DONT REJECT CHRISTIANITY NOT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE FLAKES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0001I feel led to write this.  Perhaps, because I am a seasoned Christian now.  I know, when people read my writings, or they meet me, they may see my light shine.  

It may take a moment or two, because I am reserved in some ways, but if they want to get to know me, or be a friend, they will soon find out I am a Christian.

But not one size fits all, if I could use that as an analogy.   We are all different.  We don’t all believe the same, which is sad, but even I meet Christians, who do not agree with me, or what my King James Bible says.

And I guess, that just comes with the territory.  I guess, I could blame that on different Bible versions, as to why we are not all on the same page with God.  Or I could blame that on religion.  Rules, regulations, rituals and traditions, that are made by men, and groups.

And I think its sad, that we are not all agreeing with what God expects.  Because there are scriptures, that tell it like it is, and people do not know what it says, but they heard something, from a pastor, or in passing, and they think they have the answer.  

But I truly believe in the King James Bible, for that. It is still holy, and anointed, and not corrupted.  I have said, that the King James Bible is like a puzzle sometimes, the answers are here there, and throughout that book.  

I have met a lot of different Christians in my lifetime.  Some, that are flaky, and just say they are a Christian by name. But they don’t seem to have any true substance.  Then, I have met some, who are knowledgeable, yet they get puffed up, and hit people on the head with the bible.  This could be a turn off to some.  

Turning people off, about God, that is just wrong, in the sight of God.  We have a responsibility, to speak truth, but not to distort it.  We will be accountable for the souls, we bring to the Kingdom of God, or turn away.  

I want you to think about that.  

I have had to be really careful with that.  Because I am knowledgeable, but, I remember, what Christ said.  

That we would be known by the Love.  That should be the first thing you should see in a true Christian.  A love, thats in their eyes, a love, that is compassionate, kind, considerate, not jealous, or competitive, but just something about them, that shows that Christ is their Lord and savior.  No matter what they look like, or their status is in life, there is that love….

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.  John 13:35.  KJV.

If I see the love, then I am more apt to be patient with someone, even if they do not agree with me.  But I have to make sure they see, my love, as well.

We are all on the vine, with Christ, so to speak at different levels.  He is the vine, we are the branches.  One may be seasoned, but the other may not be.  And so, there is always that chance, that there will be a difference of opinion.

The thing is though, Christianity, has taken a bad rap in many ways.  I have heard it to be called a religion of hate.  Yet, Christ was very clear about loving God, and loving one another.  It has to be seen.

I myself, have been turned off by those who have come in the name of the Lord, but they were wolves in sheeps clothing.  And they have no mercy.  Nor love.  They also have a Pharisee spirit, and they rule by the law.

Then there are those, who have a Pharisee spirit, but they reject the law.  And believe by grace only.  Those are flaky, pharisee spirits to me.  Because scripture is very clear, that Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.

Being a Christian, will make you different.  But its a process, and a growth, and you cannot expect to have discernment, or spiritual gifts and callings, until you grow, and know holy word, and pray.  By first of all being obedient to God, and yes, His laws.  And fearing Him.  I am not playing with words, fear God.  

Scripture says, we are different.  In fact, it says, we can be peculiar, if you are reading this from a King James version.  Lord, only knows what it says in other Bible versions.  

BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT: WHICH IN TIME PAST WERE NOT A PEOPLE, BUT ARE NOW THE PEOPLE OF GOD:  WHICH HAD NOT OBTAINED MERCY, BUT NOW HAVE OBTAINED MERCY.  I PETER 2:9-10.  KJV.

To get to the point, of my writing, I implore you don’t give up on God, by some of the peculiar Christians you have met, who are flaky to you.  Where it may seem what they do, is crazy.  Or that they even believe.  Yes, there are some nutty Christians.  Sad to say.  But there are also some, who desire truth, in the inner parts of their soul, and they search for God, and they find Him.  

For me, it began by seeing I was a sinner.  That we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  I came to a place, where I hit the bottom of the barrel, and I repented, and in fact, repent daily….. letting go of pride. I gave my life to Christ, because He truly did save me.  But you don’t see the fruit of that, until you come to that place where you give in to God.  We can get the mind of Christ…. by the Holy Spirit.  

