7 Reasons You're Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Growing up. . .I learned it was never good to begin a letter with an apology or a sermon with something negative.

However, I want to reveal what I call “The Circle of Failure”. . .so we can get on to the remainder of this most positive, life-changing teaching.

Here are the ten points to “The Circle of Failure.”

Circumstances lead to situations producing problems spawning worry leading to stress creating anxiety followed by ineffectiveness resulting in sickness, excuses and ultimately failure.

What prompted me to think about this. . .was the number of believers I come in contact with on a daily basis who are overwhelmed by stress and pressure.  These faithful saints are so blinded by their circumstances. . .they can’t fully realize how blessed they are.

7 Keys To Borders Without Limitations

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Proverbs 4:23 says:

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for issues is (tote sa uff) tō·tsä·ä (H8444) is a real estate term and it means:

“borders, the parameters”

Your heart sets the borders of your life.

The outside circumstances don’t set the borders of your life; it’s what’s in your heart that sets the boundaries or determines the course of your life.

60% Increase In Salary - Harold Herring Testimony

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There was a time in our lives when we were so broke that if we walked by a bank, the alarms would go off.  The bankers knew we didn’t have any money in the bank so they figured we must be coming to take some out.

We were so broke that when we went to have a family photograph taken and the photographer said “cheese” my kids all rushed to stand in line to get some.

All jokes aside, there was a time when we had one nostril above some troubled financial waters. Every now and then a wave would roll over us and we would struggle for air to breathe.  But God move us to a new level and He’ll do the same thing for you.

Top 10 - What Are You Doing Today?

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

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

  9.  Every decision you make today is a seed to what your harvest will be like tomorrow.  So, plant your decisions carefully.

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

  7.  Don’t let people you’ve known in the past…keep you away from your future.

  6.  If you spend more time in His book…you’ll never have to worry about your checkbook.

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

  5.  If you decide to stay as you are…then you will stay where you are in life.  Three key words…learn, change and improve.

  4.  If you have God…you lack nothing.  If you don’t have God…you lack everything.

  3. Never make an important decision when you are too angry…too lonely…too tired…too hungry or when you haven’t prayed about it.

  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.  The measure of who you are is not in the life you lead which people see…but rather the life you lead when no one is watching.

Top 10 - What Worry Can and Can't Do For You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Worry never righted a wrong, dried a tear or lifted a burden but it has slain thousands. The cure for worry is a heart of faith.

  9.  Never allow the events of your past to dictate the possibilities of your future.

  8.  Poverty steals more than your money…it robs you of your dreams, your future, your hope and your ability to bless those you love..

  7.  The only person who can stop you from being…what God created you to be…is you.  Don’t.

  6.  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.

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

  5.  Do NOT fear what God says you can OVERCOME.

  4.  Your salary is not your source but a seed for changing your destiny.

  3. Dress to impress and I’m not just talking about your clothes.  Dress your mind each day…think carefully about what you are putting in it.

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

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Be the one who initiates change…even while others hesitate.

A Dozen Ways To Experience The Good Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

What does it really mean to live the good life?

Does the good life consist of having the latest electronic toys and gadgets. . .traveling to exotic locations for lengthy vacations. . .living in the biggest house in the nicest neighborhood. . .being successful in business and in your investments?

For those who’re sick. . .battling for their health. . .the good life is healing.

For those who’re having trouble with their children.  . .the good life is everybody knowing Jesus as Lord.

Who has helped shape your view of what you consider to be the good life?

Living the good life. . .is a journey. . .a progressive revelation and realization of the possibilities God has placed before you.

Top 10 - Our God Given Authority

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  It is never right to do a wrong thing to create a right result.

  9.  Don’t let your circumstances make a difference in your giving.

  8.  Jesus gave Peter the authority to walk on the water but nothing happened until he got out of the boat.  It’s time for you and I to get out of the boat.

  7.  A step of faith requires you to look beyond your circumstances.

  6.  God does not change His mind…there is no expiration date on His promises (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 13:8).

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

  5.  You are not an accident.  You were not a mistake.  God knew you before you were ever born…thought of and/or conceived.

  4.  When we realize we have the authority over all the power of the enemy…we will never feel inadequate another day in our lives.

  3. God’s promises aren’t based on current events or our present financial position but only on our obedience to His instructions.

  2.  The measure of a person’s character is determined by how they handle success and adversity.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  The seed you plant always determines the kind of harvest you reap.

7 Times ...

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever heard someone say that “a picture is worth a thousand words?”

I treasure the photographs of my wife, children and grandchildren.  Words really can’t describe the emotions I feel as I look at some of those photos.        

However, there are some words that are worth much more than any picture.

The 10 Commandments contain 297 words.

The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address contains 266 words.

Sermon Notes From LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Here are my outline and notes from the service this morning at LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church.

Do you lock your windows?  Why?

“To keep thieves out.”

Malachi 3:8-10

We own nothing. . .but we get to manage everything.

Deuteronomy 10:14  AMP

Psalm 24:1KJV, NLT

Exodus 19:5

Psalm 89:11 AMP

Job 41:11 NLT

Psalm 50:10-12

21 Steps To The Destiny You Desire

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

On Saturday, November 12, 2012. . .God dropped the phrase 21 Steps in my spirit.  I felt like He was directing me to write a 21-step program to turning our lives around.

I wrote twelve of the steps and felt Him tell me to stop.  I kept looking at the title in my folder. . .day after day. . .but I didn’t get a release to finish the teaching until a few days ago while I was flying home from Texas.

At roughly 34,000 feet. . .I was studying the Word. . .when I saw the title which I’d seen every day for nearly a year. 

If you’ve ever flown on a plane. . .you’ve seen the “Fasten Seat Belt” signs flash on.

God Has A Better Idea

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Things to Know

Do you know what’s better than a good idea?  A God idea.

Nehemiah 7:5 in the New Living Translation says:

“So my God gave me the idea. . .”

Ecclesiastes 2:26 in the New Living Translation says: