WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY? ~ By Christian Author 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. Both 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. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY?

Why do you pray? To ask God for something? Wouldn’t it be more practical, more respectful, to pray to God for who He is? More loving? Instead of what He can give? I ask myself that as well.

You see, I want answers to prayer. But, I also want answers for you. We are learning. We have to learn who God is, to understand Him. His ways are excellence. I just think we have to know, He deserves glory, and honor, and praise. True worship. Not this lip service.

Because He knows our hearts. Our minds, from even afar. And one cannot fool God. One cannot play church, or play religious, or pray they are this, or that, because God sees.

So, if you could see in the spirit, you could see between good and evil. But you would choose to know good. To know God. I sometimes, think about the source of how it all began, from Genesis. My King James bible. That is not corrupted. But is holy and anointed. Stored in heaven and earth for answers. His way. Not mans, corrupted versions.

God created Adam and Eve. He had a plan for them. But they were so naive. They listened to the devil. Instead of going to God, to confirm what He told them. Don’t eat from the tree of good and evil. God never intended for us to know evil.

Yet we are inundated with it, in so many ways, but we still have the choice to know God, to communicate with Him, to not listen to the devil, and to obey what God says. Don’t know sin, in our lives. Don’t disobey God in this, because we reap the consequences of it.

Seeking God, for what He can give us, is just insulting. Or just praying when we have to. For a need etc. If we do not develop our relationship with Him. And that begins by recognizing the commandments. The law. The sovereignty of who He is. His power! My goodness, He is the creator of heaven and earth! There is none like Him. No comparison.

So we are grateful for grace. Yes, grace is extended, but you cannot have grace, without seeing what God expects. You cannot expect grace if you do not do your part by seeing with your true heart.

And when you do, then you see what Christ did on that cross. It was not pretty. It was not easy. He suffered for our sins, for us, to have a way out. He is that way, the truth, and life. John 14:6 paraphrasing King James.

When you see what He did on that cross, love truly comes in your heart. You see He is the great shepherd. The protecter. The healer, the deliverer. You don’t just go to Him, for what He can give you. You go to Him because there is none like Him. There is no other source of love as great.

And so to insult Him, yes I say it is an insult, when we don’t develop knowing who He is, and you constantly ask Him for things, or expect Him to answer our prayers, without repenting, we are not seeing who He really is.

Friends, all I know, is this is important in our relationship with Him, and with anybody. For that matter. Do you only go to your friends, to see what they can give you? No, and if you do, how selfish that is. They see through it. They like God, may not say anything, but they see through it. God is silent, but there will be a day, we will hear, very clearly what He expected, especially when we stand before Him.

Yet, we are given this chance now, to make it right. To develop our relationship with Him, now. To ensure our salvation. To see what He did on the cross. To repent. To make Him Lord and savior. With our King James bibles, with prayer, that is serious, about talking to Him, and seeking Him for who He is. Not what He can give us.

Why do you think I serve Him? Because there is no one like Him. He pulled me out of a pit. Many do not know my story. My full testimony. You may know parts. But you don’t know, what I have suffered, or gone through. And I may never say all of why. Because as much as I am an open book, there is much, I cannot even put into words. But He loved me. He showed me. He guides me, and speaks to me. And I still get it wrong sometimes. But He does not give up on me, even though sometimes, I have given up on myself. This is Why, I so very much choose to obey Him, serve Him, because He literally saved me. But I had to open my eyes.

And I have made my mistakes, even in this strategy of understanding. This is why I do not ask any one for money. Or for support. In my ministry.

I want to please Him, for the right reasons. Concerning my relationship with Him, and with you.

When I pray, I want my prayers heard. I want your prayers heard too.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME. PSALMS 66:18.

Much love, Elena

Lord, forgive me, if I have gotten off track on this. You are the way, the truth, and life. Help me to develop my relationship with you, because of who you are, not what you can give. Help me to see, what pleases you. So I can obey you. I thank you for what you did on the cross, for my sins. For taking the penalty of sin away from me. But let me never forget how you suffered, and died. You did it for me. You did it for all of us. I never want to insult you, by just asking what you can give. Yes you do give, but I cannot make it the priority. The priority has to please you, and know you first. In love, in obedience, in serving you. You made me a daughter, that is a servant. To you the King of Kings. This is a relationship. Not a religion. Not rules, regulations, and traditions made by men, or groups. It is knowing you. With love, because you gave your love to me and to all of us.  I am thankful Lord!  Thank you.

In Jesus name. Amen.

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

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MOCKING AND DENYING GOD IS STUPID ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR 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.  Both 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. Both 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 HATERS OF THE LORD SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO HIM:  BUT THEIR TIME SHOULD HAVE ENDURED FOR EVER.  PSALM 81:15

I have to say this:  Mocking God is stupid.  And I guess, I came to this great revelation, because on social media, there are so many people, who want to mock God.  You can see a post, and just make a sweet little general comment, and the vultures come out.  

It is actually sad, that people have no respect.  Sure, I believe in free speech for others, but for myself as well.  And you just wonder, why someone would combat you so strongly, to deny God.  Or to deny free speech.  Or to make a mockery of something that is precious, and that is a belief in God.   To someone else.  Why?  

Why would someone, have so much animosity, to actually be rude, is disconcerting.  And to who it may concern, even reading here, I pray, that you would take my words to heart, because someday you are going to need God.  We all need Him.  He created us, to seek Him.  He created, us to call on Him, in times of trouble.  Life happens.  

But God…I know He can intervene.  He has for me, so many times.  A warning, an angel in disguise, a blessing.  A miracle.  A healing…. 

God has done so much for me, that I praise Him, and thank Him here.  No your talking to the wrong person, if you want to deny Him.  I know He is real.  I know, He exists.  I know, His love….

I truly believe, so many of our problems, in life, and society, could be stopped, or avoided, if we only had the fear of God, as He has called us to do.  

And yes, I am calling it for what it is, according to His word, and truth, from my King James Bible.  Fear.  We are called to fear God.  And when someone mocks an almighty God, who holds our lives in His hands, and yes our souls, to either send us to heaven or hell, and they have no fear, to even stop, and see the error of their ways, that is stupid! 

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.  Joshua 4:24.

I don’t understand this pride, to deny God.  To deny His healing power.  To deny just His protection at a moments notice.  How can any of us expect Him, to be available in time of need, if we don’t even honor Him?  I know many people do not believe.  It is their choice.  And God, our Lord Jesus, is a gentleman, He does not ever push Himself on any of us.  

But I guess, there was a time, when I was younger, that when you did not believe, you were at least courteous, to keep it to yourself.  Or you gave someone the benefit of the doubt.  But now a days, there is no respect.  I see horrible, rude, and insulting things, that I cannot even repeat, but are centered around God.  To insult, or to deny.  And yes, to His followers, in Jesus Christ.  

I implore you, to be careful.  You don’t want to believe in God, that is your choice….  But the Holy word of God says, every knee will bow.  Every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord.  

For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  Romans 14:11

And for someone to reject, mock, and insult the only one who could help you in time of need, is actually stupid for lack of a more gracious word.  

Because I would love to extend grace to you.  God would as well.  But because of who He is, and because He will not condone, or accept sin, He sent us His son, Jesus Christ, to take the penalty of our sins.  And when someone denies that great gift, they have hurt themselves so greatly here on earth, but for eternity.  No that is not too smart.  

And for those that persecute Christians, or make life hard for them, you have no idea, what curses you have brought to your own life.  But even future generations.  God says He will punish up to the fourth generation.  Those that deny Him, or even choose an idol.  

I just hope my words resonate with you.  To perhaps revaluate your stance.  You know, I denied God years ago, in my youth.  And those were the darkest days of my life.  And now, all these years, that I have been saved, I see, how stupid I was.  Yes, I humbly admit it.  I wish, I could go back, and change those times.  But, I live with the memories.  I live with the consequences of my foolish choices.  But for the rest of my life, and God only knows how long that is.  I will serve Him.  I will Honor God.  I will give glory to Him.  For forgiving me.  For giving me another chance.  And I praise Him, and know, with all my being, nothing is impossible with God.  

THINE OWN WICKEDNESS SHALL CORRECT THEE, AND THY BACKSLIINGS SHALL REPROVE THEE:  KNOW THEREFORE AND SEE THAT IT IS AN EVIL THING AND BITTER, THAT THOU HAST FORSAKEN THE LORD THY GOD, AND THAT MY FEAR IS NOT IN THEE, SAITH THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS.  JEREMIAH 2:19  

But even then, being as stupid as I was.  I never attacked someone for believing in God.  If anything, maybe someone inspired me.  But to purposely try and hurt, and insult someone for believing in God, comes from the devil, and is evil.  So no, even in my disbelief, I never tried to hurt anyone.    I hope you see this, and repent.  

You see, when you come against a Christian, or the work of God, you are messing with Gods plan, and His glory.  He did not let the devil steal His glory from the beginning, and He will not let someone steal it now.  There will be a price to pay!

So yes, I know the difference, and maybe that is why I can ask you, and implore you to be careful.  You see, your soul is at stake.  And all the things you call luck, have nothing to do with luck, but with who God is in His grace.  So if you are some body who hates, to mock, and insult, I pray you have a change of heart.  Before it is too late.  Before you need a miracle.  

You could still get it, you could change your outcome if you change now.  All you have to do is bow your head down, repent, and repent of the mockery you have made, and ask Christ in your heart.  Then change, your mind, your behavior, and LET CHRIST change your heart.  FOR HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!  

Read a good King James Bible, and hear the voice of God.  Not any other Bible, you want something uncorrupted.  

Because if you don’t you will only have yourself to blame, and for eternity, you will say in hell….why was I so stupid?  

Maybe this scripture will remind you what is ahead, for those who mock.  

Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption:  but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well doing:  for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galatians 6:7-9 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

Please Note:  I wrote this, out of mere frustration, that people can be so rude.  And yet, I detect in myself, a harshness, that is so blunt here, it can also be considered rude.  But that really is not my intention.  Perhaps, my being blunt, and honest, can open someones eyes.  To see Fathers love.  To see His mercy, and kindness.  To see, how good God really is.  I really do love, and have love, because of Christ….oh if you had known me, in my youth, you would understand.  But, I pray that you would ensure your salvation with Christ.  I am not sure when Christ would return, but it could be soon.  Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  Friend, and I call you friend, if you are someone who is searching, please, see the truth I tell you in this post, and see it as love.  Because Christ does love you.   Make it right with Him.  Live for Christ.  You will not regret it.  Elena

ADVICE TO GROW AS A CHRISTIAN ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR 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.  Both 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. Both 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 write this, from a prompting of God.  Advice.  How I pray you see my heart in this.  To please God.  To help you grow.  And obedient, to God, I want to share some of the things that have helped me, that have given me discernment.  To know the difference between good and evil.  But I always seek the good from God.  For His mercy has been so good to me.  That, mercy has inspired me, and taught me the ways of God.  And this is the principal thing to do, is to seek His wisdom.  As the great Proverbs instruct us.

WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPAL THING:  THEREFORE GET WISDOM AND WITH ALL THY GETTING GET UNDERSTANDING.   PROVERBS 4:7

For there are things we may do, and we do not understand always. And we could sin. The thing is never to give the enemy a legal right to attack us.

So we stay close to Jesus. We repent even daily, being humble. Take care dear hearts. Let us seek God. Let us seek His Holy word. That is holy from the King James Bible. That is not corrupted.  So with instruction, please consider this to grow:

1.   Get a good King James Bible.  Read it daily.  But I do recommend a good daily Bible plan.  I read mine from my Bible app.  (Holy Bible app. It is a brown logo, and has lots of capabilities.)

Even if it is just one verse.  Start your day with Gods Holy word.  No ifs’s, buts or compromise in this.  Honor God in this!

I have written many posts on this, and to just get the point, any other bible version is compromised, is no longer holy, or anointed.  The many scriptures attest to this, do not change Gods holy word.  So don’t use anything that has been changed.  So get a King James Bible, that has been established for over 400 years.

2.  Begin writing scriptures, King James Scriptures sharing them on social media, and for reference.  You want to grow.  This imparts truth to the spirit not only for you, but for someone else.  You might be the only Bible someone sees, so you want to inspire someone to know Gods truth as well.  You can reach someone that perhaps, I cannot, or is family, friends, etc.  This is not judging them, this is seeing their fruit, and knowing they need God.  And you could be just that person God is calling to use.  Gods word is a double edged “sword”  You do not want a rubber sword, so this is very IMPORTANT!  Write it, journal it, share it…Memorize it.  