Even though I know God, I am careful not to get puffed up, with pride, or to make myself look better then anyone.  I believe in the Love Christ told us about.

I don’t come from a place, “where its name it or claim it.”  Or where, I believe God is an ATM.  “To holler for a dollar.”  That must be so insulting to Him.  Yet many have a distorted, view of who God, and is not.  

Open your heart, and let God speak to you.  Again, I recommend a King James bible, for it is holy, and anointed.  And yes, be careful of the Christians you meet.  But be careful of all people.  We are to test the spirits. 

If you are truly praying, and knowledgeable, about what Gods word says, you will try, and test the spirits.  The Holy Spirit, will show you. 

Thats all I can say for now, till I write again.  But don’t reject the relationship, you can have in Christ.  Thats your responsibility, not others.  You have to work at it.  

Blessings, and love, in Christ, 

Elena Ramirez

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I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


To some, I am harsh, I am hardlined, I am not flexible.

Well…I won’t compromise Gods truth, His holy word.

I know what compromise has done in the past, and I walked a path, that was not the way of Christ, the truth.

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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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I am to some narrow minded. But that is a compliment to me. You see the path the way, is a narrow way. Its not found in the ways of the world.

BECAUSE STRAIGHT IS THE GATE, AND NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. MATTHEW 7:14.

My salvation is not in just having a thought that grace will carry me alone, and that would give me permission to sin. How shabby, how insulting that is to what Christ did on that cross for all of us.

No, I won’t treat my salvation, like its no big deal. I work it out with fear and trembling. I don’t trust anybody but what God says, truth of the matter. Because the Holy Spirit is my teacher.

And when I am wrong, I repent. And believe me, I have been wrong. But I am not wrong, when I say I have fear of God. Because God does not let me get away with anything. Not at all.  And I am grateful for that.  That I heed His correction, that I know what the consequences of sin is.  And that scares me.  So no I am grateful for His promptings, His correction.  His love.  

I am a nice person. But even nice people can get to the point that they don’t care. And I don’t, there is something free about that. 

None of you know my life, what I have gone through, none of you know what God has taught me. But I will not let go of that old rugged cross, and I will with all my being, try, yes at least try to give Him glory, and obedience.  

But it all begins even by the bible I use. I use a King James bible.  For holiness, and truth.  And the anointing.  That has not been corrupted by mans hands.

I don’t want to be a flaky Christian, with no true substance. I know, how valuable my salvation is in Christ.

So, I don’t care, what people think. They don’t live my life, and they don’t live my pain, or my sorrow, or what I have gone through. So think what you want. I don’t care.

My hope is in Christ, and Christ alone. Christ is going to return. My goodness, do we not see prophecy being shown in front of our eyes?

Are we still going to play church? Play religion, mans rules, traditions, and regulations, that think its right.

We better think again, all of us, if we really want to make it to Gods Kingdom.  We better think what does God think?  Oh don’t mistake His silence, for nothing.  He is not mocked, and we reap what we sow.  

So what people think about me at this point, does not matter.

LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE, AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. TITUS 2:13.  

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

 

GO TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE DISLIKED AND BE A FRIEND IN CHRIST ~ 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

Have you been rude to someone? A person of God? Maybe it is someone you work with? A neighbor, and here is one, how about somebody here on Facebook or Twitter?

Were you….Snarly, sarcastic, accusatory, argumentative? Maybe you made fun of someone, and their beliefs? Maybe you are jealous? Maybe you gossiped? Maybe you snubbed someone? Maybe you had a chance to stand up for someone, that was the underdog, and you let the opportunity go by, and did not support that someone, in love?

Look we all make mistakes, in relationships. But one thing, I have learned, if you want to get Gods attention…go to that person, and apologize.

Maybe, they don’t even know you spoke against them, or maybe they don’t know you had such harsh feelings toward them. Or had bad intentions toward them. Humble yourself in the sight of God. See this pride thing, will always block blessings. And love will always work, it never fails. God is love.

So go to that person, and admit your fault before them. Try to be friends with someone, you have disliked. Apologize yourself for even being a part of the enemies plan. Because it does cause discord. It does cause division, it causes strife.  And sadly it brings curses, and nobody wants that…..

Even if you may be right in some instances. Communication, always brings attention to things, and can resolve issues. And if someone comes to you, be gracious. As well. You see, we all have a responsibility to let love in. We all need to grow.

Being resentful, in the long run, will only hurt you. It is a poison, that poisons the soul. When love, could make amends in the sight of God. I know that I know this works. I have seen God bless me, when I have done this.

Go to that person, and make it right. God will honor your humbleness, and love to go to that person. As much as it may hurt you, you will see the pride go away, and a refreshing will come to you, a blessing from God. Perhaps when you need an answer from God, you will get it.

You see the goal, is always to please God, it is always to be humble before Him. It is always to see the deception of the devil, and make a wrong right, in the sight of God. Be a peacemaker, if anything in your own soul…..

And if you cannot do that, then leave them totally alone, and do not hurt them!  I say this as a prayer, and in the name of Jesus!  Amen.

BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT WHOSOEVER IS ANGRY WITH HIS BROTHER WITHOUT A CAUSE SHALL BE IN DANGER OF THE JUDGMENT: AND WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY TO HIS BROTHER, RACA, SHALL BE IN DANGER OF THE COUNCIL: BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY THOU FOOL, SHALL BE IN DANGER OF HELL FIRE. THEREFORE IF THOU BRING THY GIFT TO THE ALTAR, AND THERE REMEMBEREST THAT THY BROTHER HAVE OUGHT AGAINST THEE: LEAVE THERE THY GIFT BEFORE THE ALTAR, AND GO THY WAY, FIRST BE RECONCILED TO THY BROTHER, AND THEN COME AND OFFER THY GIFT. MATTHEW 5:22-24

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT (BUT DO YOU ANYWAY?) ~ 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.  Bot 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. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

The title of this, is in no means meant to be a part of temptation, but I ask that, because we are human.  Because we do have “wants” and needs, and that statement is so profound, in the word of God.  Psalm 23:1  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  

To know Christ, as your Lord, and savior, to know He is your shepherd, and to know, no want, is being at peace with God.

And I have to write it for what it is, but many use this scripture, when someone has departed, and they are no longer alive, and to be out of the body is to be present with the Lord.

So, lets analyze this, because as living human beings, we do have needs and wants.  But do you want something that does not belong to you?

To want something that could hurt our souls, to hurt our own personal lives, needs to be taken into consideration.  No one should ever pray to God, for something that really does not belong to them legally.  

And I am using the example of another person, for example, who is married.  Or to want something that would hurt your soul, your relationship with God.  We need to be careful, not to desire or want anything that is of sin, because it would give place to the devil.

So there are plenty of things in life, that we should not want, but yet we could, if we are not right with God.  And I think in just analyzing that scripture we do have to have peace with God, and come to a place in our own relationship with Him, where we just give him, all our needs and wants.  But it sometimes takes time.  So that we do not want.

Maybe thats why I am writing this, for my own sense of want.  You see, I have wanted to do great things for the Lord, and I have been serving Him for many years.  Yet, I have learned, even in this scripture, that  “wanting”  needs to be looked at first, and what is the motive?

Money, or fame, or even favor for that matter, could cost me something.  You see, the motive in which I do this, has to be for bringing glory to God.  

I have seen and learned from other examples, even in ministry, of people who have taken the gospel, and used it for the prosperity message, and when they deliver it, they try to get people to “Name it and claim it” or holler for a dollar.

I have seen those who twist scripture, or take only part of the scriptures, and really, the root of it should be that people would seek God, seek Christ as their Shepherd, and have their souls in tact.  To be in a place of not wanting.   But it is obvious that they tickle some ears, and with hold so much of truth, that one can see they are using the gospel for deceptive reasons.  And that scares me.

First and foremost in any part of ministry, we should be trying to win souls for Christ.  There is a lost world, out there but many are missing truth, because the motive is on prosperity, or something else.  In wanting….

My friends, there are many things.  I have asked for, in want to be given to me.  And in not receiving, I have learned, that God, has been testing me.  So, when you want something, you need to take to heart, what the scriptures say.  And as always what does the true scriptures say from the King James?  Because so many other scriptures have been changed, added, or deleted, that the meaning can be confusing.

The Bible says, we ask amiss.  And that is why we do not receive.  God will not give us something in our “want” again, that is against His truth, His commandments or His ways.  So don’t expect it or ask for it.  

JAMES 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  

So in wanting, I just have a sense, that there are times, we are tested of God.  We are tested, so we can grow.  God can give anything to us, and can fulfill a need, a want.   He promises to give us the desires of our heart.  But it is always on His conditions, and His will.  Are we asking for the will of God, or our own will?

And are we looking at our relationship with Christ first?  Are we content, in our own lives, and in what we do have?  Having gratitude, and looking at our attitudes, so that we do not lose our sense of being, in Christ.  This can make such a difference.

All I know is, I am not giving up, or letting my dreams, my desires go away.  What I am sensing to do right now, though, is to stop, and be content, in what I am, who I am in Christ, and yes big dreams, and wants could come true, but it has for me, to be for the glory of God.

I pray, if you are struggling with “want” in any area of your life, that perhaps, this could help you, to give you insight, but more then anything so you can understand the heart of God for your own life.

Blessings, and love, again, this is just my thoughts.  But I so want His thoughts to be pleased.  You see, in my own life, I realize it is all about His glory.  He has done so much for me, but maybe there are things I want, that really could hurt me, or could be out of line for me, so I need to just have peace, in who I am right now, and what I have, and trust God.

So that in itself, is my way of saying, Lord, not my will but yours….

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.  Bot 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. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

PRIDE WILL STEAL YOUR BLESSINGS ~ 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.  Bot 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. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Pride will steal your blessings, and I need to write this.

There are so many Christians who are Christians, and believe in Gods word, but when an offence comes in, or a disagreement, what happens, is that pride takes over.

That is one thing, people do not understand, and when they do that, they open the door to the enemy. I have seen it time and time again, and I take it to heart, to know, because this is one thing, that offends God. He does not bless pride.

Why does it steal your blessings?  One reason, because it stops love.  It stops the flow of love, and God is love.

Whenever any of us, stop love, we stop God, from working in our lives.  We are stopping the blessings, and we are stopping forgiveness, and being disobedient.  It automatically brings the enemy into the situation legally.  We are told to give no place to the enemy to submit to God, and then the enemy will flee.

But He giveth more grace.  Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4:6-7. 

These are principles, laws, and parameters God has placed in each one of our lives, and no matter how right you are, (I have learned this) that it turns into a stumbling block, that steals your blessings.

No one, would ever purposely, stop God from blessing them, who would be foolish to do that?  But unknowingly, when you have pride, with anybody, you are doing that.  And when you do that, you are using a worldly sense of dealing with something, instead of doing something the way of Gods Kingdom.

Its like a child, who gets mad at someone, and instead of letting the love flow, to be understanding, compassionate, instead one gets a stone wall, of intellectual reasoning.  By being bratty, unresponsive, and snubbing someone.  It shows.  Those kind of tactics were done when we were kids, and you either grow, or you keep doing it like a child.  Who has not learned how to deal with this, and see the way to get out of pride.

Lets look at that more so, because this is the way of the world, in some cases.  Being realistically intellectual in reasoning with one another.  Here as an example, you may be able to relate to this, but say someone tells you, that you have offended them.  Or that something you did, deserves to be looked at, to understand.

They are sad, they are wounded, or they may even just be adamant to say, hey that is wrong.  So what do you do?  You give a reason, you explain maybe even calmly, or with a sarcastic attitude, thats the way it is, and thats why you did what you did.

Instead, of seeing that person, actually has a llegitimate  point.  And instead of you recognizing it, acknowledging it, you may either ignore that person (pride) or just cut them off.  You have forgotten manners, good courtesy, of just even recognizing the problem.  

Stop for a moment, and look that this person, has actually made a point, and for whatever reason, if it is other factors, they need you to see this problem.  Don’t brush them off, don’t snub them, don’t ignore their thought….Let love in, and don’t let pride steal your blessings.

Now, I know every situation is different, but there is something to be said, about the way, we communicate, and the way, we either work it out with or without pride.

Having pride, will not acknowledge its wrong doing.  It will not admit a fault, it will not go that extra step to make a wrong right.  And this my friend, is what I am trying to get you to see.  I am trying to extend grace to you, to see that when you are wrong….

Go to someone, tell them perhaps, you were wrong, in your evaluation, or in the method of handling something.   What you are trying to do, is to continue the flow of love.  (Bringing God into it)  For when you do that, you are letting go of your pride.

You are letting go, of your right to be right, and even if you are right, you are saying.  I love you, this does not mean just because we disagree, that we should be at odds with one another.  You are not hiding the discretion, you are exposing it to love.  

You see, if we saw how God works, and the enemy works, we would be able to stop problems, curses, and even sin.  Love never fails.  Pride will stop love, it will stop your blessings.  Let go of that anger, to be right, or to have the right to be right.  It does you no good.  It needs to be brought to the obedience of Christ.  So His love can continue.

See this my friends, is something to know for pride will really steal your blessings.  And the enemy in his twisted sense of bringing confusion, will bring part truth in any matter, to look like a lie.  Or to bring pride.  Don’t be a part of pride.  Forgive, communicate, and be gracious, in your communications.

We all need to work on this, because it is on-going.  I hope this brought some perspective, so you can get on the right path, and in doing so learning a tool of diplomacy, with compassion, understanding, to stop pride.

Just my thoughts, with love, so hoping that we all can grow.  So   praying, that when differences come, even in my own life, I am praying, that I will not have pride.  You see, I grew up, trying to reason sometimes, and when I saw pride in a loved one, and I was rejected, I knew what it was.

That is the worst feeling, to have, because of someones pride, and when life goes on, and it is not resolved, it brings a curse.  Love could have healed that, but pride got in the way.  Don’t let it get in the way of your life.  Stop it, God can change it.  The following link is one of my popular posts on pride, just click it, and praying it also helps you.  

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

 

 

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/how-to-recognize-you-have-a-spirit-of-pride-a-prayer-of-hope-devotional/

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE FOR FAITH? THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD OR WHAT HE CAN GIVE YOU?


IMG_0005 (2)Motives, about faith. Is it because you want something from God? Or is it because you want to be in His presence?

I wonder how insulting that is to God, by some of these teachings, that one seeks God for what they want, or need.

Yet, if we did seek Him, for who He is, how much greater our faith would be, in honor of Him. Because of who He is, because He is the creator of heaven and earth. Because nothing is impossible with Him.

But to only go to God, just when you need something, or want something, is like saying, God you are an ATM machine.

Oh folks, we need to see this is wrong, we need to seek God, for who He is, and love Him, like the children that we are, and like He is the King that He is, Almighty, and powerful.

BUT HE BEING FULL OF COMPASSION, FORGAVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND DESTROYED THEM NOT, YEA MANY A TIME TURN HE HIS ANGER AWAY, AND DID NOT STIR UP ALL HIS WRATH. FOR HE REMEMBERED THAT THEY WERE BUT FLESH A WIND THAT PASSETH AWAY AND COMETH NOT AGAIN. HOW OFT DID THEY PROVOKE HIM IN THE WILDERNESS, AND GRIEVE HIM IN THE DESERT. YEA THEY TURNED BACK AND TEMPTED GOD, AND LIMITED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. THEY REMEMBERED NOT HIS HAND, NOR THE DAY WHEN HE DELIVERED THEM FROM THE ENEMY. PSALM 78:-38-42

There is none like my God, and I would even go so far, to try and convict you in this, because the fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom.  He holds our souls in our hands.  Lets stop, and see, and not take our Lord for granted.  Nor His sacrifice on the cross.

We cannot, frustrate the grace, God has given us, but we learn who He is, by His Holy word, His commandments, His truth.  Even by the word, we read, and yes, I recommend the King James Bible, for this reason as well.  Nothing, missing, nothing broken.

We want to be people, that are made complete in love, because of what Christ did on the cross for each one of us.  And I hope if anything this stirs up your remembrance of His sacrifice, His love, His obedience.  He did this, for us, because He loves us.  So we have to see this.  And seek Him, for who He is.

Not because of what we get from God.

