NOTE TO SELF: ABOUT LOVE… By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3017.jpgNOTE TO SELF:

Concentrate on the love. Not the differences. Love a brother and a sister in Christ. Avoid, spats, minor, differences of opinion. Pray for others, whether right or wrong, we are called to love one another. Not just by word, but by spirit, and truth, as we worship our Lord. He sees. He knows.

Forgive, some things are not even worth pondering on. Yes, keep your dignity, in Christ, but as you sometimes shake the dust off, keep walking in love….Love never, ever fails.

Love is what Christ said we would be known by. Whether a baby Christian, or a seasoned Christian, does not agree. We are supposed to be on the same side. Love fears God. I do…..

Signed, In Christ, and His love, 

Elena Ramirez 

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THE POWER OF RELEASING SOMEONE IN FORGIVENESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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

I know, I have written a few things on forgiveness, but I want to take this in a different direction.  And that is learning to release someone in forgiveness, by telling them so.

Have you ever apologized to someone, and you know you made a mistake, and so you apologized, but they did not acknowledge your apology?  They ignored you, or remained silent.  Or still continued blaming you in unforgiveness?

This has happened to me a lot.  And many times, I just walked away sad, because what I really wanted to hear, was I do forgive you.

I learned, to say, I was sorry, at a very, very early age.  I had a strict mom, and I wanted to please her.  Now, I was not a model child by any means.  And I still am not.  Even as a child of God. I make mistakes.  In judgment, I do often in fact.  I pray not to do so, but sometimes, well, I do.  

I pray, God guide me in this, but one thing I have learned, is not to carry any kind of guilt, or condemnation, from myself, or others, or even from God.  So I repent first to God.  Then I apologize to others.  I humble myself, even sometimes, when I am right.  But…

If it does not feel right, I know, as an unction from God to release it.

But there are people, I love, people I admire, people I respect, that may not see it the same way as I do.  

And so what can I do?  But just pray for them myself.

You see, I believe there is a power, in releasing someone in forgiveness.  It takes away pride.  It takes away, any kind of self control in the matter, that can be manipulative, to have someone indebted to you.  I know where that spirit comes, and I get right to the root of it.  It comes from the devil.  

I do not want to be indebted to the enemy in any way.  In even a legal way, where he can accuse me or, try to take my blessings.  I don’t want to be indebted to anyone, nor to myself, in the sense, I want to carry a grudge.  Because if you do not release someone in forgiveness, you will carry a grudge.  

You have not taken the final step, to release that person, from that offense, so you will ponder on it, and you may grow a seed of hate.

How naive we all can be.  By not forgiving someone, or releasing them in forgiveness we have to know what scripture says, and God says if we do not forgive our brother, our friend, etc.  He will not forgive us.  

MATTHEW 6:15 BUT IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES.  

I don’t want that.  I don’t want that hanging over me.  Its strange, but lately, for whatever reason God has been showing me this….  I have been thinking, or dreaming of people.  I have known in the past.  Those that were even family, or friends, that are no longer friends.  They are not in my life.  And I just have had a sense, God was trying to get me to repent, and to forgive them.  So I have.  I may not have thought, I had not forgiven them.  But you know God knows our hearts better then we do. Now, I cannot contact them, but God knows.  

But, I think we can close the circle, when we have a chance. When we have a chance to ask someone to forgive us, or to even find a person, and say…..I forgive you.  Or say.  I am sorry.  

But I really want to impress upon you, to release them by telling them you forgive them.  As they apologize.  And we all know…

More times, people do not apologize.  Even if they don’t ask for it.  Tell them you forgive them.  Why?  Because you don’t want that garbage in you.  That can grow into hate.  Maybe somehow you will remind them, that this is what God wants for us all.  

What a release, it is.  What power, you feel from heaven, above.  A cleansing.  I cannot explain it.  I don’t know all the benefits of it.  But I look at it as someone who was in chains, and now no longer in chains.

And in order to keep those chains off, I keep forgiving.  I keep asking for forgiveness.  From God and others.  In fact I do this daily, because I still make mistakes.  

You see, I actually do care, and I do want to be accountable to God.  To others.  I want to work out my salvation, clear of unforgiveness.  

I think of how many times, an apology would have blessed me, comforted me, soothed me, and even proved love.  And when I did not get it, a wound, may be healed.  Because I know what God says….

But it is always tender to the touch.  I have enough scars about me, to know this to be true.  So grateful for the armor of God, to quench the fiery darts, even when I am not released in forgiveness.  

I hope this blesses you, much Love, Elena Ramirez

FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER IF I COULD WARN GIRLS AND WOMEN OF THIS I WOULD ~ 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

To live happily ever after….

If I could warn girls and women of this I would….and that is don’t give yourself away.

Don’t take your sexuality, and give it to any man, without marriage.  Without God, without holiness.  

Don’t sell yourself short, and lose something that is precious to God, and to you, and that is virtue.

Virtue.  No body talks about virtue any more.  Nobody, tries to instill that in our society.  Or teach that to our women.  

Well I will.  And it may fall on deaf ears….  

But, when I even see a Christian organization, using wording that mentions prostitution as a “high class call girl”:  To describe a womans journey to know God, and they describe her as that, what kind of message is that?  

There is nothing high class, about a woman, desperate, enough, to sell her body, to get money.  To have someone pay to use her, that is nothing short of prostitution.  I don’t understand call it sin!  Sin made her a prostitute.  

So our society, and our world, and even Christian organizations do not see the evil of this.  Or the danger.  Or the sin.  You know we all make mistakes.  We all want to believe in love.  We want to hope that when sex happens its with the right person.  But God has a way, of showing us that is wrong.  Its called sin.

And we really should take it to heart.  We really should see, God called us to holiness.  He called us to honor Him in this.  

So we live in this society, that every where you turn, sexuality is promoted.  And it contributes to so much heartache, even sexual diseases, and truth of the matter is, when a woman gives herself to a man.  She disarmed herself.  

You see, all is not fair, in love and war.  And when a woman gives herself to a man, he has taken that which is holy in the sight of God, and she is no longer worthy to be cherished.  Like the saying goes, why buy the cow, when you can get the milk free.  And women need to stop this!  Stop treating yourself like a piece of meat.  

Or giving in, to every man, or any man who can give you nothing.  But sadness, loneliness, heartache, and yes shame!  Just for a night.

Theres something to be said, about waiting till marriage.  There is something to be said, to honor God.  There is something to be said, about the mystery, between God, a man, and a woman, when holy matrimony is presented before this sexuality can be uncovered.  It makes the foundation stronger.  It brings true love, to a man and a woman, who can grow into love, with each passing day.  It gives them both something to look back on, and say, we did it Gods way.  

I know, that this is true, because I will be honest, every man I met, who did not want to honor me in this way, I walked away from.  And when I met my husband, he listened to me, and he agreed.  We waited till marriage.  

I saw my worth.  I saw, I needed God more then ever.  I saw I needed to obey God.  I saw all of my mistakes, and I saw how life was passing me by.  I saw how sin destroys lives.  And I saw I needed to do things the way of the Lord.  I saw that I had to be strong in this.  I saw I could not waver.  I saw that my happiness depended on Gods blessings more then ever.  And HE does bless.  

I think when a woman learns this, repents to God, and sees the error of her ways, she is on the path, to doing it the way of Christ.  Not the world.  And it makes a difference folks, in the relationship.  I know, my husband and I are, evidence of this.  

Sin is a natural destroyer.  It comes to kill, steal and destroy, and that means your personal happiness.  In the spirit, we may not understand everything about it, but when sin is present, the presence of God, is not there.  But when God is in the midst of a couple, who do things His way, there is power.  In holiness, without sexuality first.  There is love.  For God is love.

I know this is my secret for a happy marriage.  I know it.  And I do not judge anybody in this.  But I am telling you this, because it works.  I tell you this, because our little girls, see all this crap on t.v. and in the movies, that they don’t even try to hide, and it is not the natural thing to do.  If our girls learned this, from our women, we might have some integrity, some honor to show for it.  It produces holiness, which always brings God into the picture.

I just feel for women in this.  I am sad so many do not have happy marriages.  Or a mate, who is ordained from God.  

Men should treat women with respect.  Men should also promote abstinence before marriage.  They can live happily ever after too.  Dont take that which belongs to God.  Before holy matrimony.  

But we see so much of this animalistic approach, that says, try it out before you buy it.  What a cheap, and degrading approach this is.  This does not satisfy the heart.  No, not at all because it removes the one true ingredient, and that is God.  And God is love.  

All I know, is that on earth as it is in heaven.  There is a covenant, between God and women, and men.  And when sin is present, that covenant will not hold, it will not stand, it breaks.  Adultery…..

I write about this in my book.  How to have Faith.  The title of the chapter is my Secret to true love.  And this is it.  

http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com 

Christ will return friends.  And He is coming for a church, a body of people that is without spot and blemish.  

THAT HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING, BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH.  Ephesians 5:27.  KING JAMES.  

Read this, and see, if God was in your marriage.  It would not have any blemish.  Repentance.  Cleans the slate.  

You know you could start all over again.  If you only would see the value of virtue.  If you let the Lord build your house.  ABSTINENCE.  

Being old fashioned, is not a bad thing, it really is a good thing, and sometimes we have to judge ourselves.  We have to see the error of our ways.  We have to see what works, and what does not.  And I am telling you this.  Because it does work.  

Holiness works, for true love.  For a happy marriage.  If I could save your marriage, then that means Christ saved you, to find that happiness.  

So you met this wonderful guy?  Great.  But don’t give yourself away.  And don’t give what could be the only thing you have to ensure, you can live happily ever after.  Let God build your house.  Psalm 127:1  KING JAMES.  

EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT, EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY, THE WATCHMEN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN.  

God has a plan for your life.  Never sell yourself short.  When with God you can have the best.  

WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN?  FOR HER PRICE IS FAR ABOVE RUBIES.  PROVERBS 31:10  KING JAMES.  

Invite me to your ladies group, church, or function, and I would be glad to share with you this truth.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez