Daniella Whyte

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The First to Move (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 350)


Ruth 1:7 (NLT)
With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place where she had been living, and they took the road that would lead them back to Judah.

Everything we do and say is a reflection of who we really are. And no matter what roles we play in life, there is always someone, even if it is just one person, who is watching us and will be influenced for good or ill by the decisions we make and the directions we choose to take. All people are leaders in some capacity and it is important that we are aware of how we lead ourselves because there just might be one person who is following close behind. Read more…

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


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…

On the Edge of a Miracle (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 327)


1 Kings 17:8-10a (NLT)
Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.” So he went to Zarephath.

What do you do when you have no clue as to where you are going or even know why you are traveling in a particular direction? What do you do when you feel vulnerable, insecure, and afraid? What do you do when you feel like everything and everyone is against you and you are seemingly being hit from every direction imaginable? What do you do when you are so uncomfortable that you feel like giving up? Read more…

All Of Me (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 319)


Psalm 25:1 (NLT)
O Lord, I give my life to you.

Control and surrender are on opposite ends of the see-saw for the children of God. On one side and in one part of us, we want to set our agendas, push our plans and wills through, dominate what goes on in our lives, and command ourselves. On the other side of us, the believing side, we want to give everything about us to the only Person who is really concerned about it. We want him to regulate and dominate and to do that we have to surrender. Read more…

It Just Doesn’t Make Sense (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 260)


Hebrews 11:7a (NLT)
It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before.

Faith is both trust and obedience even if the command we’re given doesn’t make sense. Obedience begins with trust and trust is a result of our faith. As believers, the more we believe God, the more we will trust him and willingly obey what he tells us. The commands given throughout scripture are not to hurt us, but to help us live the kind of life that God designed for his children to live. Read more…

One More Chance (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 245)

One More Chance

Acts 13:22 (NLT)
But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’

There are times in all of our lives when we fail badly and need deep forgiveness. God in his mercy still uses those who return to him. Like Jonah, we all need a second chance. For some of us, it’s a third, fourth, or even fifth chance. God isn’t like people. He waits patiently and longs for us to return to him. As humans we require second chances and God is willing to oblige. Read more…

Benefits of Fearing the King (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 221)

Benefits of Fearing the King

Proverbs 16:6 (NLT)
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.

A healthy fear and respect for God leads us to develop a personal and intimate relationship with God. It is hard to trust a person who we don’t respect and it’s difficult to have a relationship with someone who you don’t trust. We cannot begin to have a real relationship with God until we understand that our lives are in God’s hands and he has our best interests at heart. Read more…

Infinitely More Dreams (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 212)

Infinitely More Dreams

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Faith is choosing to believe that God’s plan and purpose for your life is perfect. Faith also reveals your willingness to trust that plan and purpose as well as God’s timing. Nothing beings to happen in your life without trust, faith, and obedience. God gave you the ability to dream and to work for those dreams. Along with that you must ask for and receive his power to make those dreams a reality. Read more…

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