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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Who to Travel With - #4882
If you're with people who are spiritually careless, or just don't care, you'll probably end up there, too. If you're with people who are rebels, you'll probably end up wasting your life like they do. But if you hook up with some people who are going in the "make a difference" direction, the "live for other people" direction, the "live for Jesus" direction, chances are that that's where you're going to end up - going the direction where your life can mean the most and matter the most, and count for something lasting.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Kidney Miracle - #4883
Then you're ready to ask God to give you what you're lacking to do what He has entrusted to you. It may be that your capacity and capability is far less than the situation demands, but since when is your capability the deciding factor? Surrender yourself, inadequacy and all, to the Lord your God and expect Him to do the kidney miracle for you - enlarging you to do what you have never done before!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How To Get The Rest Of The Story - #4187
You don't really have the whole picture until Paul Harvey gives you the rest the story. There are so many times in our lives when we have decisions to make and we wish we had the rest of the story - the whole picture. Every day we have to make choices based on what we can see - knowing that there's so much we don't know and we can't see.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Beauty of the Band - #4887
Are you consistently giving that kind of support to the people close to you? Are you playing like a team member or a solo performer? Are you doing all you can to create a climate of playing together instead of every one for himself?
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When You March Off the Map - #4195
It can happen when things suddenly change financially for you, or occupationally, or medically. You can suddenly be thrust into the unknown by losing someone you love, by changes with your spouse or your child, by all kinds of upheaval. You did know where you were going and all of a sudden, you don't have a clue.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Always Taking Notes - #4963
God has put the people in your life from whom you can learn something about Him, about yourself, about good choices, about bad choices, about your blind spots. Whether or not you keep getting "wiser still" depends on the openness of your heart to this world of teachers around you, to new information, to new ways of seeing old information, to uncomfortable information.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Purpose-Driven Day - #4983
Each day, give each member of your family all of you, even if it's only for a short time. Each day, you pray for God to give you an opportunity to tell someone about your relationship with Jesus. Each day, encourage as many people as you can. Each day, make some progress on your long "to do" list, putting the most important ones first. And each day, at the end, sign off with God, crowning Jesus the Lord of what you didn't get done today.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Eyes Too Wide Open - #5017
You don't see better when your eyes are wide open to everything; you actually get blinded by it! That's what happens to your spiritual eyes, to your heart when you let things in that should never let in. It may be that you're being gradually blinded right now by all the images, and ideas, and conversations, and humor, and gossip that you're letting flood into your mind. You are less and less innocent about what is evil. You are more knowledgeable about things God calls sin; things which took His Son to the cross!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Roots That Hold - #5019
A life that's deeply anchored to a growing personal relationship with this Lord is holding onto the one thing that no storm can uproot.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to See Through Your Blind Spot - #5054
We're so used to doing things a certain way, that we'll never see some sins without the help of someone else. God doesn't want our blind spot to remain there. He knows a blind spot can make you crash, so He puts mirrors with two legs into our lives. Do you have some two-legged mirrors in your life? Those are people who love us enough, or maybe even dislike us enough, to tell us the hard truth about ourselves.