Daniella Whyte

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Give Other People a Break (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 337)

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James 3:17 (NLT)
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

We live in a far from perfect world among far from perfect people with a far from perfect self. What most of us need to learn to give and to receive more than judgment, hatred and criticism is love, kindness, and mercy. It isn’t because we deserve it or because we feel other people deserve it but because that is what we need, and it is wise to give people what they need to get through life. Read more…

Clothed in Something Beautiful (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 320)

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Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

There are many opportunities throughout our lives in which we can develop patience and allow mercy, kindness, humility, and gentleness to be reflected in our attitudes and actions. One of those opportunities is no more evident than during the holiday season. For many people, it all seems like a blur with the shopping and traveling, gift-giving and cooking. Read more…

No Matter Who We Are (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 289)

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Romans 3:22 (NLT)
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

Don’t you like the feeling of being forgiven? You know when you’ve said or done something wrong, were late on a bill payment, failed to do something at work, and the offended party just wipes the slate clean and gives you a fresh start. Well, that’s what God did when he sent Jesus to earth to bear our sins on the cross. Read more…

Why We Should Be Compassionate (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 271)

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Luke 6:36 (NLT)
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

Jesus is the epitome of compassion and mercy. Each day we are alive is the perfect example of mercy being made evident in our lives. Sometimes, we won’t feel like being merciful or compassionate to other people. I know there are times in my own life where I allow frustration and disappointment to take over instead of showing mercy and extending compassion. It is one of the most difficult, but right decisions we can ever make. Read more…

Injustice Proves We Need Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 250)

Injustice Proves We Need Grace

Ecclesiastes 3:18 (NLT)
I also thought about the human condition—how God proves to people that they are like animals.

If you were to ask most people in the world whether or not they believe people are generally good, 9 out 10 would speak in the affirmative. They would say it is the environment that causes people to do evil. But people in and of themselves have basically good hearts and good intentions. Read more…

Six or Seven Chances (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 213)

Six or Seven Chances

Romans 5:1 (NLT)
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

If you’re like most people, you have good intentions. When you make a promise, you intend to fulfill it. When you set a resolution, you intend to follow through on it. When you create goals, you intend to stick with them until they happen. Whether is is losing weight, starting a business, going back to school, cutting debt, or anything else — you intend to make good on what you’ve set out to do. Read more…

A Promise of Mercy (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 191)

A Promise of Mercy

Matthew 5:7 (NLT)
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Parents and teachers often teach young children the Golden Rule: to treat others as you would like to be treated. Good people want to extend kindness, grace, and mercy to others because it is a two-way street. Reaping what we sow is a universal law that always proves to be true.  Read more…

No Bragging Rights (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 163)

No Bragging Rights

Ephesians 2:9 (NLT)
Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

God is perfect. He is holy in every way. There is nothing that He can do wrong. As sinful human beings, our ability to live up to that standard is obsolete. To even attempt to live up to God’s high standard of righteousness is futile. And no amount of good works or well-spoken words could ever save us or help us. Read more…

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