WHY COMMUNICATION IS SO IMPORTANT AS A CHRISTIAN BUT IN LIFE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4575.jpgI feel led to write about communication.  With one another, with God, with others, and as a Christian, I feel I am more indebted to try and communicate.

Most of my problems I have had in life, or with others, are due to not getting communication.  Where things may seem to be fuzzy, or where someone, may take the incentive, but will do something and not communicating.  Or where something is assumed.  

Or where I was expected to do something, but I did not know.  So because communication was not reinforced, things fell through, or did not get accomplished.  

Its so vital, to communicate, and I think thats why I have since, an early age, tried to articulate my thoughts, actually by writing them down, and communicate through writing, because I have not always been confident, or been a great orator.  But that changed when I began writing my thoughts, as a reference.  So I overcame that to build up my self esteem.

In business, I learned to document my thoughts, and situations, because you need a back up sometimes.  To determine, what was communicated, and if it was not, then I had my notes to refer to.  To show, this was what was communicated.  

I used to work for the phone company.  And I used to joke to some, that the phone company, was responsible for providing great phone service to others, for having the tool as the phone. But inside the ranks of the company, there were times, communication was not available, and things were not understood, and the protocol, for even sharing information was difficult.  To receive or share.  Whose who?   Who do I need to contact, to communicate with?

Recently, I have had situations arise, where communication was vague, or where someone, actually did not communicate with me, and misunderstandings did occur. And I am not going to give the enemy fuel, if I remain silent.  I have my part.  And I see how the enemy can only come to destroy, when communication is not available. 

I have a neighbor, who just recently overstepped, her authority in a matter, because she did not communicate a problem with us, and tried to rectify a problem on her own, concerning our fence.  If she had only come to us, and stated there was a problem with the fence, and asked for our assistance, we would have been glad, to help.  Or, if she had asked for permission.  But she did neither, and now consequently, the situation has gotten so bad, by her lack of communication, that we are at odds with each other.  And its sad.  

With my friends, who I love dearly, things like that can also occur, if one person, is assuming something, but the communication is not clear, feelings can get hurt.

Or with family.  Who I love dearly.  With my hubby, or son, we often have little powwows, so we can get to the root of a problem but we communicate, so we all understand each other.  And I will just say here, everyone, needs that, to feel important or understood.  Then we pray to God, because we always need to communicate to our Lord.

So I try, really hard to communicate.  And I also ask for feedback, to see if my message was conveyed, and understood.  When one does not make the effort to do that, things, can fall through the cracks.  

I really feel like God is telling us, we have a responsibility to communicate.  Is it easy?  Not always.  Confrontation, can make it seem like war.  But the enemy would rather have us shut up, then to communicate.  Even if I do not agree with someone, I so appreciate, the effort when communication is presented.  It helps.  

But when someone goes silent, its mind boggling, because you just don’t know.  So yes, I can be bold, and confront, if I need communication in a matter.  Some things, to be honest, I don’t want to know, but if I am included in a matter, to do something, yes communicate with me.  Its a service we do for one another, but it takes two parties to do it.

I am pretty fair, when I know the facts, but its so frustrating, if you are put on the spot, yet someone did not say, or communicate, this is what I expect.  These are the rules.

Life is funny, and people like to do their own thing but do we really look as well to see, what God says?  Not man, but God, first.  I love my King James bible, because Gods Holy word, is there to give me answers.  God has done His part by communicating and giving us His Holy word.  And I just will say it here, He does not give us something only to think about but if its there, its a commandment.  But He provides, always.  

….Answers to why things happen, but also what God expects.  Sometimes you have to connect the dots, but communicating with God, is so important.  Prayer.  He is the King of Kings, He established His thoughts, but if I want answers I have to talk to Him, I have to search my Bible, I have to see and examine my part and heart in this matter.  Do I communicate, did I communicate my part effectively?

