What God Will Bless and What He Won't

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Would you like to be known as a successful person or as someone who just gets by?

Would you like to meet and socialize with important people?  And by the way, there is a difference between important and successful people.

Seem impossible to you?  It’s not. . .according to the Word of God specifically in Proverbs 22:29 in the King James Version which says:

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” 

The key to meeting, working and socializing with important people is to be “diligent” in your business.

It’s important to understand that being diligent in your business does not necessarily mean you have to own your own business.

The word diligent is the Hebrew word mahiyr (H4106) which means:

“quick, prompt, skilled, ready.”

The Message Bible translation of Proverbs 22:9 says:

“Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don't take a backseat to anyone.”

You Get Blessed By Doing It

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Some of you know that years ago I was in politics on a national level.

So drawing on my vast knowledge of how and why people get elected. . .I’m willing if you want me to tell you who’s going to win the 2016 election.

However, God stirred in my imagination what would happen if someone were to die today before the election results were known to the rest of us in nine days.

As the person entered heaven...God allowed me to see this person asking Him "who will win the election?" To which, God boldly replied, "I will."

"The people whose candidate lost...prayed to me for the safety and protection of the country from evil.

"The people whose candidate won...praised me for their victory and the next four years.

"In both cases...I WIN....because the people prayed."

Think about it.

You Are. . .Who He Says You Are

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Make no mistake in your thinking . . .God created you to be a leader.

You can also know that the enemy has used and is continuing to use some clever tactics to keep you from realizing that YOU ARE A LEADER.  Sadly, many believers allow him to get away with this deadly deception.

You may never have thought of yourself as a leader and truthfully, what you think will hinder what you accomplish. 

The real question is what does God think and say about your being a leader. . .how does God see you?

Ephesians 2:10 in the New Living Translation says:

For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

“You are God’s masterpiece” . . .does that sound like you’re a failure, a has been or a never was?  Not only are you His masterpiece. . .but He has plans for you.

I’m going to make a statement and I want you to get it down inside of you. . .in fact, if you get nothing else from this teaching, get this:

Preparing For Victory

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

We have 73 days remaining in 2016. . .it’s time for each of us to prepare for the battles ahead. . .and the victories to come.

Here are seven preparations for your inevitable successes even in the midst of adversity.

# 1     Prepare for battle.

Alexander Graham Bell once said:

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

Ephesians 6:13 in the Message Bible says:

“Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.”

The World English Dictionary defines preparation as:

How To Finish 2016 Strong And Successful

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I’m going to say something that is an absolute fact.

There is nothing or nobody that can rob you of your divine destiny or keep you from manifesting the promises of God in your life.

Debt cannot. . .Depression cannot. . .Disappointment cannot. . .Discouragement cannot.  Nothing, and I mean nothing, can keep you from having perfect peace and His confidence in every situation unless you choose otherwise.

We choose . . .every day. . . whether we will serve the world with all its tribulation, trials, distress and frustration or whether we will serve the God of perfect peace.

John 16:33 in the King James Version says:

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

I think it’s also important to notice that the scripture says “be of good cheer.”  That means not to mope around with an “oh- woe- is- me attitude.”

Try this. . .the next time the enemy attacks you, your family, finances or health, laugh at him or the circumstances.  Tell him that you are wise to his tricks and they’re not going to work on you anymore and go back to keeping your eyes on the Lord.

But “Brother Harold, how can I be of good cheer with what I’m going through?”

You choose . . . because you are a creature of free will. . .you can choose to be cheerful (that’s what the Word says we’re to do when we stand on His Word) or you can choose the “nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” mentality.

Here are two scriptures that confirm the success of God’s way over the world’s way:

Possessing An Abundance Mentality

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“Brother Harold, there’s just no money available.  It seems if the windows of heaven have closed over us.”

You would be surprised and saddened by how many times I hear variations of that statement.

According to the FBI there is $1.4 trillion dollars in U.S. notes (paper money) in circulation.  If that cash were to be divided equally among the 322,762,018 people living in the United States each person would have an average of $4,337.56 in cash on hand (not counting what’s been stuffed in mattresses or other hiding places no one knows about.

