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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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

on greatness

The greater the God,
the more confident His people can be.

"With Your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect."
2 Samuel 22:30, 31-32 NIV

Friday, October 28, 2011


Great news for believers!
There is only one sin God will not forgive--

"See to it, brothers, that none of you
has a sinful, unbelieving heart
that turns away from the living God."
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved."
Hebrews 3:12, Acts 16:31 NIV

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Micah 6:8

Every struggle, every heartache,
everything we hope for or dream of,
every ambition and all of our efforts,
lead to the same end--
an awareness that we need more
than this world has to offer.

"He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8 NIV

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The happiest people are those who know
they can stand before God--

"Blessed are they
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin
the Lord will never count against him."
Romans 4:7-8 NIV

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

moving day

We can trust God to keep us moving
in the right direction.

"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

Monday, October 24, 2011

be thrilled

We are not as thrilled with God
as He is thrilling.

"Great is the Lord
and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
For from Him
and through Him
and to Him
are all things.
To Him be glory forever!"
Psalm 145:3, Romans 11:36 NIV

Friday, October 21, 2011

Abba, Daddy

When we pray,
we are speaking to
our loving Father,
not a distant Being
who cares nothing about us.

"And because you are sons,
God has sent the Spirit of his Son
into our hearts,
crying, 'Abba! Father!'"
Galatians 4:6 ESV

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Acquaintances come and go,
friends are forgotten,
but family--
is forever!

"[Jesus] replied to him, 'Who is my mother,
and who are my brothers?'
Pointing to his disciples, he said,
'Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven
is my brother and sister and mother.'"

"For those God foreknew he also predestined
to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."

Matthew 12:48-49, Romans 8:29 NIV

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

even sin

God is so absolutely sovereign
that even sin
provides fuel for the fire
of our passion for Him.

"But where sin increased,
grace increased all the more,
so that, just as sin reigned in death,
so also grace might reign through righteousness
to bring eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 5:20-21 NIV

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

watching and listening

Our prayers get God's attention, every time,
because He always listens for them.

"The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are attentive to their cry."
Psalm 34:15 NIV

Monday, October 17, 2011

He's mine

We can claim God as our own--
our very own God.

"The Lord is my Shepherd."
Psalm 23:1

Friday, October 14, 2011

why pray

Prayer makes us feel so much better,
but that's not why we pray;
we pray because our God listens.

"The righteous cry out,
and the Lord hears them;
He delivers them from all their troubles."
Psalm 34:17 NIV

Thursday, October 13, 2011

no way out

Once we are in Christ,
there is no way out of Him.

"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
no one can snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all;
no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.
I and the Father are one."
John 10:28-30 NIV

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Every time we pray,
God gives us His full attention;
He showers us with peace,
every time we give Him ours.

"You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you."
Isaiah 26:3 ESV

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

need cheering?

God is the best cheerer-upper!

"When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul."
Psalm 94:19 NIV

Monday, October 10, 2011

the gospel

In church history, one event, one sacrifice,
one monumental miscarriage of justice
changed everything.
And now we can be forever safe,
because Jesus died for our sins.

"For He bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved."
Isaiah 53:12b, Joel 2:32 NIV

Friday, October 7, 2011

His way and mine

Worry is evidence that we do not believe
God will have His way.

"As for God, His way is perfect.
It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect."
2 Samuel 22:31, 33 NIV

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Sometimes it's best
to leave everyone else behind
and go to Jesus,
because only He has the answers
to all our questions.

"Simon Peter answered Him,
'Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.'"
John 6:68 ESV

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Bad thinking leads to bad everything else.

"May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, O Lord,
my Rock and my Redeemer."
Psalm 19:14 NIV

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

go outside

Perhaps the easiest way to get to know God
is to go outside and look around.

"The whole earth is full of His glory!"
Isaiah 6:3 ESV

Monday, October 3, 2011


We can be at peace
because our God is peaceful,
and He is in control.

"Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid."
John 14:27 NIV