Prosperity, Problems And Praise

Written by Harold Herring.

Prosperity tested my focus.

Poverty distorted my focus.

Prosperity proved my theology.

Poverty challenged my theology.

Nothing has moved me away from God.

Different seasons reveal different information.

Many say we learn nothing about ourselves during good times.

Honestly, I disagree.  I believe we can gather personal insight during both good and bad times.

Good times revealed my appreciation for the goodness of God.

God Is Not Tired Today

Written by Harold Herring.

I’m going to make a statement that’s not a major revelation but it’s an absolute fact we can all agree on.

Life can wear you down.

I understand being bone tired.

But I have never felt so tired that I wouldn’t make every effort to turn things around.

The Holy Spirit becomes my Energizer Bunny renewing my mind, refreshing my strength and re-invigorating my day.

I have fought issues and things that seemed unchanging. . .but they were NOT.

God alone can be described as unchanging.

Malachi 3:6 in the King James Version says:

“For I am the Lord, I change not. . .”

Why I Have Not Always Prospered?

Written by Harold Herring.

Prosperity is God’s plan for His people.

There has never been a doubt in my mind about this.

But, there was one time in my life. . .where I bought into the argument that if prosperity was right . . . why are there so many poor people in third world countries.

Then I came to understand that most of those countries have a heritage of voodoo, pagan or occult practices.

Heritage makes a difference.  When good seed is sown … even in a nation … the nation reaps the benefits.  These nations were not Christian and neither do they have a legacy of faith.

When I began writing this teaching I had something totally different in mind.  But, the Holy Spirit arrested my attention...and I hope the same happens with you.

Here are seven keys to a major reason some people don’t prosper.

1.       Make things right with them.

Walking Through A Dry Place

Written by Harold Herring.

Have you ever driven through a dense fog?

My fine wife, Bev, and I have driven through intense fog in the mountains of West Virginia with snow all over the ground and also across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco when the fog was rolling in.

It can make you a bit nervous and uneasy.  Sometimes you can’t even see beyond the hood of your car. . .if that.

The fog seems to cover your car on every side. . .making it difficult, if not impossible, to see where you’re going.

I feel discouragement has descended upon this nation like a dense fog.

Economic issues abound.  Bad news compounds itself. 

Some believers cannot see themselves overcoming their current dilemmas.

I am not here to say problems do not exist.

I am here to declare God is greater than whatever problem you’re facing.

Isaiah 35:3 in the New King James Version says:

Two Of My Favorite Words

Written by Harold Herring.

If I were to ask you two of your favorite words what would you say?  I’m going to share with you ten of my favorite two-word combinations. . .in no particular order.

1.       Good morning.

2.       Get ready.

3.       Let’s eat.

4.       Rich Thoughts

5.       Act now.

6.       Debt free.

7.       Dream big.

8.       Love you.

9.       Jesus saves.

You Are SOMEBODY. . .SPECIAL

Written by Harold Herring.

Yes, you are somebody special.

Even if no one ever said those words to you...it doesn't minimize the fact that you are SOMEBODY special.  God makes no mistakes…no one got here by accident.

As you read this blog. . .put aside any negative comments about yourself from the past.

Just focus on the fact that you are. . .somebody special.

1 Thessalonians 4:4 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:

"[O] brethren beloved by God, we recognize and know that He has selected (chosen) you."

Of all the people currently drawing a breath on planet earth. . .God, the Master of the Universe. . .has chosen you.

The next two verses . . .will and should make you SHOUT. . .glory Hallelujah!!