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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.

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