Buy Now ... Pay Later ... Is A Trap

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Watch out for the hook. . .the trick. . .the trap. It looks good. . .pleasing to the eye and yes, it will tingle your senses . . . but it will also put you in bondage quicker than you can say, “Where Do I Sign?”

“No Interest Until January 2018.”

Those five words have snared many an unsuspecting believer into financing their future.

Okay, the year may change but the bondage doesn’t.  The real danger of this type of financing or any kind of debt is that it presumes your finances will be better tomorrow than they are today.  That’s dangerous thinking.  It presumes that you will not hit any bumps in the road between now and when the payments or final payment come due.

Top 10 - Steps Toward Your Land Of Promise

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Today, I encourage you to imagine, embrace and confess the unlimited possibilities for your future found in the Word of God.

  9.  The decision to be generous with what you have comes down to a matter of choice…yours.

  8.  Exercise for today.  Focus on right things and you will find the wrong things will leave your life.

  7.  If the Word says “Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it” and it does.  (James 4:2 NLT) Then not asking for it…is dumb.

  6.  Your future in His Land of Promises will be determined by how you live during your time in the wilderness (lack).  Deuteronomy 8:2-3

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

  5.  If you’re buying things with money you don’t have, then you’re trusting the world’s system instead of the Word system.

  4.  The question isn’t whether or not God wants us to be successful.  It’s whether we’re willing to do what He says…to be successful.

  3.  God promises you peace no matter what’s going on around you. Ps 37:11; Rom 15:13; Rom 8:6; Prov 3:24; 2 Timothy 1:7; Pro 3:25.

  2.  Money follows vision.  If you don’t have a vision…then you don’t need the money…it’s just that simple.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  You may have been wandering around in the Wilderness for years but it’s time for you to enter into your Land of Promises.

Top 10 - Expecting God's Favor

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  God’s people should look at every situation expecting His favor without saying a word about it.

  9.  God wants you to recognize Him as your power supply.  1 Corinthians 12:1 AMP

  8.  You can change where you are in life by what comes out of your mouth.

  7.  “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”  Dr. George Washington Carver

  6.  Eliminate anything or minimize anyone who is creating chaos and confusion in your life.  Ephesians 4:20-24 (MSG)

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

  5. It’s not what you know but what you do with what you know that makes you somebody…worthy of kingdom assignment.

  4. There may be times when you feel alone while pursuing your dreams but once you give your heart to Jesus…you’ll never be alone again.

  3. “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  Sir Winston Churchill quoted in my book “Great Minds At Work.”

  2.  The ultimate way to show the depth of your concern for others is by sharing some of your greatest treasure…your time.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  You cannot control what others do to you…but you can control what you do to and for others.  God keeps the books!!

7 Reasons Trust Changes Things

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Four or five months ago, I felt led to personalize Psalm 20. Thousands of people have since personalized the scriptures on our website including folks in over 40 countries.

Early yesterday morning and I do mean early. . .I was drawn back to Psalm 20 which I’m going to personalize for you. . .using various names.

1 May the Lord answer [Randy] in the day of trouble!  May the name of the God of Jacob set [Randy] up on high [and defend him];

2 Send [Laurel] help from the sanctuary and support, refresh, and strengthen her from Zion;

3 Remember all [Fred’s] offerings and accept his burnt sacrifice. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

4 May He grant [Diane] according to her heart’s desire and fulfill all her plans.

7 Ways To Deal With Pressure

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you feeling pressure in your everyday life?  On the job. . .in your finances. . .at home either in your role as a spouse or a parent.

Does it seem that sometimes the pressure is almost overbearing?

Peter Marshal, a former Chaplain of the United States Senate once said:

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

Perhaps, we need to catch a visual of ourselves becoming like the Hope diamond. . .the most famous of all precious stones.

There seems to be four main causes of pressure. . .whether externally or internally generated.

7 Scriptural Reasons You Should Smile Instead Of Frown

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Things to Know

# 1       You’re uglier when you frown.

I have no scriptural basis for this reason. . .just the opinion of someone who has literally met hundreds of thousands of people in his life.

Hears a revelation for you:          Even ugly people look better when they smile.

