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Posted 12/21/16 at 4:07 PM | Daniella Whyte

Love God, Love People (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 41)

Luke 16:10 (NLT)
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.

Many big things in our world are made up of very tiny objects. Think about the ocean for a minute. What is the ocean made of? It’s made up of little drops of water that follow from really tiny molecules. You can’t see the molecules or every individual drop of water. But we can see the huge body of water. Without the little drops of water and tiny molecules, there would be no ocean.

In life, it is the same way. Our lives are made up of big moments and small ones. But it’s mostly made up of numerous small moments that lead to big moments. All big things are made up of little things and if we are not careful we can miss those blessings that are derived from these small things. God wants us to be faithful in the small things. It is the small things that really count. FULL POST

Posted 12/16/16 at 6:04 AM | June Samuel

The Word of God - The Bible

I am meditating in the Book of Revelations and I am currently reading in chapter 3. As I read the various statements our Lord Jesus made to the seven churches, I wondered what He would say about my church that I attend. If I were brave I would ask. Then, who am I that the Lord Jesus would entrust His message about my church to me? I can ask Him about myself. How am I doing?

I have noticed that the Lord Jesus made pronouncements of Himself to each church as they were related to the needs of the church. He stated who He is, signifying He knows the issues and He is capable of correcting each one.

He started with the church at Ephesus. The Lord Jesus said, “These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:” The Lord Jesus is saying He holds the seven angels of the seven churches (ch 1:20) in His right hand. His right denotes strength. He walks among the seven churches. In other words, He is seeing all that is going on in the churches. He is observing the happenings, the activities in the churches, and He is looking closely at the hearts of the individuals which make up each church. When He speaks, He knows about what He is talking. He is speaking from firsthand knowledge – what He has observed, seen and heard in the churches. I am sure the Lord is doing the same today – walking amongst the churches (the church gatherings). FULL POST

Posted 12/16/16 at 2:51 AM | Daniella Whyte

Faithful In Little Things (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 40)

Luke 16:10 (NLT)
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.

Many big things in our world are made up of very tiny objects. Think about the ocean for a minute. What is the ocean made of? It’s made up of little drops of water that follow from really tiny molecules. You can’t see the molecules or every individual drop of water. But we can see the huge body of water. Without the little drops of water and tiny molecules, there would be no ocean.

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Posted 12/7/16 at 6:12 PM | Daniella Whyte

What We Lack in Understanding, We Make Up in Trust (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 39)

Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT)
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

Wouldn’t be great to know the reason behind every event, every circumstance, every crisis, every test, and every mistake? To be able to consider the why of something is one of the greatest tasks ever set before the human mind. Researchers, thinkers, and philosophers are often consumed with the reason behind a certain thing or idea that produces situations that are both good and bad.

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Posted 12/2/16 at 9:38 PM | Daniella Whyte

Refuse to Worry (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 38)

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Most of what we think about, we worry about. Much of the stress we encounter in life does not come from being overworked, overwhelmed, or overloaded, but from being over-worried. God tells us very simply not to worry. Instead, He commands us to pray and praise.

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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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