Think Differently. . .Starting Today

Written by Harold Herring.

It’s one thing to think about what you want to do. It’s another thing to speak about what you plan to do.

But, it’s an entirely different matter to act on what you’ve been thinking and speaking about doing.

One evening, after a particularly long day. . .I came across James 1:22-24 in the Message Bible which says:

“Don't fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don't act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.”

I was struck by five words in this passage of scripture when it says:

ACT ON WHAT YOU HEAR!

Even before the Lord dropped Rich Thoughts into my spirit nearly twelve years ago, I’ve always considered myself a Rich Thinker. . .someone who acted on what they believed.

As I was reflecting on this. . .the Lord directed me to challenge us to think differently.

Action Step #1   Start with Rich Thoughts.

Unlimited Access To An Open Heaven

Written by Harold Herring.

Do you feel like shouting?   You will after reading Deuteronomy 28:12-13 in the Amplified Bible which says:

The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.  And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.”

These two verses contain seven priceless benefits. . .giving you unlimited access to an open heaven.

This unlimited access is available to every believer who follows two simple instructions.  A hint: they are found in the last sentence of the verse above.  Here are the seven priceless benefits.

1.      You have unlimited access to the treasures of heaven.

Let me put it another way. . .your heavenly treasure has more wealth than King Solomon, King Midas and the world’s 2,208 billionaires combined and tripled.  In fact, all that accumulated wealth would just be chump change when compared to the treasury in heaven to which you have unlimited access.

As I started writing this teaching. . .I was led to Genesis 28:12 which says:

Releasing Resurrection Power In Your Life

Written by Harold Herring.

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 says:

“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

As I was meditating on this scripture. . .I felt the Lord leading me to write on this passage. At first, I wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted me to write about.

Did He want me to write about how Resurrection Sunday should be celebrated 52 weeks a year?

Did God want me to remind everyone that He is the greatest giver? That He gave us His only begotten Son that we might have eternal life?

Did He want me to remind everyone that He allowed the birth, life, death, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus because “. . . He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died”as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:20 (NLT).

But then, at His urging, I looked up the words “. . .in Christ shall all be made alive”in the Strong’s Concordance.

What does it mean to be alive? Is it just the opposite of being dead? Absolutely not, it’s so much more.

According to the Random House Dictionary the primary definition for alive is:

Manifesting Our Spiritual Renovation

Written by Harold Herring.

Have you ever had a cell phone, iPad, computer or other electronic toy wear down or out?

When this occurs you can often send the electronic gizmo back to the manufacturer where it will be refurbished according to the manufacturer’s specifications. . .making it as good as new. . .at least, according to them.

Sometimes we need to be mentally and spiritually refurbished. . .going us back to our manufacturer. . .our Creator. . .for a makeover. . .do over or get over. . .whichever is more appropriate and needed.

If you have renovated an older house you know. . .it’s a process of changing those things that need renovation.

You replace the old flooring with a new more updated look and style.

You replace the old electrical wiring with new. . .to eliminate static interference with your new electronics or prevent a fire hazard.

You replace the outdated exterior and interior wall colors with new vibrant colors and textures.

You replace the old appliances and furniture with new. . .to reflect in changes in time and your taste.

The same parallel is true when we renew our minds.

7 Things Successful People Will Never Say

Written by Harold Herring.

I literally have hundreds of quotes and multiplied dozens of books on success.

I’ve written enough about success to create a book the size of War and Peace. . .which by the way is 1,225 pages.

But, I’m been prompted to discuss it again. . .this time from a different perspective. Here are seven things a successful person will never say.

1.      I’ll try.

The word “try” means it’s not going to happen.

In life you either do something or you don’t. Trying to do something just doesn’t cut it.

In seminars around the world, I’ve asked people to try and take an ink pen out of my hand. They always reach up and take the pen. Then I tell them that I told them to try and take the pen out of my hand.

Here’s a revelation. . .you don’t try anything; you either do or you don’t.

Adversity To Victory

Written by Harold Herring.

As I was writing this teaching. . .I had just prayed over more prayer requests than I can count. People facing unknown transitions and difficult choices.

Are you going through a transition?

Does it seem that you're facing difficult problems without seeing an answer in sight?

If so, this teaching is for you.

David was in a time of transition. . .He had been anointed by the Prophet Samuel to be King of Israel.

However, David was far from the throne. He was living as an outcast on the run from the current King, Saul, and dwelling among his enemies the Philistines.

On top of all of it, David’s spiritual guide and mentor, the Prophet Samuel, had just died.

1 Samuel 25:1 says: