So, its almost the end of the year of 2015. And I am thinking, I need to make resolutions. For 2016. As a Christian. But personally as well. Things I know, but things, I need to implement, even in writing. To decree it, to remind myself, to justify it by words. Not my words, but every pure and holy word of God, from my King James Bible. That is not corrupted.
And when I see other brothers and sisters in Christ, using corrupted word, my heart aches for them. As I know God does ache for them too, but I can only pray to make a difference, in someones faith, in their ability to know God, and to be fulfilled, in the calling for their life.
That people would see the many warnings, in scripture that warn us about this deception. Including, Revelation 22:18-19. And I know this is my calling, so even here, as I write my resolutions, I pray you see the deception of using corrupted Bibles.
This scripture came to me just yesterday, and it just tells it like it is, how so many are deceived, by someones greed, that changes a Holy Bible. It is sad, but this scripture hits it on point. They have made merchanise of Gods word, by changing it with the excuse that versions bring insight. But in doing so they have disobeyed God. They have corrupted a holy word.
So I stop to make this point before I go on with my resolutions. And I know the timing comes from God almighty…. So, I add this on…
AND THROUGH COVETOUSNESS SHALL THEY WITH FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: WHOSE JUDGMENT NOW OF A LONG TIME LINGERETH NOT, AND THEIR DAMNATION SLUMBERETH NOT. II Peter 2:3.
Friend, you don’t want to reap that same damnation. So I implore you go back and use a King James Bible. Not a NKJV either, don’t confuse that. That is corrupted as well. As well as all of those versions.
This is my goal front and center, in Christ. As this year ends. And the new year starts….But in my journey, of life, I pray God gives me countless opportunities. To show you all the deception of these “revised” bibles.
So I ask God for long life, in all of my resolutions. So here, now are just my thoughts, my resolutions, and I pray it blesses. For my walk with God, for my life. In this journey we call life.
I probably will revise this, and add more to it, as the Holy Spirit leads, so feel free to come back and check it out. But there is something to be said, about giving God glory, so here goes:
My first resolution, and determination for the new year is to give God glory. To praise Him, to acknowledge Him, to always bring God into every conversation, if possible. To shine His truth. In all that I am. To speak it, to write it, to be someone who represents the King of Kings. As an ambassador of Christ. I want to do this with His holiness, His ability, His power, His might. His miracles magnified. I cannot do it on my own, but by who He is.
I want to please God. For I know, my life, my blessings are so determined on that. Faith pleases God. So I will daily work on my faith.
I want to walk in the authority of Gods word, my King James bible, that is not corrupted, and is holy and know that I can rebuke something that is not of God, from my life. I want you to walk in that holiness as well. So I will keep hammering it, till God says stop.
I want to have the mind of Christ. To think, say and do that which is right in His sight.
I want to get back what the devil has stolen from me. I pray I can see the fulfillment. Just so I can say, “Look what the Lord has done for me.” It gets me righteously angry, that I was so naive. So ignorant to Gods truth, that I see the many mistakes I made. Yes, I judge myself. We are called to do that, and though, I want to extend grace even to myself, I cannot help and see, I can be my own worst enemy, by not obeying God.
So yes, I want to be mindful with the mind of Christ, to obey God, and listen ever so carefully to the promptings of the H0ly Spirit.
I need to always remember to discipline myself through Gods Holy word, by reading it. Chewing on it. Meditating on it, writing it, and living it. As I claim it. Sharpening my spirit. Sharpening my senses so I am not dull and dumb. I see how the enemy deceives when any of us do not know truth Gods, truth.
I want to be mindful to walk in love. To be love, as Christ is love. To always be a reflection of Christ. To all. To be polite. To not seek my own gratification but that of others first, in the sense that I cannot be selfish. Self, is a symptom that the enemy can sneak in there to steal and deceive. So I want to be aware of the enemies antics.
Yes knowing that the enemy, comes to kill steal and destroy, has taught me more then ever to submit to God. OBEY GOD!
Resist the enemy and he will flee. So I will rebuke the enemy. I will rebuke those negative thoughts of doom and gloom. And send them right back to the pit of hell. I send curses back to the sender. I am called to bless, but if someone wants to curse, they bounce right off of me, because I wear the armor of God. Which reminds me, I need to put on that armor daily. And it quenches the fiery darts of the enemy. They reap what they sow. As I do. Knowing this is a principle, that is like a boomerang.
I will be prayerful. I know there is power in prayer. So I resolve to pray for myself, and others. To not forget the power of just even a small whisper to say, God help me. Help that person.
I want to be kind to all. To have the compassion of Christ. To extend mercy. So they will see Christ in me.
I want to be firm in my resolve in what is truth and what is not. I cannot compromise any more, my values. For anyone. This goes back to pleasing God. If people do not like that about me, that is their problem, not mine.
I want to be a truth seeker for all things. Something about truth it frees a person, and so I see the need to seek it and bring truth to the light for myself. To grow, to change, to not be ashamed.
I want to walk in the authority of who I am in Christ. Totally. As the Kings daughter. I need to see, I am Royalty. I am the head. Not the tail. I am to be respected, honored and cherished. So I do that for myself morally, and with integrity. My past does not indicate my future, for I have repented. I don’t need to follow the crowd. I follow Jesus. And that keeps me on the straight and narrow path.
So, I remind myself, that repentance is always the key to getting back right with God. For I make mistakes. But purposeful disobedience, is so very wrong, and repentance does not accomplish anything if I do not learn from my mistakes. If I purposely disobey. So, I will not treat the sacrifice of my Lord and savior Christ shabbily.
I will work out my salvation, with fear and trembling in the fear of God. Being fearful of God, is one of the most healthiest things I can do, and it keeps me out of trouble. And I then can avoid the consequences. If only, by example, by even writing this, I pray the body of Christ would get this, and understand it, for it is not taught.
I need to eat better, physically because my physical health is so vital in this. But I also need to eat spiritually nothing but that which is of God. I don’t need to eat junk food spiritually or physically. And when I say junk food spiritually, I have to be mindful of subliminal messages that come in the form of junk, or evil. I don’t need to eat anything that offends God. I don’t need to know anything evil. I am reminded of Adam and Eve, and that they ate from the tree of good and evil. THAT WAS SIN! God did not want them to know evil. So I know this is sin. Just because one knows how to do something, does not mean they should. Reject it. I do not want sin in my life, in any shape or form, so I will be careful to discipline myself in that which I eat physically and spiritually. I realize what a gift health is, so I pray to know that which is healthy.
I am reminded to test and try the spirits. I have seen in this past year, many who claim they come in the name of the Lord, but their fruit is rotten. There are deceptive spirits. Who do not obey God, even in the word they choose. They compromise. And it is so evident it is sin. They actually reject Gods law, and take scripture and try to manipulate, and justify their sin, by grace. And that is just wrong. It is an abuse of Gods mercy, and I will be ever so careful not to trust people. But to trust God. My King James bible. For it says, thus saith the Lord!
I am reminded that my spiritual growth is my responsibility. So I cannot get a lazy attitude, to put off anything. For the truth of matter, is tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I have to see how valuable my time is. I have to see how important that in this time I have not to put off anyone or myself, and more then anything God. Being rushed is not an excuse to put off God. So I must discipline myself first to always go back to step one. To give God glory.
I know more then ever, how important Salvation is, how important it is to make things right with God. To be humble, to be aware, how pride steals, and is a characteristic of the enemy. So I must always relinquish pride, in being humble. To forgive. To forgive others and myself. To let go of offences. To have my peace. There are times, I cannot engage in battles.
So I remember the battle is the Lords. I have always been of the mindset to fight. I am a warrior at heart. But there are some things I see, even now in this time of my life. I cannot fight. But God can, so I see my Lord, more then ever, defending me. Taking care of me, protecting me. Providing for me.
So I am thankful. I resolve more then ever, to be grateful. To always count my blessings. To see they out number my lack. Which I know God can fill up my cup. But I know more then ever, I do not seek God for what He can give me, but for who He is. I know that…So I pray to be a giver, in great and big ways. But to give, is just such a sweet release of being grateful.
I plead the blood of Jesus, when all else comes to that point of understanding. It is all about what Christ did on that Cross for me. The blood of Jesus, is the final authority in who I am so I resolve to plead it for I know, my own ability, my own gifts and callings yes work together for the sake of the Kingdom of God. But it is the blood of Jesus I plead, that makes me who I am in Christ. I am a miracle. That supernatural sense of miracles. Because of the sacrifice of Christ.
