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Posted 11/24/16 at 6:59 PM | Daniella Whyte

What Are You Pursuing? (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 37)

Proverbs 21:21 (NLT)
Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

What are you pursuing in life? Is it money, power, or reputation? Is it fame, fortune, or self-importance? Or is it something better like love, life, and service? Whatever matters most to you is the thing you will go after. We do not follow after something or someone that we do not love deeply. For many people, life is a chase. But what you are chasing determines your goals, motives, and purpose.

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Posted 11/21/16 at 10:22 AM | June Samuel

My Kingdom is Not of This World

When Pilate asked Jesus if He was the king of the Jews, Jesus responded. “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews …..” Jesus’ Kingdom is not of this world neither is ours. The Lord Jesus said, if His kingdom were of this world, then He would have His servants fight for Him. That is a message for us. Our kingdom is not of this world. Why then are we being over- zealous over one candidate over another? Why are some of us broken hearted because our candidate lost the election? Our kingdom is not of this world. Those of us who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior belong to Him, and our citizenship is in heaven. Jesus is the One to whom we owe our allegiance. Therefore Believers in Christ Jesus should not be looking to politicians to meet our needs. We have a Savior who promises to provide our every need.

The Lord Jesus told us in The Gospel of Matthew chapter 6 verses 25, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what your will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on….”. Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” FULL POST

Posted 11/10/16 at 1:39 AM | Daniella Whyte

One Way Street (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 36)

Exodus 3:11-12 (NLT)
But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” God answered, “I will be with you…”

You will recall that Moses had previously attempted to liberate the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt in his own strength. It did not work and God had to teach him an important lesson by putting him on the backside of the desert for 40 years. Here we see God giving Moses a second chance to do it the right way — God’s way not his way.

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Posted 11/4/16 at 6:15 AM | June Samuel

Walking With Jesus

Sometimes when God wants to use us, He has to place us through undesirable situations. Sometimes He has to break us away from our pride and arrogance, and that breaking process can be very painful for us. Sometimes God has to bring the reality of our sinful fleshly nature to our attention. A good example of how one can come to the end of him or herself is in the parable Jesus told of the lost son.

In the parable Jesus told about the son who went astray from his father in Luke 15: 11-32. The lost son came to himself and he realized he had nothing. He had reached bottom. He was hungry. He was living in an awful condition. His father had everything he needed, a warm bed, plenty of food and clothes. There he was among pigs living in abject poverty and his father was wealthy. He started to think, to reflect on his life at home in his father’s house. There was plenty of food at home and here he was starving. He made a decision. He said, “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him ….” He rehearsed in his head what he will tell his father. “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you …”. He recognized that he had sinned against God. David came to that recognition in Psalms 51:4: Against You and You only have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight.” FULL POST

Posted 11/3/16 at 1:53 AM | Daniella Whyte

Treasures Above (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 35)

Matthew 6:19-20 (NLT)
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Adrian Rogers tells the story of a man who did something distinctly different with his household trash. Instead of bagging it up and setting it on the curb like his neighbors, he placed it in a box enclosed in nice wrapping paper. Without exception, someone would drive by this man’s house and pick up the nicely wrapped boxes. The man would watch from a window in his house as people were fooled by the external beauty of the internal trash.

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Posted 10/28/16 at 2:49 AM | Daniella Whyte

Trusting and Blessed (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 34)

Psalm 2:12 (NLT)
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!

We live in a world that is often void of truth. It can be hard to trust what people say when promises are so easily broken and hearts are so quickly damaged. We all want to be able to depend on someone — a close friend or family member — at certain times when it is especially needed. For many people, trust does not come easily due to past experiences. However, if we cry out to God, we will find Someone who willingly bears our burdens, hears our prayers, and covets our trust.

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Posted 10/21/16 at 6:23 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None understands

There is none who understands ......Romans 3:11
No one outside of Christ understands God. No one understands life. No one understands the universe. Many if not all of us at some point in our lives ask the question. "Why am I here?" Why do I exist? No one understands. I am sure all of us at some point in our lives ask ourselves and others, "why me”? Why is this circumstance happening to me? Some commit suicide because they do not understand the circumstances in their lives. Some ask why is there severe poverty in the world. Others question the cause of weather related disasters. No one understands.

No one understands the ways of God. God says in Isaiah 55:8,9: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. V9: "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways. and My thoughts than your thoughts." We cannot understand God. Neither can we understand the cause of every event nor every circumstance in our lives or in the lives of others. Many today do not understand what is happening currently in the United States in our political arena. Would you want a god that you can fully understand, or one that you can figure out? Then you would be the god, not the one who is the object of your worship. FULL POST

Posted 10/19/16 at 9:12 PM | Daniella Whyte

Amazing Things Are In Store For You (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 33)

1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

God has amazing things planned for you. These things are beyond imagination, deeper than you ever thought would be possible. Your background, your mistakes, your pain, your upbringing, or your experiences cannot change anything God has in store for you. You may not see it or feel it all the time, but you must believe that it is true.

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Posted 10/14/16 at 6:06 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None Seeks After God

….there is none who seeks after God. Romans 3:11
God does the seeking. God seeks after us. This is why Jesus came to this earth over 2,000 years ago. To seek us out, to redeem us back to our God - His Father and to Himself.

When Adam and Eve sinned against God by disobeying His Command, they hid themselves. God came into the garden and called Adam. Genesis chapter 3. God is still calling men, women, boys and girls today to come to Him – to come and have a relationship with Him. John 3:16

Jesus when He was here on earth said to Zacchaeus in Luke 19:10, "for the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost". The Lord Jesus also said, ….”for I did not come to call the righteous (those who thought they were), but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13

 We are all sinners in need of a Savior. That's why Jesus came. Our human nature is at war with God. We want to do what we want, when we want and with whom we want. Our fleshly nature do not want God in our lives. If we are honest with ourselves, we will all admit (sinner and believer alike) that we love to control our own lives. FULL POST

Posted 10/12/16 at 11:20 PM | Daniella Whyte

God At Work (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 32)

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

God often uses difficult situations in our lives to work out His perfect plan and will. He doesn’t aim to scare us or make us fearful, but He does aim to make His glory known through the grace that should be evident in our hearts. The work of grace is a work of trust and goodness. It helps us to surrender to what God wants done in the world. It increases our faith. We are urged not to give up because God is still working on you and me.

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