I just long to linger at the throne of my Lord. Sometimes, the cares we have bring us to His throne. And when you seek Him, with all your heart, and soul, with tears, He listens. He brings hope and joy to your soul.
Go to His throne, friends. Listen to His voice. KJV, truth.
You go to your King James bible. Open it, read it, obey God….
See, His sheep, know His voice, and to another they will not follow. You have to know Fathers voice. You have to know, that you know. So you can grow, so you can discern, between good and evil. The Holy Spirit, will guide you, but you have your part in obedience. King James obedience.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD TENDETH TO LIFE: AND HE THAT HATH IT SHALL ABIDE SATISFIED: HE SHALL NOT BE VISITED WITH EVIL. Proverbs 19:23. KJV.
Fearing God, is a very healthy thing, spiritually. Let me repeat that, “fearing God is a very healthy thing, spiritually.” See, in order to grow, there has to be obedience. And it actually can begin, by the Bible you use, and choose.
People don’t see that, and they are deceived. By the language, by the archaic sounds. They want to understand, God on their terms. Not His. But that is disobedience. II Peter 1:19-21 tells us we have a “sure” word. It tells us scripture is not up for “private interpretation.” Look it up, in a King James. This is how you will grow. Don’t be lazy with your spiritual growth.
But common sense, tells you, that if these old scriptures, from the King James, have commandments not to change it, add to it, delete it, that means, its the word to use. The KJV has been in existence for over 400 years, and there are many scriptures, passages, that warn about word. But if you are using something that has been corrupted, changed, added, deleted, you will miss it.
So obedience, needs to be followed. These three scriptures have the warnings, already, and that should put the fear of God in you, to see. To obey. To use the right Bible, and that is a King James bible.
Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19.
And I implore you look them up, yourself, in a King James. That last verse in Revelations, warns one can be denied access to the Holy city. It warns, their name can be removed from the book of life. That means the throne of God. This is very serious business, in the eyes of God, and I believe, their will be the wrath of God revealed for those who disregard this Holy Truth.
Friends, I know, that I know this, and if I can get people to see this, then I am doing my job. But you have your job, even as I bring this to you attention.
Obey God. Obey Him, so you can truly hear His voice. So you can grow. Go to the throne of God, by using a King James bible.
Blessings, in Christ,
PLEASE NOTE: I CORRECTED SCRIPTURE ABOVE, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IT AS DEUTERONOMY 45:2, THAT IS NOT THE SCRIPTURE. IT IS DEUTERONOMY 4:2. THANKS.
Sometimes, there are no second chances with God, and people. As I write this, I sense a bit of anger. And so I want to be careful with this. For the glory of God.
I just see it so clearly right now. I just see, how life, the life God gives to us, should not be wasted. I have wasted life. In so many ways. I did not know better. But, maybe, what I can share with you, may bring insight.
And its not over, till God says its over. But when it is over, there are no second chances, folks, with God or with people.
Sometimes we just have to see it, and grasp the moment. For some, I pray, you grasp this.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:2. King James….
See God is giving us good doctrine, to guide us, to teach us, to instruct us, and show us who He is. That I see as King James word, but some folks, waste their time, using corrupt doctrine, and they forsake HIS laws, that tell us don’t change His word. Because it is holy word. And corrupt word, does not have the same affect or anointing.
Or if one gets lazy, and does not seek God, what does that say? Thats pride. Thats saying, I can do it on my own. Thats just wrong.
The world, has denied God, so are we going to go with the world? I hope not. See the enemy of God, wants you to miss it. And there are lots of ways, the enemy distracts us. Get close to God, so you get another chance.
But you have to see, what kind of relationship do you have with God. Are you working on it, with prayer, with love, with fear of God?
Or….If the indication, is there by the way we treat people, what does that say, about the way we treat God?
If we are not loyal to God, in obedience, love, respect, honor, yes fear of God, how can we have these attributes toward others?
I do get angry, when I see Christian leaders, treat God like an ATM. With their phony prosperity message, that does not call out for the lost. That does not treat salvation as a priority for this lost world. I do get angry, when people are misled, by using unholy, corrupted Bibles. I do get angry, when I see, how the devil has deceived so many.
But I cannot turn that anger, into hate. I cannot, be destructive. I must seek the peace of God, that surpasses understanding. But I still see the corruption. So, I am at a place, where I am being quiet, and trying to hear Gods voice. But I have my part. In fear of God. It makes me see, though…. that we have to do something, we have to do our part. Why do I care?
Why? Because I see the difference. Been there, done that. I see, my own mistakes. I see, my own faults. I see…. And sadly as well… I see….our lost world.
Because people don’t have fear of God, or what He commands us. And those chances, my friend, are dwindling. Life is not forever on earth!
All I can do, is use my own life, as the reference. And when I see, yes, the many mistakes I made in life, and even in my Christian life. I grieve! Yes, I grieve. For not seeing it….
I pray, there is more time for me, to serve God. I pray to make it up to Him. I pray, to be fulfilled…. I pray, to make it right with Him, and others. But I have to see my own mistakes, by His grace, and correct them, while there is time on this earth.
To grow, to fulfill my calling in Him. He has brought me to a place, even right now, where yes, I fear God. Because I see how fragile, I can be.
Recently, I have been challenged in a few things, some that I will not elaborate here, but I am challenged, but when your health is off, and you know it, you know, that yes, you could leave this earth.
So, what do you do?
You try and get right with God, is my thought. Because someday, I will, and you will, stand before Him.
I read, a tweet, on Jim Caviezels page, that said something to the affect, “Live life, like its your last day on earth.”
So, my thought was, if thats the case, then I better live, my life, repenting daily. Walking in fear of God daily, trying to walk in love with people, daily. Trying to Love God with all I got. I am not perfect. I have my faults.
But I notice, I can extend grace to some, but they don’t extend it back to me. And I have noticed, yes, I have asked God for this, and that, but He does not always give me what I ask. Believe me, there are many lost dreams, I have had.
But, I am not going to deny God. I am not going to reject Him, just because He does not give me what I want. Because God has given me grace, my whole life through…
But people, will deny God, and others…..
People, so prideful, so mean spirited, get these attitudes, that treat life, and others shabbily. Just because they don’t get their way with people, and with God, and thats wrong.
See, I do have a history. And when I look at that history, I realize, all the good things God has done for me. I realize, I have missed it so many times. With Him, and with people.
My own personal relationships, I admit, in some, I have missed it. Right now, I may have a couple of friends, but sometimes, I see, its only friendship, when I please them. But if I don’t please them, they are gone…..
Do I treat God like that? I pray not. I have my immediate family, who I cherish. Who I thank God for. But when I look at the past, and I see, my own broken family and who they were, and the chances they also had, with me, as I was growing up.
I pray, to break curses, or cycles, where, people I loved were only there for a moment. In the good, and the bad, and when they left, there were no second chances. No matter how much I longed for that, I did not get those chances.
So what has all of this taught me, as I vent here? That friends, God is teaching us, reaching out to us, through this journey called life. But you can’t stay stuck. You gotta grow. You have to change, to be fulfilled.
Stop looking at God, as an ATM. Stop looking at Him, as if He has to do something, but you don’t think what can I do, to please Him, or serve Him. This is where the growth stops, if you don’t try and please Him.
Stop thinking about self. Self, is just another indicator of who the enemy is. See, we can get so preoccupied, with self, in that spirit, that we miss our own callings.
We miss, how God can use us. We miss, love. See chances, are given, but if we misuse them, abuse them, abuse God, and others, we fail.
I pray, to share this, with love, but yes again, I am kind of angry. But it makes me realize, every day is a gift from God. And my gift in return to Him, is what I do with it.
