Saturday, June 22, 2013

What could happen if ...

Revival had started to break out in the Scottish Hebrides in 1949 before Duncan Campbell arrived there. But the ladies who had prayed for revival, and a local pastor, thought Campbell was the man God could use to preach the Gospel to the wayward youth there.

Campbell declined an invitation to come and preach, citing previous commitments elsewhere.

But while waiting to speak at a conference, Campbell experienced a strong feeling that he needed to leave immediately for the Hebrides, so he got up and excused himself.

When Campbell arrived, he made his way up to the church where he discovered the cleaner going about his work.

"What's happening here?" Campbell asked.

"We have a speaker tonight," answered the cleaner.

"What is his name?" inquired Campbell.

"Duncan Campell," responded the cleaner.

"But I'm Duncan Campbell! How did you know I was coming?" he asked in amazement.

"How did you know to come?" asked the cleaner.

Campbell had yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hebrides, and by so doing, God used Him in a mighty way.

The Holy Spirit still leads the children of God. Do you hear Him? Do you listen for Him? Do you obey Him? What might God accomplish in you, and through you, if you yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life?

Scotty

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm - this is the exact same story we had preached this morning. Co-incidence? I don't think so. Thanks for the confirmation Scotty :-)

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