STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2If you don’t stop looking for love in all the wrong places, the end result of your life will be trashy….Strong words, but truth, please wake up!

I really feel such a strong desire to write about this.  And when I do, I know, its from God Almighty.  So, I pray, my experiences, this that, what I am about to share with you, helps you, to realize, God does not want you looking for love in all the wrong places, as well.

I am older now, my experiences, have taught me many things.  But I learned, and I learned the hard way, that one should:  

“STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.”

Please allow me to elaborate.  

Right now, I am not looking for love.  I have a wonderful husband, and son, for over 30 years, we have been married, content, and in love, and we have our son, and so I am not looking for a mate.  

But when I was single, when I was growing up, I made many mistakes and had terrible judgment in this area.  I looked for love in all the wrong places.

I had low self-esteem.  I grew up, with my mom, raising me.  I had a father, I knew who he was.  He was a good man.  But he and my mother, did not get along, and were divorced, when I was just a child. 

So, I did not have that father figure to guide me.  

I have written about this in some similar posts, as my secret to true love.  But, I truly believe this.  That many of us, can get so lonely, so desperate for companionship, acceptance, a need to fit in, with others, that we can look for love in all the wrong places.

And I am not just talking about intimacy, or finding love, but just even in relationships, with friends, groups, etc.  We can look for acceptance, and actually compromise, who we are, because we can get so desperate.  It will distort your judgment. That you can even look for it in alcohol, or drugs.  Don’t do that, it will just make the problem worse, so that you cannot have a clear head in these matters.  

And I will elaborate on that as well.

But I know this worked for me, and years ago, after trial and error, I realized I had to change my method, or my approach to finding love.  I wanted true love. I went to God.  

He told me I needed to repent for my sins.  He showed me what He did on that cross for me.  He counseled me.  You know, He is my greatest friend, counselor, therapist, and adviser.  Theres none like God.  He is not imaginary.  He is very real.  He helps me, and helped me then as well.  

I began searching for truth, from my King James Bible.  And anyone that knows me, knows, I do not recommend any other word. Because it is not changed, or corrupted, as scripture tells us not to do.

Anyway….I began to see His ways, are not our ways.  The way of the world.  

The way of the world looks at love, as something cheap.  Its not.  Love em, and leave em, take what you want, thats not holy, and thats what you get.  Something that is not precious, something that is used, and thats not how God intended it to be for us.  Because He did not create us to have “trashy” spirits.  

So when I saw this, that love is not free, in that regard.  I began praying for the right mate.  I determined, that if God brought me a mate, I would do things His way.  Not mine, or the way of the world.  I promised Him, I would do things His way, and I do try.  

When I met my husband, I laid out some rules.  Because I liked him. And I did see potential.  But I did not want to ruin it with sex, or short changing myself, to try and please someone.  Who might, just take pleasure, and then leave.  Anyway, like they say, why buy the cow, when you get the milk for free?  

So, I told this wonderful man, I met, I wanted to do things right.  The way of the Lord.  So, he listened, and that gave him, respect toward me. 

Well long story short, a few months later, he asked me to marry him.  We got married, by holy matrimony, and we are trying in the way of the Lord, to live happily ever after.  

Has it been easy? No not always, but we work at it, we cherish each other, and honor each other.  Because we honored God to wait.   Because we did wait, and we honored God, we have a supernatural bond, that cannot be broken.  

Now, because I am older, I want you to see, by my experiences, that you can have true love, but you can also see, by what I share, that you need to stop looking for love, in all the wrong places.

I am also talking about just fitting in.  Or having friends.  I know myself.  I am a pretty loyal person.  But I have not always had that returned to me.  Right now, I just have a couple of people, that I call friends, that I love, but people change, and I have seen that in my life.  So, I don’t always trust that.  People can come and go…..

And, I don’t rely on people, to fill a void for me.  That void, is only met, as I seek God.  As I pray, as I read my King James Bible, as I stay away from any kind of sin.

I don’t even rely on family.  But I am very grateful for my immediate family.  That I have now.  

