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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Internal Guidance System - #3893
So, your integrity is supposed to be the guidance system in you that always determines where you'll go and how you do things. When you make up your mind that you're always going to do what is honest, what is right, what has integrity, then you'll be making a "straight way" for yourself. In other words, you won't be one way one time and another way another time.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Shipping Out, Orders Unknown - #3911
Now it could be that your Lord is pushing you in a direction that has no map, lots of questions, and not many specifics. You only know that there is this Holy Spirit compulsion to take that step. It may very well be that your Lord is asking you to board that ship -- orders unknown. All you know is that He wants you on that ship.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Blueprint For The Overwhelming - #3921
There is a powerful blueprint here for how to handle what looks like it's going to overwhelm you. You do what I did with a building project that was way beyond anything I could do - you put it in the hands of someone who does know what to do with it. You "spread it out before the Lord."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Light For Your Next Step - #3925
If you're just reading the Bible to fulfill your Christian duty or to accumulate religious information, well, you're missing the real power of what you've got in your hand. Those words in your Bible are God's light to show you how to navigate each new day.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Hard to Turn - #3928
If you're an aggressive, goal-oriented person, it's easy to unwittingly, even unknowingly, be one of God "obstinate children" - and to be working very hard on plans that are actually yours, not God's. We can be victims of our own cleverness, our own credentials, our own drive, and our own resourcefulness - ultimately of our own stubbornness. It could be that God is trying to turn you right now - but, like that old Mustang my son had, you really resist being turned. And God has to just keep increasing the pressure.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Changing The Climate - #3952
It's easy to complain about how things are in your family, or how they are at work or at church or at school. But complaining won't change a thing. Neither will condemning or criticizing or preaching. What is needed where you are is someone who will be what they wish others would be - to lead by contagious example.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Ill from Overeating - #3967
If that's what foundering is, then God has plenty of His people who are foundering. They're ill from overeating - spiritually. You can tell because they're spiritually lethargic - going to all the meetings, filling up on all the teachings and fellowship, believing all the beliefs - but not doing much with what they've been learning all these years. They're, in effect, overfed and under exercised - and as they lie down in the pasture, they're not really enjoying their faith much. To be honest, maybe you've been foundering lately.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Excitement of Exploring - #3970
The same old scenery gets boring after a while. It's exciting to explore new ground. That may be exactly what your Lord is trying to get you to do right now - to dare to leave that safe, predictable road you always travel on and follow Him into something new and exciting - and, yes, unknown and unpredictable.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Thousand Teachers - #3980
Okay, it may be okay if you don't spend any more hours in a school building ... if you don't have to take any more of those stressful midterms or finals. But there's a sense in which God doesn't ever want us to consider "school" as being "out," because He's got so much to teach us and so many teachers through whom He wants to send it. Smart people are looking for teachers for the rest of their life.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Reservoir Security - #3987
There are things you just cannot let get into your spiritual reservoir. You need to guard your affections - don't let yourself get close to someone who can steal some of your love for Jesus and diminish your love for Him. And guard your motives - don't let pride or jealousy or self-interest poison what you're doing for your Lord.