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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Viruses in Your Computer - #4452
There are wrong desires that literally start a war in your soul. And whatever feeds those destructive desires is a virus in your mind and heart that you cannot afford - no matter how exciting; no matter how interesting it appears to be. That's why God says the strategy for keeping your soul from being poisoned is simple - abstain. Stay away from sinful desires and the influences that feed them. In fact, as 2 Timothy 2:22, says, run away from them!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Always Beyond Your Reach - #4462
Celebrate everything you do have. Focus on all the good things your Father has done for you, and let Him turn praise for Him into blessed contentment for you. Because this stubborn push to always get what we don't have - well, it's for babies.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Intel and Intelligent Choices - #4508
Good intelligence leads to good decisions. Failure to scout out the facts leads to bad decisions that often allow no do-overs.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Secrets of Super-Size Prayer - #4525
God loves it when we come to Him, not with our usual script and our religious self, but all hanging out with our real, true emotions. The deep contents of your soul become the substance of your prayer. Passion in your praying is one of those powerful prayer secrets.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spiritual Snowmen - #4442
Sadly, what happens to snowmen seems to be happening to more and more of God's people. They're slowly going soft, melted by the heat of a culture that applies heavy pressure to compromise both Christian convictions and Christian lifestyles. And some of us are becoming so melted that you can hardly tell the difference between us and the lost people around us.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Battle over "The Precious" - #4448
The ring in Lord of the Rings is fantasy. The battle over "The Precious" is not. Because we all have something or someone in our life that is, for us, "The Precious." We can't let go of it. And like the ring in Tolkien's stories, the longer and more tightly we hold onto it, the more it slowly destroys us.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Lone Rangers - #4430
Actually, there were never meant to be any Lone Rangers. Let's go all the way back to the original Lone Ranger - Adam, the first man God ever created. As the Creation saga unfolds in Genesis 1, the Bible uses a phrase repeatedly to describe how God felt about what He had been created each day - "And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:31 says, "God saw all that He had made, and it was very good."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Directed by the Dispatcher - #4428
Now, you don't have to be in law enforcement to have a life directed by the dispatcher. In fact, that's how you're supposed to live every day if you belong to Jesus Christ; listening to the inner voice from headquarters and doing immediately what the Heavenly Dispatcher tells you to do.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Sunsets in the Puddles - #4304
Few, if any of us, have endured something so inhuman, so unjust, or so brutal as those who suffered through the Holocaust in Hitler's death camps. But they can teach us something -- that while you often cannot choose your circumstances, you can choose your attitude in the midst of those circumstances. Your environment, however harsh and hurting, does not have to be decisive in the kind of person you are and the kind of response you choose.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Most Agonizing Race Of All - #4309
Champions hit the wall and they keep on running to the finish line - no matter how much they want to give it up. Finishing your race takes everything you've got and more. Even if you're the Son of God. Especially if you're the Son of God.