WHY COMMUNICATION IS SO IMPORTANT AS A CHRISTIAN BUT IN LIFE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4575.jpgI feel led to write about communication.  With one another, with God, with others, and as a Christian, I feel I am more indebted to try and communicate.

Most of my problems I have had in life, or with others, are due to not getting communication.  Where things may seem to be fuzzy, or where someone, may take the incentive, but will do something and not communicating.  Or where something is assumed.  

Or where I was expected to do something, but I did not know.  So because communication was not reinforced, things fell through, or did not get accomplished.  

Its so vital, to communicate, and I think thats why I have since, an early age, tried to articulate my thoughts, actually by writing them down, and communicate through writing, because I have not always been confident, or been a great orator.  But that changed when I began writing my thoughts, as a reference.  So I overcame that to build up my self esteem.

In business, I learned to document my thoughts, and situations, because you need a back up sometimes.  To determine, what was communicated, and if it was not, then I had my notes to refer to.  To show, this was what was communicated.  

I used to work for the phone company.  And I used to joke to some, that the phone company, was responsible for providing great phone service to others, for having the tool as the phone. But inside the ranks of the company, there were times, communication was not available, and things were not understood, and the protocol, for even sharing information was difficult.  To receive or share.  Whose who?   Who do I need to contact, to communicate with?

Recently, I have had situations arise, where communication was vague, or where someone, actually did not communicate with me, and misunderstandings did occur. And I am not going to give the enemy fuel, if I remain silent.  I have my part.  And I see how the enemy can only come to destroy, when communication is not available. 

I have a neighbor, who just recently overstepped, her authority in a matter, because she did not communicate a problem with us, and tried to rectify a problem on her own, concerning our fence.  If she had only come to us, and stated there was a problem with the fence, and asked for our assistance, we would have been glad, to help.  Or, if she had asked for permission.  But she did neither, and now consequently, the situation has gotten so bad, by her lack of communication, that we are at odds with each other.  And its sad.  

With my friends, who I love dearly, things like that can also occur, if one person, is assuming something, but the communication is not clear, feelings can get hurt.

Or with family.  Who I love dearly.  With my hubby, or son, we often have little powwows, so we can get to the root of a problem but we communicate, so we all understand each other.  And I will just say here, everyone, needs that, to feel important or understood.  Then we pray to God, because we always need to communicate to our Lord.

So I try, really hard to communicate.  And I also ask for feedback, to see if my message was conveyed, and understood.  When one does not make the effort to do that, things, can fall through the cracks.  

I really feel like God is telling us, we have a responsibility to communicate.  Is it easy?  Not always.  Confrontation, can make it seem like war.  But the enemy would rather have us shut up, then to communicate.  Even if I do not agree with someone, I so appreciate, the effort when communication is presented.  It helps.  

But when someone goes silent, its mind boggling, because you just don’t know.  So yes, I can be bold, and confront, if I need communication in a matter.  Some things, to be honest, I don’t want to know, but if I am included in a matter, to do something, yes communicate with me.  Its a service we do for one another, but it takes two parties to do it.

I am pretty fair, when I know the facts, but its so frustrating, if you are put on the spot, yet someone did not say, or communicate, this is what I expect.  These are the rules.

Life is funny, and people like to do their own thing but do we really look as well to see, what God says?  Not man, but God, first.  I love my King James bible, because Gods Holy word, is there to give me answers.  God has done His part by communicating and giving us His Holy word.  And I just will say it here, He does not give us something only to think about but if its there, its a commandment.  But He provides, always.  

….Answers to why things happen, but also what God expects.  Sometimes you have to connect the dots, but communicating with God, is so important.  Prayer.  He is the King of Kings, He established His thoughts, but if I want answers I have to talk to Him, I have to search my Bible, I have to see and examine my part and heart in this matter.  Do I communicate, did I communicate my part effectively?

And with others.  Sometimes, I have to apologize. Or repent, and to God, I need to do this often.  Practically every day, because I am not perfect.  In communication.  Sometimes, I have to say, I failed to understand your thoughts, so I reacted this way.

But when someone does not apologize or communicate as well, it is frustrating to say the least.  When I have communicated, but the communication was not returned.  Or understood.  

Maybe thats why I am writing this.  Because communication is so important.  But it is a two way street.  One cannot just communicate, and work at something, while someone does not offer communication in return.

Well, I hope this brings insight, like I say, I am an opened book in many ways, and there are some things I don’t spill the beans about, or blab or communicate about, because it could be misunderstood, but if I try to be honest, and truthful with others and God, it does seem to make things easier.  

Communication always has to be worked out.  

This is what the Bible says about this.  I am glad it does.  Because more then anything I want to please my Lord.  Thank you…Father.  

HEBREWS 13:16  KJV

BUT TO DO GOOD AND TO COMMUICATE FORGET NOT: FOR WITH SUCH SACRIFICES GOD IS WELL PLEASED.  

 

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez 

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE WAR ROOM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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…..
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If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

These are my thoughts about the movie, War Room.  I saw it last night.  It was inspiring.  It does make us think, to know, we are in warfare, and just to get answers for prayer.  I admired the older woman, who was bold, and had discernment, to want to help that younger woman.  

But…

With all due respect, I would like to offer some perspective and I think these are valid points to bring up that were not covered in the movie.

These are only my opinions. But I have found them to enhance prayer. I did not get a sense that these things were covered but in any event….

I did not sense repentance was a strong point that should be evident when we go to pray. Repentance was not emphasized strongly.  In these war rooms…King James scripture says;

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭66:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We can’t get answers from God if we are not totally humble in the sight of God. And repentant as well humble in the sight of God. Even as Christians.  Even saved.  We still make mistakes.  We still sin.  Sometimes unknowingly.  So we cannot go to God, in prayer, if there is some kind of sin, thats evident.  Even from our thoughts.  So that I think is important to do.  I did appreciate the gentleman did repent, as he went to God, in prayer, so I am not oblivious to that.  

Another thing that caught my attention and always does, was what Bible version should one use in spiritual warfare? There was no recommendation.

And I think that is a disservice, because in the goal of the movie, to get answers in prayer we have to know, this is our weapon.  It is supposed to be a sword of truth. It did not specify what bible to use and I say this because not all bibles are equal.

If it is any less then a King James it is corrupt. The King James is the oldest and purest bible we have, and has been stored and preserved in heaven. For over 400 years.  It is holy and anointed.  

When we use the King James we are on the same page with God.  When we use a King James, we take to heart, the many scriptures that warn us not to change, add, or delete scripture.  And there are many.  Including Revelation 22:18-19, that warns us, salvation could be lost.  And access to the Holy city, will not be given.  And the things people want from a bible they will not get according to scripture.  

FOR I 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 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

God has his reasons, and it behooves any of us, as the standard.  But to try and go around His standard of excellence, to try and find a loop hole to prayer.  Is just wrong.  

Its not fast food.  Its spiritual food, and spiritual food, does not taste the same when it has been changed.  Say for example like a recipe.  You don’t change the ingredients, because it will not taste the same.  I did a check on the last verse, they used, as it ended.  And it was not a King James verse.  II Chronicles 7:14.  

It said, if my people “who”, not if my people “which” are called by my name.  There is a big difference between which and who, who was like a question.  Which meant specifically.  And we have to see the discrepancies, in word, or we will not win the battle.  The enemy deceives many by the word they choose.  This is why using a King James eliminates any kind of doubt, of authenticity, and corruption.  It is holy.  I trust in it, when I pray, the word of God.  

IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS. THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.  II CHRONICLES 7:14.  

I am not trying to minimize the important values this movie gave. In fact, it inspired me as well.

But these are things we need to do, I believe to have our prayer life work. According to the standards of God.  

Just my thoughts, in love, 

Elena Ramirez

TALKING ABOUT YOGA ~ MY THOUGHTS ~ 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

Talking about Yoga my thoughts…

What I see is that compromise is so easily thought. And I think the body of Christ not only in this is compromising to do Yoga as a Christian, but it has lost the fear of God. From watered down Bibles, scriptures not taken to heart, and just letting “that feel good mentality” by grace is just wrong.  

Folks remember, what Christ did for you on that cross.  You do not want to compromise that.  I know you don’t but many of you are so deceived, by the ways of the world.  And really thats the enemy trying to steal your souls.  

We need to see this, not only for all of us but individually. Your not judging someone if you tell them something is wrong. Your warning them. And we are called to do that.

This is wrong I believe in the sight of God. Because the spiritualism comes from idolatry practices. And that is sin in the sight of God. I don’t know about you all but I fear God. And I work out my own salvation with trembling and fear.

When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. (Ezekiel 33:8-18 KJV)

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To whom it may concern:  This may include my Facebook friends, people who may be on their list, or anyone, who is a subscriber, in a group or just even someone, who may be a bystander.  This can also include Twitter.

Facebook, is a wonderful, way to communicate the gospel.  It is a great vessel, that God can speak to someones heart, to know truth.  I understand the great potential of social media.

It can be used to speak truth to someone, who needs to see truth.  It can open up dialogue, that cannot always be made available even in relationships.

Something about being behind our computers, though can give us strength to speak our minds, and speak truth, but with that ability to hide, behind our computers, it can be used in a destructive way  for it can also be used to fight someone, or to just throw darts at someone.

And that is not cool.  That is not wisdom, nor is it love, and we are all called to love one another.  There does have to be a sense of the power of our words.  And how to use them, and we are responsible.  In the sight of God.  Our words are recorded in heaven and not just Facebook.

I suppose that is why I am writing.  And yes, apologizing.

You see, I am a servant of God.  I cannot speak for anyone else but for me.  And because I am a servant of God, I need to try and be a good example.  I need to see the error of my ways.

I am also a truth seeker, and because I am a truth seeker, I do look to see, according to my King James Bible, truth.  And when I see the lack of it, I do sometimes speak my mind.  I do so, because if it can bring light, to a situation, or to someone, then I am called to speak the gospel.

Now I don’t want to get personal with people, or judge them, but sometimes, when you see the deception in something, you see that the fruit, that may be planted, in that persons life, can hurt them.  So you say something…..because you want to spare them, you want them to know truth, and to see the light.  It is also perceived as being judged.

You also want to see them make heaven.  And there in just that, is the boldness, that I can sometimes speak, that may be harsh, but I know God.  I know my Lord, I know His truth. I also know, how the enemy deceives.

And because I know my Lord, and His warnings, His commandments, I know what His word says, and so many people do not know His truth, and they are so misled.

And yes I get angry with some of those in leadership, and they hide truth, cowardly, or do not tell someone the error of their ways, just so they can be popular.

I never was popular, and I may never be.  But I especially do not want that title, if it means going against Gods truth, to please people.  No thank you.  I want them to see Jesus, not me.

But to someone, who does not see that my intention is to bring light, into a situation, will see it as argumentative, or combative.  And I understand that.  It grieves me, when I have been in spiritual battles, and I am perceived as argumentative.  But it does go with the territory.

I do not apologize for who I am in Christ, but I do apologize, if I do not use, discretion, or grace, or I am harsh, or I am even sometimes rude.  That is never my intention.  But I am human.  And sometimes, when people have hurt me, or been mean to me, I call it like it is.

That is not always good.  I don’t want to return evil for evil.  But I have called someone out on it, and given them the same taste that they may have given me.  Its not good.

I grew up fighting.  Physical fights, when I was young, and I learned to fight.  Now I am a Christian, and I am called to love, forgive, and walk in peace.

But I also see, how God has groomed me, given me courage, and taught me, to be strong.  And that nature of being a warrior may always be in me.  I believing in fighting for good causes.  I believing in fighting for truth, and speaking for love, and kindness, and compassion.

I believe in speaking for others, who do not know how, to defend themselves.  I believe in my King James Bible, and sometimes, I get into debates over that.  I believe in the Holiness of it, the anointing, and it is not always received, so sometimes, I am engaged in a spiritual battle with others over that.  I will always promote it, because I believe in the authenticity of it.  But I also know what Gods word says, and He says do not fight about the law.  BUT AVOID FOOLISH QUESTIONS, AND GENEALOGIES, AND CONTENTIONS, AND STRIVINGS ABOUT THE LAW; FOR THEY ARE UNPROFITABLE AND VAIN.  TITUS 3:9

I am not backing down, even here, to say I am not going to be in battles.  I may very well be in more.  But, I do not want to be perceived as a trouble maker either.  I do not want to be perceived either as someone though, who will hide truth.  Or back down from truth.

But why should I debate truth, when I know it is truth?

I am just trying to find the balance, in who I am in Christ.  I am trying to be humble, and transparent for my Father to use.  I am trying to see, the error of my ways.  I am trying to get my own breakthroughs, in my life, and ministry.  So I humble myself, and apologize, if you misunderstood me, or if I have come across as being argumentative.

I am trying to refine who I am in Christ.  That is all I am trying to do.  Because the truth of the matter is, I want to grow.  I don’t want to stay in the same mold.  I don’t want to hurt myself, so I do not produce fruit, or bring fruit out in others.  But I don’t want the devil to hurt you.

I am not saying I will never speak up again, or I will deny truth.  I am just saying, I am going to be very careful, because I never want to turn people off, from God.  I am just communicating all of this, because I want you to know God.  And He may use me to do that.

But I just have to say this.  Because I want my ministry to be real, not phony, and not bold enough to say, truth.  Fathers truth.  There are so many who distort His truth.  That it grieves me.  And I do pray, to speak it when I have to.  To expose the darkness.

Recently, I broke off a friendship with someone.  Someone I knew for a long time.  And I thought we were friends, but when I saw what she believed and what I believed it was not the same.  And it made me think, how can we really be friends, if we do not agree?

Like scripture says.  CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER, EXCEPT THEY BE AGREED.  AMOS 3:3  

And because of this, falling out so to speak, that really did hurt me in a lot of ways, I am soul searching.  Trying to dispel any darkness in my own life.  And I don’t want to be friends, with people who do not see the truth of God in this, that can be called darkness.  AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, BUT RATHER REPROVE THEM.  EPHESIANS 5: 11

I probably hurt this person.  But I had to speak truth, and I had to try and spare her, hell.  I did it because I love God, and yes I loved her.  I will miss her friendship, but when things like this happen, you choose God. And this is where my loyalty always has to be.  Above friends, or enemies.  I choose to please God.  

It was not perceived well.  With this person. And I do wish her well.  But I had to do it. I broke the ties, spiritual and in friendship, and I planted the seed, of His truth, so she will see, but I will not water it.  And so, it was hard.  But it had to be done.  

And so after a battle like that, I am trying to get my bearings.  I am trying to clean the slate.  I am trying to see the error of my own ways.  I am trying to walk in humbleness, and love.  But I am also asking others, are you really my friend in Christ?  I don’t want “frienenemies”.

I am doing this so that my tree, of who I am would produce true fruit of Christ, in love, and yes truth.  We all are so vulnerable, and if we don’t know Gods truth, we can hurt ourselves.  So I am trying….

I am trying to grow.  I never want to limit God, but I can limit myself, and I don’t want to.

So I humble myself, before you all.  And I say I am sorry, if I was misunderstood, or if I even misunderstood.  And we had a difference in opinions or words, were exchanged, or whatever.  And you saw that, and you know, its not right.  I apologize.  

I am just truly trying with all my being, and I don’t know what else to say, but I pray God use me, for His glory.  But I will not compromise His truth, for popularity, or to be a people pleaser.

Thank you, if you took the time to read this.  God bless you,

Elena Ramirez 

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.  

DID YOU KNOW IF YOU GET OFFENDED YOU ARE NOT ROOTED IN LOVE?


The Lord, has been bringing the message of Love, to me, more and more. And with the assistance of this photograph of roots, I will share, the Lords heart.

Yesterday, I found myself challenged by someone, who wrote something, about one of my postings. It actually challenged me.  I realized, I had a choice.  To either walk, in love, or get offended.

And for a moment, I paused, and walked away from it. Though it was on my heart, I knew it was wrong, yet I ministered to myself.

This person, was a voice of reason.  Yet, I know how the devil is, he speaks truth, but the underline thought was accusing.  It was twisted, and it was meant to offend me.  But, I just sensed, I needed to be careful, and not to fall into a trap.  I did not want to lose my peace.

But God brought this scripture to my heart. AND HAVE NO ROOT IN THEMSELVES, AND SO ENDURE BUT FOR A TIME; AFTERWARD, WHEN AFFLICTION OR PERSECUTION ARISETH FOR THE WORDS SAKE, IMMEDIATELY THEY ARE OFFENDED. MARK 4:17.

I had to stop, and just say a prayer, and walk in love….I had to see myself, if I was rooted, and grounded. In love.

You know, as a Christian, we will be tested, we will be challenged, in our faith, in our walk, and maybe even by other Christians. God is love….and if we are in Christ, and his love, we are to love too. Christ told us that, people would know that we were Christians by the evidence of love.

This is basically a reminder, to be careful, of the antics of the enemy. Because his goal, is to get us out of love. To get us out of that place, where we would not receive Gods blessings, because we did not endure, in love.

Get rooted and grounded in love. Don’t let the devil steal your blessings, because you got out of love….

When you are rooted and grounded in love, situations, can come to you, but those roots, kick in, hold their ground, (literally) and you are not moved.

Just like a flower, with strong roots.  In fact, this root, I planted from this photograph, will now grow, and reach full potential. It really does not look like much.  But I gave it, a chance, when I pulled it up, out of the ground, and I put it in water, to strengthen its roots.

With the care I will give it. It has a better chance. Well God, is that way too, with us.  He cares for us, he protects us, he loves us but when we are rooted and grounded in love, we are being, as his example.

Keep rooted and grounded in love. Be careful, not to get offended. Quickly forgive others, so a root of bitterness does not kick in, instead. Walk in love, practice that, so you can withstand…

Renew your mind with the word of God, so you can endure. That the spirit of Christ, will dwell in your heart, by faith, to show, that you are rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 4:17. (read it yourself from Gods word)

Praying this inspires you, and blesses you, and reminds you to walk in love, so you can stay rooted and grounded.

So, nothing will move you. That is maturity in Christ, in Gods love….The illustration of these flowers listed here, below, is what they look like, when healthy, and rooted in love.

What a difference, when allowed to grow roots.  Grounded, in love.  

Blessings, and Just my thoughts, feel free to share…

Elena Ramirez..

A Prayer of Hope and Honor…

Lord, continue to pour your love, and sweet spirit in me, to walk in love.  I ask in Jesus name, so I will not get offended, or offend, or lose my blessings.  Keep me grounded, rooted in your love, to always know the difference in Jesus name.  Amen 

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CHANGING YOUR ATTITUDE TO GRATITUDE


Thank you Father for your promises. Thank you brother Wes for this photo

It is so easy to cop an attitude….and I am using slang here.  But, really it is.  It goes back to the “me, me, me”, syndrome.  We can get opinionated, judgmental or even ungrateful.  And that is when, one has to stop, and do some checking out, some self-analyzing, and more than anything some praying.  First, for forgiveness.  Because God is so good.  It is easy to get into a slump, or a routine even, and then you just start taking things for granted.  I don’t want to take anything for granted.  Life, is funny.  Nothing is promised.  And life is precious.  I want to be the best I can be in my life.  But it begins, with who I am in God.  I know the difference.  From before God was in my life, and now.  And I am grateful, for my salvation.  I am so grateful, God did not let me self-destruct, in my own ways.  And even though, I am secure in my salvation.  I admit, myself, to having a few pity parties here and there, and one can ponder, on our mistakes, our misfortunes, our track record, our sins, etc.  But, if you have given your heart to Christ, something, does happen, he takes away your sins.  And he promises, he will not leave or forsake you, and he promises you something else, that you have a place in his Kingdom.  And then there are all his other promises in the Bible, that one can claim.  I have so much to be thankful for.  Because all I have to do is, go to Father, God.  My Lord, who is so merciful, good and kind to me.  And I feel like crying as I write this.  Because God is so good.  So when I see myself, like that, being ungrateful, I think, that is not right, and even today, I woke up, and said, I am not going to go to that place.  Of having an attitude.  I am going to purposely, try to change my attitude to gratitude.  I have so very much, to be thankful for.  Sure things are not perfect in my little world.  But I have a little family, who I love dearly.  And I have a home, a roof, over our heads.  We have food.  I may not have a job….And I want to do so much, but when I stop and look at me, and where I came from, I am thankful.  When I look at the possibilities, I am thankful.  I live in the United States, and with all of our political problems, etc.  We are still a great nation, under God.  And there is freedom.  Some people in other countries, cannot even worship, or speak about God.  But I can, you can too.  So, I am thankful.  I have my health, for the most part, though sometimes, my own choices, have caused a couple of lbs here, and there.  But, that can change.  See anything can happen or change, if you put your trust on God, in thankfulness, and start where you are at.  I just see, I am at a point, where I can either get negative, or positive.  And I want to be positive.  So, I am going to begin, making it a point to be thankful to God.  More so, and loving, and kind.  So with that said, I am thankful for you too.  Maybe, no one has told you this today.  But I love you, and so does God.  I am grateful.  Watching my words, to try and bless, I want to change, my behavior, my attitude to gratitude.

And so I add this, after I have already posted this….but to truly have a heart that is thankful, we need to be in a place where we are right with Christ.  I have a new friend, who just started a blog, (see her comment below)  and she wrote that the foundation is because we are saved, that is why we can be thankful….So, dear one, if you do not have that thankfulness, try God.  Give him a chance.  Below is my link, for the prayer of Salvation.  Today may be your day, to truly be thankful.  Pray it, and then write to me.

Blessings, Just My Thoughts….Elena Ramirez

THEREFORE, SINCE WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN, LET US BE THANKFUL AND SO WORSHIP GOD ACCEPTABLY WITH REVERANCE AND AWE, FOR OUR “GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE”…HEBREWS 12:28

A Prayer of Hope….

Father, forgive me.  I love you, and I am sorry, for my attitude sometimes being negative, and more then anything, not faithful, to believing your promises.  And so, I get ungrateful.  Forgive me, for I am so very thankful.  Help me, to change my heart to be more positive, more thankful.  For there is much to be thankful for, starting with my salvation.  And you, my family, and all my other blessings.  Too many to count.  Forgive me.  I love you Lord, thankful.  Let me show that, by being thankful.  In Jesus name,  Amen

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Thank you….

Elena Ramirez

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The Best of God (A Testimony) This is a testimony of how God answered my prayer in a sweet and beautiful way.  I hope it blesses you.

Elena Ramirez Prayer of God Ministries.

All prayer requests, comments, and feedback is appreciated.  If you would like to subscribe, you may do so, at the blog.  This will ensure that you will receive them and will help me manage, and keep your e-mail address, safe from spammers. Etc.

I am seeking employment to write for your newsletter, blog or newspaper.

If you would like more information, please contact me at prayerofgod@comcast.net.

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I pray Numbers 6:24-26 for you.

Please check out my web page of Daily Bible Stories.  Blessed by a ministry that provides this.

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I invite you, to check out this link if you need to go to the throne, and make it right with God.

The prayer I have written is the basic sinners prayer….I encourage you to read it, and pray it.

God loves you, and it is so important that we are right with God, because we never know, when he will take our lives….Be ready, and prepared.  Pray this prayer….

Prayer Of Salvation

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