But when I say that, I am talking about other family relations.  See, it was just me and mama.  Daddy passed away first, even though, he did not raise me, I knew him.  He provided what he could.  Mama raised me, but life was hard on her.  I had no brothers and sisters.  I don’t even have family on any side, that communicates with me, besides an aunt.

So, I have adopted people in the past, loved them, like family.  But they abandoned me.  Well, like I said, people can change.  

But I also now look at what people represent.  Do they compromise values?  Do they respect themselves?  Do they lie?  Are they mean?  Do they have integrity?  I am careful now not, to just be a friend with anybody, any more.  I value myself that much, that if someone wants to be my friend, they have to be for real, in having some good values.  ….They have to prove it, to me, now.  

Any way, I feel like there is someone, I am talking to.  Someone, who wants to fit in.  And you are about to compromise yourself, or values, that make you special, in Christ.  Don’t. 

The other day, because I am a Conservative Christian, on social media, someone told me something, and it kind of hurt my feelings, but it made me realize the truth too, because I was supporting something.   This someone told me; you will never fit in with them, because you are Hispanic, and you may agree with them, but they will not accept you.

And that stung.  Because I am an American.  I have legal rights, as an American.  Born and raised here, with indigenous roots.  So….I know who I am.  I am fairly educated, even though in some areas of that, I do lack, because I did not go to college.  

But I realize, even in some Christian circles, I will never be accepted.  By some.  And I am not the kind of person, that looks for race, as my outlet.  So, I don’t use it for, or against anyone either.  But some do.  

But it made me realize, I don’t need to go looking for love, in all the wrong places.  Or even in political circles.  Or even in the body of Christ.  In fact, sadly there are those in the body of Christ, who have hurt me the most.  

I have tried, to be accepted, even in my writings, as my gift.  And hoping, doors would open for me, and they have been shut.  Why?  I don’t know?  Is it the race card, I don’t know, but I know, by some, I will not fit in.  My writings, publishers, have turned away.  If people share my thoughts, thats great, but I don’t ask any more.  

So, I don’t try and second guess any more, because life is too short, to keep banging on doors, that just won’t open. And I don’t compromise by flattery to have those doors open either.  Though, I am nice, polite, I don’t beg. 

I don’t go looking any more, for acceptance, or for favor, or to fit in.  I don’t need drugs, or anything to be a comfort.  

I am content, with what God has given me, in my family, and in Him.  No, I wanted more, in this life I live.  But I see I did reap, what I sowed, in other ways, but now, I don’t care to try, to please people. 

Yet, I see so many hurting, lonely people, that I have compassion for, and the love of Christ rises in me, to want to help, but I also know, in all honesty, we reap what we sow.  

If I could sit a young woman down, and talk to her, maybe she could understand. But since I am not in a position to even be in that “circle” maybe what I write, here, could help her, or him, not to sell yourself.  Not to give yourself away.  

There are valuable attributes, to claim, when you respect yourself. And, no matter where you are, you do not have to give yourself away, to be a part of something good, or great.  

Now, I know God has taught me this, to respect myself, but it did come with some heartache.  But I know, where ever He may lead me, I don’t have to look for love.  I don’t have to beg people to accept me.  I don’t have to compromise my values, in Christ, for acceptance, or to be a part of something.  

I don’t.  And I will not.  

Please just know, you need to “Stop Looking for Love in all the wrong places.”  Don’t take anything to fill that void, clear your spirit.  By not polluting it, or your body. Go to God, He will fill that void in your life.  He knows what you need, He does not make you suffer, just to suffer, but He will correct you, because He loves you. And so suffering does sometimes come with correction.  

Ensure your salvation with Christ.  And I would tell anybody that.  Hell is real, even on earth.  Even if you were a Christian at one time.  Rededicate yourself to Christ.  

Repentance, always clears the slate.  Talk to Him, He is your greatest friend.  You don’t need to beg anybody, or compromise yourself to be with people.  You may long for it, but when God closes one door, He will open another.  

And maybe thats where I am at right now, because I see some doors closing, even now, that I won’t elaborate on, but I am so hopeful, for just a new beginning for me and my family.  

But people will not always be happy for you.  Nor will they support you, because they do not see the value in you, because they don’t see the value in themselves as well.  Some people will purposely try to hold you back.  But you don’t have to give them that advantage over you, if you do things the way of the Lord. 

So move on, and let God guide you.  Your heart will mend, if you do things His way.  Your peace, will be fulfilled, and you will find your heart mended, and that void will go away.

Stop looking for love in all the wrong places…

Just remember this.  God is love.  He is Holy.  Love, real love, can only be fulfilled by Him, and through Him.  Anything else, sorry to say, is not pure, its not good, its not worthy of you losing your soul over. Anything else, could be counterfeit.  If He is not in it.  For you would be missing, the love God could give you.   

BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  FOR LOVE IS OF GOD: AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD.  HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE.  IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE  THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.  

I John 4:7-9 King James.  

I hope this helps someone.  Feel free to share this, or to comment, below.  I will gladly pray for you.  

Blessings, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez 

 

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HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PATIENCE ~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

HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PATIENCE

Have you ever met people, and they are inconsistent, and very apt to be impatient? They almost seem like a time bomb, ready to explode. To be honest, I stay away from people like that. I have watched a few people who cause me to take notice. They are not patient.  They are not trustworthy.

They fly off the handle, they fume, they fuss, they have temper tantrums, and they slam doors, or whatever. But, your thinking gee, that person, is very impatient, to say the least. But it is a matter of patience. It is a matter of respect. Yes respect yourself, enough, not to lose control. Its a matter of self-control. But how can you gain that?

The greatest sense of self-control, one can have, is learning who Christ is. Taking on His attributes. Taking on the mind of Christ. Believe me, I know. You see, I had to learn who Christ was, so I could change. Before I knew Christ, I was a mess, to say the least.

And many times, we don’t know how to change. We don’t know how to let go and let God. To gain a better sense of self-control. To gain, a self confidence, and control to do things differently.

There are so many wrong examples, that we can learn from. But it takes real discipline, real commitment to God, to find out who you can be in Christ. To grow, to change. By seeking God. By learning, who Christ is, by taking His attributes. By praying, and yes reading holy word. I always recommend a KJV.  You want the purity of holy word, not corrupted word.

Christ is the vine, we are the branches, you can get strength being on the vine with Christ. To change. If not you will become a broken branch that is tossed to the fire, that metaphor, is not only spiritually but physically. Broken people, are not healthy, spiritually or physically. Looking for crutches, in drugs, or people, or anything of substance to take away the pain.  The frustration comes out by being impatient.

When it really could be a matter of self control, that comes from Christ. Christ does not want us to be dependent on anything but Him. This is why He is jealous. He is God almighty, and there is nothing like Him. Because He and only He can fulfill us. He knows this, in His own wisdom, that He longs to pass on to us. And…Give us a reason to live. Give us a sense of understanding, to live life more fully.

The fruit we receive being on that vine with Christ, shows to ourselves, and others, that with Christ, we gain so much more then eternal life, we get a sense of how to live that life. Patiently. Trusting Him.

Its not easy, but one can gain patience. One can gain a sense of peace, in any situation, because if you make Christ the ruler of your heart. You are making a decision, to surrender even your impatience to God, who wants to change you.

Trust God, friend. He knows the picture, He knows the beginning from the end. He can make that difference. No matter what your situation is, don’t give up, but patiently wait on the Lord. So you can learn patience.

Theres only one thing we take with us when we leave this world.  Thats our soul, and Christ, will only receive a soul, that made the commitment, to accept Him as Lord and savior.

Does your soul reflect, you have made Him, Lord, and savior? In patience?

IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL.  LUKE 21:19.  KJV.

Just food for thought today. Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

PLAYING THE RACE CARD MAKES YOU A RACIST ~ 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

Playing the race card, makes you a racist.  And if you play that card, don’t be surprised, if the door swings back and hits you.  

Sadly, we look at someone who is a racist, and we hate, the injustice of it.  Usually, it is because someone, who is mean spirited, and hateful, that does terrible things to others.  Because of their race.  Do you see the full circle of it?  It causes hate.  Which is not good.  

Well, the sad thing, is when you start demanding your rights, because of your race.  And you pull out that race card.  Whether good, or bad, for your race, it is the same principle.  It makes you a racist.  I don’t care, what color you are.  That makes you a racist.

Hollywood, right now, is having a boycott.  During the Academy Awards.  By two famous, married actors.  And other high profile personalities.  Because of their race.  Because they did not get recognized.  Did you notice I am not mentioning them by their race?

I am not in hollywood.  I don’t play by those politics.  Or rules of engagement.  But, my goodness, what a gifted actor he is, and what a beautiful woman she is.  And they have had more opportunities, then me, or even the average person.  

I have always fought discrimination.  But in a different way.  By trying to make myself a better person.  By being a Christian.  By learning the characteristics and ways of my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus.

I am Hispanic. The stereo types of my nationality, of my race, have always put me at a disadvantage, when it comes to ignorant people.  From looking at you, to see if you only speak Spanish.  Or stereo type you by wearing a sombrero, or whatever.  When people even address, you by your name, and tell you, if you are “legal” you should vote for a certain person.  

This just happened to me yesterday.  Where I was in a discussion, on a political post.  For Ted Cruz.  And I called that person out, and I gave them a piece of my mind.  I write out conversations often to record my quotes, and thoughts, and this is what I said in this one.:

“Go somewhere else, another country!  With that discrimination, that is just like “the candidate you support running for office.”  But how dare you tell me this by my name!  Let me inform you, educate you.  You moron.  I am an American.  Fourth generation. That means my ancestors were Americans by birth.  It also means I am probably more American because of my indigenous roots.  This is what is wrong with your candidates agenda and fools that follow that kind of agenda.  You are prejudiced, and it shows.  I have nothing further to say to your lack of class and intelligence.  Have a nice day.”  

My response, and I can say it myself.  Sounds harsh.  Maybe not even the Christian way.  I am a Christian but I am not perfect.  And I understand the injustice of racism.  My parents, told me at an early age, what racism did to them being in the Eisenhower era, and he rounded up Hispanics.  And shipped them back to Mexico.

I have seen myself, being denied, respect, by my race, even in the Corporate business world.  And yes, it makes me angry.  But even though I may get angry, and I may give you a piece of my mind, I still want to take a higher road.  And sadly, yes, there are many ignorant, prejudiced people.  Who hate.  They hate by the race, by the package someone comes in.  

Martin Luther King, had a beautiful thought, when he said, and I am paraphrasing, “I want to be judged by the integrity, and character of who I am”.  He was a man of God.  And I know with compassion, because history tells us, of so many atrocities, that have been done because of race.  My heart breaks when I see, how it destroys someones confidence, because of mean people who are racists.  It is ugly.

So many, have actually used genocide, to wipe away a people, a culture, a race.  Jews, suffered greatly because of this.  But they don’t hate.  Now, what they do, is defend themselves as they should, but they don’t put people down.  They are a good example of what to do as well.  They fight back now.  

And if you have to fight, then fight right, by doing what is right in the sight of God.  God is love.  And we are to have the characteristics of Christ in love.  

But scripture also tells us, He is not a respecter of persons.  Maybe, if I did not have my American upbringing, knowing the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and my Christian upbringing, I may have just not said anything.  I may have let that lady mock me, and insult me.  But something rose in me, because I know God is not a respecter of persons.  

Acts 10:34 King James.  THEN PETER OPED HIS MOUTH, AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:

That means, He loves us all the same.  He looks at what we do, if we have accepted Christ as Lord and savior.  He looks, to see, if we repent.  For we ALL sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  He looks at our souls.  What do we have in our souls?  And if you are a racist, maybe you should see, by His example, that you should repent.  

So why should we be racists?  Why should any of us, take that kind of vision, that does not come from God?  Especially even now, I see it in this political campaigns of some.  

For even our King James bibles, and history tell us of wars, between people, and cultures.  

Do I want to engage in battle, over racial issues?  No.  

And I think we have a choice.  But we better look at who we like, why we like them, and are we someone, who wants to demand and play the racist card, because of race?  

I will defend you, if I see someone discriminated by their race.  Thats just my nature.  The big sister, who did not have a big sister to defend her.  But I like that same kind of defense.  We need to look out for one another.  We need to speak up.  We need to say, thats wrong.  Especially if we are Christians.  

