Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas in Mexico Video

How Can You Help?
There are three things you can do to help us with this Mexico outreach.

1. Send Christmas Gifts 
Can you send us a big box filled with stuffed animals, balls (soccer balls, tennis balls, basketballs, and volleyballs), and toys? Ask your church if you can put out a box in the church foyer to collect toys to send to Mexico.

Send the box via UPS to:
King Ministries Christmas Outreach
960 N Americas Ave
El Paso, TX 79907

 2. Join the Team 
We still have room for six more team members. Can you do a drama, dance, sing, smile, or give away Christmas gifts? We need your help! If you can come, let me know.
Dates: December 27-28, 2012
Cost: $300 (plus your transportation to El Paso, Texas)

3. Give a Financial Gift
As always, your giving is what allows us to reach out to the lost. Please, click HERE to give a generous financial gift. Thank you! Your giving this month will allow us to bring Christmas to a poor child in Mexico.

Christmas in Mexico

The mother, her 6-year-old son, and her 10-year-old daughter grabbed my attention. They lived in a tiny shack made of wooden pallets and cardboard boxes. They were cold and hungry on the day before Christmas. Right away, I handed the mother two sacks, one full of beans and another full of rice. We gave each member of the family a coat. I found a brown teddy bear with a red ribbon around his neck and handed it to the girl and then I gave a brand-new soccer ball to the boy. These toys were the only gifts they would receive that Christmas. Before they went home, I gave each of them a bag filled with peanuts, candy, an orange and an apple.

You Can Make a Difference
For over twenty years, my family has been ministering in Juarez, Mexico. Today, the need in Juarez is greater than ever before. Because of drug gangs, violence has hit an all time high in the city. CBS News recently reported that “Juarez has become the murder capital of the world.” The need is great. So, we decided to return to Juarez, Mexico for a big Christmas outreach. We are calling it: “Fiesta de la Navidad” (Christmas Celebration).

How Can You Help?
There are three things you can do to help us with this Mexico outreach.

1. Send Christmas Gifts 
Can you send us a big box filled with stuffed animals, balls (soccer balls, tennis balls, basketballs, and volleyballs), and toys? Ask your church if you can put out a box in the church foyer to collect toys to send to Mexico.

Send the box via UPS to:
King Ministries Christmas Outreach
960 N Americas Ave
El Paso, TX 79907

 2. Join the Team 
We still have room for six more team members. Can you do a drama, dance, sing, smile, or give away Christmas gifts? We need your help! If you can come, let me know.
Dates: December 27-28, 2012
Cost: $300 (plus your transportation to El Paso, Texas)

3. Give a Financial Gift
As always, your giving is what allows us to reach out to the lost. Please, click HERE to give a generous financial gift. Thank you! Your giving this month will allow us to bring Christmas to a poor child in Mexico.

Your missionaries,

Daniel & Jessica King

P.S. Please, help us give the children of Juarez, Mexico a happy Christmas. Can you send us toys to give away? Can you come help us minister? Can you send a generous financial gift to help us give Christmas to the children of Mexico?  Thank you!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Preaching in India

Thousands of people in this village area in India listened as I explained the Gospel in simple, easy-to-understand language. God performed many miracles! 

We gave away 8,000 copies of the Gospel of John to new believers. On the final night we ran out of books because we were overwhelmed with so many people getting saved.

I really appreciate my mother and father who came to help me minister. Their love and example is the reason I am an evangelist.

The #1 question I am asked is, "What do you eat when you are on the mission field?" Let's just say we ate a lot of chicken on this trip.

We also visited 7 small village churches. Here are some of the people we had the privilege of ministering to.

I love this picture of one of the village girls. 

I am so thankful for all our friends and partners who make it possible for us to go preach the Gospel! Look at the picture below. This harvest of souls is YOUR harvest. Thank you for your love and support. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Trials and Tribulations of an Evangelist

Paul the Apostle suffered from shipwrecks, being stoned, and beatings. My challenges are less severe.

It has been raining here in India and our festival grounds is like a swamp. Thousands of bugs and insects fill the air.

On the first night, I stood up to greet the people. When I opened my mouth, a bug flew in. I could feel it buzzing around at the back of my throat. Instead of saying, "I am so happy to be here in India!" I was coughing and hacking.

Below are the bugs flying around one of our light towers.

The entire time I was preaching, bugs flew into my mouth, my ears, and my nose. After the service we were supposed to eat dinner, but I told the pastors, "I'm not hungry because I already ate my fill of bugs." 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Harvest in Honduras

This past week, we trained over 1,000 pastors and saw many salvations and miracles.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Can You Help Train a Pastor?