And I pray, my love, my obedience, my longing to please Him, which goes back to the first steps with bless my King. For now, I conclude my resolutions. But leave room, even here to come back to decree it. In the name of Jesus, this is my decree, my resolution, with wisdom, for the new year. Of 2016. May it be to the glory of God in my life. For myself, and my family, to be blessed, and others.
In Jesus name, with love, His love,
CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST. II CORINTHIANS 10:5
I had to make this title strong, so perhaps someone can see this to understand. New Years resolutions will not work without bringing it to the obedience of Christ.
So many people make New Year resolutions, but they fail. Because they do not bring it to Christ.
It begins with a thought. It begins with the imagination. What you see, or think becomes you. For as He thinketh in his heart, so is he….Proverbs 23:7.
What are you thinking? What are you putting your energy and attention to? So you need to choose wisely, or you may think or imagine something that is not good, right, or of God. Let alone healthy for you or others. You cannot let your own mind ponder on that thing that is not right in the sight of God, you must see it as God does, and then obey Him.
As the first scripture above tells us. This is why many resolutions do not work on their own, because unless Gods spirit is present, one may be trying to do it on their own, and that may not always prove to be effective.
I am older now, I am a lot wiser, and the wisdom I share in this, is all to the glory of God, and none else. Because anything we try to do, in the natural on our own, will not have the same affect as to giving it to God in obedience.
I have experience in this. I understand, how we can make choices, and do things that are not healthy for us, spiritually and yes physically. I have done things in my own life, that were lifestyle choices, that hurt me. Choices, that controlled me for lack of a better word. Like smoking, getting high. Letting the wrong people into my life. Choices.
And it is always a choice. I am not going to try and force you to believe me. This is a choice. In fact, I follow Christ in this example. He is a gentleman. He does not force us. This is not His way. He gives us His holy word, an anointed, holy not corrupted word, and that is my King James Bible. And in that Holy word, He tells us who He is, and what He expects. But it is a choice. It is even a choice, what Bible one uses. But experience, and research has shown me this truth.
And those that reject Him reap the consequences. And those that find Him, find life eternal. Not only is there the promise for life after we die, but life now on earth, can change, to a life, that He intended, if we just seek Him. A life fulfilled. A life complete, with joy, and peace, and a sense of who He is. In all aspects, and that nothing is impossible with God.
But those that reject who He is, do reap, what the devil intended. And sadly, they do not know when they reject Christ, they are rejecting the only chance to make a “wrong right.” They look at it intellectually, and not spiritually.
This is why Christ came for us. To pay the penalty of our sins. To stop the works of the enemy. To give us a new chance. Yes in our resolutions. In all aspects of life. We can live abundantly. But we have to begin by seeing we are sinners, and repent, and make the choice to bring it to the obedience of Christ. We have to see, we must not give place to the enemy, but we must submit to God. This is also scriptural.
I was blind spiritually at one time. This is where I started with my own self-destructive ways, that were controlling me. And anything can control you if you let it. From eating, to smoking, getting high, sexual active etc. This is the way of the world.
And the world, if you see does not offer a way to control these things, effectively. Nor does it condemn immorality. If anything, it promotes these things. You see it on television, in movies and yes even acceptance, of things that are perverted. More and more, the world, has adapted these life style choices, ideologies, and ways of thinking, that go against God. And they call that normal.
But God is not mocked, and we do reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7. And there is no peace saith my God to the wicked. Isaiah 57:21. And I see so many people rejecting God, and choosing lifestyles, that are against who God is. If you reject God it is your choice, and you have no one to blame but yourself.
No, if you really want a change, and you want to make it work for you. You do have to give it all to God. You have to obey God, you have to take His commandments to heart, His ways, His principles, to heart, and you have to want to live a clean good life.
And let us get one thing straight. Just because you gave your heart, to Christ one time does not mean, that its a done, deal. No, you have to want to grow. And many people do not grow, because they think they are fine, the way they are.
You have to work out your Salvation, in fear of God, and with trembling. This is also scriptural. Look up these words in a King James Bible. This is the scripture reference. Philippians 2:12
Treating your salvation as precious. Something to honor, and protect. Because you do not want to be deceived by the devil. Nor lose your salvation, by having your name “blotted” out of the lambs book of life.
And maybe to some extent you are a good person. But, by denying who Christ is, in your own life, or just living day to day, is not living, that is barely existing, when you could thrive.
No true living is when you search for God daily, with all your being. Recognizing the devil, comes to kill, steal and destroy, so you watch your own self. Christ told us this difference, but Christ came to give us life abundantly. Read again John 10:10, as the reference KJV.
You choose Christ’s ways. Repenting, daily, is something I believe in. It cleanses the soul, and gets you on the right path.
And you disciple yourself. Which is derived from “disciplining” yourself in Christ. When you love the Lord, truly Love Him, you know your body is the temple of the living God. So no, you do not want to hurt that temple, or others, and whatever you are doing that is making you “self-destruct” you take to the obedience of Christ. You obey the command ment first to love God with all your heart, and then your neighbor as yourself.
You stop the whining, the complaining, and the pity party, that does not do you or anybody else any good, and you take it to the obedience of Christ. You change. There are so many pitfalls, we can fall into, if we do not see the signs. We walk down the road of life. And we do not always see what is up ahead. But if you walk with Christ, He does give you signs, and those signs may say, don’t walk that path.
I saw those signs myself in my life. I made some terrible choices, that were not only sin, in Gods eyes, but they were causing me to go down a road of destruction. I had to stop. I had to repent. I had to recognize the son of God, who came to set me free.
And when I did, I began the most beautiful relationship I have ever had. No one can take the place of who Christ is to me. I will never, ever go back to those ways, those habits, because I would lose this relationship. Christ is the great Shepherd. He will guide you, He does me.
This is why, when I talk to people, and they get it confused with religion, I explain the difference. Rules, traditions, rituals, made by men, and groups, will never, ever get the results that I can have with Christ. In relationship. They cannot. In fact, religion from the choice, I told you, is imposing, rude, and harsh.
They are not gracious, compassionate, or understanding, as to what Christ can do. So when I have a problem I go to God, and if you need to talk to someone, yes talk to someone, but talk to someone who understands the ways of God, for counsel.
I know from the word of God, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Paraphrasing Phillipians 4:13. I can.
I don’t give up, even where I am now, in my older years. Every day, I reach for the goal of who I can be in Christ. And some things do take time.
But its not up for debate. I know that knowing Christ has changed my life. My choices. And even now, I have a private resolution, I bring to the obedience of Christ, because I want to grow, and be the best I can be in Him. For next year….
So if you are really serious, about making a resolution, and making it work. Take it to the obedience of Christ my friend. Don’t compromise who you are. Don’t doubt that you can do it. Don’t be afraid, that it is too late. It’s never too late, when we open our eyes, and give it totally to the obedience of Christ. Speak it, there is power in your words, speak who you are in Christ. Faith pleases God.
Yes we do reap what we sow. This is a principle, that the world calls karma. But don’t look at it that way. Don’t look at it as the world sees it. Look at it the way Christ can to make the corrections for you. Yes, He corrects those He loves. Let Him correct you. Give it to Christ.
Let Him turn those consequences, into faith, into hope, that 2015 can be a new year for you, with a difference. Plead the blood of Jesus, and know Christ came to set you free, and yes free indeed.
You can do it. You can meet your goal. I want to inspire you, to see yourself and who you can be in Christ. Healed. Is that a goal? That can be physically or spiritually. Well by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5.
You can be stronger, wiser, and more at peace, if you just take it to the obedience of Christ. He will show you the way. He is the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6. He will make a way. To meet your resolutions my friend. Have hope, don’t give up.
In the miracle of who Christ is. This is why we have the Christmas spirit. A gift in the “presence” of our Lord, and savior. This is a present. This thought of taking it to the obedience of Christ. Can meet that new year resolution. This new year can be yours, in Christ.
Happy New Year, with blessings and love,
As the year ends, of 2012, I want to declare who I am in Christ.
My relationship with Christ, is based on Gods love. And in fear of God. It is not religion. It is applied, in faith. My faith, comes from Gods word, the King James Bible. For it is Gods true word. It has been preserved for 400 years.
Religion, is rules and regulations, made by men, and organizations. My relationship with Christ is not based on rules, and traditions by men and organizations.
It is not based on any other Bible, then the King James Bible. For other versions, and men, publishers, have taken Gods word, and changed the text, they have changed the content. The meaning. Gods word, says, do not add or change it. This is a reminder of a curse.
I do not judge any one in this, but this is who I am in Christ, and I know who I am in Christ. But more then anything, I know the power of God, by His pure word.
I will not argue, or debate this with anyone. It is not meant to condemn, but I speak this truth from my heart. For it is who I am in Christ.
But I do pray, even by my understanding, and what I share, people would seek Gods true voice. But that is between you and God. Not me.
I tell you this in Gods love. This is my declaration, and I declare it, mindful, and heartful because of Christs sacrifice for me on the cross.
I tell you this in Gods love. For love, must be the main motivation, in all I do. For God is love.
Beloved let us love one another: For love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. I John 4:7
Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez
Father, I share who I am in Christ, for your glory. May you be glorified, in who I am, now, and in the New Year. And always. In Jesus name. Amen.
FOR IT TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK, AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. Revelation 22:18-19. +
Salvation, is the greatest gift, we can receive from Christ. When you have been lost, caught in sin, saddened and disappointed, in people, and life, going to Christ, for comfort, and for true meaning in life, takes on new meaning, when you give your heart to Christ.
Your priorities change. Your ideals change. Your agenda, wants to change. Everything, that was once important, as far as the world thinks, like power, or money, greed, or just controlling and manipulating situations, to one’s advantage, is no longer important. This is the way, the world thinks. Its about me, me, me. And thats the wrong, goal.
If you have given your heart to Christ, you realize, how much of a sacrifice it was for Christ to give His life for you. You understand, the penalty of sin, was given for your benefit. So you feel grateful. And if you are grateful, you realize, you have a role for Christ. You want others to be saved too, and you want to be used by God. You want to do something. Small big, or large, but you want to be used by God.
A humbleness comes over you. Its no longer about you, but God. So the goal is….How do I bring glory to God? How can I show you love?
Jesus said unto Him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Matthew 22:37-39.
Christmas, has passed, and this morning, as I woke up, I sense and understand, how precious life is. How precious my Salvation is. I don’t see things like I used to. Even as a Christian. You grow. You see, we are on the vine, with Christ, and with His love, His truth, and His Holy Spirit, we think, and feel differently. It is a process…..
Today, I want to inspire you, for as a “seasoned” Christian, I have learned a lot. I have changed a lot. I still believe, I have a lot more to learn, and lets be honest, that is from moment to moment, and breath to breath, till our time is over on this earth. We still have room to learn, and to grow, and to be the best we can be for Christ.
So, God is not done with me, as He is not done with you either. But, I want to be a role model for Christ. I want to be an example, that someone, can look at and say. If He did that for her, He can do it for me. I am believing to do great things for God in 2013. So, I want to do more, and greater than before….Because God has made a difference for me, and saved me.
And believe me, He has done a lot for me. I am someone, who was broken. I fell, and life, has not been good to me. But, God has been good to me. I could go on, and tell you, all the things I have done, where I missed it. I could tell you, how sometimes, I was my own worst enemy. I could even tell you, how I have struggled, with just who I am. In my family, or the lack of it, etc. I could go on and on.
But, no, I want to start, even here with a clean slate, and tell you, that I have gotten this far because of the grace of God.
I want to inspire people. I want to speak a word of truth to the lost, and I want to walk in love. And to be a reflection of Christ. I want to serve others, and make a difference in someones life, because of what Christ has done for me. Sure, there are still, lots of things God has to change in me, and guide me through. But, I am telling you, I want you to see that for yourself too. But more then anything, I want to bring glory to God. In who I am. So what has to change, within me? What would stop the flow?
Pride, is one thing….when we put up that wall, and refuse to make a difference. That can stop us. It stops the flow. Because the priority is not on God, its on something else. Like oneself. I John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
When I watch television, I see some pretty talented people, and they have such wonderful gifts of communication, and they are beautiful etc. And then you see the fruit of them. They are broken, and so full of themselves, that the priorities, they display, are not at all Christ like. And you wonder, why? They are so gifted, they are so talented, and the glory they should be giving to God, is not given.
And then, I see the quiet Christians. They also are gifted, and yet they could do so much. But they do not.
And I wonder about that too…..Why don’t they make a difference?
What stops us from being effective? What hinders our walks? What makes us fearful, so we don’t shine, like we should in Christ?
Is it fear? The only one we should fear is God. But, if we fear people, or even the devil, we are not being effective. Where does it say in Gods word, to fear the devil? No where. Over, and over again, it says, and expresses fear God. No where should we fear people. We need to get our balance back. We need to grow, and change.
Yes, we need a healthy fear, of God, to stay away from evil, not to be a part of it, because the consequences is Gods punishment.