The problem is not a shortage of money. . .we just need it to end up in the right hands.

Most Christians believe there is great insufficiency in the world …that they must live their lives in insufficiency.

Let me assure you God says, “There is more than enough.” In fact, He says, “The good life is your portion!”

Do you see how Satan is waging a battle in your mind, a battle of containment? It is hard for many to grasp just “having enough,” let alone seeing God wants you to have more than enough.

Remember, it is the world’s money managers that teach insufficiency, shortage, and want. They feel that’s the way to keep prices up, through contrived, manipulated shortage!

But we are not of this world, and our God and King declares that the basis of His Kingdom is abundance! John 10:10 in the King James Version plainly says:

7 Keys To The Good Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

A few days ago I read an interesting quote by someone who said:

“I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.”

I really like that quote, however, I would make a small, but significant change.

I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life because the Word of God says I can.

There’s no question God wants us to have the best life we can.  In fact, in this teaching you’ll hear over 20 scriptures where we’re told to experience the good life.

So what does it really mean to live the good life?

Does the good life consist of having the latest electronic toys and gadgets. . .traveling to exotic locations for lengthy vacations. . .living in the biggest house in the nicest neighborhood. . .being successful in business and in your investments?

7 Steps To Become A Conqueror

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

We love reading.  That’s no surprise to those who know us.

I particularly enjoy reading quotes. . .as they most often provoke my thinking, stir my creativity while igniting my spirit.

I was reading about Virgil, the Roman poet, when I came across three amazing quotes he made about you.

Yes, YOU!!

I realize he’s been dead 2,035 years. . .but I’m absolutely confident he had you in mind when he came out with these three words of wisdom.

First, “They can because they think they can.”

Years ago, I cut the words “quit” “try” “compromise” and “can’t” out of my dictionary.  It was a symbolic gesture as I didn’t want these words to be a part of my vocabulary . . . especially the word “can’t.”

The word “can’t” when spoken by Christians in reference to God’s will for their lives is grammatically or spiritually inaccurate.  In fact, the word “can’t” is contrary to the Word and will of God.

Philippians 4:13 says:

7 Keys To Spiritual Boldness

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Would you like to have spiritual boldness?

You don’t need an expensive seminar or weekend conference to gain spiritual boldness.

There have been some good books written on developing boldness and confidence but the best advice on the subject. . .was written thousands of years ago.

Developing spiritual boldness is not an outside job. . .but rather. . .an inside work.

Ephesians 3:12 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

Our 24/7 access to our Heavenly Father. . .was made possible by the blood of Jesus on Calvary’s cross.

2 Corinthians 3:12 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

Clearing The Hurdles To Your Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If you watched any of the Olympic competition. . .perhaps you caught the  track and field events with the 100M and 400M hurdles. 

The runners sprint. . .clearing a number of hurdles. . .before sprinting again to the finish line. 

In other words. . .they face a number of hurdles or obstacles on their way to victory.

Everyday. . .you and I have hurdles. . .obstacles we have to overcome if we want to be successful in life and effective for the Kingdom.

Gail Devers, a three-time Olympic champion and member of the National Track and Filed Hall of Fame, said:

“In my race, there are 10 hurdles, but in life, there is always a hurdle. There is always something you gotta get over, and it's what you do, you know.”

Let’s look at seven hurdles you have to clear to gain the victory in life.

Why Giving Is Important To God

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Giving is important to God. . .that’s why it should be important to us.

In fact, God sets giving apart from going to church. . .praying. . .even living a righteous life.

Genesis 8:22 in the King James Version says:

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

As long as the earth exists there will be temperature changes. . .cold and heat which establish the seasons of the year.

God is clearly saying that day and night. . .a separation of time will exist as long as the earth remainsA time for working and a time for resting.

These are things that are so integral to our daily lives that to doubt their probability would be ridiculous. 

Yet, it is interesting to note that the very first thing listed in Genesis 8:22 is sowing and reaping.