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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Sleepwalking Into Alligators - #4075
Now, obviously, sleepwalking can be very dangerous. You can end up where you would never go if you were wide awake. Well, that's how a lot of Jesus' followers have ended up with the spiritual alligators.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Not a Destination - #4081
f you belong to Jesus Christ, you could look around your world right now and make that same observation. "This is a nice place - but this is not a destination!" See, once you've gotten a glimpse of eternity through your relationship with Christ, earth and earth-stuff should never look the same - never mean the same. This is not where we end up.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Losing It Gradually - #4088
There's another thief who operates with that same modus operandi - Satan. He wants to steal from you your closeness to God and all the benefits that go with doing things God's way. He is, the Bible says, the "roaring lion, looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8) and the "thief" who comes "only to steal, kill and destroy." (John 10:10)
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Vacation You Can't Afford - #8063
You know it can happen in summer, or any time when your guard is down, or you’re away from people who know you, or you have more time on your hands. It’s called a spiritual vacation. It turns into a vacation from God, and maybe losing a life that matters. The most expensive vacation you’ll ever take because your enemy, the devil, never takes a vacation.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Breaking the Cycle of Pain - #5223
Someone has wisely pointed out that sin always takes you farther than you ever thought you'd go, it keeps you longer than you ever thought you'd stay, and it costs you more than you ever thought you'd pay. We really do become slaves to our sinning; whether it's a pattern of lying, of lusting, of losing it when we're angry, of living for ourselves. And there's no freedom until you first admit you're hooked; you're powerless to stop the sinning and the compounding pain that's coming from it.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Escaping the Stalker of Your Soul - #5236
The devil's plan is simple: to keep you busy with anything but Jesus. He doesn't care if it's pleasure, or religion, or work, or education, or family, or people-pleasing. All he needs to do is keep you from trusting Jesus. All he wants to do is keep you from Jesus until you breathe your last breath. Then, he'll have you where he wants you forever.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Home Keys That Make Life Make Sense - #5245
Your restlessness, loneliness, dissatisfaction with life are all pointing you to find the only starting point that makes life make sense - in a personal love relationship with Jesus Christ.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Delete Button You Can't Reach - #5281
Here's the problem. Because we live in a world where it's so easy to delete, we may start thinking we can delete things that, in fact, aren't going to go away. Like the consequences of our actions for example. The payback for the things we've done wrong. The judgment of Almighty God for making ourselves number one instead of Him. There are some things you just can't delete. Delay, maybe. Delete, never.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When Adults Should Be Babies - #3831
So how's your appetite? Can you honestly say, "I can't wait for my next time to get into God's words? I really miss it when I don't have that time?" See if your appetite for what God says is something less than strong and insistent, think about what may be affecting your appetite.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Knife and the Nails - #3839
The day you make the Savior your Savior is the day the eternal wall between you and your God comes down; then you can finally have peace. And you'll be able to give up the sin that killed Him and begin living for what He loves. Once you give yourself to the Son of God who loved you enough to take your knife, your life will never be the same.