Daniella Whyte

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Thoroughly Confident (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 355)

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1 John 5:14 (NLT)
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

It is comforting to know that we can talk to God at any time about anything and be confident that He is always there to listen. We can ask God for anything that we want in life and He has promised that He will give us those things that are in His will for us to have. God is like a good parent. He doesn’t give us all the things we want. He gives us the good things He knows are best for us. Read more…

Those Are Your Thoughts and Plans, Not Mine (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 346)

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Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”

God is loving, kindhearted, merciful, gracious, long-suffering, and everlasting. God comforts those who are grieving, heals those who are sick, and answers those who pray. God promises that if you knock, the door will be opened; if you look for something, you will find it; and if you ask, you will receive. All of us have needs and desires that we oftentimes try to get met in our own way and time. But God is much wiser than His creation and He cannot be manipulated, tried, controlled, exploited, or deceived. He fulfills His promises to us in His will and way and time. Read more…

Joy in Divine Will (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 295)

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Psalm 40:8 (NLT)
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.

God’s greatest desire is to live in and fill up the hearts of all people in the earth. That means he wants his commands to be front and center in our lives. God wants a handle on our hearts, access to our souls because when he does he is better able to guide us in the direction he wants us to go. He takes pleasure in our lives to the extent that we take pleasure in his will. Read more…

Enjoy the Sweat of Labor (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 278)

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Ecclesiastes 3:13 (NLT)
And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

In a world that is increasingly overstressed and overworked, it is often hard to truly enjoy the results that our hard work brings. Work itself was given to Adam as a curse because of his disobedience. And ever since that time, many people continue to view work as a burden, a curse, as something to do just enough of to make the most amount of money and to get over with the sweat and toil as quickly as possible. Read more…

Your Will Be Done Leads to Trust (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 258)

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Matthew 6:10 (NLT)
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

God has a specific plan and purpose for each and every one of our lives. The Bible tells us that his ways are good and his plans are perfect. Part of being a believer and a participant in God’s family is being willing to search out God’s will and to allow his will to be done even when we don’t understand it and it seemingly doesn’t make sense. Read more…

Wandering (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 201)

Wandering

Hebrews 3:12 (NLT)
Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.

A gradual wandering away from God happens when a believer does not intentionally place his life on the path that follows God’s will. If we were to release a certain number of boats into the water with no one to row them and nothing to anchor them, the boats will drift wherever they want. Drifting away from God may not be intentional, but it can have devastating consequences when we allow other things and people to get in between us and the Savior.  Read more…

Finding What You’re Looking For (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 180)

Finding What You’re Looking For

Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT)
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

“Let your heart guide you.” People offering this advice don’t understand something about the heart. It is a good place to turn into at times, but it is also deceitful. Following one’s heart has been the source of many hinderances, hangups, and heartbreaks. The heart doesn’t always leads in the right direction.  Read more…

Go with the Flow (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 178)

Go with the Flow

Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

The philosophy that many people guide their lives by is to “follow your feelings.” Go with what feels natural. Follow your instincts; let your heart lead you. But our feelings aren’t always right. The only time we can really trust our feelings is when we are in the will of God. When we know we are doing God’s will, our feelings will fall in line. Read more…

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