Words of Encouragement Blog



This winter ice/snow storm in Texas has displaced and devastated many. My heart goes out and prayers go up for all who are still hurting and those now healing from tragedies, hardships and calamities of all sorts brought on by this natural disaster.

As we all move towards recovery and some forms of normalcy, I realized that It’s the little things we all take for granted without realizing it.

Now when I flip a switch and the lights come on I whisper “THANK YOU, LORD”! When I turn on the faucet and hot and cold water comes out, I say “THANK YOU, LORD”! When I open the refrigerator or freezer and select something to cook and I don’t have to wait until the next rolling outage ends, I shout “THANK YOU, LORD”! No busted pipes…”THANK YOU, LORD”! Still got my health & strength…”THANK YOU, LORD”!

The next thing you know I’ve got a Praise Party going on!🙌🏼💃🏾🔥This experience has taken my GRATEFULNESS to a whole new level! 🙌🏼☝🏾💃🏾

Father, I Continue to pray for all those who are still displaced and/or now working through major losses, plumbing and cleanup issues as a result of the freeze. Help us to stand on Romans 8:28 and not waiver in our faith. Amen 🙏🏽

Love & Prayers always!❤️🙏🏽~M. Ford



Valentine’s Day is just one of the 365 days of the year that we can SHARE and SHOW the Love of Christ!❤️

So, On today, my HEART is truly glad and filled with Joy and Gratefulness because of the unlimited Love of our Lord and Savior!🙌🏼♥️

Thank you Lord, for allowing us to SEE your love every time we open our eyes to a brand new dawning!♥️

Thank you Lord, for allowing us to FEEL your love in the warmth of sunshine, chill of snowflakes, brush of the wind, or moon glow on our skin!♥️

Thank you Lord, for endowing us with your LOVE, MERCY and GRACE so that we may have what is needed to run this race!♥️

Thank you Lord, that Your Love for us NEVER change—and we can NEVER fall from its range!♥️

For these things and so much MORE, I say, THANK YOU LORD, for it’s YOU I truly LOVE, WORSHIP & ADORE! 💯♥️🙏🏽~M. Ford

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬)




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Heavenly Father, I pray that Christians all around the world will truly delight themselves in You…seeking Your face as opposed to seeking Your hand. Understanding that if we seek after things we can easily miss you, Oh God, but if we seek after You the things will come!

Father, I pray that Christians will make Your approval their chief concern versus Your blessings—placing their attention, affection and desires on pleasing God above all. For You, Oh Lord, are the solution to every problem, the cure for any illness, the comforter to all broken-hearted, and the peace that passes all understanding! Thank you, Father, for being loving, merciful, forgiving and never failing! Thank you for looking past our faults and meeting our every need. It’s in the strong and mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen🙏🏽~M. Ford

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬)

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He Will Give you the desires of your heart”. (Psalms 37:4)




Our Father in Heaven,

May your Name be kept Holy! For You are the Sovereign GOD and King of Kings!

May your Kingdom come soon—For we need a purging and healing of the land!

May your will be done on earth, as it is done in Heaven—For some have taken pleasure in pleasing their own selfish desires and strayed far from your righteous path!

Give us today the food we need—For some have become hoarders because they fail to recognize you as Jehovah Jirah!

And forgive us our sins—For we have all sinned and fallen short of your glory!

Help us, Father, to forgive those who sin against us—For you alone are the righteous judge and will vindicate your own!

Help us not yield to temptation—For we know that temptation comes from without (Satan & World) and within (lusts of the flesh)—All leading to sin!

Rescue us from the evil one—For our accuser (Satan) is skilled in tactics to defeat us and relentless in assaults against us!

Nevertheless, Oh Lord, YOURS is THE KINGDOM—Sovereignty in Heaven & on Earth!

And the POWER—Supreme Authority & Complete Control!

And the GLORY—Praise, Honor, Majesty!

FOREVER and EVER—Until the end of Days!

HALLELUJAH—Highest Praise!

AMEN—IT IS SO!☝🏾🙌🏼🙏🏽~M. Ford (Matthew‬ ‭6:9-13‬)




🎤🎹🎶Our GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD! He reigns from heaven above with WISDOM, POWER and LOVE! Our GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!!🙌🏼👏🏾💃🏾☝🏾

Father, you indeed are awesome! Thank you, for being so very good to us! Your mercy never runs out—it’s new every morning! Your grace is undeserved—yet you give it freely! Your love has no boundaries—you love us beyond our faults and shower us with Favor! Father, our hearts are so glad to be chosen and called out of the darkness of this world into the marvelous light of your saving grace! We stand in awe of what you have done thus far and we stand on tiptoes of expectation as to what you will do as we release believing faith in you! Consecrate our hearts so that we are sensitive to your will. Regulate our minds so that we think on you more each day! And when we get weak, oh Lord, Strengthen us for this journey! Rather with many or a remnant few, use us to accomplish even greater works for the kingdom! Have your way Lord! We love, praise, worship and adore you always….In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen🙏🏽~M. Ford




Heavenly Father, We need your divine touch this day. Touch our minds, so that we think on things that are good and right in your sight. Touch our hearts, so that we are in perfect peace no matter the situation. Touch our tongues, so that we speak of your greatness, grace, love, mercy, omnipotence and sovereignty! Touch our eyes, so that we can see Your glory shining through the gloomy clouds of darkness in our lives!

Father, I pray that you will release your healing power and restore those hurting, sick and emotionally distraught. Comfort those in a season of loss—no matter what that loss may be that’s causing your children pain and suffering. Cover each of us on today with an extra portion of your grace and mercy! Help us to weather every storm of life in a manner that reflects your goodness and glory! Lord, Just one touch from you is all we need to be made whole!

Thank you, Father, for your loving kindness that is unconditional! We love you Father with our whole hearts! Have your way in us and through us this day, and help us to REJOICE in your great love for us! It’s in Jesus’ precious name I pray…Amen ❤️🙏🏽~M. Ford

“And implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:36‬ ‭ESV‬‬


“Can You SEE ME Now?”

“Can You SEE ME Now?”


If you can’t see God working in your situation–it may be that your eyes are focused on IT and not HIM. ~M. Ford

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord , Who made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:1-2)