7 Keys To Keep On Keeping On

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

In order to be successful as an Olympic athlete. . .you must keep on keeping on.

In other words. . .you must be persistent in your daily routine everything from diet to exercise. . .to a constant vision of seeing yourself crossing the finish line in whatever category that might be … with your hands raised in victory.

Perseverance is in the New Testament 32 times and its most frequently translated as:

“patience; endurance; patient waiting”

The term literally means “remaining under” or standing firm despite opposition.

In life, we will face many challenges. . .and adversities.

Human nature will want you to rationalize that other people seem to have it easier than you. . .and in some cases, you may be right.

But the Bible says that joy is based not on an absence of difficulty but on discovering your gifts and using them for the benefit of the Kingdom of God.

Booker T. Washington said:

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Rich Thoughts for Breakfast Audio

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7 Things To Do When Facing The Storms Of Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever been in a serious thunderstorm. . .or maybe even a hurricane or tornado?

I’ve never been in a tornado but I have been through a couple of hurricanes and many serious thunderstorms.

During our time in Texas. . .it was not unusual to have thunderstorms with 60-70 mile an hour winds and frequent lightning strikes.  I remember one storm where there were over 1,000 lighting strikes in an hour.

When serious storms come up. . .we’re looking for a safe place. 

How would you react if you were in the middle of the sea when a violent storm arose?

Mark 4:37 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“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.”

The disciples and Jesus were crossing the Sea of Galilee when a violent storm began to rage.  The disciples were frightened, fearful and faithless in the midst of what they perceived to be a potentially, deadly situation.

Top 10 - Acting On God's Instruction

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

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

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

  8.  If you’ve spent your life making other people rich...isn’t it time you begin to do something for you and the ones you love?

  7.  Living your life through the rearview mirror is a reckless way to drive into your future.

  6.  I will never give up, give in, back up, back down, sit down, quit or walk away until the Body of Christ is debt free.

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

  5.  Praying tonight for everyone to have a teachable attitude…an insatiable appetite for learning and a commitment to excellence.

  4.  Your scriptural mentality will determine your financial reality.

  3.  God has given us the power to get wealth…not welfare. Deuteronomy 8:18

  2.  Your future is in front of you....unless you decide to live in the past.

 # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Where God guides you…He provides for you.

Focus Your Expectation With Confidence

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Life Strategies

Focus your expectation with confidence in the Lord.

When we focus on the Word. . .we position ourselves for victory over incredible circumstances.

Matthew 14:28-29 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.  He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.”

The scripture doesn’t say Peter took a step or two and began to sink. It says he walked.  How far did he walk. . .I don’t know?  But it had to be some distance from the boat.

Peter focused on Jesus. . .which meant He was focusing on the Word of Jesus.

Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-3).  As long as Peter focused on the Word . .  . there was no limitation to what he could achieve. . .even walking on the water.  But. . .

Matthew 14:30 in the Amplified Bible says:

A Confession Over The Seeds We Sow

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“Father, in the name of Jesus, I command this Holy Spirit led-seed to go where I tell it to go. . .to do what I tell it to do. I speak that it will not return void.  In the strong name of Jesus, by the authority of the Word in Matthew 16:19 which says that whatever is bound on earth is bound in heaven. . .I bind any and every hindering spirit that would seek crop failure for the precious seed that I’m sowing.


"The Word says in John 16:23 that whatever I ask in your name. . .you will give it to me.  Father, just as a farmer expects a harvest from the seed he sows into the ground. . .I’m claiming my mega harvest over the seed that I’ve sown.  I’m standing in expectation for an immediate bumper crop harvest.  In the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen.”

Top 10 - Truth and Trust

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  If God didn’t want us to be successful…why would He tell us exactly how to become successful in His Word?

  9.  “I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe.” Smith Wigglesworth

  8.  What you believe on the inside…will determine what you achieve on the outside.

  7.  Fear is the devil’s anointing and it’s kept many a good person from fulfilling their divine destiny.

  6.  Your time is your life…if you waste your time…you’ve wasted your life.

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

  5.  I don’t need an agent from NCIS to tell me I have royal blood flowing through my veins. .. it's in my spiritual DNA.

  4.  If you can’t keep your word…chances are you’re not going to keep His Word either.

  3.  Success begins when you believe God will do what He says He will do regardless of your current circumstances.

  2.  If you don’t have a dream of your own…you’ll spend your life helping someone else fulfill theirs. Ephesians 3:20 AMP

 # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  The God who opened the Red Sea can part the red ink in your finances.

It's Too Soon To Quit

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you discouraged today. . .for any reason?

Have you been fighting discouragement about your family, job, health or anything else?

If you have. . .take heart.

God is on your side even in your weakness.

He’s for you when you stumble.

He’s for you even when you grumble. . .though He doesn’t like that very much.

Are you so discouraged that it makes you want to quit?

The next two statements should make you shout and send glory bumps all over your body.

First, God not only loves you. . .but He wants to help you right now.

Believing When You See Nothing

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Life Strategies

Believing is easy when things are good.

The challenge comes as difficulties mount.

When our bank account is full, our hearts are usually filled with praise.  Notice I said “usually filled.”

When we have "more month than money". . .we’ll things are a bit different . . . since we’re not seeing the blessings.

John 20:24-25 in the New King James Version says:

“Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

The 12 were not always giants of faith.

Remember they, too, were overwhelmed by doubt when Jesus was crucified and buried.

In verse 24, testifying that Jesus was alive was easy for them.  They had the advantage of having seen the already resurrected Lord.

John 20:25 in the New King James Version says:

“So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

Top 10 - The Mind of Christ

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Your future will be better than your past. Believe It...Act On It!  Job 8:7

  9.  God will prosper what you do...not what you're thinking or talking about...but what you are doing. Psalm 1:1-3

  8.  The way you think, speak and act will either reflect fear or faith…but not both.

  7.  Every decision you make tomorrow must be based on what’s right and not on how others will react. Isaiah 11:3

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

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

  5.  Stop finding fault…find solutions. Anyone can find fault…it takes someone with the mind of Christ to find solutions.

  4.  As we pursue The Lord we will find His blessings begin to pursue us.

  3.  When you’re successful…other people are blessed by their association with you…which glorifies God.  2 Samuel 5:12 GNT

  2.  If you’re not an elephant…why are you working for peanuts? You’re worth more than that. Believe it.

 # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  God is not hiding from us. He's not playing spiritual hide and go seek. If we seek Him. . .we will find Him.

Your Future Will Be Better Than Your Past

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Life Strategies

God stirred something both amazingly comforting and powerful in me last night.  I suggest you write it down.

"Your future will be better than your past."

Personalize it.

“<<Your Name>>’s future will be better than your past."

Job 8:7 in the Contemporary English Version confirms in scripture the word that I was given.

“Your future will be brighter by far than your past.”

Can somebody say “Hallelujah!!”

Those eight words resonated in my spirit and have constantly been on my mind since that moment.  Here are seven things which will make your future better than your past.

1)  I Will Continue To Look Unto Him.