As we continue to study about praising God, Pastor Ford will ask us—are we giving God what He wants? Are we dying daily and following Jesus? Are we following His command to go into all the world and preach the gospel? According to Pastor Ford, if we’re not doing these things, maybe we don’t have what we want, because we haven’t yet given God what He wants.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.