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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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

anger vs. love

Anger is easy.
Love is always worth the effort.

"Love is...
not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs."

1 Corinthians 13:4a,5b

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Is anything too difficult for God?
No. Not one thing.

Jesus looked at them and said,
"With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible."

Jesus looked at them and said,
"With man this is impossible, but not with God;
all things are possible with God."

"For nothing is impossible with God."

Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27, Luke 1:37 NIV

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We are most content,
when we keep in step with God,
rather than trying to keep up
with someone else.

"The steps of a man
are established by the Lord,
when he delights in his way."
Psalm 37:23 ESV

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Out of all the people in the world,
God recognizes your voice.

"In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice;
my cry came before Him, into His ears."
Psalm 18:6 NIV

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

May our celebrations begin, middle, and end
with Jesus our Savior.

"And the angel said to them,
'Fear not, for behold,
I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all people.
For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.'"
Luke 2:10-11 ESV

Friday, December 23, 2011

searching for happiness

After all our searching elsewhere, we will find,
no happiness compares with the joy
that is ours in Christ.

"Rejoice in the Lord always.
I will say it again: Rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4 NIV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

can't sleep?

Sleepless nights can be very beneficial.

"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me."
Psalm 16:7 NIV

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

on value

The value of an item is determined
by the price a person will pay for it.
Imagine how much God values you.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas joy

the joy of Christmas.

"Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
and even though you do not see Him now,
you believe in Him and are filled with
an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are receiving the goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:8-9 NIV

Monday, December 19, 2011

don't give up

There are times when we don't know
if the thing we desire and are praying for
is part of God's plan--
so we keep on praying until we do.

"Then Jesus told His disciples a parable
to show them that they should always pray
and not give up."
Luke 18:1 NIV

Saturday, December 17, 2011

God with us

Courage happens when we realize,
not only are we with God,
but God is with us!

"When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
when you walk through fire
you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior...
Fear not, for I am with you."
Isaiah 43:2-3a, 5a ESV

Friday, December 16, 2011

no fear

Fearlessness has always been a requirement
for the followers of Christ.

"Be strong and courageous.
Do not fear or be in dread of them,
for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.
He will not leave you or forsake you.
It is the Lord who goes before you.
He will be with you,
He will not leave you or forsake you.
Do not fear or be dismayed."
Deuteronomy 31:6, 8 ESV

Thursday, December 15, 2011

prayer work

When someone asks us to pray,
God is already at work,
and for some wonderful mysterious reason
He is letting us in on His labors.

"Continue steadfastly in prayer,
being watchful in it with thanksgiving."
Colossians 4:2 ESV

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

darkness & dawn

No matter how dark the day,
God promises a brighter tomorrow.

"The path of the righteous
is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter
till the full light of day."
Proverbs 4:18 NIV

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

still watching

God still watches over His children--
every moment of every day.

"The Lord your God has blessed you
in all the work of your hands.
He has watched over your journey
through this vast desert.
These forty years the Lord your God
has been with you,
and you have not lacked anything."
Deuteronomy 2:7 NIV

Monday, December 12, 2011

the path

God has a unique path marked out
for each one of us;
comparisons are not beneficial.

When Peter saw (John), he asked,
"Lord, what about him?"
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive
until I return, what is that to you? You follow me."
John 21:21-22 NIV

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Faith sees God.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see.
And without faith it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who comes to Him
must believe that He exists and that He
rewards those who earnestly seek Him."
Hebrews 11:1, 6 NIV

Friday, December 9, 2011


Thankfulness paves the way
to everything that matters.

"He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me,
and he prepares the way
so that I may show him
the salvation of God."
Psalm 50:23 NIV

Thursday, December 8, 2011

longings & Jesus

Every Christmas longing
is met in the One whose birth we celebrate--
Jesus our Savior!

"And the angel said to them,
'Fear not, for behold,
I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all people.
For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.'"
Luke 2:10-11 ESV

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

wisdom of thankfulness

Wise people are thankful people.

"Be careful, then, how you live--
not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity...
always giving thanks
to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Ephesians 5:15-16, 20 NIV

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

on our value

We can trust the One
who ordains every detail,
and determines every step.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
And not one of them will fall to the ground
apart from your Father.
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not, therefore; you are of more value
than many sparrows."
Matthew 10:29-31 ESV

Monday, December 5, 2011

new mercy

God doesn't expect us to survive
on yesterday's blessings;
He showers us with new mercies
every single day.

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

Friday, December 2, 2011

satisfaction guaranteed

It's not our responsibility
to help people find fulfillment apart from God;
the best we can do
is point them to the source of ours.

"Because Your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify You.
My soul will be satisfied
as with the richest of foods."
Psalm 63:3, 5a NIV

Thursday, December 1, 2011

bye-bye blues

One day depression will vanish;
sadness will be unheard of
in the hearts of the children of God.

"But only the redeemed will walk there,
and the ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
Isaiah 35:9b-10 NIV