7 Environments To Change

Written by Harold Herring.

Change is a word frequently discussed but rarely acted on. . .especially, by politicians.

Real change. . .lasting change. . .is a change of heart followed by decisive action to do things differently.

The word change is in the King James Bible a total of 23 times while it appears in the Amplified Bible 46 times since it amplifies the meaning of the words in scripture.  Let’s look at several key scriptures.

Matthew 3:2 in the King James Version says:

“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

As we’ve taught before, the Greek word for repent is G3340 and it means:

“to change one’s mind, to repent”

This is further clarified in Matthew 3:2 in the Amplified Bible which says:

Getting God's Personal Direction

Written by Harold Herring.

Have you ever been around someone who says that God is always telling them. . .this or that?

Let me quickly say that I’m not in any way necessarily criticizing or condemning those who say such.  Because I know from personal experience that God not only does but desires to speak to us.

Does the enemy use those to whom He speaks or hears His voice make you feel like you somehow don’t measure up spiritually?

I can tell you without equivocation. . . God would never do that.

Galatians 6:4 in the Classic Amplified Bible says::

“But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. He can then have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable [in itself alone] without [resorting to] boastful comparison with his neighbor.”

Don’t worry about what others say. . .God said to them.  Just be concerned about yourself and the ways God can use to direct you in the path He would have you follow.

Here are seven ways to get God’s personal direction for your life.

First, God will lead you through His Word.

Dream In & Out Of The Shark Tank

Written by Harold Herring.

I enjoying watching Shark Tank….where five billionaires compete to help aspiring entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams.  The interplay among the billionaires is fascinating but at times. . .you have to wonder if their thought process isn’t more selfish and self-serving than beneficial to the folks who’ve entered the shark tank.

Some of the ideas and the people presenting them are a bit goofy. . .but I’m more taken by those who have a dream they’re pursuing.

The success of your dream is limited to whether or not you get an offer from a shark.

The majority of people with a dream. . .got it from their great God Jehovah instead of some billionaire with an inflated ego. 

Surprisingly the real key to your dream coming true is not someone in the tank but whether or not you obey the Word of God which will keep you from the sharks.

Let me ask. . .do you have a dream?  Have you written it down. . .are you willing to take a risk of stepping outside your comfort zone?  Have you talked with God about your dream or is it a dream He birthed in you.

Have you thought about how to turn your dreams into reality?

Here are seven keys to winning with or without the Shark Tank.

# 1     Spend time with him before you have to deal with them.

Genesis 50:21 in the Amplified Bible says:

7 Ways To Make Your Plan Succeed

Written by Harold Herring.

Early. . . Sunday morning. . .I was pondering a question that demands an answer.

Do we want to succeed enough to plan our action and then act on the plan?

It’s one thing to think about what we want to do. . .and that’s good. . .just not good enough.

It’s another thing to talk/speak/confess what we want to do. . .that’s good. . .just not good enough.

It’s something else to plan what we’re thinking about. . .and that’s good. . .just not good enough.

However, what we’re thinking, speaking and planning will never become a reality until we actually act on what we’ve been thinking, speaking and planning.

Here are seven keys to guarantee your plans will succeed.

Action # 1     Think about something. . .good.

Proverbs 23:7 says:

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .”

Sickness Is A Thief

Written by Harold Herring.

Sickness is evil. . .it is not of God.

We never see God introduce it in the Bible.  We only see it show up after Satan comes into the picture.

There are still some well-meaning Christians who feel healing was only around when Jesus was on earth but the scripture does not support this claim. We will be backing this up in just a moment but first… 

The only things we see come from God are good gifts. . .advantageous gifts.

James 1:17 says:

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word for good is G18 and it means:

“of good constitution or nature; useful, salutary; good, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy, excellent, distinguished”

Also, according to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word for gift is G1394 and it means:

“giving, gift”

Get Active Instead Of Distracted

Written by Harold Herring.

James 2:17 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).”

Now listen to the words of James 2:17 this time in God’s Word Translation which says the verse this way:

“In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn’t cause you to do any good things.”

Faith destroys fear. . .crushes doubt. . .conquers the unknown. . .inspires others. . .and makes us victorious in all our hands find to do.

If we want to do more than we’ve done. . .be more than we’ve been. . .then we need to step out in faith … as long as it lines up with His Word.

God’s Word tells us what to do. . .if we take a calculated risk and fail to succeed.

Proverbs 24:16 in the New Living Translation says:

“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.  But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”

I’ve found that scripturally-directed action. . .even though it appears risky in the natural. . .produces successful results.  Sometimes those results are immediate other times they’re progressive . . .as a result of the actions taken.