Daniella Whyte

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Letting Jesus In (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 359)

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Luke 2:7 (NLT)
She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

What do we make room for in our lives? Our spouses. Our children. Our significant others. Our pets. Our work. Our hobbies. Our daily agendas. Our faith doesn’t always make the list. Sometimes, we tend to put faith on a back burner while pursuing what we deem as more important. Other times, faith just gets pushed to the back burner because we allow so many other things to crowd our line of vision, hearing, and feeling. Just imagine how we would feel if a family member or friend told us that they didn’t have space for us at the dinner table. Read more…

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Light Poured In and Shining (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 356)

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John 1:10-11 (NLT)
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.

If this were a world of pure goodness, we probably would need the expectation of going to heaven. If this were a world of light, it would be fairly easy to recognize the truth of Jesus amidst the fiction. But this is a world that is neither good or filled with light. And we have contributed to that condition. This is a world wrought with evil and darkness into which Jesus came to be the true light. Read more…

Follow the Process (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 348)

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1 Timothy 4:15 (NLT)
Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if perfection and instant transformation just washed over us as soon as we entered into new life in Jesus Christ? From that very moment onward, we wouldn’t have to worry about temptation or falling into sin, or renewing our minds daily or any of those things that are necessary in the believer’s life. We would be perfect and then there would really be no need for us to continue living on earth. Read more…

I Am Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 290)

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John 11:25-26a (NLT)
Jesus told her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.”

When we talk about and tell about why we choose to believe in Jesus Christ, several words may come to mind. For example, we may think about his love for us. We may talk about his grace and mercy and how it is all a gift to us. We may even consider the historical fact that he was sent from heaven to earth as a baby to save all of mankind from our sins. Some think about the miracles he worked; others think about the strength he personally gives. 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…

Saved to Serve (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 266)

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2 Timothy 1:9 (NLT)
For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

God redeemed us through Christ’s blood so that we could do something with the grace we have been given. You’re not saved by your own works or your own merit. You’re not saved because you are a great person or because you had great parents because you are so good or so righteous. You are saved to do something about the grace by which you have received salvation and redemption. Read more…

People Will Judge, Let God Defend (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 248)

People Will Judge, Let God Defend

Psalm 62:5-6 (NLT)
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.

There are always going to be people in your life that no matter what you do they will misunderstand you, hate you, and seek to tear you down. It can be a friend, co-worker, or even a family member who will criticize you at every opportunity. Even when you think there is nothing wrong and your motives and intentions are good, there will be people who will judge you, talk about you negatively, and attack you in vile and evil ways. Read more…

God Has Secrets Too (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 199)

God Has Secrets Too

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NLT)
The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.

God reserves the right to tell the world some things and to keep some things hidden. Sometimes we do not know why suffering or evil has to exist in the world. Other times we do not know why we have to experience sadness and pain. But the truths in Scripture allow us to trust God with confidence and certainty even in difficult times. Read more…

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