Three Words. . .Blessed, Broken and Multiplied

Written by Harold Herring.

A few days ago, I was meditating on the word. . .when three words came to my mind.

BLESSED, BROKEN and MULTIPLIED

The Lord directed me to start searching His word. . .as He directed I looked. . .truthfully, for a part of this teaching. . .I was just typing with my eyes closed as He was directing my thoughts into keystrokes on my laptop.

The first thing He said was. . .”let my children know that I want them ‘BLESSED.’”

What does it mean in the natural to be “blessed?”  According to the Roget’s New Millennium Thesaurus” the word blessed has 24 entries:  as a noun, a verb and an adjective.  To be blessed in the human sense is to be:

“happy, blissful, contented, fortunate, joyful, redeemed, saved, welcome, commendable, to be privileged, to possess, to not be in lack, need or want and to be favored.”

In the context of this teaching, the word blessed will mean to not be in lack and to be favored.

The very first thing that God said to Adam and Eve was not. . .

go to church every Sunday,  

read your Bible, pray or support world missions although all of these are wonderful.  The first thing He said is found in Genesis 1:22:

“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

Have you had someone say bless you. . .after you sneezed?  That’s nice but let me tell you what’s really spectacular.

In Genesis 12:3 our Heavenly Father explains what His blessing is all about:

Successfully Dealing With Life's Pressures

Written by Harold Herring.

Are you feeling pressure in your everyday life?  On the job. . .in your finances. . .at home either in your role as a spouse or a parent?

You want to get ahead but sometimes the pressure is almost overbearing.

Peter Marshal, a former Chaplain of the United States Senate, once told the Lord:

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

Perhaps, we need to catch a visual of ourselves becoming like the Hope diamond. . .the most famous of all precious stones.

There seems to be four main causes of pressure. . .whether generated externally or internally.

First, we get overloaded with more to do than the hours of the day will allow us to complete.

Second, we allow our emotions to create worry, anxiety and frustration. . .which drains us emotionally and physically as well.

Third, we begin to play worst case scenarios in our minds . . . imaging the worst things that could possible happen. . .if something is not completed or doesn’t happen.

Winning In Troubled Times

Written by Harold Herring.

If it isn’t obvious that we’re living in the end-times. . .just read the headlines in your local newspaper or listen to your favorite broadcast, cable or internet news source.

There’s an old Ray Charles song entitled “Born to Lose.”  One refrain of the song says:  Born to lose, I've lived my life in vain; every dream has only brought me pain.”

The news media has adopted that philosophy and terminology that bad news sells a lot more than good news. The worse the news … the better in their opinion.  They produce a constant stream of bad news for you to wallow in.

We’re not minimizing the troubles in the world. . .they are plentiful. . .but we don’t need to get caught in despair over what’s happening around us and to us.

There’s still a lot to be thankful for … and a lot of very good people doing miraculous things to change people’s lives for the better.

Here are seven ways to overcome troubled times. 

1.     Don’t RSVP to the Pity Party

Seven Keys To God's Simply Plan For Your Success

Written by Harold Herring.

SEEK … LISTEN … OBEY

Matthew 6:33 says:

 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Job 36:11 in the New Living Translation says:

 “If they listen and obey God, then they will be blessed with prosperity throughout their lives. All their years will be pleasant.”

2 Chronicles 26:5 says:

“…as long as he sought the Lord, god made him to prosper.”

Seeking means to be bold and go after it.

A seeker can’t allow himself or herself be deterred by delays or detours along the way.

In order to receive Biblical prosperity you have got to seek His righteousness then all things will be added unto you.

All things include your mortgage and cars being paid off; your debts paid in full and a properly funded retirement fund.

Dr. Fred Price, A Mighty Man Of God

Written by Harold Herring.

Dr. Fred Price was the first Faith teacher I ever listened to. God used him to change not only my life but that of my entire family. In changing my life. . .Dr. Price's teaching also changed the lives of thousands of others who've heard me speak over the years. I know Dr. Price is enjoying his first day in heaven.

Ignite Your Momentum for 2021

Written by Harold Herring.

Gearing up for the new year? I'm going to share with you seven things to learn and practice during the remainder of 2021.

1.     Learn to maintain your momentum.

Here are seven keys to igniting and maintaining momentum.

First, stop seeing yourself the way others see you.

When we’re confident of who we are in Christ. . .when we exercise our faith . . . when we know we are on the right path. . .then we should never be moved by what others. . .including well-meaning friends and family members may say.

Second, despise not small beginnings.

Zechariah 4:10 says:

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. . .”