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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Conquest Without Risk - #4387
It doesn't just apply to reaching the top of a mountain - it pretty much describes everything worth doing in life. No risk, no meaningful conquest - a triumph without glory. Low risk, low return. High risk, high return. It's a principle that defines spiritual greatness - or spiritual mediocrity.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Riding to Glory - #4395
For most of us, our ride through this life will last, on average, about 70 years. Some will get more, some a lot less. The question is how much of a mark will you leave in the years you have left? Inside all of us is this deep desire to make our life count, a desire to do something significant while we're here.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Miracle Rush - #4622
You may think you're running out of time, but when God moves, it doesn't take much time. He delivered a nation in a night. It's like the old ketchup saying, "When I hit my ketchup bottle, first none will come and then a lot'll." That's how God works. It might take you a long time, but God can do in an hour what might take you 50 years. So don't panic just because it's taking longer than you thought.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Price of a Runner's High - #4623
Maybe you're running pretty hard right now. Be careful. There might be some damage you can't feel because of your runner's high. You may be unaware of a partner or a child who's being neglected and they're not yelling. They're not screaming for you. They're just quietly hurting and missing you. They've been left in your busy wake, and you can't feel it because you're running so hard. Maybe the people around you are getting stepped on, ignored, feeling used. Could it be that you've become a stress carrier without even being aware of it?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How Good Soldiers Go Down - #4718
In Rome many years ago, and among God's spiritual soldiers today, when you neglect your armor you'll go down to your enemy. If you belong to Jesus Christ, and especially if you are or hope to be making any difference for Him, you can be sure you have shown up on hell's radar. And a lot of the battles you're encountering right now are, at their core, spiritual attacks conceived in hell.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Only Impression that Matters - #4768
There's something very wrong if you are using Jesus to make a name for yourself or to impress other people with you. You're actually hijacking His glory. And there's something wrong if you're not telling people about Jesus because of something about you. It's not who's doing the telling that's the issue, it's who you're telling about - the One who offers the greatest love in the world.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The High Price of Running - #4818
If you tend to be a Jonah - running from things instead of dealing with them - consider the incredibly high cost. First, you hurt the people you love. Second, like a runaway bride or a runaway prophet, your running stirs up consequences you never dreamed of. Thirdly, you end up where you never dreamed, in a situation far worse than the one you were running from. And your running has given you no more answers, just more problems.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Too Tired To Drive - #4142
For some of us, that is the only way we will ever give up the wheel - to God, that is. If we're just too whipped, too beat up, too tired to drive. And we were never meant to control the direction of what's going on in our life. But we try, and we give God a major fight over the wheel; especially in areas of our life that really matter to us where we want control. Maybe that's why the pain is so great right now, the frustration so unrelenting, the load so overwhelming.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why God is Turning Up the Volume - #4838
I think we all take our turn be spiritually asleep, oblivious to something He's trying to say or do in our life. And that may explain some of the pain, some of the struggle, some of the frustration that's been building lately. It's God trying to get your attention. And like me with our deep-sleeping friend, if one kind of wakeup call doesn't work, He will escalate His methods. He will not just let you sleep.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Panic Mistakes - #4150
Panic really can shut you down, close you off, and keep you from the very thing you need in order to make it. In fact, when you panic, you can make some mega-mistakes.