Daniella Whyte

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You’ve Been Given This Mountain…but You’re Not Expected to Move It (Soul. Musings. 05/21/17)

So, you’re struggling to carry on. You’ve gone over everything again and again. You’ve checked in with God throughout the day and asked him to show you where you need to make a 360 or why your faith is being tried.

You’re in desperate need of someone to talk to, so you bring it up to your pastor or small group. In an attempt to encourage you, someone grabs your hand and tells you, “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.”  Read more…

REST (Live. Pray. Hustle. 04/11/17)

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Those who trust in the Lord find rest for their souls. And it’s not the kind of rest as if you were sleeping. It’s the kind of rest where you feel a deep comfort and presence even when you’re not in church or in your safe zone. It’s like walking through the shadows of death but fearing nothing. It doesn’t mean you won’t experience unrest; you will — we all do. It just means that perfect rest is available to us even in the midst of the inevitable unrest.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE. Read more…

WANTS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/17/17)

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Stop getting mad when things don’t go your way. Sometimes we’re not given what we want at the time we want it because something better is already planned. And sometimes we never get the wonderful things that are gift-wrapped with our names on it because we refuse to trust and practice patience. The lesson’s quite simple. You wouldn’t give a child everything he wants even if he threw a tantrum. Life treats you and I the same way.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

CLICK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/06/17)

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We are often blinded to connections. If we saw up-front how every step connected to the next step that creates the entire staircase to our destination, we might never get there. Because some steps are cracked, others are creaking, others have simply fallen through; very few are smooth and stable. But if you just keep going, if you just keep having faith, believing, trusting, praying, and working on your goals, one day, everything will click.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Trust Day by Day (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 363)

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Matthew 6:11 (NLT)
Give us today the food we need.

God can see the end from the beginning, but He gives us just enough light, strength, grace, and provisions for this day. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next month. Not next year. Not a decade from now. He wants us to trust Him for today. And then keep on trusting Him every day. Trust is not a one and done process; it is an active process that continues on and on in order for it to produce effective results in our lives. Read more…

Treasures Hidden in Darkness (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 361)

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Isaiah 45:3 (NLT)
And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.

The story is told of how lace shops in Brussels spin the finest threads to make delicate lace. There are special rooms that are totally dark except for a little light let in through a small window. One spinner sits in the room alone, weaving threads of lace only under where the little bit of light can shine on the weaving process. As it turns out, the most beautiful lace is created in the dark with only a narrow stream of light. Read more…

5 Ways to Know Your Relationship Will Fail (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 355)

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“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
— Kaleel Jamison

We all want our relationships to be successful. But some traits and attitudes will put you on the fast track to failure. If you understand what some of those are early in life, you will be able to develop and maintain meaningful and sincere relationships at every stage of life.

If it is done in the right way, relationships are very difficult. It has great rewards as well as equally great risks. Sometimes, you have to put yourself on the line and at other times, the other person has to put himself on the line. In the give and take, you want to make sure both are done equitably. Read more…

Just Ask (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 353)

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Matthew 7:11 (NLT)
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

God is the source of every good and perfect gift in the world. All the things you see and even the things you can’t see are a result of God’s goodness and grace in the universe. God said in Genesis that what he created was good. He gave it to us as a gift of his divine providence. If we as mere humans love to give gifts to the people we love, God loves to give gifts a million times more than that. Read more…

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