Everything that originates from God will endure the test of time. Therefore, it is good to check out the origins of everything to make sure they were started by God.— Eric Ludy
The most breathtaking Eric Ludy quotes that will activate your desire to change
I had a God who knew my every desire.
He also knew how I would fall. And yet he was waiting on the other side of my failure and my shattered dreams with some dreams of his own.
You're looking for counselors, there are 66 in the Bible.
Purity is the gatekeeper for everything precious and blissful in God's kingdom.
The principle is this: We must not allow anything into our life that feeds our point of weakness. A soldier doesn't dance through a mind field any more than we should play with a hand grenade. When the enemy's entry points are boarded up, it frees us to hear clearly the voice of our Commander.
Instead of applauding sex addict pastors, we need to tell them to either preach the Gospel with their lives or get out from behind that pulpit!
Fact is fact. Truth is Truth. It does not matter how you feel. We do not listen to our feelings. We believe the truth of God's word.
I'm glad that our God is not the guy with a pony-tail who wants to toss a frisbee with His saints.
The Word of God is a treasure map. That treasure map is the most valuable thing you have until you get to that treasure.
We are here on this earth to know God intimately, fully, correctly, and contagiously; to house His holy person in our very bodies, allowing Him to showcase to the world around us His loving nature, His attitude, His thoughts, His emotions, and His actions through the way we live every moment of our lives.
If you want to live the Christian life, you will have to realize that Someone Else has to be in control.
You don't have to be a pastor to let your passion be felt and your voice heard.
You just need to be willing to be the first one willing to die.
Christianity = me moving out, God moving in.
But the commission is now. The time to speak is when the Spirit of God boils the message so hot within you that it must come out. The time to write is when God Almighty presses his thumb against your heart and forces the words out like a steaming geyser.
Selfishness at the core is to think you have a special problem- a problem that God cannot deal with, that God didn’t deal with at the cross. You do not have anything special that has been dealt out to you.
But I, for one, am not interested in a harmless truth or a harmless God.
Give me a truth that works, and a God who makes me tremble.
My problem with the Emergent Church is not the questions they are bringing up, but the answers they are giving. They are making Christianity milky. They are making it so you can no longer define anything. There is no sound judgment allowed.
Everything in this world is designed to oppose your forward movement!
Jesus says if you want to have me, you must give up that other thing that has you.
When you crash into the living God, the encounter is certain to renovate every square inch of your life's boat.
For a life to be fully yielded, it must wrestle the impossible and win.
We've been so concerned about being cool, relevant, and fun that we have forgotten to be bread, light, and life to a hungry, dark, and dying world.
Humility is measured by how quickly you can admit that you are wrong.
Heroes are made because they are moved. Not in their head, but in their heart.
God is not interested in you doing this for Him, He is interested in doing things THROUGH you.
Jesus didn't just give hugs; He also gave a hammer. Paul didn't just pass on holy kisses; he also tirelessly dealt out swift and holy kicks to the rear end of the ancient church. The Bible has the manly stuff intact, and that is why it is such a great mystery how it got lost in the modern church.
.."I don't even know her yet..but if she could see me right now, I'd want her to know that I love her.." ~E.L.~
Jesus was restrained by the Father to do only what the Father was doing, and You are to be restrained by the Spirit to do only what Jesus is doing!
Job 29 is about Job reflecting on his past before the calamity hit him to say this is the type of man I was. So, you want to know what God calls perfect and upright? Read Job 29, and you will understand what kind of man God esteems.
The inner throne of man is both what the kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of Lucifer are after. And when this throne is yielded to the Almighty God, a man enters upon the sacred path of greatness right then and there...The destiny of a human soul depends entirely on who sits upon the throne of that soul...when the flesh is removed from its position of power, the human soul is made ready to usher in the glory of its true and rightful King
It seems to me that we spend most of our spiritual energies trying to explain why the God of Elijah, Samson, David, and Paul seems to have lost His muscle in our modern age. Did He grow tired of performing heroics? Did He wax feeble after all these years of running this whole universal show? Could it be true that God has really lost His muscle? Maybe it would be more accurate to say God lost His men.
And the flesh is that reprehensible preference for self that lurks within every one of our hearts. It is that base and selfish instinct to preserve our own interests at the expense of God's interests. It's devious, it's deceitful, it's self-indulgent. It's interested only in selfish comfort and will happily crucify Christ afresh to secure it. God also has another name for it- sin.
The fire to pursue God, the zeal to know God, and the humility to allow God to do whatever He pleases with our lives.
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we carry the authority of heaven.
The holy, all-loving, all-powerful, all-mighty, perfectly peaceful and joyful Life of God is waiting to be ours. It is a priceless gift that comes with only one condition: His Life can only be had in exchange for our own.
Being a male capable of grunting, sweating, and not asking for directions, but not yet having conqured a women...in our culture, that wasn't manhood, that was dorksville!
We mustn't claim to stand for our King but then deny Him by living a fleshly existence. Our King's Mighties don't shy away from the blazing searchlight of God's Word, but rather, willingly expose their souls and cry, 'Dear King, if there be anything that stands between You and me, if there be anything that shrouds Your glory, if there be anything that will weaken my sword in battle, purge it, slay it, utterly destroy it!