Daniella Whyte

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Kissing the Day Goodbye (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 294)

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Psalm 126:5-6 (NLT)
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Why do farmers continue to plant seeds and willingly wait over a long period of time to reap a harvest? Planting is really a thankless job largely because there is no immediate proof or evidence that anything good will come out of the effort. But that’s the thing about planting: Farmers sow in faith expecting to reap a harvest. Read more…

What Seeds Are You Planting? (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 293)

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Genesis 1:11 (NLT)
Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened.

Literally everything we see around us started with a seed. Things don’t just happen all of a sudden. It starts with a tiny something and then goes through the process of growth and maturation. It is during the growing period that seeds eventually turn into fruit trees. But the growing stage is so slow that we hardly realize it is there. Read more…

Faith Gets You Beautiful Experiences (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 288)

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Colossians 2:7 (NLT)
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

We’ve been taught to believe that we will reap what we sow. It is a true fact of life. What you put out will come back to you double. This is one of the reasons God wants us to grow strong and mature spiritually. When we do, we become more like Christ and what we allow him to put into us, we will in turn reflect that to the world. Read more…

Giving Gladly (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 142)

Giving Gladly

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

Begrudged giving is offensive to God and unhelpful to other people. Nobody wants your help, no matter how generous it may appear to be, if you are giving it with the wrong heart, motive, and attitude. If we are willingly generous and giving gladly of our time, talents, resources, and finances, God will gladly and abundantly return the favor in our lives. And many times, it will be above and beyond what we gave to begin with.  Read more…

Sow New Seeds, Grow New Trees (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 77)

Sow New Seeds Grow New Trees

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.”
— José N. Harris

If a tree is not planted, there’s no opportunity for it to grow. The same is true of life. People who grow the most are those who take time to plant seeds in their lives of learning, solving, and understanding. Then, they cultivate those seeds by turning their discoveries into points of action. Each day you live is a chance not just to live, but to absorb knowledge and learn more about the world around you and your place in it. Read more…

Like Begets Like

Like Begets Like

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7, ASV).

In human biology, scientists largely agree with the statement, “like begets like”. This means that parents produce offspring, or children, who are similar to them in some way. Each parent gives the child approximately half of their genes, thus the similarities between the parents and the child. The phrase “like begets like” is the principle of heredity. This principle plays out in many aspects of life. An apple seed produces an apple tree. Gorillas produces baby gorillas. Human beings produce babies. Read more…

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