All you need is one minute with God for things to be different. To get that minute, however, it may take you days, weeks, or even months. Don’t be discouraged, though. You may read “days, weeks, or even months” and think to yourself, “How can one minute seem to take so long?” I encourage you to trust God’s timing. Trust His ability to divinely orchestrate your one-minute encounter so that it comes at the exact time and precise moment when you need it. He’s never early and He’s never late. Remember, He will bring that one minute at just the right time.

And when that minute comes— that moment when God shows up with His presence and glory— things change forever. Once you encounter God alone, in that moment the Holy Spirit comes and brings healing, visions, deliverance, or whatever you may need that can only be found in His presence. Like the apostle Paul before us, the course of our lives can change in just one minute with God. Let me explain how these one-minute encounters with God were ignited in my own life.

I never expected to get saved that Sunday. I had tried church before, but truthfully my life at that point was so messed up that church was not even on my agenda. The only reason I ended up there was because of my love for Cheryl, the girl who would later become my wife. They say love is blind; she could have led me anywhere at this point in our relationship and I would have gladly followed. She personally knew God and His saving power. She had experienced it for herself. From her point of view, she also knew that underneath all my mess there was a miracle waiting to be birthed. Her job assignment was to get me to church. We cannot make or force a one-minute-with-God encounter.

However, we can position ourselves (and sometimes even help position others) to be in the right place at the right time for a destiny-defining moment.

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