what adverse propositions you encounter, what tough people you have to face, you will not have to deal with it by yourself. God delights in walking alongside His children not so that He can carry us through everything but so He can show His power and provision in our lives. If you don’t know anything else or believe anything else, you need to know that God has your back all the way.

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Rumor Mill (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 308)

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Proverbs 26:22 (NLT)
Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.

If we’re honest, we’ll admit that we like to be in the know. And most of the time, being “in the know” means being knowledgeable about people and their negative business. Gossip is such a big part of our society. Go to any grocery store or beauty shop and you are bound to find an array of gossip magazines that reveal nothing but the sadness and negativity that people go through. Read more…

Faith Is Not a Token for the Merry-Go-Round (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 306)

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James 2:24 (NLT)
So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

It is taught in many churches that God rewards believers according to the level of their faith. This may be true when you initially enter into the family of God by receiving Jesus into your heart. However, some religious leaders take this idea too far. Faith is not to be equated with material possessions, power, fame, or wealth. We do not receive anything for our faith. It is not a token for the merry-go-round of the choicest bounty and blessings. Faith is the opportunity for God to work in our lives and become real to us. Read more…

Generosity in Exchange for Happiness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 296)

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Acts 20:35b (NLT)
You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

How do you define happiness? Some people define happiness by how much money they have, how big their house is, or the make and model of their car. Other people think of happiness in terms of how many friends they have or their social standing in the community. Still other people determine their level of happiness by the weather, their feelings, or what someone said or didn’t say to them or about them. Read more…

Hate Only Hurts Your Heart (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 284)

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Matthew 5:43-44 (NLT)
You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

Listen to any presidential candidate on the campaign trail or in a debate with their opponent and you will see a continuous conversation about how one is better than the other and how what one says about another is unfair and/or untrue. How the other person responds is more of an example of how to and how not to respond when accusations are thrown your way, when you’re treated unfairly, or when someone hates you and wants to hurt you. Read more…

God’s Watching How You Treat People (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 281)

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Romans 14:12-13a (NLT)
Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other.

Too many people falsely think that the here and now is all there is to life. They live for the moment, never once stopping to think about eternity and the effect it will have on them. Without a healthy fear of God, we tend to think we can treat people any way we want, disagree with others disrespectfully, and be accountable to no one but ourselves. Read more…

Inside Work (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 279)

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Galatians 5:24 (NLT)
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

It is so much easier to talk about self-denial and to admonish other people not to be selfish, self-congratulatory, or self-sufficient than it is to actually put that into practice in our daily lives. Dying to self is one of the biggest battles we must fight as believers. Being in Christ and allowing Christ to work in us and through us makes the victory just slightly easier to gain. Read more…

Encourage One Another (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 277)

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Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Social media is filled with words and photos about self-encouragement. Many talk shows and self-help books largely give advice about the self — how to manage, how to feel empowered, how to be uplifted every day of the week. Why are encouragement and empowerment a crucial part of our culture? Because everyone needs it. Read more…

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