Daniella Whyte

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Take the Highway, Not the Back Road (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 343)

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Philippians 3:7 (NLT)
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.

You have probably heard stories before of people who seemed to have it all. They had money, power, status, big homes, fine cars, expensive clothing and jewelry, and the ability to get anything and everything they wanted. They were well known, in large part because of what they owned, if not for what they did. But at the end of their lives or at certain times during their lives, those who tell stories will say that on the inside everything was falling apart, they lacked a life of meaning, they felt empty — a deep hole in the soul. Read more…

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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…

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…

Grateful For Your Generosity (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 241)

Grateful For Your Generosity

Philippians 4:18 (NLT)
At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God.

We earn a living by the money we make through our work. However, working for money is a poor way to earn respect from others and establish a legacy that others will appreciate. We earn the gratitude of others by what we give of our time, our money, and ourselves. The people who accomplish the most and whose contributions are the most long-lasting are those who give generously.

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Grace that Gives (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 231)

Grace that Gives

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

For many believers, when the pastor gets up to talk about giving on Sunday morning, he gets an automatic tune-out from most of the audience. We get uptight when it comes to giving because giving requires something of us. It measures our understanding of grace and reveals where our hearts are in response to God’s grace in our lives. Read more…

Generous and Blessed (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 145)

Generous and Blessed

Psalms 37:26 (NLT)
The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.

As we grow from the infancy stage of life, many of us seem to develop a reticent fear that there is not enough to go around. Amongst kindergarten children, this is the case as many of them learn to look out for their own interests. The world seems to think it is important to always be looking out for number one. Read more…

Generous Provisions (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 143)

Generous Provisions

Psalm 37:25 (NLT)
Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

David, who himself had his moments of destitution, fear, and begging for daily bread and for his life, testifies of a much higher level of living. Under God, he doesn’t witness a single soul being left in the cold or abandoned. Each generation, the young and the old, and throughout his own life, he sees God provide first-hand and raise up friends to supply needs.  Read more…

Giving Gladly (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 142)

Giving Gladly

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

Begrudged giving is offensive to God and unhelpful to other people. Nobody wants your help, no matter how generous it may appear to be, if you are giving it with the wrong heart, motive, and attitude. If we are willingly generous and giving gladly of our time, talents, resources, and finances, God will gladly and abundantly return the favor in our lives. And many times, it will be above and beyond what we gave to begin with.  Read more…

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