Words of Encouragement Blog

“The Blessing Of Delay”

“The Blessing of Delay”

Sometimes God will send a “headwind” in your Life to slow you down so that you don’t get to your destination too soon—before patience has done its perfect work in You.

Although your Vision may tarry or be delayed, when you are “ready”, according to God’s perfect timing, He will send a “tailwind” that will get you to HIS intended destination for you…RIGHT ON TIME!🙌🏼💨🔥🙏🏽~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)

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“TWICE BORN”

“TWICE BORN”

Mark Twain said, “Two most important days in your life are the day that you are born and the day you find out why”.

However, I believe that the two most important days in one’s life are the day we are born and the day we are REBORN.

It’s only then we can find out the TRUE PURPOSE of our birth—through Christ Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.🙏🏽~M. Ford

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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“FOREVER, WE DO”

“FOREVER, WE DO”

Father God, We pour out our prayers for marriages today. Turn the hearts of the husbands towards their wives, and the wives hearts towards their husbands.

Bind marriages together with the third cord of Christ that is not easily broken. Set their desires on fire for each other and give them a passion to please one another.

Replace selfishness with selflessness. Uproot unforgiveness and plant compassion. Turn hearts of stone into hearts of flesh that will yield unconditional love. Open their spiritual eyes to see one another through the eyes of Christ.

Stir up a love so deep and fulfilling that it will overcome any obstacles and be a beacon of light giving testimony of God’s goodness, mercy and grace.

Allow peace to be their pillows at night and joy to surround them with the morning light. Fortify their faith and help them face each and every day TOGETHER so that nothing will shake their love and commitment.

These blessings I pray upon every husband and wife as they seek to honor Christ in their marriage. Lord, Let Your perfect Will be done. It’s in the most high name of Jesus, who is The Christ, I pray and praise always! Amen 🙏🏽 ~M. Ford

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“Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.”‭‭(Song of Solomon‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

“THIS MEANS WAR!”

“THIS MEANS WAR!”

Father God….this LAND needs HEALING! The people are sick with SIN! The demons are loosed and reeking havoc over this world! Satan has taken hold of so many families and upset so many homes! Darkness of this present day is sweeping across our land! Father…please send a Fresh WIND💨 and Fresh Fire 🔥 to consume all the evil, wickedness, hatred and sheer hellishness that’s rolling freely over our land!

Father, we realize that JESUS IS THE ANSWER to every question, the CURE for every sickness and the VINDICATOR for every wrong!

Lord…we need true REVIVAL IN OUR LAND! Move as only YOU can Father, and HEAL OUR LAND! In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus I pray…Amen! ~M. Ford🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💨🔥🙌🏼☝🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽

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“A LIVING TESTIMONY”

“A LIVING TESTIMONY”

Do you have a Testimony?

When you give testimony in a court of law hearsay is not admissible. You cannot testify to what someone else has seen, heard, felt or experienced. Only what you know to be true through personal knowledge, sight or involvement is considered to be credible testimony as a witness.

So, I ask again—do you have a Testimony?

Not the kind you give in a court room on a witness stand, but the kind that’s been engraved on your heart by the personal encounters you’ve had with the Master.

Life will surely bring about bumps, bruises and scars. But these are just Testimonies in the making—evidence that you have endured The Test. Thus, your life doesn’t have to look all perfectly gift-wrapped and nice—Just be a credible witness for Christ!

Stand your ground. Stay Positive. Keep the Faith. We are called out and set apart to be a Living Testimony—Not trying to persuade, prod or pressure anyone into your point of view, but simply being a living testament to what God can do!🙏🏽~M. Ford

“And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.” (Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬)

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“REFRESHING”

“REFRESHING”

Do you feel like you are living in a valley of dry bones and your brook of blessings is all dried up? Then here’s some good news…PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!

LORD, l hear of SHOWERS of Blessings that YOU are scattering full and free! Showers for THIRSTY SOULS, REFRESHING, let some drops now fall on me! Even me, Lord! EVEN ME! Hallelujah…Even Me! AMEN 🙏🏽~M. Ford

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“Stay In The Race”

STAY IN THE RACE!

“Stay In The Race”

Heavenly Father…Thank you for your unconditional love for us and for forgiveness of our sins, iniquities and transgressions. Help us to live holy in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.

Oh Lord, help us to be sensitive to the prompting of The Holy Spirit in our lives! And give us spiritual discernment, understanding, wisdom and knowledge of spiritual things so that we might properly handle every situation in the natural that life brings, according to Your perfect Will.

Father, give each of us understanding of our responsibility to live blamelessly before a lost and watching world. For we know that the race is not given to the swift, but to the one who endures until the end. Lord, give us sticking and staying power so that we will have strength to endure!

Lord…lead, guide, direct and protect us as we press forward this day. Our desire is that our lights will shine so bright within us that the world will see YOU in everything we do—even when we ourselves are going through difficult times, let our lights so shine that men will see us and glorify our God in Heaven.

Have Your way in our lives Holy Spirit as we submit and surrender ALL things under You complete authority! It’s In Jesus’ mighty and matchless name I pray and praise you always. Amen ~M. Ford

“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.” (Philippians 2:14-16)

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“THE BRIDGE”

“THE BRIDGE”

Jesus is the Bridge that will lead you safely across any troubled waters.

Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there—Release and find Peace!🙏🏽~M. Ford

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

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“BY FAITH”

“BY FAITH”

Heavenly Father, I pray Your protection, direction and covering over us today. Give each of us an extra portion of grace and mercy as we enter a new day, not knowing what we may encounter, but trusting You to bring us through victoriously!

Father, touch those who are hurting, sick, lonely and lost with your finger of healing, renewal, love and restoration in Jesus’ mighty name! Help us to seek Your Will above our own as we surrender complete control in every area of our lives to You—the author and finisher of our faith.

Father, as we desire to do greater works in your name, Help us be the light and salt in this dark and unsavory world! Purge, renew and strengthen us each day for the work of the ministry and help us walk boldly in the calling you have upon each of our lives as we humbly submit to you daily.

Not our will, but Your will be done. It’s in Jesus’ mighty and matchless name we trust and have hope! Amen 🙏🏽 ~M. Ford

“For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”(‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:8‬)

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“SPEAK NO EVIL”

“SPEAK NO EVIL”

Be careful how you speak and be slow to respond. Your speech and response may be the lifeline that someone drowning in sin and confusion may need to guide them into the reality of Christ.🙏🏽~M. Ford

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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