A man who made his yearly visit to the church began to get worried as the offering plate began to circulate through the room. He fidgeted and fumbled and finally took a dollar bill out of his pocket.

Just before the offering plate passed by he was tapped on the shoulder by the man behind him. The man leaned forward and handed him a $20 bill.

Figuring it was the custom of the church he happily threw in the $20 bill. He turned and thanked the man for such a kind gesture.

The man behind replied, “You are so welcome, it fell out of your pocket!”

I love that story.

If you are ever tempted to hold back your giving. . .remember the promises that God gives to those who faithfully and cheerfully give.

If you are a born-again, church attending, Bible-reading believer there are certain things you should know…if you don’t already know.

If you’ve heard certain truth but are not living that truth. . .then you’ve made a conscious decision to be stupid.

For the record, the definition of stupid is knowing what to do or believe but not doing it.

Here are seven stupid things…spiritually speaking.

First, doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.

We can’t keep living in the past. . .while expecting our future to be better.

No question about it…we must release to the past to seek a better future.  Remember, these two words. . .release and seek.

Proverbs 29:18 in the Amplified Bible says:

Martin Luther once said:

“People go through three conversions in their Christian faith: their head, their heart, and their pocketbook – unfortunately, not all at the same time!”

However, there is a definite progression for those who seek the Lord and honor him with their giving.

Several years ago, my fine wife Bev and I conducted a weekend seminar at the Church For All Nations in Porte Alegre, Brazil.

The church meets in a movie theater and the stage is five feet above the auditorium floor.  The Friday night service was fabulous. . .people were set free from the bondage of debt and lack.  There was weeping and shouting. . .it was awesome.

We didn’t think it could get any better. . .until Saturday night.

As I began speaking people spontaneously started walking and then running to the stage where they began laying and throwing money and other valuables at my feet.

I stopped preaching and started laying hands on each person and spoke a blessing over them. 

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.