MY EXPLANATION OF SALVATION (GIVING MY HEART TO CHRIST) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2

Gee, as I look at this photo of my tulips, to say it even in a word or two.  

Its New Life.  I do have it.  I know it….I have been born again. 

I had a dream this morning, before waking up, and it inspired me to write this.  I was involved in a conversation with someone, who was arguing about Christianity.

This person, went on and on, about how she was turned off with Christians, with the hypocrisy, with pastors, that only wanted her money, and I understood, her concerns.  And she shared more.

So I shared with her….Because I know God was on the line listening……

Frankly.

So I started to explain to her, what my salvation meant to me, since, I am a seasoned Christian.  So, I am writing it here.

But I started explaining to her, what has happened in the process.  I hope I can express it here, as well for your benefit.  Perhaps, you don’t see the need for it, perhaps, it seems like a fantasy, as many have told me, but it is not, it really is more.

And I hope to God and pray, that I can articulate it in a way, that makes sense, but that does not complicate it, because to be honest, the plan of Gods salvation, just really comes down to believing, repenting, and obeying God, with prayer.  Reading good King James word.  I fell in love with God.  But I did not fall, if that makes sense.

Its not hard, because there is something that God does, because well HE IS GOD, but He is a gentleman, He does not control us, or make us do anything.  So I have to say that at first.  Because I have a hard time with control myself.

But let me explain a bit, and share some of my testimony as well, to build a foundation.

See, years ago, I was a very lost young woman.  I was very, very lonely.  I lived in an environment, to be honest, with my mother, who was not a gracious person, to be that honest.  She was a very suspicious person, and she was hard to get a long with, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to her memory, but she and I could not reason with each other.  To get results.

I rebelled.  Which made it worse, as I look at it.  But in any event, it sort of made me jump out of the frying pan, into the fire.  And I got burned.

I got burned in the sense, that since, I did not have good role models, or understanding from some, that I had no one to go to.  I was very misguided.  And then rebellious.  Not a good combination.

I started looking for love, and comfort in the wrong places.  And it grieves me, to even look back on that, and so I won’t get into details.  But I made a lot of mistakes, in searching.  And I think we all can do that.  Because there is a space in our souls, our hearts, our beings, that just needs to be nurtured, and fulfilled.  When we don’t find it, we begin substituting things, for something, to be honest that only God can fulfill.  With His love, because He is love.  I John 4:16 KJV.

Well, I made a lot of mistakes.  A lot of bad calls.  A lot of sins!  I was in the wrong company.  I was doing things that were not healthy for my spirit, but for my physical being as well.  I was used by some, and abused.  Not a good feeling, to admit here, but it’s true.  I was a very trusting soul.  No longer.

Anyway, when I finally hit bottom, and I hit hard.  I realized, I did not want to live that way any more.  I cried out to God.  I had an experience, that was sort of out of body, but very spiritual in the sense, that I sensed good and evil.  But the evil was winning, and that scared me.  (Go to my main page, and look at my testimony.  It will give more detail.)

Anyway….

I realized my soul was at stake.  I think I was close to death.  And I saw evil, mocking me, and laughing at me, and I did not like, that something was controlling me.  It was a spirit of the enemy, and I am funny about things like that even with my rebellion from my mother, but I don’t like control.  From anything, or anybody.  Substances like cigarettes as well, controlled me, and I thought to myself, I don’t like having to have a cigarette, just because it controls my cravings.  So that’s one place where I started.  I cleaned up.  I got sober real quick too.

Mama, had said that she had quit smoking, by asking God for help.  She asked him to take the desire away.  He did, mama was a good woman, though she was very hurt, very broken.  I won’t take that from my mama.  She was very, very protective, in the sense that she was controlling.  But she loved me.  And I never experienced any kind of abuse from someone else who could have been in the house, because she was lonely.  From a sexual pervert.  You get my drift.  Mama took care of me.  It was hard. She could have easily brought a man in the home to be her comfort, but she did not, I was the priority.

Anyway, back to my testimony.  So when I asked God to take the desire of cigarettes away from me too, it happened.  The desire left, and very easily.  I was not one of these people, who struggled, or who had issues of craving, it just left, and I have not smoked since then.  My goodness it has been over 45 years, at least.  Anyway….

