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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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

on prayer

Perhaps the best outcome of prayer
is getting to know, on a more intimate level,
the One to whom we pray.

"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you."
James 4:8a ESV

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

truth leads

In the Bible we find truths
that lead us straight to
the arms of God.

"Send out Your light and Your truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me to Your holy hill
and to Your dwelling!
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy."
Psalm 43:3-4 ESV

Saturday, August 27, 2011

riding, mowing, living

Great advice for motorcycle riding,
lawn mowing, and Christian living:
Look to where you are going,
not to where you are or have been.

"But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:13-14 ESV

Friday, August 26, 2011

the impossible

The people who pleased Jesus
were the ones who asked Him to do
the humanly impossible...
and believed that He could.

"Jesus looked at them and said,
'With man this is impossible, but not with God;
all things are possible with God.'"
Mark 10:27 NIV

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

on offenses

Every offense is the perfect opportunity
to practice forgiveness.

"Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter
separates close friends."
Proverbs 17:9 ESV

Monday, August 22, 2011

the Fixer

The God who made us
is able to fix us.

"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."
Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

Saturday, August 20, 2011

practice curiosity

Curious minds want to know...
and God is happy to tell them.

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you
great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

Friday, August 19, 2011


Wisdom is a good watchdog.

"For wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,
delivering you from the way of evil,
from men of perverted speech."
Proverbs 2:10-12 ESV

Thursday, August 18, 2011

on wisdom

This is not a mystery:
God gives wisdom
because He wants
His children to be wise.

"For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright."
Proverbs 2:6-7 ESV

Monday, August 15, 2011

on prayer

If God did not enjoy answering our prayers,
He would not have told us to pray.

"The prayer of the upright pleases Him."
Proverbs 15:8b NIV

Sunday, August 14, 2011

think about it

If you think God doesn't care
about every little thing about you--
think again.

"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb."
Psalm 139:13 NIV

Saturday, August 13, 2011


God is everywhere we are.

"If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast."
Psalm 139:9-10 NIV

Friday, August 12, 2011

God with us

We may not always have
the privilege of feeling God's presence,
but we can know, without a doubt,
He is always with us.

"If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there."
Psalm 139:8 NIV

Thursday, August 11, 2011

from a distance?

God is watching us,
thankfully, not from a distance.

"Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?"
Psalm 139:7 NIV

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

blue skies

God didn't have to make the sky blue.
But aren't you glad He did?

"And God made the expanse and separated the waters
that were under the expanse from the waters
that were above the expanse. And it was so.
And God called the expanse Heaven.
And there was evening and there was morning
the second day."
Genesis 1:7-8 ESV

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

plans and promises

God makes no promise to bless a work
that has not been committed to Him...
but He often does.

"Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established."
Proverbs 16:3 ESV

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Human effort is swallowed up
in dependance on God.

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed...
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
for it is God who works in you,
both to will and to work for his good pleasure."
Philippians 2:12-13 ESV

Monday, August 1, 2011


Human merit is absent
from the Christian experience.

"When the disciples heard this,
they were greatly astonished, saying,
'Who then can be saved?'
But Jesus looked at them and said,
'With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible.'"
Matthew 19:25-26 ESV