Category Archives: Daily Minute

we need help

We can and must depend on God to forgive our sins and to keep us from sinning. Who can discern his errors?  Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  Keep back your servant also  from presumptuous sins;  let them not have … Continue reading

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tell the children

Ours is the joy of telling children about the wonderful works of God. If we tell them properly, the experience is delightful for everyone involved. We will not hide them from their children,  but tell to the coming generation  the glorious deeds … Continue reading

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numbered and counted

God numbers each hair on your head and counts every tear that you shed. You have kept count of my tossings;  put my tears in your bottle.  Are they not in your book?  Psalm 56:8 ESV

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still saved

We are still saved because Jesus still lives and intercedes for us. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost  those who draw near to God through him,  since he always lives to make intercession for them.  Hebrews 7:25 … Continue reading

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works of grace

We are chosen, blameless, loved and predestined, adopted, blessed, and saved… by grace alone. For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, … Continue reading

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God, our strength

When necessary, God fights for His people; He always has and always will. The LORD is a man of war;  the LORD is his name.  Exodus 15:3 ESV

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falling in love again

It’s as though God falls in love with us anew every morning. The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end;  they are new every morning;  great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

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Merry Christmas

May your delight this Christmas be in the One who came to give us hope beyond the grave. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have … Continue reading

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on loving God’s Word

May God’s Word be for us as endearing as a handwritten letter from a dear friend. But his delight is in the law of the LORD,  and on his law he meditates day and night.  Psalm 1:2 ESV “Our Bible … Continue reading

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prayer

Perhaps one day we will see that we accomplished more during our time in prayer than we did with every other effort. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16 ESV  

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most important 5 Ws and 1 H

If not God, who will we serve? “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve.” If not for God, what hope do we have? Remember that you were at … Continue reading

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remember and rejoice

When we fail, Christ prevails. We are freely forgiven, and God remembers our sin no more. However, try as we might to forget, our sins are ever before us. In times of regret, it’s good to know God lives with … Continue reading

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one brief life

The span of a person’s life is as minutes gone by to God, a few hours at most. What is seventy or eighty years compared to eternity? Even so, we matter to Him, every little detail matters. David said: “Behold, … Continue reading

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it’s good parenting

Just as a good parent keeps an eye on his children, to provide for and protect, so God keeps an eye on His children, for the same reasons. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,  … Continue reading

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one of my favorite quotes

“Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up … Continue reading

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the best thing

If you could ask God for one thing… One thing have I asked of the LORD,  that will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD  all the days of my life,  to gaze upon … Continue reading

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Great American Eclipse: Is it a warning?

Here’s why I don’t think the eclipse is a warning from God: 1. God ordained that men would be warned by His Word (see Psalm 19:7-11). 2. God ordained that men would be warned by the lives and testimony of … Continue reading

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I stand amazed

Lord God, You are too much for my mind to comprehend; You are beyond my understanding. Thoughts of You, at times, overwhelm me, and I wonder–How can this be? I pray that You would not allow me to become doubtful, … Continue reading

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what to wear

Shout for joy, give thanks, and sing! Praise the Lord– it suits you. Praise befits the upright.  Psalm 33:1b ESV Also: Psalm 33:1-5

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real beauty

May God grant us grace to see hidden beauty as most desirable. …but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart  with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,  which in God’s sight is very precious.  … Continue reading

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