We are to get the holy word of God.  And scripture references it as “sincere” milk.

AS NEWBORN BABES, DESIRE THE SINCERE MILK OF THE WORD, THAT YE MAY GROW THEREBY.  I PETER 2:2.  

You want to start pouring the word of God into your spirit, as milk, so you can grow.  Perhaps you are a baby Christian.  Or just still trying to grow.  But you need to always have the goal of growing.  And the Holy word of God, is the only way to do that with prayer.

So you can start having discernment.  So you can receive understanding, to gain wisdom.  This is the only true way.  Then when able from growth it turns into “Meat.”  So you can bear it.  Let these scriptures minister to you.

AND I BRETHREN, COULD NOT SPEAK UNTO YOU AS UNTO SPIRITUAL, BUT AS UNTO CARNAL, EVEN AS UNTO BABES IN CHRIST.  I HAVE FED YOU WITH MILK,AND NOT WITH MEAT:  FOR HITHERTO YE WERE NOT ABLE TO BEAR IT, NEITHER YET NOW ARE YE ABLE.  I Corinthians 3:2-3.

I have been writing scriptures for years, in all my writings to build a foundation for a thought, and now whenever I need a word, I may not always remember the scripture.  But I remember the “Key” word, of Gods holy word.  And with technology as it is, there is no excuse to copy and paste word, to hear it, to search it.  So I do recommend getting a good Bible app.  And applying it to your computer, or Ipad, etc.    

Then share scripture.  Do it daily.  Don’t get lazy in this.  You want to grow.  To not do this is actually a disservice to yourself.  You will get spiritually weak without Gods Holy word.  It is a hedge of protection.  But to God dear friends this is what He has given us.  This is not a lecture.  But, if we love, God we do every thing we can to understand Him.  

We need this, even to defend ourselves. For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but spiritualities, in high places.

FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULES OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.  EPHESIANS 6:12 

For in this world, there is darkness.  We need to bring light.  We need to be able to discern.  We need to be able to understand Gods ways.  No, we cannot understand everything about God, and we never will.  

But we try to please Him, in this life He has given us.  And we are held accountable.  We are warned.  This is not judging anyone.  This is warning with love, to know, according to scripture we will stand before God.  

AND I SAW THE DEAD, SMALL AND GREAT, STAND BEFORE GOD: AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED:  AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE:  AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.  Revelation 20:12.

3.  So fear God.  This is the most healthiest thing to protect your soul.  And this with great reverence, and yes of fear of God, I plead with you.  To grow.  To remember that fear of God.  We need to change.  We need to grow.  We cannot stay in that place of being passive, and naive.  For we will be judged.  But we must be careful.  We must seek God, and this works.  

I can write on more and more about this.  But there is not enough space on this page, but you must seek wisdom, and God, and this will do it.  With prayer, with a heart to hear from God.

4.  Be careful of Pride.  Be careful of being self righteous.  That righteousness only belongs by what Christ did.  For you and me.  Be Humble, with one another, know again, there are some things we are not anointed to do, or accomplish.  Be careful of people who do not display this.   

5.  Test the spirits, to see if they are love, of Christ.  And again, be careful who you listen to.  If the bible they use is not holy King James Based.  That anointing can be poured down, and you don’t want to receive corrupted word in your spirit.

6.  Do not compromise your walk with Christ.  For money, for pleasures, for sin.  Be ever so careful.  The more we grow in Christ, we get stronger. And this is the goal.  You have authority over your body, and you are called to mortify sin in your body, by Christ.  So it will not have dominion over you.  Remember, those that go after the flesh, will not be Christs.  Read Romans 8 from the King James.  He will deliver you from temptation if you submit to Him.  Plead the blood of Jesus, in everything. I know…..

7.  Put on the armor of God.  I think we may forget about this.  But being submissive to God.  Resisting the enemy, with the armor, can do so much for us.  Read Ephesians 6.  From the King James.  You want victories.  So watch the words you speak as well.  