If you want to give a gift to help train pastors in Honduras, please click here

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Prayer for America

Today is 40 Days before the elections here in America. I woke up this morning with a strong urge to pray for this nation. Here is my prayer:

Dear God in Heaven,

We humbly come before you and ask for your grace and mercy upon our nation. We thank you for your goodness, your love, your faithfulness, your everlasting kindness. We ask that your will would be done in our nation, just as it is done in heaven.

We repent of the sins of discrimination, racism, hatred, and pride. Please forgive us as we forgive those who have hurt us.

We ask for another Great Awakening in our nation. We ask for revival across this country, a revival of Godly principles and a revival of passion for God. We lift up all the people in this world who are not serving you. We pray that millions will turn their hearts towards you. We thank you for making us a shining light in the midst of darkness.

We pray for our churches. We pray for our pastors and ministers. We ask that you would give our spiritual leaders the boldness to preach the truth and the compassion to help the hurting.

We pray for our families. We ask for your blessing upon our sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our sisters and our brothers. Thank you for blessing our marriages and our precious children. We pray for unborn babies. Please help mothers make the right choice, a choice for life.

We pray for our government. We ask for your wisdom to fill each of our elected officials. We pray for the members of Congress, for our President, and for the Supreme Court. In this upcoming election, we ask for godly men and women to be elected who will uphold Biblical principles of both justice and righteousness.

We pray for our businesses. O Lord, you have not forgotten us. We thank you Father that even in the midst of a difficult economy you are our Provider. You are the source of every miracle. Thank you for your hand of blessing upon our nation. Thank you for the air we breath, the water we drink, and the bread we eat.

We pray for the media. Thank you for wisdom and understanding concerning the times we live in.

We pray for those who are involved in education. I ask that every teacher and professor would teach godly principles.

We pray for the arts and entertainment. We thank you that faith, hope, and love will triumph over lust, violence, and greed.

Thank you for peace; peace in our nation, peace with all other nations, and we ask for the peace of Jerusalem.

Thank you for your blessing upon this entire nation, from the East Coast to the West Coast, from Canada to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, from Wall Street to Main Street, from the White House to the Court House to the Church House, for the rich and the poor, for the affluent and the beggar, for the middle class and the school class, from the 99% to the 1% to the 47%, we ask that everyone in this nation would live 100% for You.

I pray according to Mark 11:24 “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” 

We ask all this in the mighty and matchless name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

What are your prayer requests? Please let me know by clicking here: Prayer Requests

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thank God for Independence

On September 29, 2012 America for Jesus is hosting a national solemn prayer assembly on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Christian leaders from across the nation will gather together to pray for the United States of America forty days before our national elections. I plan to be there, and I ask you to pray with us too.
This time of prayer will take place in the shadow of Independence Hall, the building where delegates from the original thirteen British colonies signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In this building, fifty-six brave men (including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams) mutually pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to uphold the ideals of liberty. They risked their lives to bring our country freedom from tyranny. In the Declaration of Independence they proclaimed, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Across the street from Independence Hall is a small building where the Liberty Bell is displayed for tourists. It is aptly called the Liberty Bell because when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the bell was rung in celebration. When the bell was forged, it was tradition to inscribe a verse from the Bible on every bell. It was as if the foundry prophetically knew that this bell would ring for freedom because the verse the foundry chose to engrave around the edge of this bell when they cast it was “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof.
The quote on the Liberty Bell is straight from Leviticus 25:10, a verse that proclaims the freedom that comes during the year of Jubilee. Once every fifty years in ancient Israel, during the year of Jubilee, every slave was set free and every person in the nation had his or her debts canceled. The year of Jubilee was a time of independence.
Another famous day of liberty in our nation occurred when Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation on January 1, 1863. With a single stroke of his pen, he freed thousands of slaves. The captive were suddenly set free. The chains fell and African-Americans were able to take their rightful place in society as free men.
Yet both of these significant events in American history pale in comparison with a day two thousand years ago. On that day, Jesus made it possible for every person on earth to be free. Independence was the main reason Jesus came to earth. At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus said, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me…to preach deliverance to the captives…to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:18-19). When is the acceptable year of the Lords favor? The year of Jubilee, of course.
Jesus purpose for coming to earth was to bring liberty and independence! When Adam sinned, he caused the entire human race to be put in bondage. Sin became the chains that kept mankind from fellowship with God. But, when Jesus died on the cross, He provided a way for every person to be freed from the bondage of sin. The Gospel is a worldwide emancipation proclamation of liberty from bondage to the power of sin.  Thomas Jefferson once said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots…” Our spiritual tree of liberty was watered once and for all with the blood of Christ. As we gather together in prayer for our nation, let us celebrate our independence that comes through Jesus Christ.
In America we live in a land of great freedom. In America we are free to gather together to pray. In America we are free to serve God. But, if we do not exercise our freedoms, we are no better off then those who have no freedom. On September 29, 2012 Christian leaders will gather together in Philadelphia, the epicenter of American freedom, to take advantage of our freedom of religion. We will humbly thank God for our freedom and ask Him to continue to bless our nation. Will you join us in prayer?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thoughts About Integrity

If you found a wallet laying on the sidewalk, would you return it to its owner? If one small lie on your income tax form would save you thousands of dollars, would you lie? If you had the opportunity to cheat on a test and no one would ever know about it, would you cheat? If you could have sex with a stranger and your spouse would never know, would you try to get away with it? The way you answer these questions reveals whether you are a person of integrity or not.

