"Are You Kidding Me?"..."Don't Say That!"

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Brother Kenneth Hagin in talking about believers once said:

“Bless their darling hearts and stupid heads.”

Sometimes I’m amazed at what comes out of the mouths of Christians.

I’m talking about people who love God with all their hearts.  People who are in church every time the doors are open.  People who will no doubt go to heaven.

But sometimes they say things that are just stupid. . .spiritually speaking, of course.

For instance. . .

7 Questions About God's Plans For Us

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 in the Message Bible says:

After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot.

“Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work.

It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. . .”

As we read, re-read and re-read theses verse again. . .we knew God was giving us a powerful revelation we were to share with His children.

Here are seven questions about God’s plans for us.

1.  Where do you want to go?

The key to success is to determine why you are where you are. . .where God wants you to be. . .create a plan to get there. . .and start where you are with what you’ve got.

7 Ways To Know If It's A Winning Idea

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States, once said:

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.”

If you’ve got a great mind. . .focused on ideas. . .raise your hand.

Yes, I know we can’t see you but. . .God can.

And He’s the One that counts.

People who think about and act on ideas. . .are the ones who become winners in life.

Henry Ward Beecher once said:

“The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.”

7 Keys To A Financial Breakthrough

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Need a financial breakthrough? 

Let’s establish some basic facts.

First, our God is a God of breakthroughs and miracles.

Second, make sure the windows of heaven are open over your life.

Third, He hears and answers your prayers because He promised He would.

Fourth, His best is not about us living from miracle to miracle.

Fifth, if you doubt your miracle manifestation . . .you will do without it.

Sixth, make your breakthrough a part of your daily confession.

Seventh, stop doing stupid things financially and begin using His wisdom.

7 Keys To Where You'll Be On New Year's Eve

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There are 78 days left in 2015. . .this article is designed to help you imagine where you want to be on New Year’s Eve.  It will be here before you know it.

I’m not talking about which church service or party you will attend but where you will be in life. . .that night.  Will you have achieved your goals?  Will you be full of anticipation and expectation about 2016?

Let’s start by establishing a very basic fact.  There are only two ways you can see what will be happening on New Year’s Eve.

First, with your natural eyes.

Second, with your imagination.

The word imagination is defined in the Merriam Webster Intercollegiate Dictionary as:

Answering The Right Question Meets Every Need

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

One of my favorite teachings is entitled “Don’t Be Hypnotized By The Appearance of Lack.”

Matthew 14:15 in the New Living Translation says:

“That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”

The disciples brought Jesus a negative report.

Now get a picture of this…those closest to Jesus . . . those who had seen Him heal blinded eyes, restore lame limbs, and work mighty miracles. . .those closest to Him were hypnotized by the appearance of lack.

7 Keys To Receiving At Just The Right Time

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever had something come through at just the right time to meet a specific need?

I know we have. . .

I remember once when our bookkeeper made a mistake which resulted in our owing $14,000 in taxes. . .which we discovered a few days before it had to be paid.  And frankly, at the time we didn’t have that amount of cash readily available.

We prayed and moved on . . . believing God would provide.

I was speaking that next Sunday at a church in southern California. . .it was an incredible service.

Can you imagine my surprise when the Pastor handed me a check for $16,000 for preaching a one-hour Sunday morning service?

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: