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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Silent Guys
Barber shops are really "Guy's World" because you don't usually see many females and you won't find much talking. If you ask most women, part of the problem in relationships is this guy thing called "not much talking", or at least not much talking about what's really going on inside. Guys will talk about work, sports, cars, and other "stuff", but too many men just don't talk much about what they're feeling, what they need, what's hurting, what they're hoping for, or what's wrong.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Pursuing Your Master
God's Word says in Psalm 42:1-2, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” David then asks what is probably one of the best questions in the Bible: “When can I go and meet with God?” If you are a follower of Christ, you have an instinct to say, “I want to go where my Master is and be with Him. As soon as I get a chance, I want to be in His presence.” Perhaps, though, this might be what is missing in your relationship with the Lord.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Always in Touch With the Tower
There is a problem with us busy people. We check in with the tower when we take off in the morning, and then don’t usually check in again until the end of the day’s flight. As the day heats up, we tend to turn off our radios, take off our headsets, and make a hundred little decisions on our own without consulting the Lord. We get cut off from the tower, so we end up in a lot of turbulence and sometimes get off course. We crash into people and we make unnecessary mistakes. Following Jesus means listening to the Spirit’s directing all day long, not just at the beginning and the end.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Galaxies and the Groceries
Jesus says in Matthew 6:9–11, “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.’” This is an excerpt from the Lord’s Prayer and it is really like a camera with two lenses looking at our heavenly Father. Think about the word father and what that means to you. You might have had a bad father experience growing up. When we think about God being our Father, we are thinking about the perfect father.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Beat the Distraction Action
Hebrews 12:1–2 from God's Word says, “Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” This passage suggests a word that’s common in modern athletics. You hear this word often: focus.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Own Personal Ump
This peace comes as you bring a choice to God. Come to Him with a blank piece of paper and say, “God, You know what I would like, but I’m not going to give You a contract to sign. This is my blank piece of paper. What do You want?” As you pray it through, you will find that one way or one road feels right most of the time. This is not rushed prayer. You must have time to let God put His thoughts into your heart. As you get off your knees and start to go through the day, the peace of Christ is going to be challenged by lots of other voices, like the umpire challenged by all those people in the stands. God’s will starts to seem a little less clear.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - 'New' Is More Than A Smell
These people must have had the fragrance of a Christian, but Jesus says He doesn’t know them. He is saying here that it is possible to look very Christian on the outside, even to be in significant Christian leadership, but to somehow miss Jesus—and miss heaven. It is easy to fall into a faith that is in our heads but never gets to our hearts. We can have Christian vocabulary, a Christian image, a Christian schedule, Christian habits, and all the aromas of someone who really knows Christ, but somehow miss the one transaction that really makes us God’s.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Energizer Christians
In Luke 9:23 of the Bible is a verse for Christians who would like to have the word “consistent” describe their experience in Christ. That’s not how we live a lot of our Christian life, is it? We tend to have spiritual highs. We tend to be roller-coaster Christians. We get this surge of power from this big battery. We go to a meeting, a concert, a retreat, hear a great speaker, or find something that touches us on the radio. We get the surge, and there’s a spurt of spiritual victory, but then suddenly we’re standing still or falling over.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Stuck in a Holding Pattern
Paul never flew, but he probably wouldn't have liked a holding pattern. Maybe you are in a holding pattern spiritually. You started on your Christian journey and have made some progress, but somewhere along the way you slowed down. Now you’re circling ground you’ve covered before. You are using up too much fuel and time. You’re going to the meetings, you’re giving, you’re serving, and you’re singing, but it is meaningless motion—a holding pattern.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Sometimes-Shrieking, Sometimes-Laughing Mirror
Here’s a pretty radical idea. Every time you read the Bible, something should change. The Bible says that if all you do is read the Bible, you deceive yourself. You are supposed to change because of what the Bible says. Isn’t that what happens when you look in the mirror in the morning?