See, His sacrifice for me on that cross was too great. I cannot abuse it, by going back to sin. I cannot abuse it, by not fearing the consequences of reaping what I sow. I cannot treat people, like they don’t matter. Even if they treat me like I don’t matter.
Do you see, what I am trying to say here?
I just realize, and pray, that we all wake up. Christ could return any moment. Or our last breath, could happen at any moment.
Stop playing church. Stop playing sanctimonious. Or stop playing dumb. Stop playing with life. Stop denying God and people.
Because you know what, we all do sin, we all do come short of His glory. Yes, I hate sin, I hate what it did to me, and stopped my own blessings as I reaped the consequences…
But sometimes, when I look at someone, I am reminded, that I once was where they were. I had filthy rags. I am nobody better, then anybody else.
So, all I know, is though…
I don’t want to grieve my Lord Jesus. With religion, (rules, regulations, traditions, made by men, or groups, or even by myself, trying to do things my way.) Or my way, which leads to hell, if you read my past post.
I just don’t want to miss it any more, to conclude this. Yes, I pray for more chances with my Lord, and people. But I don’t want to miss it. I don’t want to just take things for granted. Because we never know. We just don’t know……
Sometimes, you have to walk by yourself. And you are not walking alone. If you make sure, by repentance, that Jesus is walking with you. You are walking with Jesus. Just don’t let go of His hand, on this earth, so you can make sure, He will walk you into heaven.
To conclude this: Folks, don’t let time go by without making it right with God. Repentance, I have learned, with fear of God, is the best thing, I can do for my spiritual health. Even on a daily basis.
With people, apologize, if you need to, see again, its not worth pettiness, or pride, because sometimes there are no second chances. Please, if you don’t get anything else from my message today. Make it right with God. Make it right with people. For your own sake. Please.
I guess, I am just thinking of those who wanted to do this, and that, and did not get that chance, because they did not make Christ, Lord and savior. I think of that sick person, who wishes they had served God, instead of denying Him. So they could have had physical health, and good spiritual health. I think of others, who are headed for hell, because they did deny Him. And let money, or sin, take priority.
I think of the broken friendships and family relationships, that could have been fulfilled, if someone had just said, I am sorry.
But then it was too late, with God, and others….
I just think, I have to share truth. I have to share His truth. I don’t want Him to say, what did you do Elena, with the chances I gave you?
I don’t want that to be me, or you. You see, I never want to hear from Him. I never knew you.
Read Matthew 7, from a King James, but this verse says it all. How strange, this is the second time, God led me to give that to someone, and now, I see it for myself as well, more then ever….
AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY. Matthew 7:23 King James.
You don’t want Him to say that to you. Or even think it.
Friends, think of the blessings you have, and then do something with it, and about it, for God, for others. You have your part.
Hope this helps somebody today.
Blessings, and love, in Christ,
Have you ever heard of the song, called “My Way”? It was a very popular song, when I was growing up, in the sixties, seventies, etc. I think Paul Anka wrote it. But old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made it very popular. And I think even Elvis Presley sang it.
So, people would be singing it, but the words are very deceptive, in guiding us, because we can get mislead and try and do things our way, and that way, is a road to hell. I wonder if they know this? Even Paul Anka, who is still alive. It would be nice, if what I wrote, now, would bring him closer to God to see the difference. To know not to do things his way, but the way of Christ.
Well, the reason, I am writing about it, is because as me and my husband were chatting about doing things our way, and seeing the difference, I told him the things, I learned doing things “my way” is the road to hell.
See, I always have to use my life, as the parallel, between what Christ has taught us, and what I have done. And I grew up trying to do things my way. I did have a rebellious spirit, and nature. I did, get stubborn, and I did not grasp who I could be in Christ. At an early age. Even though, I was taught about Christ at an early age. I still tried to do things my way.