You have power of life and death in your tongue.  Proverbs 18:21.  Be strong in the Lord.  You are not weak, if you daily take your spiritual food, from God.  This is why I go on and on, about it being King James word, its not junk food.  It brings light and life, and all blessings.  

And as I close, seek the Kingdom of God, and all things will be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33.  Know that Christ is the way the truth, and life.  Read John 14:6.  And only Him. Warn others that this is so important.  Know it in your own heart.  Be careful of religion, and the doctrine that is shared from religion.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO HAVE IDOLS!  GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD!  Be careful not to play with other spiritual entities as well!  This also gets God very jealous.  And there is wrath and curses in these things.  BE CAREFUL!

Let us love one another. Let us try with all our being to please God. Let us remember the sacrifice of Christ with great reverence, to quicken our spirits. So we do not sin, so we do not offend. So we do not lose our blessings. And yes to even restore our hearts, and blessings. Being near Jesus, and knowing Him, and His love, is always the great protector.  He is the great Shepherd.  

But we cannot be disobedient in not wanting to grow.  It is a disservice to God.  For His love is so great.   These are just things I have learned, my friend, as advice to help you grow as a Christian, but I will always direct you to Gods Holy word, the King James Bible.  

For God is love.  And there is no greater love.  Hope this helps.  Much love, praying for you to grow!  For I love you, greatly.  Why?  Because Jesus loves you.  

Elena Ramirez  

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JESUS MY GREATEST FRIEND ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR 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.  Both 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. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Sometimes, you have to look and see what makes a good friend.  And sometimes, you have to understand, good friends, need to be loved and appreciated.  Christ does that for me, as my greatest friend.

I know His sacrifice on the cross, and the beatings He took for me, and to pay the penalty of my sins, reminds me, how great a friend He is.

So how can I show Christ, my love, and that I appreciate, His great sacrifice?

It is the Christmas season right now.  And I cannot explain it, but I feel something in the spiritual realm even in my own growth, and understanding, in gratitude, that I just want to stop, and concentrate on Christ more this season.

I get sad, because you know we all like nice things, but the world, people, even other Christians, seem to forget about what this season is all about.  The reason for the season.  And its Jesus!

Sometimes, growth, circumstances, poverty, lack, and yes even an abundance, can make you stop and see, and say.  Is this what it really is all about?

I mean, we can really get caught up in the ways of the world.  We can get caught up, in material things.  The lack of, or the abundance.  Where is the balance?

Right now, I just want to be a good friend to Christ.  More then ever.  I am a Christian, who has been a Christian for a few years now.  And when I made the decision, to give it my all to Christ, I have not turned back.  Yet, daily, I have to work on my relationship with Him.

So, as I ponder on this time of season, and I deal with issues of life, in my own personal life, my families, and I see the world, and I see issues, politically as well, and I see people, and how they feel.  Well, I can get my eyes off of Christ.

And you know, I am just trying to sort it out, even as I write, because life is important.  What you do with your life is important.  How you look at life, and how you deal with situations.  I am not perfect far from it.  But being the old girl that I am now…..I can easily recall, how just searching for God, through Christ, has made a difference for me.  There are so many things though, that I have not accomplished, or done, or been able to do, that can make me stumble.  I don’t want to stumble.

So, I am just sorting my feelings out here, and just knowing how much I need to seek God more so.  So many have the outlook, that you just receive your salvation, and thats it.  You are safe.  But, I don’t see it like that.  I take the scriptures to heart, when it says, work out your salvation with trembling and fear.  I take to heart, that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  I take to heart….

That I have my part in it.  I have to discipline myself sometimes, I have to bring it all to the obedience of Christ.

And maybe you can relate to this, maybe not.  But I actually get jealous, and angry for God, when people deny Him.  When they say terrible things about God, when they mock Him.  When they ignore Him……So I take this to heart….

I have to….right now I have to.  I am not sure what I am feeling.  Maybe it is sorrow, we did have a death in our family.  Maybe it is a sense, that nothing is forever, unless it is with God.  I am sad, this family member was so young.  Why did it have to happen?

But even through this I know the answer is to press into God more! Not less, I can never pull back in who I am in Christ.  Even if I am sad.  Even if I cannot control my own opportunities.  I know God can.  So, I just want to press into God more.

