Daniella Whyte

Archive for the tag “spiritual maturity”

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

follow-the-process

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…

Advertisements

You’re Not There Yet, Keep Growing (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 292)

youre-not-there-yet-keep-growing

Philippians 3:12 (NLT)
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.

Wouldn’t it wonderful if we could say at some point in our lives that we have arrived? I mean we have gotten to that place of total achievement, complete fulfillment, and ultimate perfection. It’s that point in which we are no longer growing or striving for anything. Because, well, we have everything and have done everything that’s in our time and energy span to do. Read more…

The Grace Solution (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 274)

the-grace-solution

Proverbs 29:11 (NLT)
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

There are a host of things you can’t control in this life. You can’t control the color of your school, where you were born, or who your parents are. You can’t control what happens to you on a daily basis, what people say or think, or the situations you encounter. You also can’t control the way you look, how tall or short you are, or your past. Many people waste time trying to control the things and the people that are simply beyond their power. Read more…

How Deep Do You Live? (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 268)

how-deep-do-you-live

Matthew 20:28 (NLT)
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Serving and giving to others is the heartbeat of the Christian life. As believers, it is not just our duty to serve, it is a great privilege and the highest honor. Too many of us think that service is for other people. But nothing could be further from the truth. Service is not for other people, it is for us to do in every single aspect of our lives. It isn’t something to be tacked on at the end of a long day; it is what we do in every day. Read more…

Life Is About Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 216)

Life Is About Love

Mark 6:34a (NLT)
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them…

One of the main tests of spiritual maturity is how much love and compassion you extend to other people. It really isn’t about how many Bible verses you can quote or how many years you’ve served a church or how much you tithe or how much charity work you do or how many times a day you pray. The thing that really reveals your heart is how you treat other people. Read more…

Traffic Jam (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 202)

Traffic Jam

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

You know the feeling of being stuck in traffic for any length of time. It can be frustrating because you know you have to be somewhere and you’re eager to get there but something beyond your control is holding you up. This frustration comes from an overwhelming inability to be patient and let things work out in time.  Read more…

Progress to Maturity (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 134)

Progress to Maturity

Hebrews 6:1a (NLT)
So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.

Growing is a normal process of life. Not just of our physical lives, but also of our spiritual lives. We grow from babies to teenagers to adults. Likewise, as believers, we start as babies in the faith and go through a maturation process as we grow in our relationship with God. Read more…

Temptation (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 101)

Temptation

James 1:12 (NLT)
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

We all are tempted at some point in our lives. It is a part of the human experience and a part of the believers’ experience. Many Christians falsely believe that temptation is bad and should be avoided. However, temptation in and of itself is not bad. It is an opportunity for us to develop and grow.  Read more…

Post Navigation