7 "I Am's" That Define And Empower You

Written by Harold Herring.

On August 30, 2017 while riding in the car with her Mom, Abby. . .Sophia Lee PreJean, our most precious Grand Sugar at two years of age, was recorded saying. . .

“I am wise

I am kind

I am gracious

I am strong

I am loving”

Then with an Academy Award winning smile. . .Sophia would say it again.

Needless to say my fine wife Bev and I watched that video over and over again.

Not only was the video cute. . .but it was instilling in Sophia. . .a set of beliefs that will serve her well all the days of her life.

Overcoming What Tries To Hold You Down Or Back

Written by Harold Herring.

If I had a penny for every time someone said to me. . . “the enemy is just trying to hold me down” or “my circumstances are holding me back”. . .I would be able to pay for my dream trip of two weeks in Bora Bora.

When people say that to me my usual response is. . .you know. . .you’re right. . and I don’t want to know your circumstances.

Dictionary.com defines circumstances as:

“a condition, detail, part, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc., that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor”

Spiritually speaking. . .I define circumstance as the circle you’re standing in.

We shouldn’t be standing still. . .we should be moving from glory unto glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

In which case, we would be leaving our circumstances behind.

So for me. . .the question is why do I want to hear about what the person ought to be leaving behind.

Every time someone painstakingly reviews, renews and refreshes their circumstances they are forcing themselves to live them again.

We don’t need to revive our current dilemma . . .we need to seek answers. . .ways to rise above our circumstances. . .whatever they may be.

Happy July 4th

Written by Harold Herring.

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A Fresh Look At July 4th by Bev Herring

Written by Bev Herring.

In 2011, I preached a sermon at a Wisdom Center Women’s Meeting for Dr. Mike Murdock entitled “How to Make America Great Again.”

That was my title long before Donald Trump ran for president and made a catch phrase of Make America Great Again

It’s no myth … but a proven fact that this country was made great and would not even exist were it not for God. That may seem like a bold statement but there are volumes of historical facts to back it up.

Since we are about to celebrate our 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this teaching is one part history lesson and one part call to action … so we can remain One Nation under God.

The United States of America is and has always been a country like no other.

Former Prime minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain once said, “Europe was created by history, America by philosophy.”

There are so many ways God was directly involved in our country but here are five strong ones.

The Power To Change Your Destiny

Written by Harold Herring.

Sometimes we fail to recognize when we are changing or being changed...by the people or circumstances around us. 

There are seven things we need to recognize for they give us the power to change our daily lives and our destiny on planet earth.

1.         Recognize your Enabler

God gives you the breath of life. . .PLUS He enables, enlightens, empowers, equips and energizes you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny.

As a born-again believer you are the recipient of the power of God.

At your disposal you have the nine power gifts of the spirit. . .found in1 Corinthians 12:1-11.  You also have the motivational gifts of the spirit.  Romans 12:6-8.

And the very good news is that God doesn’t want you to miss how much good these gifts can help you.

1 Corinthians 12:1 in the Amplified Bible says:

“NOW ABOUT the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.”

2.         Recognize your opportunity

Making This Day...Your Best Day Ever

Written by Harold Herring.

One of my favorite signs says:

“Good morning!  I’ll be handling all your problems today.  So relax and enjoy your day.  Love, God. P.S. I love you.”

Someone once said:

“Do not face the day, until you have faced God in prayer.”

When you woke up this morning. . .did you expect this to be your best day ever?

What is your expectation for the today?  Is it different than yesterday or the day before?

Do you have any expectation or are you just glad that you made it through another night?

Do you expect to feel better today than you did yesterday?