MY THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS FOR 2017 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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My Thanksgiving Thoughts for 2017

by Christian Author Elena Ramirez

It’s a day before Thanksgiving, and I am grateful to God.  This year has been tough on me for a few reasons.  

Its been a struggle in many ways.  I have been challenged by life, by health, by friends, by enemies, by finances, by my own habits, and sometimes, you just have to grow.  But God has been with me, and guiding me through it.  I am grateful.  Thankful, stirring up my faith. 

I have grown.  And I truly believe I have in many ways.  I have had to go to the enemies camp and take back my respect.  Maybe someone does not understand that.  But when you trust people, and they immaturely reject you, or do not honor you, you stand up for yourself.  And you take back what someone has hurt, and abused.  Respect. 

You know when you are a child, you trust people to take care of you.  To be sensitive to those things and you need to learn.  And when they abuse that, and you don’t know the difference, you accept it.   But when you grow up, you see how perhaps, you were abused, and you want to break spiritual curses, or cycles, that hurt you.  I think I am in the process of breaking some of these cycles, or curses, because I see, I am the Kings Daughter.  I see, I am the head, and not the tail.  

But when you see, people, especially people, you esteemed highly, and they have no regard for honoring you in these ways, you gain strength, and walk away.  

So its sad, yet bitter sweet when you rise above it. But growing, is the goal for me any way.  I want to keep learning, and growing, for Christ.   

I have had to let go, and let God.  In a lot of ways…. For other reasons, as well…

These are things, that this year, I have seen, I need to be careful in.  With my walk with the Lord, and with others.   And its been hard.  Its been sorrowful, its been eye opening though.  

And I do trust God, I am so grateful for my family, and the true friends I do have.  I am thankful for my Salvation, for repentance, for God teaching me that I need to trust Him.  

But I have learned, in my own giving of Thanks, to be grateful for little, and big things.  To be careful not to get cold in my walk with the Lord.  To be careful, even if I vent, not to hate anybody.  To pray more.  I have learned a lot, that I cannot even put into words.  

To remember, though, not everybody takes these things to heart.  So my red flag is up….

To look, and see what God’s Holy King James word says.  And to try and obey.  As a disciple of Christ, I have learned to discipline myself.

But as I think on these things, that I am grateful for, I am reminded, no matter how hard life can be, or how blessed one may be, one must draw closer to God.   This has been my lesson it seems this year.

To seek Him more, to obey more, to be careful more, not to open spiritual doors, that are not of Him.  And through it all thanking Him, and praising Him.  And I make sure, I do.  I will not neglect this, by being passive, or not letting my light shine for Christ.  I try, and thats one thing, I pursue, to give Him glory.  

I am someone, who stays away from spiritual entities that offend God.  I honor God, and only God.  In fear of God. 

And I am careful what I speak…. I know more then ever, the power of life and death in my tongue.

But I know, I cannot be indifferent.  I cannot be cold, or lukewarm in my walk.  I cannot take God for granted, or people, or life for granted.  I must pursue His Kingdom, in His righteousness.

Repentance clears the slate, even if I don’t even understand.  But I must pursue God.  

Revelation 3, from my King James, tells us, that He knows whether we are cold or hot.  He knows if we are lukewarm, He will spit us out.  He tells us, to be careful with the blessings we do have, because some who are rich, think they do not need Him.  

They don’t know that they are miserable, poor and blind.  He counsels us to to seek Him.  Because He will rebuke us when we are wrong.  He stands at the door, and knocks, and if we hear Him, He will come and dine with us.  

Tomorrow we feast. As a tradition here in the United States.  Thanksgiving day, is a time to reflect.  And Christ is invited in my home, my humble home, but where love is, and where grateful hearts, reflect on His love, and goodness.  THANKFUL!

Some do not have these blessings, and its sad.  

But, I am just thankful to God.  I am thankful for everything He has provided for me, and I am even thankful for some things I don’t have.

Learning to be content, is peace.  And there is no peace with the wicked, as scripture says.  So, I pursue Him, in this world, that does not always seem to give love in return.  He is the vine, and I am merely a branch, but I can grow in Christ.  And produce fruit, worthy of His Kingdom.  But I make sure I stay on the vine with Christ. 

And I pursue Him, grateful, for who He is.  With God all things are possible, and I never let go of Him, in these thoughts of mine, because all things do work together for the good who love Him.  

So I am grateful this year, as I surmise on everything, and I praise Him.

Happy Thanksgiving…With much love, in Christ, 

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

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WHEN CHRISTIANS DO NOT APOLOGIZE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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One thing, I have seen, is people do not know how to apologize. Maybe they repent to God, I don’t know. But I have seen especially here on social media, FB, Twitter, and other networks, is that people, really hide behind their computers.

They say spiteful, mean attacking words, that really do not bring light, or substance. And I don’t know, I have had a few battles myself. Where maybe I brought it on myself.

But when I am wrong. I apologize. I don’t let it pass, without humbling before God, and others. I have sometimes, just wished someone well, Gods blessings, and they took my words, and wanted to argue. This recently happened. And I could not understand it.

But I don’t have to take it either. And if someone cannot show me some respect. I don’t need to further communicate with that person. I forgive. But I don’t put up with that kind of nonsense.

I have enough self respect, dignity, and better sense, then to go in the gutter, with someone, who does not want to be reasonable. Especially when I know in my heart, I do not have an ulterior motive, to make someone look bad.

Its sad, Christians, in particular, who still have the ways of the world, in their actions, but have not seen that Christ called us to love one another, to be humble, and to forgive.  I would think that also includes apologizing.  I just don’t think we see, how this holds us back.  How we cannot grow.  How we can get roots of bitterness. How we open a door to the devil.  Folks, this is spiritual warfare.  We have to see, what are we doing!  

In this election process, I have seen filth come out of some people, that say they are Christians.

And I ask myself, where is the love, that Christ said we would be known by? Oh well. Repenting, asking God to show us who Christ is, and yes apologize.  If you call yourself a Christian, love should be there!  You cannot have it, if you cannot learn to apologize, that means being humble.  That means throwing away that pride.  It means asking God….

My thoughts anyway…..

JOHN 13:35 BY THIS SHALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. KING JAMES.
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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET TO TRUE LOVE? THE PROOF OF TRUE LOVE IN THIS PRINCIPLE OF FAITH I HAVE IS IN MY BOOK ‘HOW TO HAVE FAITH” ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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People want true love.  And God wants them to have faith and yes true love.

I can show you how to have both.  I give very clear instructions in my book.

What “proof” do you have that any of these secret principles work?

That you write about in your book?  HOW TO HAVE FAITH MY SECRET PRINCIPLES OF FAITH WITH A TRUE AND LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I felt that question over, and over again….

And this is my answer.

This morning the Lord spoke to my heart, and I could sense, in my heart, that people need proof. He spoke to my heart, and told me, not everybody believes.  If it was that easy, every one would believe.  Sometimes you do have to prove it to people.

I am trying to get people to see, these secret principles that work for me, but faith, is very personal, and sometimes very private. I want people to see who I was before Christ, but also who I am now. And God has made all the difference. I give Him glory.  With praise, and honor with great thankfulness.  I am very grateful for every blessing God has given me.  He has proven Himself to me, with love.  I don’t doubt  who He is, or what He can do, any more.  All things are possible with God.

FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE.  LUKE 1:37.  King James version.

The whole book is proof because I know. This is why I write about these principles.  That I call “secret principles.”

But if you are looking for “fruit” as proof. My marriage, to my husband is evident. I have true love.

I have a marriage, that God has blessed. And there is a reason, why it is blessed. I give instruction, and yes definite reasons why in my book.  And I will be honest, if everybody did this, it would make it a lot easier.  It would be something that could be handed from one generation to the next.  It would be the missing link.  I know this “secret.”

You see, I understand, how it feels to be lonely, broken, and lost. For many years, I thought, I missed the boat, plane, and train to true love. I thought I was doomed to not find true love. I walked alone for many, many years. Yes, I prayed for a mate. And God brought my husband, but what we did and did not do, has brought an everlasting love to our marriage.

I call it a Faith Secret principle to true love. It is not something, to be honest, I wanted to write about. But God instructed me to write about it. And I did, and this is the proof, I have. I have been married for over 25 years, and very happily. And I do attest this secret, to our success. In fact I know it. This is the proof.

I want you to grow in who you are, in Christ, and yes, I do emphasize these principles, but if you are looking for true love, yes, I have the proof in my book, and I share it. It is chapter 26. THE SECRET PRINCIPLE OF MY FAITH TO TRUE LOVE.

Yes the proof is also who I am in Christ, and how I have changed, but that may not mean anything to you. Because you cannot see beyond your own loneliness, and loss of having someone to share life with. And I understand that. I was there, alone, broken and very lonely. I know the difference.

If you are lonely, and broken, and you have given up hope, about finding true love, I want to encourage you. Or if you are in a relationship, that needs to be fixed, this remedy can work as well.

This can change. And yes, if you follow my instructions in this, that is in my book. I know you will find success and happiness in your relationship. And yes true love. This proof may be what you need, for your own life to change. For you and your love interest. Yes it is my secret to true love, and it is proof to me, God has principles. And I obeyed.

Living happily ever after….

Thanks and blessings…to God almighty, Lord I am so grateful, and for my salvation too.  How great you are.

I also want to thank all who have taken time out of their day to read this.  May God show you His love. I pray for others.  To know Jesus, to know His love.  To know true love, because it is obtainable, and to yes, have faith.

Elena Ramirez ~ Christian Author

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HOW I KNOW THE VOICE OF JESUS (THE LONG ANSWER) ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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AND WHEN HE PUTTETH FORTH HIS OWN SHEEP, HE GOETH BEFORE THEM AND THE SHEEP FOLLOW HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW HIS VOICE.  AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  KJV. John 10:4-5.

How do I know the voice of Jesus?  I do want to tell you, and I want you to know this yourself, so you can hear only His voice.  He more then anything, wants you to know His voice, and to have truth to guide you.  He loves you.  Know that now, before I go on.   

Well there are a few factors, that come into place.  And this is my interpretation of the matter.  I know, that I know the voice of my Lord Jesus, for these reasons.  

Have you ever heard someone say, they hear, lots of voices?  Or this voice, or that, made them do something?

I don’t have that problem, thank God. I believe, I know enough of God’s word, that I still want to keep learning, and I am aware, not to depart from God’s truth, nor do I also play with other spiritual entities.  That needs further contemplation, that I will not add here, for the sake of space. But I will just say, I do not because I love my Lord, and I will not follow any other voices, or spirits.  God knew that from the beginning, because the enemy deceived Adam and Eve, by getting them to disobey God and to eat, from the tree of knowledge and of good and evil.  So we have to know this too.  I guard my heart, very carefully in this matter, because I do not want to get confused.   

The reason, I obey God in this, is because I do not want nor do I have a “spirit of confusion.”   I have always had a sense of good common sense, but the main reason, I do know my Lord’s voice, is by the Bible I use.  I use a King James Bible.  I was raised on the King James Bible.  So the anointing, and holiness, of that Bible, was I guess, for lack of a better word, was attached to me.  For as a child, I would read the King James Bible.  

The spirit, of right and wrong was with me, yet, because I was naive….  I did not know how hard my life would be because of disobedience. And because when I grew older, I departed from those truths.  Which was the worst mistakes of my life.  Because I did not take into consideration the consequences of making bad choices, I chose wrong.

Yet, I knew, not to make some of those choices.  This in the eyes of God is rebellion, it is disobedience.  It is called sin. And I want to talk about that, in some depth.  Because it is important, to know, anything we choose, that is not of God, is disobedience.

 We may even think we are doing the right thing, but if it is not based on truth, it is a lie.  When I was a young adult, trying to get back to God after disobeying, I began reading different Bibles, and my life was still a mess.  More lies…

And lies come from hell itself.  The devil is and was a liar. Where else, could he change truth, from a lie, and try and get away with it, but in a Holy Bible, because that will change it, and it will no longer be holy.  He wants to deceive us all.

And you have to see his ugly old characteristics, to be able to identify it within yourself as well.  He had pride, he was a liar, he wanted to take the glory from God, so he was deceptive, and hateful, and so much more, that is not like Christ.

So, we must be able, to discern, between truth, and a lie.  So lets begin with the characteristics of Christ.  We know Christ, IS TRUTH, THE WAY, AND LIFE.  John 14:6.  His ways are truth, and they show us the way, and give us life, and yes life abundantly.  When we do not know truth, we are confused.  We believe ‘voices” that can come from within, or yes, even from friends and acquaintances, that are also confused, and misled.  The enemy, can use these people, who you may even love, but their “influence” can mislead you as well.  So, we have to know truth, Gods truth.  We have to know God’s law.

 Now, even here I will interject, and say, many teachers, preachers, (false Prophets) will deny the law.  They confuse it in the New Testament, as it being the law, of God.  But Paul was talking about the law of death.  We are free, from the law of death, but we have to keep the law of God, to have that freedom.  We have to obey God.  Christ, told us, that He did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.

So this is very, very important in our thinking, to want to hear the voice of Jesus.  To have discernment.  To know the difference in voices.  To obey God, and to do right in His sight.  We must want to obey God’s law.

 So where do we go to get God’s pure law?  We go to the oldest, and most purest version, of Gods word, to get that purity.  The King James Bible. (see Psalms 12:6-7 in a King James Bible, to see the preservation of it.) It has been established for 400 years.  God set it apart.  It has no copy rights, and it has not been changed.

Greedy publishers, cannot change it, or “corrupt” it, because it has been preserved.  Yes, they have taken the “lump” of that, and made their own versions, and corrupted it, because they have put their carnal hands to it.  Any other Bible, is not holy, it is not anointed.

Do your own careful, comparison.  But you will find words, that are totally different, in their definitions, so it changes the context, and yes, the content of the words, so they are different.  They may be similar, but they are not the same words.  They have actually removed some scriptures, and they denote the authority of Jesus Christ.  Some remove the name of the Father Jehovah, as the author.  In some places, they remove the name of the devil.  So you won’t know who Gods enemies name is.  

There are so many discrepancies.  I have found in my research.  There is no way, they can be holy.  So, because of this, they have turned the Bible, into a “Lie.”  Where does that come from? but the enemy of God, the devil.

So you have to see the discrepancies.  You have to see, it is part truth, but part lies. When I saw this, all confusion left me.  I understood, God.  I began to understand what He wanted from me.  Though the mystery of God, tells me, His ways, are not my ways.  Nor my thoughts His thoughts…yet we can have the mind of Christ.  Our minds can be renewed.  

But those Bible versions, had me stumped.

 And because these versions, have been compromised, it is partially a lie, it is not holy, it is not anointed, and it is not powerful, with the anointing, one needs, yes, and in case of an emergency.  Like needing a promise from God, for healing, guidance, etc.

 So the law, has been broken in this, because throughout God’s word, He has commanded, do not change, do not add, do not delete it, or you will be counted with the liars.  Proverbs 30:5-6.  EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE:  HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM.  ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR.

This choice, of even using another Bible, could actually cause someone to lose their Salvation.  FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK.  IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK.  AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.  Revelation 22:18-19.  

 So look at this scripture, very, very carefully.  It tells you, you will be denied, heaven.  You will not be able to enter there.  Your name will be removed, from the book of life.

And further more, it tells us in that last sentence, your desires, your promises, you are believing in, from those other versions, will not be granted to you, the promises of God, because they have added, changed, or deleted, God’s word.  Look at it! Alright, so this is the main reason, why I know my Jesus, and His voice.

But anything, that is a lie, that is not love, that is not kind, is not the voice of my Jesus.  I know His voice.  He does not condemn me, He does not criticize me. He does not tell me to do something, that goes against His truth, and word.  He does not tell me to do evil.  He directs me in truth.  And I know it is truth, because it is always based on His Holy word, the King James.

He is merciful, He is compassionate, He is kind, and yet, in truth He directs me and you.  Because His spirit, is in our heart.  But it will not be, if it is based on lies.  He will leave, the Holy Spirit, will leave you and you will not have the truth, and the wisdom you need, in your every day life.  Remember, sin, separates us from God.  He will not be in an unholy vessel.  So this is so important that we heed His voice.

If we only heed the voice from the King James Bible, and the spirit, which is the Holy Spirit, will direct us.  Remember this….because many of you think by using those other Bible versions, it will make the interpretation easier.  Easier to understand.  They get stumped on the wording, and call it archaic, etc.  But God does not change we change.  And we can adapt, and hear Gods voice clearly, from the translation of the King James.

Because it is the Holy spirit, that gives the interpretation.  It can only come from God Himself.  II Peter 1:20-21 tells us from the King James Bible that scripture, can only be interpreted, from the Holy spirit.  There is no private interpretation, which these Bibles, try to impose.   The interpretation can only come from a word, that is pure.  This is the only WAY.  The way of Christ, to hear His voice.  Because it is still holy.   It is determined by the Bible you use.

Christ told us, that His children, would hear His voice, which does not change, nor does he add to it, and that we would know His voice, and to another we would not follow.  I do not follow those other Bible versions, or read them because I do not want to confuse myself.  I want to always know His voice.  This is the short answer.  I know His voice.  Because it is always confirmed, from the Holy word, of the King James Bible.

This is what begins the process, of my faith, to trust in God.  By knowing what the King James Bible says.  This is how I know the voice, of my dear, kind, merciful Jesus, who saved me, for now, and for eternity.

 THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THEM AGAIN, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, I AM THE DOOR OF THE SHEEP.  ALL THAT EVER CAME BEFORE ME ARE THIEVES AND ROBBERS BUT THE SHEEP DID NOT HEAR THEM.  I AM THE DOOR; BY ME IF ANY MAN ENTER IN, HE SHALL BE SAVED, AND SHALL GO IN AND OUT, AND FIND PASTURE.  THE THIEF, COMETH NOT BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY:   I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.  JOHN 10:7-10.

 Maybe right now, you are doubting, what I say.  Maybe you are confused.  Maybe, you have believed the lie….about those other Bible versions.  but I tell you this in love, which is what Christ said we would be known by.  Read John 13:34, to know, what we will be known by, and this is love.  As His disciples.

Please know, that this truth I tell you, I tell you, so you can get answers.  So you can get closer to Christ.  So you can know His voice.

 I tell you this, because to be honest, I learned the hard way.  My life was so broken, until I learned this.  I was like Humpty Dumpty, I could not be mended.  The pieces would not come together, until I learned this….and it is never to late.  If we have breath in us.  So with every breath I have, I praise God.  

But when I learned this, I learned who I am in Christ.  I am an ambassador of Christ.  I am highly favored, and I am His daughter clothed in righteousness.  Because He is love, and this is how I tap into His real love, by knowing His voice.

 I have even learned not to follow people, but Christ only. I know His voice, and He knows mine too.  We talk to each other often, but I am in my King James Bible daily.  

BUT YE BELIEVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ARE NOT OF MY SHEEP AS I SAID UNTO YOU.  MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME.  John 10:26-27.

Blessings, and love in Christ,  Just my Thoughts….. Elena Ramirez

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IRON SHARPENS IRON~ FRIENDS ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER


Iron, sharpens iron.  So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.  Proverbs 27:17.  

Not everyone, has true friends.  But when you do, you count them as a gift from God.  I feel blessed, that I have a few good friends.  They are gifts from God.  Some, I see, and talk to here and there, and some, I don’t even know, all of them, by their faces, in person, but they are friends.  They bless me, and I pray, I bless them.  Like iron, sharpening iron.

Everyone, has a gift, within.  Some may see it, more then others.  The wonderful thing, is that friends, can draw it out of you.  They know how to “push” the right buttons, to inspire you, motivate you, and encourage you.

I like to do that, with my friends, and even some enemies to be honest.  Because I want to be the kind of person, that speaks truth, and sees the best in everyone.  I want to encourage people.  In the love of Christ.  Thats, one of the reasons,why I write…

Anyway, I know some people, who do not like to compliment others, because they feel, it will give someone a big head, or if anything, because they are jealous.

They see, the potential, the ability, and instead, it makes them look at themselves, and think, they are not adequate, or they are not gifted.  Which is the furthest thing from the truth.  Because God blesses us all.  But one must see it.  I have learned, and I am not perfect at this, but I have quit trying to compare myself to anybody.  I see my potential in Christ.

For, you will find, less, and better people in this world, in all forms of life, gifts, and attributes.  I could get caught up on the thought, that there are better writers then me. Prettier, people, smarter people….and on and on, and on.

But, comparing yourself, to anyone, is just a waste of time, and really, a ploy from the devil, to get you off track, and get your mind on “me, me, me” so you will not be fulfilled by God.  We all know his track record, he had the mindset, that it was all about him.  Thats pride, thats ego, and that comes from the devil.  We want to be careful, not to fall into that trap.

Anyway, call it maturity, or old age, I refuse, to do that, with my self-esteem anymore.  I do not want to waste my time, on just thinking about me.  I want to keep my eyes on Jesus.  On his countenance.  On his glory.  If I don’t I will miss it.  So if I compare myself, I will lose my focus.  For,  I am a child of God, just as much as the other person is.  I do not want to be my own enemy.  So, I try to be positive.  But, I am human. I do make mistakes, but I do not want to be beating myself up.  Or others.

And sometimes, though, we do need to sharpen each other.  Especially, concerning who we are in Christ.  By example, by love, by Gods word.  Truth…We do need to draw out, the hidden gifts, and callings of one another.  We need to help each other.  Being patient with one another, compassionate, and appreciative, of others gifts, abilities, and attributes.

I have a friend, a very good friend, who I love dearly, but the one thing that appealed to me, about her immediately, was her generosity.  (To everyone, and including me.)  She always, gives from her heart.  And, to share, her blessings, totally blew me away. It was extravagant, and made one notice.  So I am totally, inspired by her, myself, to be a giver.  Well, thats how it works.

When we sharpen, the countenance of one another.  We come out being better, people, by doing things, that reflect Christ.  Christ was a giver, my friend is a giver.  That has sharpened, my sense, to be a giver.   I want to be the kind of person, that draws out the best, of someone.  Not the worst.

When I know something about someone, and they reveal their pet peeve to me, I consider it.  I don’t want to “push” that button, to make them angry, or hurt them. Or bring out the worst in them.  It would be evil, to have that kind of knowledge, and use something about them, to irk them.

Yet, there are people, who will take knowledge, or your history, and purposely, try to hurt you.  Or there are people, who may have knowledge, to help you, and instead, they withold it.  So you will not get the benefit.  I just want to say, that again is evil.  Do you know that,what you reap is what you sow?  In other words, “What goes around, comes around.”  You will get yours….whatever it is you give in life.  It is a principle, like what goes up, must come down.

Anyway, so when that happens, thats what they know, and thats what they have learned, and practiced.  Sadly, so, sometimes, it is hard to trust people.

But, I want to encourage you, to be someone, who sees the best in others.  To not hold back, a compliment, or an opportunity, to sharpen your friends, countenance, gifts and callings etc.  Encourage one another, in Christ, by the word, and be the kind of friend, that is loyal, true, and always a friend.  And so very, importantly, and I cannot let this pass.  PRAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS!

I have had friends, that just went away, the friendship was dissolved.  But in my heart, I will always love them, and pray for them, and pray, God bless them.  I just wont be able to encourage them, or sharpen their countenance, because they made the choice to leave.

I admit, myself, I have left friends, because they were not a good influence.  But I still love them, in my heart.  A friend loves at all times.  Proverbs 17:17.  Anyway, Be a friend, who is true, who will be there in any need.  And then see, the blessing, of that person in return, and see yourself changed.  See yourself, at the best of your ability.

If anything, be your own best friend, and sharpen yourself.  Never forget, God is your best friend.  Christ will, never leave you or forsake you.  Even if others do.  Christ won’t. Hold onto that, and let it make you the best, you can be.  The word of God, is sharper, then any two-edged sword.  Let it sharpen you to be the best.

I tell you this as a friend, and I do not even know you….

Just my thoughts, with Love, Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope…

Father, I thank you, that you sent Christ, to be the greatest of friends.  A friend, that will never leave or forsake me.  A friend, who will counsel me, and guide me.  A friend, who protects me, and guards my heart.  By your truth, Father.  Lord, I want to be a good friend, one, that will sharpen, the countenance of my friend, to help my friends, be the best that they can be.  Lord, I want to be a friend, to your friends.  And an enemy to your enemy.  I want to please you, in this called “friendship.”  Lord, may everything, I do be a reflection of Christ.  In His love, His compassion, and in His truth.  I want to speak truth, like He did.  But always in Love.  So, love would be magnified.  For you are Love Father.  Thank you, in Jesus name.  Amen


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PRAYER OF SALVATION ~ FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MAKE IT RIGHT WITH GOD


This prayer is a prayer for someone who wants to give their heart to God, and to be assured, that when they die, they will find a place in the Kingdom of Heaven.  This is a prayer of Salvation, to those who believe.
Please, I plead with you,  if you have not made that decision to accept Christ, do not let this chance go away, read the prayer, truly, pray it
to the Lord, and see him change your life.
You will never regret it, and more
than that, you will never worry
about when you die.
God bless you…
Elena
JESUS SAID, I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE:  HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE: AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE.  BELIEVEST THOU THIS? JOHN 11:25

Father,

I know I am a sinner and I ask you to forgive me.  I believe that

Christ died for me on the cross, and shed his blood.  I want to turn away from my sins.  Save me.  Jesus, come into my heart, and be my personal Lord.  I promise to obey you and follow you all the days of my life.  Help me, break these curses, that have held me back in my life.  Break the chains off of me spiritually, and physically.  Please take the desire of things, that offend you away from me.  Send your help to me, by your Holy Spirit.  I want to live a good life, help me to seek you in your word, and to grow stronger in your ways.  Help me to study your word, to be approved unto you, my God, a person not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth and to confess you as my Lord, and Savior.  Lord, give me Love, help me to Love others, and to forgive, so you will forgive me, and hear my prayers.  I do not want anything to separate me from your Love.

Help me find a church, where I can be in fellowship with other Christians who will help me grow.  I pray now, and believe I will know you in a sweeter way.  I see myself clothed in robes of righteousness, and standing at your throne, as you embrace me.  I see you write my name in the Book of Life, and the angels are rejoicing over this sinner, who is made new through you.  I thank you, and give you praise for receiving me as your child in your Kingdom.  When I die, because of this prayer, I will go to your heavenly kingdom.  I will remember this day, as a day of new beginnings in my walk with you.  Thank you Lord, again, for dying on the cross, forgiving me of my sins, and giving me Salvation through Christ, and by embracing me with your Love…..I confess, Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior, forever, Christ will live in me.  In Jesus name.  Amen I believe….  

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THEREFORE WHOEVER CONFESSES ME BEFORE MEN, HIM I WILL ALSO CONFESS BEFORE MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.  BUT WHOEVER DENIES ME BEFORE MEN, HIM, I WILL ALSO DENY BEFORE MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.  MATTHEW 10:32

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THE BEST TIME TO SHOW LOVE IS WHEN SOMEONE DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOU


I used to be so adamant about making my point, and trying to enforce it. No longer do I do that. I have a pretty strong willed personality as it is. But Christs love, teaches me, to be humble, to be sweet, and to express love, especially when someone does not agree with me.

And it just made me think, because we are called to love one another. But what better time, is love really needed? But when you do not agree with someone.

I wish I had that, growing up. To be able to agree, to disagree, even to negotiate, or to resolve issues. I did not have it. So, it did take its toll on some of my relationships….But not anymore.

For, I have learned, through Christ, because we are all on the vine, at different places, that love really has to be front and center of my heart, mind, and spirit. It keeps me balanced. It keeps me strong. It keeps bitterness out of my heart. Petty arguments, are not worth, losing my joy, or losing, the blessings, that love brings. I do realize, that I am not always right. I do realize, even with those, I converse with, as Christians, we do not always see eye to eye. People have different, experiences, different, views, and sometimes, we cannot always come to an agreement, even concerning Gods word. Which is sad.

Now I will be clear here, that I do not compromise, who I am in Christ. Or His word, or truth. But, I can do it, in love.

But, what should remain, evident, in the sight of God, and even that old ugly devil, who wants to steal your blessings, is love, that should be evident. As Christ taught us. And because of who He is. His sacrifice, and demonstration of love, was the greatest example.

No matter what. Hold onto that love, so you can shake off the insults, shake off, the hurt, shake off, what the enemy is trying to do, and that is get you out of love. Because he wants to steal the blessings God has for you.

Its hard, but with practice, and Christ it can be done. I know….Blessings, and much love, Let us walk in love, and not in the flesh, but in the spirit of Christ. In truth….And in everything we do, with believers and non-believers, so Christ can be seen in us. Let love show, especially, when someone does not agree with you.

MY LITTLE CHILDREN, LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD, NEITHER IN TONGUE, BUT IN DEED, AND IN TRUTH. I JOHN 3:18  

A PRAYER OF HOPE, AND HONOR

Father, how I pray, you help me, and the reader to display love, in all situations.  To not be touchy, or moody, to express the love of Christ, in all situations.  Thank you, Lord, In Jesus name.  Amen 

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

 

 

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

 

 

You may also find more of my links, and information at the top link, of this blog, that gives my mission statement.

 

 

I pray Numbers 6:24-26 for you.

 

 

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

 

 

Click this link.

 

 

http://home.comcast.net/~poetryofhope/dailybiblestories.htm

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Prayer Of Salvation

 

 

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