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My name is Nick Ford. I am a pastor in my home town of Stafford,Ct. I was raised by two amazing God loving parents, who always told me about how much Jesus loves me. I came to know Jesus as my personal savior when I was eight years old and for the next seven years God slowly worked on me until brought me to the point where I wanted to be all in for Jesus. So as a sophmore in high school I dedicated my life to Jesus and its been a wild ride! When I was a senior in high school God called me to ministry so when I graduated I attended Word of Life Bible Institute for one year. And was then called back home to work as a church intern in a local church in my home town. Following my internship year God brought me across town to another little church in need of a Youth Pastor.I have only been here for little over a year, but God has done some amazing things in me and through this ministry. We have a long way to go and a lot of growing to do. But God has blessed this Rural Youth Pastor, and I hope he'd use me to be a blessing to you too.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Walk by faith

"For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. " Jeremiah 7:22-24

Today as I was having my quiet time I came across this passage of scripture an it amazes me of how mankind always wants to work backwards! Here God says I didn't tell your forefathers to sacrifice to me THEN I would bless them. I said OBEY me then I will be your God and you my people. We have this mind set where we need to do something to earn favor whether from God or people. But God says no you have it backwards I give and give and give and you do nothing!!! That's the beauty of agape, we have no way of earning this love but He gives it to us. Can you imagine your spouse coming up to you and saying I have to earn your love then you can love me. I don't know about you but I would be broken hearted. I mean this is my spouse she should know I love her no matter what, what do you think were saying to God when we act this same way. Abraham was counted righteous because he believed, Israel was called God's people because they believed, we are counted righteous because we believe. We are called to walk by faith not by ritual. Don't insult our Lord this way, let us obey His voice and move forward towards His promise. Eternity.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What will you do?

Jeremiah 5:31b '...But what will you do in the end?"

This is the last verse that I read today in my morning quiet time with God. An it makes me think about those bland days. You know the ones where nothing 'special' happens where its just a chill day. This verse makes me think about those days because what if? What if that bland boring day was the day the most significant event in over 2000 years took place. What if on one of those day our Lord came for us? Makes that day seem a lot less insignificant huh? Well I obviously have no way of knowing when our Lord will come for us but He has raised the question in my mind of why I even have such a thing as a plain day? Jesus warns us in the word over and over that His coming will come like a thief in the night. We have no way of knowing when our Lord will come for us. He tells us this to cause us to move!!!!! If God could be coming at any moment why would we be sitting still! The phrase 'just another day.' should not be in our vocabulary. This day might be our last here on Earth, would you be satisfied with what you accomplished today?

The Lord's coming again, lets act like it!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Neither to the left nor the right

It has been nearly a year since I last posted on this blog how time has flown. God you have done amazing things in my life this past year, it'll be a year I won't easily forget. But now we have entered the new year 2012, what will we make of it. God you tell us that from the moment we ask you to take our lives, to be our saviour we have opened a bank account in Heaven. An everything we do sits on the scales before our Heavenly King, the problem is not everything can be invested eternally.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19-20

their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:13-15

We can either do something that matters or we can do things birthed out of selfish desires and we suffer loss. God wants this life to matter, whatever we do is pointless until we give it to him. Then it has meaning then it has worth, we were nothing until he weighted out a price for us. And that payment was worth His own blood!! Invest everything you have into the Kingdom this year, every moment can matter eternally if its His!

`Abba let this year, this day, this moment, be eternally significant. Do not let me waste another moment that you have given me. Every breath is a gift from you God, an I want every one of those precious gifts to keep. I'm not in the habit of throwing money away God, but that is what I do when I waste your gifts you give me. God let every moment today, every thought I have, every word I speak be for you, for your glory. Be praised today God, through my life. In the precious name of Jesus I say . Let it be (amen)!!!