THE DEVIL DECEIVES YOU WHEN YOU ARE PHONY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4081.jpegI always want to be careful, when it comes to judging folks.  To be honest, I have flaws.  I have faults.  I know, myself.  

But I pray never to be phony.  I am who I am, with all my faults, and flaws, that I have given to Christ.  He knows.  I admit, I have had terrible judgment in my life.

I have made mistakes, with choices.  That I will regret, always.  Even though, I have asked for forgiveness.  I don’t have a spirit of condemnation in these matters.  But a spirit of conviction.  I have repented.  So it makes me honest.  

I have also made mistakes with people.  Loving them.  Though, I know its a commandment.  I wish, sometimes, I had not let some folks into my life.  But there again, I had terrible judgment.  

But one thing, that has come through, when I see it, is a spirit of deception, that comes, when someone is phony.

When they try to be something they are not.  When they look down on you, because they think they are better.  When they say something, but they don’t follow through, with actions.  These are some phony qualities, I see, and they are not attributes.  When they say they are a Christian, but do not walk in love.  Thats phony to me.  When they expect you to apologize, but they don’t.  Thats phony.  When they say this or that, but they do not follow it up with truth!  This is phony. 

So when I see, these things, I have extended grace to some.  Yet, I could see the phoniness, and so I wanted to be careful not to judge.  Because like I said, I know my faults.  

But I guess, I have just come to a point in my life, and I am just going to be me, and speak my truth.  I have been called a phony Christian.  And even by those, who have been phony with me.  I have been called that, and a lot more.

And maybe folks, have seen that in me, but I guess, I look at my Christian walk.  And I see  yes, I tried to walk in love.  But, one thing, I cannot try to put on the back burner, is truth!

Truth makes the difference.  Christ told us the truth would make us free.  I have tried to live by that.  I cannot try to remember a lie.  

AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.  John 8:32 King James.  

And so when I see someone, say, they don’t support this and that, and I will be specific here, and I am talking about abortion.  But they don’t follow through, with a voice in that, so others can hear, I think it’s phony. 

Because if we are Christians.  We should take the commandments to heart, in truth.  Because God says, thou shalt not kill.  He says, throughout His word, that those that do that, are committing evil acts.  Read, Psalms 106, to get a clue in that.  

But what I see, is when any of us, claim to know Christ, in any matter, but we don’t speak truth, we are phony.  And that bothers me.  For some reason, that just irks me, because we are not courageous, in protecting life.  The lives of unborn babies.   Being cowardly scares me, and why should I be cowardly, if I know the truth?

Or in any matter, I guess, today, I just see it so clearly.  I detest phoniness.  I detest, people, playing games.  And trying to be something they are not.  Maybe they can get away with it.  But I know God sees.  

I SAY THE TRUTH IN CHRIST, I LIE NOT, MY CONSCIENCE, ALSO BEARING ME WITNESS IN THE HOLY GHOST.  ROMANS 9:1, King James.  

And again, I don’t want to judge, but phoniness, in any shape or form is a lie.  Because you will never be free.  Have I lied?  Yes, and even to myself.  But I want to be free, and I don’t want to live a lie.  I don’t want to be known as a phony Christian.  There are some things, I have hidden in my heart, and no I don’t want to speak those truths, but I know they have made me who I am.  To repent. 

And the devil is a liar.  And so I never want those kind of characteristics in me.  I don’t want to play games, with myself, or with others, and if I have to take a stand, I will.  Because I cannot live with myself, if I don’t.  I don’t like hiding and pretending to be something I am not.  When I know my own back ground.  Thats why I try to be truth.  

I try to share Gods truth, according to a King James bible.  Because His holy word set me free.  Not a version of it, not an imitation of corrupted words, that were changed.  No, His Holy King James word, set me free.  These bibles are phony.  But I guess, you have to want to be truth.  You have to see, the phoniness.  I don’t want any part of it. 

I just sense, we do ourselves a disservice, as a nation, and individually, when the truth is not presented, or we try to be something we are not.  I see the enemies hand, in a persons life, when phoniness is there, and I want nothing to do with phoniness.  I want Gods truth.  It actually scares me.  

I hope this makes sense, to whoever is reading this.  And I will add this, truth is not popular.  Maybe thats why Christ told us, we would be hated.  Because it does seem to either bring out a cleansing, or the sin, that so traps people.  When we strive for truth.  I know it.  

I have lost friends, and family, because of my stance in believing.  But I would never go back to lies, or deceiving myself, by trying to please people.  I don’t expect at this point, any kind of recognition, in this world.  

If I did, receive any kind of recognition, or blessings in my ministry, it would surprise me.  But as long, as I try, and please God, by being His servant, by being true as much as I can to His King James word, checking myself, well, maybe someday, I will hear well done good and faithful servant.  

And thats all that counts to me any more.  I am just grateful.  God is good to me.  And thats not phony.  

I HAVE NOT WRITTEN UNTO YOU BECAUSE YE KNOW NOT THE TRUTH, BUT BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, AND THAT NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH.  I JOHN 2:21 KING JAMES. 

Have a blessed day,

 

Elena Ramirez 

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TURN YOUR WORRY INTO WORSHIP TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4592.jpegO COME, LET US WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN:  LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD OUR MAKER.  PSALM 95:6.  King James. 

Sometimes, when you go through things, it actually seems like things intensify.  It seems like it is spiritual battle.  Spiritual battle is different, then being spiritually attacked.  

But one must know how to deal with life, with these battles, one might face.

For me right now, I feel so inundated.  I have a lot on my plate.  I have challenges, here and there, and sadly, I even think I contribute to some of these challenges.  And this has hurt me.  

So, I find myself, wanting to be quiet.  Wanting to be left alone.  Wanting to just heal, pray, and worship God.  

I remember as a little girl, I used to use this process as well.  It was a mechanism, where sometimes, I tried to shut down.  I wanted to process, what I was going through.  I did not want to react.  I wanted to soothe my wounds.  I wanted to heal, because if I have been hurt, I did not always know how to react.  

I don’t internalize my emotional pains, I have always let them go.  I don’t swallow something hurtful.  I don’t let them take root into my spirit, to cause any kind of bitterness, I always take them to God.  

Because the root of that, could be destructive, and I am aware of that.  God has taught me to let go of things, and give them to Him.  And its been very healthy for me. 

If I have to cry, I will cry, if I have to speak my mind, I will speak my mind.  But I don’t let it stay bottled up in me, but there are times, when I cannot speak, I cannot put things into words, and I have to sort things out.  But I still go to God.  

I can get angry.  I can be sharp, and I can come out fighting.  And I really do not like that. About myself.  But I can.  So, when I feel pushed, or I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place, I will come out swinging, and I can say and do some things, I am not always proud of.  

And I think anybody could understand that, there are times, when one says, enough!

Thats why I know, being left alone, at some times, is so important to me.

My mother God bless her soul.  Did not understand that about me.  She did not leave me alone, to just catch my breath, or to just try to let the dust settle, after a disagreement, or a time of differences.  Challenges, etc. 

She would actually push my buttons.  She would go for the win, because I was wounded. When she did these things, it grieved me.  She did not understand my need to be left alone.  It was somewhat one-sided, and selfish on her part, but she did not have that skill of quite understanding me, in these kind of matters.  

I forgive her, I just know, some of her history, and she had a tough life.  Hurt people, sometimes hurt people more.  But still I had to deal with it, but now I recognize when someone is not being respectful to my hurts, or pain, and I won’t put up with it.  

Instead, of letting me be alone, she would take the opportunity, to pursue whatever it was, and it grieved me, because so many times, I just wanted to be left alone.

I have learned through the years, whenever I feel wounded, I have learned to seek God.  To find solace in Him.  To take His holy King James word to heart, and I have learned to turn my worry into worship.  

That requires being alone, sometimes.  Away from people, friends, and yes even politics.  (smile) To process, to pray, to seek counsel from God.

Going to God, does something for me.  He understands me, He knows my weaknesses, my strengths, but He is a Holy God, and a King.  And so, I have to understand my role, as well as I have to understand His.  I cannot have sin, between me, and Him, not if I want answers, so I try to repent.  I try to be humble.  

But I also understand this about God, when we are not right with God, there is no peace to the wicked.  This can cause anxiety.

The devil, has always tried to use things against us, so we will not worship God.  So we would have anxiety.  Christ knew this, when He told the devil….

AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, GET THEE BEHIND ME, satan, FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE.  LUKE 4:8 KJV.  

So especially, when I am going through something, I try to get closer to God, in worship. I know, I cannot have any distractions.  I cannot allow myself, to not heal.  I have to seek God, more so, and many do not understand that, about me, but that’s how I go about healing.  

When people do not understand that, and when they pursue something, with me, and they do not let me deal with something, because of my nature, which is bold, courageous, and yes forgiving, they show me no respect, and it does bother me.

They actually act, like I can bounce back, like nothing happened.  And I cannot always.  Some things that are said to me is like Kryptonite, I get turned off. 

So I am not able to just act like nothing was said, or done.  

Not any more, maybe I was able to do that more readily, but now it takes more time.

Even though, I forgive, my guard goes up.

At this point of my life, because of the things, I am going through, and have gone through lately, I am actually alienating myself, distancing myself from people.  Its not that I don’t love them, but I need to mend, and heal.  

I cannot say, hello or goodbye, all I can do is be silent.  I am wounded.  And when I am wounded, I sense anxiety.  The spiritual battle is there.  Little things could bother me.  Personal space, and time, need to be respected.  Its not that you want to be rude, but for me any way, I am at a loss of words.  And I cannot be phony about it. 

I find, worshipping God, turning my anxiety into praise to God with prayer, and thanks, helps me.  I turn my worries to God.  I take everything to His throne.  

And just pray to heal.  I am at that point right now, where I just want to heal.  But I am being silent, and I am being quiet in the spirit, avoiding people, social media, and things that disturb my peace.  

I do it, because I know what works for me, and getting closer to God, always is the remedy.  God is a spirit, and it may be complex in some ways, but so are we, so thats why, when our spirits are troubled, this is when especially we must turn our worries into worship.

GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.  JOHN 4:24  King James.  

I turn my worry into worship.  Writing, even here, helps, me sort my feelings out, and if this blesses someone as well, then I know God will use it, for His glory.  Please leave a comment, let me know if this, or any of my writings bless you.  Its nice to know, now and then. 

Lord, I praise you, I worship you in spirit, and in truth, and ask for your holy spirit, to guide me.  To heal me, because I do feel wounded.  I take this step, in releasing it, no pride, or ego in this, I cannot handle it without you. So I worship you, for being my counselor, my hope, my redeemer, my deliverer.  How sweet it is to go to you.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

REJECT THE VICTIM SPIRIT IT BRINGS DIVISION AND DESTRUCTION ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0834.jpegI try, now I have to say this, “I try”, to not have the victim spirit.  Because sometimes, well, life, has not been easy for me.  But there is something, and I will call it the God factor, that is within me, that does not give up.  

I am tenacious.  I have been knocked off my feet a few times, with this that or the other, but I refuse to have that “victim spirit.” Because that would be the end of me.  But I see, you have to try, and keep on trying….

See, I know who God is.  And every time, I have felt victimized, in this that or the other, and I am talking about just life.  I am talking about not being successful, or making so many mistakes, and having poor judgement, or trusting people, that I should not have trusted, I could call myself a victim.  

I just remember, vengeance is His.  How can anybody have a victim mentality, or spirit, when they know God can take care of it all, and He does.  I have seen Him do it. 

You see, I know God.  God never loses.  God reminds me, I am created in His image.  He reminds me, of who He is.  When I lose sight of that, yes, I could be defeated.  But I hold onto who He is.  I hold onto His promises.  I don’t doubt Him.  I don’t speak defeat.  I speak that I can win, because of who He is.  The battle is His. And then, I give Him the glory.  

God, help us all.  I won’t claim a defeatist attitude or spirit!

See, we can internalize this, and even use our race against ourselves, and say, oh I am hated, or I never got this or that, because of my race.  Or even because I am a Christian.  To feel sorry for myself. And I reject, and refuse to say that over myself, because I am so blessed, in other ways.  I know God is not a respecter of persons.  He says, He loves us all the same. 

ACTS 10:34 KJV

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.  

To not speak that over myself, would be a spirit of being defeated.  And I refuse to speak that, even if it seems like doom and gloom. You are only defeated if you give up.  If you don’t ask God.  I have just learned, if it does not work right, or its broken, and that could apply to anything… Go to God!  Ask Him.  He will show you.  

But if you give up, do you not know, you are giving up chances?  And here’s just a thought, but by speaking this over and over again, of being defeated, did one reap that, by doing that?  See we have to see our words. 

If there is even still a chance for me, I want it.  I want Gods favor.  I want to win the race.  

You know, I have noticed lately, that the spirit of racism, has come from a spirit of those who do have the victim spirit.  They inject in the conversation, this hate, which is another forceful spirit, and they try to make themselves the victim.  I know many have suffered because of race.  And I never try to undermine, any ones pain.  But after a while, you have to see it for what it is, and stop that spirit of being defeated.  By constantly speaking you are the victim!

But even today, I have seen, grace, being extended to hate, and you cannot extend grace to hate.  I have seen it in the halls of our govt.  You have to call it out for what it is.  Or folks, will not be accountable. Because it does try and come from the poor, pitiful me attitude.  That gives them leverage, to continue in hate.  

It is just a disguise, when they say oh that was not my intention.  Yet they keep doing it!  Compromise is not always good.  Compromise, when it comes in the name of hate, will bring more hate.  Courage is evident, to those who stand against hate.  Who see, the spirit of destruction it brings, when the defeatist spirit, just gives up.  

I am a Christian, I am an American, and Americans don’t give up!  But there has to be unity.  And when I see those who try to promote racism, in the conversation, I see it coming from a place of hate.  A place of wanting pity, as the victim.  It is a subliminal message, that tries to implement, more hate.  Because the goal is destruction.  

Don’t you see it here in America? 

I refuse to have that attitude, or that spirit.  Because hate, comes from the pit of hell.  The opposite of that is God, and He is love.  And when I see folks, trying to pull out the race card, they are trying to bring division, not love.  Not unity.  Nope I will call it out. We are Americans, one nation under God. Let’s get united.  Or we will lose our freedoms.  

Love does not feel sorry for itself.  It speaks life, it speaks truth, it speaks Hope!  

I just know if we all spoke hate, if we all spoke, division, and destruction, racism, instead of love, and hope, and trust in God, we will be used by the enemy.  We will lose.  So we have to call it out, and identify that spirit of the victim, the spirit of racism, that comes from hate. 

And I refuse to be used by the enemy.  I will submit to God, I will rebuke the enemy, and I will walk in love.  No matter what.  I have to have hope.  And believe in God.  I will not doubt God.  He does not lie.  He keeps His promises.  Now I just have to keep mine.  

And I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  I am the head, and not the tail.  I am more than a conqueror in Christ.  I have my armor of God on, and I will be victorious.  

These are all King James promises, He gives, and I embrace them.  His promises need to brought to attention for reminding. I love my King James bible.  Watching and praying, but giving God the glory.  That is not a victim spirit.  

PHILLIPIANS 4:13 KJV

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.

DEUTERONOMY 28:13  KJV

AND THE LORD SHALL MAKE THEE THE HEAD, AND NOT THE TAIL; AND THOU SHALT BE ABOVE ONLY, AND THAT SHALT NOT BE BENEATH; IF THAT THOU HARKEN UNTO THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD THY GOD, WHICH I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY TO OBSERVE AND TO DO THEM.

ROMANS 8:37 KJV

NAY, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THOUGH HIM THAT LOVED US.  

II CORINTHIANS 6:7 

BY THE WORD OF TRUTH, BY THE POWER OF GOD, BY THE ARMOUR OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, ON THE RIGHT HAND AND ON THE LEFT.  

EPHESIANS 6:11 KJV

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.  

I CHRONICLES 29:11 KJV.  

THINE O LORD, IS THE GREATNESS, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, AND THE VICTORY, AND THE MAJESTY:  FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE HEAVEN AND IN THE EARTH IS THINE; THINE IS THE KINGDOM O LORD, AND THOU ART EXALTED AS HEAD ABOVE ALL. 

Be blessed, in Christ, 

Elena Ramirez 

THE BODY OF CHRIST NEEDS TO BE UNITED ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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The following is a situation, where a friendship dissolved.  My friendship.  With someone, I cared about deeply as a Prayer partner, friend, etc. But do you ever see something, and you realize, this is something that could be rectified?  That this happens often.  I wrote this, but the impact of it opened my eyes.  We are not united, as Christians.  And this is part of the problem.  So read this, knowing yes its personal.  But it is also something that affects the body of Christ.  

This is a card, I got from someone, I called a sister, and a friend in Christ.  My Prayer Partner.  Someone, who I truly thought was family.  In the family of God. She gave it to me, years ago.  I never got rid of it, and just recently, ran across it.

It actually pained me, to see it.  Because it was such a sweet sentiment.  It was, I thought, just another reminder, to be faithful in Christ.   That we both had tried to share, in giving.  Nurturing. To each other.  In Christ.  

Because of Christ, and who He is.  He who loves us, and is the great intercessor, who intercedes on our behalf.  He taught us to love one another.  He taught us to pray, and to forgive.  

So, I had never worried about the friendship.  Maybe I should have, been more alert, more watchful, but it was something, I was very comfortable with, and had faith in.  

Somehow, and I saw it once.  I saw there was a lie.  And I won’t go into details, but I knew better, I saw the discrepancy, and yet still offered grace.  

But, the friendship dissolved.  And I see a lot of that, not only with this situation.  But I see Christians, who take the bait from the enemy.  And they disagree, and they leave no room for grace.  Or for, forgiveness, or just the ability, to resolve issues, without, a complete dissolving.  

People are thrown out of churches, for maybe not agreeing, and people would rather, have their pride, then try and resolve things.  Pastors, do not love their sheep, they throw them out to wolves.  

What happens with that, though, when its not broken, the power of unity, can move mountains.  It can heal the sick.  The power of agreement in prayer, with Christians, can bring God into a situation.  Christ, said, He was in the midst of those when there are two or more in agreement, in prayer.  

I know, because there was power, in our prayers, we prayed together.  In a prayer of agreement, and Christs love.  We both felt the presence of God.  We would worship the Lord together, raise our hands, and it was a blessing.  As we prayed.  

WE TOOK SWEET COUNSEL TOGETHER, AND WALKED UNTO THE HOUSE OF GOD IN COMPANY.  PSALM 55:14  KJV.    

I actually miss it.  It was comforting, to go to someone, to ask for prayer.  I remember once, we prayed, I had lost my diamond out of my wedding ring, and she prayed, and as I looked down, it was on the floor, at the moment of prayer.  That was anointed. 

So, yes, I see the enemies hand in all of this.  Lies.  And if that characteristic shows up, the truth, is put to the side.  

In this particular situation, it took such a strange turn, that I still am shocked, when I think about it, at what was expressed, to me, but that I also became very stubborn, to not try and resolve it.  And for the record, I forgave, I tried to express that.  

But, there was nothing I really could do, at this point.  So, I walked away.  

Do you notice, people are not accountable?  They cannot debate, or reason with one another, without insulting?  Or use other methods of communication, unless its their way?  

I see that in other situations as well.  The finger pointing.  The accusing.  I see that in politics, in the church, with other Christians.  

These are world tactics.  And we as Christians are not called to be like the world.   The pride, stops Gods work. No wonder, God says, He hates pride. 

But it does get me mad, righteously indignant, that the devil, can divide people.  And that’s his entire purpose.  To kill, steal, and destroy.  And especially those who are united in prayer.  He wants to break up the body of Christ.  Because when we are in agreement, there is power.  

This is why, and I always try to hammer this.  But this is why, I use a King James bible, to be in agreement with Him.  Because the word is holy, anointed, and not corrupted by someone who changed it.  Its Gods voice, and there is great power in using a King James.  But its difficult to get folks to see that.  It would be nice if I even had someone to pray with concerning that, in a prayer of agreement.  But I no longer have that.  

But, I will always pray.  Even if it is by myself.  As an intercessor.  Who writes prayer, and I know that, as my gift and calling.  Yes, the power of agreement, in prayer is beautiful.  But one just needs Jesus to go the throne of God, and to seek Him, with His word, His promises.  Whether people agree or not. I guess, the benefit, of having someone agree with you in prayer though, is the speed of it.  I would think. I don’t know, but its beautiful when there is agreement in prayer.  

I believe in prayer, and the power of prayer, when there is obedience.  But it seems there is no power lately, with being united.  Even in our country.  Notice how divided we are?  As a nation. 

I am sad, this person, could not see that.  Because she thought and stated, that the friendship was only for a season.  But I don’t see any where in the bible, where it says, friendship is for a season.  In fact, in Proverbs 17:17  KJV it states:

A FRIEND LOVETH AT ALL TIMES, AND A BROTHER IS BORN FOR ADVERSITY. 

Words, do have power, that were spoken.  That it was only for a season, so I honored it.  The case was closed.  

How many other friendships, in Christ are dissolved, because of pride? Or just wanting to be right, and to have an attitude?

I don’t know.  All I know, is you cannot control people, with these kinds of methods.  I have never been into manipulating anyone.  Or trying to make them do something, that really is not from God.  And I myself, do rebel against such tactics.  

I have prayed.  But after a while, when the answer seems to be no.  You realize, that it could have been a test.  

I just saw things where, I knew, I had to stay loyal to God.  Where, no matter what, I could not compromise.  As much as I wanted to do so, I could not.  And will not. 

But I do pray, the body of Christ, and people would learn, yes, Christ tells us to forgive.  But in there, is a place, where we do have to be accountable, repentant, apologetic, humble, even to one another, and see the error of our ways, or we don’t grow.  

And we have to repent to God first, then to one another.  Why do I state God first?  Because God will not forgive us unless we ask for forgiveness.  And people think grace covers it.  And yes, grace is nice, this is what I offered in that situation.  But grace can be abused.  

But God is not mocked.  In any way.  I know this about my Lord, my Father.  We reap what we sow.  And it can be grievous.  Reaping from sin, can be so heart breaking.  I know, I have reaped from my own sins.  Things that are not reversible.  Because of being foolish, not praying.  Or asking for guidance.  

But these things happen, because we are not taught to repent.  We are not taught to apologize.  In fact, look around, when do you see repentance or apologies?  This is why the body of Christ needs to be united!

So, we always have to get right with God first.  We always have to be repentant, in His sight, or pride will creep up.  And therein, is the problem.  I had hoped, she would have seen the error of this.  But she did not.  

Thats what I had hoped for, it did not happen.  

I just know this.  I will never, ever trust anybody like that again.  See this was something that had touched my soul, but it made me realize, well, if God doesn’t trust the angels, how can He trust us?   Sad, that we cannot always trust each other.  

I think we all need to work on that.  I just want to hear well done good, and faithful servant.  So I pray, God trusts me.  

Friends, if you know someone in Christ, that you need to communicate with, because you on your part, did not offer grace.  Go to that person.  Make it right.  Give that devil a black eye, by being someone who has courage, enough, to walk in love.  

MY SON, IF THOU BE SURETY FOR THY FRIEND, IF THOU HAST STRICKEN THY HAND WITH A STRANGER, THOU ART SNARED WITH THE WORDS OF THY MOUTH, THOU ART TAKEN WITH THE WORDS OF THY MOUTH.  DO THIS NOW, MY SON, AND DELIVER THYSELF, WHEN THOU ART COME INTO THE HAND OF THY FRIEND; GO HUMBLE THYSELF, AND MAKE SURE THY FRIEND.  PROVERBS 6:1-3 King James.  

Christ said, we would be known by the love. John 13:34-35 King James.  Look it up.

We have to see this. It just resonated so strongly to me, that this is why we are not united. We are being deceived by the devil himself, when we do not walk in love. When we cannot forgive. Or we cannot resolve issues, because we are offended. God sees.  Please share this.  It could unite us.  

Blessings, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez 

GOD IS HEALING YOUR WOUNDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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FOR I WILL RESTORE HEALTH UNTO THEE, AND I WILL HEAL THEE OF THY WOUNDS, SAITH THE LORD, BECAUSE THEY CALLED THEE AN OUTCAST, SAYING THIS IS ZION, WHOM NO MAN SEEKETH AFTER.  JEREMIAH 30:17  KJV.  

What a beautiful promise, from God. Thank you Lord, I sure feel like I can relate to this.  So I will receive that.  

Spiritual wounds, emotional wounds, we can get them.  We can even get them after we have been saved.  By our Lord, Jesus.  But He is not the one who wounds us. 

Wounds from people, family, friends.  

These wounds sometimes, do not manifest themselves right away, but something can trigger a wound, to be exposed, and the bleeding starts all over again.

I have dealt with emotional wounds, myself, and I have had some wounds open up again.  Where, I just seem to really be my own worse enemy.  

WOE IS ME FOR MY HURT! MY WOUND IS GRIEVIOUS; BUT I SAID TRULY THIS IS A GRIEF, AND I  MUST BEAR IT.  JEREMIAH 10:19  KJV.  

It sometimes is a  learned behavior sometimes, and well, we really do have to look at our Lord, for guidance in these matters.  We have to see, what we are doing.

For me, I am a warrior.  In a lot of ways, but I have to be so careful about that, because it is not healthy always to be in that mode.  Things sometimes have triggered that in me, and many friends, or people do not understand that, so they keep their distance, and yet I sure could use a good friend now and then.  

But at this point, lately friends seem to elude me.  I have lost a lot of friends lately, who do not want anything to do with me.  I don’t blame them.  I respect people, in the sense, that I don’t chase them either.   But that has wounded me.  

ALL MY INWARD FRIENDS ABHORRED ME: AND THEY WHOM I LOVED ARE TURNED AGAINST ME.  JOB 19:19  KJV

See, I try to offer grace with their own wounds.  But when grace is not extended to me, I can let go.  Yet, I have to study myself, and I have to see, where I have gone wrong.  And I know sometimes, I can see, that I am not flexible.  I have made mistakes in friendship. Being too blunt. And yes being blunt can hurt others.  Though, that was not my intention.  So I repent. But when you believe in something, like I do in God, I cannot compromise that.  So, it makes me lose friends.  

TO HIM THAT IS AFFLICTED PITY SHOULD BE SHEWED FROM HIS FRIEND; BUT HE FORSAKETH THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY.  JOB 6:14  KJV

So, I rely on God, He is my greatest friend.  In fear of God.  But I do pray for these friends, who have seemed to have walked away from me.  

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10  KJV. 

I have learned, sometimes God will use people, to help us, heal our wounds.  But sometimes, its best, to keep your distance as well from toxic people, or people, who do not understand, you’re calling, you, or your own wounds.  

When I was younger, and I had walked away from God, those were the toughest years of my life, because I did not have God in my life.  People don’t understand, when they choose to eliminate God from their life, they are actually choosing, to let the enemy in.  His goal, is to kill, steal, and destroy.   He wants to wound you.  He wants to stop the plan God has in your life.  He wants to distract you.  

We have to see, God did not intend that to be.  He intended for us, to rely on Him, to have a life abundantly, we must do things His way.  His ways, are not meant to control us, or for him to fence us in.  But when you seek Him, in obedience, it does go well.  He gives us a choice.  He is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything.  But you have to choose Him.  

I just want to encourage you to seek God.  Truly seek Him.  Stop, look at what you are doing to yourself.  Don’t let old habits in. I am writing this for myself as well today.

I feel wounded lately.   As an American, a Patriot, I have felt the need to fight. There are things going on in our nation right now with this wall, that is causing me to fight.  To fight for our country, for truth, for hypocrisy, to go away, and yet, I have to pray more.  I hate seeing people be so mean.  To our President, to others, and I hate seeing division.  So I have been fighting.  My goodness, though, it seems to bring out the worse in me lately. 

My wounds, my own personal struggles, seem to be getting in the way, and I realize only God can take care of myself, and our country.

When I realized, I needed God a few years back.  I cried out to Him.  He came to me.  I sensed, the Lord, binding my feet, putting me on His shoulder.  So I could get to know Him.  To hear His voice. I sensed Him, taking salve, and putting  it on my wounds.  Cleaning the wounds.  

Now this is something I want you to take to heart.  But He reminded me, that my problems happened, because I had walked away.  Not because He left me.  It was as if, He was teaching me the lesson, to never do that again.  And I will not.  We are like little lambs, we can wander off, but I realize for me, I will never and can never leave His side.

There is an enemy.  Who wants to distract you.  To take your eyes off of Jesus.  To look at your wounds.  Instead of God.  Then you could have a pity party, and that’s not healthy, or good for you.  Because you will be in that party all by yourself.  

We may not always understand.  But we have to do our part in obeying God.  Seeking Him.  Departing from things, people, that may not always have that sense of who God is, and let not their toxicity get in you.  Especially in those wounds that are open.  See the enemy will use people, even people you love.  

It becomes a wound.  If you are not aware of it.  I sense this for me, anyway.  

I must stay close to my Lord.  And maybe someday, like even today, I can let the Lord heal my wounds, and I can stay close to Him, and really see myself bear fruit for Him, in love as well.  

I just want to encourage you.  I know, Gods ways are not our ways.  And sometimes, we say and think, if God loved me, why do I go through these things?  

Because friend, in these times, we are tested, we can also grow, we can also change to understand, why and who He is, and sometimes, if we are not “wounded” we cannot become who we are meant to be by Him.  He prunes us.  He corrects us. Whom He loves, He corrects.  He loves me.  But sometimes it hurts.  

He loves you too.  

God bless you, I pray your wounds, are healed.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

 

 

Elena Ramirez 

WHAT IF ITS TRUE ABOUT KAVANAUGH? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1611.jpgWhat if its true about Kavanaugh?  What if?  My gosh.  First, of all, I pray its not.  But what if it is?

First of all, in making my point.  I state emphatically I do not justify any ones sins, but I will not condemn any persons sins, as well.  

I never, ever want to defend evil.  So, I do want to be careful.  This matter needs God.  But I don’t want to judge or accuse, or hate, or throw stones.  

Why?  Well for a few reasons.  One, because I know, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  

Even the most well meaning righteous “Christians” can come short and actually sin against God.  

No you are kidding!  Excuse my sarcasm.  But its true.  

And do we forget, as Christians, that when we accepted Christ, He washed away all our sins?  

I remember when I accepted Christ as a Child.  It was beautiful to me.  But, I did not stay innocent.  I did not live always righteously.  I sinned.  I made terrible mistakes, in my youth.  That I regret even today.  And I learned, we reap what we sow.  

Did Kavanaugh sow that into his own life?  I don’t know.  But thats the whole point.  How dare any of us judge him, when we may have sins, in our own life.  Repented or un-repented? 

But I do know that when we accept Christ,  He changes us, He changes our hearts, our minds, our souls.  He cleanses us.  Puts righteous, white robes on us.  But He tells us be holy, for I am holy.  He gives us His holy King James word, to understand.  He tells us to love Him and others.  So I do seek Him and pray.  But I always know, I have my part. 

I am not that same person, I was, when I was young.  See, when I was young, even though, I accepted Christ, I departed from His ways.  And those were the worse years of my life.  Because I was not obedient to God.

When I finally came to a place in my life, where my eyes, were opened, I committed to do things His way.  I was so grateful for His mercy.  For a second chance.

And He took me back in, and clothed me again in His righteousness.  He is the way, the truth, and life.  I saw, that my ways, would lead straight to hell.  So Christ, embraced me, wiped away my tears.  Cleansed my soul, my wounds, my hurt, my anger, and changed me.  But it took my part.  I repented. 

So when I see what God says in His word, about accusers.  I ask myself; Don’t they see there is a place in hell for the accuser?  

(Maybe they are not reading a King James bible?)

How can they accuse when the only one, that can justify and judge is God?  God Himself.  How can we have room in our souls to condemn and again justify who this man is?  I will tell you how.  

By his fruit.  The life of Judge Kavanaugh, has displayed righteous fruit.  He has been a judge for many years, and I don’t know all of his background.  But I do know how the enemy, wants to stop the plan of anyone who is committed to do good, and I see that, even in all of these accusations.  

Many of us know why….without spelling it out here. 

So, if he did do any of these things, and to be honest, I don’t know, but I don’t believe it, either.  Why? Because I see how the enemy, is making him the poster child of all of this, and its terrible.  Its sad.  He is being accused.

And what I see, is with this movement.  Women are making him the focus of the blame, of the hurt, they received from other men.  And thats wrong.  Only Jesus can take that, remove it, and heal it.  

Its not how things are done in our country.  Accusing.  Is it because he is a judge, that he would enforce, even the principle, that one is considered innocent, until proven guilty?  Or is it because God has a plan for him, and the enemy sees that, and is trying to stop him, from being fulfilled in his own calling?  

I think about our present judicial system.  When a person is found guilty of any crime, they do the time.  And I would only presume, that one may want to change their ways.  To have another chance.  Sometimes chances we are given don’t come in going to jail.  

Sometimes, we have chances, to make it right, with what we did as wrong.  And we learn.  Sometimes, people are prisoners in their own mind.  I know I was. But thats the beauty of who Christ is, He can set you free.  And He has set me free.  But I learned. 

God I hope we learn.  I hope that spirit of being a hypocrite, is revealed by who God is.  And we do not eat that evil fruit.  Because God is merciful.  

But either way, how can any of us not be so grateful, for Gods mercy? For His correction? Because those He loves He does correct.  I know myself, my own correction in life has been harsh.  But I learned, who God is, and who I can be in Him, if I am obedient.   

Someone yesterday, told me Gods not in politics.  And I said really?  I thought that was foolish, and I said so, but I also got offended for my Lord, because enough of undermining who God is!  Thats always the enemies goal, to steal the glory from God!  

Even here I will not let that happen!

GLORY TO GOD!  HALLELUJAH!  I PRAISE YOU LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY!

So in this conversation, I defended who He is as well, because He is the King of Kings, the Lord, the creator, the sovereign one.  The Holy one, the JUDGE himself.  The “lawgiver.” 

Well, of course, I referred to my King James bible, my sword of truth in Gods holy spirit, and it said this:

I WISDOM DWELL WITH PRUDENCE, AND FIND OUT KNOWLEDGE OF WITTY INVENTIONS.  THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL: PRIDE, AND ARROGANCY, AND THE EVIL WAY, AND THE FROWARD MOUTH, DO I HATE.  COUNSEL IS MINE, AND SOUND WISDOM:  I AM UNDERSTANDING; I HAVE STRENGTH.  BY ME KINGS REIGN, AND PRINCES DECREE JUSTICE.  BY ME PRINCES RULE, AND NOBLES, EVEN ALL THE JUDGES OF THE EARTH.  I LOVE THEM THAT LOVE ME; AND THOSE THAT SEEK ME EARLY SHALL FIND ME.  Proverbs 8:12-17 KING JAMES.  

Just those few verses tells me a lot.  About who God is, and the fear of God, about those that are evil, prideful, arrogant, and big mouths.  But it tells me God puts Kings up, (Presidents of the United States) and Judges. (Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh.)  

God raises these folks up, by the calling he has on any of our lives.  But that last verse says a lot.  That He loves those that love him.  And those that seek him, shall find him.

Again, I don’t know much about this judge.  But I do know he taught his daughter to pray, for she even has prayed for his accusers.  That says a lot!  He must love God.  He must, or he would not teach his child to pray. 

So, if he did do this, and I look at my life as well, yes, we did things in our youth, that we may be ashamed of.  

And I guess, I have to differentiate between right and wrong, good and bad, or even legal or illegal.  My sins, were just bad.  Poor judgement. But I never chose to do illegal.  

Not purposely.  But I know, I have broken Gods laws, by just disobedience. So, I won’t touch that.  But isn’t it sad, we can break Gods laws?  Lord forgive me.  I thank God for the blood of Jesus, that covers our sins. 

But no one is holy.  No one is above being judged themselves.  By God. But God loves Kavanaugh.  And he loves you too.  He loves the accusers as well, but He wants them to see their evil ways and change.  Yes repent.

And I want to remind everyone here.  That Kavanaugh took a vow.  He made a vow, an oath, in the sight of God and this country, that he would tell the truth.  

And don’t think God does not take vows seriously, He does.  And you don’t want to perjure yourself in the sight of God.  Because God will bring the truth out.  We all need to fear God in this. 

IF A MAN VOW A VOW UNTO THE LORD, OR SWEAR AN OATH TO BIND HIS SOUL WITH A BOND; HE SHALL NOT BREAK HIS WORD, HE SHALL DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF HIS MOUTH.  Numbers 30:2  King James. 

Thats a principle that God enforces.  Like what goes up comes down.

Same with his accuser. I don’t know if this woman Ford is being honest or not.  I felt sorry for her.  But yet….It looks like she has perjured herself.  But I am not going to judge her, or condemn her as well.  Thats not my job.  But isn’t it interesting that the light has been shed on this?  God has His ways.  

But judging her hmmm?….No I will pass on this.  I am not a good stone thrower.  In fact judging anyone scares me.  And I think thats a good thing.  Because I fear God.  

See, we all make mistakes, we all make sins.  And we have to somehow sort through it all, and extend mercy and grace to one another.  Knowing again, only God can judge.  Only God can cleanse someone of their sins.  

Even if Kavanaugh did it, and again I don’t believe he did.  But in fear of God, I still cannot justify or condemn him because I have no room, you have no room to judge him, to accuse him, to destroy his reputation.   

I guess I fear God, because someday, I will stand before HIM, and I don’t want to be counted with the accusers.  

I want you to read these scriptures carefully, as I close.  Because if you are with the accusers, you better look and see where you are headed.  Because according to Gods holy King James word, it states: Its hell.  

And you know, if we can spare that to one another, to remind each other to repent, to seek God, to try and change our lives, to correct our own ways, through Christ, thats a good thing.  Because we have to remember we all sin and come short of our Lords glory.

FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.  ROMANS 3:23  KING JAMES.  

To be careful not to judge, others, especially if we have sins, how can we be so pious, and act like we are the judge?  

Still though it all, we are called to judge righteously, and in a matter like this, I would be careful.  Very careful.  You don’t want to reap that.  

And I know many assume you are judging them.  And its not.  Its warning them and love warns.  And thats why I guess, I am writing this.  Because I love the Lord, but I love others.  Enough to tell them to get away from hells fire. 

OPEN THY MOUTH, JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY, AND PLEAD THE CAUSE OF THE POOR AND NEEDY.  Proverbs 31:9  King James.  

I know God does not take well to anyone trying to take over His job.

God bless you, as you read this.  And feel free to share this, with maybe someone who needs to read it.  

I conclude by just saying, I pray for the man, his family, and I pray for our beloved America.  I pray for those who have been hurt in matters like this.  

That in God we would trust.   

AND THE GREAT DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, THAT OLD SERPENT, CALLED THE DEVIL, AND SATAN WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD:  HE WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH AND HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM.

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.  Revelation 12:9-10  KING JAMES.  

 

Elena Ramirez 

STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2If you don’t stop looking for love in all the wrong places, the end result of your life will be trashy….Strong words, but truth, please wake up!

I really feel such a strong desire to write about this.  And when I do, I know, its from God Almighty.  So, I pray, my experiences, this that, what I am about to share with you, helps you, to realize, God does not want you looking for love in all the wrong places, as well.

I am older now, my experiences, have taught me many things.  But I learned, and I learned the hard way, that one should:  

“STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.”

Please allow me to elaborate.  

Right now, I am not looking for love.  I have a wonderful husband, and son, for over 30 years, we have been married, content, and in love, and we have our son, and so I am not looking for a mate.  

But when I was single, when I was growing up, I made many mistakes and had terrible judgment in this area.  I looked for love in all the wrong places.

I had low self-esteem.  I grew up, with my mom, raising me.  I had a father, I knew who he was.  He was a good man.  But he and my mother, did not get along, and were divorced, when I was just a child. 

So, I did not have that father figure to guide me.  

I have written about this in some similar posts, as my secret to true love.  But, I truly believe this.  That many of us, can get so lonely, so desperate for companionship, acceptance, a need to fit in, with others, that we can look for love in all the wrong places.

And I am not just talking about intimacy, or finding love, but just even in relationships, with friends, groups, etc.  We can look for acceptance, and actually compromise, who we are, because we can get so desperate.  It will distort your judgment. That you can even look for it in alcohol, or drugs.  Don’t do that, it will just make the problem worse, so that you cannot have a clear head in these matters.  

And I will elaborate on that as well.

But I know this worked for me, and years ago, after trial and error, I realized I had to change my method, or my approach to finding love.  I wanted true love. I went to God.  

He told me I needed to repent for my sins.  He showed me what He did on that cross for me.  He counseled me.  You know, He is my greatest friend, counselor, therapist, and adviser.  Theres none like God.  He is not imaginary.  He is very real.  He helps me, and helped me then as well.  

I began searching for truth, from my King James Bible.  And anyone that knows me, knows, I do not recommend any other word. Because it is not changed, or corrupted, as scripture tells us not to do.

Anyway….I began to see His ways, are not our ways.  The way of the world.  

The way of the world looks at love, as something cheap.  Its not.  Love em, and leave em, take what you want, thats not holy, and thats what you get.  Something that is not precious, something that is used, and thats not how God intended it to be for us.  Because He did not create us to have “trashy” spirits.  

So when I saw this, that love is not free, in that regard.  I began praying for the right mate.  I determined, that if God brought me a mate, I would do things His way.  Not mine, or the way of the world.  I promised Him, I would do things His way, and I do try.  

When I met my husband, I laid out some rules.  Because I liked him. And I did see potential.  But I did not want to ruin it with sex, or short changing myself, to try and please someone.  Who might, just take pleasure, and then leave.  Anyway, like they say, why buy the cow, when you get the milk for free?  

So, I told this wonderful man, I met, I wanted to do things right.  The way of the Lord.  So, he listened, and that gave him, respect toward me. 

Well long story short, a few months later, he asked me to marry him.  We got married, by holy matrimony, and we are trying in the way of the Lord, to live happily ever after.  

Has it been easy? No not always, but we work at it, we cherish each other, and honor each other.  Because we honored God to wait.   Because we did wait, and we honored God, we have a supernatural bond, that cannot be broken.  

Now, because I am older, I want you to see, by my experiences, that you can have true love, but you can also see, by what I share, that you need to stop looking for love, in all the wrong places.

I am also talking about just fitting in.  Or having friends.  I know myself.  I am a pretty loyal person.  But I have not always had that returned to me.  Right now, I just have a couple of people, that I call friends, that I love, but people change, and I have seen that in my life.  So, I don’t always trust that.  People can come and go…..

And, I don’t rely on people, to fill a void for me.  That void, is only met, as I seek God.  As I pray, as I read my King James Bible, as I stay away from any kind of sin.

I don’t even rely on family.  But I am very grateful for my immediate family.  That I have now.  

But when I say that, I am talking about other family relations.  See, it was just me and mama.  Daddy passed away first, even though, he did not raise me, I knew him.  He provided what he could.  Mama raised me, but life was hard on her.  I had no brothers and sisters.  I don’t even have family on any side, that communicates with me, besides an aunt.

So, I have adopted people in the past, loved them, like family.  But they abandoned me.  Well, like I said, people can change.  

But I also now look at what people represent.  Do they compromise values?  Do they respect themselves?  Do they lie?  Are they mean?  Do they have integrity?  I am careful now not, to just be a friend with anybody, any more.  I value myself that much, that if someone wants to be my friend, they have to be for real, in having some good values.  ….They have to prove it, to me, now.  

Any way, I feel like there is someone, I am talking to.  Someone, who wants to fit in.  And you are about to compromise yourself, or values, that make you special, in Christ.  Don’t. 

The other day, because I am a Conservative Christian, on social media, someone told me something, and it kind of hurt my feelings, but it made me realize the truth too, because I was supporting something.   This someone told me; you will never fit in with them, because you are Hispanic, and you may agree with them, but they will not accept you.

And that stung.  Because I am an American.  I have legal rights, as an American.  Born and raised here, with indigenous roots.  So….I know who I am.  I am fairly educated, even though in some areas of that, I do lack, because I did not go to college.  

But I realize, even in some Christian circles, I will never be accepted.  By some.  And I am not the kind of person, that looks for race, as my outlet.  So, I don’t use it for, or against anyone either.  But some do.  

But it made me realize, I don’t need to go looking for love, in all the wrong places.  Or even in political circles.  Or even in the body of Christ.  In fact, sadly there are those in the body of Christ, who have hurt me the most.  

I have tried, to be accepted, even in my writings, as my gift.  And hoping, doors would open for me, and they have been shut.  Why?  I don’t know?  Is it the race card, I don’t know, but I know, by some, I will not fit in.  My writings, publishers, have turned away.  If people share my thoughts, thats great, but I don’t ask any more.  

So, I don’t try and second guess any more, because life is too short, to keep banging on doors, that just won’t open. And I don’t compromise by flattery to have those doors open either.  Though, I am nice, polite, I don’t beg. 

I don’t go looking any more, for acceptance, or for favor, or to fit in.  I don’t need drugs, or anything to be a comfort.  

I am content, with what God has given me, in my family, and in Him.  No, I wanted more, in this life I live.  But I see I did reap, what I sowed, in other ways, but now, I don’t care to try, to please people. 

Yet, I see so many hurting, lonely people, that I have compassion for, and the love of Christ rises in me, to want to help, but I also know, in all honesty, we reap what we sow.  

If I could sit a young woman down, and talk to her, maybe she could understand. But since I am not in a position to even be in that “circle” maybe what I write, here, could help her, or him, not to sell yourself.  Not to give yourself away.  

There are valuable attributes, to claim, when you respect yourself. And, no matter where you are, you do not have to give yourself away, to be a part of something good, or great.  

Now, I know God has taught me this, to respect myself, but it did come with some heartache.  But I know, where ever He may lead me, I don’t have to look for love.  I don’t have to beg people to accept me.  I don’t have to compromise my values, in Christ, for acceptance, or to be a part of something.  

I don’t.  And I will not.  

Please just know, you need to “Stop Looking for Love in all the wrong places.”  Don’t take anything to fill that void, clear your spirit.  By not polluting it, or your body. Go to God, He will fill that void in your life.  He knows what you need, He does not make you suffer, just to suffer, but He will correct you, because He loves you. And so suffering does sometimes come with correction.  

Ensure your salvation with Christ.  And I would tell anybody that.  Hell is real, even on earth.  Even if you were a Christian at one time.  Rededicate yourself to Christ.  

Repentance, always clears the slate.  Talk to Him, He is your greatest friend.  You don’t need to beg anybody, or compromise yourself to be with people.  You may long for it, but when God closes one door, He will open another.  

And maybe thats where I am at right now, because I see some doors closing, even now, that I won’t elaborate on, but I am so hopeful, for just a new beginning for me and my family.  

But people will not always be happy for you.  Nor will they support you, because they do not see the value in you, because they don’t see the value in themselves as well.  Some people will purposely try to hold you back.  But you don’t have to give them that advantage over you, if you do things the way of the Lord. 

So move on, and let God guide you.  Your heart will mend, if you do things His way.  Your peace, will be fulfilled, and you will find your heart mended, and that void will go away.

Stop looking for love in all the wrong places…

Just remember this.  God is love.  He is Holy.  Love, real love, can only be fulfilled by Him, and through Him.  Anything else, sorry to say, is not pure, its not good, its not worthy of you losing your soul over. Anything else, could be counterfeit.  If He is not in it.  For you would be missing, the love God could give you.   

BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  FOR LOVE IS OF GOD: AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD.  HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE.  IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE  THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.  

I John 4:7-9 King James.  

I hope this helps someone.  Feel free to share this, or to comment, below.  I will gladly pray for you.  

Blessings, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez