Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People by Bev Herring

Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people?

Maybe you’re one of the good people. . .wondering what’s been happening to you.

I believe they are three reasons.

First, the choices you make or don’t make today affect what happens to you in your future.

Just imagine. . .that ten of your brothers were born to your father’s first wife.

7 Ways To Jumpstart Your Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Has the battery on your car ever become weak due to your interior or headlights being left on overnight?

If so, you're probably very familiar with how to jumpstart your car.  It's relatively simple...you connect a pair of jumper cables to your weak battery with that of a strong battery in a car that's idling.

The surge of power energizes your weak battery to run another day.  However, it's best to let the weak battery stay connected for several minutes so it can build up its power.

If your spiritual batteries are weak...you need a jumpstart from the Word of God.  Once your spiritual engine gets revved up...you need to keep attached to the Word of God.

Top 10 - Following God's Laws

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  God’s spiritual laws never change.  Release (give) and increase (prosper); retain (hoard) and decrease (lack).  Proverbs 10:24

  9.  It’s not how smart you are…but your attitude toward others and yourself…that guarantees your success.  Ephesians 4:23 AMP

  8.  You can’t have a negative thought and a positive thought at the same time…your brain doesn’t work that way.

  7.  Where you start in life is not of your choosing…but where you finish is.

  6.  Your words will either empower or enslave you.  The choice is yours.  (Pro 18:21; James 3:10)

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  The person who thinks, writes and talks about having nothing to give is right…and unless they change…they never will.

  4.  God wants you to be prosperous (3 John 2); successful (Joshua 1:8) and to win every battle (2 Corinthians 2:14).  It’s time to embrace His best.

  3.  When what you have in your hand isn’t enough to meet your need…it’s time to turn it to seed.

  2.  THINK about what you do, own, give and experience during the rest of your life.  Commit your THOUGHTS to paper and ACT today.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Learn to recognize the defining moments in your life…when you realize you can accomplish things you previously thought impossible.

7 Reasons The Ungodly Prosper

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

It’s time for everyone to be totally honest.

Have you ever driven along the highway and seen other people drive by in cars much newer or nicer than yours?  Did you wonder why they have a new car when you’re driving a refuge from the salvage yard?

Have you ever ridden through a neighborhood and wondered who owns the expensive houses with the neatly manicured lawns?  Did you ever wonder how they could afford such a place. . .with the nice cars sitting in the driveway?

Have you ever wondered why some of the most ungodly people in your office dress in ways you can’t afford?

And, yes, have you ever asked God why it seems that ungodly people prosper while many of God’s children struggle to just get by?

Be honest. . .now.  Truthfully, there have been times in the past when I wondered about those things.  I think that’s why I was led to write “Seven Reasons The Ungodly Prosper.”

Top 10 - Asking The Right Questions

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  The question is not what God wants…but what you do in response to what He wants.

  9.  Time is the currency of your life…spend it wisely.

  8.  Don’t worry about the approval of others…the question we ought to be asking is…what does God think about what we’re doing.

  7.  If you want to be successful never say “if only” “I can’t” or “I should have.”

  6.  It’s one thing to dream…but it’s totally another thing to make your dreams come true.  Talking about it…won’t make it happen.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  A lack of purpose, plans and passion means you’ll become “The Biggest Loser” and it wont have anything to do with weight loss.

  4.  Guard your time with God very carefully…once you miss it…that time will never be returned to you.  Maximize time in His presence.

  3.  God is not in heaven wringing His hands over your situation wondering what to do.  He will show Himself mighty on your behalf.

  2.  Every time we bless someone by our giving…it raises our level of living.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  You will never be truly rich until you learn how to enrich the lives of those around you.

Top 10 - You Must Choose To Succeed

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  God doesn’t open the windows of heaven for less than ten percent.

  9.  The question is not what God wants...but what you do in response to what He wants.

  8.  A successful man can buy his wife everything she wants and pay cash for it.  A successful woman knows where to find such a man.

  7.  Don’t wait for your circumstances to change…create the changes you desire.

  6.  Our lack of knowledge of God’s Word makes the devil happy.  If he keeps us ignorant of the Word…he can keep us living in lack.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  Your financial environment will not change until you change…and you will not change…until you change the way you think.

  4.  Renewing your thinking is exchanging what you think with what He thinks.

  3.  Satan never showed up in the Garden of Eden until Eve did.  He is terrified when two people come together in the power of agreement.

  2.  Success is not a miracle…it’s a personal decision to activate these seven words.  READ YOUR BIBLE…DO WHAT IT SAYS.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Confidence will take you places doubt never will.  Confidence in Him makes you a winner in life…no matter…what you’re facing.

4 Keys To Victory

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By Bev Herring

Recently some scriptures stirred my spirit to think beyond my imagination as my husband likes to say.

Have you noticed when writers of the New Testament authors like Peter or Paul or John begin to make a point in scripture they give us information but we pass over it because it is not a part of the point they are making?  

In the very opening of 1 Peter 2:11 in the New King James Version Peter puts these words:

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims….”

God’s Word Translation of that same verse says: “Dear friends, since you are foreigners and temporary residents in the world….”

6 Steps To Success_Day 124

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Good morning from Raleigh, North Carolina and welcome to Rich Thoughts For Breakfast on this Sensational Saturday, May 4, 2013…Day 124 of our year of unfulfilled promises BEING fulfilled.

If you’ll think seriously with me for a moment, you will realize that you are one of two kinds of people.

You are either a “can do” person or you are a “can’t do” person.

If you feel you can’t do things, I’m going to give you six points that will take you out of the loser’s circle and put you into the winner’s circle.

No matter how unsuccessful you may have been up to this point, it can change today.

Top 10 - Being Intentional

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Purpose in your heart to do something about your future today.  If you don’t…nobody else will.

  9.  If you don’t like the harvest you’re reaping…change what you’re sowing.

  8.  Never be moved by what others think or say…only by what God directs you to accomplish.

  7.  The price for success is always paid in advance…never after it’s been achieved.

  6.  God is more interested in your availability than your ability.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  We can’t change the past but we can change the future by the decisions we make and the actions we take…TODAY.

  4.  Our words have consequences.  Our faith is either strengthened or weakened by the words we speak.

  3.  If you accept where you are in life…that’s where you’ll stay…until you decide you’re tired of things being the way they are.

  2.  Never allow your circumstances to cloud your thinking, destroy your dreams or make you settle for less than His best for your life.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  As long as you have a dream…you will never be poor.  No one can take your dream away but you can give up on it.  Don’t!

God Can Use Even You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I get over 200 emails a day and that doesn’t count forwarded email . . .which as a rule I don’t open unless it’s from a CLOSE personal friend.  But recently, I came across a piece of forwarded mail from an anonymous author which stirred my faith…so I’ve decided to share it with you.

Subject: Who God Uses

Who God Uses God, grant me the Serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the Courage to change the one I can, and the Wisdom to know it's me.

7 Reasons It's Going To Happen

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I’ve got a word for you. . .whatever you’ve been believing for. . .it’s going to happen.

It’s not a question of if. . .but when.

My fine wife, Bev, shared a scripture with me several days ago that ignited in my spirit and strengthened my belief that. . .whatever you’re believing for. . .trusting is going to happen. . .is going to manifest.

1 Chronicles 28:20 in The Living Bible says:

“Then he continued, “Be strong and courageous and get to work. Don’t be frightened by the size of the task, for the Lord my God is with you; he will not forsake you. He will see to it that everything is finished correctly."

In this powerful verse. . .we find seven reasons what you’re believing for. . .is going to happen.