7 Ways To Know God's Plan

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

God scheduled an appointment for you before you were ever born. It’s a part of your destiny . . . His purpose and plans for your life.

Let’s talk about two scriptures in Jeremiah.

First, Jeremiah 1:5 in the Amplified Bible says:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Your loving Heavenly Father had plans for you even before you were born.

God Is Clearing Out Your Spiritual Enemies

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Make no mistake about it. . .if God promises us something. . .makes a covenant with us. . .it’s going to happen . . . unless we ignore His instructions or give up or in first.

Our circumstances don’t matter. . .the problems that we’re currently facing don’t matter. . . but our obedience to His Word definitely matters..

Having said that. . .let me tell you there are going to be times when you wonder what’s going on. . .simply because you may not be able to perceive that God is working in and through your life to manifest His precious promises.

During these times. . .it’s critical to understand there is definitely an enemy waiting in the shadows hoping to knock you off course. . .frustrate you. . .so you NEVER manifest God’s promises.

7 Keys To The God-Kind Of Faith

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you expecting a promise from God to be fulfilled?  Are you trusting God for a financial breakthrough?  Are you facing seemingly insurmountable odds?

If so, you must make sure that your faith is strong and unmovable.  You must believe as Abraham and Sarah did and stand firm until your victory appears.

Romans 4:17-22 in The Living Bible says:

17 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say that God made Abraham the father of many nations. God will accept all people in every nation who trust God as Abraham did. And this promise is from God himself, who makes the dead live again andspeaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past.

18 So, when God told Abraham that he would give him a son who would have many descendants and become a great nation, Abraham believed God even though such a promise just couldn’t come to pass! 19 And because his faith was strong, he didn’t worry about the fact that he was too old to be a father at the age of one hundred, and that Sarah his wife, at ninety, was also much too old to have a baby.

7 Keys To Ever-Increasing Faith

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

When I was dating my fine wife Bev. . .there was a popular song by Diana Ross entitled “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

“If you need me, call me

No matter where you are

No matter how far

Just call my name

I'll be there in a hurry

Who's Determining Your Lot In Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“Well, I can’t do anything about my situation. . .it’s just my lot in life.”

When I heard that statement. . .I wanted to shout out.

“Are you kidding me?”

Do you realize how spiritually ignorant and harmful such a statement is?

“Are you listening to yourself?"

Do you understand the words you’re sowing into your future?  They will either bring a mega harvest of blessing or a crop failure?

7 Reasons To Do It And Not Just Talk About It

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

A failure to act. . .is an action that is sure to fail.

We make a decision to fail. . .when we allow fear to prevent us from stepping out of our comfort zone or from taking a step of faith.

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 take a risk when it lines up with His Word.

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

Proverbs 24:16 in the New Living Translation says:

7 Characteristics Of A Champion

Written by Bev Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

For sports fans this is an exciting time of the year.  National Football League teams are headed to the Super Bowl...each hoping to win the Championship trophy.

College basketball is in full swing. . .each team with their eye on becoming national champions.

Major league baseball is gearing up for the start of spring training next month with each team dreaming of becoming World Series champions.

Yes, when we think of champions. . .we think of those who win sports titles. . .either as a team or through individual efforts.

It is not easy to become a champion. . .it takes determination. . .practice. . .exercise. . .discipline and, yes. . .commitment to never give up, give in, back up, back down, sit down, quit or walk away until victory is achieved.

7 Reasons God Doesn't Do Average

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

To accomplish our goals for 2015. . .an average effort is not enough.  An average commitment is not enough.  Average desire is not enough.

A.W. Tozier, the noted theologian, wrote:

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.”

Being average is a settled for. . .kind of life.

The average person settles for whatever comes their way. . .by resigning themselves to exist as they are…by refusing to make the effort to move beyond and out of their comfort zone. . .into the kind of life God desires for them.

7 Things Not To Do In 2015

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I got excited thinking about how our first SUNDAY NITE LIVE of the year should be a positive, uplifting and motivating message.

So you can imagine our surprise when we were led to teach the seven things not to do in 2015.

Please understand this is not a negative teaching but rather one that’s instructive providing a clear direction on what the Word says we should and shouldn’t be doing in the New Year. . .or, for that matter. . .any other year.

1.         Bad attitude

Avoid These 7 Distractions To Your Focus

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever met someone who was educated beyond their intelligence?  People who think they know more than others. . .or they always have the right answer, no matter what.

I’ve met my share of Christians who feel they’re more spiritually mature. . .advanced beyond ordinary Christians. 

Recently, I had a brief conversation with someone who said. . .”I heard you talking about focus but you need to know that word is not in the King James Bible.

I must admit my first mental response was less than spiritual. . .as I’m not amused by pride and conceit.

I regained my spiritual focus. . .and shared that the word focus is in the Amplified (1);  God’s Word Translation (28); Message Bible (28) and the New Living Translation (4).

Christmas...It's About You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Good morning and welcome to Rich Thoughts for Breakfast on this glorious Christmas Day….December 25, 2014.

I’m joined this morning by my fine wife Bev….of 42 years….9 months….21 days.

Do you know if you’re receiving that gift this Christmas that you hinted about. . .the one gift you’re believing for?  Perhaps, it’s that one gift you bought yourself.

I was going to wait until the end of the call to share what I know is my favorite Christmas gift this year.

No, it’s not an Audi A8 thought that would be a HUGE BLESSING.  It’s not a trip to Bora Bora though I would LOVE that.  It’s not a cruise for our 43rd wedding anniversary on March 4th thought that we be FABULOUS.

It’s not even more time with our daughters who live in Los Angeles or our sons our grand sugars who live in Fort Worth. . .though that would be priceless.