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.  

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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 

WHEN TO KNOW WHEN TO SPEAK ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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.

PLAYING THE RACE CARD MAKES YOU A RACIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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“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…..
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Playing the race card, makes you a racist.  And if you play that card, don’t be surprised, if the door swings back and hits you.  

Sadly, we look at someone who is a racist, and we hate, the injustice of it.  Usually, it is because someone, who is mean spirited, and hateful, that does terrible things to others.  Because of their race.  Do you see the full circle of it?  It causes hate.  Which is not good.  

Well, the sad thing, is when you start demanding your rights, because of your race.  And you pull out that race card.  Whether good, or bad, for your race, it is the same principle.  It makes you a racist.  I don’t care, what color you are.  That makes you a racist.

Hollywood, right now, is having a boycott.  During the Academy Awards.  By two famous, married actors.  And other high profile personalities.  Because of their race.  Because they did not get recognized.  Did you notice I am not mentioning them by their race?

I am not in hollywood.  I don’t play by those politics.  Or rules of engagement.  But, my goodness, what a gifted actor he is, and what a beautiful woman she is.  And they have had more opportunities, then me, or even the average person.  

I have always fought discrimination.  But in a different way.  By trying to make myself a better person.  By being a Christian.  By learning the characteristics and ways of my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus.

I am Hispanic. The stereo types of my nationality, of my race, have always put me at a disadvantage, when it comes to ignorant people.  From looking at you, to see if you only speak Spanish.  Or stereo type you by wearing a sombrero, or whatever.  When people even address, you by your name, and tell you, if you are “legal” you should vote for a certain person.  

This just happened to me yesterday.  Where I was in a discussion, on a political post.  For Ted Cruz.  And I called that person out, and I gave them a piece of my mind.  I write out conversations often to record my quotes, and thoughts, and this is what I said in this one.:

“Go somewhere else, another country!  With that discrimination, that is just like “the candidate you support running for office.”  But how dare you tell me this by my name!  Let me inform you, educate you.  You moron.  I am an American.  Fourth generation. That means my ancestors were Americans by birth.  It also means I am probably more American because of my indigenous roots.  This is what is wrong with your candidates agenda and fools that follow that kind of agenda.  You are prejudiced, and it shows.  I have nothing further to say to your lack of class and intelligence.  Have a nice day.”  

My response, and I can say it myself.  Sounds harsh.  Maybe not even the Christian way.  I am a Christian but I am not perfect.  And I understand the injustice of racism.  My parents, told me at an early age, what racism did to them being in the Eisenhower era, and he rounded up Hispanics.  And shipped them back to Mexico.

I have seen myself, being denied, respect, by my race, even in the Corporate business world.  And yes, it makes me angry.  But even though I may get angry, and I may give you a piece of my mind, I still want to take a higher road.  And sadly, yes, there are many ignorant, prejudiced people.  Who hate.  They hate by the race, by the package someone comes in.  

Martin Luther King, had a beautiful thought, when he said, and I am paraphrasing, “I want to be judged by the integrity, and character of who I am”.  He was a man of God.  And I know with compassion, because history tells us, of so many atrocities, that have been done because of race.  My heart breaks when I see, how it destroys someones confidence, because of mean people who are racists.  It is ugly.

So many, have actually used genocide, to wipe away a people, a culture, a race.  Jews, suffered greatly because of this.  But they don’t hate.  Now, what they do, is defend themselves as they should, but they don’t put people down.  They are a good example of what to do as well.  They fight back now.  

And if you have to fight, then fight right, by doing what is right in the sight of God.  God is love.  And we are to have the characteristics of Christ in love.  

But scripture also tells us, He is not a respecter of persons.  Maybe, if I did not have my American upbringing, knowing the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and my Christian upbringing, I may have just not said anything.  I may have let that lady mock me, and insult me.  But something rose in me, because I know God is not a respecter of persons.  

Acts 10:34 King James.  THEN PETER OPED HIS MOUTH, AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:

That means, He loves us all the same.  He looks at what we do, if we have accepted Christ as Lord and savior.  He looks, to see, if we repent.  For we ALL sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  He looks at our souls.  What do we have in our souls?  And if you are a racist, maybe you should see, by His example, that you should repent.  

So why should we be racists?  Why should any of us, take that kind of vision, that does not come from God?  Especially even now, I see it in this political campaigns of some.  

For even our King James bibles, and history tell us of wars, between people, and cultures.  

Do I want to engage in battle, over racial issues?  No.  

And I think we have a choice.  But we better look at who we like, why we like them, and are we someone, who wants to demand and play the racist card, because of race?  

I will defend you, if I see someone discriminated by their race.  Thats just my nature.  The big sister, who did not have a big sister to defend her.  But I like that same kind of defense.  We need to look out for one another.  We need to speak up.  We need to say, thats wrong.  Especially if we are Christians.  

I hope Hollywood, finds some kind of peace in this, but, again, I can only speak for myself.  I am a writer, I am a Christian writer.  I am an American.  Born and raised.  

But none of that means anything, unless I can write.  And prove it to God and others, that I write to serve my God.  But its not by the race card, I am playing to get recognition, or to even get a job.  Or getting a book deal.

Its by knowing what God says by my King James bible.  A true and holy word, that is not corrupted by men, or publishers.  It is…Applying it to my life, and to others.  Anything else is vanity.  Its being puffed up, and it is not worthy of recognition.  

For, it is taking, a gift of words, a knowledge that I have strived to learn, and commanding them to good use, for the Kingdom of God.  

With love, for myself, for you, for others….

Just as I am now, with….

Just my thoughts.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

I AM NOT BRAINWASHED I AM SOUL-WASHED ~ 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

What a mighty, good, and awesome, God I serve. Sometimes, just a thought, that He gives by the Holy Spirit, touches me, comforts me, and gives me hope. And all based on His promises from my King James Bible.

I don’t care what people think. They don’t live my life. They don’t know what Christ has done for me, how He has forgiven me. Extended mercy. Healed me, and so much more.

The other day someone told me I was “brainwashed” because I believe in Jesus. And I just said, I am forgiven. I am not lost. This person, laughed at me, and I shared Galatians 6:7. To show God is not mocked.

But when I was talking to my Lord, He told me:

“You are not “brainwashed” you are “soul washed”, because you believe in me”.

Thats the difference, and we should all know that.  But our minds can be changed as well.  By the washing of our souls.  We can have the mind of Christ.  

I CORINTHIANS 2:16 KJV

FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM?  BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.  

Enough, of people mocking, or putting down something that is holy and true. I know the difference. And I am so grateful for what Christ has done for me. And because I am soul washed, I will give Him glory, for the rest of life.

Some can deny Him, some can be ashamed, some can be quiet. To each their own. Sadly….

Some may not know. But I do. There is a God, He rules, and reigns. He is mighty and in power. The fool says there is no God.  See Psalm 14:1 King James.

I know there is, a true and mighty God.

I will not blame Him for my sins. My heartaches. I know we reap what we sow. From that above scripture.

And I pray to make it up to Him for the rest of my life, for His glory. I highlight this bottom scripture with quotes, to prove, He “WASHED” me from my sins.

I Love you all, I hope you know Christ loves you too.

Elena Ramirez

AND FROM JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, AND THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD, AND THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. UNTO HIM THAT LOVED US, AND “WASHED” US FROM OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD, AND HATH MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD AND HIS FATHER; TO HIM BE GLORY AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN. REVELATION 1:5-6.

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HOW TO ORDER BOOK “HOW TO HAVE FAITH ~ MY SECRET PRINCIPLES OF FAITH WITH A TRUE AND LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT” by Christian author Elena Ramirez


60010_10152112533963327_1777479104_nIMG_0053Hello, I want to introduce you to my new book:  

HOW TO HAVE FAITH~  

MY SECRET PRINCIPLES OF FAITH, WITH A TRUE AND LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I wrote this book, because as a writer, and as a Christian I see the need, for all of us to have faith.  

Many of us, have lost faith in God.  Many of us, have faith, but it may not be that strong.  

And there are some, who have no faith at all, and I believe, that the Lord has shown me principles, to establish, so faith can be evident.

So it can grow, so it can change a persons life, and so one can be fulfilled.  I know this book, is anointed, and will help so many.  

You see, I sensed, and felt the presence of God, as I wrote this book.  As He instructed me, and prompted me and even by the scriptures I use to make a point, to reveal the “Secret Principles.”  

And I know what it feels like to be numb.  To not feel any hope, or to just want to give up.  I understand that, and many, will go to other things, drugs, sex, money, anything to get their mind off of the pain, or the agony that so many have by just trying to avoid that sorrow, and sadness.  

But Faith, is what will get you through, and faith, will complete you as a person.  Don’t give up, get faith!  I know, HOW TO HAVE FAITH!  Let me show you by my book, what has worked for me!

In this book, I share “my secret principles”, I have learned to increase faith.  

Some of the principles you will find in this book include:

Believing with Confidence.

True Love Secrets

Repentance

Words that you speak

The difference in Bible versions

The Power of Love

Why religion can block your faith

Fearing God is healthy for you.

My testimony of faith……and so much more.   

 

IMG_0031This book contains over 500 pages of insight, thirty four chapters with more inspiration and truth from Gods word, the King James Bible and some of my testimonies, that have revealed to me, HOW TO HAVE FAITH.

I am taking orders if people want to order it. Please message me, to verify and confirm to me your interest. This is important, so I can communicate with you, and to give insight, of future delivery.

I am asking $17.00 for the book, and also asking $3.00 for shipping and handling. 

Making it a total of $20.00.  This is for the United States only.  

This is the address: You can send your check to: 

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Blessings, and love,

May God bless you, and strengthen you in your faith.

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh.  And I will give you an heart of flesh.  Ezekiel 36:26. King James version.     

God did do this for me, and I know He can do it for you too.  HOW TO HAVE FAITH!

Elena Ramirez

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DEMANDING RESPECT AND APOLOGIES TO BREAK THE CURSES IN YOUR LIFE….



Disclaimer:  Reader Please Note,  Do this, or do not do this at your own risk.  These are my thoughts, but you make your own decision.  My only motive and goal, is to bring hope to the hopeless, to those who have been disrespected.  Or feel they have no options.  Your not helpless!  Pray about it, and ask God.  He will guide you.  

September 2, 2012.

Curses, I have seen enough of them in my life, in my families lives, and others.  I believe God has given me discernment, and understanding, as to how they can happen.  But this post, is not about that, in the sense, that even though, I could write about them.  I will not.  There are some things, one may understand the mystery of, but you don’t give it away.  Especially, in a public forum like this.  No, if the right publisher or the resources came, yes, I would publish my writings on this.

But, I want to talk about demanding respect, and yes apologies, to break the curses.  In your own life.  So you can be healed.  So you can grow.  So you can have the confidence, that only Christ can give.  So, I give this away, from my heart, if it will help anyone.  To grow, to change, to be the person, they should be.

There are times, when you should demand respect, and an apology, and then there are times when you don’t you let grace, come in.  And you extend it, as Christ would.  But know this, Christ was not a pushover.  He told you truth.  Sometimes, even over throwing tables, in anger, but it was truth.  He was not a pushover!

Some people, will see your niceness, and consider it a weakness.  They will challenge you, they will try to make themselves superior over you.  Yes we are to treat people equally, but you need to be on guard.  Because they do not walk in love.   You need to be on guard to know this.  To stand on your own merit, in Christ.  But to be aware, that some people are not nice, and will take advantage of you, if you let them.  Don’t let them.  Respect yourself!

I consider myself, a nice person, a very nice person.  I believe I have the heart of Christ.  I am compassionate, I am caring, for my brothers and sisters, for the world.  For even helpless, little animals, that are abused.  I care that people, grow.  That they have a sense of who they can be in Christ.  For it is Christ that makes all the difference in a persons life.  He miraculously, changes us, to be like Him.  In love.

But it takes an awareness, it takes, obedience.  I have learned to be humble.  I have learned, from my experiences, why it is so important to have a flexible spirit in the Lord.  So, He can teach me.  So, I can be used by Him.  I am always aware of the characteristics of the devil.  And pride, is an ugly thing.  It blocks love.  It blocks our blessings.  But I am more aware of who Christ is, and who I can be in Christ.  The greatest of love, comes from Him.  His holiness.  Thats where the victory is!

So, I write this, not to puff myself up.  Not to say its me, but to give glory to God.  For, no, it is the Lord, who has taught me, and yes shaped me, from even the experiences, I have had, where people did not respect me. From even fights from my childhood.  Knowing, how cruel people can be.  Nor did they care, if they wounded me, and left me to die spiritually.  Even from family.

But it is Christ, who has taught me to fight.  And fight a good fight of faith. Not like the world.  Not like the devil.  But in prayer, on my knees, walking in love.  Walking in His truth.  This is how I have now learned to fight.  Knowing I do not fight flesh and blood, but principalities in high places.  Ephesians 6:12.  So I put on the armor of God.  To withstand in the evil day.  You know the Lord, is gracious, He is kind, He is merciful, in things, but in His ways, this is what, I also hope to fashion myself after.

But lets get one thing straight right away.  God is not mocked.  God, may let you think you have gotten away with something, but He will have His final say.  So, I see how my Lord is in this.  I know, I sin, I come short of His glory.  But, I see, the favor, and blessings, of integrity, and honor, when you respect yourself.  In Christ.  And for the record, because God is not mocked, if you are obedient to God, He will defend you, when you are mocked.  Because you are His servant.  People have no idea, the curses that brings when you come against a servant of God.

If we only judged ourselves……but if people do not have that discernment to apologize, and to treat you kindly. It is your responsibility, to demand respect and apologies.  You are not meant to be someones punching board.  Or someones stepping mat.  With words or with physical abuse.  There are some people, who will not give you that respect, if you demand it.  So be aware of it, even now as I write.  But those people, are not worth your company, or your love.  So let them go.  Life is too short, to keep trying to make a wrong right.  Or to break the curse in them.

There will be a time, when you see, that nothing you can do, stops this.  That you have done all you can.  By praying etc.  You tell me even now; Elena you have no idea.  My demanding respect, will not change this.  Then get away!  God will make a way.  Even here I implore you, be safe.  Do not return evil for evil.  Do not get into unforgiveness, or even revenge.  Get away from the devil.  Get away from the traps, for your own good, and peace of mind.

Maybe you cannot even demand apologies.  Maybe this is a situation, where someone is in authority over you.  So you have to keep your cool.  But you can demand for yourself, a better way of doing things.  Through Christ.  God will provide.  But do not stay in a place, where even your meager requests are not honored.  Or where there is abuse.  No one should have to go through this.  Just be wise!  Pray!

Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong, and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever, thou goest.  Joshua 1:9

You need to break the curse in yourself, and in your own life.  For your own well being, for your peace.  For your self-esteem.  For your strength, that only Christ can give that.  For you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.  The only way, to do that is by Love.  It takes love, Gods love to strengthen you, to recognize, when people do not honor you, or respect you.  If you see the key signals, like avoidance, defiance, judgement, etc.  These people do not love you.

You are hoping, against hope, that they would honor you.  But if you do not train people, to respect you.  They won’t.  You do not react as they do.  With words, with vengeance, or with returning evil for evil.  No you, speak words, that edify yourself, that person, and more then anything that brings glory to God.  You speak Gods word, for He says your the head, and not the tail, as you obey Him.  He says you can do all things through Him for He strengthens you.  He tells you, that you will be hated.  But that He has overcome the world.  And so can you.

But do this, knowing this word.  From God.  He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame:  and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.  Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee:  rebuke a wiseman and he will love thee.  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser, teach a just man and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:7-9.  

So who are you dealing with?  Someone wise, who honors God, or someone who is just rambling.  Who is a scorner.  Look at the clues.  Proceed with caution….

He has so many promises, but you have to find them in His Holy word, and again I interject, look at the King James Bible for the powerful words, that shows you who you are, and how to live life in Him.  He sent His word to heal us, and deliver us from destruction.  Psalm 107:20 (paraphrasing)

Someone recently told me that words are just words.  And that just told me, how little this person knew.  For we have power, of life and death in our tongue.  Proverbs 18:21. Read it from the King James version. Even though, they tried to puff themselves, in pride at me.  When I started recognizing that spirit, that was not humble, not considerate of me.  I knew I only had one option, and that was demand an apology, and respect.  I was not going to get into the curse, of unforgiveness.  Or to continue in an argument, that really was to be honest, not making any sense.  It was so trivial.

And I will say this even here.  Because the Lord commands me, to forgive others I do so automatically.  I do so with a heart to please my Lord, because He has forgiven me of my sins.  I know the difference.  With forgiveness, and without it.  And I would rather have it, so I ask God for it.  With a humble heart even daily.  I pray to keep my heart soft and tender.  So, I have forgiven everyone, who has hurt me, offended me, treated me shabbily, and who has not for the record, apologized to me.  This has healed me, and comforted me, so much, that I do not have a root of bitterness.  But you have to nip it, at the seed.

But I do not have to accept disrespect, or defiance.  Rudeness, rude words, or someone who is totally inconsiderate to me.  Thats not extending grace, that is giving someone permission to treat you rude over and over again, unless you break that cycle.

You have to recognize, and respect yourself, to demand that respect, and that apology.  I mentioned, in my last post, about sending love, breaking curses, making amends with family.  Because you only get one family.  But, I mentioned, my own immediate family, with God, as our foundation, and my husband and son.  Well one thing, that works for us, is we demand apologies, if that person offends.  If that person, in our family, says something, that is mean, or cruel, or insensitive.

We stop, we say “Hey, I want an apology.”  And that family person, stops, recognizes the injustice of it, and yes does apologize.  This is one reason, why we have unity.  It is called respect.  It does not mean, that the other person, is right or wrong.  But when you say something, you are held accountable.

They are not just words.  You cannot sling words, without, knowing this comes from the abundance of your heart.  And what is ruling your heart, God or the devil?  Do you want to really wound others with words, when you can control them, for your own good?

So when this happens, you have to stand your ground.  You have to break the curses.  This may be hard, for someone, but I would rather, respect myself, and respect who I am in Christ, then to continue, not growing, or not changing to who I should be in Christ.  So I have learned this.

People will treat you, the way you let them treat you.  Isn’t it time to break the curses in your own life?  You do it with Gods love.  For him, for yourself, and for others.  You know with discernment, the difference.  Christ sacrificed for you, on the cross, so you could see who you can be in Him.  To break curses.

I recommend, that you do write out your stipulations.  Put it on paper, on the computer, on someones e-mail etc.  And format, and make it a contract, that these things must be done.  Write them a letter.  Mail it!  Explain, why you want an apology.  Don’t just throw it out there, if someone, is just mocking you and disrespecting you anyway.  Make sure, they know you are serious.  Some will just erase your thoughts anyway, but if you can make sure they do read it, so send it in various ways.  Send the message, that you will not be treated shabby, and you do not appreciate defiance, and disrespect.  Tell them!

Write it out, write out your stipulations.  So they can even see later, the error, of their ways.  This is not judging them.  This is discerning, when people are not being who they should be as well in Christ.  This is telling them, enough.  This is what you have done.  I am communicating this, because it is wrong.  I will not argue with you back and forth.  These are my standards, respect them, or leave me alone.  Like I said, don’t be surprised if they do leave you alone.

But at least you have stopped the curse.  You have rebuked the devil, in the name of Jesus.  You have stopped the curse of someones mean, and cruel words.  You have reversed the curse!  Don’t you dare, let them tell you something that is so against who you are in Christ, that belittles you!  Tell them no, this is not true.  I am a child of God!  You then have gained ground.  You have stood still, and let the Lord fight the battle.  For the battle is the Lords…..

Pray for these people.  Pray the best for them.  For you see, that someone hurt them, and they did the only thing they knew.  To protect themselves.  They learned the sin of offending.  No one apologized to them.  They do not know how.  They are defiant, and disrespectful.  But…..Don’t be like them.  Break the cycle, break the curse.  Always be careful.  For we don’t know how people will react.  But you can protect yourself.  And gain, self-esteem.  Again forgive, but do not get caught up in the curse of this.  Grow in Christ, and His love.

And with this last thought, as I conclude.  Demanding respect does not always mean you are “demanding.”  In asking for an apology. It could also be saying, I love you, I am being firm in this, because I want God to bless you too.  Knowing, God lifts the humble, but turns from the proud.  If you see this, and have a change of heart, then your on the way, to the blessings….

Likewise ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder.  Yea all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility;  for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.  I Peter 5:5-6

 Blessings, in Christ, Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez

Father, I thank you, I praise you, I exalt you.  I honor you.  I pray, for any thought, or any word, that I say, be brought to the obedience of Christ.  I pray, to know who I am in Christ.  Lord, I do want to always have a forgiving heart.  But I see you.  I see that you are demanding, for us to obey you.  Your commandments, your authority.  I know in order, to reap blessings, I have to honor and respect others as well.  But I do not have to become someones, stepping stone.  Or used to be a punching bag, because they are frustrated.  Or they do not know how to walk in love.  I thank you for what you have been teaching me, about curses, and breaking them.  I thank you, that you teach me to honor myself, because of Christ.  Not being puffed up, or rude, for love, is not that.  Love is kind, love is considerate.  And even here, I write your words.  To guide me, to guide whoever needs to see this.  Lord send angels to protect.  To comfort.  This could cover so much, and as I write it, someone could see it, and it means something totally different, because of their circumstances, so I want to be careful, but we need you first and foremost.  I pray all who is in need of wisdom in this, would seek you first, and foremost.  Help them!  In Jesus name.  Amen

Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind, charity (love) envieth not, charity (love) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easy provoked, thinketh no evil.  Rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth.  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity (Love) never fails…I Corinthians 13:4-8

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