15 Thought-Provoking Facts About July 4th

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

July 4th is not just another holiday.

It's much more than a trip to the beach, lake or pool.  It's much more than a picnic in the park or backyard.  This holiday is more than oohing and awing at fireworks displays.

July 4th is about freedom and liberty won and maintained through great personal sacrifice, commitment and faith.

Our independence was won by those who were willing to pay the ultimate price to that you and I could enjoy a holiday such as this.

I feel led to share with you 15 interesting, inspiring and sometimes humorous things about July 4th, our Day of Independence.

Top 10 - Reasons To Change

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  It’s impossible to have faith for what you don’t have knowledge of.

9.  TODAY...do the things necessary to change your future into the reality you desire.

8.  Your breakthrough is ignited by who you’re listening to.

7.  The bad thing about being a one-man band...is that when the leader tires the music stops. Build your inner circle of leaders

6.  The world says...I'll believe it when I see it. The Word of God says when you believe it. . .you will see it.

Here are the Top Five Rich Thoughts

5.  You will either take charge of your own life or allow others and/or the past to control who you are…and what you accomplish

4.  Whenever...we stop blaming other people for our problems...we are one step closer to solving them.

3.  Don’t live in the pain of your past. If you think looking back is a good idea...ask Lot's wife what she thinks about it.

2.  Don't worry about changing other people...change yourself and you'll be amazed at how quickly they change.

1.  The only way to effectively change your circumstances is for you to personally change how you look at them.

7 Steps To A Miracle Harvest

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

You Can Experience Miracle Manifestation In Your Life Now…..

Here are 7 Steps on how you can personally experience a Miracle Manifestation:

1.         You’ve got to believe in miracles

Psalm 86:8,10 in the New Living Translation says:

 “Nowhere among the pagan gods is there a god like you, O Lord.  There are no othermiracles like yours.  For you are great and perform great miracles.  You alone are God.”

You serve a God of Miracles.  A miracle is the supernatural intervention of God in the problems of your life.

By believing in the power of God, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Top 10 - Success Tips

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Money that you sow into the Kingdom of God may leave your bank account. . .but it never leaves your life. Galatians 6:7

9.  God is not going to open a door for failure in your life. You might, but He won’t.

8.  On your journey to success. . .you may need to leave your homeboy. . .home. Never let who you're hanging with. . .hang you out to dry.

7.  TODAY...do the things necessary to change your future into the reality you desire.

7 Characteristics of Effective Leadership

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Over the past three and one-half years. . .I’ve written 42 blogs and/or television programs on leadership.

You would think that I had covered on the bases on the do’s and don’ts of being a leader.  At least, that’s what I thought . . .until God allowed me to see something in a way that I’d never seen it before.

As the passage begins Moses is being paid a visit by Jethro, his father-in-law.  If I may, I want to have a popular culture moment. 

The Jethro of the scripture reminds me of Jethro Gibbs from the NCIS TV show . . .in terms of his demeanor and approach to life.  Oh well, let’s read. . .

7 Ways to Create Greater Opportunities

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever said or heard someone say, “I just need the right opportunity.”

Before you can ever really have an opportunity you must know where it comes from.

2 Corinthians 2:12 in The Living Bible says:

“Well, when I got as far as the city of Troas, the Lord gave me tremendous opportunities to preach the Gospel.”

God wants us using every opportunity we have. . .RIGHT NOW.

7 Ways My Father Influenced Who I Am

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

When I was a freshman in college. . .we were asked to write a paper on the greatest man we’d ever met. It was an easy and immediate decision for me . . .I wrote about my Father.

Since that first year of college. . .I’ve met five Presidents, two Vice-Presidents, numerous Generals, Admirals, sports stars, singers, international ministry leaders and assorted other celebrities and persons in authority.

If I were asked to write the same paper during this the 25thanniversary of my 39thbirthday year. . .I would still write about my father. . .for whom I will always call Daddy, so why change.

Top 10 - For Change

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  When God gives you a vision it's not for you as you are...but as He knows you can be. Begin to see yourself...the way He sees you.

9.  You can't have more until you're willing to admit you've been living in less than His best.

8.  Never allow yourself to be limited by the negative opinions of others.  If God doesn't limit you why should you let anyone else?

Top 10 - What's Important

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Be the one who initiates change . . . even while others hesitate.

  9.  God wants you prosperous because poor people can't really help poor people very much. You're blessed to be a blessing.

  8.  Straying from God is not a result of what’s in your bank account but rather what’s in your heart.

7 Keys To Your Surplus

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Has God ever used a conversation with someone to ignite a word in your spirit?

That happened to me as I was talking with Doug, a faithful ministry partner and friend from Saint Augustine, Florida.

When I asked Doug, who is a very successful land developer, how things were going. . . he said, “Well Brother Harold, the best way to describe it is ‘maintaining.’  I’ve just been maintaining for the past two years.”

10 Ways Employees Steal

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Things to Know

If I were to ask if you ever stole from your employer you would probably say, “Absolutely not.” In fact, you might even get offended by the question. My purpose is not to offend you but to provoke you to good works.

How does a person steal from an employer?