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One Minute With God

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Imagine God draping His arm around your shoulders every morning, and then telling you one thing. What if He told you one thing, every day, that is true; one thing that could transform your outlook on life? And what if it only took Him one minute? That’s what "One Minute With God" is all about. Every verse in the Bible comes straight from the heart of God. Every passage contains God-breathed words meant to encourage His children (Romans 15:4). God promises that the time we spend in His Word will be worth our while: "As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" (Isaiah 55:10-11). How exciting! Let’s spend one minute with God together.

Monday, June 27, 2011

seek & prosper

When we do the seeking,
God is committed to doing the prospering.

" long as he sought the Lord,
God made him prosper."
2 Chronicles 26:5 ESV

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jesus' joy

When Jesus looks at me
(and each one for whom He died)
may He be overjoyed
for having made the sacrifice.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded
by so great a cloud of witnesses...
let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus,
the founder and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross."
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

new baby

God gave me a granddaughter today.

"Children are a reward from Him."
Psalm 127:3 NIV

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


People who "more than conquer"
need not fear the battle.

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No, in all these things
we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us."
Romans 8:35, 37

Monday, June 20, 2011

lead on

Being led by the Holy Spirit
begins with the realization
that if left to ourselves
we would not please God.

"For if you live according to the flesh
you will die,
but if by the Spirit
you put to death the deeds of the body,
you will live."
Romans 8:13 ESV

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

This Father is committed
to loving His children forever.
And ever!

"For I am sure that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39 ESV

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

on being wrong

If we pay close attention,
every time we are wrong,
we will learn something right.

"He who heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid."
Proverbs 10:17, 12:1 NIV

Monday, June 13, 2011

family reunion

I probably won't be attending any
birthday parties or bridal showers in heaven--
but the family reunion, my flight is already booked.
How about yours?

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,
with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel
and with the trumpet call of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left
will be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NIV

Saturday, June 11, 2011


A Christian is...
any person who loves God.

And He said to him,
"You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind."
Matthew 22:37 ESV

Friday, June 10, 2011

on security

We are safe
because God
always finishes
what He starts.

"And I am sure of this,
that He who began a good work in you
will bring it to completion
at the day of Jesus Christ."
Philippians 1:6 ESV

Thursday, June 9, 2011

false teachers

When it comes to soul satisfaction,
false teachers flunk.
Only God completely satisfies
the one who trusts in Him.

"For the fool speaks folly,
and his heart is busy with iniquity,
to practice ungodliness,
to utter error concerning the Lord,
to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied,
and to deprive the thirsty of drink."
Isaiah 32:6 ESV

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


By grace alone,
through faith alone,
to God alone be glory.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."
Ephesians 2:8 ESV

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

only Jesus

Of all the men
who ever were
or will be,
only one never sinned.

"By faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1b ESV

Saturday, June 4, 2011

kingdom resident

Lord God, please open the eyes of our hearts,
that we may see Your kingdom,
and want to live there.

"But seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness."
Matthew 6:33 ESV

Friday, June 3, 2011

your heart's desire

Dear God, please give us
the desires of Your heart.

"Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you
the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4 NIV

Thursday, June 2, 2011


There is no motivation more delightful than this:
knowing the one you are working for is watching
and pleased and taking note of every little thing
so that, in due time, he may properly reward your efforts.

"Whatever you do, work heartily,
as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord
you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
You are serving the Lord Christ."
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holy Spirit work

Jesus spoke.
Later on, the Holy Spirit
reminded the apostles
of His exact words.
We read those words in the Bible.
Then later on,
at just the right time,
He reminds us.

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
he will teach you all things
and bring to your remembrance
all that I have said to you."
John 14:26 ESV