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Flying High, Falling Flat - #5997
Every time God does something good in your life, the devil is there with some cheap shot he wants to use to rob you of the joy of what God has done. Don't fall for it. It's like you've just won the Super Bowl, you're walking off the field, and your defeated opponent says, "I'll make you pay for this." And he gives you a bloody nose. Yes, he hurt you a little, but he can't change the outcome. You still won, and nothing he can do can change the victory.
The Fire is Not in the Fireworks - #6718
As you read about the people God uses in the Bible, there's a surprising reality. God usually does His most special things through people who have touched Him in the quiet: no band, no speaker, no choir, no excited crowd, no fireworks. The voice of God is more often in the silence than in the spectacular; in the solo times more than in the multitude.
How to Have Everything You Need When You Need It - #6104
How will He supply what you need? Oh, He has so many ways, but you can be sure that, as in Elijah's time of need, God has "ordered His ravens" to deliver it. And when will you have it? You can be sure you'll have everything you need on the day you need it. Until then, your assignment is clear - be where God wants you to be, doing what God wants you to do that day.
The Problem with Looking at Yourself - #6070
Self-pity, self-centeredness, self-promoting, self-reliance, the harder it gets, the more that self stuff starts to take over, and the more out of control we become. If you've been looking at yourself too much, don't you think it's time to fly to a higher place where you can get your perspective back; to refocus your eyes away from your great load and back to your great Lord?
Rain When There Are No Clouds - #2506
Here's the question: Will you trust your Heavenly Father so completely that you will hear the sound of a heavy rain when there's no cloud the rain could come from? Well, then grab your umbrella! What you see isn't what you're going to get! The downpour is on its way.
The Name That Says It All - #5908
There's no other kind of relationship with Jesus that will get you to heaven; not Jesus as your teacher, not Jesus as your religion, not Jesus as your belief. It has to be Jesus as your rescuer from your sin. If you've never really thrown your arms around God's rescuer and said, "Save me, Lord," don't wait another day to do that.
How to Get the Rest of the Story - #5907
Here's what Solomon shows us as the steps to getting God's wisdom. First, you humbly admit your ignorance and your powerlessness even if you're number one where you are. Secondly, you acknowledge, as Solomon did, that everything and everyone in this situation is God's, "I'm Your servant"...these are "Your people." Thirdly, desperately seek His wisdom. When you do, God will give you breakthrough insight into that situation, into that person.
The Problem with Looking at Yourself - #5821
Self-pity, self-centeredness, self-promoting, self-reliance - see, the harder it gets, the more that "self" stuff starts to take over and the more out of control we become. If you've been looking at yourself too much, it's time to fly to a higher place where you can get your perspective back, and that means refocusing your eyes away from your great load and back to your great Lord.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Have Everything You Need When You Need it - #4546
The strength you need, the provision you need, the grace you need, the answers you need, the help you need, and the encouragement you need - He's going to send what you need on the day you need it and not a day earlier. So when you get all worried and fearful about what's beyond today, you're running ahead of your supply lines. Because you don't have tomorrow's "bread," tomorrow's strength or tomorrow's grace until that day comes. So you're trying to carry tomorrow's burden with today's grace, and you're going to stumble.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Big Game And The Big Letdown - #4391
It doesn't just happen in sports - it's happened to most of us who are trying to follow Jesus Christ. Take the prophet Elijah, for example. For him, the Big Game was at a place called Mt. Carmel where he challenged 450 false prophets of Baal to the ultimate showdown - whose God would send fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice on the altar?