DO YOU WANT GOD TO BLESS YOU BUT YOU DO NOT BLESS GOD? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


DSC_0015I feel like I am in fifth grade, and I have been given the assignment to explain this:  

Do you want God to bless you, but you do not bless God?  

I have to explain it.  Its on my heart.  It makes me sad for God.  I actually feel the emotion, and the tears, when I think about it.  

Why me to explain it?  I don’t know…. but it does make me think, it makes me want to bless God.  

I guess, because I am older now.  I guess, because I see the error of my ways, in this lifetime of mine.  I see, the wrong turns I took.  I see the sin in my life.  I see, the lack of love, I had in my life time.  I see the lack of guidance I had.  The loneliness, the self-esteem issues I have had.  I see, I reaped what I sowed, so to speak according to scripture.  I see, the gifts and callings I had, like singing, or even my writing….. And I just see, and I have said this before, I see, I missed the boat, the plane, and the train…

But what if?  What if I had the seed planted in me, at an early age, to bless God?  Not just wanting God to bless me, and lets be totally honest, because we want God to bless us, but if I had the desire to bless Him.  Would my life been different?  I don’t know.  But I think it would have.  

If I ever get grand babies, and I pray I do, I hope I can teach them to bless God.  

But I can only concentrate on this moment.  Oh if only, I could plant the seed in you, to plant that seed in others.  So it would grow fruit, and other seeds.  Perhaps that would bless them.  But it would bless God.  

I say that, because I see the world we live in.  I see brothers and sisters in Christ, who are my brethren, but we do not all agree.  I see, so many deceived, by using the per-version, of different bibles, in the versions they choose, that are not King James Bibles.  That are perverted.  

I see the Prosperity messengers, screaming, “holler for a dollar, and name it and claim it.”  But they do not teach first and foremost the salvation message, to get people to see who God is.  To fear God.  To repent even daily, after Salvation.  To make it right with Him, to see Christ as Lord and savior, before they even dare to ask for anything from God.  

I see the lost.  I see the atheists.  I see people hating, and doing deplorable things.  I see the fruit, that is rotten.  

I see things, even in my beautiful America, that are no longer, sacred, holy, or even considered history.  There is hate, among people, races.  Authority is not respected.  Or honored.  Freedom of speech has turned into hate speech.  Life is not honored, and the innocent, babies, that are slaughtered, daily, in the name of choice.  

Yes, I see things, but I know God sees everything.  And how that must grieve Him.  It has to.  These things we see, cannot bless God!

And there is no one, calling out to bless God.  Or at least I don’t hear it.  Maybe you do.  Do you?  I hope so.  I hope, whatever church or religion, you have, has that motto to bless God.  

And I don’t like the word religion when it applies to me, because religion is, rules, regulations, rituals, and traditions made by men, and groups.  And I don’t have “a religion”, I believe I have a relationship with my maker.  

My maker.  My creator.  The Lord God, who is worthy of all praise, glory and honor, for who He is.  For all that He has done.  For His mercy, goodness, kindness, and love.  This being, who gave us this earth.  And gives us life.  Good food, and every perfect thing.  

Think about it.  Our lives are meant to glorify Him.  We are created in His image.  He gives us a soul.  A mind, a heart, to choose him, or not.  He is a gentleman.  He never imposes His thoughts on us.  He gives us a choice.  

Who has throughout time, been there, yes silent many times, but my King James Bible has showed me, that He has had relationships with many.  

Beginning with Adam and Eve.  They had no fear of God, or she and he would not have believed the lie from the devil.  And eaten the fruit.  I always say this, but if only they had gone to God, again…. and asked Him.  God would not have lied.  He would have reaffirmed His truth.  He would have told them, the devil is a liar.  Believe me, and only me.  But they did not ask, and they disobeyed.  

And we all somehow or another, reaped that sin, of them, and it is the same thing today.  We do what we want, and we do not ask God.  How sad.  But we can ask Him…. if our motives are right.  If we think before we ask, whats my part in this?  Will this bless God, if I go to Him in prayer first?  Before I do anything.  

No wonder God tells us He lifts the humble and turns from the proud.  

I think its sad, because I know God would want to do more for us, if we had only tried to obey Him.  Our world, would be different, if sin, had not entered in the picture.  

But its not too late, or at least, I see that for me, any way.  I can try and live my life, obedient, to Him.  Whats left of it….To give Him glory and honor.  I don’t want to leave this earth with that as a question.  Is my salvation in tact?  And how to bless God?  

To think about blessing Him, before I even think about asking Him to bless me.  I mean after all, He has done for me in my lifetime, is that too much to ask?  Bless God….

Friends, I truly hope you take this to heart.  I could write a book on it.  As I could on so many things God has placed on my heart.  But at this point in my life, I think I just need to focus on blessing Him, and in little things.  A little photo, that I share, a little inspiration, that I call “just my thoughts”...a little prayer for somebody, and just a little chat, as I come to His throne….to tell Him thank you Father.  But always acknowledging Him.  Never ashamed.  How can any of us be ashamed, when He does so much for us?  

Thankful for the miracles. That I can say look what God has done for me.   Every thing He has provided…..

You know…. 

The enemy has blinded so many of us.  Even in our silence….where people do not say anything, even with courage, to acknowledge God.  Cowardly, they do not stand for right. They have no David in them I think…. To go after the Goliath.  

And then….Again with Bibles that are not holy.  Where words are distorted, corrupted, no longer holy.  Where the majesty of God is undermined, in these phony words.  And, in stealing that praise that God so deserves.  By even denying His existence.  By changing His Holy word.  How insulting.  And even worse, you know this truth, but you do nothing.  

But let me tell you a little about the God I know.  Though He is love….He is not mocked.  And He keeps His Holy word.  That I call KJV word.  I know His ways are excellence.  I know prophetic words will come true.  Christ will return.  Christ will come for His own.  And the world, will reap what it sows.  The devil, and all his “accusers” will be sent to hell, and hell is a tormenting place.  The wrath of God will be known.  And many will regret their denial of Him.  Because He cannot be denied.  

If I could plead with you, I would tell you even in this analogy.  Repent.  Get right with God quick!  Use a King James Bible.  Throw those corrupted bibles away.  Part truth, part lie.  

Because we never know.  Throw away pride.  Get hungry and thirsty for righteousness.  Acknowledge God, in all your ways, and He will direct your paths.  Be obedient, not only for your sake, but your family, your loved ones, but more for Him.  

BLESS GOD!

That would bless God.  That would give the devil a black eye.  

Develop your relationship with Him…..  

Its so sweet to know Him.  Jesus, is the perfect example of love.  And I pray, never to take for granted what He did for me on that cross.  His suffering, pain, agony, and by His stripes we are healed.  That means spiritually and physically.  

I could never ever, repay Him for that.  I could not.  I know who I am, and I know how weak I have been.  In so many ways…. it makes me sad.  I did not bless God growing up… but I am so grateful at this moment.  

That I just want to thank Him for everything.  I just want to bless God.  I am not super Christian, I am not trying to puff myself up.  By even writing this.  

But, I will say this….You don’t know me, you don’t know who I am, or what I have gone through.  That even brings me this to write this.  How dare anybody mock someones faith?  With or with out knowing.  

But He does know, and it so humbles me, that pride that characteristic of self is evil.  Its comes from the enemy.  And it has shown me the danger, that I know that is a characteristic of the enemy.  

I want nothing to do with the enemy.  I renounce him, even as I write…..

But I love Jesus, and I thank my God the father, by the Holy spirit….

I know we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  

But I want to bless God.  I hope you do too.  

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

I WILL BLESS THE LORD, WHO HATH GIVEN ME COUNSEL; MY REINS ALSO INSTRUCT ME IN THE NIGHT SEASONS.  PSALM 16:7.  KJV.  

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES:  HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH.  PSALM 34:1  KJV.  

THUS WILL I BLESS THEE WHILE I LIVE:  I WILL LIFT UP MY HANDS IN THY NAME.  PSALM 63:4 KJV.  

BLESS YE GOD IN THE CONGREGATIONS, EVEN THE LORD, FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF ISRAEL.  PSALM 68:26 KJV.