One of the greatest needs in the church today is for people who have integrity. Why do successful ministers fall? It is because of a lack of integrity. David Shipley said, “In the Charismatic movement, we have produced visionary heavy weights, and character bantam weights.” You can get to the top by relying on your gifts and talents, but only integrity will keep you at the top.

Integrity is the most valuable character trait you can have. One of the richest men in America, Warren Buffet said, “In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.”

What is integrity?
The dictionary defines integrity as “adherence to moral principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” William D. Lawrence explained, “Integrity is the integration of one’s life around his core values.” John Maxwell said, "Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are."

Integrity is doing what is right when no one is looking. Integrity is doing the same in secret as you would do if everyone was looking. It is important to be on guard when you are not in the spotlight. Don’t give yourself little treats when you are out of town or out of the public eye. Thomas Jefferson said, “Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.”

Integrity is the foundation for a successful man, organization, society, or nation. Andrew Carnegie said, "A great business is seldom if ever built up, except on the lines of strictest integrity."

Your integrity will define your life. Any fruit your life produces will be measured by your integrity or lack thereof.

Skill is not enough, you also need integrity. “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them” (Psalm 78:72). We need both integrity and skill. Some have integrity but no skill, others have skill but no integrity.

Integrity takes a lifetime to build and a second to lose. Reputation takes your whole life to create, but it can be destroyed in a moment.

Integrity is keeping your word, even when it is hard. If it down comes to keeping your word versus keeping your money, let the money go and keep your word. Money can be replaced, but integrity, once lost, is gone forever. Peter Scotese said,
"Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't."

Integrity is taking a stand for what is right, even when it is unpopular. Abraham Lincoln observed,  "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what I light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."

Make up your mind that even if no one else has integrity; you are going to operate in integrity. Oswald Chambers wrote, “To see that my adversary gives me my rights is natural; but…from our Lord’s standpoint it does not matter if I am defrauded or not; what does matter is that I do not defraud.”
Integrity is doing what is right, no matter what. Martin Luther King Jr. preached,
 “The time is always right to do what is right.” George Eliot
wrote, “Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it."
My relationships will be helped or hindered by my integrity. No one can remain neutral in the presence of a man or woman of integrity. Integrity is uncomfortable because it makes others uncomfortable. Those who are willing to cheat, lie, and steal are uncomfortable in the presence of one who is unwilling to compromise his integrity.

Integrity requires you to face the good, the bad, and the ugly in yourself. Integrity is a personal fight against yourself. It is a fight no one else can fight on your behalf. It is a fight that must be fought everyday. It is a fight that can be lost in a moment. Leonard Drozd said, "He is most cheated who cheats himself." The greatest achievement is to go to your grave with your integrity intact.

Integrity is knowing that no matter where you go or what you do, God is with you.“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17). Are your actions done in the name of Jesus?  Every day is different, but every day is exactly the same in one way, at the beginning of every day and at the end of every day, all that is left is you and Him. People may not know if you have integrity, but God will know and you will know.

According to Pastor Billy Allen, integrity does four things for you. Integrity protects you, preserves you, prospers you, and creates a path for you. He adds that integrity does three things inside you. Integrity keeps you teachable, transparent, and trustworthy.

What happens when you do not have integrity?
Many people have integrity all the way up until the time when they need it most. George Washington said, “Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.” As a song in the Toymaker’s Dream said, “If you can be bought at any price, you will be.”
Spectacular falls usually do not happen overnight. They start with a small compromise in one’s integrity and this lack of integrity grows until an entire life is destroyed. If you give the devil an inch, he will give you enough rope to hang yourself.

Satan will allow you to be successful for a time, then he will come back and bite a big hole from your butt. The devil will give you a grace period before he drops the trap on your head. This is because Satan wants to catch other people in the trap. He is looking for Collateral Damage. When you do not have integrity, there is a ripple effect on those around you. As one preacher said, “The devil ain’t no joke.” Don’t mess around with the devil.

Keys to Living a Life of Integrity

1. Keep your word.
“…let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment” (James 5:12 NKJV). Learn to say “no.” Be careful what you promise and commit to doing. If you commit to less, you will find it easier to maintain integrity with your commitments.

2. Don’t make excuses.
Don’t make excuses for your character flaw. An excuse is really just an effort to justify your sin. Instead, be quick to repent and ask God for His help.

3. Live a life of excellence.
Demand more of yourself and more of others.  “There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father the king made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation” (Daniel 5:11-12 NKJV).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thoughts about Friendship

Would you be my friend? Friendship is one of the greatest gifts God gives us. Everyone needs a friend. Life without a friend is boring and meaningless. Everyone needs someone that they can sing with, cry with, and dream with! Aristotle once said, “Nobody would wish to live without friends, even if he possessed all other good things.”

Friendship is the basic form of human relationships, but it has been sadly neglected. Ask yourself these questions. Do you have any good friends? How many friends have you made recently, people whose company you really enjoy? Are you always ready to make a new friend?

The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. Clay Trumbull asserts, “Friendship by its very nature consists in loving, rather than being loved. In other words, friendship consists in being a friend, not in having a friend; in giving one’s affection unselfishly and unswervingly to another, not in being the object of another’s affection, or in reciprocating such an affection.” 

Since God is the best friend a person could ever have, we should model our friendships on how God treats us. He is ever-loving, patient, and kind. He listens to us far more than he talks. He never stabs anyone in the back with negative words. No matter how many steps we walk away from Him, it is only one step back. God loves us, not because we are lovable, but because He is loving. Jesus told his disciples, “You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16). Do not wait for someone to choose you as a friend, instead, find a lonely person and become his or her friend.

A perfect example of true friendship is found in the Biblical account about David and Jonathan. They first met each other right after David killed Goliath. Jonathan was the king’s oldest son; he was the heir-apparent who was loved by the people. Suddenly, the young, upstart David appears and the people’s devotion is transferred to him. Jonathan has the right to be angry, jealous, and resentful of David’s success. Instead, Jonathan unselfishly recognizes David as someone noble and special. He takes David to heart and they become covenant friends. In the midst of trouble, when Saul wants to kill David, Jonathan remains his friend. Even when the crowds begin shouting for David to become king, Jonathan remains devoted to him. No wonder, David said that the friendship was “passing the love of women.” Few things in life are greater than a true friend.   

Here are some keys to being a good friend. Be sincere. Be honest. Keep secrets. Sympathize with your friends in times of hardship, and rejoice with them in their accomplishments. Be willing to invest time, energy, and money in your relationships. Go the extra mile. Be courteous. Avoid careless words that can damage a friendship. Dream together, play together, cry together, and celebrate together. “A friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17). A friend walks in when everyone else walks out. 

Friendship requires an investment of time, energy, and emotion. If you help others at their point of need, they will be available to help you when you need something. Being a friend is like having a bank account, you cannot continue to make withdrawals, unless you also make deposits. “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Dale Carnegie, in his classic book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, offered six principles for making people like you. First, become genuinely interested in other people. Second, smile! Third, remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language, so remember the names of those you meet. Fourth, be a good listener by encouraging others to talk about themselves. Fifth, talk about other people’s interests, not about your own. Finally, make other people feel important - and do it sincerely.

Never, ever, ever marry someone who is not your friend. Physical attraction and romantic ideals are great for a honeymoon, but a good marriage is based on friendship. As Lord Byron said, “Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.” 

Choose your friends wisely. You will become like the people you hang out with. You will pick up their habits, say their pet words, and echo their opinions. I can tell what kind of person you are by looking at the friends you spend time with.

Friendship should be for life. A fair-weather friend is hardly worth having. Why make friends with someone who will leave at the first hint of trouble? Seek friendships that will last.

Just as “iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17). Find friends who will challenge you to greatness. Find someone who excels in an area where you are weak, so you will be strengthened by associating with them. I believe one should have many friends, but I think that a man will be able to count his great friendships on only one hand. George Washington advised, “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of low growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” 

“There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). This friend is Jesus, the only one who will never turn from you. Whenever you feel you are friendless, run to Jesus, because he will forever be your friend. When Jesus came to earth, He did not pick the high and mighty to be his friends. Instead, he called himself “the friend of publicans and sinners” (Luke 7:34). He does not care what you have done, where you have been, or why you have sinned. He will not judge you, he will accept you just the way you are. No matter what happens, you will always have a friend in Jesus, who promised, “You are my friends if you do what I command” (John 15:14). My prayer is that you will follow in the footsteps of Abraham who was called the “Friend of God” (James 2:23).

May we all be able to say, as Shakespeare said, “I am wealthy in my friends!”

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What you don't know...

You have probably heard the phrase, "What you don't know can't hurt you."

Recently, Jessica and I were driving when we heard someone say this phrase on the radio.

Jessica turned to me and commented, “You know, that’s not true when it comes to the Gospel.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“If a woman in Africa does not know Jesus, and she dies, then her lack of knowledge will hurt her for all of eternity.”

“Jessica, that’s a tragic thought,” I said, “I’ve never heard that before.”

She continued, “If a man does not know Jesus is a Healer, then he continues to live with sickness in his body. If a family does not know that love, joy, and peace can be found in Jesus, then that family continues to live in strife.”

She finished by saying, “If people don’t know, they can’t believe.”

What you don’t know…can hurt you!
Hosea 4:6 says, “People are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” It’s true. People who have not heard that Jesus saves are destined to an eternity in hell. This fact is a great tragedy but at the same time it creates a great urgency in my heart. If I do not go preach the Gospel, who will?

In North America, there are many opportunities for people to hear about Jesus, but in some parts of the world, the Gospel has barely penetrated. Oswald J. Smith, a Canadian pastor said, "No one has the right to hear the Gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once." This is why it is so vital for you to send us to the least reached parts of the world. The world must hear about Jesus.

What about my father?
I am reminded of a tribal woman in Ethiopia who cried after she accepted Jesus as her Savior. She said, “This is wonderful news! I am so happy to learn about Jesus.” But she then asked a question, “My father died one month ago and he never had an opportunity to give his life to Jesus. What will happen to him?” Her question captures the urgency I feel today. For every person we reach, the Gospel is good news. But for those who don’t hear the Gospel, it is a tragedy. Carl F.H. Henry said, "The Gospel is only good news if it gets there in time."
Some have questioned God for allowing the lost to perish. But, God has done everything He needs to do in order for the entire world to be saved. God gave His Only Son as a sacrifice to make salvation available for all of humankind. Right before Jesus returned to heaven, He commanded all who follow Him to “preach the good news” (Mark 16:15). If someone has not heard the Gospel, the fault does not lie with God, the fault rests on the Church. It is our responsibility to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world!

Charles Spurgeon wrote, "Someone asked, ‘Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved?’ It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved." This puts the responsibility right back in our laps.
How can they know, unless we tell them?
God has chosen to use us, you and me, to take the Gospel to the world. “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” (Romans 10:13-15). How many people are participants in this verse? Let’s count them.

1. The unsaved person who needs to hear.
2. Jesus, the One whose Name brings salvation for those who believe.
3. The preacher.
4. The person sending the preacher.

Who are these four people today? The world is full of unsaved people. Jesus is ready to save. Jessica and I are willing to go and preach the Gospel. You are the fourth person.
Jessica and I cannot preach to people unless we are sent. Who does the sending? You do! You see, without your help, we cannot go to those who desperately need to hear about Jesus.

Will you send us to the unsaved? Will you join with us to make a difference? Will you help us reach people who are dying and going to hell? Thank you for your faithful giving. Every time you give, you help us change an eternal destiny. 

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Thoughts about Time

Everyone has the same amount of time in a day. You have exactly the same amount of time to spend today as everyone else who is alive.

Time waits for no man. We each have:

7 days a week.
365 days a year.
24 hours in a day.
1,440 minutes in a day.
86,400 seconds in a day.
You only have so much time, so spend it wisely. Recognize the value of your time. Wise King Solomon understood the importance of time, when he said, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV).

Time is more valuable than money. If you lose your money, you can figure out a way to earn more but if you run out of time, everything is over. You can get money back, but you can never get time back.

Time is the most valuable asset you have, but it is only as valuable as you make it. Hamburger flippers trade their time for $10 an hour; lawyers trade their time for $350 an hour. The way time is used separates the rich from the poor. The difference between an impoverished person and a wealthy person is how they use their time. Using time wisely is the secret of the wealthy.

Broke people abuse time.
Needy people misuse time.
Losers are those who do not use their time wisely.
Opportunities follow those who use their time wisely.

Time is our currency here on the earth. We trade time for money (paycheck). We trade time for relationships. We trade time for knowledge. What are you trading your time for? How are you spending your time?

What are the time wasters in your life? What steals your time? What do you need to eliminate from your life?

What is robbing your time?
            - Spending time with people who have no vision or goals.
            - Television, news, entertainment, paperwork, goofing off.
            - People who play all the time.
            - Being around critical people.
            - People who want what you have but do not do what you say.
            - People with self-defeating habits
            - People who are always late.
            - People who are unorganized.

Who steals your time? Who do you need to eliminate from your life? There are four types of people with whom you can spend your time.

1. Add-ers - People who add to your life.
            My wife Jessica is an example of someone who adds to my life. She makes me happy, gives me pleasure, and encourages me. She adds value to my life.

2. Subtract-ers - People who subtract from your life.
            These are people who waste your time. I have a friend who talks non-stop. If he calls me, it is impossible to get off the phone in less than an hour. He never talks about issues of significance or importance; he just likes to hear himself talk. I finally stopped answering his calls because he kept wasting my time.
            Another person called me and asked if he could come stay with me for a week. He just wanted to “hang out.” He wanted me to take him to see a movie and to go to the mall. I told him not to come because I did not have a week to waste on entertaining him. His time was worth little, but my time is valuable.
            If you do not fight for your time, other people will steal your time.

