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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ATTENTION THIS IS A TEST PLEASE DON’T DENY GOD ~ 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

More, and more, and more, we see it in the news, we see it in reports, in communications, more and more people are denying God.

They deny Him, by rules and regulations, they try to enforce on others.  They do it, by taking rights away, like prayer.  They try and stifle, freedom of speech.  

They do it by removing Bibles, from hotels, and in any way they can, they try to force their unbelief on others.

Unbelief…..how can something real, and true, deny Himself, to the world, when He exists?  But when someone does not want to believe.  One must know, God does exist, but He will not change, or deny Himself, but He tests us.

Well, we reap what we sow.  It is a principle.  Like what goes up, comes down.  People, do not see, they are being tested.  Tested, to see if they truly believe, and if they accept what Christ did on the cross.

God for whatever His reasons are, does test us.  Everything, we do is written in the book of life.  All of our thoughts, all of our actions, all of our behaviors, He tests us.  He sees, if we will have faith, or if we will deny Him.  He tests us to know whats really in our hearts, and our souls.

I can only surmise, by what my King James Bible says, which is holy and true, and anointed, that He also tests us to see see if we can know the difference between a counterfeit bible, a corrupted bible that has been changed, and revised.  He tests us.

The words, are commanded not to be changed.  Not to be added to, not to be deleted.  Not to be subtracted.  But people don’t see this truth.  They are being tested.  To obey, or not to obey.  

Do any of you remember the story of Abraham?  Read Genesis 22, from a King James bible. In this story, God tested Abraham.  He told Abraham to make his son the sacrifice.  Up to the very last moment, Abraham obeyed, when the angel of the Lord, told him, not to lay his hand on his son.  

But now God knew by this “Testing” that he was obedient and passed this.  God then promised a great blessing, in telling him.  His seed would possess the gate of his enemies.  And He would multiply Him,  because he obeyed God.  Abraham named that place. Jehovah Jireh….the Lord will provide.  Because God provided the ram, for sacrifice.  Like He provided His only Son our Lord Jesus, as the ultimate sacrifice, for us now, in the new covenant.  

Do you ever think, what you do will affect your future generations?  Like His. Do you ever think how your ancestors, may have had a part in what you deal with now?  I do.  Who knows what they did?  But it was either a curse or a blessing.  

So I want to do everything I can to reverse the curses, and to please God.  In fear of God.  I want Gods blessings, but only if it brings Him glory.      

I see this, and I know, we in this journey of life, we reap what we sow.  In other words, what goes around comes around.  And God is not mocked.  Yes we are being tested.

All of us.  For someday, we will all stand before God almighty.  But…Before that, we will see Jesus in the clouds, and the heavens will be opened.  Angels will be on standby and with the trumpets, they will announce that Christ, the King will be here.  Christ will separate those who are true, and those that are not.  

I believe, we all will be judged.  Because of the testing.  Because the records will be opened.

Friend, I don’t know you.  I don’t know what you have gone through.  Why your heart, is the way it is.

But I want to implore you, don’t be like the world.  If you believe, in Christ, as your Lord and savior, you need to see, what you are doing.  You cannot, and I implore you, you cannot live like the world, and expect your salvation to be in tact.

You cannot.  God has His law in place, His commandments, His ways, and if we do not try to obey, with the fear of God, knowing what the consequences are, we will perish.  People perish, because of lack of knowledge.

We seem to allow all these things that are going on, and we are not strong, in the face of evil.  The battle is the Lords, but God does test you.  When you have a chance to speak against unrighteousness, or to praise God, do you?  Or do you just turn the other way?  And silence is expressed.  But it is not golden.  Not if anything we allow takes away the glory of God.  

Do you expect someone else to do it for you?  I have to look at myself, as well, but with all  I have, I have determined, to give God glory.

Yesterday, I had a revelation of my own personally.  There is much I am grateful for.  That God has given me.  All of it.  There have been things I have asked for, and did not get.  But there is also things, I did not want, and did not get, and I am so grateful.  In this thought, I realized, I do not want anything if it takes away from God, His glory, that He so deserves, and is due.  It was so profound to me, and gave me peace.  Because I am dealing with something personally.  My goal is to only give Him glory, honor, and praise.  Anything else, cannot be the priority.  But Him….

Tested, I know, what He wants.  It is in obedience, with love, that I try, and by accepting Christ as my Lord, and savior, I cannot treat this gift shabbily.  It came at a great cost.  His life for ours, for our sins.

So for us to allow anyone, to take that right away, what does that say, when we won’t stand up for what Christ did for us?

All I know friends, it is written in my King James Bible.  We are tested.  And we reap what we sow.  We can do our part.

But it begins by not denying our Lord and savior.  Even in little things.  He told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us, when we are presented to God the father.

Friend, do not be ashamed.  Do not deny God…..The world will pay for it.  But you can be separate from those that have failed the test.

Just my thoughts today, in Christ, and His love,

Elena Ramirez

SO YOU THINK YOU ARE “ENTITLED” TO FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL? ~ 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....

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

Think again!  Be warned, this is not going to be a feel good message, that tickles your ears, or sugar coats truth.  To just let you go on your way.  Nope this message, my post today, my thoughts, that I submit to God, will not do this, but I pray, that will open your eyes to truth, for a real spiritual revival and understanding.

Because none of us are entitled to feel the way we do.  How dare any of us, think we are entitled.  Because it then gives you permission, to do what is wrong.  But many do.  And many do, not having the fear of God.  Or a sense of guidance from God, and so everything they think or do, without God, turns into pride, and they think they are entitled.

Entitled, to be angry, entitled to hate.  Entitled, to do what they want, when they want it.  To just take it.  Entitled, to disobey Gods truth, and choose what they want. Entitled to hurt others, with no parameters.  And even entitled to deny God!  The worst….

And this is just scratching the service.

Because even though God gives us the choice in emotions, or thoughts, to choose from.  The truth is we do not know without Gods instruction, how to see that we are not entitled.  Lets use a couple of examples forgiving, and fear, to make the point.

You see, we are called to forgive.  We are called to walk in love.  We are called, to first and foremost, love the Lord with all our hearts, and souls, and minds, and obey.  That love should be there.  

But it is not there, when you don’t forgive.  When you choose, to be angry, because someone hurt you.  So you feel “entitled” to keep those bitter ugly feelings, because you were hurt.  Well hello….we all are hurt, at some point or another.

But it is what you do with that emotion, that feeling, that can come straight from hell, by either obeying God, or disobeying Him.  If you do love God, with that commandment, you give Him the hurt, because lets be honest, He was hurt the most, by going to the cross for all of our sins.  But you give Him this love, this pain, this sorrow, whatever it is, and you forgive, because this is what He did, for you, and for me.

Entitlement, owning what you feel, can sadly, be misrepresented, to deceive you.  How can any of us, truly understand, the spiritual implications though, unless we know Gods ways?  And He tells us, our ways, are not His ways.  But we are also told in scripture, we can have the mind of Christ.  Look it up, as well in a King James bible.

But we have to reject this sense of entitlement and to totally bring it to the obedience of the cross.  

CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST; II CORINTHIANS 10:5.

Obedience is the only true sense of entitlement, to trust God, to change us.  But, if we go on, with humanistic, thoughts, with no foundation in Christ, we are being deceived.  Because entitlement, can cause you or me, to walk in pride.  Pride that thinks its your accomplishment, or your right, so it puffs up your head so big, you forget to be humble.  You forget to extend mercy to someone else, to forgive.  To even be kind…

And lets just be honest.  God hates pride.  He will not bless pride.  So you think your entitled to be prideful?  Think again…

Now lets talk about fear, for a sense, because many times, we have fear.  And something has also caused us to be timid, or to be afraid.  And I don’t dispute that we can feel that.  Sometimes it is our gut instinct.  But what I am saying, is God in His word, for an example, has told us in II Timothy 1:7.  He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.  I am paraphrasing this, but look it up from a King James….

There is that thought of a sound mind, again, and that comes from Christ.  But you may think you are entitled to go around every day, afraid, of every little thing, and mess your head up daily, and speak fearful things, because you don’t know God, can take care of it.  So you torture yourself, in your sense of entitlement, and you torture others with this fear….

God have mercy, that you see this.  How can you have faith, unless you give God that fear, so you can have faith?

We have to learn, how to harness, anything we feel, and see, very carefully where we go wrong.  

BUT GOD LED THE PEOPLE ABOUT, THROUGH THE WAY OF THE WILDERNESS OF THE RED SEA:  AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT UP HARNESSED OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.  Exodus 13:18.

We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  We all make mistakes.  But if we continually make mistakes over, and over again, we do not learn.  Not only will we come short, but we will totally miss the plan, God has for us.

What I am trying, by the grace of God for you to see, and for myself as well.  We really are not entitled to anything, without Gods mercy.  Without His permission.  Without His approval.  Without the life, He gives us.  He is so gracious.  He gives us a choice.  It has always been a choice, since the beginning of time, even with Adam and Eve.  But we reap what we sow.  These are principles He has established.  Laws of Gods Kingdom.  So we have to see it now.  And then sometimes, we run out of time.  There are no more chances.  There are no more extensions of this grace and mercy.  

THEREFORE TURN THOU TO THY GOD: KEEP MERCY AND JUDGMENT, AND WAIT ON THY GOD CONTINUALLY.  HOSEA 12:6.

I am trying with all my might, to just find my way myself.  But I know, that Christ is that way.  He is the truth, and life.  JOHN 14:6.

I can look back, and I can see, how I have made my own mistakes.  Even sins….By assuming, and thinking I am entitled to feel what I feel, and do what I wanted to do, and it led straight right to hell on earth.

Folks, even in the Bibles we choose.  We are not entitled to disobey God in this.  Not when the King James has been established, to be holy and anointed, how dare any of us, use something that would be corrupted, or changed.  When the warnings have been there, do not change, add, or delete His Holy word.  If Revelation 22:18-19 does not warn us enough, that salvation could be lost, or our names removed from the book of life, what is it going to take to lose that sense of entitlement that your salvation is secure?  Nothing is worth losing our souls over.  For hell is eternal.

And lets talk about entitlement concerning your soul.  Do you think it is secure?  So you sin, and do not repent?  Think again.  Don’t play with your salvation, because you accepted Christ, as Lord and savior, but returned to sin.  You are not entitled!  God is not mocked, and that fear of God should kick in, because you are in eternal danger.  

And to be blunt, you will be entitled for God to judge you and send you straight to hell, if you do not take Him at His Holy word! Thats just the way it is.  He is God!  

But heaven be yours by what He did, in making Him your Lord and savior, and that is an entitlement, He has promised.  But that is only gained by Christ.

And I think though, that if we become aware of this and lose that sense of entitlement, we have, that is not His ways, even in what we feel, and take it to the obedience of Christ, and take it to search for God, we can find our way, His way.  For Christ is that way.

I told you this was not going to be a feel good message.  But it can help you, I know it.  But you or me, we are not entitled, to anything.  Without God, we are lost.  And how dare any of us, think we are owed anything, but to love one another.  And love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds.

What a waste, if we think we are entitled.  And worse yet, to the one who demands to be served, because you feel entitled.  Open your eyes, your heart, your soul.  Quit stealing, what does not belong to you.  Even in words.  The only one truly entitled is Christ.  For He without sin, took our sins.

I hope this helps.  Entitlement…..

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭23-35‬ KJV) 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS NOT LIFE



AND THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH, THIS IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT.  

MARK 12:30

Many, wonder, and marvel at who I am.  Why I am so consumed, to talk about God.  Why, everything, about me, is always centered on God.  I have heard it so many times, from others, and even in conversation.  “Gee, why does she talk about God all the time?”

Maybe, because He just is, my favorite subject.  He is life, and He gives me life.  For He is the way, the truth, and Life.  John 14:6  And there really is no other way to the Father.  Others may debate this.  But they don’t know.

I do know this, with every ounce of my being.  For I cannot stop, and not see God, in every single one of my blessings. In His plan of salvation, that I have accepted, in His creation, in my family, in my life, in the changes, in the Hope, in the healings, and so much more…..He is love.  And He gives me love, and life.

Thats just who I am.  I don’t know all the reasons why.  I cannot pinpoint all of this specifically….As I don’t know all who God is.  Yet, what I do know, has taught me, there is a God.  Every time, I have needed Him He has been there, and helped me.  Life is hard, no one will argue about that.  But, I cannot see myself living without Him.  Without giving all of my all, and all, to talk about Him, to share Him, with others.  To acknowledge Him, in my life, and remind others, of who He is….in my own little way.

Yes, I am consumed with and about God.  I want to be careful, not to offend Him.  This is a relationship I have, not a religion.  I want to obey Him.  I know myself, well enough, when I see, I am not right with Him.  I have seen my heart, being rebellious, and wanting to do things my way.  And I have seen the results of that.  I have reaped, what I have sown, when I did not do things Gods way.  I see, the loneliness, the heartache, the desperation, without Him.  I see, I was my own worst enemy, when I did not let God in, or I denied Him.  For I could not see, when I was in my darkness.  But I thought, in my foolishness, without Him, I could.  How wrong I was….And thats when I realized, the devil, blinds people, to think, they can live without God.  By denying Him.  JOHN 12:40 HE HATH BLINDED THEIR EYES, AND HARDENED THEIR HEART:  THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES, NOR UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.  

I did not think, I was denying God, when I wanted to do things my way, but I was.  It is a matter of choice.  It always is.  For when one chooses, to believe what they want, when knowing their can be an alternative, in God, that is a choice, that I would not recommend.

For life to me, is life, with God.  For He is the greatest force.  He is after all, the creator of Heaven and Earth.  He created you, and me, for His  purposes.  To have a relationship with Him.  And all He wants, I have learned, even from the mistakes of Adam, and Eve, is that He wants us to believe Him.  He wants us to search for Him, and take Him, at His word, and He who gave us life, will give us life abundantly, as Christ said.

How sad, it is that people, do not take Him at His word.  That they just go on about in their existence, and that is what I call it, for to me, a harsher word, would be “death’ because when you do not have God in your life, when one does not have the one who created them, they are merely existing.  And that is spiritual death, when one does not acknowledge, or draw close to the one, who can make a persons life, full, and complete. Totally, in life, purposeful, just because of who He is, in their life.

He has done every thing for us, to prove this love, this greatest, of greatest forces, by even the example of the cross.  I have learned, and I know, in my heart of hearts, that if He did not love us, we would be sealed, even in the sins, of the curse of Adam and Eve.  If He had not made a way.

For you see, the disobedience, was from eating of the tree, of Good and evil.  The tree of life.  God after, Adam and Eve, sinned, and disobeyed God, after being deceived by the devil, the serpent, God almighty, cast them from the garden, and put a sword, and a cherub to protect it.  He protected us from the sin.  From the curse.  For it was originally meant to be a covenant with God.  Read Genesis.

But because of who He is, in His love, and in the life, He intended for us.  He knew, if a way, would not have been made, there would have been no hope for us.  He knew, by the covenant, that the curse of sin, would be ours, if He did not implement, a new plan.  That plan, that new covenant, is Jesus Christ.  Christ, told us He is the way, the truth, and the life.  He told us the devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  But He came, that we may have life, and life abundantly.  John 10:10

Dear one, I hold onto that, with every ounce of my being.  I press into that, I never want to get into sloppy agape.  Sloppy love, a sloppy attitude about my salvation.  The cost of Christs life was too high, it came at a great, great sacrifice.  Yet, our saviors love, is so great He did go to the cross for us.  He did, as the son of God, obeyed God, for us.

I marvel at some religions, they sacrifice themselves, or others, but they do not grasp, and take hold of what God did for us through Christ.  He became the sacrifice.  It is a gift, that God has given each one of us.  If we have any wisdom, we will take that gift, we will cherish it, and we will press into the one, who has given us this gift.  But how can one take it, without really the fear of God?  For the fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom.  Fear of God, is healthy, I believe.  It keeps you away, from tampering with or playing with evil.

Yes, I suppose to some, I am radical, I am a Holy roller, I am eccentric.  To some I am peculiar.  The word of God says, His people are peculiar people.  BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE;  THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT.  I PETER 2:9

I am so honored to be of royalty.  And I do Praise God, I thank Him.  I worship Him, because He did bring me out of darkness.  Whatever name you may want to call me, it does not bother me.  For you see, I once was lost, not just a little lost, but very lost, and the one who found me, was Jesus Christ.  He called me by name.  (read my testimony in the posts above)

I just know, my life, truly began when he found me, but my responsibility, is to be as close to Him, as I can be.  I must give it my all and all.  With every bit of strength, I must seek, and abide close to the Lord.  To try and obey, to try, and live life in love, and holiness.  Because of who He is.  Because with Him, all things are possible.  ALL THINGS!!!

I realized, at one point, that I could not just have a head knowledge of God.  But I had to do everything, in my own power, to walk with Him.  To give it my all and all.  Cherishing this life.  To read His word, to pray, to acknowledge Him, in all my ways.  It is not a private thing, but an expression of who I am in Him, because I will always, acknowledge Him, as my Holy father.  Who saved me, found me, and gave me life, and life abundantly.

Did you know God hides?  Isaiah 45:15.  He quietly watches all of us.  He by His Holy spirit, knows the hearts and intentions of all of us.  Not one thing is too hard for Him.  But we are to pray to Him.  We are to converse with Him.  We are to take him at His word.  We are to try and obey Him.  Aware of the consequences of sin.  He will take that curse, but we must try.  For only by the blood of Jesus, is the curse removed.  But it is our responsibility, to try and obey, to try and live a life worthy of all He has done.

This honors Him.  He does hide, and all He wants is for us to seek Him.  All He wants is to be believed.  All He wants is for us to press in and search for him, with all our hearts.  To prove we love him.  That is our responsibility.  Nobody else, can have the relationship for you, but by Jesus Christ.  Thats why it is so important, to give it your all.  To try….

Yes to me, life without God is not life.  I would call it death.  But, you call it whatever it is, to you.  For you see, I was there, I know the difference.  And I will never let go of Christ.  For He is my life.

It is all of our responsibility, to press into who He is.  He is a gentleman.  He never forces us to do anything.  But when I stand before Him, I do not want to see in the book of life, that I was ashamed of Him, or that I did not try to tell others who He was.  I have so much to do, and I also am a lady in the sense, that I may share who I am in Christ, but I never shove it down any ones throat.  But I cannot deny who I am in Him.  Even if others do not believe.  I am not perfect at sharing my faith.  There are times when I do not say anything to anyone.

But if the Holy spirit, gives me the “go-ahead” then I do try.  So, even here, I write it.  I try to articulate it, to inspire others, because this life, is too great a gift, that He has given me, to not share it.  For Christ wants all to be saved, all to know life, in Him.

All I know, is that I know, I have a responsibility, to give it my all, and all.  Thats life, living to the fullest, because of who He is.  In my life…..He is love.  And He taught me love.  The greatest of love……

Life without God, is NOT Life.

Just my thoughts, with love,

Elena Ramirez

Father, you, who knows the heart, knows everything.  How I long to be closer to you.  How I long to avoid, the sins that entrap people, and bring curses.  How I long, Lord, just to sit at your feet.  Resting.  Being in your presence.  Hearing your voice.  Enjoying your laughter, and joy.  I admit, sometimes, I am so impulsive.  I admit, I used to rationalize, from an intellectual level.  Not by my spirit.  That is your truth, as I worship you.   I admit, sometimes, I can be so fidgety, it can be just a chore to discipline myself, to be obedient to pray, to read the word, to seek you.  Yet when I do, and I am in your presence, the rewards are so great.  Life is not life without you Father.  Life holds no true meaning to me, without knowing you or seeking you.  You comfort me, when I need a friend.  You comfort me, and give me a better understanding of who I truly can be with you.  I worship you in spirit and truth Father.  Your truth.  Not even mine.  For you are the Lord, who hides himself.  But I pray you would manifest yourself to me, to the body of Christ, to the lost, and even our enemies.  For truly the fear of you, is the beginning of wisdom.  You are not mocked.  We reap what we sow.  Yet you give us grace.  Time, to make things right with  you.  In this moment, I pray, even for the person, that would read this.  That they would realize, truly “Life without you dear Father, is not Life.”   Thank you, for everything, in Jesus name.  Amen 

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ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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LOYALTY TO GOD AND OTHERS PROVES LOVE


In considering the greatest commandment Jesus gave us,in Matthew 22:37-39, we are to Love God with all our hearts, soul, and mind, and to love one another, I contemplate, what would it take first and foremost, to show that?

And what came to me, is loyalty. Loyalty to God, and to others, is a characteristic hard to find. I suppose, it does need to be developed. To be aware of it. To please God.

I always, wonder, how God felt, when Adam, and Eve, talked to the snake in the garden, and instead of going to God, to find out if the devil, was lying, they believed the devil, and were deceived. We all reaped, the curse of that sin. What would have been different, if they had been loyal to God, then, and asked him? Our world would be different, there would be no curse. Adam, and Eve would have shown their loyalty to God.

Honoring someone, with your friendship, and loyalty, is a great gift, one, that I always look for myself, in a person. But it is only shown, when tested, to be proven.

To develop our loyalty, I am sure God does test us. To see how we will react, or what we will do, in certain situations. Testing the spirit, to see, if we will come out as gold. Refined, by his hand.

He sees, and knows everything…It kind of makes you want to look and see within, to see what you are displaying to him. Testing yourself….

As true sons, and daughters of the King of Kings, we are a royal priesthood, and loyalty, to our Lord, should be evident in our character, and in our love to one another.

Christ, was loyal to God, for us, he went to the cross, and gave of his life. So, the curse would be broken, and so that we can have life abundantly.

Worshiping, God in spirit, and in truth, as the scripture says, God is looking for this. Those, who will worship him, in spirit, and in truth. Today, what can I do, to show my loyalty to God? In loving others, and in loving him, with all my heart, soul, and mind?

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Father, just a simple prayer of Hope, and honor to you.  I ask to bless you.  I ask, for a loyal heart, to bless you, and that you would see that in me.  To you, and to my true friends, I will be loyal.  Help me, correct me, if I am off balance in this.  For your glory, in Jesus name.  Amen 

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

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

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

Prayer Of Salvation

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THANKFUL CONTINUE IN PRAYER~A PRAYER OF HOPE DEVOTIONAL


CONTINUE IN PRAYER, AND WATCH IN THE SAME WITH THANKSGIVING.  COLOSSIANS 4:2

Today, my devotional scripture, from my book, that I wrote….is Colossians 4:2.  Yes, I have written a book.  I only have a few copies of it left, out of 500.  So they are precious to me.  And I would love to get it published again….It is a journal.  A Prayer journal to be more specific.  I wrote it about ten years ago.  I self-published it.  It is entitled:  A Book Of Remembrance….365 Days to a Personal Relationship with God through scripture and prayer. By now I was hoping, to be an author, who made a living, out of my writings.  Not so…not yet anyway.  So this prayer, has not been answered as of yet.  Or has it?  And I don’t see it.  I guess, I am an optimist.   Because, even though, I have not found an opening yet, in my writings.  I continue to want to write, and to be in prayer.  Asking God to open a door for me, in my writings.  Asking God to give me inspiration, to be a blessing to you folks, and to myself, as I minister from his word.  Praying that I would bring glory to God.  In my testimonies, in “Just My Thoughts.”   To give you hope and inspiration.  So that you might see the wonder and goodness of God.

