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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Wrong Person's in Front - #4372
If it's Louie's birthday (that's not the name of anyone in our family). then Max shouldn't be pushing himself in front and making himself the self-appointed star of a movie that's supposed to be about someone else. It's really not cute and it really messes up the picture. Just ask God. People have been doing that to Him for a long time.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Time to Shine - #4572
Right now God is summoning you, as unlikely and unqualified as you may feel, to get out of the shadows and onto the front lines. Someone has to take that assignment no one else is rising to. Someone needs to step up and change the atmosphere in your church, or in your school, or in your home, or where you work. Someone has to fight for your marriage. Someone has to be the one to confront what's wrong, to bring people together, to lead a prayer effort, to talk about Jesus.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Pilot, No Progress - #4631
You're over-committed. Maybe it's a hobby, maybe it's recreation, but the pilot belongs first at the controls of his or her own plane - the family. Could it be that your mate, could it be that your son or daughter, maybe they're drifting because their pilot is flying something else? Give your family your best, not your leftovers. If you will pilot your family first, God will bless you with friendly skies.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Hold Your Child - #4705
We tend to forget that a child is a trust from God; a gift He's given us to help care for, provide for, and develop. But they belong to Him, not to us. So a mom or dad who parents by God's design understands the power of these simple words: love them deeply, but hold them loosely.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Risking Everything On A Promise - #4143
As Mike told me about that potentially costly act of integrity, he referred to a Biblical promise he was counting on that day. It's our word for today from the Word of God, 1 Samuel 2:30. "Those who honor Me I will honor." Well, they honored God that day, and God wonderfully honored them as a result. Now God's honoring doesn't always happen that immediately, or always in the way we would script it, but He always keeps that promise.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Place in the Victory Parade - #4843
God considers those who fight the battle and those who support them as equal contributors and equal shareholders in the victory. In Philippians 4, Paul urged those believers to support his ministry so "my fruit will be credited to your account."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Unmovable Walls - #4152
Now, it may be that there's a wall in your life that looks like it's always going to be there. It's hard to imagine how it would ever come down. But God doesn't know anything about unmovable walls. He's been tearing them down for a long, long time!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Hitting it Head-On - #4848
Half-hearted half-steps will not meet this challenge. It’s time to do a David. Run toward that challenge, proclaiming every step of the way, "The battle is the Lord’s. He will give this giant into our hands."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Save Your Child - #5009
When we choose instead to try to control our daughter or son, we start using approaches that are more likely to ruin their life than to run it. We nag. We shame. We manipulate. We know the child we wanted, and we do whatever we can to shape him or her into that child instead of celebrating the child God gave us and nurturing who that child is; not trying to re-create him into something they're not.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When Nothing's Happening - #5028
God is so often the God of the eleventh hour. He waits until the moment when everyone will know it had to be Him. He waits so our faith can stretch farther than its ever stretched before so He can do greater things for us than He's ever done before.