DO YOU PLAY “HARD TO GET” WITH GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Before I go further, I want to answer you, and tell you don’t play hard to get with God.  And I will elaborate.

But, I want you to look at this like a fine stone, that has been carved out by the master potter Himself, God almighty.  There are many facets to our life, one part, may show a dinginess, in the stone.  And one part, may be so clear, it glows.  But as a whole, the beauty of  the stone it reflects who God is.

I ask if you play hard to get with God.  Because some of us, when growing up, learned to master that quality.  Holding out, till something good came along, then we have given it our all.

Some did not.  And with regret, there were times, in friendships, and love, I did not play hard to get.  I wanted what I wanted then, and well, sometimes, the results were not worth it.

When you are growing up, you play hard to get with a perspective mate.  Or you should anyway.  My mother taught me that. Yet do we always listen to our mothers?  No.  Sadly.  

Anyway, you hold out, and play hard to get, because you want to see how much, this person is interested in you.  And you test the ground they stand on.

What is it worth to get your attention?  Have you ever noticed, a guy, will not give you too much interest, if you are interested in him?  Men like a challenge, they like to chase the girl.  They like the idea of the hunt.  A woman, or girl, who makes herself so available to him, is not a challenge.  There is no fun in that.

And I will be more explicit here, but a woman, who gives herself to a man, totally, sexually, not only has stopped the challenge, but all is not fair in love and war.  Once a man disarms a woman, there is no more of a challenge, and he got what he wanted, and is looking for another challenge.  Even if he says he loves you.  He may wonder who else beat him to the challenge.  Something is missing now.  The sin, has entered into the equation.

A woman, in Christ, will know how precious her soul, body, and spirit is, and will make a man wait for that love, by not giving herself away.  She sees the value of playing hard to get.  She holds out for Holy matrimony.  Where God can be the foundation, and yes cornerstone for that marriage.  And if the man is smart, he will see her value, and marry her.  In honor.  Sound old fashioned?

Well maybe it is, but Gods ways, are old but true.

I have tried it, and tested the logic and I know what works.  You see, I saw my value about 28 years ago, when I met my husband, and I honored myself, and God.  I played hard to get, by doing it Gods way.  And with success, I have a foundation in marriage, that has stood time.  I thank God.

Now lets talk about playing hard to get with God.  Many of us, have or had that mentality, or thought, that we can do it on our own.  We don’t need God.  Sadly, I once thought that too.  And those were the darkest days of my life.  And with shame, yes shame, I admit, I made so many mistakes, in being misguided, that it also turned into great sin.

If only, I did not play hard to get with God.  I would not have hit the bottom of the barrel.  I would not have had low self-esteem.

Do you notice people who are people pleasers, sometimes, forget their own worth, and they give themselves away.  And I am not just talking about sexually.  But I am talking about always saying “yes” or going above and beyond, for someone or some, who could care less.  Doing something for someone over and over again, that they take you for granted.  And do not appreciate the kindness, or the gesture even in love.  

Sometimes, you have to remember the rule of playing hard to get with people, and in love, because you want good results.  But you must never play hard to get with God.  Never.  

You have to remember, who He is.  He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is mighty in power and strength.  He is the creator of heaven and earth.  Of heaven and hell.  And yes, He does have the ability to take your name and put it in the lambs book of life, for eternal salvation.  But if your name is tainted with sin, He can remove it, and the destination would be hell.  Why people play with their salvation, and play hard to get in obedience is beyond me.  

But I would not chance on playing with His love.  He is love.  And without His love, our love, is in vain.  Our attempts are in vain.  Unless He builds the house, yes, we labor in vain like the scripture says.  And I am paraphrasing.  But we only have this lifetime, to make the difference.  So repentance even on a daily basis, keeps you shining.  

I suppose, the whole point I am trying to make, is you are that beautiful stone.  And if you let the master, the potterer, take your life, and mold it and shape it, and teach you His ways, you will have something to be excellent, and worthy at.  But you have to see your worth.  You have to see yourself, through Gods eyes.  He looks at the heart, while people, they look at the outside.  But what does God see?  Does He see just lip service?  But the heart is away from Him even in truth.

BUT NOW, O LORD, THOU ART OUR FATHER; WE ARE THE CLAY, AND THOU OUR POTTER; AND WE ALL ARE THE WORK OF THY HAND.  Isaiah 64:8.

THIS PEOPLE DRAWETH NIGH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HONOURETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS: BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME.  Matthew 15:8.

More then anything, you have to see who HE is.  How excellent His ways are.  How powerful, and yes even mysterious He can be.  There is no greater force, or love, then His.  No wonder, at His miracles.  Or limit.  

But you cannot, my dear friend, play hard to get with God.  You have to give it your all for Him.  In this life.  For if you do not, there will be regrets.  There will be a sense, of failure.  Sin does separate us from God. You can even lose your way, but you must always remember, He is the way, the truth, and life.  Finding God, means you find the way.  

I just have the sense, that we must do every thing, in the time, we are given.  To give Him glory, to give Him thanks, to acknowledge Him to others.  To be love.  To try and be a reflection of Christ.  Yes we fail.  I know I do, every day.  But then I have moments, where I see, because I do not play hard to get, with God, I am able to be molded into something beautiful, for His glory, even in my words, with truth.  And He is not done with me.  But I will not limit God, by playing hard to get!  Do you understand how deep this thought is?

Please my friends, do not play hard to get with God.  With some people yes, they do not deserve you.  They will treat you like dirt.  They will ignore you.  They will be playing hard to get themselves.  And it goes deeper, because it is the enemies intention to have you fail.  To deceive you.

But with those, who love, truly as Christ does, they will also see your worth.  Those are those, who God has brought to remind you, that you are worth NOT playing hard to get for.  I have learned this even in a day.  How loyal some can be.  But then there are those, who only want what you can give, and even if it is through God.  They play hard to get.

But remember, Christ did not play hard to get.  He went on that cross, and gave His life, the ultimate sacrifice, so you could live.  And live abundantly.  Never play hard to get with that.  It cost too much.  

He said, be Holy, because He is holy.  Play hard to get with others to get that holiness.  But let God in…..

You see, time could run out.  We are not promised tomorrow.  Dont take chances that make you look like you are playing hard to get with God.  

I Peter 1:16 BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN, BE YE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.  

Another reminder, use a King James Bible, because it is Holy.  Now you know I would tell you that, because you do not want something that has been corrupted.  Have a blessed one.

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

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GO TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE DISLIKED AND BE A FRIEND IN CHRIST ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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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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A PLEA TO THE JUDAS OF HEART~”WHAT IF JUDAS HAD GONE TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST?”


What if Judas had repented, and saw what he did, and repented at the cross of our Lord, Jesus?  How would his life have changed?  For he would not have committed suicide….

I write this, as a plea, to the “Judas of Heart.”  To that person, who feigns innocence, who promises, this and that, but who is disloyal in heart.  To the one, who looks for opportunities, to betray someone.

Who hates, yet, when near you.  They give kisses, like Judas did.  Who might, even say, I am a Christian.  But has ulterior motives, and plans, to deceive, to hurt.  You Judas heart, are a liar.  Even here, I plead, the blood of Jesus, to the “Judas of Heart.”

I write this to plead with you, to stop hurting, yourself, and others.  To stop, betraying, those, who trust you.  To stop, selling others, for profit, or for “thirty stinking” dollars, that will damn you for eternity.  I don’t pull any stops here, in expressing this, I call you for what you are.  Because you need to see, this.  But I pray to do so in truth, and yes love.

If Jesus, could have talked to Judas, after betraying Him, He would have said.  “Judas, I forgive you.”  He would have counseled this disciple, He had called a friend.  But as we all know, Christ did not have that chance.  And He was crucified, for our sins.  For the sins, of Judas, if he had repented.  And not committed suicide.  Judas took his own life, he knew, tortured, what he had done.  He took a permanent way out of life, as the solution.  But it led to hell.  For, he had betrayed, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords.

His betrayal, hurt his friend.  Christ. Yet this was the plan of God.

But, Judas, had seen, the miracles, Christ had done.  He had seen love, in action.  The face of love, as it was in Christ.  The beauty of who He was.  Judas saw all that, and yet, in jealousy, hate, or whatever it was, that was evil within him, he betrayed Christ. And, sold him out for thirty stinking coins of gold.  How could he do such a heinous thing?  One might ask themself.

Today, I want to plead with you.  And if you are reading this, it may be you.  You see, who you are.  For you know yourself, better then anyone.  You know, how charming you can be.  You know, you have a personality, and demeanor, that is very attractive, or maybe not.  Maybe you are so intimidated, by people, or success of others, and you see, your inadequacies.  That either way, you cannot bear, to see others do well, or you feel like you have to have the upper hand.  It kills you, within, to see others excel, and they take the glory from you.  Sound familar?

Thats satan within you.  He hated, God.  He hated to see God, shine, with all the glory.  So much, because he was an angel, that was the glory, he wanted it all for himself.  So he betrayed God.  He so very much, wanted to cancel the plans of God, that he disguised himself, as a snake, then.  A serpent, and caused Adam and Eve, to sin, against God.  By making them believe a lie.  If only, they had gone to God, sought counsel from Him, then the sins, of this world, the curse, mankind received from this disobedience, would have been avoided.

Maybe that is why I write to you.  To avoid, the curse.  To avoid, the wrath of God.  To avoid, a future, that has truly no hope.  When Judas did what he did, by betraying Jesus, he wanted to return the dirty coins, he had received.  But it was too late.  They took Christ, beat him, spat at him, and made him suffer.  What a heavy guilt, Judas must have had.

Judas, could have avoided, his downfall.  Even his lack of hope, by that he committed suicide.  He could have saved His life, then, and for eternity.  He could have stopped, and seen what evil he was doing.  But he did not.  What if he had, seen. And stopped, and did not betray Christ?  It would probably be a different story.  Or would it?

Yes, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  But if only…..If only he had repented.  If only he had ran to the cross, even as our Lord, was nailed to that tree, that place, that tormented our Lord, for our sins…If only, he had cried out to God for forgiveness.  We would have seen by histories account, a man changed.  But he knew not who he betrayed.  Christ, the son of God.

Judas, would have received redemption.  He would have been forgiven.  Christ loved him.  And even as I write this, and I cry, I feel the sadness, and I understand, the pain, Christ felt, in that betrayal.

Yet, He knew, Christ knew, he had to go to the cross for ALL of our sins.  So He did.  He willingly went to the cross, to take the curse, to suffer, die, and to go to the pits of hell, to get the keys, so the devil would not have a legal right to take us there.  By Christs obedience, to God, in love.  We are free.

For everyone, who does not come to Christ, who denies him, knowing He is the way, the truth, and the life.  Christ grieves for you.  He cries for you, because you choose to be disloyal.  Because you choose to have a Judas, heart.

You choose the ways of satan.  And he knows, the time of reckoning, is at hand.  Either when your time of life is over, or when He returns.  He knows.  All will stand before Him, and they will have to give an account of their life.  And they will either reap, hell or heaven.

Judas of heart, I plead with you.  Stop, see what you are doing.  Restore, return, that which you have stolen from.  Or been a false witness.  Go to the ones you have hurt.  Repent.  Repent before a holy God, and make right, what you have done wrong.  Its not too late.  You may think it is.  But it is not.

You may have to pay the consequences, of your sin.  You may lose, what you loved.  Or you may not.  But if you make it right, with your soul, as the goal, you can be victorious.

Judas, of heart, I plead with you.  For even as I write this, I understand, how it feels when you trust someone, and they give you the kisses, of Judas, and they betray you.  I have felt that pain many times.  Too many, that I don’t even want to recount.  Yet, I have forgiven.  For Christ forgave me of my sins.  So I choose to forgive.  As the word says.  Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their tresspasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  

And even now, God revealed to me, last night in a dream.  Someone, I have been kind to, someone who has feigned, “friendship” this someone, has betrayed me, by my works.  By that which I write.  I had a dream, that I fought that person.  And then I woke up, and prayed, “Lord, the battle is yours.”  I felt so weary, after this dream.  I prayed for that soul.  I pray, they would see, the error of this. Stealing others works, other writers hard earned, works, they put to computers.  In this computer age, their are so many opportunities, for others to steal.  But God knows.

Maybe thats why I write this to, to plead with you Judas of heart.  To plead, you to stop.  The wrath of God, is not to be messed with, or to be thought of lightly, for God is not mocked.  He loves His children.  He blesses those, who bless us.  But he curses, those who curse us.  Judas, of heart, you need to see this.  Before it is too late.  Go to God, make good, from your betraying…..Repent, restore.

And change your mind, your heart, to a heart like Christ, before it is too late.  Go to the cross.  Christ is the only one, who can change your heart.  He is the only one.  Don’t make the mistake, before it is too late, like Judas did.  Go to the cross, and cry out to the only one, who can save your soul.

And even here, Judas of heart, who claimed to be my friend.  I forgive you.  My heart breaks because I trusted you.  But I forgive you.  May God have mercy on your soul.

Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez

Please Note:  I do not know the future.  I have dreams, that have not been fulfilled, yet.  Perhaps they will be.  But, if someone, can see this and see the vision, of this, and has the resources, I pray, you would make a movie  out of this.  What if Judas had gone to the cross?  The story would be different.  It could be someone’s lifeline……To Christ now.

This person, I describe, as the Judas in this post,  is an acquaintance.  Someone I do not know, by spending time, with them etc.  Yet, we have communicated.  I have no proof, nor do I choose to pursue, a battle in this.  I am just sad, I had this dream.  I would pray, it would not be true.  But if it is, I just put it in Gods hands.   I have recently discovered, on one of my blogs, someone posted an ad, without my authorization.  Someone who used the blog, as an outlet, for them to make money.  This is being investigated. I don’t know if it is this person, or not.  But again, I trust God, and will rest in that. I just find it ironic, I had this dream.  At the timing of this.  Thank you, and  Blessings…..Elena

Father, I thank you and praise you, almighty, sovereign, good, and kind Lord.  I thank you that you change a heart.  That you changed mine.  I was a Judas Heart, before I met you.  Before you, showed me truly, what you did on the cross.  For me, and for all of us who believe.  We all are, before you.  No one wants to admit that.  No one wants to remember, our sins.  Or that, we offend a Holy God, by our sins.  But, how merciful you are, and compassionate.  Lord, the more, and more, I realize, how precious my salvation is, I never want to sin against you.  Lord, I know you have been guiding me, teaching me, showing me, love, and forgiveness, and a trust, to grow in your ways.  It amazes me.  But I do pray for the “Judas of Heart” even here, and pray, you help this person reading this, who sees, truth, in what I am writing.  That the devil, will not steal the plan you have for this person.  Even here, again, in this prayer, I plead the blood of Jesus, over this person, and I pray, you bring your love to them. That they would go to the cross.  Judas was not able to.  But this person can.  Let them see your love.  May the tears, wash the sins, and the hate, and the betrayal, and make this person, a son, or a daughter, of God.  Thank you Lord.  In Jesus name. Amen

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AVOID THE SPIRIT OF STRIFE


The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water;  therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.  Proverbs 17:14

“Avoid The Spirit of Strife”  It is a spirit, that you allow, when you give in to be angry, agitated, and moved by circumstances.  From others, or even from yourself.  It does come from the devil.  Not from God.  And the words above, “avoid the spirit of strife” rings in my heart, and thoughts….I do want to be ever so careful, not to get into a spirit of strife.

Anger, hate, jealousy, can contribute to strife.   An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.  Proverbs 29:22 It takes a person, out of their normal, every day, sense of peace, that they can have, and can cause them to get angry, and rude, and out of control.

There is a famous lady on television, who has recently received notoriety, for this same issue.  She will get in your face, and tell you who she is, and without hesitation, she will threaten, and insult you, and try to intimidate you.  You might even guess, who she is, but I would not tell you, even if you did.  Because, love covers a multitude of sins.

I don’t want to hurt people by bringing up their characteristics, whether to degrade them, or to make sport of them.  But nobody, likes being around people like that.  Because they are inconsistent, unreliable, and you just can’t trust them.  They are like timebombs…explosive, and it comes from a spirit of strife.

But, I bring it up, because I guess I can relate to it.  When I was growing up, in the tough part of town, I was always challenged.  I remember the first fight, I faced.  I did not want to fight.  I was challenged, and I just wanted to get along, and be myself.  I did not think, that what I did to this person merited, an opportunity to fight.  But, here I was, faced with the challenge, and I had to fight.  I knew even then, if I did not face this person, I would get beat up.  Physically, I had to defend myself.

Some may argue, that to avoid a fight, would mean to walk away.  And I don’t think I could have done that, it was that challenging.  But the thing about it was, I learned, how to be strifeful from that incident.

When I was challenged myself, I would get this bad attitude, and be in someones face myself, to try and prove, I was superior, and don’t mess with me.  Sometimes, it worked, and sometimes, it got me into more trouble….Lol…  And I can kind of laugh about it now.

But I tell you all in sincerity, I only learned how to get out of that spirit, by the truth, and love of Jesus Christ.  But it also taught me to be aware of it….”To avoid the spirit of strife.”  I suppose, its like an alcoholic, or a drug user, or even a smoker, who quits, cold turkey, but then when tempted, can get back into it.

When God blesses, or takes something away, he takes it away from you.  I can honestly say that now.  When I get in a position, where that agitation or anger, arises, to get into a spirit of strife, I know better.   (Love) does not behave itself, unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.  I Corinthians 13:5

I know, that so many of us, though, react, by past experiences, or from learning this, terrible, outlet, by getting into strife.  For whatever reason, and we pass it down, to one another.  It is terrible, and sad, so many people, have done things, losing control, being angry, and hurting others.  Because of this spirit of strife.  Our courtrooms, our jails, are filled with those who have submitted themselves to strife.  Hell is pretty full, for that same reason.  Why?

When Christ tells us to love one another, to forgive, to bless those that hurt us, to even love our enemies.  What reward do we have, if we only bless those who love us, or treat us nice?  It is a choice, ladies and gentlemen.  And yes, be ladies, be gentlemen.  Don’t let anger move you to violence, or to do stupid things.

Even if you are provoked.  Now I am still not a pushover.  But, I have found a balance in this.  I walk in love.  Even here, writing, and sharing, and being opened, to social networks etc.  People, can say, some pretty mean things, behind their computers.

But, am I going to lose my peace about it?  No.  I will not render evil, for evil.  I Thessalonians 5:15 See that none, render evil for evil, unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men.  

Trusting God, walking in love, and just doing what he tells me to do, keeps me out of trouble.  But it has come with just knowing, it takes time, it takes love, and it does take an effort, to avoid the spirit of strife.  Avoiding murmuring people, complainers, who are also very scornful, also keeps me out of a spirit of strife.  For they know not, that they are being used by the enemy, to stir up strife.  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  Psalms 1:1

The world, may very well go crazy, and you see, some strange things in the news, on television shows, etc.  But why don’t they teach us or the world, to love one another?  They don’t because it would mean one would need to see the greatest love of all, and that is from Jesus Christ…..He was the greatest example, of love.  He avoided strife, even when they took him, and crucified him.

Dear ones, Christ paid the price for each one of us.  Let us be wise, submit to God, resist the devil, and love one another.  God  can take that anger away, that hate, that sense of helplessness, to give you a victory, to give you a sense, of who you can be in Christ. Avoid the spirit of strife….for the sake of Love.  Gods love….

If you need help in this, I pray you go to the throne of God, and ask God to help you, and to take away that anger, that really is a spirit of strife.  Start meditating on Gods word, fill up your cup, with love, and peace.  Turn from anything, that makes you angry, or strifeful.  Its not worth it.  It could even give you bad health.  So learn, to avoid the spirit of strife.

Just my thoughts, in love, I pray, this Prayer of Honor and Hope, myself, and pray it blesses you.

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Honor and Hope…

Almighty God, great King, who I adore, and love, humble before you, I seek you.  Lord, take away my anger, and help me not to be a pawn of the enemy.  Help me, to walk in love with others.  Diffuse this anger, or frustration within me, so I will not get into a spirit of strife.  Let love, and peace surround me, with beauty, as to who you are.  I pray, my spirit, will be obedient, to avoid the spirit of strife.  So, that I may please you.  Lord, I pray no weapon formed against me, or my loved ones would prosper, as I obey you in this.  Always be my hedge of protection, by the blood of Jesus, send angels, to be my protecter.  Help me to bless others, so that I know, the love of Christ in this.  Take the spirit of strife away from me, so I may avoid it.  In Jesus name.  Amen  

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TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE AND NOT TAKE…(STEAL)



HE COVETS (TAKES) GREEDILY ALL DAY LONG:  BUT THE RIGHTEOUS GIVES AND SPARES NOT.  PROVERBS 21:26.

As I write this, I want to write in a spirit of love.  God is so good to me,  in my walk with the Lord, and I so want to be obedient to him, in everything, I want be an expression of His love.  So I can know truth.  His truth….which truly is Love.

Yet, as I find myself writing this message.  In a way, it seems harsh, and I don’t like being harsh.  But sometimes, you have to speak bluntly, truthfully.  BUT SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE, MAY GROW UP INTO HIM IN ALL THINGS WHICH IS THE HEAD EVEN CHRIST.  Ephesians 4:15. And obedient to God, I will be.  For a moment, even as I sharpen this message, proofing it, its not what I feel, whether someone would get offended.  Or not, God is speaking in this message.

Perhaps, it is called “Tough Love.”  Love never fails, and when walking in love, it makes you stronger.  Some may perceive it as weakness.  But in Gods eyes it pleases him.  I so feel, prompted by God to share this, at this time of the year.  A time, where it is tough on many people.  But more so, if you are not doing things Gods way….

So, I share some things from my heart.  And, since this is the season, to be giving.  I feel like we have to be on guard, that we do not take advantage of that spirit.  Especially, so that we do not take, or put ourselves, in a position, where the enemy can take our blessings, because we are not thinking of others, or we may be only thinking of ourselves.  And just taking.  Being greedy, in any form, is not good.  And that what is seen, is the appearance of evil.  The Bible tells us abstain from the appearance of evil.  I Thessalonians 5:22.

So, I will use a testimony, of feigned friendship, from someone I trusted, and some of the things, I have experienced, and seen.  To bring this message.  And praying again, that Love will come from this, with truth.  For food for thought….

Have you ever had a friend, that you trusted, and they stole from you?  Years ago, I used to work with a woman.  And, I thought we were friends.  One day, she asked me where I lived, and I told her.  A few weeks later, my house was burglarized.  It really hurt me.  I was struggling, anyway, and for this to happen, hurt me financially, and there is something about being violated by that, that just makes one sad.  I was depressed, but I prayed.

I asked God, to show me who did that.  It was two days after the burglary, and I had a very strange, and uncanny, feeling to clean house.  My house was clean, but I guess, I wanted to stay busy, and not think about what had happened.  Trying to purify my space, I don’t know…But God knew!

So, I picked up a rug, and went outside to shake it.  As I went outside, I looked through the corner of my eye, peripherally, and I saw this woman, and her husband, in their car.  Parked on the street corner.  It was the woman, I worked with.

God answered my prayer.  I knew He had.  It encouraged me.  It strengthened me.  Even in that moment, that I saw them, I knew and sensed how good God is.  And him giving me, that answer, revealed to me.  He hates to see someone violated.  He hates stealing…..in any form.  So he will bring things from the darkness to light….

As she saw, that I saw them, she ducked down, and they sped off.  And then I remembered, I had given her my address.  I don’t know why they would have been there, maybe waiting to finish their burglary.  But I knew, it was her, who had broke in.  I was never able to recover my loss, and I did go to the police department, to identify, that I knew it was them.  But they said, I had to prove, it, by making an I.D. on my belongings.  Well, I could not do that, because they were gone.  But, I did learn from that, by taking photographs of things now, for proof of ownership.

Anyway, after I went back to work, I actually confronted her, but she would just deny it.  I had to let it go.  Because my job security was at stake.  What was I going to do?  But every time she saw me, her eyes told me she knew, and she actually mocked me, in her demeanor.  With her head held up high, and almost laughing.  Oh she angered me.  Ever since, then, I do not have much respect for people who beg, steal or borrow.  In fact, I hate it so much.  I won’t keep company with a thief.  Especially, if I know they steal.  I had to go through the process, of forgiving, and releasing it to God.  And he blesses me.  He restores…..