I have had poor judgment in things, and when I look back, it grieves me. But why? Because I tried to do things my way. The results, were in many ways, not fruitful. Not good, not fulfilling, in the spirit, to what I could have been. And we do reap what we sow. See, when you get older, you only have your life to look at, and if you see, and realize what you have done, you can make it right, if you make Christ, Lord and savior, and do things His way.
When any of us, leave Christ out of the equation, because He is the way, the truth, and life, we miss it. I know, because without Jesus, we are truly living life our way.
Thats nothing to be proud of. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what successes, you think you have, that actually may lead to more pride, thinking, you are this, that, and the other, you are not fulfilled. Unless, you make Christ Lord and savior. And do things His way.
Look at this King James scripture real close, and again, I put emphasis, on the King James scriptures, because the others have been tampered with, corrupted, and are misleading. So don’t look at those verses. Look at what Christ, has made holy, and use word, that is Holy, as “His Way.”
But this scripture reminds us, Christ reminds us:
JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME. JOHN 14:6. HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE.
Even many, who teach Christ as Lord, and savior, and I pray, this is never me, but, you can form a sense of “religion” (rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, that are made by men, and groups) and you can depart from the true spirit, of who you are meant to be in Christ, and fail. By religion. Develop your relationship.
But, you will fail. By doing things your way. Even in the name of the Lord. Because you are doing things your way, by the spirit, and not by Christ, as His spirit, as the guide.
We have to look deeper at our souls, and the fruit, and we have to identify, with the help of God, to see; Are we doing things our way, or as Christ as the way, the truth, and life? I get those checks often in my spirit, and in fact, last night, I had a strange dream of sin.
And when I woke up, I bound it, immediately, I repented, and I cried out to God, and prayed, that sin, is not in my heart. And if it is there, I ask God to remove it. See, sin, is a departure of who God is, and His ways, and whatever it is, you may choose to do your way, is not His way, and His truth, and His life. That you could have. I never want to be away from God, I remember when I was in sin, and those were the darkest, most depressing days of my life.
You don’t want sin, in your life. Sin, will mislead you. Sin, will corrupt your soul. Sin, will destroy, the life, you could have with God, if you choose sin, and choose to do things your way, over doing things His way. Hell on earth is possible, I know. It will affect your thinking to think you are right, and Gods ways are wrong. I have seen some folks, think like this, and no wonder the Bible calls them fools.
The bottom line, is and this should give you the “fear of God” which is very healthy, is that we all will stand before God. Let me repeat that” WE ALL WILL STAND BEFORE GOD. And if you think you get away with things, now, you won’t get away with it, when you stand before God. When you die. The books will be opened, and everything you allowed, you did, thought of, will be revealed. That scares me. Because of Gods judgment. His ways. Which are of excellence.
And I guess, I have grown enough, though, now, to see the difference. Which I did not, but I realize, if I had not brought it all to the obedience of Christ, if I had continued to live life my way, I might not even be alive right now. I had some very destructive tendencies, even in my health, that I thank God, these things were not meant to destroy me, because I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior. And I was delivered from my way. By accepting His way. No weapon formed against me, prospered. Read Isaiah 54:17 King James.
See life, is a journey, and you can grow, you can be the best you can be in God, by His ways. But if you depart from those ways, you become your own enemy. You can get so full of yourself, and puffed up, because the deception is there folks. Don’t fool yourself. There is a devil, and his main goal, is to steal your soul. Take your crown. He wants to corrupt you, he wants you to miss Gods ways, and do things the way of him, which will lead you right to hell. You have to see it. If you don’t you will only have yourself to blame.
This is why, submitting to God is so important. Bringing it to the obedience of Christ. Because if you submit to God, you are telling God, I want your way, not my way. When you see you need to bring it all to the obedience of Christ, you are telling Him, Lord, I love you so much, that I don’t want anything or to do anything, that displeases you. Here are some King James scriptures that will enlighten your thoughts on this, about doing things His way.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS , YE DOUBLE MINDED. JAMES 4:7-8. KING JAMES.
See how important submitting to God is? When you do so, it is easier, to resist the devil so he can flee from you. Getting close to God, makes Him closer to you, so you can be cleansed, and get rid of that double minded thinking. You get rid of the devil.
Also please read I Peter 5:5, which talks about submitting to one another, but see the end of this in this verse…..BE CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY: FOR GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD AND GIVETH GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. If we are humble, we know God will give us grace. But He resists the PROUD. Don’t be proud. If you see that in you, repent and run to the throne of God, and ask Him for help.
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. HOLY KING JAMES.
In that verse, above, do we see that doing things our way, exalts itself against the knowledge of God? Thats dangerous, and disobedience. That is doing things our way, that leads to hell.
I Peter 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER, THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT, UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST: GRACE UNTO YOU, AND PEACE, BE MULTIPLIED.
Obedience, and the sprinkling of the blood, sanctifies us, and then there is grace, and peace given to us. Its actually multiplied. And it is. Because there is no peace to the wicked. Look that verse up. On your own. In a King James bible.
And that my friend is a beautiful thing. Knowing what Christ did for us. And to want to be obedient to Him. In His sight, I am sure. But you have to repent, you have to make sure, you are trying to do things His way, not yours. This is where the discernment will come in by the Holy Spirit. Bringing everything to the obedience of Christ. It will teach you, how to do things His way. It will prompt you, remind you, give you wisdom, and guidance, so that you can understand, that in order to please Him, and fulfill your own life, it must be by doing things His way.
Get rid of that stinking thinking! Believe me we all can get it, and when its there, its pride. You don’t want that. Pride can be the downfall of many. But we have to be mindful of who Christ is.
The other day, I got into a strange conversation with someone, who was trying to say, I was rejecting word, when all I was saying is look to Jesus. The word wasn’t even there, it was implying about word....Look at Him. See word, if its not King James word, can be misinterpreted in the spirit, but if we always look at who Jesus is, there is no deception. And this may be too deep to comprehend by some, but God knows our hearts. He knows what we are capable of. So if we are just obedient to Him, in small ways, including by using only King James words, we can grasp the rest of it.
I feel very humbled this morning, as I write. I feel though, very thoughtful, to want to please God, to want to do things His way. See, doing things His way, always produces fruit. Good fruit. And even as I write, I realize, I want to please God. I don’t want sin, that is produced by doing things my way. I want the way of Christ. Because He is the way, the truth, and life. And no one can come to God, but through Christ.
So, as I close, let me offer the solution. Repent to God, for your sins. Make Christ your Lord and savior. Remind yourself what Christ did on the cross for you. Get a King James bible, read it daily. Confess to others, Christ is your Lord and savior. Live for Christ, since He died for you. Because He made the way, for you, in truth, for your life, you can be promised eternal salvation. Don’t forget to repent even daily. See we blow it. I know. But keep trying. Through Christ as the way.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
CHANGE YOUR DISPOSITION BY CHANGING YOUR POSITION CLOSER TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
Yesterday, I had a terrible day. I was ticked off. I was angry. Sometimes, when I see unrighteousness, I do get angry. Yesterday was one of those days, because I see so much deception, in the body of Christ, in our nation, and some of these folks, get me angry.
I was in battle.
And to make a long story short, I was out of focus. And well something happened, that kind of snapped me out of it, but it was not pleasant.
Anyway, I had a chat with my hubby this morning, and I thank God for who he is, because he can sometimes, bring insight to me, inspiration, and minister to me. I received it.
Because he reminded me, how you have to sometimes, look at your disposition. Look at the fruit of who you are, what you are doing, and when the darts start flying, don’t be a dummy, and just stay there, and take the hits. Move closer to God. Change your disposition, by changing your position, closer to God.
See, as a Christian, sure we may say we believe in God, but we have to look at our own fruit. I had some “stinking thinking” yesterday. It showed.
