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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.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Passion. Its a word we use in our daily vocabulary, really without thinking too much about what it really means. If we had to define passion how would we describe it? A roaring romance that sweeps us off our feet? That red hot anger that causes us to charge into action? What is passion! I frequently listen to different preachers and the other day I was listening to the Pastor of Brand New Church. Pastor Shannon is a great author and he has written a great book on rural ministry I highly suggest. But in his message he made a statement, that is the cause of this post. Passion defined by Webster's is the sufferings of Christ between the Last supper and his death. Passions definition is Jesus! The Love that God has for us is so great he sent his only son to take our place, so we could have a relationship with him.The next time you think of passion, that powerful emotion that moves us to action. Think of Jesus for passion means Jesus, and Jesus is passion. And He is passionate about you!

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whomsoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I'm back!

Hey guys it has been SOOOO long since I have last posted on my blog, but I am making this blogging ministry more of a priority in my routine. This post isn't going to be a very in depth message just a simple heads up that posts are coming as I put in type the ramblings between me and God.  

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)!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

God is SO Good!

Sorry its been so long guys but ya know college can be busy from time to time. So let me catch you up on some high lights from the best following months. Sadly my dear Auntie Mona passed away during the fall of 2010, I was a wreck when I found out she was passing but then me and my room mate just prayed aw man God is just SO amazing he is that peace like it says in Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Ever since me and my room mate prayed I couldn't shed a tear for her passing because something just so amazing happened. My Aunt Mona trusted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Saviour of her life. My parents pastor just sat and talked with her and led her to the Lord it was so amazing seeing the change in her. She wasn't afraid to die anymore she had hope, she had Christ. So when she went home to the Lord all I could think was you beat me there Auntie M she you by the throne soon. Man and on top of that a couple of months later I got to see my young cousin at the New Years party at Hope Springs except Christ ah her saviour and man it has just been great seeing my family become my eternal family. To God be the Glory!!! And God has just been pounding me into shape these past several months, ever since he freed me from the thorns of worldliness an I have been giving it all to him truly he's grown me so much. Some times there are spiritual growing pains but there only showing that God truly does love me as it says in Hebrews 12:11 discipline never feels enjoyable at the time but it grows us to be more like him. And just today I had to rejoice in how great God truly is. This snow camp weekend I've been slacking in my time in personal fellowship with my Messiah. And just I was broken hearted at how cold hearted I was. So today after the meeting ended I just sat for a couple extra minutes and prayed and man God renews us so much when we go to him. Like it says in James 5 the prayers of the saints are powerful. I mean wow God of all creation hears are pleas and answers them this is the promise he has given us. How cool is THAT! And as I was sitting in line waiting for lunch renewed in spirit because of Gods grace I opened to Ephesians 1:4-5 and man this is reason to rejoice! " According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself , according to good pleasure of his will." Ephesians 1:4-5. Man our God is SO Good!!!!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Update from Schroon Lake

Sorry it has been almost a whole TWO MONTHS since I lost posted but I have been a tad busy. As you probably know I am now a student at the Word Of Life Bible Institute. An I have to tell you guys it is amazing up here, I am so amazed at what God can do in the lives of his children. So to review briefly what has happened, this is officially the end of our third week of classes. And we have studied the book of James, Evangelism, and Genesis 1-11. As well as theology and the old testament and I have to say I am learning a whole lot and being convicted of a lot of things. The biggest thing that has really convicted me in my relatively short stay here is evangelism. Reaching those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal savior, an as we started that class the Holy Spirit just gave me a "gentle" nudge an I was mortified inside. We have been commissioned as Christ's followers to reach the lost. An I have been so busy wondering what God was going to do FOR me rather then what God wants to do WITH me. And right as he convicted me of that I just had to stop and pray to the Almighty. An I just begged him to change my heart, make it more like his own, fill it with his love and urgency for the heavenly agenda. To shape me an use me as he desires so that his will may be done not my own. An I can not wait to reach out to the lost, to often I see my friends status's on face book and the like are just filled with hopelessness and pain and suffering and it tears me up inside to see that an I know people will hate me as they hate my savior. But I know that if I don't live a testimony for my savior and witness to the lost they will stay in the suffering of the world an I can't live with the self imposed hardening of the heart anymore. I pray that the Lord makes me more like him each and ever day. An I pray he will use me and strengthen me to do his will, an I pray the same for you guys.