DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONAL
As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve met three types of people. I’m not speaking about Europeans, Africans, or Asians. I’m talking about three types of people in relation to the purpose of life.
First, there are people who have no purpose. They are the most miserable of all people. They grow up, get married, find a job, have children, grow old, and eventually die — and they never had a clue why they were placed on this planet.
The second kind of person has the wrong purpose in life. I was that kind of person for the first eighteen years of my life. My goal was to make money and to exert influence. It left me empty, without meaning. This kind of person will become the most disappointed. He’s like a man with a ladder who places his ladder against a wall and climbs it as fast as he can. When he finally gets to the top, he discovers he’s put his ladder against the wrong wall. When he dies and stands before a Holy God, this person won’t be able to leverage his influence, money, or power.
The third kind of person has discovered the right purpose in life. Jesus was once asked what was the greatest commandment. He said it was to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
In 1965 when I experienced a personal faith in Jesus, I discovered the true purpose in life. I began to do what God created me to do. In my heart, I wanted to live for and worship my Savior.
Why don’t you find a quiet place today and do what you were created to do? Worship Jesus. You will discover this life of worship will bring the greatest joy and fulfillment you have ever known. You will be doing what you were created to do.
John : Chapter 10
1) “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2) The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3) The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4) When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5) But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6) Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them. 7) Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8) All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9) I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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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.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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