A friend asked, recently, when do you feel more alive? (sweet Narita, maybe she will read this)  And my answer was:  In all honesty, when I am close to God!  And that is the ultimate truth for me, when I am.  He is the way, the truth and the life.  I know that!  And I know what life was like without Him.  That was not life.  That was being like the walking dead.  So no, I will not pull back, no matter what I am feeling.  Because He fills my cup with life, in Him, as I live move, and have my being.

I don’t know all the answers.  And I do not pretend to know.  But I just sense right now, how precious life is, and in Christ.  I don’t know you, or your situation.  I don’t know what you are feeling, or going through.  But, I do know there is a God.  I know it with all my being.  More so, then I did yesterday.  You see, everyday I have to search for God.  And every day, I find Him, when I search.

Today is no different.  Just that I find Him, in different ways.

His love, compels me to search.  And I don’t want to be legalistic.  But, I know there are ways, to reach Him, according to His excellence.  I suppose this is one other reason why I am adamant about using only a King James bible.  Purity, preservation, something about going back to the old way of doing something, opposed to modern techniques, or technology.  Seeking God.  By prayer, the greatest way of communicating to a King.  My friend, my Lord, my savior.

Jesus, is my greatest friend.  And I just have a sense, more then ever, how precious His friendship is to me.  But I have my part…..

And I guess, this is just a little rant of my own, to sort it all out, but I think of who God is, and His patience.  I also see, what His word says, His warnings.  His anger, as well, and I see how history even in the word of God, tells us, who God is, and what He expects.  The fear of God is healthy for a soul.

I don’t know, I just want to grow, but I want to do it Gods way.  And what good is life, if we don’t grow, in who the creator intended us to be?  Its life, lets live it for His glory.  Or what counts?  I just want to make a difference.  In my own life, and yes in others.  But we have to see, we have to know, we have to try…..

TO HIM WHO ALONE DOETH GREAT WONDERS: FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER.  Psalm 137:4

Just a thought today, Elena Ramirez  Merry Christmas….

GIVING MY HEART TO CHRIST EVERY DAY THIS IS RIGHT FOR ME IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR 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

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 

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO PUT SOMEONE DOWN TO LIFT YOURSELF UP?


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

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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DON’T RATIONALIZE MIRACLES GIVE GOD THE GLORY ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


A miracle.  I was praising God, in my home, and listening to worship music.  I looked up, and saw this rainbow on my ceiling.  I could rationalize it, I could look at factors, and say this is why it happened.  But you see, it does not matter, I have faith, and how ever it happened, whatever God used to remind me of His promises, and a rainbow is a sign, from His Holy word.  I take it for what it is worth, and I give God glory.  I never want to take His blessings of glory away from Him, and reason why He sent a miracle.  He did and I want to always give God glory. Thats why I wrote my book  "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" because He has taught me who He is, to have faith, and miracles.  Yes to God be the glory.  Heres the link if you feel led to order my book.  http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

A miracle. I was praising God, in my home, and listening to worship music. I looked up, and saw this rainbow on my ceiling. I could rationalize it, I could look at factors, and say this is why it happened. But you see, it does not matter, I have faith, and how ever it happened, whatever God used to remind me of His promises, and a rainbow is a sign, from His Holy word. I take it for what it is worth, and I give God glory. I never want to take His blessings of glory away from Him, and reason why He sent a miracle. He did and I want to always give God glory. Thats why I wrote my book “HOW TO HAVE FAITH” because He has taught me who He is, to have faith, and miracles. Yes to God be the glory. Heres the link if you feel led to order my book. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

O GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD; CALL UPON HIS NAME:  MAKE KNOWN HIS DEEDS AMONG THE PEOPLE.  SING UNTO HIM, SING PSALMS UNTO HIM:  TALK YE OF ALL HIS WONDROUS WORKS.  GLORY YE IN HIS HOLY NAME:  LET THE HEART OF THEM REJOICE THAT SEEK THE LORD.  SEEK THE LORD, AND HIS STRENGTH: SEEK HIS FACE EVERMORE.  REMEMBER HIS MARVELLOUS WORKS THAT HE HATH DONE; HIS WONDERS, AND THE JUDGEMENTS OF HIS MOUTH.  PSALM 105:1-5  

Look at these scriptures again.  Breathe them in, and do so knowing God has prepared them for you to see, for His glory.  The glory of God.  God gave them to me, as I opened my Bible, after I prayed, to give Him glory in this post.    

