Daniella Whyte

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Conscience Awareness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 312)

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Isaiah 30:21 (NLT)
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.

God doesn’t always give us what we want as soon as we want it. He does, however, give us what we need when we need it most, whether we think we need it or not. All of us have a conscience and on that conscience is written the laws of God and the difference between what is good and what is bad. God gives us a conscience so that we can get a feel for when we are doing good and when we are going in the opposite direction. Read more…

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Clean Hearts and Good Spirits (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 270)

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Psalm 51:10 (NLT)
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

God can create something new and beautiful out of a life and heart that is old and tattered. He’s been bringing things out of nothing and calling light into the dark since the very beginning of time. You’ve been created to live a new and brilliant life. Living such a life begins with allowing God to give you a new and pure heart. Read more…

Searching For Change In All the Wrong Places (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 257)

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Romans 7:24 (NLT)
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?

Have you realized yet that sometimes you need to be saved from yourself? I know I have. More often than not, it is my own fears, my own doubts, my own incompetencies, my own viewpoints that cause me to act and react in ways that are unbecoming of a believer. There are things I don’t like about me. Some things I want to do differently, other things I want to change. And you’re the same way too. Read more…

Get Out of the Danger Zone (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 214)

Get Out of the Danger Zone

Proverbs 29:25 (NLT)
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.

Fear and pride have the potential to control our lives and diminish our effectiveness in life. After believers, the enemy aims to decrease or eliminate our faith altogether by causing us to live in fear of failure. A large part of fearing failure is being concerned about what other people think. It is impossible to move forward into the direction God wants us to move into when we fear we will fail or that other people will not approve. Read more…

Privacy Is a Myth (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 179)

Privacy Is a Myth

Hebrews 4:13 (NLT)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

Is there such a thing as privacy? Not really. And for some people that is a very scary proposition. There is really no such thing as privacy because God sees everything. In our earthly world, computers encrypt everything and the NSA knows everything. Nothing is ever really private especially in God’s economy. In this way, God and other people can hold us accountable for what we do.  Read more…

What We Were (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 167)

What We Were

1 Corinthians 6:9, 11 (NLT)
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

All of us have a sin nature. We were born with it. We battle temptation every day. At every point in life, we arrive at a crossroads and have a decision to make. We can choose to do good or evil. We all want to do what comes natural to us, but that often is sinful. When we choose to go our own way, we elect to travel a path that is far from God and riddled with defilement and debauchery that we will inevitably fall into without divine help.  Read more…

Masked (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 124)

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Luke 6:42 (NLT)
How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

Hypocrisy is not only a sin, but it can be a source of anxiety. Pretending to be someone we’re not, to have something we don’t have, or to do something we don’t do is a sure way to get tired and frustrated. Just think about it. Your brain will always be running on overtime because you have to remember what you said to someone the last time you saw them, check the way you act in front of another person, and pretend to have something or do something that is equal to someone else.  Read more…

Grace Demands Change (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 107)

Grace Demands Change

Romans 2:4 (NLT)
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

You are not beyond the reach of grace. God is not holding our sins against us. He sent Jesus to earth to die a cruel death to pay the price for our sins. This payment frees us from the bondage of sin and a life without God. God offers grace to us even when we don’t deserve it.  Read more…

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