O BLESS OUR GOD, YE PEOPLE, AND MAKE THE VOICE OF HIS PRAISE TO BE HEARD:  PSALM 66:8 KJV.  

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL:  AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.  PSALM 103:1  KJV.  

BLESS THE LORD, YE HIS ANGELS, THAT EXCEL IN STRENGTH, THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, HEARKENING UNTO THE VOICE OF HIS WORD.  BLESS YE THE LORD, ALL YE HIS HOSTS; YE MINISTERS OF HIS, THAT DO HIS PLEASURE.  BLESS THE LORD ALL HIS WORKS IN ALL PLACES OF HIS DOMINION:  BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL.  PSALMS 103:20-22 KJV.     

 

BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON….
Sometimes, we stop, and we say, why Lord, why?

We wonder why we have taken this path in the journey of life? Or why circumstances have led us to be where we are, doing what we do, and we wonder…

If you are wise, you will repent, for your part in it.

For circumstances, out of your control that has made you broken, God is merciful, and God will have vengeance. And can bring a restoration…

Just trust Him….but more then anything go to God. With all your soul, with all your might, and let Him see your broken heart. Your brokenness.

THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT: A BROKEN AND A CONTRITE HEART, O GOD, THOU WILT NOT DESPISE. PSALM 51:17 KJV.

Comparing ourselves, in the good, or the bad, with others really is not healthy for ourselves. Don’t do that. Let God have that doubt, or envy, or frustration.

For those of us who have been broken from time to time, we have a resilience, that motivates us to go on, move on, in Christ. No matter what. Because if you have made Christ your Lord, and savior, you know all things are possible.

Let me repeat that all things are possible with God. STILL…

No matter what life says, you are, or people say you are, or even deny what you do, or cannot do. God always has the final word.

He says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. PSALM 46:10 KJV.

When you feel broken, lost, hurt, abused, alone, remember to be still in your heart, knowing who He is. As the saying goes, “Let go, and let God.”

Let God be exalted in your heart, among people, as you give God glory, and in all you do. Like the scripture says…This is how you are healed. In that brokenness. Do that with all your heart, and you will see the healing process….

This is how you go on…..I know.

By Elena Ramirez
https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

KNOWING THE DANGER OF ANGER ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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When I write these posts “Just My Thoughts” or anything I write I usually do it with the goal to help someone, including myself.  Writing is an outlet, a way to express myself, that sometimes I am at a loss of words to speak.  

But when I write, I usually write from experience.  I mean who wants to listen to someone who does not understand, really what is happening, or who wants to listen to someone who may not even have the experience in some matters.  I do have that understanding in anger.  

After all, I am a warrior.  In many ways, I fight.  I fight, for what is right, and I fight for survival.  I fight, if I have to fight.  But in that I have also seen anger rise up in me.  I have seen a side of me, that has lost control.  And actually that is not a very pretty sight for anybody.  Because one can say, or do things, that are irreversible.  One can make some mistakes, that after the fact, will show no self-control.  And regret.  

Regret, is a terrible thing to have, even if you feel God forgives you.  Even if someone else forgives you.  Because if you have no self-control.  You see yourself, the error of not having self-control, and it will grieve you.  I have been grieved.  

And you need self-control.  You need to let the peace of God really rule your heart.  You cannot have that without Jesus.  Seriously.

I understand this.  I understand the anger in me any way.  I may not understand your anger.  But I understand, how hurt, pain, sorrow, no resolution to issues, can affect your spirit.  In anger.  Anger if not checked, can grow, and fester into a fire, that becomes out of control.  

So you need to know yourself.  But more then anything you need to know Jesus.  You need to know what He says about anger, and you need to know if you do not fix this even at a moment like this, where you are maybe at some peace, but you recognize the characteristic in you.  It could get out of control.  You want to be able to see it, stop it even now, and prevent anger.  

The thing with anger, and I have seen that in myself, is that something very trivial can set it off.  Spilled milk.  Seriously, self control has to see the symptoms, to stop it.  To give it to God.  

Yesterday, I was angry, for a moment.  Frustrated, and I cried out to God.  Please help me.  Because I have been dealing with something that has made me angry, for a very long time.  But I have been hiding it.  And yes, I have been dealing with it, but it could have gotten very out of control yesterday, but it did not.  I thank God.

I do not want it to be expressed in anger.  I want it to be expressed knowing God has an answer.  That peace, will rule my heart.  That I have control, because of who Christ is in me.  Just that cry out to God, helped me.  Because I realized, I need Him.  I surrendered myself to Him.  To His authority, to His ways.  To His truth, and love.  And the anger passed.  And to His glory, something happened, I got hope in this matter.  

I want to encourage you.  Because I know who Christ is.  And there is nothing too big, or too small for Him to handle.  He wants to help you.  But you have to let go of that pride, or anger, or self-will that says, I don’t need Him in this.  You do.  Believe me, you do.  We all need Him.  I don’t care who you think you are.  Those attributes you may have, or those characteristics that have been a part of any kind of success, you may have, can be gone.  So you need God. 

He is the only one who can change our hearts, our minds, our souls, our spirits.  Whatever it is friend, He can resolve it for you.  It may not even be in your time, but if you do your part, to begin the process, you will see the progress.  HE sees us, HE knows we need Him.  But we have to do the calling on Him.  He is the King of Kings, and Lord, of Lords.  He has the ability, we just have to submit to Him.  

I hope this helps someone.  I truly believe the Lord has me writing this for someone, who is so on the verge of exploding, that the consequences could be detrimental to your health, to your well being, to someone you love, or even your career.  Don’t let the devil have his way in this.  

Yes, we are all entitled to be angry, now and then, but in that anger, be careful it does not turn into sin.  Or you go to sleep with anger, there are reasons why God warns us not to do that.  

BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT:  LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR WRATH:  EPHESIANS 4:26.  

Give it to God, even now.  Give Him your anger, and sin not. He will help you.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez

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AMERICA AND THE WORLD WE NEED GODS LAW TO LIVE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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

Whats on my mind? Whats my thought for today?  Well, I do have a thought, now and then. This morning, I did think about how naive I was growing up. How rebellious I was.

How I wanted what I wanted, and sometimes, you want something, but you don’t know how to go about it, but you do your thing anyway. Wisdom has taught me, at this point of my life, that yes being naive, being ignorant to Gods ways, and His truth, if you ignore, does not benefit you, but hurts you.

God has His ways, His plan for us, but if we don’t know truth, or knowledge, or His “law” which many Christians confuse with the law of sin and death, that we are free from in Christ. They think grace covers it.

Wrong.

We cannot have grace, unless we repent, and are mindful to His truth. We need Gods law. We cannot reach our potential. Those laws, have principles, that bring truth to us, to live, a better life. Even for eternity.

So when I see teachings on not knowing the law, of God, from people. Or some that teach you don’t need to know it. I get that red alert.

All I know, is if I am trying to do my part in every way, I can, according to God, I can come to His throne, reassured, to ask, so if there is a chance, a possibility, a way, a miracle, that I can tap into. Because of who He is. I want it with all my being.

God does not flip flop. He gave that law, and its in the Old Testament.

But we have our part. And with all my being, I just submit to Him. I trust and obey, and that enemy has to flee.

But again, today, I thought, how silent God is, especially when we disregard these truths, and we ignore what He says. Even in the Bible we choose. I have learned the King James is Holy and anointed. The others are not. They are actually corrupted, because they disregard the commandments not to change, add, or delete them.

I want miracles, for me, and for you. But we have our part. I get sad, because so many times, people think you are judging them. But really you are warning them because you love them. Because you love Him.  So this is not an argument.  This is the beauty of America, and freedom of speech. 

Oh well, today, I pray to trust and obey. I pray, He is glorified. I see my beautiful America. And I see this land is precious, because of our forefathers. They gave us the Constitution, they gave us the Bill of Rights.

God gave us Cruz, and America is still missing it. I pray, we wake up.  I think of the world and its condition, and I see at least in my thinking, how much Gods true law would benefit us all.  Not in any kind of religion, but in His truth as a relationship. 

Scripture says, we need the law, or we are cursed.  I think if we knew better, we would embrace that law quickly.  

BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED.  JOHN 7:49.  KJV. 

Praying in Christ today, I am trusting God.  And His law….

Elena Ramirez 

 

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WHEN TO KNOW WHEN TO SPEAK ~ 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

Do you ever sometimes, feel helpless, when people say mean things, and you don’t want to argue, but you know you should say something, but you don’t?

Well there is wisdom in that.

But, there are times wisdom should give you the boldness, the utterance, to stand and speak against something, or someone, a thought, an ideology, because it is wrong.

There is something fascinating, about sometimes seeing someone speak their mind. And even if it shocks you sometimes, you may admire someone, who does do that. Or be in shock, because they did, and you have no words, for that.

Timing is everything, because if the moment goes, and you don’t speak for or against that, you could lose your chance. I often pray for wisdom in this. Because there are some things, no matter what you say in return, it won’t matter.

Yet there are times, you cannot be so passive, or naive not to say something, because it gives someone with a bully mentality, permission to keep doing something like that.

I always look at the root of why someone, says something, or does not. And it always comes down, to what kind of spirit do they have? Is it love? Which comes from God. Or is it hate, which comes from the enemy, the devil?

I have asked God for discernment, to know when to speak. To know when I should take and use the authority, God gives me. I have not fine tuned this, but I do pray, for wisdom. Because there are some things, you have to say, in the name of Jesus, that is wrong, when people say some of the things they do.

But, may I add, God can fine tune me.  

I just know, as an American, I have freedom of speech, and so I use it.   I will not let people intimidate me, or try to make me feel insecure, by my race, and I guess I am writing this, because yesterday, just by my name they tried to use a racial insult, to try and do that, and I told them who I am.  

As an American, and as someone who understands and knows the Constitution, etc.  But someone, who has mastered the English language, that kind of slant against me, would not work.  I will not let people tell me I don’t have that right, just because of my race.  

No matter what the situation, with God, you can speak up.  And you get courage, you get wisdom, and you call it for what it is.

But I tell you, because I have learned this…..Glory to God!

If you bow before God, you can stand in front of anyone.  

PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT, AND WATCHING THEREUNTO WITH ALL PERSEVERANCE AND SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS; AND FOR ME, THAT UTTERANCE MAY BE GIVEN UNTO ME, THAT I MAY OPEN MY MOUTH BOLDLY, TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL. FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS; THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY, AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK.

EPHESIANS 6:18-20 KING JAMES.

I AM A “FAITH HELPER” TO HELP YOUR FAITH IN GOD ~ 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....

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 title this post this way, to make the point.  That I know, that I know, I am a faith helper, to help you, and others in their faith in God.  But I want to make it clear from the beginning.  Its not about me.  Its about God.  Its not about fame, or prosperity or even being acknowledged.  Which can easily begin pride.  

You can know something, but you don’t have to have pride, when you do.  Many times, people will have gifts and callings, and they forget it is a gift from God, and they think its all about them.  They think they are, then superior.  They think, that the ability they possess, is the reason for their success.  Or that separates themselves from other, and makes them better.  Wrong.  Why?  Because first of all God is not a respecter of persons.  

FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD.  ROMANS 2:11

Well, I want you to know and more then anything else in fear of God, I tell you… God wants to get glory in it.  

I AM THE LORD:  THAT IS MY NAME:  AND MY GLORY WILL I NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER, NEITHER MY PRAISE TO GRAVEN IMAGES.  Isaiah 42:8

And, anything, I do to help you in your faith.  Because again, God has gifted me, for His glory, is to show you His ways.  So He can be glorified.  And truly He does deserve glory, for all of the wondrous things He can do.  And does.  For His creation, for His power, for His healing abilities, and so much more.  For He gives life, and He can take it away.  His ways, are not like our ways.  

FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS, MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD.  Isaiah 55:8.

So, how do we begin, to get Gods thoughts?  How do we begin to get His ways?  I believe with all my heart, it begins with the bible we use.  You see, the King James is old, and has been preserved.  For over 400 years.  God knew.  Just this century men, and publishers began playing with the Holy word, and changed it.  They disregarded the warnings.  But we can see the warnings from the King James.  To get Gods thoughts.  To get His ways.  And I think if we begin to see that, we can begin to have faith.  

