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. 

I’ve often said that. . .

I’m not Kenneth Copeland. . .though I have great admiration for him.

I’m not Creflo Dollar. . .though I recognize his powerful anointing.

I’m not Jesse DuPlantis. . .though I do have a pretty good sense of humor.

I’m not Joel Osteen. . .thought I one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet.

I’m not Dr. Mike Murdock. . .though I am wise through the wisdom of the Word.

I’m not Brother John Avanzini. . .though I’m anointed to teach people how to live debt free.

I’m not any of these men. . .nor do I want to be. . .I just want to be me and a better me every day.

How do you see yourself?

Wait. . .don’t answer that.

Too many people, especially Christians get down on themselves because they’re not looking at themselves through the mirror of God.

We don’t generally see ourselves the way He sees us.

We should never let our friends or society label us. . .instead we need to find out what the Word of God says about us.

Let’s talk about how God sees you. And then believe He means what He says.

1 Peter 2:9-10 in the Amplified Bible says:

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.