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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why You're Waiting So Long - #4378
OK, here's my guess. Your Heavenly Father is working on something for you that you're going to love, but you're having to wait for it. And it's a long wait. And it's driving you crazy. In fact, you may be starting to panic and considering doing it your way instead of waiting for God to do it His way and in His time. There are millions of His children, living right now with the consequences of their impatience, wishing for all the world that they had waited for God's answer.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Frustrating Harvests - #4392
My gardener friend was thinking about his puny raspberries when he said to me, "Things just do a lot better when they're grown God's way." That applies to a lot more than berries. In fact, it may explain why the outcome you've been getting isn't what you'd been hoping for.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Finding Out When You Need To Know - #4220
It's not uncommon in the military - you get your orders on a "need to know" basis. It's not uncommon in God's army either. In fact, it God's modus operandi. Of course, like the military on those ships with the mystery destination, we think we need to know right now! But our Commander reveals our orders when He thinks we need to know. He won't reveal your ultimate destination, but he'll always make sure you know what you need to do today.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The High Price of Hurrying - #4962
When you commit your way to the Lord, when you're really trusting in Him, you are also submitting yourself to His timing - which almost always means waiting patiently.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When Nothing's Happening - #5028
God is so often the God of the eleventh hour. He waits until the moment when everyone will know it had to be Him. He waits so our faith can stretch farther than its ever stretched before so He can do greater things for us than He's ever done before.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spring is Never Sudden - #5029
Here's how God operates: First, there's the seed of what He wants to do, placed in the ground by faith. And then, as far as we can see, nothing is happening. But there is, in fact, invisible growth going on the whole time. It would be a very damaging mistake to keep digging up that seed. You know, "I got to see if anything is happening here." You're going to ruin it that way. The invisible growing time is then followed by some first signs of life. And ultimately, the long-awaited crop appears - but not really suddenly. Just like those beautiful flowers of spring.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Next Exciting Episode - #5040
No matter how dark the chapter you're living in, how final things feel, in Christ there is always another chapter. This situation is probably just the middle of the book, not the last chapter. Keep reading!

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Frequent Flyer Benefits - #5618
You've hung on, but it's getting harder to keep hanging on. And the Lord knows how hard it is right now. So He has sent you this reminder that the greatest benefits go to those who stay with Jesus, no matter what. He has some wonderful blessings, some unspeakable joy, some tremendous rewards for you if you'll stay faithful for a few more miles.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Making It Happen, Making It Worse - #3981
The story is a mirror for you and me - especially for those of us who have a tendency to be "make it happen" people. You may be there right now - scheming, pushing, manipulating, organizing - doing your best to make sure the "right thing" happens. But when it's not God's time ... when it's not God's way ... when it's not God's will, you're "making it happen" will ultimately make a mess that may take a lifetime - or more - to clean up.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Hulk in All of Us - #8043
I mean anger really does make us ugly. Words that wound people, scars that are left that can last for years, relationships that are never the same, the people who have a little less respect for you every time you erupt—that’s stuff that makes a life that matters into a life that injures other people.