Words of Encouragement Blog

TEARS OF JOY!

God can use your Pain to prod you into His Promise. Weeping may endure for a night, BUT Joy comes with the morning light. ☝🏾🙏🏽❤️

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.”

(Psalms 30:5)

GOD IS SPEAKING!

“God Is Speaking, Are You Listening? Be sure your prayer life is not a one-sided conversation. Learn to enjoy the silence as you kneel–desiring only HIS presence. You will be amazed by what you hear from the Lord when you make the effort to truly Listen. ~ M. Ford

“Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the LORD where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, that the LORD called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” And he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” And he went and lay down. Then the LORD called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” He answered, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” (Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.) And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. So he arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD had called the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.””

I Samuel 3:1-10 NKJV

“Lessons From A Valley Girl”

“LESSONS FROM A VALLEY GIRL”

Some say “it’s in the valley we grow”. There’s faith to strengthened, testimonies to forge and lessons to learn in the valley. But I’m so glad valley’s don’t last always! Even though it’s not fun going through life’s valleys, often times it’s the only way to get to the mountaintop! Take it from a valley girl… just hold on and be strong! Take one leap of faith at a time and Watch God Work Wonders! He can and will order your steps into better and brighter days!🌹🙏 ~M. Ford

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4)

Holiness Is Right!

Don’t sacrifice Holiness for Happiness. It’s Holiness that will purge away impurities and allow our Christ lights to shine—even in the darkest places of life!~M. Ford

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-4)

“Perfect Peace”

The presence of peace is NOT the absence of problems, but the presence of The Lord—Jehovah Shalom.~M. Ford

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)