Just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez

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A Prayer of Hope….

Father, help us, help your people.  Lord, there are so many mixed messages out there, even from other Christian brothers and sisters, and Lord, what do you see?  Yes, we need your help.  But we need you more then anything.  Your truth, your ways, your characteristics, that change us.  Lord please just do a new thing, and reveal yourself, and correct us, in Love.  Have mercy, have your way, because of who you are.  Because your Love, never fails.  In Jesus name.  Amen

As an update on my Book, “How to have Faith”  is at the publishers right now.  I will be making a formal announcement very soon.  Till then, just go to the top of my blog here, and see, the information concerning it.  

THE SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE UNITED STATES CONCERNING THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012


This is Spiritual warfare.  This election for President.  2012. We are the United States.  But there are agendas, and self-interest groups.

That do really come against this nation.  It should not be.  We should be united.  But there is division, in this election.  There is division, in this great land of ours…..

I sense the warfare.  I remember though, we do not fight with flesh and blood, but with principalities in high places.  Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  

So the Lord, is reminding me and you, to put on our armor.  The armor of God.  To quench the fiery darts of the enemy.  So we can withstand.  And the only way we can, is by praying, and being obedient to God.  Speaking up, and speaking truth, His truth.  His word.  And speaking love.  This is what this is all about.  His love.  It is needed in our lives, daily.  And yes in our nation.

I woke up this morning, sad, frustrated, and angry.  Among other things.  And all day, I have been pondering on this election, and thinking to myself.  So, I have been praying….

I am so frustrated, with this process.  I am so frustrated, with the angry words, going on, back and forth.  I am angry with the agenda, that is coming from the Democrats.  The support, for special interest groups.

I was disappointed, in the debate.  Between Biden, and Ryan.  I thought, that the courtesy was not there, though Mr. Ryan, was very courteous, to say the least.

Yes, I am voting for Romney.  I feel like he is the better candidate.  He stands for things, I believe in, especially concerning abortion.  He is pro-life.

But, I have had to stop and pray, and seek God.  Today, was one of those days.  Seeking guidance, seeking wisdom, in what I do, but in this road, we call life, and we all have to journey in it.

And yes, this is a spiritual war.  Between good and evil.  But the lines, are fuzzy, in the sense, that even though, you can call one evil or good, the opponents, are doing the same thing.  They are calling you, evil or good.

So it just made me think.  I need a different way of thinking of this.  And I am going to come from the approach, that I am going to bless the Democrats.  I pray, God bless them.

Am I praying for their agenda? No.  For I do see the division.  After all, they could not even agree, to disagree, to put God, and Israel on their platform….Signs, indicators, truth…

But, I am praying for their well being.  For their peace of mind.  For God to speak to them.  For God to guide them, even now, and between the election.  No matter who wins.  We are the United States for heavens sake.  I am praying for their souls.

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil.  

Because I believe, that some of the agendas that are being supported by the Democrats, are not good for us.  They could actually bring curses to our nation.  Abortion, is an abomination, I believe in the sight of God.  For He says….Thou shalt not kill.  Exodus 20:13.  

And so I pray, that people would see the evil in this.  I truly believe, that the right of that baby, does not belong to the mother.  It belongs to that child, whether it can speak or not.  It cannot defend itself.  That right of that life, belongs to God.  For He knows the child, before it is even born.

Thats probably one of the main reasons, why I am now a Republican.  I am praying that the Democratic party would see this and not enforce, my tax dollars to go for an abortion.  That, I am against.  In my principles, and that of many Christians.

We do not all agree the same, nor believe the same.  Yes, I wish we were totally 100% a Christian nation.  But we are not.  And I am called to love my enemies.  But I do not want to look at my fellow Americans as an enemy.  Thats why I am seeing this, and wanting to pray for those in opposition, of my views.  Again, for my own spiritual health.

I am called to bless, and not curse.  And believe me, last night, I was pretty disgusted, with the way, the debate went between Mr Ryan, and Mr. Biden.

But, this is America.  And we are all the land of the free.  I just pray, we all stop for a moment, and pray for each other.  That we deal with all of these issues, with respect, and courtesy.  Its so easy, to walk in hate.  Its so easy, to take a side, in division, and I don’t want to be someone who divides.  Whether I agree with you or not.

But, more then anything, especially in this election.  Being loyal to God.  And purposely, thinking about that, and praying about that.  I have had a sense, of wanting to please God.  What does God think about these agendas?  And all I can do, is go to my Bible.  I do want to take the side with my Lord, and if He does the dividing, thats up to Him.

All I know, is that this arguing, and sharing mean spirited messages about our respective differences, does not help us.

It is spiritual warfare, and what has Christ called us to do?  He has called us to love.  I may, or may not change someones mind, about who they are going to vote for.  But, I do not have to sling, mud, to do it.

I pray, for discretion.  I pray, for my own well being, and peace of mind, in this.  I don’t want to hate others.  Christ loved us all.  We have to love each other as well.  Yes, Christ hated the  sin, but He loved the sinner.

I know this is odd, to some.  But I am going to take the stand to pray for all the Democrats, I hear about.  On television, and in friendship circles.  I am going to reserve my thoughts, from here on, to not judge their motives, or their agendas, and just pray for them.

I have to do this, for my own well being.  For my own sense, of who I am in Christ.  I am so glad, the Lord stopped me in this.  But I felt like my own spiritual health was at stake.  Like perhaps, I could go down a road, that God did not want me to take.  So it bothered me.  I always appreciate that gut feeling I get.  It is an indicator, and if it does not feel good, I know I have to run to God for guidance.

It just reminds me though, what does all that anger and hate do to a person, spiritually, and even physically?  Its not good for us, to get caught up in spiritual warfare without love.  It will destroy within.  And thats what the enemy wants.  He wants to hurt us.  So, I am seeing, Love is what is needed.

I know the devil is the accuser, but aren’t we playing his role, when we accuse each other back and forth?

I am just going to pray for all of our leaders.  On both sides…..Lord, help them, and give them wisdom.  For our nation.  Stop the fighting….let all things be done, in order, and courtesy….

I pray, blessings, of love, and peace, courtesy, respect, honor, protection, for each candidate.  And their families.  I pray, this love, for their administration, and senior officers.

I pray, this, for each citizen of the United States.  That love, peace, and good will would guide you, with discretion, when dealing with the other political parties, and with each other.

May God bless America, but I pray, we bless God.  How can we do that, if we are in strife?  With one another, even over an election.

I pray, we would stop, and think, no matter what your religious affiliate is.  What can I do to make this election smoother, easier, and with the motive, to create an atmosphere of love, for myself, others, and my country?  I do pray, that we stop, and become more civil, honest, and kind with one another.

Why?  We are the United States of America.  Let us not become the divided states.  May God bless all of our citizens, and officials of our great country.

I am praying through it all, that my Lord, Jesus, would be glorified.  Honored, and praised.  That He would bring truth back to our nation, and that love, would be evident again, in a great and mighty way.  God bless the USA.  And may I with all my heart, bless my Lord.  Thank you Father, that I am an American citizen.

I pray that America, would have the heart to want to bless you, the Lord.

Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I praise you, I do thank you for this great country, the United States.  Lord this could even be a civil war.  This is spiritual warfare in so many ways.  For so many things, that are trying to creep into our great country.  Agendas…from special interest groups.  These things do not bless this country.  But hurt us.  How I pray, we do not become divided, but united.  I bless each leader, I bless this country, I pray, for each citizen.   I pray, Father amidst all the agendas, all the policies, the special interests etc.  That your truth, would rule and reign.  To be a better country.  Not imposing, but declaring, your love, and goodness for all.  If we just seek you.  Your Kingdom, and righteousness, is not based on our democratic agendas.  No.  But, we can learn from you, we can remember to love one another.  To not get caught up in strife. To give no place to the devil.  But, to walk in love, forgiving, and blessing one another, in Christ.  Lord, I just pray for my country.  It makes me sad, to see the angry words, from some.  But, you are God, and you will protect us.  From within, and without…we are a blessed nation.  Because of our foundation, in you.  Our founding fathers, knew, we could have freedom here, because of you.  Thank you Lord, now please bless our country, and our leaders, with wisdom, peace, love, and joy, in Christ’s name.  Amen

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