I have been thinking about hope lately. It makes you want to live for that happiness, you get from that thing. So I just keep adding on to the list, of the things I still hope for…..
Hope is a wonderful thing. It encourages you, it inspires you, it motivates you, to even get up, and just live your life. Without hope, life can be hard. It can be very discouraging, to even try.
When I first started in my ministry, and I began writing. I began writing Prayers of Hope. Or a Message of Hope. I just wanted to inspire someone, because I know God. And so I would write poems, and different messages, with a prayer, but always with the foundation of scripture to give that true hope. Because to be honest, Gods word, always has given me hope. These are seeds I have planted.
I have always hoped in God. And as I continue even writing here, I pray you have hope. And more then anything in God.
I have hoped to fulfill many things in my life, and I find even at this place in my life. I have had hope in doing things, but they did not always bear fruit.
When I was a young woman, I loved to sing. And in fact, I pursued that for a while. I even made a 45 record, with my own money, and hired my friends who were musicians, and a recording studio to make the tape. Then I paid for the records to be manufactured. I have quite a few left. But, I had pursued this because I wanted a dream to come true, I had “hope” in it.
Well, long story short, that never worked out. And to be honest, I did not like the lifestyle of being in bars, to be heard. So there went that hope. No one discovered me, and no one cared, if I sang or not. So I gave up my hope.
For many years, I worked in the business corporate world. I learned computers, I learned business, and it gave me an opportunity, to develop skills. Skills I later applied to my writing, and learning of computers. But I never had hope in working in the corporate world.
When I got married, I worked for a while. But it was such a hardship, on our son, who needed me, to take care of him. So I quit working. No one can take better care of your child then you. But I still had hope.
It has been tough, I have not worked for over 26 years about. But I began pursuing my writing for the Lord. I felt, like it was my calling. To bring truth, to inspire others, with Gods word, to have hope. In writing. In being an author. But an author, who has not seen a profit.
Sometimes, when I look back, I see the progress in my own life. How I have grown in Gods word, how it ministers to me, and it gives me hope. In many ways, nothing has changed. I have written two books, in paper, as books to hold, and one electronically. But no one has seen my potential. No one, has tried to help me. No one has used their knowledge, to help me. So my hope in people has dwindled, in many ways.
I still have hope that God will open a door for me, but if he does not, I just try to be grateful for what I have. And I believe I have a lot.
Family is so important. Love, unity, and just understanding of who God is, always gives me hope.
Not everybody, understands my mission, or my desire, and for those that do, I so appreciate any kind of help, or referrals I get in my ministry.
But as I conclude here, I just want you to see, and be careful that if you need hope, you can find it in God. Be careful, of people who may even be well intending people, but who may not see your vision, or see your hope in accomplishing something.
They can steal that from you….. Don’t let them! Don’t let the devil interfere with your hope. When people steal others hopes, by discouraging someone, the devil is in that.
Sometimes, all a person has, is hope. Hope to do something great, or hope to build something, or accomplish a task. And when people do not support one another, it is sad, that it makes one feel worthless.
I have fought those feelings, and stayed on course, but my hope is in God not in people.
I have always tried to instill that in my son. To have hope. To see his potential. To be careful not to dash his hopes and dreams. To remind him, he can do anything through Christ. You see, I did not have that growing up, that encouragement. But I try to give it to my son. Even now.
So, I want to emphasize to you how important it is to have hope. And to hold onto that dream. To go for it, even if you feel old. Even if you have no money. Even if doors do not open. Even if everyone says, it won’t happen. I think of the Man of La Mancha, his story so inspired me. To dream the impossible dream……
Sometimes, my hopes and dreams help me live. As I live for God. I pray, my dreams still come true. They may or may not. But I will not let go of dreaming, that some day, I will be a success in the sight of God and others. That my hard work, paid off, maybe I will see it on earth, but I pray I see it in heaven.
But I will not let anyone steal my hope. I hold onto it with all my might. And draw strength from God in prayer, in His holy promises. In my own ability and gift and callings. I hold onto my hopes. There are so many. I pray they bear fruit. To give God glory. As long as God gives me breath, I will hope in the Lord.
Here is a key, of hope, I share with you. I wrote it a few days ago. But when I did, I felt Gods sweet inspiration, and that just did something to my own hope.
The key to hope? Inspiration.
Give it, and receive it, you see the beauty of it. It will stimulate you, prompt you, motivate you, and give you a desire.
If that desire is to give God glory, you have also inspired God.
AND NOW LORD, WHAT WAIT I FOR? MY HOPE IS IN THEE….
This link has some of my very old poems and will lead you to two pages, I have here on the internet. If interested in seeing my early writings….
Blessings, and love,
Sin, it separates us from God. Sometimes we don’t even know we sin, because we think we are o.k. But then a heartache may come, a sorrow, and we cannot understand why could this even happen to us?
God uses these things to draw us close to Him, if we just only search….
You see, we do reap what we sow. Some call it Karma, but it is a scriptural principle. So please do not use that word, like the world. Understand it by the scripture. The “principle” of Gods Kingdom.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED; FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION; BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING. GALATIANS 6:7-8
Like what goes up, comes down. Its the principles, of life, God has placed, as parameters, to guide us. To teach us. To protect us. To know, with understanding, and true knowledge, His ways.
Sometimes, it takes a whole lifetime, to teach us these things, but if we receive the instruction and correct them in time, we may be able not only to avoid heartache, but receive healing. Not only spiritual, but even physical. Even for future generations. If we see it in time, we may even produce fruit. Spiritual fruit, as well, as physical fruit.
I feel like I am talking to someone. Yet, I know this applies to all of us. God is talking to all of us. But, I know because of my own life. I know, I have reaped, many things, that I wish I had not gone through. These heartaches and sorrows. Even physical ailments, have caused me to humble myself in the sight of God, and ask why? And He has shown me through His holy word. My sins, separated me from God.
But I have learned from these sorrows and heartaches, and I humble myself before God. Pleading the blood of Jesus, acknowledging my sins. Even now still, I think of my past sins, and I am so ashamed.
They caused heartache, sorrows, and even illness. Yes illness. If you smoke, or sin, the sin, produces illness. Like cancer.
One might ask, how can a good God, allow heartache and sorrow? Look at the world, some may say. There is this and that, and what kind of a good God would allow this?
If we look closer, even with Adam and Eve, He did not want us to eat from the tree of good and evil. But disobedience, caused it. It separated them from God, and to this day, it will also separate us from Him.
Yet, they do not see, that when we disobey. When we do not take God at His holy word, there are repercussions. Christ warned us. He said, do not be deceived. He told us, that the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy. We are told, not to give place to the enemy. We are told, not to sin. We are told, we reap what we sow. We are told truth. But many do not heed it.
The principle then takes an alternate route from the good things God has promised, and therein is the answer. Its disobedience. And that does not produce good things.
God has taught me, and it has humbled me, so much so. I throw away any pride, any self ability, and see, I am nothing without God. I cried an still do cry at the mercy seat, and my Lord, did have mercy on me.
And does, but I am so careful now. So very, very careful, to try and do it His way. Because though, I am not exactly where I wanted to be, or could have been. I have now just a strong sense of who He is. And the love, and mercy He extends to all of us. By sending His Son, our Lord, to die for my sins, on that cross, has given me such a strong desire to learn His ways. To obey. Our dear Lord Jesus, took our sins, upon Him.
Yes, God corrects us, but He tells us, He does so, because He loves us.
MY SON, DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD; NEITHER BE WEARY OF HIS CORRECTION: FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CORRECTETH; EVEN AS A FATHER THE SON IN WHOM HE DELIGHTETH. HAPPY IS THE MAN THAT FINDETH WISDOM, AND THE MAN THAT GETTETH UNDERSTANDING. PROVERBS 3:11-12.
This love, does have conditions. People say, oh God loves you unconditionally. But thats wrong to say. He loves you, yes, but He does not accept sin. He does not accept disobedience. He has conditions, and they produce excellence. The fear of God, is so important in matters like this.
But then again you hear. I don’t fear God. He is too good. Yes, He is good, but He is not mocked. Again, we reap what we sow. Teachings that do not include being in obedience, with fear of God, do not take His holy word to heart. When was the last time you heard that?
And this is what I see, as I look at so many ministries, and feel good religions, that take truth, and disregard it. They do not take a Holy word, and an anointed word, a King James preserved word, and they use these corrupted bibles, and mans word, to validate something, that God has not approved of, or accepted.
And people wonder why God has abandoned them, or will not answer their prayer, or let them continue to have heartache and sorrow, or whatever else it may be that ails them.
There is no peace to the wicked. This is scriptural. Look it up in a King James bible. Begin searching for answers. You will find them. But….
There is no answer without God in it. Our world, has purposely decided, to eliminate God from the picture, and because of that, it has brought curses.
Think about the curses, that the Egyptians, reaped, when they would not let the people of God free, and Moses, continually went back and forth. Everything from pestilence, to frogs, to the first born dying, were curses, because they would not believe God. To set those people free.
Now we see in our world, everything, as well, that clearly shows, the repercussions, of sins. I pray we get it right. But we have in our world, many heartaches, and sorrows, because of our disobedience.
I can only suggest, that you study yourself, your ways, your thoughts, and see what are they based on? God could use you.
Repentance, clears the slate, for all of us. None is holy, we all have sinned, we all fall short of the glory of God.
But I write to you, if you wonder why you have had this heartache or heartaches. Just so you know, again, God will, and can and does use these things to correct us, to change us, to His ways.
Repentance, and prayer, with a good King James Bible are the tools you need to change, that heartache and sorrow, to joy in the Lord. Learning Gods ways.
And I just have to say something here as well, as the Lord prompts me, do not return evil from some heartache or sorrow you have gotten even from someone else. Vengeance belongs to God not us.
You may be hurt, and with sorrow, and may not understand the principles, but seek God, let Him, mend your heart. Let Him, show you His ways. Let Him, be your comfort. Let Him, be your love.
This is not the time to be lazy. Or put it off. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Get it right now. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Truth counts….Not only now my friends, but for eternity. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 King James.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
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Yes, I do refuse to tell you God loves you the way you are. Because it is sloppy agape. Every one says, it, but where is the strong Bible teachings to have fear of God, or to obey? I don’t see it.
I did not see it, till I really saw the error of my own ways. But because I was at the bottom of the barrel.
Many people are there, as well, and they don’t know how to have faith, or to get out of that barrel. It can be too late for some! Tomorrow is not promised to any of us!
And that is another misconception. Because we should all live for God!
Yet we know, that God loves us, from John 3:16. He does love the whole world. But I refuse to tell you only that, because I see thoughts that say God loves you the way you are. That you don’t have to prove anything….
Oh they are so sweet in thought…..sugar coated.
But they are wrong in the sense they are deceiving. Because they do not stimulate you to grow. Or for you to see your sins and to repent. Even high profile ministries tell you just to accept Jesus and that’s it.
No!!!!! There is more to it. You have to learn, and unlearn bad habits.
You have to seek a holy word. You have to pray. We serve a mighty God, and his ways are not our ways. Do your part….And that’s why I warn people to use a King James. That has not been changed by mans thoughts! Work out your salvation with trembling and fear. Truth!
I am not going to give people a tickling of ears, or sugar coated gospel. The world has been deceived by the enemy. And where is the truth, that we need?
We are not getting it from the spiritual leaders we have. I am sorry, they are in LaLa land. Money, the prosperity message,has deceived so many. Watered down gospels, that have been corrupted by people, has deceived this generation.
You see I am from both generations, born in the 50’s, and taught the fear of God. And this generation from the late seventies, picked up those bible versions, that have corrupted truth. So I do see, the discrepancies. I see the lies! I see the deception! No God does not love us like this! He has better plans for us, if we would wake up!
More then ever, we need to search, and see our own hearts, and see Gods heart. We need to obey. We need to humble ourselves in the sight of God and man. We need each other. The body of Christ needs each other. But there is so much division. I don’t see the love.
Well I love you enough to tell you, yes God loves you, but not the way you are. I refuse to tell you that. Because if I just left it like that, you would not grow. And I tell you that, because every day, we should try and learn to be closer to Christ. As we grow on that vine. People who do not try and learn, are their worst enemies.
We will never, ever be good enough, unless that blood of Jesus cleanses us. The sacrifice of Christ was too great, and holy, and must be honored.
But that is a heart matter, that has to be taken to the cross in obedience for what Christ did, and it is not lip service. Wake up people! Are you going to be deceived by the enemy? The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom!
And just one more thought, that may just jolt you! Saved is not always saved. Without that repentance! You are lost! Your soul will go to hell. God does not condone sin. It is called being a backslider. Repent. I warn you in love. I want to see you in heaven. Read Ezekiel 33, from a King James. Yes God can take our names off of the Lambs book of life. Don’t be fooled thinking you are o.k. And that God loves you the way you are! Don’t!!!
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 KJV)
Oh well, maybe somebody will read this, and see the truth! But I will write it and speak it if God opens a door for me….
Check out this post, it may just open your eyes. The reasons why I am so adamant to defend and promote the King James Bible.
By Christian author Elena Ramirez
GIVING GOD ALL THE GLORY…..HONOR AND PRAISE!
I myself, personally, and may the record show. I want to be someone to give God the glory. The Honor, and the praise. Christ told us, if HE be lifted up, He would draw all men to HIM.
How does that happen? Well I think one way, is by giving God the glory. By acknowledging HIM. By not being timid, when you are around people, or denying who He is.
The world does that. They deny God. But you are called to be set apart, for the plan of God, and giving God glory, includes not being ashamed of HIM. Are you ashamed you are a Christian? Oh dear friends, what a deception that is to the body of Christ.
You know, I see this so clearly, but when we do not give God the glory, honor and praise. It steals from God, and it steals from us. For if we, would just shout it out, and give God glory due His name. Yes this world would be a better place. Scripture says, in all thy ways acknowledge HIM. To be directed by HIM. (paraphrasing Proverbs 3:6. King James.)
I don’t want the glory. I want to hide in His beautiful presence, and just see HIS glory draw people to HIM. And I make this point, prominent, because the enemy has always tried to steal the glory from God. From the beginning. Thats why God kicked the devil out of heaven. Because the enemy was jealous. And folks, if you see that characteristic of wanting to get glory, that is a spirit, that is not of God. Run to the throne and humble yourself in the sight of God. REPENT. And start giving God the glory. In all your ways.
For He is magnificent, and there are no words to describe how great He is. No let me rephrase that, for as I give God glory, I want to direct people to His Holy word. And the King James Bible does give God glory. Nothing missing or broken from this Bible. Not corrupt.
But I want my life to show I tried to give HIM glory.
AND I, IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. JOHN 12:32.
I woke up different today. I woke up, with a new hope, for miracles. I thought to myself, I wrote a book about “HOW TO HAVE FAITH MY SECRET PRINCIPLES OF FAITH WITH A TRUE AND LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.”
To be honest, I have to give glory to God in this, because He spoke it to my heart.
So I have faith, but whats next?
They can happen! Oh I know, that I know the key is in my faith. To having miracles. I know that I know, miracles, are not just an illusion, of some sort. No they are real. Its my inspiration, to get me on another road….maybe for you too. As we walk through life. We need inspiration to know, it can happen!
Miracles, happen every day! Sometimes, we don’t hear of them, and sometimes, we just take them for granted. But they are meant to give glory to God.
That’s my goal in life that I know, that I know it. I am meant to give glory to God. Things are not always easy for me. But that is in my heart, to give God glory, and that makes it easy. For miracles….
You see, knowing who I am, from my conception, I am a miracle! I was not supposed to be born. Long story short, my mother took measures to not have any children. Not just precautions, she had an operation! But my dad prayed for me. And I was conceived, and born. The doctors were in shock! So I am here, and thats a miracle. God made that easy….
Miracles, can happen. And this is what I want you to see. Knowing, sometimes, we can get in a funk, and get depressed, get distracted, to think this is it, it cannot change! But it can!
Oh dear friends, I know, what it is like to get like that. I know what its like to feel trapped, and think, it will never be different. Whatever it is. Sometimes, we get a report, that seems so final. Something from a doctor, or even our own negative thinking. So we limit ourselves, by what reality is. NO! We have to change that kind of “stinking thinking.”
We have to see if we believe, in Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior, that He told us, we would do great things…..He is our savior! And as our savior, He taught us, and showed us miracles! Think of all the miracles He did! The Bible says, He did so many, that they are not even numbered, or recorded!
All I know right now, more then ever! I am holding onto the hope of miracles. I am holding onto the dear Lord. I am holding onto His promises! God does not lie. Man does, people do! That is why, I am so adamant to have a pure holy word, to claim, as that promise, from the King James Bible.
I want my miracles in tact! I don’t want anything blocking that miracle. And if it means I use a pure holy word, that is anointed, that may even sound archaic in sound. I am using it! I love my King James Bible. I don’t want anything to change my miracle, that I can have. I know the scriptures and I know, that if I don’t know something in the scriptures, the Holy Spirit can reveal it to me. Interpret it for me. I don’t know how many times, I just opened my Holy Bible, God spoke to me. But I had my part. I remember when He showed me discrepancies from other Bibles, and I saw, how the devil lies!
Wow! You know, I am just going to keep this short and sweet for now. But I want to close with this thought! Rewire your heart, your mind, you thoughts, by believing in miracles! Like a computer you can be reprogrammed.
Miracles can happen! I have Faith, I wrote my book about Faith….knowing, I had it. But you know, God leads us, step by step. And He led me to today, to say…..
Miracles can happen! I am focusing on that. If your interested in getting my book, to find maybe even one thing, in there that will activate your miracles, please check out this link.
http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com and order my book.
Be encouraged my friends! Be encouraged and don’t give up hope. No matter what you have done, and you think you have blown it, or missed a chance. God can turn it around. God can make a way, where there was no way! HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND LIFE! John 14:6.
All we have to do is come to our Lord! Humble ourselves, repent….Ask for wisdom, ask for guidance. Ask Him for that miracle! Tell Him, you know He can do it. Tell Him you align yourself to His truth, and denounce the enemy, in any part of your life! Submit to God! Resist that devil, and he will flee.
God will give it to you, to show you that miracle! Or to prove Himself Mighty! He is almighty God, and I praise Him! Glory to His holy name!
Don’t let the world, or the devil, or the reality of something tell you it cannot change. It can! Have faith! Have hope….Stir yourself up. Get in your King James Bible read His promises! Claim them! Get my book. Give hope to someone else, let it be an epidemic.
What you do for others, can be returned to you. Tell someone, miracles can happen. Tell them you have faith for them. Tell them, love. Love never fails!
It is a principle….there are many secret principles. And love is one of them…I know a few of them. And I know, with new hope today….that I have hope I can have miracles! So can you!
The following scriptures, are the first recorded mention of “miracles” that I want you to see. From my concordance. But in giving glory to God, I want you to see His heart, and what He said about it, and what offended Him. These kind of things can stop our miracles. For it is sin, it is iniquity in His eyes. Let us strive to please our Lord, for miracles. Be blessed, as you read these scriptures. I pray for the body of Christ to see their miracles. To give God glory…..
The Lord is long suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and four generation. Pardon I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into this land whereinto he went and his seed shall possess it.
Friends, as I close, hearken to the voice of our Lord. Pray your spirit, is right before Him. Follow Him completely. He is the way…Yes and always give Him glory!
Love you all in Christ, Just my thoughts today,