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.

7 Keys About Unanswered Prayer

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

As we were in special prayer for our partners...God allowed us to see the intense spiritual battle faced by many of His children.

We felt the concern of His children over their prayers going ‘seemingly’ unanswered.

You may have been praying for changes in your finances...a new job or a promotion...a healing for your body...turning lack into more than enough or children overcoming addictions to alcohol, drugs or sin…but your answer hasn’t manifested…yet.

As we were praying. . .our attention was turned to Daniel 10:12-13 where He drew a direct parallel to what happened to Daniel and what may be happening to you.

“Then he said to me, Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your mind and heart to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come as a consequence of [and in response to] your words.”

Here are seven keys about unanswered prayer.

7 Ways To Let Go Of What's Holding You Back

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“You just don’t know what I’m dealing with.”

“Nobody knows what I have to put up with.”

That reminds me of a country and western song.

“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.”

Guess what?  . . .they don’t want to know.

BUT if you want things to get better than they’ve been. . .you need to stop talking about it. . .rehearsing your hurts. . .leave the past in the past.  Time to move on up.

We need to get a grip on what’s been holding us back from achieving what God created and endowed us to do. . .and from fulfilling His vision for our lives in 2015.

Here are seven ways to let go of what’s been holding you back.

7 Ways To Go Deeper And Pull Closer

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If you're drawing breath on planet earth...there will come moments...times of adversity when you wonder what to do next.

In these moments...your solace will not be found at the local watering hole commiserating with someone as lost as a goose in a blizzard.

Your answer will not be found in extended conversations with friends about why it's unfair you have to deal with these situations.

When trouble strikes and it will...here are seven times we need to go deeper in the Word and pull closer to God.

1.         When you’re disappointed

Here’s the great news. . .regardless of the intensity of the enemy’s attack. . .you will never be put to shame or disappointed.

I realize that’s a bold statement. . . but there are eight verses in the Amplified Bible translation which say exactly that.  Here are three of them.

Psalm 25:3 in the Amplified Bible says:

12 Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever read a scripture that just ignited a mental firestorm. . . stirring your spirit and energizing your fingers on a laptop keyboard?

Here’s the scripture that fired me up today.

Proverbs 12:24 in the New Living Translation says:

“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.”

As I read that scripture I began thinking about the differences between successful and unsuccessful people.

Brian Tracy, the noted author and success teacher, said:

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'”

Being successful is not necessarily the result of your education, experience, family background or luck. . .but neither is being unsuccessful the result of those same things.

Here are twelve differences between successful and unsuccessful people.

7 Reasons You've Got More Than You Can See

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I was talking with a man recently who said:

“People are getting laid off.”                                 People can’t find jobs.”

People are taking pay reductions.”                     People can’t pay their bills.

People are slashing their budgets.”                     Home values are dropping

Savings accounts are being emptied.                 Investments have gone up in smoke.

He looked at me…smiled and said….that’s just what’s happening in my family.

I had another man ask me what was my best investment advice for right now….