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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

I call it a spirit of depression, because it is.  And when you understand, why things come and happen, you can fight it effectively.  You can get to the root of the problem.  

I address, this in view of what has happened recently, to the beloved, Mr. Williams.  And my disclaimer is this, for I do not know what “demons he dealt with”.  But there is one name greater then any demon, and that is Jesus Christ.  But I do understand the evil of it, and I will explain further.  

But I do so carefully, because as I see how it took the life of this beloved man, I am careful, because one never, ever knows what someone is going through, or has gone through.  This is one reason, we should always be sharing the gospel, and our own testimonies, because Jesus has made a difference in our lives.  And, this is why we must offer love to one another, as Christ commanded, and yes be very careful with judging.  Please I repeat, be careful, how you judge a matter or a person.  

And I bring it up, because I have dealt with depression in my life.  In my own life, I have seen it, and yes even in my mothers.  And I saw she never did overcome it, sadly, even to her, death.  For her depression, made her so angry, that she died sad, angry, and miserable.

And I am opening myself in some ways, yet, I am keeping a sense of privacy, as I express this, because I also guard myself.  

But depression, does come from the pit of hell.  We do deal with demons.  And when someone says that, it is not far from truth, because it is truth.  And if people could understand it, as a spirit first, then you can combat it.  You see, the enemy the devil, comes to kill, steal and destroy, and if he can do that, he will win.  Jesus, knew, that the enemy came to hurt us, in all aspects of our life, so Christ became the penalty of sin, to take the “legal” right from the devil.  But the devil will still try and hurt us, so we have to know how to take the word of God, and we have to know how to fight a good fight of faith, by giving it to Jesus.  

What has worked for me, and again this is my disclaimer, but if one does have it, they can fight it.  By prayer, yes, even fasting, and praising God.  You see, when we seek God, who is a “spirit” and we worship Him, in spirit and truth, we can have a weapon, to fight the enemy.  Gods enemy hates praise.  He hates it, so when we praise God, and I say doing this openly, and as often as possible, God enters into the situation, and wards the devil away and takes the spirit of heaviness, and depression from us.  

Joy, is replaced with a sense of trust in God, and the victory is ours.  The demons leave.  

I have learned, and I know, even many of my friends see, I praise God often, but this is my main weapon against the enemy.  Prayer and praise to God.  I give glory to God, in anything, because I do battle depression.  

I have dealt with something, most of my life.  And I still have hope God will rectify this situation.  I know it needs His hand to make a way, in the provision of it.  But what keeps me sane, balanced, and yes joyful, is that my commitment is to Him, with all my being.  With all that I can, I pray, praise Him, give Him glory and honor.  Maybe now some can understand, why I do it so often.  

You see, we have power of life and death in our tongues.  Read Proverbs 18:21  King James.  When we openly speak, and articulate praise to God, this principle goes in effect, and the victory is ours.  I speak this, because it has worked for me.  Friends, the “wisdom skill” is this.  To avoid depression, speak, and give God glory, as you pray.  I know to the atheist, to the unbeliever, this is nonsense.  

But to those who believe, the foolishness of this brings the power of God.  I don’t care what the atheist, or non-believer thinks.  This is my saving grace by Jesus Christ.  Knowing Gods Holy word, my King James Bible, is my weapon, my sword of truth, and I trust it with all my being.  I daily take Gods word, for strength, and understanding.  To know God, to know what pleases Him, and as I do, I find the armor of God is placed on my heart to protect me, with love, for He is love.  It protects my mind, no depression is not what I have, as I seek God, and praise Him, with all my being.  So yes, I speak glory to God!  

Friend, this is a very deep, and profound thing, but if you have problems yes try this, I also recommend you get good spiritual counseling, that is King James Biblically sound, and that you do not walk in the valley of the shadow of death alone.  So yes, find help!  Pastors, friends, in Christ, and Christian counseling, etc.  

Do not give into the temptation to commit suicide.  Do not!  This is a permanent solution to a problem that can be rectified by Jesus.   This is my wisdom key for you, I pray, you find peace, for this is what Christ has promised.  I do understand, you, and  I know sometimes, you feel there is no hope.  But there is.  Jesus is that hope.  

I understood this, that is why I wrote my two books, How To Have Faith, and Behavioral Curses That Change with Jesus.  I understand.  I want to help you, even in this brief post.  But go to God, go to Him, cry repent, and seek Him, and yes repentance is good for the soul, it is a cleansing.  There is so much more, but Jesus is that cure for depression.  Much love, Jesus I adore you!  And thank you for saving me, and showing me a better way.  

God bless you friends, may this Wisdom Skill bring you hope….Elena Ramirez  

PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU: NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH, GIVE I UNTO YOU.  LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.  JOHN 14:27.  


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

God is not a figment of my imagination, or some thing to consider as one would when you go shopping for spiritual inspiration.  No my God is so much more, not only is He the creator of heaven and earth, and has the ability to spare our souls from hell.  He can make a way, when there was no way. He can heal us spiritually and physically….

He is so underestimated, in our world.  And is misunderstood, and rejected.  But His love is so great, and we can just look at Jesus the son of God, to get a mere glimpse of who He is.  But people have to look, and we have to tell others….

Look at our world folks, it needs God more then ever.  With all that is going on in the world, they call persecuted Christians, “religious minorities.”  Truth is not spoken any more, and it is very disconcerting.  For we see how the world is changing, and no one stops it, no one stands for that which is right.  This really bothers me being a truth seeker.  

Even as I look at other Christians, they are silent.  They are quiet.  Sure some speak truth about other things, but yet, they do not stand up for God, and what God can do in a life.  Nor do they defend, the defenseless, or stand up against evil.  The lines are fuzzy, because many do not embrace the truth of God, and His word.  Folks we are in end times.  We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled even right now, before our eyes, and in the news.  Truth, is so vague in the body of Christ.   

And yet, when someone in authority could make a difference, we see silence.   No one is taking a stand, to speak truth.  I long to.  But who am I?  All I know, is that if given the chance, I would speak to others, I would proclaim Christ more so.  People need hope.  They need truth, not sugar coated lies.  I am weary, in not making progress, but I still know God can!  I know it, I know that I know God is able.  No God is not a figment of my imagination.   

All we can do is pray, but yet, I know we can do more.  We have to.  

His will be done.  I so pray, that my heart, my soul, my being, gives Him glory.  I want to inspire God, and I am so sympathetic to know, He loves us all.  But sadly, many reject Him.  I don’t want that recorded on the records of heaven, but that I love Him, and thank Him…..

For every thing, from the small to the big.  I am grateful.  I love the Lord, and pray just to please Him.  I suppose I am venting today.  I suppose, I am just trying to toot my horn, but its for His glory, not mine.  

Blessings, and love, just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez  

http://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

 

But he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord.  II Corinthians 10:17.  


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

I know that this may sound strange, to some especially who do not understand, this love of Christ.  They do not understand, because they have not totally given Him their hearts….

But I want to be in love with Jesus so much, that I want to give Him my heart every day. Like when I first received Him in my Salvation.

I want my heart tender, and broke, knowing what He did for me on that cross, that I never, ever want to sin purposely again. I want to love what He loves, and yes hate what He hates, but having such a peace in my heart, that I would not give place to the enemy.

That anything of the enemy, would not be received in my heart.  That the Love of God, which is the armor of God would protect me. So that the ploys, the tactics of the enemy would not take affect to change me, or to be mean spirited, cruel, or harsh.  So I would not be selfish, or vain, or do or yes, feel anything that grieves the Holy Spirit.

For this makes a heart ugly, and cold.  And to be honest, this scares me, greatly.  Because I know the love of Christ.

No, I don’t want anything, that would take away that sweet spirit of God.  Fame, money, even favor, is not worth it, if it would change me, to lose that sense of who Christ is.

Oh dear friends, as I grow older and wiser, in who I am in Christ.  I realize how precious our salvation is.  It is to be cherished, it is to be honored, and respected.

The enemy, does want to deceive so many before Christ returns, and it wounds my heart, as it does Christ to see Christians, doing things like the world does.

Like unforgiving, or hating, other people, or just being uncaring, and unloving.  They don’t know some of them, that they have been deceived, but those ugly spirits, have taken control of them, and I believe many have lost their salvation.  They are not taught to guard it protect it, and be aware of how the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  

Or if they have, they have disregarded the promptings, the sweet voice of Christ, that warns us, if we listen.  

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear:  but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.  

Knowing, that love, yes sweet love, is what always makes a difference in a heart.

This is what truly won my heart to Christ to begin with, for I saw how great His sacrifice. And…when I saw that He healed my heart, to know how beautiful His love is. If I give Him, my heart, every day, He will guard it, with His love.

He will protect it as a precious jewel, but dear ones, I have my part, we all do, and if we do not let Jesus rule our heart, then we can open the spiritual door to things we would never want for even our enemies. Let Christ guard your heart.

I say it in love, but I hope you hear my words in your own heart.  That you take to heart, how important it is in the fear of God as well, to be mindful, to be humble, soft, and pliable in the masters hands.

To protect your heart from the ways of the world.  Oh I pray this every day, that is why I say, I want to give my heart to Christ every day, so He can deliver me, protect me, and bless my heart, with His love.  Another reason, why I will only use a King James Bible, to hear only His voice, and to not hear Gods voice only would be deception, if I listened to anything but Him.  

Nothing, dear friends is worth losing the peace He gives us, the tender reassurance, of our Salvation.  Nothing is worth that.  Be very aware of the enemies tactics.

Only Christ can restore our hearts, even after salvation.  For we can fall, and do come short of the glory of God.  This is why I believe in daily repentance as well.   May God guide you.

May you be inspired by His love, to make a commitment to daily give Him your heart.  Much love, and with His thoughts, not mine, to remind you.

Elena Ramirez

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul, shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.  Isaiah 61:10.  

 

A Prayer of Hope…

Lord, I ask that you protect my heart, guard it, prompt me, by your Holy spirit, to daily make a commitment to you, to remind me to be careful, and may I have the armor on and quench the fiery darts of your enemy.  Help me to be not deceived by the cares of the world, or even let hate, anger, or a mean spirit, invade my thoughts, when Lord, your sacrifice was so great.

Lord help me to help others see that the enemy does deceive and we can lose our sense of you, by giving place to the enemy when we allow, yes allow hate, or anything that is not of you, in our hearts.  Help keep my heart soft because of your love, dear Jesus, please help me…

You see this scares me if I would ever lose your love, and reassurance you give when we have given our hearts to you for guidance.  I want to have a beautiful soul, that gives you glory, and nothing else, not for my glory, but for yours.

 In Jesus name.  Amen 


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

The title of this, is in no means meant to be a part of temptation, but I ask that, because we are human.  Because we do have “wants” and needs, and that statement is so profound, in the word of God.  Psalm 23:1  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  

To know Christ, as your Lord, and savior, to know He is your shepherd, and to know, no want, is being at peace with God.

And I have to write it for what it is, but many use this scripture, when someone has departed, and they are no longer alive, and to be out of the body is to be present with the Lord.

So, lets analyze this, because as living human beings, we do have needs and wants.  But do you want something that does not belong to you?

To want something that could hurt our souls, to hurt our own personal lives, needs to be taken into consideration.  No one should ever pray to God, for something that really does not belong to them legally.  

And I am using the example of another person, for example, who is married.  Or to want something that would hurt your soul, your relationship with God.  We need to be careful, not to desire or want anything that is of sin, because it would give place to the devil.

So there are plenty of things in life, that we should not want, but yet we could, if we are not right with God.  And I think in just analyzing that scripture we do have to have peace with God, and come to a place in our own relationship with Him, where we just give him, all our needs and wants.  But it sometimes takes time.  So that we do not want.

Maybe thats why I am writing this, for my own sense of want.  You see, I have wanted to do great things for the Lord, and I have been serving Him for many years.  Yet, I have learned, even in this scripture, that  “wanting”  needs to be looked at first, and what is the motive?

Money, or fame, or even favor for that matter, could cost me something.  You see, the motive in which I do this, has to be for bringing glory to God.  

I have seen and learned from other examples, even in ministry, of people who have taken the gospel, and used it for the prosperity message, and when they deliver it, they try to get people to “Name it and claim it” or holler for a dollar.

I have seen those who twist scripture, or take only part of the scriptures, and really, the root of it should be that people would seek God, seek Christ as their Shepherd, and have their souls in tact.  To be in a place of not wanting.   But it is obvious that they tickle some ears, and with hold so much of truth, that one can see they are using the gospel for deceptive reasons.  And that scares me.

First and foremost in any part of ministry, we should be trying to win souls for Christ.  There is a lost world, out there but many are missing truth, because the motive is on prosperity, or something else.  In wanting….

My friends, there are many things.  I have asked for, in want to be given to me.  And in not receiving, I have learned, that God, has been testing me.  So, when you want something, you need to take to heart, what the scriptures say.  And as always what does the true scriptures say from the King James?  Because so many other scriptures have been changed, added, or deleted, that the meaning can be confusing.

The Bible says, we ask amiss.  And that is why we do not receive.  God will not give us something in our “want” again, that is against His truth, His commandments or His ways.  So don’t expect it or ask for it.  

JAMES 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  

So in wanting, I just have a sense, that there are times, we are tested of God.  We are tested, so we can grow.  God can give anything to us, and can fulfill a need, a want.   He promises to give us the desires of our heart.  But it is always on His conditions, and His will.  Are we asking for the will of God, or our own will?

And are we looking at our relationship with Christ first?  Are we content, in our own lives, and in what we do have?  Having gratitude, and looking at our attitudes, so that we do not lose our sense of being, in Christ.  This can make such a difference.

All I know is, I am not giving up, or letting my dreams, my desires go away.  What I am sensing to do right now, though, is to stop, and be content, in what I am, who I am in Christ, and yes big dreams, and wants could come true, but it has for me, to be for the glory of God.

I pray, if you are struggling with “want” in any area of your life, that perhaps, this could help you, to give you insight, but more then anything so you can understand the heart of God for your own life.

Blessings, and love, again, this is just my thoughts.  But I so want His thoughts to be pleased.  You see, in my own life, I realize it is all about His glory.  He has done so much for me, but maybe there are things I want, that really could hurt me, or could be out of line for me, so I need to just have peace, in who I am right now, and what I have, and trust God.

So that in itself, is my way of saying, Lord, not my will but yours….

Elena Ramirez

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Pride will steal your blessings, and I need to write this.

There are so many Christians who are Christians, and believe in Gods word, but when an offence comes in, or a disagreement, what happens, is that pride takes over.

That is one thing, people do not understand, and when they do that, they open the door to the enemy. I have seen it time and time again, and I take it to heart, to know, because this is one thing, that offends God. He does not bless pride.

Why does it steal your blessings?  One reason, because it stops love.  It stops the flow of love, and God is love.

Whenever any of us, stop love, we stop God, from working in our lives.  We are stopping the blessings, and we are stopping forgiveness, and being disobedient.  It automatically brings the enemy into the situation legally.  We are told to give no place to the enemy to submit to God, and then the enemy will flee.

But He giveth more grace.  Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4:6-7. 

These are principles, laws, and parameters God has placed in each one of our lives, and no matter how right you are, (I have learned this) that it turns into a stumbling block, that steals your blessings.

No one, would ever purposely, stop God from blessing them, who would be foolish to do that?  But unknowingly, when you have pride, with anybody, you are doing that.  And when you do that, you are using a worldly sense of dealing with something, instead of doing something the way of Gods Kingdom.

Its like a child, who gets mad at someone, and instead of letting the love flow, to be understanding, compassionate, instead one gets a stone wall, of intellectual reasoning.  By being bratty, unresponsive, and snubbing someone.  It shows.  Those kind of tactics were done when we were kids, and you either grow, or you keep doing it like a child.  Who has not learned how to deal with this, and see the way to get out of pride.

Lets look at that more so, because this is the way of the world, in some cases.  Being realistically intellectual in reasoning with one another.  Here as an example, you may be able to relate to this, but say someone tells you, that you have offended them.  Or that something you did, deserves to be looked at, to understand.

They are sad, they are wounded, or they may even just be adamant to say, hey that is wrong.  So what do you do?  You give a reason, you explain maybe even calmly, or with a sarcastic attitude, thats the way it is, and thats why you did what you did.

Instead, of seeing that person, actually has a llegitimate  point.  And instead of you recognizing it, acknowledging it, you may either ignore that person (pride) or just cut them off.  You have forgotten manners, good courtesy, of just even recognizing the problem.  

Stop for a moment, and look that this person, has actually made a point, and for whatever reason, if it is other factors, they need you to see this problem.  Don’t brush them off, don’t snub them, don’t ignore their thought….Let love in, and don’t let pride steal your blessings.

Now, I know every situation is different, but there is something to be said, about the way, we communicate, and the way, we either work it out with or without pride.

Having pride, will not acknowledge its wrong doing.  It will not admit a fault, it will not go that extra step to make a wrong right.  And this my friend, is what I am trying to get you to see.  I am trying to extend grace to you, to see that when you are wrong….

Go to someone, tell them perhaps, you were wrong, in your evaluation, or in the method of handling something.   What you are trying to do, is to continue the flow of love.  (Bringing God into it)  For when you do that, you are letting go of your pride.

You are letting go, of your right to be right, and even if you are right, you are saying.  I love you, this does not mean just because we disagree, that we should be at odds with one another.  You are not hiding the discretion, you are exposing it to love.  

You see, if we saw how God works, and the enemy works, we would be able to stop problems, curses, and even sin.  Love never fails.  Pride will stop love, it will stop your blessings.  Let go of that anger, to be right, or to have the right to be right.  It does you no good.  It needs to be brought to the obedience of Christ.  So His love can continue.

See this my friends, is something to know for pride will really steal your blessings.  And the enemy in his twisted sense of bringing confusion, will bring part truth in any matter, to look like a lie.  Or to bring pride.  Don’t be a part of pride.  Forgive, communicate, and be gracious, in your communications.

We all need to work on this, because it is on-going.  I hope this brought some perspective, so you can get on the right path, and in doing so learning a tool of diplomacy, with compassion, understanding, to stop pride.

Just my thoughts, with love, so hoping that we all can grow.  So   praying, that when differences come, even in my own life, I am praying, that I will not have pride.  You see, I grew up, trying to reason sometimes, and when I saw pride in a loved one, and I was rejected, I knew what it was.

That is the worst feeling, to have, because of someones pride, and when life goes on, and it is not resolved, it brings a curse.  Love could have healed that, but pride got in the way.  Don’t let it get in the way of your life.  Stop it, God can change it.  The following link is one of my popular posts on pride, just click it, and praying it also helps you.  

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

 

 

http://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/how-to-recognize-you-have-a-spirit-of-pride-a-prayer-of-hope-devotional/


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Why do I ask this question?

Because I have learned, and in fact just recently, there are traps. And traps, I refuse to fall in on my own, and when I say this….

I say yes, there are discrepancies in the body of Christ, there are liars, there are people, who use the gospel for monetary reasons only. They don’t care, they feed you a line of crap, and they expect you to buy it.  They are called wolves in sheeps clothing, and they deceive.  We are warned about them, and I recognize them by their fruits.  It grieves me, as it grieves God.

But what I have learned, is I do not have to name them, I do not have to put them, or anybody else down. I do not have to put anybody down, call them out, as to who they are and make them feel bad, to lift myself up.

There is good and bad in all aspects of life, and for me to make a point, about who they are, and discredit them, would hurt me more. Why?

Because I would look like I am jealous, and when you are blessed of God, you don’t need to be jealous, of anyone. You know who you are in Christ. With or without success, I don’t have to knock someone down…  You see, I am aware that jealousy is a personality character of the enemy the devil.  He was jealous of God, and God kicked him out of heaven.

I am also aware, that the devil is an accuser of the brethren.  Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come Salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they over came him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.  

I am an overcomer by the blood of Jesus, and God will cast that ugly old devil down, and his followers.

Yet I am obliged by God to speak truth!  I cannot mince words, I do have to stand up and say truth, but I don’t have to put someone down in the process.  To be more specific, I would say, this is what God says.  And I would share scripture.  And I have been known to do that, when I see friends misled by these false prophets.

So I cannot be a hypocrite as well, so far from one side to the other.  In finding my balance. But in that, I can keep my personal opinion in tact, and not put that person down, all I need to do is share Gods word.  Not judging, not being an accuser, just sharing Gods word.

You see I do what I do because I know there is a need. I do it freely!  I write what God puts on my heart.  I have done it for years.  So I have proved to myself it’s not about money.  Though I do try and sell my books, I will not sell out to please people or deceive them with lies.  Not everybody lies who is in ministry.

People need truth, they need their salvation, in Christ. They need compassion, they need love. They need hope. I have been at the bottom of the barrel.

I want to help raise people up in Christ. I want to be an expression of love. Not hate. Just my thought right now.

So what is your motive in putting someone down?  What will it gain you?  Nothing.

JOHN 13:35 BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.

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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (‭Philemon‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ KJV)

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (‭Philemon‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ KJV)

I want to wish all of my fellow AmerICANS, a blessed and happy fourth of July.  To those who honor this country, who have served this country, by going to war, or just being a good American neighbor, I salute you, and thank God for you, and yes I thank God.  

So I am getting ready to celebrate with my family today, and I wash my little American flag shirt, hang it out, and I get this thought….

That it looks like the country, on a map.  And in that moment, I contemplated my blessings as an American.

And I am so grateful to God that He gave me this heritage to be an American, and a Christian, where we are free in this nation.  Our freedoms, exceed the boundaries, in so many ways…..

I am so glad to be an American.  That I am overwhelmed in this moment, with great emotion that it is such a great privilege.  I am so grateful to God, that in this land, we are given opportunity, and we can….I can as an American….So can you!  We can, stand.

United we stand, but divided we would fall.  And so as I share these thoughts, I pray, we would see truth.  As Americans.  

For, we can do great things, we can be successful. We can stand up for that which is right, we can defend the hurting, and defenseless, we can make a wrong right, and we can always be victorious.   There are so many opportunities because of our freedom, and the heritage we have as Americans.    

But I think sometimes, we forget who we are.  I think we take things for granted.  I think, we have lost our way in some ways…And I think, we have forgotten God and who He is, and why this nation is great.  

I love America.  Yes, I was born and raised in this great country. I am a fourth generation American and my Father, and Grand father served in the United States military.  So I know my heritage….

I have in my lifetime, seen this country be great because of who we are, as a nation, and because yes, our foundation was built on God.  

Our Constitution, our blessed Constitution, that our forefathers wrote for us, they knew, the potential of this great nation. Because they knew God.  They never intended for God to be taken out of our public, or our freedoms….

And I wonder, why things are the way they are now, but yet, I know, we can overcome, and we can do great things still.  But I pray, we repent, and turn back to God.  Are we reaping sin, because we allow some things, that go against God?

You see, it is God that has made this nation great.  It is God, who has established His ways, and commandments, for us to follow to be blessed.  But if we turn away from His truth, and the truth even from our Constitution, we will not be blessed.  

If any of us turn away, from what Christ did, to pay the penalty of our sins, not only are we lost as a nation, but lost individually, and our souls, have no refuge.    

I pray that America, even this fourth of July, would seek God.  Individually, and for our nation.

I pray we would honor our soldiers, who have given their lives, and they would have freedom to seek God as they choose.  I pray, things would change to the good, but only if we seek God.  

So many of us, are discouraged, but God has a plan.  If we keep trusting God, I know we can.  

I am just an American, who knows, how great this country is, but I know how great my God is.  And I also know the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge to get wisdom.  (Proverbs 1:7 King James paraphrasing)

I fear, what could happen, if we do not get right with God.    We need to wise up so we can be blessed more so, and avoid things, I cannot even fathom, or put into words the great tragedy I sense. 

Yet, this could happen, if we don’t see the direction we are going as a country….

So, I pray we get back to what counts in the eyes of God.   I pray, we change our ways, and in God we will trust, to be great AmerICANS.  Happy fourth of July…..  

Remember my American friends, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHEN ME.  PHILIPPIANS 4:13.

BLESSED IS THE NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD; AND THE PEOPLE WHOM HE HATH CHOSEN FOR HIS OWN INHERITANCE.  PSALMS 33:12.

IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.  II CHRONICLES 7:14.   

May God bless the USA as we bless God…. 

Just my thoughts today….In Christ, and His love,  Elena Ramirez

 

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