And many people, pastors, and yes other Christians, do not talk about the consequences. Hell and brimstone, because they do not want to offend people. But I tell you, in truth and love, this is something, that needs to bring truth, and insight, because many people will miss it. Heaven and Hell is real.
As you know, I am a promoter of the King James Bible. I sense the anointing, the power, the truth from this Bible.
And it does something for me spiritually, that strengthens me. That makes me see, I can grow, even more in Christ, and I can do more for Him, because I hear HIS voice, and no other voice. Distractions, they can make us lose our focus. Our sense of who we are in Christ.
We need to pray, the body of Christ needs to pray, and ask God, for direction, and wisdom. I know I do, if I am to be fulfilled in this calling God has placed in me. I don’t want to miss it any more. I don’t want to lose my sense of perception, of His power, because I may be doing something, I should not.
I am an ambassador for Christ. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. II Corinthians 5:20.
So I am praying for you….But, that also means, I have to be extremely careful, what God sees. But what the world sees as well. I cannot act like the world, and sin, and do this and that, and expect God to be glorified in that. I cannot put myself in situations, that contradict who I am in Christ.
And Christians really need to take a good look at themselves in this. Because if we act like the world, in hate, or sinning, gossiping, or just anything, that steals the virtues God has given us, we will miss it. Are we compromising who we are in Christ? Accepting sin, or tolerant, of it in our own lives? We will miss Gods plan, but we will also miss the plan God has for us, in the blessings He has for us.
There are times, we may be the only ambassador for Christ available. And a person, will see that, and turn to Christ, because of the fruit, they see. Because the truth was spoken. Because God used that person, to bring light. and hope, as to who He is. But, if we are not obedient, and we are not watching our own lives, and what is seen, we will not make a difference.
I will never forget the person, God used to bring me to His throne. It was someone I worked with. And I loved this person like a sister, and she did me too, for a time, but sadly, she left my life. No longer a friend. I don’t know why. But I am grateful to God, He used her to bring me to His throne. But now that she is gone, I miss the friendship, in Christ, but I am well aware, people cannot fill that void. Only God can.
You see, God used her for a few seasons, to inspire me, but after a time, He changed the pace. He changed, the situation. All I can say, is be aware of whose life you are touching, when you say you are a Christian. And be love, in and out of seasons.
This year, more then ever, I pray as a resolution, to grow. To press into my Lord, more in prayer, and in love. And yes, I want to be a role model, but more then anything, I want to just sense and know my Lord is pleased. What ever He decides, in the future, I just pray, that things would change.
Even now, I am working on a book of faith, and the principles to have it, and hopefully it will be out in the near future. But, I see my part in it, and I am not leaving it to chance. I am believing God for the provision, or a sponsor for it. But whatever I do, If I can overturn a stone, or take a different approach in my walk. By just listening, and being love, like He is love, then I will do so. In obedience.
To write, or share a vision, or to just be obedient in my writing, as my gift and calling. To help someone. To show them the light, to inspire them, that with Christ is the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6 Then I am doing what I should be doing. I am going in His “way” not mine. But, I have to determine in my heart, whatever it is, it must be done to God, and not to man. This obedience, has to be to Him, first and foremost. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Colossians 3:23
What would Jesus do? And what can I do for my Jesus, who gave His life on the cross, so I can have this gift of Salvation? How can I bring someone to Christ, by what I do? Its a process, but its all to His glory, and praise, and as His ambassador, I just have to give it my all and all for Him. Because He gave His all for me. Every day, we have to start all over? And give Him our all. Are you starting over? Are you ready to give it your all?
I declare, in the name of Jesus, that 2013, God will be glorified, in my life, by Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit. and I will do great things for Him. In one soul at a time, or a net full of souls. May they see Christ in me, and may Christ be revealed, in His plan, His will. Miracles. I claim them now, in Jesus name. Help me to do greater things, that maybe even someone else missed, but I will see it, and do it obedient, for your glory Father.
Humble I ask….Lord what can I do to bring glory to your throne? Help me to do that. In Jesus name, my prayer of hope. Amen.
Blessings and just my thoughts,
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As the year of 2011 ends, I think it is somewhat ironic, that you hear from so many people, that they believe, that 2012 will be the end of the world. According to the Mayan calendar. The way I look at it, is according to scripture, no man, not even the angels know when the world will end, only God knows. This is Gods word, what are you gonna believe? I believe Matthew 24:36. But I take all of Gods word to heart, and Christ will return. But if I could tell anyone, this, if they are concerned. Because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. To help them. Hey, just make it right with Christ, right now, repent, serve him, and walk with others, in love, try to keep the commandments. And you won’t have to worry, if the end of the world, is at the end of 2012. Tomorrow, or later…..Because you will have your place with Christ. And heaven will be your destination. Feel free to share this, if you know someone is afraid or concerned about the end of the world ending in 2012……What a great way, to start the new year anyway. Making sure, your salvation is secure…..If you want a link for the prayer of Salvation, check this out….and pray this prayer.
Something, about the year ending, makes me think, of the past years events, and life, and analyzing, who I am, what I want to do, and goals etc.
And not that I am not real, because I am an open book in so many ways….I am always pouring myself out. And, one usually knows where I am coming from.
But, I think if you want to grow, you really have to take into account, these things, so you can grow. You have to look to God, and within.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of change, I think of resolutions, and that they are nice, but what are they based on? It seems like people toss out their resolution, the day after New Years.
And I have concluded, at least for me, in order to grow, and really be the person, I want to be, I have to get real with myself. I cannot just accept who I am, and think that is o.k. Though, I do love who God is changing me to be, I realize, that I need to continue to grow, and that sometimes requires pressure, challenging myself, getting real……………
Like a diamond, in the rough, I know, I have some jagged ends. Things, that need to be refined. Polished. Things, that need attention in my life, in my personality. Being real, with myself, and facing those fears, facing myself, not only for physical needs, but spiritual needs, that need to change, in order for me to grow.
And more so, (Thank you Creflo Dollar Ministries) because I have been learning about love, Gods love, and how kind, and gentle God is to me, I realize, as I see myself, I need to apply that same kind of love, yet be firm, unrelenting, till I achieve those results, I long for. Because God never gives up….on us. His love is that great. Even when we can’t see it, he will take us around that mountain forty times, if he has to. Remember Gods people, the Israelites, and it took them that long, till they got to the promised land. They had to get it right.
And how do I do that? Well, being objective in this, and not stereotyping myself, or others, but just basing it on Gods word, I know that LOVE is the key. I know, that is where, I have to be committed. Even, if I do not understand my own faults, or flaws, I know the word of God, is the key, to expose those things in my life, that need changing refining. For as the Bible says, we look in the mirror, and we can dimly see, who we are, by what it says. I CORINTHIANS 13:12 FOR NOW WE SEE THROUGH A GLASS; DARKLY BUT THEN FACE TO FACE NOW I KNOW IN PART; BUT THEN SHALL I KNOW AS ALSO I AM KNOWN.
We change, by the word of God, because it makes us look at ourselves, and we don’t change the word, but the word, of God, changes us. To be more like Christ, requires, that I commit, to give myself completely, and wholly to him to be holy. Those inadequacies, those holes in my spirit, in my love, I choose to replace with his love, so I can be the best I can be.
More then anything, because I want to be real, in my life, and not a phony, which all can see through, I realize, that what I give, comes back to me. It is a principle. Like what goes around comes around. For we reap what we sow. To attract those things, I want in life, I have to make a conscious effort to change. And if I do not know how to change I have to be committed to God, consistent in my walk with him, till those desired efforts will turn into results. Being prayerful, humble, repenting….and then doing it over, and over again, till something changes, something clicks. But not letting go, not giving up, being tenacious, holding onto Christ with all of my being, with every part of my soul, and spirit, consistent. If I want people to be kind, I have to be kind. If I want God to bless me, I have to bless God, and others….Do you get what I am saying.?
I realize, that the key is love. Now, I need to apply it according to Gods word, and maybe, by getting real now, real blessings, real evidence, will be manifested in my life, next year, because I did an inventory, and I committed it to God, and in prayer…..For change. To be real, before the year ends.
Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez
A Prayer of Hope….
Lord, how can I in this public prayer, say all that I desire to change in me, so I can be effective for you. And because I cannot, I take comfort in knowing, you know what is best, and that you know, what the future holds. I do commit it to you, and my trust is in you, and I pray, you do change the things in me that need changing….so truly, I can be a true reflection of love, that comes only from you, and what Christ did. Lord, I pray, we all take inventory, and get real with you. Privately, and in public, the fruit of that will show. In Jesus name. Amen
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