I once went to a church, and the pastor, said that, same thing, about begging, stealing, and borrowing.  and I quit going to that church.  Why?  Because it is bad enough, that the world, reacts to things like that, and condones it, but at a church, that should never be associated with Christianity.  He may have in his communication, thought it was innocent, enough to just say that flippantly.  But do we not know, that God judges us by the words we speak?  Out of the abundance of the heart does speaks.  Matthew 12:34.

God sees, in some situations, people have no respect for other peoples belongings, their time, their resources, or even the things they leave out.  Trusting, others. And some, may call themselves, Christians.  Or friends.  But, by taking, anything, that does not belong to you, that is called stealing.  Our society, does not put much emphasis on this, but God does.

And, I am sorry, I have no tolerance, for thieves.  I do forgive, but I never trust someone, when they take something from me, that does not belong to them.  And here on the internet, I have seen it a few times.  Too many times, for comfort.  Not only with myself, but in a circle of other authors, they have experienced that as well.  As we try to console one another, we ask why?  Well, there is nothing like the power of the pen, and I use it, to help others, but I don’t use it for someone to take from it, and claim it as their own.  There are laws, that are meant to protect peoples rights in this,it is called “copyrights.”  And it is plagiarism when people do this.

What I don’t understand, is why people hurt others, when it comes back and slaps them in the face, and they reap what they sow.  Everything we do, comes back to us.  Its a principle, from God.

A while back, I had experienced this in a big way, and again, I prayed.  A woman, had taken my Prayers of Hope, and started copying and pasting, them.  But she wrote that she was the author.  A dear friend of mine, saw it, and contacted me, and informed me.  And told me she had seen my work.

Again I prayed.  And God told me, he understood the pain, it was like the devil trying to say, he wrote the Bible.  And God told me, there was no way, he would put up with that.

And I pray for them.  Because if someone can do something that steals from someone in a little thing, they are apt to do something in a big way.  I once, knew of a friend, that tried to steal another womans husband.  All in friendship….With friends like that, you don’t need enemies.

Friends respect each other.  If you are in a situation, and you want something your friend has.  Respect that person, enough to ask.  (Don’t ask for the husband though…lol)  And yes, I joke here a little, but stealing really is not funny.

So don’t play games.  And don’t try to be sly.  You know, and God knows, even though, you think others don’t know……you tell on yourself.  THOU THEREFORE WHICH TEACHEST ANOTHER, TEACHEST THOU NOT THYSELF?  THOU THAT PREACHEST A MAN SHOULD NOT STEAL, DO YOU STEAL?  ROMANS 2:21

I tell you this, in truth, and in love.  You will never grow to be the person, you can be in Christ, by stealing.  Small or big…..Cutting the corners, to deceive.   God cannot bless that.  Please, take this for what it is worth.   I write this, as a testimony, to share, because I pray, people would see, how the devil can take something little and make it big….I write this, because I pray, people, would grow to be the potential, God intended for them to be.  Don’t let the devil steal your blessings, because you would steal.  It is not my intention, to make this about making anybody feel bad.  Its about seeing truth, and making a real change, so the truth, can set one free…I  write this again, obedient to God.

And as I conclude this, again, this is not meant to hurt, or judge, or condemn anyone.  But if you see any of these characteristics, of being a taker, or a thief, even in a subtle way.  Go to God, ask him to change this, and start practicing giving instead…..  Begin, thanking God, praising him, paying your tithes.  Yes, I told you to pay your tithes, so God can bless that.  (See Malachi chapter 3)    Give my friends, give God glory, and give love…..Love never fails.

I also want to Thank God, for my friends, my true friends.  I know who you are…and you know who you are.  You are precious to me.  I would never trade you for anything…..Much love I do, get because of your friendship…..

And heres a clue….to remind you.  God has angels that write down in the Book of Life, that what we do……

Just my thoughts,

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope….

Lord, Thank you for your guidance, and thank you for true friends.  Father, this blog is not to condemn anyone.  But, if it makes any of us look at ourselves, and see our motives, see how we carry ourselves.  Even when no one is seeing, we know you are.  It is a matter of character, to want to change, to do right, to do good, to not take advantage of anyone.  For we are all your children.  And we never want to pick up characteristics, of the enemy.  Help us to grow to be more Christ like, more concerned, not to give place to the enemy.  Lord you do try us, and I pray, this blog, which, I am writing by obedience to you, will bring understanding.  And obedience to you, for you bless those who bless us, and you curse those, who curse us.  We want blessings in our lives.  By doing things your way.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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IS GREED YOUR MOTIVATOR?


HAVING THE UNDERSTANDING DARKENED, BEING ALIENATED FROM THE LIFE OF GOD THROUGH THE IGNORANCE THAT IS IN THEM, BECAUSE OF THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART.  WHO BEING PAST FEELING HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES OVER UNTO LASCIVIOUSNESS TO WORK ALL UNCLEANNESS WITH GREEDINESS.  EPHESIANS 4:18-19.

Greed is ugly, because as we can see in this scripture above, it makes people blind in their heart.  And people really cannot see what they are doing, because they want more, and more, and more.  To a point where an “unclean” spirit comes upon them, and thinking becomes very extravagant, and people lose themselves to a point where they are no longer being ethical, in their dealings etc.  It drives things to a point, where things get out of control.

Greed is something, that is really not brought up in Christian circles.  Or at least, I do not hear anything coming from the pulpit.  For we are taught to give.  The Bible tells us God loves a cheerful giver.   I hope by what I am writing, that we would look at the way we practice business, the way we do give, and at what extent will we go to, to get that dollar.

For it seems lately, integrity, honorable practices are pushed aside, and it seems like so many pursue getting your money, but at what cost?  At the point of greed?

What if I told you, you would be in jeopardy of losing your soul, because greed, has turned into an idol for you.  And, that is an abomination to God.  MORTIFY THEREFORE YOUR MEMBERS WHICH ARE UPON THE EARTH: FORNICATION UNCLEANNESS, INORDINATE AFFECTION, EVIL CONCUPISCENCE AND COVETOUSNESS, (GREED) WHICH IS IDOLATRY.  COLOSSIANS 3:5

In the following scriptures, we see how much it offends God.  EZEKIEL 22:12 IN THEE HAVE THEY TAKEN GIFTS TO SHED BLOOD, THOU HAS TAKEN USURY AND INCREASE, AND THOU HAST GREEDILY GAINED OF THY NEIGHBORS BY EXTORTION, AND HAST FORGOTTEN ME, SAITH THE LORD GOD. Have you forgotten God dear one?  Have you forgotten to take him at his word, and to trust him?  Or do you manipulate situations, to your advantage, so you can come out, with more?  That is greed.  We have to be very, very careful in things like this.  Because if we do not, we will see truly the love of money is the root of evil.

I TIMOTHY 6:10-11 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, WHICH WHILE SOME COVETED AFTER THEY HAVE ERRED FROM THE FAITH, AND PIERCED THEMSELVES THROUGH WITH MANY SORROWS.  BUT THOU MAN OF GOD, FLEE THESE THINGS: AND FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS, GODLINESS, FAITH LOVE PATIENCE, MEEKNESS.

Have your turned from faith?  Are you sorrowful, because you do not have, as well?  We are called to be content, with what we have.  And in all things, there is a balance.  Read Phillipians Chapter 4.  Here we are reminded to be content, and yet to know.  God will supply all of our needs, according to his riches, in glory through Christ Jesus.

Having money, is not evil.  Gods blessings can be poured on someone, and they can have very much so, and abundantly.  But how it is gained, how it is prioritized, can be greed.  How it is used, is greed.  If you have, and you do not bless others, that is greed.

We see greed in our society, at the grocery store, in housing etc.  Its all over the place.  When I was growing up, and this may age me, but I could buy a soda pop for ten cents.  A candy bar for a nickel, and a loaf of bread for about fifty cents.  I even have photographs in front of a gas station, and gas was thirty two cents a gallon.  Those days are gone, long gone.  So, I may be getting older, but I see, we are not getting better in this, for there is a spirit of greed.

The other day, my husband and I, with our son, went to a prominent restaurant, and I ordered a hot turkey meal.  The turkey was cold, and was not worth the $50.00 we payed for a dinner out.  Quality is lousy, and I am not trying to complain, but what it does come down to, is that, there are so many out there, asking a high price for this and that, but people are not getting their moneys worth.

I see a lot of this.  Whats happened to America?  All I know, is that when we get to a point, where things are not working, like our economy, we have to ask ourselves, what is our motivator?  The Bible tells us, seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, all things will be added to you.  Luke 12:31.

We are not doing that.  Forcing giving to the poor, and taking from the rich, is socialism.  I don’t like that either.  I want to earn a living, and be fair, honest, and present things honest in the sight of God and man.  ROMANS 12:17. I don’t want to rip people off.  I don’t want my government doing that to me either.  I want to give because this is what God wants me to do.  But I don’t want my government enforcing that.

I want to love, because I live, move and have my being because of my Lord.  In just my thoughts, in my life, and in every aspect of business.  I don’t want greed to ever be evident.

I just think even here, that we need to know, we reap what we sow.  These are principles from God.  In other words, what goes around comes around.  I know I don’t want those kind of things coming back to me.

I just think by writing this, we need to look at it, from the pulpit too.  Our churches, need to bring the principles of what the word of God says concerning this.  Greed is a problem that we really need to look at, and see, and study within ourselves, to ask.  Am I motivated by greed?  Am I doing what God would want me to do?

We are called to love one another, if you love God, you will love your fellow person.  So that means, you will think about the way you relate to someone.  Is it by greed and what you can take from someone?

I tell you in all honesty, if that is you, I hope, you would consider, and reevaluate, whether or not you or motivated by greed?  Or are you motivated by God, and his spirit…..

And if you do see greed, within, all you have to do, is go to our Lords throne.  Repent, and ask him what to do.  He may even have you restore.  He will take away that sin, and the spirit of it, from you, as you seek his kingdom and his righteousness.

Just my thoughts, with love, in Christ.  Elena Ramirez

A PRAYER OF HOPE….

Father, I ask for your guidance in this for all of us.  Lord, we are in some strange economical times, as it is.  I just have the feeling, and know, that if we did things differently, as a nation, and individually, we would not be in this predicament.  I just know, if we tried to do things your way we would see the change.  Lord, you tell us the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  Lord, I don’t think anyone of us, really would want that in us, unless, we would choose to disregard what Christ did.  For Christ came to give life, and life abundantly.  For each one of us.  On earth, and as it is in heaven.  Father, I know you had me write this for a reason.  May it convict, but not condemn.  For you are so merciful, if we just go to your throne, and ask for forgiveness.  You do.  Thank you Lord, for all of my blessings.  Thank you, remind me to be a giver as well.  In Jesus name, Amen

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ARE YOU A MEDDLER?


HE THAT PASSETH BY AND MEDDLE WITH STRIFE BELONGING NOT TO HIM, IS LIKE ONE THAT TAKETH A DOG BY THE EARS….

PROVERBS26:17

Ouch, that would hurt…..

Can you imagine the dog, turning on someone like that and biting them?  Well the scripture is very clear here, that happens when we meddle in other peoples problems, that do not belong to us.  Or at least meddling in strife.

It turns around and bites us back!!

So, the question is are you a meddler?  Do you stick your nose, in other peoples business?  Without being asked?….

The truth of the matter, is that many people, do not understand that this is wrong, and they stick their noses in other peoples business.  They meddle.  They get involved, and it makes the situation worse.  

But, lets give some the benefit of the doubt, and let’s say, they could be well meaning, but it turns back and slaps them in the face.  I have seen people do that, but their excuse is they want to be helpful.  But it just seems to make things worse.  How does one avoid that?  

One always has to be aware of the strategies of the enemy.  He wants you to be nosy.  The enemies hand is in the strife to begin with, and so when you meddle, you are just adding fuel to the fire. How to diffuse strife?  Well, lets see what the Bible says about that?

DRIVE OUT THE MOCKER, AND OUT GOES STRIFE, QUARRELS AND INSULTS ARE ENDED.  PROVERBS 22:10

Hmmmm…..

So what can you do, if you want to be helpful, but you do not want to meddle, or at least be aware that you would be meddling?  You want to help, but you know this scripture is telling us not to meddle.  So what would any well meaning Christian do?

Pray….The Bible tells us to pray. And yes, ask God for wisdom.  Ask God, to show you how to get the “mocker” out, and wait for God to answer you.  He will show you.  For God tells us, IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY AND UPBRAIDETH NOT, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN TO HIM.  JAMES 1:5  

But, I just want to add here, don’t be a pawn of the enemy, and call someone up, and say, “Oh I just want to pray for someone, and you name the person, but what you really are doing is gossiping.”  Because that is also a form of meddling.  Using something holy, by the pretense, of gossiping, is just not good.  And there you are meddling, sticking your nose, into another situation, and talking about someone.  Pray!  And remember, love covers a multitude of sins.  So, be careful, not to expose someone, to be the reason of conversation.  

Always check out your motive, whenever revealing anything.  And if you really are not sure, ask God, for wisdom, and guidance, and love.  Some things do need to be shared, but it does take wisdom.  You just don’t want to be someone, who is not trustworthy, or someone, the devil, will use, to hurt someone.  

We always have to know, our actions, or our words, will produce fruit.  We reap, what we sow.  Do we want to reap, someone meddling in our own lives?  

Here is a precious scripture, I just happened, by the Holy spirit, to come across that is a prayer as well.  And I think would be very appropriate to pray, in a time of trouble, and need.

OH LORD, BE GRACIOUS UNTO US, WE HAVE WAITED FOR THEE;  BE THOU THEIR ARM EVERY MORNING, OUR SALVATION, ALSO IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE.  ISAIAH 33:2.

So in conclusion, let us be mindful not to meddle, but if we care, and we want to help, let us go to God in prayer, lifting up the need, trusting God.

Asking God for protection.  Asking God for wisdom….But being ever so careful ourselves, not to get caught up in meddling, and the strife, and mocking, for that matter…..

Or the dog could turn around and bite us.  And I know we don’t want that.

Just my thoughts, and in his love…Praying for wisdom.

IT IS AN HONOR FOR A MAN TO CEASE FROM STRIFE: BUT EVERY FOOL WILL BE MEDDLING.

PROVERBS 20:4


My Prayer of Hope….

Father, my Lord, I do ask for wisdom in any situation of trouble, help me to be careful not to meddle in other peoples business.  Yet, Lord, if I can be someone who can help someone, let me go to you for wisdom, for guidance, for understanding, as to what to do.  Lord, only you know the results of any situation, but I so need to remember, you in every situation, I could encounter.  Lord, I do not want to be a meddler, so give me a heart to remember that, and to trust you.  In Jesus name, Amen

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