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Seeking in the Bible: Matthew 6:33
"Seek first the kingdom...." This famous statement of Jesus tells us where our ultimate priority should lie: in service to God. Instead of worrying about all of the myriad problems that face us from day to day, we ought to simply commit to God--and He promises to provide for us.

Seeking in the Bible - a Christian perspective
The devil is compared to a prowling lion, always seeking out vulnerable victims to devour with his lies. Christians must always be on the alert for temptation and spiritual danger, and never let their guard down.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Trouble with the Top of the Mountain - #4374
I made a simple mistake the day of the dunes. I kept thinking that what I was looking for was just over the next hill. It wasn't. That's a mistake a lot of us have made - with our life. We've kept climbing a mountain that we were sure would bring us what we were looking for once we got to the top. But so far, it never has.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Getting Up Close and Personal - #4215
Even babies seem to know that there's something about touching a person's face that is especially intimate. Psychologists tell us that they're right, and that even in romantic affection, touching the face is one of the most meaningful levels of physical intimacy. It's no wonder babies know to seek our face.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Getting Left to Get Found - #3804
You're probably not a Girl Scout, and you're not stuck out in the woods, but it could be that you have been left...or you're feeling lost. A person you were counting on has bailed out...or maybe even died. Or something that has been one of your life anchors suddenly isn't there any more. You've been left out or left behind or left high and dry. And you're not sure which way home is. Because so much in life is temporary, it's only a matter of time before we all experience the pain of being left or being lost.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Filled with the Good Stuff - #3813
Now, my glass filled with water is actually a picture of one of the most powerful prayers you can pray for yourself or for someone you care about. In fact, it is such a good prayer that it's one of the relatively few that God thought should be included in the Bible so we could all read it. The basic thrust of this prayer is repeated several times as Paul tells us what he prayed for when he prayed for the important people in his life.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - One More Hill - #3829
You know, a lot of people live their whole lives that same way--thinking that what they're looking for is just over that next hill. The love, the peace, the fulfillment I'm looking for - it'll be in that next relationship...that next accomplishment...that next experience. But so far we've left behind us a trail of hills that were supposed to fill the hole in our heart and didn't. Some people trudge on all the way to that final hill called death - still looking, still not finding. Maybe for you, life has been a lot of climbing hills to disappointment and emptiness and loneliness.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spirituality Oprah Style-Erasing the Past - #8024
We have all got stuff in our past that we do think about more than we’d like to. It’s stuff, though, that can’t be dismissed just by a better way of thinking. We need an eraser, not just a spiritual sedative.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Search of Indiana Jones - #8023
I think Indy’s search mirrors ours minus a little wild action scenes. It starts young, it intensifies as we get older; that search for the spiritual answers that will bring some peace to our soul and a life that matters.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Rocky and Rambo Still Fighting - #8015
You know, it does seem like there is this emptiness that follows us in every season of our life. It’s this un-fillable hole in our soul; this like never ending search for what will give us a life that matters.