They say that the sky is the limit, and I am ready to reach for the sky.
I am not going to beat around the bush on this post. I am not going to try to ease into this conversation even though it makes me extremely uncomfortable to do what I am about to do.
I need your help.
I need your help for a really big project. In fact this project is probably one of the single most important projects I have ever undertaken, or asked others to help undertake, in my life.
I felt as if God asked me once for what I wanted out of life. I asked Him to allow me the wisdom to know when to step out of the way when He was trying to move in my life. I asked Him to help me to know when He was speaking versus when I am speaking. I asked Him to take the message He has given me and to throw it as far as He could across the planet.
I got busy working to put into action what I feel He has given me to do and some truly spectacular things have been born as a result of this choice. One of those things was this book...
SOLOMON'S SONG: A 90 day journey of God's expressed desire for your heart
This book started out as a steno pad journey of my own with God in a time where I desperately needed to understand His heart for me. I needed to know my worth and value as a man to Him. I needed to truly understand His love and the intimacy I could experience with the God who created me.
Intimacy simply means = Into Me See
I needed that from God and my hunger to know true love drove me to look for Him. I found His heart expressed to me through the Song of Solomon and I have never been the same.
I felt a stirring in my spirit to see those steno pads put into a book form and be presented in a way where everyone could experience what I experienced in my 90 day journey. The cost was more than I had to accomplish this task with, but I shared the vision, and the goal was reached and today this book accessible anywhere!
The book went everywhere and wherever and a year later I was given the desire to put this book into an audio teaching series so it's message could go even further. The only problem was, I did not have a way or the knowledge on how to make that happen. God provided me with everything I needed to create what is now the LAKESIDE WITH DANIEL podcast. The audio teaching soon turned into a periscope and you tube teaching. The message was going further than I could have hope it would go.
A year later God put in my spirit to create a teacher's guide where the message of God's heart, through the window of the Song of Solomon, as it was presented on the podcast could be presented by any pastor, small group , or discipleship leader anywhere. The message was going further than I could have hope it would go.
Today I have found myself at the base of another ladder.
The Arabic language is spoken today by over 369.8 million people in the Middle East, North Africa, and multitude of other countries. A number of other native languages are also spoken in this part of the world such as Kurdish, Berber, and Mahri. Arabic is also used as a religious language by the world's Muslims, who total around one billion people. I believe that God wants me to have this book translated into Arabic. Solomon and his teachings are one door that is accepted by Christians, Hindus, and Muslim people alike because Solomon is revered for his wisdom.
The disconnect most people feel with God is the lack of personal relationship understanding. The hunger for His acceptance drives people to do so many things in order to please Him. The Song of Solomon contains a message of love and acceptance that the Muslim world is hungry to hear.
This is where I need your help. I need you to help me get this message into the hands of people who need it desperately.
God has brought the nations to us!
I asked God to bring a translator into my life who would have the same heartbeat for the Muslim people and God brought me just such a man. This work will be done one way or another but I am asking you here and now to come on this journey with me. I do not feel this is supposed to be a one man show. I am asking you now for your hand in mine and for us to take this step together. I want US to be a catalyst of change in someone's transition from darkness into light.
I want you on the ladder with me and I believe we can have this book available before the end of the year in the Arabic language. You present the God that you know and anytime we see a wild presentation of acts done in the name of God, I have to ask... "What God do they know?"
Now is the opportunity to help someone discover a real relationship with God through an understanding of His heart for them.
Will you help me?
The total cost of the translation work would be $2,500.00
This may seem like a small amount to some, but to me it is a goliath sized giant. The thing about giants is that giants may seem to be too big to fight. They are actually too big to miss.
When I presented the dollar amount needed, God asked me what was in my hand.
I have books. Books that were given to me in order to change the world. Today I want to ask you to partner with me in this and I want to make you a special offer.
I would like to offer you, as a way of saying thank you for joining me on this journey, a special opportunity.
Every dollar that is generated from this offer will go directly to the Arabic translation fund which I am calling "Operation Vineyard".
Here are several ways you can partner with me to get this project done!
For every gift of $25 given, I want to say thank you by sending you a signed copy of the Solomon Song Devotional. I will also add your name, or the name of someone you wish to honor to the project dedication page within the book as a memorial to the vision of sending out the love of God.
Solomon's Guard Level:
For every gift of $50 given I want to say thank you by sending you a signed copy of the Solomon's Song Devotional and the Solomon's Song Writer's Journal (Journey Begins Edition). I will also add your name, or the name of someone you wish to honor to the project dedication page within the book as a memorial to the vision of sending out the love of God.
Throne Room Level:
For every gift of $75 given I want to say thank you by sending you a signed copy of the Solomon's Song Devotional, the Solomon's Song Writer's Journal (Love Letters Edition), and the full Solomon's Song Discipleship Teacher's guide. I will also add your name, or the name of someone you wish to honor to the project dedication page within the book as a memorial to the vision of sending out the love of God.
King Solomon Level:
For every gift of $100 given a signed copy of the Solomon's Song Devotional, the Solomon's Song Writer's Journal (Kingdom Romance Edition), and the full Solomon's Song Discipleship Teacher's guide, BRICKMAN, The Man and The Wall, Open the doors see all the people. I will also add your name, or the name of someone you wish to honor to the project dedication page within the book as a memorial to the vision of sending out the love of God.
Here is how to help!
Make your payment to pay-pal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to mark your payment "Operation Vineyard"
Be sure to leave your name and mailing address.
Be sure to list the name of the person you wish to have posted in the project dedication page!
It would only take 25 people to give at a King Solomon level to make this happen!
It would only take 34 people to give at a throne room level to make this happen!
It would only take 50 people to give a Solomon's Guard level to make this happen!
It would only take 100 people to give at a Kingdom level to make this happen!
This message needs to get placed in the hands of the Arabic speaking people and we can do this easily. I want to bless you in the process of being a blessing. Which level would you like to partner with me on today?
Climbing with you,