DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONAL
There are some places in this world that just cause you to be awe struck when you see them. There is such a place that’s one of my favorite places to visit. I am not speaking about the Eiffel tower in Paris or the Great Wall in China. I’m talking about the small village of Kells in Northern Ireland. Every time I travel there, I take time out to visit this small village.
You may be wondering what makes Kells so significant. You’ve probably never even heard of it. Kells only has one main street and a few buildings. It’s in the middle of nowhere. That’s what’s so incredible about this small town. Over one hundred years ago, two Bible teachers were discouraged because no one seemed to be interested in studying the Scriptures. They began meeting in a schoolhouse to pray for people to come to Christ. It wasn’t long before fifty people came to Christ as a direct result of their prayers. The word began to spread across Northern Ireland about the movement of God’s Spirit. The wind of the Spirit began blowing across the nation, and it was reported that ten thousand people gathered in the botanical garden in Belfast and prayed all night.
As prayer meetings spread throughout the nation, they were followed by a great harvest of souls. Over one million people turned to Christ throughout Britain. The great pastor in London, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, said that the year was the greatest evangelistic harvest of his ministry. God shook a nation because two men in a little village prayed. That’s why it such an awesome experience every time I go to that small village. In a day of high-powered technology, I am reminded that the source of hope for our nation lies in common, everyday praying men and women. It’s not necessarily the big cities or the important people that will turn our nations around. It may be the little people who understand that they have a big God. It’s those people who understand why Zechariah asked the question “For who has despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10, NASB) It was after that question that he wrote that it’s “‘not by might nor by power but by My Spirit’ says the Lord.” Yes, it’s often the small places and unknown people that God uses to confound the wise.
Zechariah : Chapter 4
6) So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. 7) “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” 8) Then the word of the Lord came to me: 9) “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. 10) “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone[a] in the hand of Zerubbabel?”
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
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