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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Only One Hand to Grab - #5640
We are in a spiritual life-or-death situation from which we cannot extricate ourselves. But God, who loves us too much to lose us, sent His one and only Son "down the shaft" to be our Rescuer.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When You Don't Have Your Birth Certificate - #4454
There's a conscious, deliberate choice that begins your God-relationship - what our word for today calls "receiving" Jesus Christ, "believing" in Him. It's describing a moment when you consciously open up your heart for Jesus Christ to come in - when you tell Him you are putting your total trust in Him to remove the wall of sin between you and God and give you that relationship with Him.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to go from the Basement to the Penthouse - #4455
Now, one of the secrets of peace in the midst of great stress, of poise when everything is up for grabs, of perspective when you could be freaking out - the secret is to start celebrating the kind of God you have.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Infallible Umpire - #4490
When you're struggling with a decision, one helpful guideline in getting it right is this: trust what you have peace about in the times when you're in God's presence. In other words, believe what you feel most consistently when you're praying fervently about that decision.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Burn Off Your Personal Fog - #4541
The fog's winning right now. What you need is the sun, and the sun is giving thanks. That means making a decision to focus today on what is rather than what isn't, to focus on what God has done in your life, to concentrate on answered prayer rather than not-yet-answered prayer, to go through your day on a God-hunt, looking for where He's at work.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When the Plan Comes Together - #4433
A flawless plan, a leader who carries it out without explaining it, an amazing outcome when the plan comes together. Whoa, that's more than a scenario for some fictional TV show. It may well be exactly what is playing out in your life right now.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Silent Guys - #4308
Now if you ask most women, that's part of the problem in our relationships. This guy thing called "not much talking." Or at least not much talking about what's really going on inside us. Oh, we'll talk about work and sports and cars and "stuff." But too many men just don't talk much about what they're feeling ... about what they need ... about what's hurting, what they're hoping for, what's wrong.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Missing Ingredient - #4310
One missing ingredient made all the difference. You know, that's not just true of baking a cake. According to the Bible, there are two ingredients needed for relationships to work as they're supposed to. And things come out flat many times because one of these two ingredients is missing. In fact, if you're like most people, you're pretty strong in one of these ingredients, but a little short in the other one.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Open Window - #4313
That's one reason God gives us some very practical advice to avoid getting stuff you don't really want in your life. It's brief, it's to the point, and it's our word for today from the Word of God. Ephesians 4:27 says, "Do not give the devil a foothold." Or we might say, don't leave any window open that the devil could use to get in.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Never More Than You Can Carry - #4338
We all have some loads to carry -- that's the nature of life. And sometimes it's so heavy that it takes everything we've got to keep from dropping it or caving in beneath the weight. This might be one of those seasons of heavy burdens for you. I've got some good news for you -- news that's contained in our word for today from the Word of God in 1 Corinthians 10:13.