MY THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS FOR 2017 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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My Thanksgiving Thoughts for 2017

by Christian Author Elena Ramirez

It’s a day before Thanksgiving, and I am grateful to God.  This year has been tough on me for a few reasons.  

Its been a struggle in many ways.  I have been challenged by life, by health, by friends, by enemies, by finances, by my own habits, and sometimes, you just have to grow.  But God has been with me, and guiding me through it.  I am grateful.  Thankful, stirring up my faith. 

I have grown.  And I truly believe I have in many ways.  I have had to go to the enemies camp and take back my respect.  Maybe someone does not understand that.  But when you trust people, and they immaturely reject you, or do not honor you, you stand up for yourself.  And you take back what someone has hurt, and abused.  Respect. 

You know when you are a child, you trust people to take care of you.  To be sensitive to those things and you need to learn.  And when they abuse that, and you don’t know the difference, you accept it.   But when you grow up, you see how perhaps, you were abused, and you want to break spiritual curses, or cycles, that hurt you.  I think I am in the process of breaking some of these cycles, or curses, because I see, I am the Kings Daughter.  I see, I am the head, and not the tail.  

But when you see, people, especially people, you esteemed highly, and they have no regard for honoring you in these ways, you gain strength, and walk away.  

So its sad, yet bitter sweet when you rise above it. But growing, is the goal for me any way.  I want to keep learning, and growing, for Christ.   

I have had to let go, and let God.  In a lot of ways…. For other reasons, as well…

These are things, that this year, I have seen, I need to be careful in.  With my walk with the Lord, and with others.   And its been hard.  Its been sorrowful, its been eye opening though.  

And I do trust God, I am so grateful for my family, and the true friends I do have.  I am thankful for my Salvation, for repentance, for God teaching me that I need to trust Him.  

But I have learned, in my own giving of Thanks, to be grateful for little, and big things.  To be careful not to get cold in my walk with the Lord.  To be careful, even if I vent, not to hate anybody.  To pray more.  I have learned a lot, that I cannot even put into words.  

To remember, though, not everybody takes these things to heart.  So my red flag is up….

To look, and see what God’s Holy King James word says.  And to try and obey.  As a disciple of Christ, I have learned to discipline myself.

But as I think on these things, that I am grateful for, I am reminded, no matter how hard life can be, or how blessed one may be, one must draw closer to God.   This has been my lesson it seems this year.

To seek Him more, to obey more, to be careful more, not to open spiritual doors, that are not of Him.  And through it all thanking Him, and praising Him.  And I make sure, I do.  I will not neglect this, by being passive, or not letting my light shine for Christ.  I try, and thats one thing, I pursue, to give Him glory.  

I am someone, who stays away from spiritual entities that offend God.  I honor God, and only God.  In fear of God. 

And I am careful what I speak…. I know more then ever, the power of life and death in my tongue.

But I know, I cannot be indifferent.  I cannot be cold, or lukewarm in my walk.  I cannot take God for granted, or people, or life for granted.  I must pursue His Kingdom, in His righteousness.

Repentance clears the slate, even if I don’t even understand.  But I must pursue God.  

Revelation 3, from my King James, tells us, that He knows whether we are cold or hot.  He knows if we are lukewarm, He will spit us out.  He tells us, to be careful with the blessings we do have, because some who are rich, think they do not need Him.  

They don’t know that they are miserable, poor and blind.  He counsels us to to seek Him.  Because He will rebuke us when we are wrong.  He stands at the door, and knocks, and if we hear Him, He will come and dine with us.  

Tomorrow we feast. As a tradition here in the United States.  Thanksgiving day, is a time to reflect.  And Christ is invited in my home, my humble home, but where love is, and where grateful hearts, reflect on His love, and goodness.  THANKFUL!

Some do not have these blessings, and its sad.  

But, I am just thankful to God.  I am thankful for everything He has provided for me, and I am even thankful for some things I don’t have.

Learning to be content, is peace.  And there is no peace with the wicked, as scripture says.  So, I pursue Him, in this world, that does not always seem to give love in return.  He is the vine, and I am merely a branch, but I can grow in Christ.  And produce fruit, worthy of His Kingdom.  But I make sure I stay on the vine with Christ. 

And I pursue Him, grateful, for who He is.  With God all things are possible, and I never let go of Him, in these thoughts of mine, because all things do work together for the good who love Him.  

So I am grateful this year, as I surmise on everything, and I praise Him.

Happy Thanksgiving…With much love, in Christ, 

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

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DO YOU STEAL YOUR OWN BLESSINGS? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3150.jpgI prayed about this dream that I had.  I won’t give the details but. …. I felt like the Lord, was telling me, we can steal our own blessings.  By the things we do.  So it made me think, even to write this.  

Because if I can help you see, I know I am helping myself as well.  It reinforces us, as the body of Christ….But if there is something we are doing that is stealing our own blessings, we need to recognize it.  I want to.  To obey God.  So it made me think….

By the short cuts we take.  By cutting corners, in even not give God praise, or thanks.  Where we are silent, when we should be shouting to the rafters who we are in Christ. By maybe even taking advantage of a situation…. hmm. 

Today, we went and had a breakfast, after losing something.  And we found it.  But not after prayer.  This thing was lost.  Where it was found, it had been searched in that same place, five times.  Yet it was missed.  But I prayed, and I prayed hard.

When I prayed today, there was a break through.  It was as if, I knew, that I knew God heard me.  And it was as if God was telling me, for the big thing I want, I need to press in like that, for a little thing.  Pray with faith…. not just words. 

Well, we went to eat breakfast out.  We ordered.  Hubby, during our breakfast, wanted a cup of coffee.  We tried to get our waitresses, attention, but she did not see.  So I flagged down the bus boy.  He got the coffee.  When she came back, we told her, but she did not add it to our bill.  So when we went up to the register, we told the cashier, and she was so impressed, she said its good to be honest.  

I told her; “We don’t want to lose our own blessings.  And it dawned on me, we can lose our own blessings, we can “steal” from ourselves!  My dream was prophetic….

And so if we do, if we even give the enemy an inch, and call that a blessing, but if it is, by wrong doing….that is wrong in the sight of the Lord.

Yesterday, someone asked for prayer.  I felt the Holy spirit tell me, give this scripture, and make sure, they know its to be claimed from a KJV for the holiness, and anointing.

A couple of people responded, and one said, whats the difference, they are all the same.  I explained, that they are not.  I explained, that God has given many scriptures, not to change, add, or delete scripture.  

Then one other person, who wanted to argue, told me, that what we are doubting who God is, and His power, by merely a bible version.  He said, we are to trust the Holy spirit.  To lead us.  

I told him, he could use whatever version he wanted.  But, how could the Holy spirit, be in a lie?  How can that be Holy?  How can that be God leading us?…..When these versions, have been corrupted, when they disobeyed God, by changing them?

Well the lady who was a friend on that post, deleted my comment.  And it ticked me off.  Not because I wanted to argue or debate it, but these are the words from God not me.  I had given Deuteronomy 4:2, and Revelation 22:18-19.  She deleted Gods word.  That ticked me off.

And so, I found this scripture below, because I needed a word.  

I believe in truth, but I asked God to help me maintain my peace in this matter.  This person, was now arguing with the Holy spirit not me.  So I was released.  But I did unfriend her, without even arguing about it. 

BUT THEY MOCKED THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, AND DESPISED HIS WORDS, AND MISUSED HIS PROPHETS, UNTIL THE WRATH OF THE LORD AROSE AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, TILL THERE WAS NO REMEDY.  II CHRONICLES 36:16.  KJV.  

Friends, I just feel like not only can we steal from ourselves.  But if we think God is silent, in a matter, and perhaps we do not see His correction, we can think we are getting away with something.  There will be a time, the wrath of God will be revealed.  Look at that scripture again…..

When in truth, as well, we are “stealing” from ourselves.  

Many of you know how I feel about this, when it comes to only using a King James bible.  And you mock me. You don’t believe me.  It goes in one ear and out the other.  You don’t even respond any more.  

These are His words, that you are despising, if you do not obey God, by only using a KJV.  

But I am not argue about it.  Like I did not argue with that lady. It felt good, to just say, Lord you take care of it.  But I don’t want to be unequally yoked with darkness.  

Look all I can say, and you can judge yourself.  Do you steal your own blessings?  Is there a reason, your answer is not coming through?  If you are believing half truths, and half lies from a corrupt Bible…..

Isn’t that stealing from yourself?

Just a thought,

Elena Ramirez