I hope Hollywood, finds some kind of peace in this, but, again, I can only speak for myself.  I am a writer, I am a Christian writer.  I am an American.  Born and raised.  

But none of that means anything, unless I can write.  And prove it to God and others, that I write to serve my God.  But its not by the race card, I am playing to get recognition, or to even get a job.  Or getting a book deal.

Its by knowing what God says by my King James bible.  A true and holy word, that is not corrupted by men, or publishers.  It is…Applying it to my life, and to others.  Anything else is vanity.  Its being puffed up, and it is not worthy of recognition.  

For, it is taking, a gift of words, a knowledge that I have strived to learn, and commanding them to good use, for the Kingdom of God.  

With love, for myself, for you, for others….

Just as I am now, with….

Just my thoughts.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUDGING A MATTER AND KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG ~ QUESTIONING AUTHORITY ~ 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

Yes, there is a difference between judging a matter, and knowing right from wrong.  Yes, I question authority.  I question it in all aspects, and I do not always take what someone says as truth, unless it is according to Gods Holy word.  My King James Bible.

Recently, a very high profile ministers wife, said something very disturbing.  And I question it.  Some might say, I was judging.  Some might say, “touch not my anointed”.  Some might even say the devil is an accuser.  But when you know right from wrong, I question authority.

I know what the scripture says.  And in my heart, first and foremost, I want to please God.  Not man, not people, and not myself, as this high profile ministers wife said.  And implied strongly.  That is self.  That comes from the devil.  Self- is always a characteristic from the devil.  “Do good for your own self” as she said… Is the way of the world thinking. 

This kind of thinking is thinking in the flesh, and not in the spirit.  The spirit of the Holy spirit.  It is a spirit that comes from hell itself.  And we have to be mindful, of carnal thinking.  

And it is not bad to do good for yourself.  My problem, and that what I considered was bad in knowing right from wrong, was that it undermined God, as if He was a second thought, to be obedient. As if making ourselves happy, was the priority.  Those were her words.  Look for the video, by these key words to know the difference, but I won’t list it.  

But what He wants is obedience, because we love Him first and foremost, the fear of God, as I share in my scripture below.  And not believing every “Feel good message” because again that is demonic.

And that was what was wrong.  Oh friend, giving God glory, and putting our own thinking to the side, makes the difference.  I know the spirit of it, and I know when we try to put ourselves first, and make God an after thought, as she implied, its wrong.

Am I judging, no I am trying to teach someone, who might  not know Gods word, to know the difference.  So I question it.  If I was judging, I would give a sentence, or a fine to pay, like in some religions.  God almighty, will have the final word, and be the judge in this matter, and all matters for that consideration.

We are judged by our words.  And either our words will justify us, or condemn us.  The words that she spoke, will either justify or condemn her.  And the thing is, people do not realize that when we speak, we are either being judged, to either be justified or condemned.  One cannot just say something, and not have it considered, as either right or wrong.  

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:  and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.  Matthew 12:34-36.  

Another reason, why I only choose King James words, because there is too much corruption in other Bible versions, where meanings are distorted.  I want Gods holy word, the purest form by the King James, that has not been revised.  So I can know Gods heart.  Judging, no? But knowing right from wrong.  Am I judging someone even publishers, who have revised Gods holy word and saying they are evil? No I am saying in this teaching moment, that I know the difference as right and wrong.  This is why I make the distinction, even in passing.

I am not judging it, I am questioning, why would you say this? Because it was wrong.   When we have the privilege to be in contact with others, we have a responsibility to know Gods Holy word.  I know my King James Bible, and I do question authority.  

I have been in situations where authority, misunderstood, and even judged me.  I think of Christ in this example, and how the Pharisees misunderstood Him.  They judged the Son of God.  Christ knew right from wrong.  And He was the living example of the truth.  Even Pilot said, what is truth?  No one taught Him truth.  Christ would have if He had the time.  So I use my time, now, to teach this distinction.  

We have a responsibility, to know Gods word.  No excuses in this world is worth putting this precious gift aside, so we are not deceived.  Yes when you know the difference, you are not judging.  You know right and wrong.  The devil is always twisting scripture, to make it seem like a person is. And judge not, is one place that he does.  And there are so many ways the enemy can deceive someone.  And the enemy uses people in authority, and people who are “wolves in sheeps clothing.”

But if I can even spare someone and say no, like I did in this situation, this is not judging.  I am trying to teach someone that there are some things that are just wrong.  This was a teaching moment, not a judging moment to say…God is always the priority.

Gods word, is first and foremost, and its not that difficult to comprehend.  If you make God your first priority, the rest will follow.  The blessings, the understanding, the knowledge.  But if you put self first as this woman implied, you are doing your own soul a disservice.

Be not wise in your own eyes, but fear God, if you fear God, you take to heart what the Holy spirit says to you.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.  Proverbs 3:7.

And it told me as I read that, that is wrong!  I did not judge, I saw the lies of the enemy, and I know right from wrong.  And I did it, to warn others, because God loves them and because right is right, and wrong is wrong.  This was a teaching moment for me to use truth to warn others.  And like a good friend of mine, whose opinion and mine seem at odds with one another said, that “It is kind of hard to defend someone, when they should know the truth.  But Christ can defend her, and this is what we pray for as she learns the truth.  Because the enemy, wants all of us to be in confusion, and her being in a high profile place, makes it look like she should know better, but she does not in this instance.  

I pray for this woman, for she should know the difference.  I pray, her eyes are opened.  I pray she repents.  I pray she makes a wrong right, and sees the difference.  Will I name her?  No the moment has passed, but maybe someone will show her this, to show her, God is always the priority, not self.

Yes, I question authority, and I recommend you do too.  Not only to learn, but to know the difference, but you my friend, get into Gods word, a good King James bible and know it for yourself.  So you can please God, not people, not even yourself first, but God.  

And as I am about to close, I also want to make the effort to say I love this ministry.  This man of God, and His wife.  I do.  I have gone to see them and tuned in.  I have not always agreed with their methods. Especially when it comes to watering down the gospel.  But I have loved them.  And I still do.  

You see, when I say all this, I say it because if we love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, you want them to grow.  Because they have access to make a difference in the body of Christ.  And really, its all for Gods glory, if we do it in love.  So I hope I am forgiven too, but again, my heart is to please God, first and foremost.  

 And I share all of this humbly, because I am not always right.  But God is.  And when I make Him the priority totally, I can be right, and I can know the difference, without judging.  I can understand.  And this is what we all need to do to grow.

Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.  Romans 1:21-22

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.  For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit have judged already, as though, I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed.  In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.  To deliver such an one unto satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the spirit of the Lord Jesus.  Your glorying is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven, leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.  I Corinthians 5:2-7.  

Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee:  and let such as love Thy Salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.  Psalm 70:4.  

Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people.  For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised:  He is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols:  but the Lord made the heavens.  Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.  Psalm 96:3-6

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth:  Thou are exalted far above all gods. Ye that love the Lord, hate evil:  He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.  Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.  Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.  Psalm 97:9-12

 

PRIDE WILL STEAL YOUR BLESSINGS ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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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

 

 

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WHEN GOD GIVES YOU AN ASSIGNMENT OF LOVE….


God does give us assignments of love.  It could be anything, that he may test us in, or to validate His word in us.

It could be a mission, God places on your heart, something, that will make you His hands and feet, maybe even His mouth, to speak a word.  But to do something in love.

Helping someone, feeding someone, giving water to someone.  Making your money, work, for His Kingdom.  So you give, from your heart, with love.  An assignment of love, from God, can be anything, and when you are His child, you will not only be tested in this, but you will hear His voice, and know, you have been given an assignment of love.  You know, you have to obey.

God gave me one today.  He gave me an assignment of love.  To walk in love, with someone, who was rude to me.

Did I expect HIS assignment, or even this persons rudeness?  No.  But I know His voice.  And I just felt him say, “let it go”... And my little assignment of love, may not mean anything to anybody but to God, me, and maybe the person, God has assigned me to love.

It may produce fruit, but thats not for me to know really.  I am just called to water the plant, with love.  And most likely, this person, will never acknowledge it.  Or love me in return.  But, thats o.k.  I have come to expect it.

After all I know this persons track record in this.  But I know, that I know, I must do my part in love.   I must love this person, pray for this person, be kind to this person, be cordial to this person, and all out of love.

But today, as I prayed for this person.  I felt peace.  I felt like old wounds did not hurt any more.  Even with other people.  You see, Christ told us, that when we are His children.  We are to love.  We are to forgive.  We are to know, if they hated him, and they did, for they crucified him.  They could do it to us too.  The pharisees, hated Jesus.  They were “religious” people.  And I always test the spirits, to see if they are love…..if they are not.  I wonder if they are a “pharisee” spirit.

Anyway, the reason, I write this, is maybe you can relate….  To anyone, who has been mean to you…From that snobby person in church, or that rude and aloof person, you see, at church, or anywhere, and they totally disregard you.  They don’t talk to you, and if they do, it is condescending, it is patronizing.  You are taking up their space…Yikes.  And excuuuuuuuse me!  Or it could be a family member.  Whoever…again, just forgive, and love, and walk in love.  Let the hurts all go.

This could be any where.  Including your job site, etc.  Well, maybe God is giving you a “Love Assignment” too.

I want to encourage you.  Walk in love, with that person.  It may hurt so very much, because you knew what you got, was not what you deserved.  You see it clearly, you are being snubbed.  Its not your imagination.  They are either jealous of you, and giving place to the devil, in these acts, that are not of love.  But you know.… A person, can pick up on those mean, and hurtful of all vibes. And it hurts, I know.

But we are to imitate our savior, and his example in love.  Protect yourself, with Gods love….and go to Him. And love….

Look at Christ.  Christ loved us so much, that he obeyed God the father, and went to the cross for us.  He took each beating, he took, each stripe, and they nailed my savior on the cross, for our sins.

The devil, thought, it would be a victory, by destroying the son of God.  But what a dummy the devil is.  This was Gods plan, because He gave His son, power, to be resurrected.  So Christ, went to hell, after He was crucified, and on that third day, probably gave the devil, a black eye, and took the keys from hell.  To set us free!  Hallelujah!!! (Giving the devil a black eye, is not scriptural)

But this is scripture, don’t give evil for evil.  Recompense to no man evil for evil.  Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, or give place unto wrath for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord.  Romans 12:17-19

And I am not advocating giving anyone a black eye literally.  I must especially, make that clear, because some of my friends, can attest, I was a fighter.  And in the natural, before I knew Christ, if someone was mean to me, or a bully, or was just plain mean, I would have given them a piece of my mind, at least…..

But…I am talking about Love, the love of a forgiving and kind Father.  That God is. I am talking about my savior, my friend, my counselor, my provider, and healer, and so much more.  He is love.

Christ did all that for us.  He is the greatest example of love.  And when I think of who I was again, the fighter, the loser, the kid, who missed it….I think of what Christ did for me.  And all I want to do is love.  Because I know, at what a great sacrifice His life was to give to me, to you, to all of us.

I don’t want to leave this world, hating anyone.  Or being wounded, by old pains.  For sometime, I will stand before my creator.  I want to keep my armor on, and quench the fiery darts of the enemy.  And the only way, I can, is by being love, as He is love.  Turning the cheek, the other way, as Christ turned His cheek.

And maybe, because I was a fighter naturally, I know, I have to love supernaturally.  In His love.  I have to be obedient.  So, if this person, and I ever communicate again.  Which I doubt.  But if we do, I will be nice, I will be cordial, I will be forgiving, and kind.  Because God gave me an assignment of love.

I also know, in this assignment.  Whenever, the Lord, brings this person to my mind, I will pray for this person.  If this person needed me, I would be there.  Because I know my assignment.  And I need to say this, as a vow, I will not speak negatively of this person, or undermine this person, and their ability.  Or who they are.  I will not speak against this person, in any way.  Because I know, the Holy spirit hears….

Anyway, God gave me an assignment to love, and I know I have to pass this test of love.  You just know…that you know, you have to be obedient to Love.  God is love.

Just my Thoughts….With love,

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope…

Father, I love you.  Thank you, for giving me this assignment to love.  Would you please help me to do this.  Cause I also know my past track record.  I need help.  Thank you, in Jesus name.  Amen

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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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