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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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

green eggs and ham

Sometimes we end up liking
the very things we have tried
for so long to avoid.

"Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."
Psalm 34:8 NIV

Friday, April 29, 2011


The Dandelion Theory:

"As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord's love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children's children."
Psalm 103:15-17 NIV

Thursday, April 28, 2011

help Lord

Healing happens here:

"God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
Luke 18:13b NIV

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


May God use our lives
to introduce His Son
to the people He created
and died for.

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors,
as though God were making His appeal through us.
We implore you on Christ's behalf:
Be reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jesus our Shepherd

May we live and pray from the perspective
that Jesus cares.

"I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life
for his sheep."
John 10:11 NIV

Monday, April 25, 2011

faith vs. feelings

We live by faith, not feelings.
Feelings are prone to lead us astray.

"For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,
a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,
just as it is written: 'The righteous will live by faith.'"
Romans 1:17 NIV

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Victory in Jesus

He is risen, indeed!

"The angel said to the women,
'Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified.
He is not here;
He is risen, just as He said.'"
Matthew 28:5 NIV

Saturday, April 23, 2011

enthralled by God

May we become less enthralled with ourselves
and more with God.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your strength."
Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

Friday, April 22, 2011

the Son of God

Jesus stayed on the cross
for the very reason
men taunted Him to come down.

Those who passed by hurled insults at Him,
shaking their heads and saying...
"Come down from the cross,
if you are the Son of God!"
Matthew 27:39-40 NIV

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jesus cares

Jesus cares. His death is proof.

Jesus was in the stern sleeping on a cushion.
The disciples woke him and said to him,
"Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"
Mark 4:38 NIV

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

life & awe

An abundant life and reverence for God
are inseparable--
neither comes naturally,
both are worth the effort.

"My covenant was with him,
a covenant of life and peace,
and I gave them to him;
this called for reverence
and he revered me
and stood in awe of my name."
Malachi 2:5 NIV

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


What if, at the end of our lives,
we find that our only accomplishments
are those things over which we have prayed.

"And it came to pass, that,
as He was praying in a certain place,
when He ceased,
one of His disciples said unto Him,
Lord, teach us to pray,
as John also taught His disciples."
Luke 11:1 KJV

Monday, April 18, 2011


May our dependance on God
be an everyday experience.

"Give us this day our daily bread."
Matthew 6:11 KJV

Sunday, April 17, 2011

best work

Sometimes our best work is done
on our knees.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone.
This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
who wants all men to be saved
and come to the knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:1, 3-4 NIV

Saturday, April 16, 2011

just trust Him

Sometimes our best prayers are said without words.

"In quietness and trust is your strength."
Isaiah 30:15 NIV

Friday, April 15, 2011


Sometimes our faith and our feelings
just have to battle it out.

"The weapons we fight with
are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power
to demolish strongholds.
We demolish arguments and every pretension
that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV

Thursday, April 14, 2011

big pic

Faith sees the big picture.

"And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love Him,
who have been called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28 NIV

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

focus & delight

May our minds always delight in,
and be focussed on,
the good things.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable--
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--
think on such things."
Philippians 4:8 NIV

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

cheer up

Put your smile on.

"The cheerful heart is a continual feast."
Proverbs 15:15b NIV

Monday, April 11, 2011


Imagine popcorn, pretzels, the ocean! with no salt.

"You are the salt of the earth."
Matthew 5:13

Sunday, April 10, 2011

contrition & our hope

May contrition for our sins always draw us nearer
to the One who died because of them.

"For this is what the high and lofty One says--
He who lives forever, whose name is holy:
'I live in a high and holy place,
but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and to revive the heart of the contrite.'"
Isaiah 57:15 NIV

Saturday, April 9, 2011

sure defense

When confusion and doubt whirl around us,
may this be our defense:

"As for me, I trust in You."
Psalm 55:23

Friday, April 8, 2011

a friend

There is a friend we can tell all of our troubles.

"Cast your cares on the Lord
and He will sustain you;
He will never let the righteous fall."
Psalm 55:22 NIV

Thursday, April 7, 2011


When our world takes a tumble,
may we find comfort and courage in this:
Our God is good at saving and keeping His own.

"He holds victory in store for the upright,
He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for He guards the course of the just
and protects the way of His faithful ones."
Proverbs 2:7-8 NIV

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

tried & true

Our hope stands secure in the tried and true.

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

His Word

Since God has promised to use His Word,
may we always choose His Word
above all others.

"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 NIV

Monday, April 4, 2011


May our desires be for the things
that God desires of us.

"For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings."
Hosea 6:6 ESV

Sunday, April 3, 2011


May we become people
worthy of imitation.

"We do not want you to become lazy,
but to imitate those who through faith and patience
inherit what has been promised."
Hebrews 6:12 NIV

Saturday, April 2, 2011

carry me

May each and every struggle
send us straight to the arms
of the One who can carry us through.

"He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart."
Isaiah 40:11 NIV

Friday, April 1, 2011

Father knows best

May we be blessed with the assurance
that our Father knows best,
when our prayers seem to go unanswered.

"Oh, the depth of the riches
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments,
and His paths beyond tracing out!"
Romans 11:33 NIV