# 2       God smiles. . .so you should too.

Numbers 6:25 in the God’s WORD translation says:

“The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you.”

Top 10 - Changing Your Lifestyle

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Renewing your mind is not a sometimes thing…it’s not just an emergency solution…it’s a lifestyle.

  9.  A lack of purpose, plans and passion means…we’re on cruise control driving to eternity without a clue why we were placed here.

  8.  If anyone has blessed you…don’t delay in expressing your heartfelt appreciation for their kindness and generosity.

  7.  You may be under attack, but the Lord is saying to you, regardless of your current adversity, you are to never give up.

  6.  Stop seeing things the way they are and begin to see the way they can be with the eye of faith.

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

  5. A successful characteristic of millionaires is they write down their goals.  “Write the vision and make it plain.”  Hab 2:2

  4. If you mess up, fess up.  “Confession is good for the soul” is more than just an old saying…it’s spiritual truth.

  3. Make right decisions “Every young man who listens to me and obeys my instructions will be given wisdom and good sense.” Pro 2:1 TLB.

  2.  If you’re in debt…your life is not your own.  Not only that, but your money is going to make someone else rich.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  You will reap in due season…your right time…if you don’t faint or quit because of weariness, exhaustion or doubt.  Galatians 6:9

7 Reasons You Should Pay Attention

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Do you remember being told in school to “pay attention?”

Perhaps you were day dreaming. . . if so, don’t be reluctant to admit it. . .I happen to be one of those who believe day dreaming is a good thing.

Nevertheless, the teacher wanted you to focus on what she or he was teaching because the teacher knew you would need to know the material. . .either in life or at test time or both.

We should never miss anything that will either prepare us for the workplace, marketplace or the home place.

God Is Looking For You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

God is continually looking for people “whose heart is loyal to Him.”

Is God looking for you?  I believe He is.

2 Chronicles 16:9 says:

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.. . .”

God is not sitting back in heaven. . .watching the Dallas Cowboys play football. . .He’s continually looking for someone. . .searching the whole world over.

Why is He looking for the right people?

Does He have a job for them?   Not necessarily.

Top 10 - Creating Income By Giving

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Never let success go to your head or failure to your heart.

  9.  TRUTH ALERT!!  Your giving can create multiple streams of income for you.

  8.  If God wanted us to live a life of poverty and lack…He would not have made us in His image and after His likeness.

  7.  If you want to change where you are in life…believe that God will do what He says He will do…regardless of your current circumstances.

  6.  God’s got your back in every step you take (Deut 31:8)…He’s watching over you (Psalm 32:8).  Don’t allow the enemy to make you think otherwise.

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

  5. Faith finds a way to enter when it seems all the doors are closed.

  4. Deliverance can come to the hardest of hearts and heads.  Isaiah 46:12-13 (MSG)

  3.  Jesus Is The Reason For The Season…any store which prohibits their employees from saying “Merry Christmas” can say goodbye to my money and me.

  2.  The Holy Spirit is one gift from our Heavenly Father that will never fade, go out of style or break.  Acts 2:38 (AMP)

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  A person’s lack of success in life is a consequence of the decisions they didn’t make or the actions they never took.

Top 10 - Thanksgiving Wisdom

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Thanksgiving should be EVERY DAY and not just the last Thursday in November.

  9.  Don’t buy on Black Friday what you can’t pay off until Good Friday…next year or the year after.

  8.  Prosperity is a scriptural mentality before it’s ever a financial reality.

  7.  Never allow the enemy to create confusion or deception in relationships due to a lack of conversation.

  6.  Generally, one of four things will hold you back…old habits…wrong attitudes…lack of passion or stagnant ideas.  You can change all four.

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

  5. Who you are and your potential for success…should never be determined by…anyone or anything other than the Word of God.

  4. You are where you are today because of what you learned yesterday.  Where you will be tomorrow depends on what you learn today.

  3.If you don’t leave things better than you found them…why were you there in the first place?

  2.  If you’re not moved by your circumstances…God will move in your life.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  If you want to assume a position of leadership, heed the words of Benjamin Franklin:  “He that cannot obey, cannot command.”