Are you looking to know that you are loved? Are you tired of looking for affection in faces and places that continue to let you down?
Most of us believe in God’s love – in theory. But we struggle to be convinced of it’s powerful and personal presence in our daily lives. We continue to see God as a scorekeeper who needs to be convinced to bless us and pleaded with not to punish us for our never-ending list of mess-ups. Yet God gives us His love and it is in abundance. He is a King who has made us royalty by His choice. We come to Him broken, bruised, and hurting and He extends His hand to pull us up. He longs to show you that He is everything you have ever searched for and is relentless in His pursuit of your heart. This devotional has changed my relationship with the King in its writing and it will change yours in its reading.
The Man And The Wall
It started from this book…
Have you ever wanted to ask God “Why?”
Something was allowed to happen in your life and it changed everything about who you are as a person. It left you asking, “If you really love me, then why way this allowed to be on the pathway of my life?”
This is the book that started a blog that is read around the world. It was written to help my, at the time, four year old son understand why we found ourselves hearing a doctor’s report, “This is cancer.”
Not only did God use the simplicity of this book to help a four year old come to terms with this “allowed” circumstance, but it has in turn since then helped countless adult who struggle with the same questions that a four year old was asking.
This book captures all of the truths and principles on this blog into a 28 page book that a four year old can understand. Not only did it help my son understand the heart of God in allowed circumstances, but it has also been used as a tool to reach out to countless people who have found themselves standing at the base of a “wall” that God placed on their path.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY YOU WERE BORN? HAVE YOU EVER ASKED GOD WHY HE WOULD ALLOW SO MUCH PAIN INTO YOUR LIFE IF HE REALLY LOVED YOU?
Life is made up of questions, and our success in life will determined largely by our ability to ask the right questions.
My name is Daniel, and I am just a guy who has finally discovered just how loved and adored I am by God. BRICKMAN is the adventure story of how I discovered the answers to two of the biggest questions of my life. This story was a journey of faith and it is through this lens of faith that I want to show you my adventures, findings, and ultimately help you find your own answers to these two great questions in the adventure called life. In this book you will see how God taught me how to transform pain into purpose and how you can look back into the value of a painful circumstance to find your own not so secret identity.
The message of Solomon's Song has been beautifully arranged into an in depth 13 week discipleship curriculum designed to teach the love of God and our spiritual identity in that love. This curriculum will explore the truth of God's passionate pursuit through the Song of Solomon.
Some of the topics that will be taught in this curriculum include:
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHOSEN BY GOD.
HOW TO SEE GOD IN YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE.
WHAT THE KING HAS GIVEN YOU.
SPOTLESS: JUST AND EXPRESSION OR TRUTH?
WHAT GOD LOOKS LIKE.
THE POWER OF A BROKEN PAST.
YOUR TRUE VALUE TO GOD.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHANGED BY GOD.
HOW YOUR IDENTITY IS AFFECTED BY YOUR THOUGHTS.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOUR NAME AND YOUR PURPOSE.
HOW TO MAKE GOD YOUR TRUE SOURCE.
HOW TO BE A FRIEND OF GOD.
YOUR TRUE REFLECTION IN GOD'S MIRROR.
OPEN THE DOORS SEE ALL THE PEOPLE
An invitation to notice what we miss
This is the church. This is the steeple. Open the doors. See all of the people.
This is how it began. As a child, this was my introduction to the church, my place in the church, and the purpose of the church in the world around us.
The things we have experience in our journey in understanding God’s heart for us are never covered within the concept of those four hand movements because God loves to operate out from behind closed doors. In fact, we have had it all wrong for a very long time. We act out the little children’s rhyme and when we “Open the doors to see all of the people” part, we are looking within the walls as if the most important thing about the purpose of the church is what happens within. The reality is the most important thing about the church is what it does without. When we open the doors we should be looking out of the church to “See all of the people.”
Opening a door starts with one person deciding a door needs to be opened and then doing something about it. This book is an invitation to notice what we have missed.
and other things that identify us.
I was driving home from work one day when I looked to the side of the road and saw a man holding a simple cardboard sign. On the sign, he had crudely written the words:
“I am a victim. Need help”
The tragic reality was this man’s cardboard sign reflected more than just his present condition. The cardboard sign he held in front of him reflected a source he was choosing draw from for his identity as a person. The most valuable aspect of the image of this man beside the road holding up a cardboard sign was that this man was a direct reflection of the man driving past him in the car. I believe each of us holds a sign for the world to see and in many cases, as people, our signs become more of an identity source than just an identifier of our current situation.
I believe it is our identity that brings purpose and my purpose for this book is to help the reader learn how to go beyond the "Sign” with themselves as well as with those they meet. I want to remind all of us there is more to a person than the surface sign we carry as our identity. If we can catch this truth, we can become better at helping ourselves and others see beyond the “Cardboard Sign” and that perspective can change the world!
How To Fall In Love With Anyone In 90 Seconds Or Less
Can we choose who we love?
We are all looking for it and, in theory with over 7 billion people on the planet, why does true love seem so difficult to find? Could it be that there are people who are truly impossible to love? Are you impossible to love?
I believe every one of us were meant to both give and receive true and genuine love. I believe it so much that I decided to create a simple 90 second exercise through which we can genuinely love everyone we meet. I have consistently put this simple nine step exercise to the test with some of the most difficult people I have ever encountered and the result has left me a changed man. I invite you to open your understanding of just how much love you are capable of giving and receiving...in 90 seconds or less!
A 90 Day Journey of God's Expressed Desire for Your Heart
How I Discovered My Not So Secret Identity
Our brand NEW Song of Solomon Journal line offers the perfect way to capture your heart for The King!
The Solomon’s Song writing journal is the definitive way to capture your thoughts and ideas as you embark on your journey with God. The scripture emphasis drawn from the Song of Solomon, along with the personal notes from the author, will enhance the writing experience and provide you with a look at the heart of God unlike any you have ever seen.
This resource can be used as a companion writing journal to the Solomon’s Song Devotional or as an independent writing journal with the theme of God’s expressed desire for your heart.