We live in a world, where faith, is not always encouraged.  If it was, everyone would be talking about who God is.  They would acknowledge Him.  They would not deny Him.  

Just recently, I saw a motivational speaker, talking, about the abilities people have to get success, or to make a difference in this world.  And this person, did have a sense about him to inspire.  To motivate, with good ideas.  But there was one thing missing.  And that was the foundation of knowing God.  And bringing God into the conversation.  Without that foundation of God, we have nothing to stand on.  

You see, without God, we are missing the point.  We are missing, the truth in why we are created.  Our thoughts, become empty, humanistic, without, seeing our whole being, really does depend on who God is, and who He is in our life.  We become self absorbed, but that can be cold.  That can be empty, without the spark that God can give, and because of who He is.  I wrote more about that in my page above, entitled “Conversations.”  Where I was discussing it with someone.  

Anyway, we all need help.  There are times, we have to come to the bottom of the barrel, if we do not make God a priority.  Life is not easy.  And when there is an enemy, who Christ warned us about, who comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  Without God in ones life, we can fall.  We can be our own worst enemy, because we have not make Christ, the way, the truth, and the life.  

But there are things we have to begin to do.  We have to develop our faith.  This is why I wrote my book.  “HOW TO HAVE FAITH”   By Elena Ramirez.  http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com  

There are things, I have learned, by trial and error, as well with success, how to develop my own faith.  But you have to try.  

If you deny God, you deny the only true chance, to be the best you can be.  With or without gifts and callings, if God is not the foundation of your life, your life, will truly not meet its potential.  

Once you stop denying God, and start searching for Him, you are then on the road, to make Christ the way, the truth, and the life.  You also though, have to have good doctrine.  And this is so very, very vital, to finding out who God is, but also hearing His voice clearly.  To have the mind of Christ.  

I say this, again, and again, because there are many bible versions out there but they have been corrupted, by the revisions, and changes.  The voice that comes from the King James bible, is the voice that is spoken by the Holy spirit.  But if you make changes to that, you will not hear Gods voice, but the voice of some publisher, or dude, or dudette, who changed it.  And that voice from its origin, is not the voice of God, but the voice of the enemy, the devil.  And this is where the deception is.  I know along with this more then anything, you have to be careful, in which bible you choose.  

Not only do I warn you.  But you must know, according to scripture, we are warned, not to change, add, or delete it.  The most strongest warning comes from Revelation 22:18-19 and this warns one could actually lose their salvation.  Please see it. 

I do recommend the King James.  

So pray my friends, draw close to God, learn who God is.  Seek Him.  Seek to obey Him.   Be thankful to God.  This is also a very important key.  We can overlook.  Start appreciating and thanking God, for every little thing.  Even if it is little.  Little things grow.  Look at it as seeds.  

I do want to help your faith grow.  I do want to help you.  But you have your part.  If you deny truth, if you deny true instruction.  You will not get the results you long for.  

You see, you have gifts, and callings yourself, that can bring glory to God.  But if you do not get this right, even here to begin with, you will not meet your full potential.  You will miss it.  

You could miss it so much, you could lose your Salvation, because you were deceived.  Heaven and Hell are real.  But if you do not search for truth to find heaven, Gods way, you could be your own enemy, and make hell on earth your reality, and future after death as well.  

This is very important to see.  Because sometimes, we are given chances, but if we do not do what is right, we can set the plan for even eternity.  You do not want to miss it.  

So, I pray, you are inspired, to talk about God, search for God, and truly sense with Him, and in Him, you can meet your potential.  Studying Gods word, your King James Bible, and hiding it in your heart, will produce the fruit that gives evidence to your own faith. 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

IT IS WRITTEN, THAT MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.  LUKE 4:4.

WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE EXTREME AND TAKE A STAND ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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The promptings from God, require that sometimes you have to be extreme and take a stand.  Even here to say, I am a Christian author, tells others, that I am a servant of God.  So as a servant of God, I sense and see that this comes with great responsibility.  Because of who God is, and His plan.  

