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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Transformed Heart
You know who you want to be and who people need for you to be, but you're not anywhere close to that person. It's difficult to close the gap between the two. ... When you can admit that, it is the first step to a new you. Behind your mask of having it together, is a man or woman addicted to selfishness, or unfaithfulness, or depression, or an out-of-control temper, or sexual appetite, or a bad habit. Maybe you have tried reforming, but it hasn't worked.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Fallen Down but Finishing Strong
There are many today who know the disappointment, and maybe even the shame, of a serious fall. Do you give up, or do you fight back? ... Usually the most watched event of the Winter Olympics every four years is the women's figure skating competition. At the 2006 Games in Italy, a lot of America's hopes for a gold medal were riding on Sasha Cohen after she managed a thin, first-place edge after the initial short program. Then came the decisive long skating program. Suddenly, all hopes of any medal seemed to disappear with a major fall early in her program. With a major deficit in her score from her fall, Sasha Cohen could have easily lost heart, but she didn't. She fought back with a strong and impressive showing in the rest of her performance. When the rest of the world's best had all skated, the young woman who had fallen and seemed to have forfeited any hope of being a champion stood on that podium with a coveted silver medal.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Just Wearing the Shirt - #5660
You see if it's only a Christian uniform, it won't make it past the throne of God on Judgment Day. You need to be sure. You need to make sure that Jesus Christ rules in your heart.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Stuck On the Welcome Mat - #5656
Jesus Christ will only change and improve that which is consciously turned over to Him. He didn't come into your life until you opened the door, right? He won't come into the parts of your life until you open the door.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Viruses in Your Computer - #4452
There are wrong desires that literally start a war in your soul. And whatever feeds those destructive desires is a virus in your mind and heart that you cannot afford - no matter how exciting; no matter how interesting it appears to be. That's why God says the strategy for keeping your soul from being poisoned is simple - abstain. Stay away from sinful desires and the influences that feed them. In fact, as 2 Timothy 2:22, says, run away from them!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Only Way to Build a Home - #4440
The way that Indian man built his home decades ago is still the only way to build a home - one building block at a time. And those building blocks are called days. Not years, not months, not weeks - days.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Dog Walking - #4536
Caleb wouldn't let anything lose his Master's lead - not years in the wilderness, not hardship, not giants, not waiting a long time for what God had promised, not being nearly the only one standing up for what was right. He just said, "I'll follow my Lord. I'll follow my Lord, no matter where this takes me." You've just got to find out where Jesus is going and go with Him there.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Have Everything You Need When You Need it - #4546
The strength you need, the provision you need, the grace you need, the answers you need, the help you need, and the encouragement you need - He's going to send what you need on the day you need it and not a day earlier. So when you get all worried and fearful about what's beyond today, you're running ahead of your supply lines. Because you don't have tomorrow's "bread," tomorrow's strength or tomorrow's grace until that day comes. So you're trying to carry tomorrow's burden with today's grace, and you're going to stumble.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Reason You Must Keep Running - #4558
The secret of running strong and running all the way to the finish line is still the same as it was when the lions came down the chute at the Coliseum 2,000 years ago - "fixing your eyes on Jesus." Because He didn't quit when it meant spikes in His hands and feet, thorns in His head, a spear in His side, and all hell poured into His soul.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Standing Against The Tide - #4307
Some great places have been really damaged by the slow process of erosion. So have some great people. That's why you've got to make the choices that will stop the erosion in your life.