Daniella Whyte

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You’ve Been Given This Mountain…but You’re Not Expected to Move It (Soul. Musings. 05/21/17)

So, you’re struggling to carry on. You’ve gone over everything again and again. You’ve checked in with God throughout the day and asked him to show you where you need to make a 360 or why your faith is being tried.

You’re in desperate need of someone to talk to, so you bring it up to your pastor or small group. In an attempt to encourage you, someone grabs your hand and tells you, “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.”  Read more…

SATISFACTION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/08/17)

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Too many people look for satisfaction in things, people, and events. People and things are often used as tools to gain happiness and fulfillment. But these are very weak tools. If you want to be satisfied, find out from God what your real purpose is in life and then start walking in that direction. You will never be completely satisfied until you do the things you were born to do.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Why People Matter (People. Matter. 01.05.17)

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It should go without being said that all people matter in our society. No matter one’s race, ethnicity, creed, religion, or socio-economic status, all people are unique and significant. Every person is also entitled to his or her opinion and freedom to express that opinion. Read more…

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

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Romans 12:11-12 (NLT)
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new goal but never actually reach the finish line because they never learned how to maintain a disciplined work ethic and enthusiastic attitude over the long haul. In order to reach your long-term goals, you need long haul enthusiasm. You’ve got to have passion, heart, and inner fire for what you’re doing or you’ll never make it to the finish line. You will easily get discouraged and give up if there is nothing on the inside propelling you forward. Read more…

You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)

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1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Remember when you were a young child in school, you wanted to be accepted by your peer group so you may have been willing to do almost anything to be a part of the in-group. Or maybe you remember trying out for the football team as a teenager and you felt bad when the picks got down to the last two and you still weren’t chosen. Read more…

Peace that Restores the Soul (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 364)

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Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Many people cannot point to a time when their lives are un-rushed, un-hurried, and un-ragged. Multiple studies point to the fact that we are living in one of the most overworked and overwhelmed generations. We rush to work, to school, to church, back home, to the sporting event, to the play, to the store, to the bank, to the salon, to the doctor, to the beach. And at the end of the day, we are no better off than when we started. Read more…

Trust Day by Day (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 363)

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Matthew 6:11 (NLT)
Give us today the food we need.

God can see the end from the beginning, but He gives us just enough light, strength, grace, and provisions for this day. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next month. Not next year. Not a decade from now. He wants us to trust Him for today. And then keep on trusting Him every day. Trust is not a one and done process; it is an active process that continues on and on in order for it to produce effective results in our lives. Read more…

Treasures Hidden in Darkness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 361)

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Isaiah 45:3 (NLT)
And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.

The story is told of how lace shops in Brussels spin the finest threads to make delicate lace. There are special rooms that are totally dark except for a little light let in through a small window. One spinner sits in the room alone, weaving threads of lace only under where the little bit of light can shine on the weaving process. As it turns out, the most beautiful lace is created in the dark with only a narrow stream of light. Read more…

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