In a small cottage by the roadside in the village of Barvas, there lived two elderly women, Peggy and Christine Smith.
They were eighty-four and eighty-two years old. Peggy was blind and her sister was almost bent over double with arthritis. Unable to attend public worship services, their humble cottage became a sanctuary where they met with God.
One day while they were in prayer there came a promise to them: “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground.” They took this as an indicator to stand firm in faith and pleaded this in prayer day and night.
One night Peggy had a surprising supernatural revelation, a strong move of God was coming and the church of her fathers would be crowded again with young people!
She sent for the minister, the Rev. James Murray MacKay, and told him what God had shown her, asking him to call his elders and leadership together for special times of waiting upon God.
In the same district, a group of men praying in a barn, experienced a foretaste of this coming blessing.
One night as they waited upon God, a young deacon rose and read part of the twenty-fourth Psalm:
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who shall stand in His holy place?
He that hath clean hands and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord.”
Turning to the others he said: “Brethren, it seems to me to be just so much a waste to be waiting and praying as we are, if we ourselves are not rightly related to God.”
Then lifting his hands toward heaven he cried: “Oh God, are my hands clean? Is my heart pure?”
He got no further, but fell prostrate to the floor. An awareness of the intense presence God filled the barn and a stream of supernatural power was stirred in their lives.
They had moved into a new sphere of God realization, believing implicitly in the promise of a fresh, uncluttered move of God. This took place off of the west coast of Scotland is a small group of islands called the Hebrides.
Between 1949 and 1952 a wide spread move from the hand of God swept through these islands in answer to the prayers of God’s people.
Let’s us all be fervently engaging in intense prayer, regardless of what the world may say about age, ability or rank.
“For by guidance of those well seasoned with Wisdom you can wage your war, and in abundance of trained counselors there is victory,” Proverbs 24:6.
The Hebridean Revival
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the U.S.A and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.