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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, March 9, 2012

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There is absolutely
nothing we can do
to earn God's favor.
That is humbling.

"So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
Romans 9:16, Micah 6:8 ESV

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Every missed opportunity to do good
is a missed blessing for at least two people.
Let's ask God to help us seize the day--
and every good opportunity it offers.

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
Galatians 6:9-10 ESV

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Confidence is contagious, unfortunately, so is fear.
Let's spread confidence.

"Is there any man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go back to his house, lest he make the heart of his fellows melt like his own."
Deuteronomy 20:8 ESV

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

God our strength

God, Himself, with us and in us
and all around us is our strength.

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm 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...Fear not, for I am with you."
Isaiah 43:2-3, 5 ESV

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Our time on earth is but a moment,
especially when compared to eternity.
Let's honor God during our moment.

"As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life."
Psalm 103:15-16, 1 John 5:13 ESV

Friday, March 2, 2012

faith and strength

Our faith will only be as strong
as we believe our God to be.

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power.
Psalm 18:1-2, 147:5 ESV

Thursday, March 1, 2012

too much faith?

It's impossible to have too much faith in God--
but it sure would be fun to try!

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He promised.
Romans 4:20-21 NIV

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hold onto hope.

"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant
about those who fall asleep, or grieve like the
rest of men, who have no hope."
1 Thessalonians 4:13 NIV

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

let's meet up

We will meet again--
in the most amazing way!

"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV

Monday, February 27, 2012

Psalm 116:15

Many years ago,
at the funeral of my best friend's sister,
who died of cancer at the age of sixteen,
my grandma slipped me a little piece of paper.
On it she had written Psalm 116:15.
I'll never forget that verse,
or the peace it brought that day.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His saints."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

life and life

Jesus is our only and greatest hope.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me
shall never die. Do you believe this?"
John 11:25-26 ESV

Friday, February 24, 2012

key to endurance

Today's problems are more easily endured
when we remember yesterday's provision.

And the Lord said to Moses, "How long
will this people despise me? And how long
will they not believe in me, in spite of all
the signs that I have done among them?"
Numbers 14:11 ESV

Thursday, February 23, 2012

don't worry

We tend to think worrying accomplishes something,
or somehow helps our situation--it doesn't.

"And which of you by being anxious can add
a single hour to his span of life?"
Matthew 6:27 ESV

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Pride wears many disguises;
sometimes we don't even realize
when we've put one of them on.

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility
toward one another, because,
'God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.'
Humble yourselves, therefore,
under God's mighty hand,
that He may lift you up in due time."
1 Peter 5:5-6 NIV

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

on generosity

We can be generous because our God is generous.

"And my God will supply every need of yours
according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19 ESV

Monday, February 20, 2012

be happy

Worry takes the fun out of life.

"O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!"
Psalm 84:12 ESV

Friday, February 17, 2012


Heaven is better.

"But as it is, they desire a better country,
that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God
is not ashamed to be called their God,
for He has prepared for them a city."
Hebrews 11:16 ESV

Thursday, February 16, 2012

prayer first

Let's make prayer our first response, not our last;
it is the best we can do, not the least.

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings
be made for all people."
1 Timothy 2:1 ESV

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

victory lane

We strive to gain the victory
Jesus has already won on our behalf.

"Not that I have already obtained this
or am already perfect,
but I press on to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me His own."
Philippians 3:12 ESV

Saturday, February 11, 2012


If it matters to us,
we can be sure,
it matters to God.

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

weak and strong

Anything that forces us
to depend more fully on God
can't be all bad.

"Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this,
that it should leave me. But He said to me,
'My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.'
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content
with weaknesses, insults, hardships,
persecutions, and calamities.
For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:8, 9a, 10 ESV

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Let's make it our aim to trust God
at the first sign of trouble,
rather than waiting until He gets us out of it.

"When I am afraid, I will trust in You."
Psalm 56:3 NIV

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

testing God

How do we test God?
By waiting to trust Him
until He proves Himself
over and over and over again.
It's much better to trust Him,
in every situation,
right from the start.

"You shall not put
the Lord your God to the test,
as you tested Him at Massah."
They tested the Lord by saying,
"Is the Lord among us or not?"
Deuteronomy 6:16, Exodus 17:7 ESV

Monday, February 6, 2012

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sin & victory

God will give us victory over sin,
but sometimes He waits until we ask Him to.

"Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent of hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also
from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression."
Psalm 19:12-13 ESV

Friday, February 3, 2012

the supernatural life

Holy Spirit power sometimes comes as peace,
in the midst of turmoil,
joy, in the midst of heartache,
hope, in the midst of despair.
Sometimes His strength is experienced as
forgiveness, instead of anger,
love, instead of revenge,
faith, instead of giving in to all sorts of fear,
or courage to speak the truth.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses
in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth."
Acts 1:8 ESV

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

God is not wasteful

Every experience is meant
to make us more like Jesus.
Anything otherwise would be
a waste of our time, and God's.

"And we know that for those who love God
all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to His purpose.
For those whom He foreknew
He also predestined
to be conformed to the image of His Son,
in order that He might be the firstborn
among many brothers."
Romans 8:28-19 ESV

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

never alone

We are never alone, never ever alone.

"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 31:8 ESV

Friday, January 27, 2012

God's plan

There is peace in the realization
that whatever we are going through
is part of God's plan.
And He has already worked it out for our good.

"God meant it for good."
Genesis 50:20 ESV

Thursday, January 26, 2012

every place

God only puts us in places
He'd like His goodness shown.

"So...whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

this day

It's good to trust God with the future,
but He longs for us to depend on Him each day.

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

Monday, January 23, 2012


When we must choose sides,
it's wise to choose wisely.

"Who is on the Lord's side?"
Exodus 32:26 ESV

Sunday, January 22, 2012

good day

There's no doubt about it--
our best days begin with God.

"Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."
Psalm 90:14 NIV

Friday, January 20, 2012

the best life

The best life begins with prayer.

"For everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord
will be saved."
Romans 10:13 ESV

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

sin help

The One who saved us from our sins
is able to keep us from them also.

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable
to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who
in every respect has been tempted as we are,
yet without sin. Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace, that we may
receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

not for better or worse

An attitude that we are better than someone else,
could get us into all sorts of trouble.

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
Luke 18:14 ESV

Monday, January 16, 2012

stand and resist

Satan tempts us where he thinks we are weak.
Let's prove him wrong.

"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary
the devil prowls around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour. Resist him,
firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds
of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood
throughout the world. And after you have suffered
a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you
to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore,
confirm, strengthen, and establish you."
1 Peter 5:8-10 ESV

Friday, January 13, 2012

the difference

Christians are different--
the Creator of the world goes with them
everywhere they go.

"For how shall it be known that I have
found favor in your sight, I and your people?
Is it not in your going with us,
so that we are distinct, I and your people,
from every other people on the face of the earth?"
Exodus 33:16 ESV

Thursday, January 12, 2012

so many blessings

God is not obligated to bless us--
yet He does again and again and again.

"For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous;
You surround them with Your favor
as with a shield."
Psalm 5:12 NIV

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


One day we will stand before God;
let's make it our goal to see Him smile.

"We are confident, I say, and would prefer
to be away from the body
and at home with the Lord.
So we make it our goal to please Him,
whether we are at home in the body
or away from it."
2 Corinthians 5:8-9 NIV

Monday, January 9, 2012

our sorrow and His

We can trust those who weep with us.

"When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews
who had come along with her also weeping,
He was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
'Where have you laid him?' He asked.
'Come and see, Lord,' they replied. Jesus wept."
John 11:33-35 NIV

Friday, January 6, 2012

life and happiness

Jesus offers the one thing
we desire more than happiness--

"Jesus said to her,
'I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in Me will live,
even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in Me
will never die.
Do you believe this?'"
John 11:25 NIV

Thursday, January 5, 2012


We can trust God to help us,
when we have no strength left to help ourselves.

"Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak."
Isaiah 40:28a, 29 NIV

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

on sharing

The gospel has not lost its power--
so go ahead, share it.

"I am not ashamed of the gospel,
because it is the power of God
for the salvation of everyone who believes."
Romans 1:16a NIV

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

faithful God

God is faithful to keep His people faithful--
we can count on that.

"I will make an everlasting covenant with them:
I will never stop doing good to them,
and I will inspire them to fear me,
so that they will never turn away from me.
I will put my Spirit in you
and move you to follow my decrees
and be careful to keep my laws."
Jeremiah 32:40, Ezekiel 36:27 NIV