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.

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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:

Top 10 - God Never Experiences A Shutdown

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  What someone else “thinks”…will do nothing to change your circumstances…but you can.

  9.  One of the most painful falls a person can face is when they trip over their own ego.  Proverbs 13:10

  8.  If you get mentally drained…you have unlimited access to the greatest energy drink ever…the Holy Spirit.  Proverbs 3:21 TLB

  7.  If you’re going to follow the crowd…make sure you know where they’re going and that it’s a place you want to be.

  6.  The government shutdown…but God never will.  He’s always open and ready to do business with and for you.

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

  5.  The thing that helps every believer in the midst of a crisis is to get their eyes off their problem and start helping someone else.

  4.  Never settle for a life of mediocrity…rather take a step of faith to embrace the invisible to achieve the seemingly impossible.

  3. If we determine that our lot in life will always be the same…we are denying the supernatural promises in the Word of God.

  2.  Stop accepting things the way they are…start raising your level of expectation.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Success in life is determined by our desire to obey His voice and renew our mind.

Manifesting Your Opportunities in 2013

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There are 93 days left in 2013. . .tonight I feel led to talk about how to maximize and manifest your opportunities for the remainder of this year.

First, what does the word “opportunity” mean to you?

According to Dictionary.com it means:

1.  an appropriate or favorable time or occasion:

2.  a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal.

3.  a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.

American Heritage Dictionary defines opportunity as:

“A favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances; A favorable or suitable occasion or time; A chance for progress or advancement.”

Did you notice that in both definitions it said that “opportunity” was a good position, chance or prospect….the other dictionary said it was a chance for progress.

6 Words You Can Take To The Bank

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Things to Know

Have you ever been let down?  Disappointed that someone or something didn’t come through in the clutch. . .when you needed it most?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you could ALWAYS count on someone to NEVER let you down?

It would also be nice to know that their support will not be deterred or determined by the intensity of the attack you’re facing?

Top 10 - What Are Your Words Producing

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  A dream without a plan is just a wish.

  9.  If you have wisdom…you can get wealth but without wisdom you will never keep wealth.

  8.  If you’re inconsistent in your prayer life…then you'll most likely feel alone in the midst of adversity.

  7.  If you sow when it isn’t convenient…give in the midst of lack…you will come home laughing with armloads of blessings.  Psalm 126:6 MSG

  6.  Every word you speak is a seed.  Your words will produce a harvest…the only question is…what will you be producing?  Proverbs 18:21

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

  5.  Never give your word unless you’re confident you’ll keep it…to do any less brings your character into question.

  4.  Some say talk is cheap…not so.  Words have consequences.  “We are rewarded or punished for what we say and do.”  Proverbs 12:14 CEV

  3. Don’t make excuses…make a difference by asking God to reveal opportunities to you beyond your vision or normal thought process.

  2.  Your comfort zone is an enemy of your future…a hindrance to your success…a stumbling block to your destiny.  Break free.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Stop making excuses for what has happened…start looking for opportunities to make things happen.

7 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If your life feels complicated, stressed and out of control. . .you may need to simplify your lifestyle.

I realize that the word simplify is not in the King James Version of the Bible but we’re definitely directed to live a life free of complications, confusion, stress and anxiety.

Simplify means:  “Remove anything that complicates your life and preventing you from freely pursuing your purpose for living. . .while enjoying the journey.”

We’re in the process of selling our home. . .my fine wife Bev has done an excellent in “feng shuing” (Chinese term) the house. . .which means removing the clutter and simplifying the look. . .so the room has an energy. . .thus allowing potential buyers to see themselves living there.  Bev calls her process Holy Ghost "shuing" it because the Holy Spirit helped her make the decisions thus empowering  the appearance of the room.

Here are seven ways to simplify your life.