BUILDING WALLS DESTROYING BRIDGES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AND THEY THAT SHALL BE OF THEE SHALL BUILD THE OLD WASTE PLACES:  THOU SHALT RAISE UP THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS; AND THOU SHALT BE CALLED, THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF PATHS TO DWELL IN.  

ISAIAH 58:12 KING JAMES.

I suppose, building a wall and destroying a bridge as a metaphor, is something, we all do by instinct.  Though, I would never, ever suggest, that literally.  

I am just thinking today, though, how we all either build a wall, or destroy a bridge to protect ourselves.

I suppose you do that if you have been hurt by others.  And sometimes we build a wall, or destroy a bridge, even with those that have not hurt us, but because we have been hurt, its like an instinct, to do either.

I never really thought of it, but I suppose I do it too.  And I always like to express to others, why I do what I do sometimes, because communication always clears the air.

But when folks, build a wall up, or destroy a bridge with me, I feel helpless.

I cannot scream at them, or whisper, or even call them up, or write a letter.

(For,I have written many letters that some are read by some, and some I just keep to myself, because it is my outlet, to soothe my soul.)

But I cannot tell them this, because they have closed the case, or built the wall, destroyed my letters, and so I see them destroying the bridge.  If that makes sense.IMG_0577

I have been seeing this a lot in my life, symbolically, where I am thinking, I could have courage, to try and communicate, by climbing the wall, or trying to repair the bridge, but I am weary.  Too many bridges have been burned in my life.  Too many walls have gone up.  

And when they won’t let me communicate, or they will not make the attempt to communicate as well, I don’t know what else to do, but just leave them be.  As much as I love them.  

I admit it.  I don’t have the bounce, I used to.  Life is so unpredictable.  Sometimes, we just cannot see where the bridges are, because we allow the walls ourselves.

I know God knows, where the walls are, and I know that He allows some walls.  As for repairing the bridges, there are some bridges, that should not be repaired. And I ponder on this too.  

But when you are going through it, sometimes, you cannot see that.  You want to build a bridge, or knock down the wall, but you just cannot.  Something holds you back.  I have held back.  I know it, I see it.

Silence, has not always been golden but it is now my wall, that I hide behind, and my own bridge. That I have learned to use. For myself.  And if folks cannot respect that, then they really are not meant to be in your life. 

Sometimes….You just cannot comprehend, or understand why there are walls, and why bridges have been destroyed.

What I have learned, is to keep walking.  Or crawling, but I will not give up.  As much as it hurts.  As much as you have to cry.  Or clean up your own wounds, from battles.  Christ is there.  Cleaning up the wounds.  Putting salve on your heart, and hurts.  I know He does this for me often. We all have our own griefs.  I know I have had mine.  And I will not compare my griefs to anyone! I refuse to do that. It is not healthy spiritually, or physically, mentally, etc.  

But I am not letting go!  Of Gods hand. Keep walking, keep going on.  Don’t look back.  Keep walking with Christ.  Let Him guide you.  Run that race.  Never give up.  This is what I know.  Just don’t give up.  Like the scripture says, run the race.  This is what I intend to do.  

HEBREWS 12:1  KING JAMES  

WHEREFORE SEEING WE ALSO ARE COMPASSED ABOUT WITH SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT, AND THE SIN, WHICH DOTH SO EASILY BESET US, AND LET US RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.  

There is light, there is hope.  There is another chance.  Even if walls have gone up, or you yourself have destroyed bridges.   Get out of the darkness.  Get into His light.  His holy King James truth.

And again don’t use anything else but that!  It is holy word, not corrupted.  Folks, you want Gods voice in a matter, not a voice that is disobedient to God because the words were changed.   But many folks do not see that…

Anyway…

Don’t look at death, but look at life, and how Christ represents life.  How He promises to give life, and life abundantly!  

THE THIEF COMETH NOT BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY:  I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.  JOHN 10:10  KJV.  

This scripture says so much, but look at it carefully.  It says they “might” have life.  But that’s up to you.  Because He will do His part, if you do yours. 

It is a choice.  Always a choice.  