I want to write about miracles, and how God deserves glory honor, and praise in everything.  

I want to write about it, because I see people, discount, and yes rationalize God, and the every day miracles, we may encounter.  I speak this to the body of Christ, to awaken them from their slumber of the ways of the world.  I speak this to the unbeliever, who does not believe in God.  Yet has felt His presence. I speak this to the agnostic, and the atheist, who actually serve the devil, by denying God, I speak this….because it needs to be said.  

It needs to be said, because God deserves all glory, honor, and praise in everything!  I will repeat that, God deserves all glory, honor and praise in everything!  Why? because of His goodness.  Because of His mercy, because He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, He is sovereign, Holy, omniscient.  And so much more!   How can my mind, even comprehend, all that He is?  But He is!  He is the great I AM!  

Yet there is something in me, that is totally submitted, and loving, to want to give Him glory.  To see His name lifted up.  To draw people to Him, to know, what a mighty and good God I serve.  

Yes, that is in me, and with all that I am and I can do, I want to give God glory.  When I share a photo, and I write, glory to God, I see who the majesty of who He is.  I see how He separates light, and writes in the sky, to reveal His power, to change the dawn to the day, from the dusk to the night.  I see His power, and I want to give Him glory.  In the days, He gives me.  

I see His hand in every living creature, and every thing that grows, from the teeniest flower, to a mighty ocean, that has been commanded, to stop at the shores.  I see all of this.  And I do not take it for granted.  For it is in life, that we are given to see, and have a relationship with this mighty God, who created yes all of us.  So, yes, I want to give Him glory.  And so because of this, and in wanting Him to be glorified, dear hearts, I want you to see you also need to give God glory.  I implore you to see, with open hearts, who He is.  

And what He has done for all of us, God loved us so much, that He sent His only begotten son, that whoever would believe in Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (paraphrasing King James version)  

If you have given your heart to Christ, and you truly have ensured your salvation, with our savior Jesus Christ, then you understand, the great sacrifice, it has taken to give you this gift yes of grace.  But it is not to be abused, or taken for granted.  For it came with a great price.  The price of our Lord, Jesus, who willingly gave His life, so you and I could be set free.  He suffered, and yes, by His stripes, we are set free.  

But, and I want you to see this, but if we allow rebellion, or any sin, in our lives we are not free.  Nor are we healed. And dare I even say, really saved? Really healed, and saved….for to deny God, glory, is rebellion.  

And where does rebellion come from? The enemy of God.  That ugly old devil. And if you know his ugly personality, you know, that he was jealous of God, and did not want God to get any glory!  God kicked him out of heaven for that, because he tried to lift himself up.  So, because I know the devil does not want God to have any glory, I need to make sure, in my own way, and as often as I can, I must give God glory.  Now this is really important, because people are not in tune to this.  To give God glory, even some Christians.  

Because the world, we live in has “programmed” us to be rational.  To use our “intellectual” thought process to put down the things of God.  WAKE UP! This is why the enemy is now, using people, to actually deny God.  To not include God in every day living, and even in our institutions.  Being offended, because even a Bible or a cross is in a room, or on display.  So people can ponder on God, no the devil wants to stop God from getting glory, and he uses people, who have no sense to see this is wrong, and evil.  These kind of things come from the devil himself, to try and deny God. Glory…..  

So, when a miracle happens, and they do daily, people are not able to see with faith, and give God glory.  I have even heard Christians discount the miracles of God, and attribute a miracle, to circumstances.  Look, God can use anything, and everything, to make miracles for us, but we must see, it is Him, and give Him glory in it.   Let me give you examples, of miracles.  So you can see with opened spiritual eyes.  

You miss a plane, because you had to search for your keys.  Yet sadly that plane crashed, but you were spared.  Thats a miracle, where you need to thank God, and give Him glory.  You were ill, but God healed you.  You attribute it to modern medicine, but it was God, who gave doctors, wisdom to make that medicine.  God deserves the glory.  There are so many instances, where we avoid things, or may not even see things in the future, or in our own lives, but where we must trust God, for His protection, and deliverance, and give Him glory, and thanks for just every day living.  Knowing His true angels are about, taking care of us, and it is because He commands the principles He has placed, in everything, to work for our good, because He loves us, and we must give Him glory.  

Recently, I saw a miracle where there was a fire, and all around, this cross, everything burned.  Except for the cross.  When I read the comments, from some of the people who saw this, I was amazed, at the lack of respect, and yes, stupidity from some people who put this miracle down, and some would rationalize it, as to why it did not burn.  

Look, we all need God, we all need miracles from time to time, and to discount, the one who can give them to you, God almighty, to even deny Him, is stupid.  There! I said it!  It is stupid, because you don’t even have enough common sense, to know God can make a way, when there was no way.  Jesus is that way, the truth and life.  John 14:6.  In everything.  

Have you ever thought, you did not get an answer to prayer, was because you did not give God glory?  When was the last time you got blessed?  Did you forget to give him glory?     

I have just learned, no matter what the reason may be, for my miracle, and what God used, to give me that miracle, He deserves the glory.  Yes, I am thankful, for what ever He may bring, or use to open my eyes, to see, it is His glory revealed.  I pray, you understand with an open heart, to know, it is time, for you as well to open your mouth, and give God glory.  

Because miracles, happen every day.  You hear it in the news, someone got saved, and avoided something.  Or something changed.  And instead they just say it was luck, or they don’t even give it much thought.  They just ramble on and on, but they don’t see it was God, who did that for them.  To give God glory.  And yet, it was a miracle.  

You see, God created, everything to work, for His glory.  Thats the root of it. 

If you are wise enough, and open your heart, you will be opened to receive greater miracles, from health to wealth, protection, favor, and so much more.  Blessings.  

These are blessings, that we need to give Honor, where honor is due.  Do you have blessings in your life?  Yes you do?  From your family to a job, to whatever you have on your back, it should be to the glory of God!  Remind yourself, to give God glory, for you never want to give place to the devil.  Because His objective is to steal the glory from God.  

This is why I am so adamant to read only a King James Bible.  It is preserved, by God, with an anointing, and a holiness, that has true power.  The devil would love to steal that, so you would not have what you need to get miracles.  

Now, I am about to burst someones bubble, and I want to do it in love.  But there is someone now reading this, and you are so full of yourself, that you do not see, what God has done for you.  You probably have so much success, and wealth, and money, maybe good looks, that you have gotten to a place, where you are so proud, and arrogant, that you don’t see who gave you life, who has ordered your footsteps, to be where you are, and you think every thing you have gotten is by your own accord.  Pride again, another ugly characteristic of the devil.   

In other words, you think you did it to get this success, that you have.  Well let me just inform you, and again in love.  It was God, that made a way….and you should give Him glory.  And that goes for anybody else who may or not be successful, or thinks they are so high and mighty.  It is God!  It is God who gives you breath, and in this life, you should be thankful, and you should give God glory.  

Use what God has given you in every resource, to His glory.  Give, and bless others.  Bless God. Because when it is all said and done with, and we stand before Him, the book of life, and the Lambs book of life, will be opened, to see who gave God glory, and who gave their heart to Christ, and everything we have done is recorded.  That should be enough right there to put fear in all of us, to give God glory?     

All I know, as I conclude.  Is that giving glory to God, should be in all of our hearts.  Don’t rationalize a miracle.  Don’t look at it intellectually, change your heart, your mind, to see God in it, and give Him glory.  Speak it to others…

Even if it just seems to be coincidence.  Or just something small, that just may have touched you, with a miracle, don’t look for the reasons.  Look to the one, who placed the reasons.  For His ways, are not our ways, and He does deserve all glory, honor and praise…

Just my thoughts today, and may your miracles be received to give God glory!  

With Love, Elena Ramirez

A beautiful view, just reminds me of who God is, and so I give Him glory.  Maybe your view is spectacular.  Next time you see it, think of God, and give Him glory..... blessings, and Love, Elena Ramirez

A beautiful view, just reminds me of who God is, and so I give Him glory. Maybe your view is spectacular. Next time you see it, think of God, and give Him glory….. blessings, and Love, Elena Ramirez