And I am thankful to God.  This scripture today, just reminded me of my progress.  And I know, I have grown in so many ways.  I have been tested by God in many ways.  Not sure, if I passed the tests.  Maybe yes, maybe no….

I don’t know about you, but maybe there is something, you have prayed about, but you did not get an answer.  I want to encourage you don’t stop praying.  Be steadfast, in your prayers.  Pray without ceasing….Thankful.

And then again, maybe God has answered all your prayers.  Only you know.  God has answered quite a few of mine.  Little prayers, and big prayers.  I think sometimes, we can take it for granted, in the little things.  They may seem insignificant after a time.  Like finding a parking spot, right up front, and you get it.  Maybe someone showed you favor, and you thought after wards, well its just my charming personality.  Or, a special little private thing, that somehow gets worked out.  And you might even consider it to be a coincidence.

I feel led even here, to give thanks to God, for my small blessings, and big blessings, that have been answered in prayer.  I don’t want to take God for granted.

I don’t want to make God feel like he is a vending machine, or an ATM machine, that has to answer all my prayers.  And all I say, is give me, give me, give me.  I want to develop my relationship with him, in prayer, and just in who I am, as his daughter.  Recognizing, his word, as the final authority.

But, gee when you go to God, even in a rush, or asking for a small thing, and he answers, it is so nice, to see him work on your behalf.  So the right thing, to do, I am believing.  Is thank him right away.  That moment, when you get an answer to prayer.  Don’t forget, don’t take it for granted.  Just stop right there, and in prayer, give thanks to the King of Kings.  Yes, that is a wonderful thing to do.  I don’t care who sees me thank him, in prayer.  I will pray.  I am just old enough, feisty enough to do it.

But to take it deeper would mean, to thank him, when I pray….THANKING HIM FOR THE ANSWER BEFORE IT COMES. Aahhhh.  I see it.  Do you?

I suppose, if you cannot be thankful in the small things, how do we expect God to move in the big things?  Is my thought for now.  In Just My Thoughts…. I hope he sees a spirit of gratefulness, and that I am thankful.

Yesterday, a dear friend, wrote, a poem, that I so enjoyed, and I put it in my other blog of Poetry of Hope, because it inspired me as well.  It is a prophetic poem, spoken from her heart, but also from the heart of God who answers her.  Her poem is entitled:  “THANKFUL”.  Anyway, these words stood out to me.

I’m not here to make any deal

It is my way and no other

Remember I stick closer than a brother

I wonder if we do that sometimes, or if I do, since I have to judge myself?  Well God, if you do this, I will do this….No, her words are very accurate to his truths, to who he is….

He is God, and he does not change, he does not turn from who he is.  But we change, when we see who we are in Christ.  And we understand, what Christ did for us.  And well, all I know, is I will continue in Prayer, but more careful to be Thankful, and aware, to try and do things Gods way, not mine.

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A PRAYER OF HOPE….

Father, I thank you today, for your blessings, for your answers in Prayer.  Lord, help me to remember to thank you, everytime I can come to your throne.  To be grateful.  To see, and know only you can make a way.  Not to ever take anything for granted.  I want to thank you.  For every single, little or big thing you have done for me, I thank you.  Help me to be reminded to be thankful, help me to be a person, who will pray.  And to recognize, Father, it is you, who has done all these things for me.  Father, I give you glory.  Bless my friend, Ruth, and thank you for her inspiration.  I pray, you bless her and her loved ones.  And I pray, for the person, reading this, for any kind of inspiration, that may have come from me, to bring you closer to that person.  And from my friends beautiful poem.  Bless them Lord.  Bless us all Lord, help us to be thankful people.  Thank you Father, for everything.  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.

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

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

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

Prayer Of Salvation

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and be blessed….God loves you, so do I!!

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