AND IF IT SEEM EVIL UNTO YOU TO SERVE THE LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE; WHETHER THE GODS WHICH YOUR FATHERS SERVED THAT WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, OR THE GODS OF THE AMORITES, IN WHOSE LAND YE DWELL; BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.  JOSHUA 24:15.  KJV.IMG_1574  

I choose hope, life, and love.  Always! Because these things come from my Lord. 

Watch your words, oh my watch your words.  

DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE:  AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF.  PROVERBS 18:21  KING JAMES.

If some folks only knew what they say, or share in just words.  If only they could see, that they are allowing some things spiritually, because they just cannot see the power of their words.  Stop saying you are dumb. Stop being in denial.  Get some backbone, when it comes to being accountable.  Admit your faults, because truth is we all have them. Stop saying you are weak.  Start saying you are strong.  

BEAT YOUR PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS, AND YOUR PRUNINGHOOKS INTO SPEARS;  LET THE WEAK SAY, I AM STRONG.  JOEL 3:10  KJV. 

Stop looking at darkness.  Death. And think about it, if you have survived the battle, you are strong.  Stronger then you know!

When you are on a train, and it goes through a tunnel, you don’t jump out of the train.  You stay on and in the train till it gets to its destination.  Hold on!  And open your eyes, there is a lot to look for.  As you come out of that tunnel. To Believe in.

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Keep walking.  If God means for bridges to be rebuilt, and for walls to come down with some people.  He will show you.  He will help those folks, to get stronger, with more courage, and love.  Keep praying for them.  For revelation.  For understanding.  They may get back in step with you, but until then….

Keep loving them even in your memories, but keep walking…..

Do not stop and have a pity party!  Theres no time for that any more, I feel that for myself any way….So much time has been wasted. 

I believe that is a word for me, even now.  That I claim.  I am praising God, as I walk through the doors.  

I KNOW THY WORKS:  BEHOLD I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE AN OPEN DOOR, AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT:  FOR THOU HAST A LITTLE STRENGTH, AND HAST KEPT MY WORD, AND HAST NOT DENIED MY NAME.  REVELATION 3:8.   

The door may look closed to folks, to those who have not supported me in my ministry.  To those who have just mocked me, stood on the sidelines, because I share my testimonies, and they can’t even share a post of mine. To encourage someone, but I know it is opened, I just have to walk in it.  By the way, I forgive them.  They know not what they do.  Christ said that, and I remember that too.  

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Because the walls He has built, are eternal, and the bridges He has established, comes from the cross.  Of our dear Lord Jesus.  And I can only hide behind those walls, with Him, and walk that cross, as the bridge, careful not to destroy my walk with Him.  

This bridge can never be destroyed.   I Praise you Lord, thank you for my salvation.  I am not ashamed of who Christ is in my life.  And I will with all my heart, try to obey.  I know my own faults, but you have held me.  Thank you Father God, glory and honor to your name.  My Lord Jesus.  Amen. 

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Hope this blesses you, in Christ, Happy Mothers Day.  To all mothers.  

Elena

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PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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I love how God makes connections, and yes even in prayer.  

I see how He uses, the prayer, of a righteous person, to avail much.  

CONFESS YOUR FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER, AND PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER, THAT YE MAY BE HEALED.  THE EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILETH MUCH.  JAMES 5:16  KJV.  

He seems to bring everything together, for a heart, that loves Him.  I see His hand in prayer.  I know about prayer, because I was conceived because of prayer.  Long story short, mama could not have children, my father prayed for me, I was conceived.

Because I know that God knows us, I know, I am also called to pray.  

BEFORE I FORMED THEE IN THE BELLY I KNEW THEE; AND BEFORE THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF THE WOMB I SANCTIFIED THEE, AND I ORDAINED THEE A PROPHET UNTO THE NATIONS.  Jeremiah 1:5  KJV.  

Think about that.  God knew you during the time, of your growth in the womb.  Makes one sad, when we think of all those, that do not even make it out of the womb, because  their mothers, did not see the value of life.  Or even in knowing God.  Sad to see, abortion or infanticide accepted.  

I pray, even now, they open their eyes, to God.  Each child has a gift, that God has given, which leads me even more as to why praying for one another is so important.  

So, as I continue in this thought of prayer, I want to encourage you to pray.  To think about getting right with God, in the sense, so you can be righteous, and your prayers will count.

Get right with God.  It is a process, even in just being able to have access to the Holy Spirit.  But I know God even hears the cry, or the desire of the heart, if we come before Him, humble, and even repentant.   See, if there is sin there, God says, He will not hear.

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

So, the goal is always to get right with God, especially if you want Him to hear you, but also to answer you.  In prayer. 

I know a lot of people don’t agree with my method, in this, but as a Prayer intercessor, I actually believe in re-dedicating yourself to God, to get results.  By repentance.  It clears the slate. I know people don’t agree, because they have challenged me.  But, I know God does give answers.  So don’t ever give up on prayer.  

And well, to conclude this, somewhat, pray for others.  Pray for those who have hurt you.  Pray, because maybe inadvertently you may have hurt them too.  Just pray for folks.  Remember, when we get our eyes off of ourselves, onto God, for others, He hears that.

Remember Job from your King James bible?  He prayed for his friends.  And God answered him, and blessed him, and gave him double for his troubles.  He came out of it, hurt, but with a very humble and repentant heart.  

Look, its imperative that we are praying before trouble happens.  Its imperative, that we believe in miracles, before a miracle is desperately needed.  If we all increased our prayer life, to be dedicated in that, I think the world could, and would be a different place.  I believe we could avoid things, troubles, situations….

Right now, I am praying for someone I know, that I call a friend.  She needs a miracle.  She needs God to intervene on her behalf.  I won’t say what it is, but I know she does need a miracle.  An answer to prayer.  

The enemy, has tried to divide us, as friends and I see it.  And the circumstances are so out of my control.  But I also see, I need to pray for her.  God knows all the details.  He understands, and has a way.  But I am dedicated to pray for her.    

It seems like we are trying to be accountable with one another, we are confessing our faults, and even though their are wounds, we are trying to walk in love.  I don’t know where our friendship will go.  But I do pray God bless her, especially now.  

I pray she gets an answer.  Will you pray for her too?

In any event, I do want to give you a secret to praying.  That I believe I have learned….

Don’t have anything against anyone.  Don’t covet, or be jealous of them.  Or anybody for that matter.  Be happy for people.  Forgive people.  Release, resentment, or offenses, and just really pray for someone.  Even someone who has hurt you, or someone you have hurt, or someone who you are no longer in contact with.  

Theres are spiritual ties, that you can receive, in a negative way, that can interfere with your prayer life, if you hold onto these strange resentments, jealousies, or hate.  I believe they can block prayers from being answered.  So I try to be careful in these matters.  

Pray to God, to ask God to help you.  Remember Job, again God blessed him as he prayed. For his friends.  And his friends, were somewhat judgmental, perhaps a little jealous, and they challenged him.  They spoke truth, I believe, but you know sometimes, truth can be harsh.  After all, Job, had terrible losses.  He had suffered quite a bit.  But Job would not let them have the upper hand or let them make him feel inferior, even when he answers them, stating:

BUT I HAVE UNDERSTANDING AS WELL AS YOU; I AM NOT INFERIOR TO YOU: YEA, WHO KNOWETH NOT SUCH THINGS AS THESE?  JOB 12:3  KING JAMES.

Job, is a great example, even to me, in situations with friends, because I have lost a few friends.  Even Christian friends, and I know one thing about myself, is I never have been jealous of my friends.  And I am happy for them.  I cannot recall ever putting a head trip on them, because of what they had, or who they were.  When they are blessed, or if they are blessed.  

If something is wrong with them, in the sense, that they may have character flaws, at this point, I just pray for them.  I try to extend grace.  Maybe I do come across judgmental, in other matters, but I try not to be….  I try to extend grace with truth. But oh well.  But I know the difference.  

In fact, I pray for them now, because maybe I wasn’t mature enough when I knew them either, I don’t know, I guess, I relate to Job in a lot of ways.  I may have stopped praying for them, when our friendships ended.  But lately, God has been putting it on my heart to pray for those who hurt me.   To forgive.  To walk in love. Like Job did. 

So, I will pray for people, and I pray, I release them, in all things.  I think there is a secret to just accepting people, extending grace.  And being happy for people.  When they are happy.  Or blessed.  

So pray for your friends, be careful with the jealousy, and comparing yourself with others.  Because truth is, we all have our faults.  We all sin, and we all come short of the glory of God.  

I think there’s the secret, when we can repent, and just love, forgive, and pray for one another.  No matter what.  The greatest commandment is to love, God, and then love others.  Be accountable.  Be apologetic, I know it soothes my soul, when someone apologizes.  

Job is a great example of how God can bless someone, as he prayed for others…..

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

I hope, you pray for one another.  I hope, I gave you indicators, a hint, to see, what God says about prayer, and how prayers can be stopped, if we are not right with God.  Or even others.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

REMEMBER THE LOVE THE GOOD TIMES TO GO ON EVEN IF YOU ARE HURT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3480REMEMBER THE LOVE THE GOOD TIMES TO GO ON EVEN IF YOU ARE HURT ~ By Elena Ramirez

Sometimes, people have to speak things over us, by God so we can see it. So, this is what I will do for you, as my husband spoke this over me.

You see, I had a very dear friend, who I loved dearly. And we were friends for over 25 years. I loved this lady dearly, and you know what she loved me. She was a very generous lady, a very kind lady, in Christ. We both were prayer warriors.

But people change, and I suppose I did too. And well the enemy divided us up. I never thought, I would see that day, but it did happen.

And I won’t go into all the details, but when respect is not given or received, or when one is rejected, well one walks away. I did. Maybe I misunderstood, but since she would not clarify it, thats what I interpreted.

Anyway, long story short, its been over a month. Since we have talked. And I don’t expect her or me to budge in this. Its not that I have pride, but I know when I have done all I can and so, I know I could not add anything more.

But I found myself getting bitter about it, angry, yes I told her I forgave, and I do. But sometimes, you can war within yourself in these matters. I did.

Last night my husband and I were briefly talking about it. And I said, I just feel indifferent now. Not that I don’t care, because I do, but I just am disappointed.

He told me, you know, you need to just let it go. You outgrew each other, and just remember the good in her, she is a good person, and for what it was worth, she blessed you, you blessed her, and now its done. Its over.

Something about his words, ministered to me. I went to sleep finally at peace about it. I prayed God bless her. She is a very kind, and generous person, and she made me laugh, and we were good friends, but sometimes, things change.

People outgrow each other, for different reasons. I suppose she outgrew me, and not that I outgrew her, because I accepted her as she was.

But I accept her choices now, and I RESPECT, her reasons. Even though I do not understand. I can go on.

Perhaps, you struggle, with someone, from your past. Someone you love. A friendship, or even a love. Remember the love, the kindness, the friendship, and don’t demonize them, or hate them, but just release them, with the love, the good that bound you.

See you have to make sure poison, of unforgiveness does not affect you. You have to make sure you are doing your part according to Christ. I cannot control the situation, but I can control how I react to it. I release her in Christ, because she was a gift.

There is a saying, if you love someone, let them go, and if they are yours they will return. I love my friend, enough to walk away, and let her go. I don’t seek to return, to her, nor do I think she seeks to return to me. It is what it is. But I accept it now, with forgiveness in my heart.

But I have peace, and thank God for the times, we were friends, it nurtured me, and I rejoice in the gift of what it was then. It was a gift.

But some gifts, are returned to the sender. No matter what the heart felt intention was. If it was not true, it will show itself. See gifts are just something that is icing on the cake.

But if the sentiment, does not follow up with respect it does not prove itself.

Oh well. God bless your day.

By Elena Ramirez

 

A FRIEND LOVETH AT ALL TIMES, AND A BROTHER IS BORN FOR ADVERSITY.  PROVERBS 17:17  KJV.  

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 

WATCHING THE COMPANIONS YOU WALK WITH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3138WATCHING THE COMPANIONS YOU WALK WITH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

 
I learned at an early age that people can influence you. They can corrupt you, they can ruin your life, if you don’t get wise.
 
Wisdom, sometimes, it does not come till much later in our lives. Because we have to learn through our mistakes. We learn through our sins, we learn through the lack of progress…
 
At least I did.
 
Anyway, I feel like I need to write this for someone. To warn you. There is….
 
Someone, that just is not good for you. You know it, but you need to know what God says…. Because you keep going with it. Maybe you love that person, maybe you keep forgiving…. But the bottom line is this person is destructive, and will be the ruin of you.
 
You are unequally yoked with this person. There is no understanding, or respect to you, for your love for God. You need to get away….
 
Scripture tells us to not be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. I could write the scripture down here for you.
 
But you need to start searching, and growing in the Lord.
 
Get a King James bible. Then get a concordance, a good Bible King James bible app. Put in the words, “unequally yoked.” Or righteousness, darkness, also as options. To find the scripture. (clue its in II Corinthians)
 
Keep growing my friends, and be careful who you walk with….
 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH ~ DO YOU USE IT OR ABUSE IT? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2523.jpgFREEDOM OF SPEECH DO YOU USE IT OR ABUSE IT? By Elena Ramirez

I am grateful to God for our freedoms, here, in the United States.  Many are using that right, even now with our new President.  Donald J. Trump. To protest, and express how they feel.  But they cross a line, when they riot.  

I do not agree with many of these views.  Because they are not my core values, but I do respect freedom of speech.  But what I see, is many hide behind their computer, or even publicly say, and do things with freedom of speech that makes me cringe.  They abuse it. 

So lately, I don’t know, I have been seeing a lot of abuse. By many. And I guess it even concerns me, when I see a brother or a sister, in Christ abuse it.

People, I love.

Look, God gives us each a conscience. But maybe you will just consider what I am about to say as love. Maybe a guideline to help you.

But let me ask you a few questions…
Is what your sharing, is it truth?
Is it a lie?
Is it love?
Or is it hate?
Is it mean spirited?
Is it something, that will bring understanding?
Is it something, that is not a bad example for others to learn from? Hmmm.
Is it something that respects?
Is it something that disrespects?
Does it bring unity to us as Americans, and yes even people of other races, creeds, religions etc.

Or does it set out to cause division?

Are you promoting life? Or are you promoting something that hurts life? And takes it away…..

Is your agenda, Gods agenda?

All of these things are just things we can miss. I know, I probably do. And for that I repent to God. We need to find the balance. I am not your conscience. You are. I know, myself, I have erred….

But I also know…..

If God is your savior, you know, He knows your thoughts…..

But there are things, I just shake my head at, because its as if the person, is not really thinking…..

For, when I see a brother or a sister, playing with someones emotions. And they put out something, that may make ME sympathize with them, and even bring out outrage, or anger, because they were hurt, or insulted, and then THEY say;

“Hey I was just playing with you” I was pulling your leg.

I look at that as very immature.

Its a spirit, you are releasing that is a lie, and then you call it a joke. It harms your spirit, because you are practicing lying….

You have to look at the fruit of it, and what it gives, and what it does for you. And yes even others.

I don’t trust lies, or liars, and when I see someone who I trusted use that kind of illustration, to make me think different. Or to play with my emotions. I do, no longer, trust the integrity of that person.

Its like the analogy of the little boy, who cried wolf. Making people believe him, but when they saw the lie, they stopped believing him. But the sad thing happened, the wolf really did appear. No one believed him, when he truly spoke the truth….

Look, I want to be very general about this. But lets remember.

Freedom of speech is a gift. Its something we need to honor, and protect. It should not be used, to incite, evil, or violence, or anything that goes against what Christ taught us in love. The report, should bring light, not darkness, to ourselves or others.

Yes, and truth does not always means it won’t hurt. It will…

But, use love if your going to bring truth to it. Look, I am a warrior, but even God teaches warriors to be diplomatic.

I take to God what my KJV Says, and I don’t want to just pick and choose, for my purposes.

Just food for thought, this morning. Freedom of speech…do you use it, or abuse it?

FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE THINK ON THESE THINGS…..THESE THINGS WHICH YE HAVE BOTH LEARNED AND RECEIVED, AND HEARD, AND SEEN IN ME DO: AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU. PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9. KJV.

I just realize if we are going to use our voices, we really need to stop, and think, and be responsible.  

Accountable to God and others.  In love… I never want to abuse this gift.  

Blessings in Christ, Elena Ramirez 

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..

A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.

Friends, I take that word seriously.

I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.

But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.

Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.

Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.

You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.

If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.

I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.

I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.

I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.

Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.

I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.

I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.

I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.

So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.

Elena Ramirez