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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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


If you aren't as close to God as you once were--

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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2 gates

Are you up to the challenge?

"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide
and the way is easy that leads to destruction,
and those who enter by it are many.
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard
that leads to life, and those who find it are few."
Matthew 7:13-14 ESV

Friday, January 28, 2011

secret to success

The secret to your success:

"Do not let this Book of the Law
depart from your mouth;
meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful
to do everything written in it.
Then you will be prosperous and successful."
Joshua 1:8 NIV

Thursday, January 27, 2011

be new

Just be yournewself.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1st & 2nd step

The first step in coming to God
is acknowledging what you deserve.
The second step is believing you won't get it
--thanks to Jesus.

"For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23 NIV

Monday, January 24, 2011

this is prayer

God invites you to talk with Him
about the things He has planned
and will surely bring about--
this is prayer.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--
we know that we have what we asked of him."
1 John 5:14-15 NIV

Sunday, January 23, 2011

because God is your God

You'll be fine.

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Isaiah 43:1b-3a NIV

Saturday, January 22, 2011

on God's patience

God is patient, not indifferent.

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,
as some understand slowness.
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,
but everyone to come to repentance.
Bear in mind that our Lord's patience
means salvation."
2 Peter 3:9, 15a NIV

Thursday, January 20, 2011

stand for it

Stand for excellence.

"And it is my prayer that your love
may abound more and more,
with knowledge and all discernment,
so that you may approve what is excellent,
and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ."
Philippians 1:9-10 ESV

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Suck it up, Sister!

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever
you face trials of many kinds, because you know
that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you
may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
James 1:2-4 NIV

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Zip it.

"My dear brothers, take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry."
James 1:19 NIV

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Everything begins with God.

"In the beginning God..."
Genesis 1:1

Saturday, January 15, 2011

no regrets

Apart from repentance, there is no salvation.

"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation
and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."
2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV

Friday, January 14, 2011


Walk this way.

"This is what the Lord says:
'Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.'"
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Don't dim your light. Shine.

"Do everything without complaining or arguing,
so that you may become blameless and pure,
children of God without fault
in a crooked and depraved generation,
in which you shine like stars in the universe
as you hold out the word of life."
Philippians 2:14-16 NIV

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


You can make a difference. Smile.

"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones."
Proverbs 15:30 NIV

Monday, January 10, 2011

go on

Go with God.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified
because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

Friday, January 7, 2011

no barriers

No one lives outside the realm of God's grace.

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations."
Matthew 28:19 NIV

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


One day... heaven.

"In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will
guide them to your holy dwelling."
Exodus 15:13 NIV

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

gear up

Got problems? Gear up.

"Put on the full armor of God
so that you can take your stand
against the devil's schemes."
Ephesians 6:11 NIV

Monday, January 3, 2011

people and problems

People are not the problem.

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil
in the heavenly realms."
Ephesians 6:12 NIV

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jesus saves

Only One can save from the consequence of sin.

"She will give birth to a son,
and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21 NIV

Saturday, January 1, 2011

God's friend

Live every day in the circle of God's friendship.

"I no longer call you servants,
because a servant does not know his master's business.
Instead, I have called you friends, for everything
that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
John 15:15 NIV