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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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Fortunately for us, God is bigger than we think.

"'To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?' says the Holy One.
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of His great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing."
Isaiah 40:25-26 NIV

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

on burdens

There is a peace that comes after
we surrender our burdens to God,
and trust that He is able to carry them
without our help.

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

on throwing

We can trust God to catch and carry our burdens.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you."
1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Monday, September 26, 2011

on knowing God

God gives us a desire to know Him,
and then He makes Himself known.

"You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart.
I will be found by you," declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:13-14 NIV

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jesus lives

Jesus lives for you--
every moment of every day.

"He is able to save to the uttermost
those who draw near to God through Him,
since He always lives
to make intercession for them."
Hebrews 7:25 ESV

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jesus & me

Jesus goes with us every time we pray.
Imagine the joy of the Father
when He sees you coming
with the Son He loves.

"For there is one God,
and there is one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself as a ransom for all."
1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

wasted days?

When days seem wasted,
and weeks drag on like detours,
we can trust God and know
He is directing each step.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Psalm 16:11

We, who experience little joy in God's presence,
simply need to become better acquainted with Him.

"You make known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness of joy;
at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalm 16:11 ESV

Monday, September 19, 2011

God cares

God has always been faithful to care for His own;
He will not change that now.

"I was young and now am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread."
Psalm 37:25 NIV

Friday, September 16, 2011


Every question about a believer's destiny
is answered with one word: Jesus.

"For God so loved the world
that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 NIV

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


If works were necessary for our salvation,
God would have told us.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Jesus can get us out of
the trouble we get ourselves into.

"I confess my iniquity;
I am troubled by my sin.
Come quickly to help me,
O Lord my Savior."
Psalm 38:18, 22 NIV

Monday, September 12, 2011

can't do both

We can try to carry our burdens,
or we can give them to God.

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens."
Psalm 68:19 NIV

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the greatest one

In our struggle with life and sin
and so many imperfections,
sometimes it helps to focus
on keeping just one commandment,
the greatest one: Love God.

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment."
Matthew 22:37 NIV

Friday, September 2, 2011


Faith is...
trusting God to be at work.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see."
Hebrews 11:1 ESV

Thursday, September 1, 2011

commandment #5

When we honor our parents, we bless them,
and God promises to bless us.
Perhaps God is the originator
of rewarding children for good behavior.

"Honor your father and mother"
(this is the first commandment with a promise),
"that it may go well with you
and that you may live long in the land."
Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV
Also Exodus 20:12