I see it now. But sometimes, in the heat of a spiritual battle, we can get stubborn. We can think we can handle it, we can even dish it out. And I also saw this story on social media, author unknown, that reminded me, we cannot:
It was about a snake. The snake, walked into a carpenters studio, and brushed against a saw. It grazed it, and it made the snake angry. Well the snake said, I will show you who I am, and I will use my powers, and strangle you. So, it wrapped itself around the saw, and the saw, not moving, the snake thought, it overpowered it, and tightened its grip around the saw harder, but because of who it was, with sharp blades, it killed the snake.
The moral of that story is: The snake had no right to assume, it could take on a fight with something, that had power, on its own, without even doing anything.
See, even with me, I should have prayed more. But I trusted my ability, I got a little overconfident. I see it.
See, another analogy, is that we can get so caught up in something, like I was as well, that we lose our focus. We can be deceived by something, and well the fruit will not reflect that of Christ. Even though, my cause was great, I was in a battle, with a saw, so to speak, and I was not equipped to handle it. There was a chink in my armor of God. Anger, got in the way.
We can do that. And I am not a snake. I don’t take on attributes of being sneaky, mean spirited, or hitting below the belt, like some folks do. Where one moment, they apologize, but the next minute they go for the jugular. They don’t fight fair. You see the fruit. You see, the pride. You see the denial, or excuse making, instead of being accountable. You see, the lies, and false witnesses, and you want to hit back. But sometimes, its not your job to hit at all. Lesson learned.
But I am called to be wise as the snake, but harmless as a dove.
BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES: BE YE THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS, AND HARMLESS AS DOVES. Matthew 10:16. Holy King James Bible.
But isn’t that what the devil wants to do to us? Deceive us, corrupt us, mislead us, and so we can lose what our focus is, or who we are in Christ? His goal, is to make us fall, and any of us will fall without Christ holding us up. When we puff ourselves up, get full of ourselves, with pride, over estimating, our own ability, we can fall.
See, if we also just look at the devil, look at what he does, take our eyes off of Christ, we are putting the devil in a position of adoration, because we think the devil has power. We can even take on attributes of the enemy, because we are not watching Christ, but the enemy.
We do not, if we submit to God first. Then we can resist, the enemy, and he will flee. Because we have changed our disposition, by changing our position closer to God.
I do so, even now by publicly repenting to God, and asking for wisdom and guidance in these matters. Because I don’t want to have poor judgment.
So, in order, for me, as an example, I just see, I have to change my disposition. I have to move out of the way of the enemy. Get closer to God, and let those fiery darts miss me. Practice the fruit of the spirit, and obey God.
Sometimes, it takes something to move us, but if we are smart, if we see, if we only did it the way of the Lord, well we could miss those darts. Put on the armor of God.
Yes, I changed my disposition, by changing my position, and getting closer to God.
I hope this blesses you. You know, I always pray, to try to help you get closer to God.
Have a good one. All glory to God, He holds me up, He heals me, and puts salve on my wounds. He did that for me today. With the help of my dear loving husband. Thank you Father.
WHEN YOUR FRIENDS WON’T BELIEVE YOU ABOUT THE KING JAMES YET YOU CALL THEM BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
If you don’t stop looking for love in all the wrong places, the end result of your life will be trashy….Strong words, but truth, please wake up!
I really feel such a strong desire to write about this. And when I do, I know, its from God Almighty. So, I pray, my experiences, this that, what I am about to share with you, helps you, to realize, God does not want you looking for love in all the wrong places, as well.
I am older now, my experiences, have taught me many things. But I learned, and I learned the hard way, that one should:
“STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.”
Please allow me to elaborate.
Right now, I am not looking for love. I have a wonderful husband, and son, for over 30 years, we have been married, content, and in love, and we have our son, and so I am not looking for a mate.
But when I was single, when I was growing up, I made many mistakes and had terrible judgment in this area. I looked for love in all the wrong places.
I had low self-esteem. I grew up, with my mom, raising me. I had a father, I knew who he was. He was a good man. But he and my mother, did not get along, and were divorced, when I was just a child.
So, I did not have that father figure to guide me.
I have written about this in some similar posts, as my secret to true love. But, I truly believe this. That many of us, can get so lonely, so desperate for companionship, acceptance, a need to fit in, with others, that we can look for love in all the wrong places.
And I am not just talking about intimacy, or finding love, but just even in relationships, with friends, groups, etc. We can look for acceptance, and actually compromise, who we are, because we can get so desperate. It will distort your judgment. That you can even look for it in alcohol, or drugs. Don’t do that, it will just make the problem worse, so that you cannot have a clear head in these matters.
And I will elaborate on that as well.
But I know this worked for me, and years ago, after trial and error, I realized I had to change my method, or my approach to finding love. I wanted true love. I went to God.
He told me I needed to repent for my sins. He showed me what He did on that cross for me. He counseled me. You know, He is my greatest friend, counselor, therapist, and adviser. Theres none like God. He is not imaginary. He is very real. He helps me, and helped me then as well.
I began searching for truth, from my King James Bible. And anyone that knows me, knows, I do not recommend any other word. Because it is not changed, or corrupted, as scripture tells us not to do.
Anyway….I began to see His ways, are not our ways. The way of the world.
The way of the world looks at love, as something cheap. Its not. Love em, and leave em, take what you want, thats not holy, and thats what you get. Something that is not precious, something that is used, and thats not how God intended it to be for us. Because He did not create us to have “trashy” spirits.
So when I saw this, that love is not free, in that regard. I began praying for the right mate. I determined, that if God brought me a mate, I would do things His way. Not mine, or the way of the world. I promised Him, I would do things His way, and I do try.
When I met my husband, I laid out some rules. Because I liked him. And I did see potential. But I did not want to ruin it with sex, or short changing myself, to try and please someone. Who might, just take pleasure, and then leave. Anyway, like they say, why buy the cow, when you get the milk for free?
So, I told this wonderful man, I met, I wanted to do things right. The way of the Lord. So, he listened, and that gave him, respect toward me.
Well long story short, a few months later, he asked me to marry him. We got married, by holy matrimony, and we are trying in the way of the Lord, to live happily ever after.
Has it been easy? No not always, but we work at it, we cherish each other, and honor each other. Because we honored God to wait. Because we did wait, and we honored God, we have a supernatural bond, that cannot be broken.
Now, because I am older, I want you to see, by my experiences, that you can have true love, but you can also see, by what I share, that you need to stop looking for love, in all the wrong places.
I am also talking about just fitting in. Or having friends. I know myself. I am a pretty loyal person. But I have not always had that returned to me. Right now, I just have a couple of people, that I call friends, that I love, but people change, and I have seen that in my life. So, I don’t always trust that. People can come and go…..
And, I don’t rely on people, to fill a void for me. That void, is only met, as I seek God. As I pray, as I read my King James Bible, as I stay away from any kind of sin.
I don’t even rely on family. But I am very grateful for my immediate family. That I have now.
But when I say that, I am talking about other family relations. See, it was just me and mama. Daddy passed away first, even though, he did not raise me, I knew him. He provided what he could. Mama raised me, but life was hard on her. I had no brothers and sisters. I don’t even have family on any side, that communicates with me, besides an aunt.
So, I have adopted people in the past, loved them, like family. But they abandoned me. Well, like I said, people can change.
But I also now look at what people represent. Do they compromise values? Do they respect themselves? Do they lie? Are they mean? Do they have integrity? I am careful now not, to just be a friend with anybody, any more. I value myself that much, that if someone wants to be my friend, they have to be for real, in having some good values. ….They have to prove it, to me, now.
Any way, I feel like there is someone, I am talking to. Someone, who wants to fit in. And you are about to compromise yourself, or values, that make you special, in Christ. Don’t.
