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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Grabbing the Golden Moment - #4365
Now in our word for today from the Word of God, Jesus is describing a window of opportunity that is easy to miss, an exciting scene that you have to capture when the moment is there. It's in John 9:4. Jesus says this: "As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming when no one can work." He's describing what I'll call the "work of God window" - this brief spiritual opening during which you can accomplish an important spiritual objective. Then, just like those photo opportunities that we've missed, that golden moment is gone.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Grandeur of an Old Faithful - #4368
Our grandson says he wants an Old Faithful of his own. So does God. He's looking for some "old faithfuls" He can count on. The Bible makes it clear that a lot of the things we do don't really impress God much, if at all. But there is one trait that gets His attention and triggers His blessing - faithfulness.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Flying Through The Dead Zone - #4386
Now you may never fly an airplane, but you probably know about navigating life's dead zones - those times when it seems as if heaven is silent, answers just aren't coming, no one seems to understand, and your feelings are either blah or they're all over the map. It's a lonely season. Maybe it's what you're flying through right now in your life journey.

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 - Slipping Out Of Focus - #4393
Now what you focus on in any given situation will determine your attitude and ultimately your response. It's important that you fill up your lens with the right thing, that you ultimately, of course, focus on Jesus, not on the circumstances. But your heart and your mind are a lot like my camera: you can't just focus once and leave it set there and think it will stay there - the picture keeps changing. You have to get back in focus for each new situation.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Death Orbit - #4394
What's far more significant - and far more deadly - is God's survey about what orbit you and I are in. In the words of the Bible, we were "created by Him and for Him" (Colossians 1:16). Like the earth is created to revolve around the sun, so you and I are created to revolve our life around our Creator.

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 - Standing Strong, In Spite Of The Storm - #4397
The creed of the guards of the Unknown Soldier commits them to maintain their vigil for America's honored dead, no matter what the storm. And even with permission to avoid the ravages of the storm, they refused to leave their post. It's the kind of loyalty and dedication that should characterize anyone trusted with an assignment by Jesus Christ - who deserves the highest honor for the death He died for us and His victory over death on Easter Morning.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Turning Lights Green - #4231
The driver of that Critical Care Van is, of course, on an important mission - and he needs green lights all the way. So do we, if we're carrying out a mission that's been given to us by our Lord. He's got assignments for all of us who belong to Him. He's got assignments for you. Maybe you're living out His assignment right now, or maybe you're holding back on saying "yes" to an assignment He's trying to give you. In either case, there's something decisive you need to know.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Better Beyond the Bitter - #4674
God's wonderful promise is not that the bitter won't come, but that it won't last. It won't be the final outcome. It won't be the last chapter. No, for those who belong to Jesus Christ, "rejoicing comes in the morning." What did I have to do to enjoy the sweet taste of that candy? The same thing you'll have to do to get the rejoicing He has for you on the other side. You have to get through the bitter. But you can, if you know it isn't always going to taste like this.