And with others.  Sometimes, I have to apologize. Or repent, and to God, I need to do this often.  Practically every day, because I am not perfect.  In communication.  Sometimes, I have to say, I failed to understand your thoughts, so I reacted this way.

But when someone does not apologize or communicate as well, it is frustrating to say the least.  When I have communicated, but the communication was not returned.  Or understood.  

Maybe thats why I am writing this.  Because communication is so important.  But it is a two way street.  One cannot just communicate, and work at something, while someone does not offer communication in return.

Well, I hope this brings insight, like I say, I am an opened book in many ways, and there are some things I don’t spill the beans about, or blab or communicate about, because it could be misunderstood, but if I try to be honest, and truthful with others and God, it does seem to make things easier.  

Communication always has to be worked out.  

This is what the Bible says about this.  I am glad it does.  Because more then anything I want to please my Lord.  Thank you…Father.  

HEBREWS 13:16  KJV

BUT TO DO GOOD AND TO COMMUICATE FORGET NOT: FOR WITH SUCH SACRIFICES GOD IS WELL PLEASED.  

 

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez 

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HOW TO CURE THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A REASON WHY WE CAN GO ASTRAY~WHOSE VOICE ARE YOU LISTENING TO?


IMG_0006ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY; WE HAVE TURNED EVERYONE TO HIS OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HATH LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL

ISAIAH 53:5

Interesting scripture here, it says we the sheep have all gone astray. The shepherd Jesus looks for us, and teaches us, He is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6. But if we choose to go astray, if we choose not to listen to His voice, the voice of our Lord, and the commander and chief, we are listening to other voices.

I propose to you here, that Gods voice does not change. Malachi 3:6. FOR I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT.  He says it in His word, that His sheep know His voice.  Read, John 10:4 King James version.

Look because He is the way, look and see what voice you are listening to.

In the scripture above Isaiah 53:4, it says by His stripes we are healed. Because of that, because of His suffering, and His healing me, I will not listen to another voice, and will only read my King James Bible.

Proverbs 30:5-6, tells us EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE, HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM, ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR.

No one, wants to be called a liar, and no one, wants to purposely disobey God.  But if we purposely disregard His word, here there, and every where, going to other Bible versions, are we not liars?

Are we not playing with our Salvation?  Revelation 22:18-19 tells us we can lose our right to the Holy city.  And have our names taken out of the book of life.  Theres a scripture to see, especially if you have ever wondered if you could lose your salvation.  I recommend, you read it from the King James Bible.

I will not compromise who I am in Christ, I share this, and I share it in love. I share this, because I used to read other Bible versions.  But when I learned this truth, my spiritual eyes were opened.  I cannot in good conscience, with all I have learned, use a Bible where Christs authority is denoted.  Where scriptures are missing. and even the enemies name is deleted from some of these translations.  I cannot listen to preachers who water the gospel down.  I see how the power, and the authority, and yes, the anointing is missing.  I call those other Bible versions, rubber swords.

For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12.  

What is in our hearts?  Yes God sees.  Remember His eye is on the sparrow. Yes I tell you this, in fear of God.  For our souls.

This is my responsibility, as it is yours.  No one is in charge of my spiritual growth, but myself.  No one is in charge, of my Salvation, but me, and I choose to obey Christ, and bring it all to the obedience of Christ.  I choose to believe by the spirit of God, the King James Bible.

But again, it is just my thoughts……Its not up for debate, or argument.

But I believe, because of this, I have the mind of Christ. Whose mind do you have?

You can have Christs true voice, if you listen to Him.  You can have the mind of Christ.  You can be fulfilled, and walk in the calling God has placed on your life.  But you have to know, that you know, His voice, and you can only know that, by being obedient.  By making a choice.  Giving it all to Christ, to guide you.  What is He telling you to do?

Just my thoughts, in love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I put this in your hands, obedient.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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DO YOU “EMASCULATE” OR PUT DOWN YOUR MAN, YOUR HUSBAND?


I ask this question, because I see some women do this.  There is “A” spirit, I have detected, where, women, put down, criticize, demean, and give no credit, to their men, but harm them, by emasculating them.  To be perfectly clear, here, I want to show you the definition.  Because I have seen, and heard, women who do this.

emasculated) deprive (a man) of his male role or identity : he feels emasculated because he cannot control his sons’ behavior.• archaic castrate (a man or male animal).• Botany remove the anthers from a flower

Many women, do this, because perhaps, they did not have a male role model, in their home, growing up.  Or they don’t feel, like their man, meets the potential, as the leader of the home etc.  Maybe you make more money, then your husband, so you feel entitled, to be the boss.

But when any woman does that, they take on the role, of the man, and they “wear the pants” so to speak.  Its wrong…

Women, may have learned this from their own mothers, by example.  Or they just took the reins, in authority.  Whatever the case may be, there is a right and wrong way, to have order, and peace, and love, in a household.  And that is NOT the right way.

Some men, may not have had a strong, male role model, when they were growing, up.  So they relinquish their authority, and they let the woman, take the role.

God only knows if this contributes, to not having a strong sense of their male sexuality, as well.  For men and women.  Because so many people, now a days, are confused, as to what their role is.  Male and female. etc. And I won’t get into all that, or even debate it, because I am not sure what causes that, besides sin, and because I have always accepted my role, as a female.

I have accepted, what God made me.  A woman……I know my role, as a woman of God, and as his wife.  And my man, knows who he is, and who he is as the man, of the house.  His duties, prove that to me.  By his sense of responsibility.  As the protecter, the provider, and as a man of God.  And just his strength….

Sure we talk things out, he includes me.  but neither one of us, use our marriage, or our authority, in anything, to put each other down.  We protect each others feelings with each other, and around each other, for each others sake.

So, if you want a healthy marriage, and relationship, with the man you love.  Its time, to give back the authority to your man, and that is by, beginning to stop, putting him down, and criticizing him.  To be aware of this in public, as well.  In front, of friends, and family.  Strangers….

Being aware of this.  Be aware of your hurtful words.  Aware, that you are out of line….out of order.  And just make the decision to stop it.  Perhaps, go to your man, confess, your fault in this, and make an attempt, to change.

Pray.  Pray to God, and ask Him, for guidance.  Read your Bible.

Sure, you may know your man, better then anyone.  He may have made many mistakes, and still, may be lacking or failing you, in his responsibilities. etc.  But making your man, feel, low, is not the solution, to the problem.

A good woman, builds up her man.  She knows who she is in Christ, and the things they do together, in Christ, will be blessed.  The foundation, starts with Christ.  As the head, of the household.  Then it is by that order, placed on the man.  And the word, tells us to be submissive to our husbands.

Now this does not mean, that the man, uses any kind of authority, to put her down, or demean her as well.  In fact, a man is to love his woman, as his own flesh.

And, there has to be a healthy balance, in sharing, responsibilities, and yes, authority.  If a woman, takes that lead, and begins using any authority, she is hurting her man greatly.

I have seen this on television, as a joke, and in other conversations, where women, relate to their men, and just being a witness, to this in public.  Women, putting their men down.  Talking down to them, making them feel inferior.  This is so wrong.   Women’s liberation, in this, has hurt women, and their relationships.

Look, we all make mistakes, in relationships, and sometimes, we as women, feel like we have to hold our ground.  But if you do it, at the expense of hurting your man, your hurting yourself as well.

God did not create woman first, He created man first.

And truthfully, she was the one, who first listened to the devil, and made the mistake, that caused Adam to sin.  How healthy would it have been, if Adam, had stopped her, and said, lets go to God.  And ask, God.  Mankind would have been saved the curse of sin.  But he did not.

And together, they were punished, for the sin, of disobedience.  “Together, divided, you won’t stand.  United, together with God, as the foundation, you will stand together.”  But you can’t keep chipping away, at your husband, or the foundation of you both, and your marriage, your love, your family, will fall.  Your children, will learn the wrong way, to a relationship.  Because they are greatly influenced.  If you keep putting him down.  You need to see this.

And if you are not seeing your man, take the lead, as a spiritual leader, in the household, keep on being who you are in Christ, and you may “gently” nudge him, but keep on praying, keep on being  a woman of Christ, virtuous, and like the Bible, says, he will change, by your example, and your household will be saved.  I Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children unclean, but now are they holy.  

That is Gods promise.  And with that, being a woman of God, “consistent.”  But don’t put him down.  Dont!

Look we know how to influence our men, and you know what I am talking about, in the sense, that whatever we do as women, should be done in love, kindness, and we can influence our men to make good decisions, and to be the role model, and leader of our families.  Christ is that foundation.

But if we take it upon ourselves, to put the cart before the horse, we will just mess things up.  Thats another reason, why I advocate, holiness, and abstinence, before marriage.  You need to make the lump holy, by Christ.

I have learned through the years, in my own marriage, there is a right way, and a wrong way, to approach your man.

A true, man, also knows who he is, and will not let you, run over him, or put him down.  He demands respect.  But a smart woman, knows this any way, and does not test, the waters.  I have no idea, how much this could even affect, women, to avoid, marital problems, or abuse, for that matter.  Because I learned this early in my marriage.  But the mistakes I made, in the beginning, was due, to me, getting out of order.

It takes time, and it takes love.  But, after almost 25 years, we both learned.  And there are things, we both do, to honor each other.  I just believe, if you take this to heart, you take it to God, and you as a woman, stop emasculating your man.  You will let love, Gods love, have its way.

Women, do you emasculate, or put your man down?  Its time, to see, this, and stop, the damage.  Bind that spirit, of discord, of confusion, that spirit of control, that changes the role in your relationship and marriage, and give it to God, to change.  Release Gods ways, and Holy spirit, correction and love.

And let love, Gods love do a new thing.  “THE” Spirit of God.  You will see the difference, I know.

Just my thoughts, with love.  Elena Ramirez

Father, I pray you would be honored, and glorified, in all I do.  In my relationship, with my husband.  You have taught me, the difference.  So, with love, I pray, for others, who may have this problem.  I thank you for teaching us through the Holy spirit, the etiquette, so to speak, in relationships, in holiness, in matrimony, in honoring one another.  In not putting down our men. Lord, help any woman, any couple in this who may identify with this as a problem.  There is always a way with you, in Jesus name.  Amen.

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GIVING SOMEONE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT~SECOND CHANCES…..


I love second chances. I guess, I appreciate them, because God has given me more then a few to be honest.

And it is so easy, especially, as a Christian, to have high standards, and a sense of excellence, because we are children of the King, that we can have judgmental, and snotty, excuse the term, but snobbish, attitudes toward people.

I see, it, I know you see it too. And the thing is, we can let those attitudes get in the way, of serving God, and loving, and yes, they can even hinder our blessings…

I want to give people the benefit of the doubt, as well. I know what it feels like, even in Christian circles, and you are “marked” avoided, and just rejected.

People, are not always loving, kind, nor do they give the benefit of the doubt. To be honest with you, I write this, because I see right now, I need to give someone the benefit of the doubt. I need to walk in love. I need to be compassionate, and forgiving, and tenderhearted, and yes giving that benefit of the doubt, because Christ gives me the benefit of the doubt.

I know myself, and like you, yourself, you may have a tendency to bring out someones, shortcomings. You may do it indirectly, or directly, but there is an attitude about you. That expresses, to you, and to even others, who you are communicating with…..I am better then you! Or I even know better then you. I don’t want to be that way…..Its ugly.

We are all growing on the vine of Christ, at different places. So we are not all in the same place spiritually. And one should never make those kind of comparisons, because it opens the door to evil. God forbid…so I have to do my part too. Walk in love…

Dear one, if others see it. When we are like that…. What does God see? He is not a respecter of persons. He wants us not to be a respecter of persons either. In other words, giving grace to some but not to all. Whats that all about? Love, really is the foundation of who He is. And if we want to grow, we need to stop, and look, and begin seeing. Are we giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Or are we going to judge them, and not give them a second Chance.

A good place to ask….Is that jealousy? Is that pride? Is that the devil, in your thoughts, and you are allowing it?

What would Jesus do?

Just my thoughts, I share this in love, because I need to bring this to the throne of God, and ask for his help to love someone. In obedience, and yes love… And yes, give them a second chance.

Blessings, and much love,

Elena Ramirez

A PRAYER OF HONOR AND HOPE…

Father, I am your servant, and I humble myself before you.  I ask for forgiveness, and just ask for guidance.  Because basically, I am annoyed.  I don’t understand why I feel this way….but I bring it to the obedience of Christ, and I ask you to change this, and help me.  Help me to walk in love with others, and to not compare myself, or to compete, or to even be unhappy, when someone else is rejoicing.  I kind of feel like its gloating, but thats none of my business.  I just don’t want to lose my blessings, or hinder my relationship with you, because I am taking my eyes off of you, and looking at that situation.  I give it to you, and I ask that you bless that person, in all things.  I ask that you bless me too, but I sure do want to please you first.  So that I know, that I know, I am changing, I am growing, I am seeking your truth, and ways….and yes love, by the example of Christ.  Thank you Lord, In Jesus name.  Amen 

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IN GIVING ~ GOD IS THE ONE WHO REPAYS ~ DON’T LOOK FOR YOUR PAYBACK FROM PEOPLE


I laugh now, and its only been a few minutes since, this all played out, but I know, our hearts were in the right place….

Well, these last few days, have been extremely tight for us financially.  Hubbys, not working, my business, isn’t doing anything, and well Christmas is coming, and praise God, we have most of our shopping done.  So, there is nothing missing, or anything lacking.   But, when you are on a tight budget, you kind of watch your money.

Well, last night we went to Sams club, to get just a few things, and I had a few dollars, and as I walked out, I gave some money to the Salvation Army lady.  And a few moments later, as we are putting some of our groceries, in our truck, a man and a lady, came up, and asked for some money, they said they were down on their luck, and needed help.  Hubby, opened his wallet, and gave a few dollars.  So we felt good about that, and I just felt the Lord say, when you give to the poor, I will repay….

So, today, hubby is working on our bathroom, he is remodeling it.  And needed a couple of supplies.  He goes to Home Depot, and when he walks out, a woman, comes to his truck, and said,”Sir, I am really in a bad situation, I ran out of gas, and I went into the home depot, and no one would let me use their phone.  And there are a lot of weird people here, and I am scared.  Could I use your phone, to call a friend, to get some gas.”

Well hubby, took it a step further, he came home, (we live close to the Home Depot) and he had some spare gas in a gas can, and he went back, and added the gas)  Then, he pulled out a ten dollar, (his last ten dollar)  and told her, I am going to give you this ten dollars, and you go and get some gas.  And let me give you some advice,  like your dad probably would.  “Don’t set yourself up, when you have some money keep enough gas, in your car, so you won’t get stranded.”

She at that point, pulled out a debit card, that she said, had over $70.00’s on it.  And proceeded to offer it to my husband, or to make an exchange, for the gas.  Or for him to buy it, because she said, in exchange for his kindness.  My husband, said his first reaction, was no thank you.  He did not want to buy it.  But, at that point, she changed her mind, and was insistent on giving him the card, so he took it.  Though, he did not want to.

Well when we came home, we rejoiced.  First because we are givers.  We know, what Gods word says about giving, and we know that he says he will repay, if we give to hurting the lost, etc.  Well to make a long story short, this lady even though, we did a good thing for her, or rather my husband did.  She still lied.  The debit card, she gave him, wasn’t worth more then a dollar.

And when we came home, we laughed, because literally, we have given our last few dollars to others, just in a couple of days, but God knows our hearts were in the right place.   I would not say, we were hustled, because we saw the need, but I think our hearts are a little sad anyway, because even though we gave, and tried to help, a person, still tried to pull one on my hubby, and tried to make him think, she was repaying him.  But what she did, in the lie, was try to hustle him, but he had given anyway….

Well, this taught me something, and we know it anyway.  God is the one who repays, blesses, and recompenses.  The thing is we reap what we sow.  We sowed, what we could to help, and this lady, God bless her, even though she got a blessing, she still tried to make it look she was doing the right thing, and could not even be sincere, in not lying.  It was a hustle.  It just made us think was her motive, to try and sell that card to begin with?  Was the situation, about needing gas, a set-up?  I don’t know.

I just know, God provides for our needs.  Even when it is tight, with us, there is nothing missing, nothing broken, or even nothing wanted.  For God provides for our needs, in all things….Our blessings are always chasing us down.  Thank you Lord.  I know this time of the year, is hard for many, but if we cannot try to do whats right in the sight of God, and live life, helping someone, or doing the right thing, without, taking, advantage of someone.  Then truly, we cannot see what Christ did for us…..I am so glad, whenever rich or poor, I know who has given me the blessing, and I know, never to mock it, or compromise it, because the gift from God, is eternal, and it came with a price.  The life of my savior.

I hope, if you are a hustler, and you read this, you change your ways, so God can bless you.  And if you know the Lord, I pray, you just count your blessings, and know the secret of being blessed is because you give…..(my friend Mary reminded me of this).

And I don’t want this to turn you off, from helping, or giving, but be careful.  Tis the season, and beware of those, who do not know, Christ is the reason…..

Just sharing today, with love, just my thoughts…..

p.s. It has been a few days, since, this happened.  But yesterday, I went to Wal-mart and this lady approached me, and asked me, how was I going to pay for my cart.  I told her, that was a personal question.  She proceeded to tell me she had, gift cards, to make it easier….I just shook my head, but informed her, we had got hustled a few days ago…she hastily left.  I wonder why?  Folks, just be careful.  There are a lot of hustlers out there…..

My Prayer of Hope…

Lord, I just want to thank you, and praise you for all my blessings.  Lord, help us to continue to be givers, and to want to help, but to be careful.  There are evil people, who will try to take advantage of a situation, and hustle, or have bad intentions.  Lord, I don’t know if this woman, had gas, or not, but I just wish, she had not tried to make it look like it was something that it was not. By giving a bogus card.  It could have been different, and in this world, there are many hurting people, but they just don’t know your ways, so they have ulterior motives.  Lord, I just pray for your continued protection, even if we try to help others, give us wisdom, and discernment.  To know when we should, or should not even talk to strangers.  Lord, I pray for people, who are not honest, even in their communications, or they try to make more out of something, then it really is.  They just don’t get blessed do they?  When they hustle.  I know you bless Lord, and I will not look for my blessings from people, or any one else, but from you….In Jesus name, Amen

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I pray Numbers 6:24-26 for you.

Please check out my web page of Daily Bible Stories.  Blessed by a ministry that provides this.

Click this link.

http://home.comcast.net/~poetryofhope/dailybiblestories.htm

I invite you, to check out this link if you need to go to the throne, and make it right with God.

The prayer I have written is the basic sinners prayer….I encourage you to read it, and pray it.

God loves you, and it is so important that we are right with God, because we never know, when he will take our lives….Be ready, and prepared.  Pray this prayer….

Prayer Of Salvation

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