The other day, because I am a Conservative Christian, on social media, someone told me something, and it kind of hurt my feelings, but it made me realize the truth too, because I was supporting something. This someone told me; you will never fit in with them, because you are Hispanic, and you may agree with them, but they will not accept you.
And that stung. Because I am an American. I have legal rights, as an American. Born and raised here, with indigenous roots. So….I know who I am. I am fairly educated, even though in some areas of that, I do lack, because I did not go to college.
But I realize, even in some Christian circles, I will never be accepted. By some. And I am not the kind of person, that looks for race, as my outlet. So, I don’t use it for, or against anyone either. But some do.
But it made me realize, I don’t need to go looking for love, in all the wrong places. Or even in political circles. Or even in the body of Christ. In fact, sadly there are those in the body of Christ, who have hurt me the most.
I have tried, to be accepted, even in my writings, as my gift. And hoping, doors would open for me, and they have been shut. Why? I don’t know? Is it the race card, I don’t know, but I know, by some, I will not fit in. My writings, publishers, have turned away. If people share my thoughts, thats great, but I don’t ask any more.
So, I don’t try and second guess any more, because life is too short, to keep banging on doors, that just won’t open. And I don’t compromise by flattery to have those doors open either. Though, I am nice, polite, I don’t beg.
I don’t go looking any more, for acceptance, or for favor, or to fit in. I don’t need drugs, or anything to be a comfort.
I am content, with what God has given me, in my family, and in Him. No, I wanted more, in this life I live. But I see I did reap, what I sowed, in other ways, but now, I don’t care to try, to please people.
Yet, I see so many hurting, lonely people, that I have compassion for, and the love of Christ rises in me, to want to help, but I also know, in all honesty, we reap what we sow.
If I could sit a young woman down, and talk to her, maybe she could understand. But since I am not in a position to even be in that “circle” maybe what I write, here, could help her, or him, not to sell yourself. Not to give yourself away.
There are valuable attributes, to claim, when you respect yourself. And, no matter where you are, you do not have to give yourself away, to be a part of something good, or great.
Now, I know God has taught me this, to respect myself, but it did come with some heartache. But I know, where ever He may lead me, I don’t have to look for love. I don’t have to beg people to accept me. I don’t have to compromise my values, in Christ, for acceptance, or to be a part of something.
I don’t. And I will not.
Please just know, you need to “Stop Looking for Love in all the wrong places.” Don’t take anything to fill that void, clear your spirit. By not polluting it, or your body. Go to God, He will fill that void in your life. He knows what you need, He does not make you suffer, just to suffer, but He will correct you, because He loves you. And so suffering does sometimes come with correction.
Ensure your salvation with Christ. And I would tell anybody that. Hell is real, even on earth. Even if you were a Christian at one time. Rededicate yourself to Christ.
Repentance, always clears the slate. Talk to Him, He is your greatest friend. You don’t need to beg anybody, or compromise yourself to be with people. You may long for it, but when God closes one door, He will open another.
And maybe thats where I am at right now, because I see some doors closing, even now, that I won’t elaborate on, but I am so hopeful, for just a new beginning for me and my family.
But people will not always be happy for you. Nor will they support you, because they do not see the value in you, because they don’t see the value in themselves as well. Some people will purposely try to hold you back. But you don’t have to give them that advantage over you, if you do things the way of the Lord.
So move on, and let God guide you. Your heart will mend, if you do things His way. Your peace, will be fulfilled, and you will find your heart mended, and that void will go away.
Stop looking for love in all the wrong places…
Just remember this. God is love. He is Holy. Love, real love, can only be fulfilled by Him, and through Him. Anything else, sorry to say, is not pure, its not good, its not worthy of you losing your soul over. Anything else, could be counterfeit. If He is not in it. For you would be missing, the love God could give you.
BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER: FOR LOVE IS OF GOD: AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD. HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE. IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.
I John 4:7-9 King James.
I hope this helps someone. Feel free to share this, or to comment, below. I will gladly pray for you.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez