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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Feeling and Touching - #3812
Growth really does come from feeling and touching - and not just for little newborn babies. It's often the difference as to whether God's children grow or not, too. Maybe you've had your "mittens" on spiritually - and you're not growing much as a follower of Christ because you're not "feeling" and "touching" things spiritually. You're getting a lot of spiritual information - but there's not much spiritual transformation.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What's Eating Your Home - #3821
You can hear some of the sounds of deterioration--the angry words that are causing such deep wounds...or that chilly silence...or the negativism. Far more comments on what people are doing wrong than what they're doing right...the exasperation, the frustration over not being listened to. Don't ignore those "sounds in the walls". The longer you do, the harder it's going to be to repair the damage. If there's growing tension or growing distance, or growing hard feelings or frustration, then it's time for radical action. It's time to attack what's eating your home.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Checking Your Cargo - #3828
Our word for today from the Word of God comes from Matthew 12:34-35. Here's what Jesus says. "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him." Jesus suggests sort of a spiritual EKG here, to show what's going on in your heart. Just listen to how you talk, what you talk about. Your words continually betray what your heart is really full of. We unload verbally whatever cargo we have to give.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Beachhead Victory Plan - #3858
In other words, while you're trying to give Jesus everything, be sure you surrender a specific something to Him each new day. That's why Jesus said to take up His cross daily. There's no grand and glorious dedication decision that you can make that settles this once and for all.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Battling Dehydration - #3877
Spiritual dehydration is the shutdown that occurs in your walk with God when you let your source of spiritual strength start to dry up. And it can happen pretty quickly when you live in the kind of spiritual desert most of us live in - like where you work, where you live, where you go to school. We absorb what our culture pumps into our mind and it drains the spiritual life out of you. The way to battle dehydration of any kind is frequent replenishing of the source of your strength.

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 - Making Space in a Crowded Life - #3903
Some of us have lives like our kids' motel room - so crowded that we are running out of space! Actually, we all have the same amount of "space" in our life - the same seven days, 168 hours in a week. But some of us have packed so much into our lives - maybe too much - there's no room left for an emergency, a crisis, a breakdown, an illness - or even to give God and the people we love the time they should have.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Living Up To Your Name - #3936
You're not an island. You're being watched - especially if you claim to be a Christian. And someone is sizing up Jesus based on what they see in you. They can't see Him - they can see you. What a horrible thought - that you or I might be a reason for someone we care about to miss Jesus - and to miss heaven forever.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Never a Day Without a Sunrise - #3948
Look, some days you're going to wake up anxious. Some days you're going to wake up dreading the day. Some days you're going to be excited about what's ahead. Other days overwhelmed by what's ahead, or some days you may be discouraged, or eager, or exhausted. But however you are - no matter what the day holds, that sun is going to come up again. It always does.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What God Gives Bonuses For - #3975
Well, there it is. God blesses and rewards us for something that human authorities may care little about - whether or not we are keeping away from sin and keeping God's ways. God is not impressed by how hard you're working, how skillful you are, the results you're getting, the number of people who think you're the best, how much experience you have, the numbers you've got to show. No, it is your cleanness that God is looking for.