7 Turning Points To Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you at a turning point in your life?

Do you need to change from living in lack to walking in abundance?

Do you need to experience the healing touch of Jehovah Rapha?

Do you need to see your long-lost family members being born-again and proclaiming Jesus as the Lord of their lives?

Are you ready to receive your turning point?

1 Thessalonians 1:9 in The Living Bible says:

“For they keep telling us about the wonderful welcome you gave us, and how you turned away from your idols to God so that now the living and true God only is your Master.”

People who experience turning points. . .generally do so because of a life-changing circumstance (loss of a job, sickness etc.) or a catastrophic event that happens around them.  Unfortunately, it normally takes adversity for us to have an ear to hear God about turning our lives around.

Reaching a turning point in our lives. . .normally involves three things.

7 Stupid Things...Spiritually Thinking

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If you are a born-again, church attending, Bible-reading believer there are certain things you should know…if you don’t already know.

If you’ve heard certain truth but are not living that truth. . .then you’ve made a conscious decision to be stupid.

For the record, the definition of stupid is knowing what to do or believe but not doing it.

Here are seven stupid things…spiritually speaking.

First, doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.

We can’t keep living in the past. . .while expecting our future to be better.

No question about it…we must release to the past to seek a better future.  Remember, these two words. . .release and seek.

Proverbs 29:18 in the Amplified Bible says:

What Kind Of Giver Are You?

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Martin Luther once said:

“People go through three conversions in their Christian faith: their head, their heart, and their pocketbook – unfortunately, not all at the same time!”

However, there is a definite progression for those who seek the Lord and honor him with their giving.

Several years ago, my fine wife Bev and I conducted a weekend seminar at the Church For All Nations in Porte Alegre, Brazil.

The church meets in a movie theater and the stage is five feet above the auditorium floor.  The Friday night service was fabulous. . .people were set free from the bondage of debt and lack.  There was weeping and shouting. . .it was awesome.

We didn’t think it could get any better. . .until Saturday night.

As I began speaking people spontaneously started walking and then running to the stage where they began laying and throwing money and other valuables at my feet.

I stopped preaching and started laying hands on each person and spoke a blessing over them. 

Believe In Yourself...Jesus Does

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

How do you see yourself?

Wait. . .don’t answer that.

Too many people, especially Christians get down on themselves because they’re not looking at themselves through the mirror of God.

We don’t generally see ourselves the way He sees us.

We should never let our friends or society label us. . .instead we need to find out what the Word of God says about us.

Let’s talk about how God sees you. And then believe He means what He says.

1 Peter 2:9-10 in the Amplified Bible says:

7 Keys To Deliverance From Financial Bondage

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Can you imagine how Moses must have felt?

The first time he tried to help his people he ended up on the backside of the desert.

Talk about discouragement . . .Moses had every reason to be discouraged.

He was going to change the world! He was going to create a better environment for his people!  He was going to make a difference!  But instead he was rejected by his people. . .exiled from power and lost his position of prominence.

Life as Moses had known it . . .was over.

The first 40 years of his life, Moses had been somebody.

For the next forty years of his life, he was a nobody.

Avoid Being A Person Of Two Minds

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever been really pumped up on Sunday morning only to fall short by Tuesday afternoon?

Have you ever experienced a sudden burst of faith during a thought-provoking sermon only to fizzle out at the first sign of adversity?

A lack of consistency can cause your faith to dwindle and your hopes to sag.

Often people refer to this as being double minded.

James 1:8 says:

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

In his New Testament letter, the Apostle James uses the term double-minded twice.  One in James 1:4 and again in James 4:8.

According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word for double-minded is G1374 and it means:

“double-minded, wavering, uncertain, doubting, divided in interest”

Just For You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Ten or so years ago, there was a movie entitled “Fifty First Dates” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.   In the story. . .Drew Barrymore has short-term memory loss; she can’t remember anything that happened the day before.

So every morning the Sandler character has to woo the Barrymore character all over again from the beginning hoping she’ll like him.  At the end of the movie, he prepares a video for her to watch each morning which remind her of things in her life which she was forgotten.

That’s a movie. . .but let me tell you about something and someone who is real.

There are seven things God is giving each of us.  However, sometimes it seems we have short term memory loss when it comes to remembering what God has done for us.

That’s why we have a book of life. . .called the Bible which we can and should refer to on a daily basis.

7 Success Keys From The Greatest Book Ever

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

What does it take to be successful in whatever your hands find to do?

Some would say. . .an undergraduate or post-graduate education.  Perhaps, but it’s important to note that Bill Gates never graduated from college. . .neither did Michael Dell. . .nor Debbie of Mrs. Fields Cookies. . nor did 1 out of 4 of the wealthiest 500 people in the United States. In addition, we don’t know how many are even pursuing the field they graduated in.

I have a college degree but I can’t say that I use any of my training in what I do. And my fine wife Bev feels the same way. 

Lest you get the wrong idea that we’re down on college . . . that’s not necessarily true.  It has its place if you need specific training to get where you want to go.

In other words, I want my doctor to have gone to medical school but lots of higher degrees isn’t for everyone despite the fact that society pushes everyone to have a degree.

Your Miracle Is In The Fire

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever wondered. . .God, why do I have to go through this?

Or perhaps, you thought. . .why am I going through the fire?

While I realize that no one wants to go through hard times…

I can tell you with absolute certainty what you will find in the fire.

It’s your miracle.  That’s right.

Your miracle is in the fire.

My favorite Bible story as a child was about the three Hebrews thrown into the fiery furnace.  I loved this story even more than Daniel in the lion’s den.

Before we go any further. . .once again. . .I’m going to make a powerful, life-changing statement that I want you to write down.

7 Keys To Your Turning Point

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If you been trying to stay afloat in the storms of life. . .if you need encouragement for the battles you’re in. . .then. . .tonight’s teaching is just for you.

Mark 4:35-40 in the Amplified Bible says:

“35 On that same day [when] evening had come, He said to them, Let us go over to the other side [of the lake].

36 And leaving the throng, they took Him with them, [just] as He was, in the boat [in which He was sitting]. And other boats were with Him.

37 And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.

38 But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?

39 And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).

40 He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no firmly relying trust)?”

7 Scriptural Mistakes That Steal The Power

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“The greatest achievement of the enemy is not an active sinner but an inactive Christian unaware of the power available to them.”

I recently posted that statement on Facebook and Twitter….it generated a lot of likes, retweets and shares.

There are some believers. . .I choose not to say many believers. . .who continually wonder why they are not walking in the prosperity and success promised in the Bible.  Truthfully, it’s because they do not understand or fully utilize the power of God available to and through them in their daily lives.

How do we walk in the power, success and prosperity of God?  It all begins with faith.

The next three scriptures are going to make you SHOUT!!!

Romans 15:13 in the Amplified Bible says:

“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”

The experience. . .the exercising of our faith unleashes the power of the Holy Spirit.