Who is a time thief in your life?
            - Time thieves have confusion in their lives.
            - Time thieves always have problems.
            - Time thieves have no focus.
            - Time thieves do not give you anything of value.

If you don’t respect my time, I am not going to give you any more of my time.

3. Multiply-ers - People who multiply your life.
            A mentor can multiply your effectiveness. There are only two ways to learn: through your mistakes or from the mistakes of others. Following the advice of a mentor can cut ten years from your development.
            One of my favorite ministers focuses on wisdom. When I go to his conferences, I am inspired to do more for God. When I listen to him, I get ideas that will help me achieve my purpose in life. An hour of listening to him motivates me to accomplish more.

4. Divide-rs - People who divide you.
            These are people who deliberately and maliciously attempt to distract you from your focus. They actively try to cause conflict between you and others.
            One time, someone opened an e-mail address that was similar to mine. He started e-mailing people negative comments but signing my name. This caused me to lose several relationships because this person deliberately tried to cause division. 

Your time is a seed. Use your time as a seed. You can never achieve your dreams, your purpose, or your assignment until you learn how to sow the miracle seed of time.

What you have in life is the result of the time you have sown. How do people sow their time? A body builder trades time for sculptured muscles. A master musician spends hours practicing the piano. The athlete practices until he is the best. A doctor trades eight years of his life in order to learn how to diagnose a disease.

Anything of significance in your life will require time. Investing time is the only way you can gain something you want.

People say, “I wish I had more time” but no one ever received any more time by saying this.  Start using the time you have more wisely. You will never find time because it isn’t lost. You can only decide to use your time in valuable ways.

You can never get more time, but you can maximize the time you have. Learn to master your time, or your time will master you. Develop time consciousness. Work on Time Management skills. 

1. Plan long term.
            If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. People who set goals are much more likely to be successful than those without goals. 

2. Use calendars, clocks, lists, and timers. 
            My mother is obsessed with calendars, clocks, lists, and timers. She makes a list of things to do everyday and she sets her timer for specific amounts of time in order to accomplish her tasks. When I was growing up, I never understood why. I often rolled my eyes and made fun of her because of her love of using timers. But now I understand. Her focus allowed her to be successful at raising five children.

3. Plan your day.
            When you wake up in the morning, make a list of the six most important tasks you need to accomplish. Start with the most important.            

4. Invest in your dreams
- Are you spending time on making your dreams come true?
- How much of your time are you willing to invest in order to build a great dream or future?
- How much time are you willing to invest to research and gather info about your dream?
- How much time are you willing to invest in planning every day of your life?

Your time should be focused on your strengths. Use your most alert time to do the most important things in your life. For example, the most valuable hour in my life is my first hour of being awake which is when I am most alert. I often devote this hour to writing because it is when I do my best work. Later in the day when I am more tired is when I devote time to washing the dishes or organizing my office. I save less important tasks for when I am tired.

Ask yourself these questions several times each day:
Am I using my time wisely?
Is this what I want or need to be doing right now?
Am I working on something urgent or something important?
Where can I best invest my time in order to maximize my income?

Some things are urgent, but not important. Other things are important but not urgent. The best use of your time is to use it doing things that are important.

What are some important (but non-urgent) things you should do with your time?
- Read
- Exercise
- Educate Yourself
- Build Relationships
- Family - Children spell love as T-I-M-E. You can give your children video games and roller skates, but what children really want from daddy and mommy is time.

If you don’t want or need to be doing an activity, STOP. By eliminating unproductive activities from your life you will discover more time for doing what you really want to be doing. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What I learned from the Sequoia Tree

Today I visited Sequoia National Park in eastern California. There one can see the largest living tree (by volume) on earth. Here are some of the lessons I learned. 

