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.

7 Success Traits To Finish 2015 Strong

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There’s an old saying “what a difference a day makes.”

In fact, it was made into a great song by Dinah Washington. . .but it’s so much more than a song.

Every day we have the opportunity to make a difference.   How can we make a difference in our days?

William Arthur Ward, well-known for his inspirational quotes, offered some pretty good advice when he said:

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

There are 169 days left in this year . . .each one a unique opportunity for us to make 2015 the greatest year of our lives.

Here are seven success habits to make a difference in the 169 days that lie ahead.

Why God Wants Us To Prosper

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Prosper is a word you hear frequently mentioned in sermons, books and other teachings.

In order to properly understand why God wants you to prosper. . .it's important to first gain a scriptural insight on what the word actually means as defined in the Bible.

According to Strong’s Concordance there are three primary Hebrew words used for prosper in the Old Testament.

  1. H6743 is used 49 times and it is translated as:

“to advance, prosper, make progress, succeed, be profitable, to make prosperous”

2 Chronicles 26:5 says:

“And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.”

  1.  H7919 is used 8 times and it is translated as:

7 Keys To being Faithful and Successful

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Many people want “success to be convenient and instantaneous”.  If possible, they’d like to have an app on their smartphone or be able to order it on the internet with free overnight shipping.  It doesn’t work that way.

There is a process to being successful. . .and being faithful is one of the major keys.

Write down this next statement. . .get it embedded in your mental hard drive. . .available for instant recall.

If we’re not faithful with what we’ve got. . .that’s all we’ll ever get.

If we’re not faithful where we are with what we’ve got...we’ll never arrive at any other destination than where we are at this moment very moment.

If we’re not faithful where we are with what we’ve got...it'll take more than Map Quest for us to ever find our way out of mediocrity.

7 Ways To Guarantee Your Financial Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There are so many voices competing for your hard-earned money promising you the good life. . .financial success and independence.

It’s impossible to watch television for thirty minutes without someone making a pitch for your business and, of course, they all have your best interests at heart … haha!

Our financial success is not based on the organization, agency or business that writes our paychecks every two weeks.

Nor is our financial success and independence secured through our knowledge of the financial markets.

Neither is our financial independence safeguarded by the current contents of our retirement and/or investment portfolios.

None of the methods, knowledge or companies I just mentioned can promise without fail. . .our financial success and independence.

However, there is Someone who is ready, willing and able to guarantee our financial success.

Here are seven ways to guarantee your financial success.

1.         Leave the familiar behind.