Daniella Whyte

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Pass the Forgiveness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 321)

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Colossians 3:13 (NLT)
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Isn’t it interesting how we are quick to ascribe positive intent to our own actions, motives, and thoughts but equally as quick to ascribe negative intent to the actions, motives, and thoughts of someone else. We have a tendency to make room for our own faults and failures but very little room to make the same allowance for other people who potentially do some of the same things. Read more…

Half a Saint and Still a Sinner (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 238)

Half a Saint and Still a Sinner

Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NLT)
Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.

In most parts of the world, people tend to idolize success. It is as if success is the end game, the ultimate outcome, the final result of everything one does in life. The pressure to always be perfect, to never encounter failure,  to, in a way, become part of an immaculate existence, creates stress on people to live a life that they were never created to live. From the time you were born, it was inevitable that you would sin and experience some form of pain or failure in life. Read more…

Relationship Over Rules Any Day (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 165)

Relationship Over Rules Any Day

Romans 7:7 (NLT)
Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, “You must not covet.”

Many people mistake a relationship with Christ for a list of rules that tell us to do this and not that. Nothing could be further from the truth. Man made religion and suggests that we live by it. However, God made relationship and gives us the choice to accept it or reject it. If we convince ourselves that doing good works and following the Ten Commandments is the way to salvation, we make a grave and unfortunate mistake.  Read more…

Gathering Our Messes (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 82)

Gathering Our Messes

Psalm 57:3 (NLT)
He will send help from heaven to rescue me…My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.

Someone once said that coming to God after you’ve cleaned up your life is like going to the emergency room after you stop bleeding. It’s like cleaning up your house and then calling a maid service. We often do these things because we want to feel as though we have done something. We like to think we have put some work in in order to gain certain results. But this is not how God operates. Read more…

Selfless Sacrifice (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 81)

Selfless Sacrifice

1 John 2:2 (NLT)
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.

What if Jesus came into the world and lived only for Himself? Then what if He decided death was too harsh a path to take so He just skipped Gethsemane and went straight back to Heaven? Besides that, what if He just forgot about us altogether once He arrived in Heaven and He didn’t watch over us or answer our prayers? We would be left thinking how selfish.  Read more…

Love One Another Deeply (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 80)

Love One Another Deeply

1 Peter 4:8 (NLT)
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Love and forgiveness are the two most powerful forces in the universe. Nothing is more evident and made more real to us than the love Jesus showed to the world when He died on the cross and extended to us forgiveness of our sins — past, present, and future. The reality of love, however dimly it may seem to exist in the world, should prevail and shine in our own lives as a testament to the forgiveness that has been given to us.

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Warning Signs (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 57)

Warning Signs

2 Chronicles 36:15 (NLT)
The Lord, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple.

The world today is filled with warning signs. No matter who you are or where you live, warning signs exist all around you. When a storm, tornado, or hurricane is approaching, sirens alert us to the impending danger. When we are sick, the symptoms we experience are warning signs to let us know something is wrong. Read more…

To This We Are Called (40 Days of Easter Truth #17)

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Easter Focus Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-25

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Read more…

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