1. It does not matter where you start all that matters is where you finish.
            The oldest of the Sequoia trees is 3,200 years old. The tallest grows to 311 feet. They weigh up to 2.7 million lbs. Their bark grows up to 31 inches thick. The branches at eight feet in diameter are bigger than the trunks of most trees. The base can grow up to forty feet in diameter, that means more than twenty people would need to join hands in order to encircle the tree. The cone is about the size of a chicken’s egg and this massive tree grows from a seed the size of an oat flake.
            You might come from a small beginning, but you have the potential to be the best in the world at what God has called you to do. You can tower above all the other trees in the forest if you simply refuse to give up. The definition of the word “excellence” is “to surpass, to be the best, to be a champion, to exceed, to be exceptional, to be unsurpassed, to be top notch, to tower above all the rest.” You can achieve excellence if you just stick with your assignment long enough.
2. Going through the fire can prepare you for a fresh start.
            After the Sequoia groves were declared a National Park, the Forest Rangers worked diligently to protect the big trees by trying to banish fire. Every 5-10 years lightning started a fire and the forest service always rushed to put out the fires.
            But after a few decades, the Rangers began to see unwanted consequences of the fire suppression. The trees stopped reproducing. It turns out that fire is an important part of the lifecycle of the Sequoia tree. Each year each tree produces up to 2,000 egg-sized cones that contain up to 400,000 seeds. The seeds are released only when the cones open. The cones hang green and closed on the trees for up to twenty years. A few seeds may be scattered by squirrels, but the heat from a fire is needed to make the cones dry out, open up, and drop seeds. Plus, the fire clears out the underbrush from around the mama tree and leaves ashes to act as fertilizer.
            Many people have a lot of dead wood clogging up their lives. This old, dead growth prevents them from planting new ideas or experiencing new growth. Sometimes, God brings us through a period of fire in order to prepare us for new growth. Our greatest victories often follow a time of supernatural pruning. The ashes left over from our past are used by God to fertilize our future growth.

3. Deep roots are necessary for survival.
            The wood and bark of a Sequoia tree naturally grows a special chemical that makes the trees resistant to insects and fungi. This makes them almost immortal. As long as they are standing, they never stop growing. But, they do have one weakness in their roots. These mighty trees actually have a very shallow root system with no taproot. Ninety percent of the Sequoia roots are within three feet of the surface of the earth. Their roots extend broadly but they do not grow deeply. Soil moisture, root damage, erosion, and strong winds can cause these giants to topple over.
            Many people look they are impervious to the devil’s attack on the outside, but in reality they are vulnerable because their roots do not extend deeply into the ground. To maintain a great height, one’s roots must extend equally far underground. 

4. Slow and steady wins the race.
            A young Sequoia tree does not even look like a tree, instead it looks more like a bush. It grows on the ground as a bush for 8-10 years before it starts shooting up. Fifty years later, it is a tall slender tree. Every year the tree continues to grow taller and broader and it is only after 2,000 years that the tree has a right to be called “the biggest tree in the world.”
            I’m sure you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare. The rabbit starts the race much quicker than the turtle, but after a while the rabbit gets distracted. The little turtle keeps inching toward the finish line, slow and steady. By the time the hare tries to catch up, it is too late. The slow tortoise beats the rapid rabbit by simply putting one foot in front of the next, over and over again.
            The white pine tree can grow to full height in twenty years, but then it dies just as quickly. You are in a marathon, not a sprint. It is better to be a long-term success than it is to be a flash in the pan that fizzles out in a few short days or years.

5. Success is only possible in the right environment.
            The west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains between an elevation of 5,000 and 7,000 feet is the only place in the world where the Sequoia trees grow. In order to flourish, they need the right amount of sun, water, and the perfect weather. No other place on earth has been found where this magnificent tree can naturally grow to such an enormous height.
            What environment keeps you focused? What environment allows you to be the most productive? What environment is best for your happiness and success?  You need to find the environment that is right for you to grow. Some environments will stunt your growth, other environments will kill you, only one environment is right for turning you into everything you are called by God to be.
6. Beware small-minded people who seek to destroy your greatness. 
            The biggest Sequoia tree was over 90 feet in diameter. In 1852, George Gale discovered the tree and cut off the bark in order to show people in the eastern United States the size of the tree. Without the bark, the tree eventually died. George’s greedy desire to make a few dollars off the world’s largest tree killed the 2,500-year-old tree.
            Watch out for those who try to steal in a moment what took you years of effort and toil to create. There are a lot of people out there that do not care for you. All they care about is what they can quickly take from you. Stay away from them, lest your greatness be compromised.

7. Never underestimate the power of a seed.
            The Sequoia tree grows from a seed the size of an oat flake. Contained in that tiny seed is the DNA for the biggest tree in the world, but you would never know by looking at it. Impressive endings often come from small beginnings.
            God wants us to sow seeds everyday. Your small seed has the potential to give you a mighty harvest. The seed you sow determines the harvest you grow. I encourage you to sow a seed into our ministry today. Even if you do not have much, your small seed can bring you the greatest harvest of your lifetime. Sow today! Click HERE to sow a seed into world evangelism. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Do you want to go on a mission trip?

Do You Want to Go on a Mission Trip!

I want to invite you to be part of an amazing mission trip to the nation of Honduras. We need you to be a part! We are going to the city of Yoro, Honduras and our goal is to have an impact on every level of society in the city.

What will be happening?
During this trip we will be doing a businessmen’s conference, a woman’s conference, a children’s Fiesta, a youth concert, and a pastor’s conference. We will be visiting schools, orphanages, and doing open air outreaches. In addition, we will sponsor a medical outreach in order to help the poorest of the poor. The trip will finish with a three day Miracle Festival.

Who should come?

Medical Professionals

Young People


Pastors and Ministers

When: October 14-21, 2012

Cost: $2,400 This covers your airfare, food, lodging, and transportation for the entire week.

How can you sign up for the trip?

1. Reply to this e-mail. If you want to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime mission opportunity, let me know immediately by sending me an e-mail: daniel [@] 

2. We have a limited number of spots available for this trip. To reserve your spot, click here and make a $100 nonrefundable deposit into the mission trip fund. This will let us know that we need to save a place for you.


Daniel King

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Do you understand the Trinity?

I have been studying the Trinity for my class on Systematic Theology. Here is a poem I wrote about the Trinity.

By Daniel King

It doesn’t make sense,
The Trinity,
For all of time,
A mystery.

Three in One,
One in Three,
That is the way
that it has to be.

In the Old Testament,
God is One.
But in the New Testament,
Born is a Son.

One from the Beginning,
They developed a plan
Jesus is God,
He’s also a Man.

So, there’s a Father
And a Son,
Don’t stop yet,
Because we’re not done.

The Spirit was promised,
On Pentecost He came,
Now there’s three,
But they’re all the same.

The Father,
The Word,
The Bird,
It’s a little absurd.

Three beings,
One whole.
Try to explain it, lose your mind;
Try to deny it, lose your soul.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One in a Million

Our team was in the central plaza of the city of Crato passing out flyers and inviting people to come to the crusade. A woman sitting on a bench caught my attention. I walked over to her and handed her a flyer. She asked me to sit down and then she reached into her purse. She pulled out a picture of her daughter. She said, “My daughter is not able to walk or talk, can you pray for her?”

I laid my hands on the picture of the little girl and prayed, “Dear God in Heaven, I ask you to touch this woman’s daughter with Your healing power. In Jesus Name, Amen.” As I prayed, the woman started to cry. I asked her if she wanted to give her life to Jesus. She replied, “Yes.” So, I led her in a salvation prayer.

One hour later, the woman came running to find our team. She breathlessly reported, “After Daniel prayed, I called my home and spoke with the babysitter. At the very moment that Daniel prayed for my daughter, she stood up, walked across the room for the first time, and said “Mama.”

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pray for Brazil Trip

We are headed to Brazil!

Upcoming Brazil Gospel Festival
Our quest for souls continues in the nation of Brazil. The last time we were in Brazil over 40,000 people attended our Gospel Festival in Belo Horizonte. We expect another great harvest on this upcoming trip.

The eyes of the world are on Brazil!  This South American nation has been chosen to host
the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Brazil is experiencing rapid economic
growth. The Church in Brazil is in the middle of a time of revival but there are still
millions of Brazilians who have yet to hear the Gospel.

Our Gospel Festival is in the city of Crato, the second largest city of the Cariri region. Cariri is a region in the southern part of the state of Ceara in the northeast part of Brazil. According to missions experts, it is one of the least evangelized regions in the country of Brazil. It is home to approximately 1 million people distributed in 22 towns and thousands of villages. Statistics about the number of born again Christians in the region vary, but the consensus is that less than 3% of the inhabitants of Cariri know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

The region has been oppressed by false religion. Over 2,000,000 people visit this area of Brazil each year to worship the statue of a man known as Father Cicerus. He was originally a Catholic priest who was excommunicated in 1889. Many people in the region worship him as a saint instead of worshiping Jesus Christ.

Radio Multiplies Our Efforts
God has given us a plan to reach 22 towns in the region simultaneously through a radio broadcast. Thousands will attend the meetings in Crato, but we expect to double or triple the size of our harvest by airing the entire meeting LIVE on the radio to the entire region.

Right now, a team is visiting the 22 towns surrounding Crato and working closely with local churches to train “radio evangelists.” Each of these local Christians will create an “Evangelistic Meeting Place” at a local home, school, office, farm, or village during the Gospel Festival. Each trained believer will set up a mini-event in which people will gather around the radio to hear the broadcast. Christians will be challenged to invite their non-Christian friends to come hear the Good News.

As the people pray with us for salvation in Crato, the prayer will be repeated in hundreds of other places as people listen by radio. Local Christians will be right there to follow up by getting the new believers plugged into a local church. Our goal is to impact the entire region with the Gospel.

We need your prayers!
While we are preaching the Gospel, we covet your prayers. There is no distance in prayer and we need you to support us with your prayers.

Please Pray for:
            * Thousands of people to be saved.
            * Religious blinders to fall off the eyes of the deceived.
            * Good weather each night of the Gospel Festival.
            * The protection of our team members.
            * The whole region to tune into the radio broadcast.
            * Our follow-up plan to be successful.
            * The entire budget to be met.

Thank you so much for helping us impact Brazil with the Gospel. Because of your help, we are able to lead the lost to Christ. I believe your heavenly reward will be great. Thank you!