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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When it's Too High to Climb - #4754
With the Red Sea behind them and the mighty Egyptian Army in front of them, God's ancient people must have thought, "No way." But when we say, "No way," God says, "Way!" He parted the Red Sea. He snuffed out the mightiest army on earth like we would blow out a candle. Implied question, "Do you think He can handle the thing that threatens to overwhelm you then?"
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Open a Closed Door - #4288
Interestingly enough, the way you get that automatic door to open is often the way to get God to open a door for you. You have to start moving in that direction. You have to start walking toward it before it will open.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Tapestry and the Threads - #4783
Occasionally God will let you stand back from your weaving to see a piece of the grand design and when you've had a glimpse of what He's making, it's been incredible, hasn't it? But, most days, the designer asks you to just keep weaving those threads. Some you like, some you don't like, some you're thankful for, some you would never choose. But, keep listening, keep doing what the designer says. One day you will stand back with the Master Designer. You will see the masterpiece that you have woven together with His direction and your faithful obediences.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Bread for Tomorrow - #4792
Maybe you've been let down by others in the past, and maybe you're often anxious about whether you'll have what you need when you need it. With God as your Heavenly Father, with you as His child purchased with the life of His Son, it's unnecessary worry.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Know Where You're Going When You Can't See a Thing - #4
Your feelings are all over the map, your circumstances are up for grabs, and you could crash if you don't know where you're supposed to go. Take a lesson from the pilot in the fog over that Eskimo village. He couldn't trust his feelings. He couldn't trust His surroundings. He could trust only one thing - what His instruments were saying. He kept checking his course by the unfailing accuracy of the instruments. For you, that's the Bible, the unfailing Word of God.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The "Do You Really Believe?" Test - #4806
The whole issue is, "Where are you placing your trust to get you to heaven?" In your Christianity? In your Christian religion or rituals? In your Christian upbringing or your Christian knowledge? Or even trying to live like a Christian? None of those can save you from the awful death penalty for our sinful rebellion against God. It's got to be Jesus - all Jesus - only Jesus.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spare Parts - #4111
I'm going to tell that dealer in no uncertain terms, "I paid the whole price! I should get the whole product - not just your spare parts!" Well, Jesus knows that feeling. A lot of us have tried to fulfill our commitment to Him by giving Him the spare parts of our life that we don't really care that much about. But He paid the whole price for us when He poured out His life for us. He should get what He paid for.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How You Treat a Treasure - #4138
There's another handoff taking place at a wedding besides a Dad giving his daughter to her new husband. You can't see it, but God is entrusting this woman He made into that man's hands, as well. In fact, the Bible says that "the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth" - and it goes on to make clear that He cares very much about how you treat the treasure He's given you. He doesn't want the "Stradivarius" He created to end up in the hands of a gorilla!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Unmovable Walls - #4152
Now, it may be that there's a wall in your life that looks like it's always going to be there. It's hard to imagine how it would ever come down. But God doesn't know anything about unmovable walls. He's been tearing them down for a long, long time!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Prince Caspian-The Strange Credentials of a Leader - #8073
A first step to a life that matters and to powerful leadership is the admission you can’t do it; you’re not enough. That’s when God is free to pour out His competence, His wisdom, His leadership.