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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Close - But Not Compromised - #5038
The studio is in contact with the rest of the building, but it's not infected by the rest of the building. To put it in a few words, it's close but not compromised. hat's how Jesus described how our relationship should be with the lost world and the lost people around us. We shouldn't be retreating into a world that's totally separate.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Rebuilder's Dream - #5052
If you believe how God sees you, then there's some important changes in how life should look to you. First, when you're down about who you are, you look back at the old pictures. You look at what you used to be. You are becoming something. Second, when you're down on yourself, you realize you're not finished yet. The rebuilder is in the process. And third, when you're dealing with other people, encourage the person God is building in them. Be part of the rebuilding project.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Morning News - #5089
Hanging everything on the protection and provision of a God whose love for me is uninterrupted and unloseable - that is security. And He will show me the way that I should go for this particular day. That's the way to a day where you have peace no matter what and joy no matter what.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Desert Beauty - #5142
Even though the devil was all over Jesus when He spent 40 days in the wilderness, the Bible makes it very clear that the Lord led Him into the wilderness. The God who loves you passionately has decided that wilderness is what will bring you the greatest good and Him the greatest glory right now.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - One Safe Place in the Storm - #5186
Now, imagine this - no fear of bad news - un-sinkable, no matter what hits you. That kind of un-shakeability is for a man or woman who knows they are totally in God's hands.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Composer and the Performers - #4006
Of course the problem with that concert was not Beethoven - it was how that band performed what he wrote. Jesus has that same problem with those who try to "perform His music" - that is, try to live what He taught. Now, the Composer is still a genius - but don't judge Him by those who play His music imperfectly.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The King Will Never Leave - #4029
That’s a powerful promise - especially when the hour is very dark. It’s a promise you have - or you can have, beginning this very day from the King of all kings. One of the most amazing, most significant promises Jesus Christ ever made is contained in these eight words from Hebrews 13:5, our word for today from the Word of God - “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - One Dollar And God - #4051
Maybe everyone in God's service should have an assignment like that - to live the adventure of what life is like when all you've got is God. Now you may be at or near that point right now. Or it may be that God wants you to be at that point, and you've been avoiding it. For all of us, the ultimate questions of security and obedience boil down to this: Can God be trusted? Is God really enough? Figuratively speaking, can I make it when it's just "one dollar and God"?
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why You Can Make It The Rest Of The Way - #4071
It may be that right now you're struggling to finish. You were running OK, but now you're hurting, you're limping, you're wounded. Maybe you're disillusioned. You're burning out, you're wearing out, and you feel like dropping out. You look down the track at the ground you've still got to cover, and you wonder if you can possibly make it feeling like this. It hurts so bad, you're so depleted, it's tempting to give up your calling, or your marriage, or your commitment, your loved one, your dream.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Not as Big as it Looks - #4095
Our daughter has developed what we call "perspective" over the years. Things that once looked very big to her, now look relatively small. That's not just true of porches and houses - it's true of problems and obstacles. They look so huge at the time - and so much smaller after we've grown a little and when we look at them now. The trick is to face today's problems and challenges with a little of tomorrow's more realistic perspective - and to realize that what looks so massive now isn't, in reality, as big as it looks. We'll know that later. We need to act like that now.