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Posted 10/5/16 at 7:37 PM | Daniella Whyte

Have You Checked Your Heart Lately? (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 31)

Jeremiah 17:10 (NLT)
But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.

When people go to the hospital for surgery, the doctor often orders an MRI. You know how I know? Because I am one of those many people. An MRI, or an X-ray, reveals what is going on on the inside of one's body. It helps the doctors and nurses find out the problem so they can know what actions to take in order to get the patient back to good health and wellness.

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Posted 9/30/16 at 5:42 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None Righteous

Romans Chapter 3 verse 10: As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one;

There is none righteous outside of the Lord Jesus Christ. "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:10

None of us are born righteous, neither can we adopt righteousness.

"Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceive me." Psalm 51:5 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

Romans 4:3: For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness".

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Accept God's righteousness today if He offers it to you!! Today is the Day of Salvation!!!

Tomorrow is Satan's line. God's time for us is always Today.

Posted 9/28/16 at 7:16 PM | Daniella Whyte

Gazing Upward (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 30)

Psalm 25:15 (NLT)
My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.

Have you ever tried to play double dutch with friends in perfect straight sets? It looks fun and simple, but it’s not as easy as you might think. When attempting to play double dutch, most people keep their eyes on their feet only. Instead, one should focus on the direction of the rope and trust your feet to sync to the rhythm of the rope. Whenever someone faces this challenge with their eyes down, you can be sure that sooner or later they will get entangled in the ropes.

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Posted 9/20/16 at 2:15 PM | Daniella Whyte

Live by Believing (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 29)

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
For we live by believing and not by seeing.

Every day we encounter is filled with unknowns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We are not told how our lives will be or end up when we are born. Even though we’d like to think there is, God does not offer a crystal ball for us to look into the future. We like to be sure of results and outcomes before we take risks. But nothing at all is certain.

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Posted 9/14/16 at 9:54 PM | Daniella Whyte

Fervent and Frequent Prayer (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 28)

Psalm 55:16 (NLT)
But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.

When was the last time you called on God? Was it when you were in trouble? Or was it when you had a difficult, life-altering decision to make and used Him as a last resort? How long ago? Weeks? Months? Years? Did He answer? Did you receive a solution to your problem or a comfort for your grief or instructions to follow on your decision? Did you continue to call on God after He answered? FULL POST

Posted 9/9/16 at 11:27 AM | June Samuel

Stay Focus

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The Lord Jesus told the church at Smyrna, “the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested” Revelation 2:10. Look at who is throwing them into prison. The devil. When we are persecuted, we are to take our eyes off of the persecutors, and place them on our Lord Jesus. For our persecutor is Satan.
We aught not to become caught up in demonizing the carrier of the persecution. Instead pray for the carriers that God will release them from the power of Satan. Let us look unto the Lord Jesus Christ, who is The First and The Last. Let us not expend time and energy on the distractors. Let us stay strong in the Lord.
The devil wants to destroy our testimony for the Lord Jesus. The devil will also try to handicap us from serving the Lord. This is why we are to pray for preachers, teachers and all who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ . Satan will try his best to bring everyone of us down; or to incapacitate us in any form he can. Thank God. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world . Amen!!
Revelation 2:13 reads: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My Name, and did not deny My faith….”. Our faith is Jesus’ faith. This is one of the weapons in the believer’s arsenal - our faith. Our faith in who Jesus is. Our faith in what He has done – our redemption, His victory over sin, death, the grave and hell. Our Lord Jesus has overcome the world.
Prayer is also one of the weapons God has given us. We should use it much more than we do. Prayer can be used as a covert weapon. Our Lord told us go into our closet, shut the door and pray. Our Father who hears in secret will reward us openly. Our Lord Jesus also advises us to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. What a contrast! Think on it – the ways of a serpent or snake and the ways of a dove. Let us use wisdom – God’s wisdom. Let us be harmless.

Posted 9/7/16 at 10:48 PM | Daniella Whyte

Deep and Great (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 27)


Psalm 147:5 (NLT)

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!

God knows everything. The depth and length of His knowledge is incomprehensible. His strength and power is evident in the earth and is abundantly majestic. He is aware of everything about His earth and His people even into every detail of our future. He is great and there is no one like Him.

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Posted 9/3/16 at 8:04 PM | Daniella Whyte

The Highest Honor (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 26)

James 4:10 (NLT)
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Humility is tranquility of spirit, quietness of heart, the deepest honor, and an attainable goal. It is a place of total dependence on and trust in God. We honor God with an attitude of meekness and an understanding that everything we could want or need must come from Him. Humility is an honor for those who embrace it and seek after it because it is where God pulls out His choicest servants. FULL POST

Posted 8/26/16 at 6:15 AM | June Samuel

Buy the Truth - Do not Sell It

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Proverbs 23:23 tells us.
Buy the truth - acquire the truth through sacrifice.

"What is truth?" Pilate rhetorically asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John 18:38. The Lord Jesus answered that question in his prayer to our Father. "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth." John 17:17. Earlier this summer I was speaking to a young man. He was trying to persuade me that my truth may not be the same as another one’s truth. How many truths are there as many as there are people? I told him there is only One truth – God’s Word. Hopefully he was persuaded.

To acquire the truth, we have to pray to the Father, read the Word of God and meditate therein. The Holy Spirit will enlighten our understanding. We buy the truth when we give of our time by purposefully pursuing the truth of God in His word. We have to purpose in our heart to meditate in the word of God. We must devote a period of time each day to pray, read and meditate in the word.

Acquiring the truth is costly. God's truth changes our lives and many times we do not want to change our lives or our lifestyles. James 1:25 reads: But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
There is no secret code needed in order to learn the truth in God's word. The Holy Spirit of God enlightens our understanding with the truth of God's Word. FULL POST

Posted 8/26/16 at 12:31 AM | Daniella Whyte

Love Now (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 25)

Galatians 5:14 (NLT)
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Learning to love isn’t easy, but it is necessary to learn the lesson of love. Love is the language that all of humanity speaks. We may not be able to understand each other’s language or culture, but there are few people who do not understand love. FULL POST

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