Smile And Love Always!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Love Like A River Flows"

To know God is to know Love.
He allows me to cast my burdens down, worry not about the perceived outcome, provides a way out of no way, and all He wants is the Glory.

To know Love is to know God.
His Unconditional position as the Source within my Life keeps me where I need to be, doing what I need to be doing, pursuing my purpose within His Will, seeing and identifying myself within the riches of His wealth, marinated in His Glorious Love.

When you are in the body of Love that flows to the depths of His infinity, you will never reach the bottom.

When you are in the body of Love that reaches to the Heavens of His infinity, you will never reach the top.

Here, is where His Intimacy is "Love Like A River Flows."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Remain encouraged during the low points in your Life! God will serve those experiences up on a "Trampoline," propelling you to the Blessings that cannot be reached by your efforts alone!

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Life's Pendulum"

The momentum of the Pendulum will always swing one of two ways...

Whenever you watch a sporting event, you will notice that throughout the game, match or event, that the momentum has the ability to swing one way or the other and will indeed, without fail, swing both ways at some point in time, but never at the same time.

Life is no different with respect to how things will swing and the manner in which they do. They will inevitably swing in a direction "from you" and then in the direction "towards you."

The inevitability of the direction of the Pendulum's swing is itself inevitable, for it will swing your way. All of the wrongs perpetrated against you will swing away from you and back in the direction from where they came. The swiftness leaving you and returning to the Pendulum's origins may "appear" to be occurring with supreme latency, however, the same way in which it came to be, will be returned the same way in which it was meant to be, whatever the intent was.

Worry not about the speed of "Life's Pendulum," for the direction will have to change directions whether it is coming "towards you" or going away "from you."

Make sure that your "Life" puts a positive swing in the "Pendulum" that you put into motion. For the day will surely arrive when it comes back "towards you," with the same intent that it went away "from you."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, August 23, 2013


God is everywhere, doing everything and so much of IT, is not about "US!" A lot of what comes to "US," and through "US," has nothing to do with, "US."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Who Do You Serve?"

Blatant criticism serves the person that is doing the criticizing. While constructive criticism serves the recipient for their intended benefit. When YOU criticize, "Who Do You Serve?"

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Greater Elasticity"

When you are stretched thin, ask God for "Greater Elasticity."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Move Over"

"Move Over," Forgiveness said to the Heart.

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Uninterrupted Peace"

"Find your place of Peace. And when you do, safeguard it for the rest of your days."

The echo's of my Mother's words are as if they just left her mouth and were simultaneously consumed by my ears. The fact of the matter is, my Mother imparted those words to me so many years ago. They never departed when she ascended, for they were already planted, waiting to take root and within my soul, they have begun to Sprout.

When we think of Peace, we tend to think of places that are peaceful.

When we think of God, we tend to think of a Church.

But Peace is not a place, nor is God a Church. Peace, like God, both reside within you. And although peaceful places and Church are both important, God and Peace should be with you everywhere that you are. For some places might not be peaceful, but the Peace within you will make it so. As a matter of fact, some places might not know anything about Peace, until you make your presence known.

It is not feasible to spend ALL of your time in a Church. We have families to raise, jobs to perform and places to go. But, the Church is not the building that you enter into, rather it is the Church that has entered into you. Some might not ever step foot into a Church, however, when they encounter you, the representation of God will be on full display, and how you perform could provide them the courage to do what they have never done before. And like Peace, your presence could very well be the first time that they see the fullness of God, in representation of the Body of Christ, that resides within you.

Your whereabouts are irrelevant when it comes to the God and Peace within you. They both go before and make a way for you, upon your arrival. Sometimes our presence is beckoned to places that have neither, and instead of resisting the journey, embrace the privilege that it is to represent them proudly.

Interruptions in our plans will never negate the impenetrable God and the formidable Peace that sustains against anything composed by man.

Challenges may come, however God shall remain.

Interruptions may come, however Peace shall remain.

And through it all, our "Uninterrupted Peace" shall refrain from the inclusion of disruption, and maintain its Peaceful disposition, the one that separates us from the confusion and chaos that attempts to define us.

However, God and Peace reminds us that we have already been defined, and His perfection needs no makeover, within the shells that we lease. All Glory Be To God, for "Uninterrupted Peace."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Get It In!"

Do not regret the Greatness that could have been. Get up, get out and "Get It In!"

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"The Only Way the Story is Told"

I stand on the Truth of God's amazing Promise and Protection, the Healing of Christ at Resurrection, and the Spiritual Guidance of the Holy Spirit. Anything else is less than in stark contrast to what I know to be Greater Than.

I move when the Holy Spirit urges me, with or without knowledge of the place or Destiny. For I know even what I do not know, when the Holy Spirit moves with me.

I am immensely weak in my own flesh, yet my shell propels me to receive nothing but best, by way of relinquishing my ignorant state, so that I can walk into ALL that I know to be Great.

I've accomplished nothing on my own that I can take with me. Through Christ and only what we do for Christ, shall I cement my legacy. The status quo for growth is as stagnant as the still waters. An Inheritance for my children's children, starting with our sons and daughters.

I have everything that I need, all within my grasp. I previously had not due to my failure to simply ask. Powerful Words of Praise becomes the new BOLD! To impart all that has been deposited, is "The Only Way the Story is Told."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, August 19, 2013

"By Understanding"

Whenever there is a lack of understanding, we are in a state of ignorance. Therefore, it becomes incumbent upon us to get out of that state of ignorance, "By Understanding."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, August 17, 2013

"Stop Judging the sins of Others!"

When you sin no more, it's because you are no more. So, unless you're already dead, "Stop Judging the sins of Others!"

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Like Christ"

May the Life that I lead be synonymous with the words that emanate from my lips. Instead of someone ASKING me if I attend Church, they will automatically KNOW that I make my presence known in the house of the Lord, and not by the vicarious scripture that has been committed to memory, but through the demonstration of my walk, my talk and the actions that precede any stride of motion or any verbiage ever spoken.

My existence is not predicated on what others think of me. Like Christ, I am not moved by the acceptance of me, nor am I moved by the rejection of me. For I am moved solely by the Spirit of God Almighty that resides and reigns within me.

May the Blessings of God illuminate Greater than my physical presence, with visibility that undoubtedly reaches beyond the same, giving Thanksgiving and Glory to His Holy Name, in Honor and complete Submission, as I claim Him, Praising Him as He can only be, the same.

Today's Blessings are Greater than those of yesterday, because I am in receipt of what I was not Promised and I can reflect back and admonish the wrongs, thus making it right on this day, without regret and with no delay.

Nothing about me is mine, not even the words that come through the vessel of me to opine. I have since been refined, for all of me, is for all of Him, unto Thine, is the Power and the Glory, Forever!

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"ATM Cards"

Stop giving people "ATM Cards" with ACCESS to your Spiritual Account!

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, August 12, 2013

"It's God!"

It is hard to ignore the voice, when you recognize that "It's God!"

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Rise and Praise"

Blessings Heavenly Father!

With the same Resurrection Power that rose Christ from the dead, I too have something to get up from. The death of my circumstances, the deceit of the enemy, the lies that try to define me, the shame of a past that has nothing to do with my future, and the thoughts of inadequacy that attempt to plague my human residency. However, I "Rise and Praise" You for the Glory that IS You, having been cut from Your Fabric and reapplied with Your Stitching and Glue.

I muster the nerve in BOLD solidarity to align my thoughts and actions with Your Purpose and Promise of my Destiny, in order to demonstrate that what is allowed does not disavow the Plans that You have for me. They are inclusive so that my character's resolve is strengthened.

"Battle Tested" I am, yet conflicted in my conviction, I am not. I "Rise and Praise" the work that You have done in me, and the Victory that you have guaranteed in Your Resurrection.

I Rise because You Rose and I am wrapped in Your Fabric. I adorn myself in the shadows of Your Robe of Righteousness, all for the sake of a privileged Spiritual glimpse. As if to reinact the act performed by the lady who bled for 12 years, by touching just the hem of your garment, knowing that You are still HERE!

For all of my Life, the totality of the rest of my days. Honor and Glory belongs to You, I "Rise and Praise."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Take Me All the Way!"

You have that brought me all this way for Your Purpose Heavenly Father! And here I am, exactly where Your Process would have me, as You continue to reshape me, to be more aligned with the type of person that I need to be, in order to better Reflect the God that is seen within me.

As I listened to my Pastor speak of God's Reflection in me, I began to understand the importance of representing the King, Who sits high and looks low. There is no way that I could have ever represented or been a representation of Christ in the form of the now dead corey. Rather, through my continuous makeover, the Live Corey is better equipped to be the Reflection of His Heavenly Direction.

Through my Relationship with Christ, I can become the bridge that is separating the two sides that God needs to come together by way of my microscopic part in His Kingdom. An enormous responsibility that is void of any ambiguity, when He is the One that I live to serve.

I have heard that "God does not call the qualified, rather He qualifies the called." I am grateful for His Mercy and the Privilege to serve because God knows and He knew, that I was not qualified and would have never been, to adequately speak of His Goodness and wallow in His Grace.

You have brought me this far Lord and I BOLDLY, with EXPECTANCY, know through the petitions of my heart and Your Will, that You will "Take Me All the Way!"

Where I am is not where I was, but You were there!

Where I was is not where I am, however, You are here!

And in this place, I DECLARE that what You expect of me, by way of my Reflection of You, will be as You have designed it to be!

May the Light within me, that is You, expose the darkness by way of Your Truth. And may that darkness forever banish in Your Presence, as the Reflection of You shines through.

To God Be the Awesome Glory for not concluding my story, when He very well should have. I deserve not Your Grace and I appreciate Your Mercy for not giving me what I do deserve. And here You have me positioned, to be Your Reflection and Serve.

No, "God does not call the qualified, rather, He qualifies the called."

The enormity of the day is nothing in the Face of Peace, and the knowowledge that God Will "Take Me All the Way!"

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Stop Blaming Yourself!"

We ALL make mistakes in Life! And to those that stake a claim to the contrary, pay their lies no attention at ALL! We ALL make mistakes in Life!

However, our mistakes do not mean that we are condemned to a Life riddled with guilt and shame. Rather, we are made over, transformed and renamed in accordance to His Will, His Purpose and in His Holy Name.

For if we were to start seeing ourselves like God sees us, we will come to know how much He Truly Loves us in the image that He created us. Hence the importance of our alignment with how He sees us. When your steering wheel is not straight as you are driving, tilting to the left or to the right in order to navigate forward, we tend to the matter by getting our front end properly aligned.

Life is no different when we are tilting to the left or to the right. It is time for us to tend to the matter and get realigned, with God.

When it comes to our vehicles, we blame potholes and objects that knocks them out of alignment. And when it comes to our lives, too often we blame ourselves and others for knocking us out or causing us to become out of alignment.

The fact of the matter is, there will always be objects, people and things that bump us around in Life. However, and unlike mechanical alignments, the opportunity to fix things in our lives has no expiration date with God. So long as we have breath, we have the opportunity to get in alignment, become straight and to finally see ourselves exactly as He sees us.

One key component to achieving this is to stop blaming others and to "Stop Blaming Yourself!"

God is an Awesome God and His Will shall always prevail. Your continued existence grants you the Victory over major fail!

See yourself,
Like yourself,
Love yourself,
Just as He does!

"Stop Blaming Yourself!"

God, Smile, And Love Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, August 09, 2013



God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, August 08, 2013

"Do Not Let Your Hope Fail"

The single and only thing that God cannot do, is fail.

Too often we are guilty of placing and putting our Hope into tangible, fallible hands, and just as often we become disappointed in what we thought the results were going to be. Man will also not fail, but he will not fail in letting you down, the complete opposite of what God can do.

Where do place your Hope? Is it in the hands of failure or in the Unchanging Hands that cannot fail?

If you find yourself in a constant state of disappointment, it is time to reevaluate the deposits that you make and where. A shift in the atmospheric thought process will undress, thus revealing the mess that we make, when we forsake what we cannot see for what can see. And when we ponder the fact that we place our Hope in what we can see as opposed to what we cannot see, we begin to see that our logical vision is actually blind to the fact that our decision to do so is just as fallible as the hands that we first placed our Hope in.

Think about it! It is always the tangible things that we do not see that catch us off guard greatly and negatively impacting us. Things such as a car accident, losing a Loved one, becoming unemployed, or the immediate breakup in a relationship. Those are all tangible things that can or have impacted us at least once in our lives. And we can see, touch and feel all of them.

Now the flip side is the thing that we cannot see that Greatly and positively impacts our lives, not just once, but ALL throughout our existence. Yet, we cannot see or touch His Hands, yet can definitely feel the Presence of His Hands upon us.

I have learned to Trust in the Lord and the things that I cannot see, knowing that He has His Unchanging Hands all in the mix. I am grateful for the disappointment of man, and having placed my Hope in the wrong hands. It is because of the "no" that I now know which way to grow, towards the direction of my Hope, where I will prevail. Remain encouraged and "Do Not Let Your Hope Fail."

God, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford