Words of Encouragement Blog

“It’s Not Time Yet!”

“IT’S NOT TIME YET!”

Waiting on God is a spiritual discipline that believers should learn early on in their Christian walk. Impatience is an indication of a lack of faith—Learn to trust God’s timing! Wait patiently on the Lord and have Faith that Father Knows Best. ~M. Ford

“For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him.” (Isaiah 64:4)

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

“What Is a Father? He’s strength and security; laughter and fun. A prince to his daughter; a pal to his son. A great story teller, a mender of toys; who’s seldom dismayed by his family’s noise. He’s an everyday Santa, who brings home surprises; The man to consult when a problem arises. He’s an eager a worker as there will ever be; who wants all the best for his whole family. He’s a loving Instructor, who struggles to teach; His child to achieve all the goals one can reach. And he knows in his heart that it’s worth all the bother, when he hears his child say, “That man? He’s my Father!” (Author Unknown)

Happy Father’s Day!❤️🙏🏽

“A Father’s Love”

“A Father’s Love”

Do you truly think about God as being your heavenly Father? If not, surrender to Him today whatever may be holding you back from completely trusting Him in the role of “Father”. Allow God Himself to circumcise your heart and divinely remove all harmful, negative memories, thought-patterns, and/or experiences You perhaps had with your earthly father so that you can freely love and trust Him with all your heart, mind, body and soul as your Heavenly Father. Once you truly know Him as Abba, your soul will then be eternally free to truly live in His abundant blessings—FREE to LOVE and WORSHIP HIM in the full beauty of His holiness! ~M. Ford

“For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“Let FREEDOM Ring”

LET FREEDOM RING

As Christians, what does Christ bring to our lives that enables us to fight and win the war within—to truly become FREE at last? Answer—The Holy Spirit! He is who Jesus promised us in John 14 and Acts 1-2, and is the centerpiece of Paul’s discussion in Romans 8. Therefore, we will never find this “FREEDOM” we long for apart from God and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This is Paul’s message in the book of Romans to the people then and to us today—He who God sets FREE through Christ is FREE indeed! Without the help of the Holy Spirit, sin would continue to rule and reign in our mortal body and have the upper hand in our life. The Holy Spirit is indeed our “secret weapon” to winning the fight within and the war against sin! As we allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, direct, inspect, and instruct us in living a “God-fed” and “God-led” life—this brings FREEDOM. Freedom to Love and Live Life and others as God designed. This is truly the gift of INDEPENDENCE! ~M Ford

Excerpt: “From Duty To Delight: Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?”, by Mary A. Ford

“Agape Love”

Father God, Thank you for loving us with such an unselfish, unconditional and everlasting love! Help us, Oh God, to have that very same kind of love for each other—a love that’s rooted and grounded in humility, gentleness, patience and forgiveness. Lord, teach us to see the beauty in the color of SKIN and detest the presence of SIN—forsaking self-righteousness, pompous pride, and unholy habits.

Father, help us to exercise self-control even in the midst of chaos—possessing patience, bearing with one another, to DO JUSTICE, LOVE MERCY, and to WALK HUMBLY with You, Our God! For we have ALL SINNED and fallen short of your glory—but, ALL PRAISE belongs to You, Oh Lord, because You Loved us past our sins! Thank you, Father, for Your unfailing Love! It’s in the saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen 🙏🏽

“Kingdom Calling”

KINGDOM CALLING

Father God, Help us to be faithful to you as you are to us. Give us a Heart for the things that’s near and dear to Your Heart, a transformed Mind of Christ, Hands to do Your Will, and Feet to run swiftly into obedience. Help us, Oh Lord, to never lose sight of YOUR Kingdom Calling as we humbly submit and surrender to Your Will daily. Thank you, Father, for loving us past our faults and guiding us into Your promises! It’s in the strong and mighty name is Jesus I pray…Amen 🙏🏽