Words of Encouragement Blog

“A Good-Good Father”

Father, thank you for your LOVE that’s perfect and pure!❤️ We don’t deserve it—There is nothing we could ever do to earn it, and there is nothing we can ever do to lose it. Your Love Is EVERLASTING…Hallelujah!🙌🏼

Thank you for being a good-good Father who loves us beyond our faults and meets our every need—You alone are GOD! Hallelujah and Amen!🙏🏽



Don’t despair! What you look like now is NOT the best You will be. God specializes in Make-Overs! Your Mess Can Be Turned Into A Masterpiece In the Hands Of The Potter! ~M. Ford

“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.” (Jeremiah 18:4)

“Whiter Than Snow!”

“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow… Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalms‬ ‭51:7, 10‬)

Father God, we realize that we are an imperfect people, living in an imperfect world; and often times we fall into Satan’s snares. We confess that many times we mess up and slip into various sin that devastate and rock our worlds. So we ask before we fall Father, help us avoid Satan’s tricks, traps and tactics! Help us, Father, to crucify this flesh daily–not yielding to the lusts of our own flesh and the pride of life. Father, Strengthen us in our inner being so that we may live victorious lives—holy and acceptable in your sight! Our desire, oh Lord, is to live holy—fulfilling every purpose you have for our lives. Father, we ask that you search our hearts—take us from where we are now to where you want us to be. We yield our wills to Yours perfect will, Oh Lord! Have Your way in our lives! It’s in the mighty name of Jesus I pray and praise you always! Amen.🙏🏽 ~M. Ford


“Let FREEDOM Ring!”


Some people move away from their homelands looking for it—sometimes leaving friends and family behind. Others start new lives—facing unknown dangers in the pursuit of it. Many fight against addictive demons—drugs, alcohol, over eating, smoking, perfectionism, pornography, and much more… all just for a taste of it. Armies are trained to fight for it; and far too many die on foreign soil fighting in defense of it. Then there are those who try every kind of “religion” imaginable striving to experience it. More and more people seek to find it through financial independence and the continuous acquisition of material things. We celebrate it in music, movies and paintings. Statues are erected in honor of it. Schools teach students to respect it. Leaders of countries deliver speeches about it. Riots break out and demonstrators march to voice frustration over not having it. So, what is “IT” that could be so highly treasured, sought after, honored and revered? FREEDOM! We all want it, even when we fear it. We were created to enjoy it—to experience nothing less. But down the corridors of history we lost it. The freedom we once knew under God—that ability to satisfy the desires of our heart in ways that pleased God became distorted, strained, twisted and faded by sin. Yet still we want our freedom, but we keep going after it in the wrong ways. So, we become slaves—slaves to cravings that draw us further into our own lusts and even further away from our God—The One who lovingly created us FREE to serve Elohim. The Word of God is life-changing for those who are willing to admit that they are sinners and desire a better way—God’s way! He who God has set free, is free indeed—no longer bound by the bondage and shackles of sin. That’s true FREEDOM—So, Let Freedom Ring! ~M. Ford

[Excerpt~”From Duty To Delight: Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?” by Mary A. Ford]

Happy Anniversary D2D Ministries!

Happy Anniversary today to Duty2Delight Ministries! 🎉🎈💫🌈

When I think about what GOD has done over the past 3-years, I can’t help but get excited!💃🏾 Praising God for the past as I press on towards the future, standing on tiptoes Of anticipation about what God will yet do!☝🏾🙏🏽

A heartfelt “THANK YOU” goes out to everyone who has supported D2D Ministries in some way over the years. Your continued generosity, prayers, and support are appreciated more than you know.❤️🌹

Here’s to many more wonderful years of serving God’s people—Love & Prayers, Mary A. Ford, Founder-D2D Ministries.

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