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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Playing ''Catch'' With Daddy - #4653
Just look at your children, and you may very well be looking into a mirror of the vitality and reality of your own relationship with Jesus Christ. If you're cool or cold toward God, you'll probably see it in them. If you're excited about God, about His Word, about His work, you'll probably see it in them. If you're negative and critical spiritually and they hear a lot about what's wrong with Christians, don't be surprised if they don't want much to do with Jesus. If your actions contradict your Christian words, it will be hard for them to think Jesus is very real. If they see you responding to problems by trusting God in prayer, that's what they'll learn to do.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Where You Were Born to Be - #4658
You know there's got to be something more. Maybe God is stirring your soul and trying to move you where you were born to be, doing what you were born to do. And it's different from what you're doing now. Don't be afraid of it. Be expectant. And be obedient - no matter how risky that obedience looks. There's actually no such thing as a risky obedience - only a risky disobedience.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Makeover for the Woman You Love - #4662
The selfless love of a husband can, over time, help a woman feel safe enough to deal with her weaknesses, to pour out her soul. And, in so doing, to cleanse her soul. God's love through a loving husband can set her free from the fears and the scars of the past that have defined her for so long. His praise can restore her sense of worth. His listening can offload what weighs her down.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Bigger Than You Realize - #4237
The problem is we start to believe we are what other people have called us, what they've said about us. If you've been hurt a lot, abused a lot, put down a lot, you really start to believe that you can't be worth much. Or maybe it isn't what people have called you - it's the way they've treated you.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why Our Enemy Wins - #4708
The one to shoot at is the devil. And the one who is trying to drive a wedge between you and that family member or fellow believer is none other than the prince of darkness himself. But he wants you to think that they're the problem. He's the problem! We play right into his hands when we allow ourselves to focus on our differences, on our wounded feelings, on our turf, on our frustrations.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Poison in Your Soul - #4716
The person who hurt you may not deserve to be forgiven, but then you didn't deserve God's forgiveness. To forgive them is not to pretend there was nothing wrong with what they did - it's releasing them completely to God for Him to deal with them. It's drawing a line and making a decision that from this day on you will, with God's strength, base your treatment of them, not on how they treated you, but on how Jesus treated you! You'll copy Him.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How Good Soldiers Go Down - #4718
In Rome many years ago, and among God's spiritual soldiers today, when you neglect your armor you'll go down to your enemy. If you belong to Jesus Christ, and especially if you are or hope to be making any difference for Him, you can be sure you have shown up on hell's radar. And a lot of the battles you're encountering right now are, at their core, spiritual attacks conceived in hell.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Father's Legacy - #4248
And just in case someone asks, "How do you know that's what a father's supposed to be doing?" we can just look at Ephesians 6:4, our word for today from the Word of God. It says, "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When the Target's on Your Back - #4271
The decapitation strategy makes sense militarily. If you can take out a leader, you've probably neutralized those who look to that leader. It's a strategy the devil has been using for a long time. Jesus knew what a rock, what a leader Simon Peter would one day be for Him. But on the eve of Peter's denial of his Lord, Jesus told him, "Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you..." (Luke 22:31-32) If you're serious about following Jesus, if you're in a position to influence others for Him, you can be sure Satan wants to sift you as wheat.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Preparing the Battlefield - #4291
In James 5:16, our word for today from the Word of God, He simply says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." The King James Version puts it this way: "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." No matter how you translate it, God is making it clear that praying for a person or a situation is ultimately decisive.