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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 Reason You Must Keep Running - #4558
The secret of running strong and running all the way to the finish line is still the same as it was when the lions came down the chute at the Coliseum 2,000 years ago - "fixing your eyes on Jesus." Because He didn't quit when it meant spikes in His hands and feet, thorns in His head, a spear in His side, and all hell poured into His soul.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Someone's In My Room! - #4426
It happened to our Lord before. The Book of Revelation makes it clear that it happened, for example, among some believers in a place called Laodicean. In chapter 3, we learn that they thought they were doing pretty well - they said they were rich and they didn't need a thing. But Jesus said they were lukewarm spiritually - a temperature that He said He would spew out of His mouth.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Big Spurts And Steady Speed - #4321
Spiritual bingers usually shift into high speed after a spiritual high of some kind - a great church service, a retreat, a conference, a concert, a recommitment, a special event - or just a season of great spiritual feelings. When you're on one of your highs, oh ... look out, world! You're coming on strong! Right? But then, a few miles later, there you are, back to mediocrity, back to business as usual, making little or no progress.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Most Powerful Person In The Room - #4355
Well, okay, the server's name was officially Jesús. But his unselfish, "What can I do for you?" spirit, offered by a man with Jesus' name, said a lot to my friends. I don't know what his relationship is with Jesus, but he understands how one who bears His name should live.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Slipping Out Of Focus - #4393
Now what you focus on in any given situation will determine your attitude and ultimately your response. It's important that you fill up your lens with the right thing, that you ultimately, of course, focus on Jesus, not on the circumstances. But your heart and your mind are a lot like my camera: you can't just focus once and leave it set there and think it will stay there - the picture keeps changing. You have to get back in focus for each new situation.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Riding to Glory - #4395
For most of us, our ride through this life will last, on average, about 70 years. Some will get more, some a lot less. The question is how much of a mark will you leave in the years you have left? Inside all of us is this deep desire to make our life count, a desire to do something significant while we're here.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Beating the Bombardment - #4567
Maybe you're doing an Elijah right now, succumbing to the bombardment. Well, don't doubt in the darkness what God told you in the light! His comeback plan for you is the same as it was for Elijah. Get up from the pit you've been in. When God found Elijah all down and defeated, He asked, "What are you doing here?" He's asking you the same question and telling you to get up and get moving.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Buffalo Riding - #4578
It's as if that daily surrender time with Jesus is the only dam that holds back the parts of me I hate. You miss being with the Savior from sin, and the sin starts to leak back in. You need a consistent get-together with the Lord Jesus where you again make Him Lord of your stubborn sins.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Changing Hands - Changing Value - #4585
You've got a car, maybe a computer, maybe a skill that you could teach people, maybe a house you could surrender to the Lord, an apartment, maybe recreation equipment. I don't know what it is. Maybe you can't see how the Lord could ever use it. I'm sure that Peter could never dream how the Lord could use a fishing boat, but the Son of God did wonderful things with that fishing boat, and even more with the fisherman's life. Look around. What could you surrender to Jesus for His use?