What I have learned, is God is very strategic.  He has a plan for everything, and when things come together, there are miracles, there are answers, and there is evidence.  And this always gives God glory.  

So because I know that, I have to discipline myself sometimes to take a stand, and yes be extreme.

Growing up, I always tried to take the middle road.  I tried to avoid conflict but it somehow or another found me.  I tried to do things my way, and well, if any of you know me, that did not turn out too well.  

I wanted to sing, and be another Diana Ross, that did not turn out well.  But, yet, I knew if I wanted to sing, I had to stand in front of an audience.  I did.  I sang.  And I was not a bad singer for the most part, though, I can laugh a little about it now, but I would sing spanish songs, and I did not know the words, I just imitated the words.  

People saw through that.  I saw through that, and I gave up.  Maybe I could have tried at it harder but I gave up.  I did not like the lifestyle.  I did not like being in bars.  

I did not know Christ as my Lord and savior, so I was very misguided.  I always say, I missed the boat, the plane, and the train.  But did I?  And in this cycle of life, success, can still come around….  

Yet in my writing, well thats different, I do get extreme, and I do take a stand for who I am in Christ.  I strive for truth.  I speak Gods truth from my King James bible.  And that gives me the greatest confidence, ever.

I know I was meant to write for the Lord.  Success, well according to the worlds standards, I may not have accomplished that.  But there is a real wonderful sense of just knowing truth, and knowing who God is, and being able to articulate it to someone.  To perhaps help them.  To share knowledge, to inspire someone, to bring truth.  And yes to always try and give God the glory.

So, why am I writing this?  Because I have learned, and I am still learning to stretch myself.  To know, sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone.  Growing up again, I was not encouraged to do that.  No one took me by the hand and said, Elena you have to be bold.  You have to be strong, you have to do this.  

In fact, maybe you can relate.  But I have found, to survive sometimes, and yes thrive, you have to reach out, and grab the ring, and hold on.  You have to try…..

I get frustrated with people, who do not try to grow.  Who just take, but do not give.  Who sit around on the sidelines.  Yes, I know God loves them, and so do I, but they don’t inspire me.  I like being around people, who try.  I am inspired by those who know every day is gift from God, so they try to bless God in return.  

But I have noticed, those that I admire, have a boldness, a confidence, a sense to reach out and try.  When I see people, are just handed something, even in their looks, but they use it for the wrong thing, I think what a waste.  

Now I have had confidence issues, self-esteem issues, but deep down inside, I know who I am in Christ.  And Christ tells me I can do all things through Him.  Phillippians 4:13.  So I take that to heart.  I don’t give up.  I have not reached a measure of success, in my life financially.  

But I live a good life, a clean life, a healthy life, and a life of love.  With my family, my husband and son.  With God front and center, in all my thoughts, and decisions.  And the love I have….they are gifts, but gifts I do not take for granted.  Yet, I still long to do something great, to at least say I accomplished this, and for God.  

So maybe my inspiring you, can be that great thing you can do.  You see, just getting by, just standing on the sidelines, may make you safe, or so you think, but what if God wanted to use you for something, and you don’t want to take that stand?

You might, you could miss out, on the greatest opportunity that ever came your way.  “Could have, would have, should have”…..might be the questions you asked yourself.  If you are not bold, and extreme.

So you have to be prayed up.  You have to just make a commitment, to be ready for that opportunity.  It may just require you to be bold, and take a stand, and be extreme.  Get the word of God, the King James word….because to be honest the enemy will try to stop the plan of God in your life.  And you always need a defence.  

Just remember this, and I guess this is the scripture that inspired me, but I don’t want to be ‘lukewarm” in life.  Neither cold nor hot.  And when I stand before God, I don’t want him to say I missed it.  Over and over again.  Something about pleasing God motivates me, and inspires me…  

SO THEN BECAUSE THOU ART LUKEWARM, AND NEITHER COLD NOR HOT, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH.  Revelation 3:16. 

Because you know that if you ask Him, He will use you.  It may feel uncomfortable, but you will grow, and gain a strength, and a sense of who you are so much, that it will build your confidence.  

So get ready, to be bold, and extreme.  And then just walk into your calling, and blessings.  

Much love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez