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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Survive When Everything's Coming Down - #4816
The blast that changes everything can be a financial one, or a medical one when a doctor's diagnosis hits like a bomb. It is in those moments that we look for something to hold onto, something that can withstand what has rocked our life. And it is in moments like these that many of us have finally run to The Survivor Tree - the cross where Jesus died for us, where we can experience the "never leave you" love of Almighty God.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Heightened Alert - #4126
In other words, when it comes to your very real spiritual enemy who would love to bring you down, be alert - and be defiant. Years ago, C. S. Lewis suggested that there are two extremes when it comes to our attitude toward the devil - ignoring him or being too curious about him. Lewis suggested that either attitude is one that your enemy can find very useful. Ignorance allows the devil to have his way in your life because you don't realize who's doing it or how he works. But, undue curiosity about the devil gives him a means of actually drawing you in his direction.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How You Treat a Treasure - #4138
There's another handoff taking place at a wedding besides a Dad giving his daughter to her new husband. You can't see it, but God is entrusting this woman He made into that man's hands, as well. In fact, the Bible says that "the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth" - and it goes on to make clear that He cares very much about how you treat the treasure He's given you. He doesn't want the "Stradivarius" He created to end up in the hands of a gorilla!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Breathing the Air Your Child Needs - #4144
When it's crunch time on an airplane flight, you have to first get for yourself the oxygen you need as a parent, then you can give your son or daughter what they need. In these increasingly challenging days for parents and dangerous days for our kids, we have to breathe deeply what our children need so we can pass it on to them.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Giving Out Goodies - #4157
Those parade folks indiscriminately tossing out goodies to everyone around is actually a wonderful picture of how you and I are supposed to be living as Jesus' personal ambassadors to our personal world. Of course, it's not candy we're supposed to be giving out. It's something sweet, but it's something much more healthy.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Girl Watching - God is Watching #4186
It's actually a message the Creator of women would more than agree with. A woman is depersonalized, sexualized, trivialized by the way many men look at them - and she's the creation of a holy God; a Father in heaven. And you know how fierce a father is about protecting His daughter!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What the Lion is Waiting For - #4869
Satan is a spiritual predator who stalks the children of God. He hates God, and he hates you because you were made in God's image. And like a big cat, he is looking for an opportunity to pounce on you and bring you down.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Home Is Better Than a Hotel - #8077
See, if you belong to Jesus, where you live now is just Hotel Earth. We’re just passing through on our way to home—which is with God in heaven. Man, does this change your priorities!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Never Forget Who You're Fighting - #4172
Actually, that's an important secret of spiritual victory, too - never forgetting who your real enemy is. That's why the Bible warns us to be alert because "your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8) We're told to "take your stand against the devil's schemes" because "our struggle is not against flesh and blood." (Ephesians 6:11-12) Now, it's easy to fall into thinking that we're fighting just people or problems or obstacles, but we need to keep our real enemy in front of us.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Burdens That Could Crush You - #4904
If you belong to Jesus Christ, you have a God who does for you what that driver did for those horses. He holds back the load you could not bear. Now you may be carrying a very heavy load right now - and you may even be wondering about the accuracy of what I said. Be assured that He knows how much weight will make you stronger - and He'll allow that much in your life. But He also knows when it's weight that would crush you - and that's when He puts on the brakes.