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Posted 5/14/17 at 10:30 PM | Daniella Whyte

Give Up Your Burdens (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 58)

Psalm 55:22 (NLT)
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

From almost the day we were born, our lives are filled with trouble. We have burdens, and many of them are too big for us to bear. If you don’t have any problems in life, I assure you that you do not live in reality. The problem with our burdens is that we weren’t made to carry them, yet we attempt to live with these huge weights upon our souls and minds.

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Posted 4/26/17 at 1:50 PM | Daniella Whyte

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

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.

Just as man has created warning signs in the world, God has given us warning signs in His Word. The consequences of sin, for example, is death. A lack of obedience and humility leads to judgment. When we choose to ignore God’s warning signs, we open up our lives to heartbreak and unfortunate situations that we could have otherwise avoided.

God gives us warnings to protect us, not to keep us back from having fun or living a happy life. By yielding to God’s will and striving to obey His Word, we will, in fact, live a better life than we ever imagined. The life we want to live, the life we dream of, is the life God Himself wants us to have. It’s called the abundant life, and it is the most fulfilling life you can live. FULL POST

Posted 4/20/17 at 1:40 PM | Daniella Whyte

Agree with God (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 56)

Numbers 13:31 (NLT)
But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!”

These are the words of the twelve spies that were sent to explore and search out the promised land. This is the report they brought back to Joshua, Caleb, and the rest of the people of Israel. How discouraging and disapproving this report is! To feel weak in a country that was supposed to be theirs must have been a disappointing feeling.

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Posted 4/15/17 at 1:02 PM | Daniella Whyte

Removing Spiritual Roadblocks (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 55)

Mark 9:43 (NLT)
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell with two hands.

The story is told of a man who set out to sail around the world. Some time during his adventure, his sailboat hit a large rock that was invisible from the surface. For days, he wandered with his broken boat until he reached a small patch of land.

Once he reached land, with little food and clean water, he lay on the dirt for a nap. At some point during the night, a snake bit his foot to the point where he could not walk at all. The pain was excruciating; his attempt to apply what little medical knowledge he had only seemed to make it worse. After a while, he decided that in order to survive until help came, he had to cut his foot off.

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Posted 4/8/17 at 7:41 PM | Daniella Whyte

3 Reasons God Never Fails (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 54)

Zephaniah 3:5 (NLT)
But the Lord is still there in the city, and he does no wrong. Day by day he hands down justice, and he does not fail.

People fail. Things fail. Projects fail. But God never fails. Since He never fails, you can always depend on His grace, mercy, faithfulness, and love. He is always on time, always available when we need Him, and is still with us when we think we can handle it on our own. Nothing shocks or surprises God. Even when we can’t feel Him and even though we can’t see Him, He is always there. Our faith makes it so. He faithfully watches over us, guides us, leads us, and helps us in our time of trouble.

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Posted 3/29/17 at 7:49 PM | Daniella Whyte

Talk to God Before You Talk to People (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 53)

Psalm 133:1 (NLT)
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!

God desires for all His children to dwell together in unity, harmony, and grace towards each other. Nothing hurts God’s heart more than to see His people quarreling, warring, and fighting with one another. As believers, God has called us to seek forgiveness, offer forgiveness, amend our relationships, and restore fellowship with other people.

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Posted 3/23/17 at 2:44 PM | Daniella Whyte

A Singing Faith (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 52)

Psalm 147:7a (NLT)
Sing out your thanks to the Lord…

Learning to be thankful is not only a virtue; it is an important part of our life journey. God has given us so much to be appreciative of in life. Whether we realize it or not, gratitude shows the deepest sincerity, love, and spiritual awareness of our hearts and souls. Our faith is not a faith that has to lie dormant and remain stagnant. It is an active, vibrant, singing faith.

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Posted 3/18/17 at 10:54 PM | Daniella Whyte

I Am Here (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 51)

John 6:20 (NLT)
But he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!”

Over and over again throughout Scripture, we are challenged to overcome fear and embrace faith. It has been said that three hundred and sixty-five times, God urges us to not be afraid and to trust His presence. While the enemy of our souls seeks to crush our spirits with fear and worry, God seeks to comfort us with His power and courage.

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Posted 3/8/17 at 8:26 PM | Daniella Whyte

Always By Your Side (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 50)

Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)
God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

There are times in life when we may feel as though we are alone. Encountering a problem and having no one to talk with about it can be a lonely road. When we meet obstacles along our journey, it is easy to give up when you feel no one is there who understands the universal struggle. I think we all would agree that life’s pressures become a little less of a burden when we have someone by our side. This is why Jesus promised He would never fail us, never abandon us, always be by our side.

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Posted 2/28/17 at 3:49 AM | Daniella Whyte

Developing in the Dark (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 49)

John 6:19 (NLT)
They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified.

In life, there are two kinds of storms. We encounter storms that correct us and teach us lessons we wouldn’t have learned otherwise. And we encounter storms that develop us and make us grow. When we’re out of alignment with God, He sends storms into our lives to show us the error of our ways. But sometimes, when we’re following His path, He allows us to go through storms that teach us how to trust.

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