THE CIRCLE

THE CIRCLE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Rodney “Gypsy” Smith.
Born 1860.
London.
Humble origins:
Uneducated,
Unknown,
Unfamiliar.
Unlikely candidate

Yet …
Unprecedented success.
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Preached to millions:
Powerful,
Persistent,
Passionate,
Prayerful.
Preaching,
Reaching,
Teaching
The lost
.
Revival spread,
And Gypsy led ….
The way.
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Gypsy was asked,
Secret to success.
Reflect on response.
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“Go home.
Lock yourself in your room.
Kneel down in the middle of the floor,
and with a piece of chalk
draw a circle around yourself.
There,
on your knees,
pray fervently and brokenly
that God would start a revival
within that chalk circle.”
-Gypsy Smith

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Revivals conjure up,
Mass groups,
Corporate settings,
Large volumes,
Great gatherings.
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Just a reminder:
Revivals
Begin
With
One.
Draw the circle.
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"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You."
Psalm 51:12-13