So when I saw that, I began understanding the principles of obeying God.  I began understanding, His ways, because I began searching for Him.  To please Him.  To not try and compromise His ways, because I have learned throughout the years, obedience is the key to ensuring my salvation.

I don’t take for granted, what Christ did for me on the cross.  I have had many experiences, too many to even point out here, but God has always been there for me.  Always.  Instructing me, coaxing me, teaching me, His ways.  Protecting me, from dangerous situations.  And if something negative has happened to me, it has been because of my lack of good judgement, but I never blame God for my mistakes.

Anyway, how can I put all this in just one post?  All I can say, is I do know God!

I am not brainwashed, I am soul washed.  I believe in daily repentance.  I also believe in just trusting God, even when things are tough.  I will never, ever let go of God, no matter how hard things can be, and they have been.  See, if I let go, that would be my safety net, and I don’t want to eliminate something that offers me spiritual security, that could even also affect my physical being.  God has protected me, sent angels to guide me, loved me.  When no one else would.  So no, I never have problems with my faith.  When I have, I realized it was my job, to start working on that.  And yes, works build up faith.  Look up the King James scripture, faith without works is dead.  In fact, memorize it, because it ticks me off, when folks, undermine works.

FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO.  JAMES 2:26  KJV. 

This is why I do get ticked off, when someone mocks my Christianity, my faith, my belief.  Because God Himself has saved me, and cared, and loved me, when no one else would.  They have not walked in my shoes.  How dare they mock this!  (Sorry, I am venting.  Lol.)

He sent me my husband, which is a miracle in itself.  And I have a family.  With him, and our son.  Finances, are always provided for.  I don’t look for Gods hand, I look to His face.  Its a relationship folks.  One that I honor, and I want to be loyal to.  In fact it has taught me to be loyal to others, because He is loyal to me, and I am loyal to Him.

I take to heart what my King James bible says.  It says to love Him, to love others, and to forgive.  I try.  I fail sometimes, but I get back up and try.

He has healed me, spiritually, and physically many times.  Jeremiah 17:14 KJV is another testimony of His healing.  Because I prayed it, and I pray His holy word.

I am growing on the vine, and I am producing fruit.  I see it, after years, of searching for Him, and He has used me, to be a light, for Christ.  I have over 300 posts just here, that I have written, for His glory.  In fact, in the future, well they will be more available…..and thats all I will say for now.

All I know, to conclude this, to wrap this up a bit.  Is, I don’t worry about when I leave this earth.  I know heaven will be my home.  I know, Christ, will greet me, when my soul leaves this body.  I am not perfect.  I am not holier than thou.  I am just someone, who was so broken, and lost, but He came and saved me.  He came, and taught me.  He held me.  I realize we all sin, and we all come short of His glory, so I want to be careful about judging.  But I know we are called to warn, as Ezekiel 33 KJV tells us, and that includes warning the righteous too, and I hope part of my message here is to warn you. don’t play with your salvation.  Make it right with God.  Fear Him.

But I know I have my part, and this is where some, misunderstand, but they don’t know God is a legal God.  When I hear messages, that shun, or undermine the law.  His laws. I shudder.  Because they are doing a disservice.  God did not flip flop from the old testament, to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death.  Not HIS COMMANDMENTS!

FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  ROMANS 8:2.  KING JAMES.  

I fear God.  And thats not taught either.  He does test us sometimes.  And when He does, He usually is silent….

COME AND HEAR, ALL YE THAT FEAR GOD, AND I WILL DECLARE WHAT HE HATH DONE FOR MY SOUL.  PSALMS 66:16 KJV.  

BUT HE KNOWETH THE WAY THAT I TAKE:  WHEN HE HATH TRIED ME, I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD.  JOB 23:10  KJV.  

See, there are consequences, to what we do on this earth, and I think its stupid, yes, I will be blunt.  Its stupid, to not embrace His plan of salvation.  Its stupid to think you have a license to sin.  And it will deceive you.

It is not complicated.  He is just trying to have a relationship with us.  But He has his ways, and He is not mocked.  His ways are of excellence.  He does not compromise on that.

Boy if I could hammer that one, I would, because so many in our world, mock Him.  Mock Christianity.  And they think they can get away with the dirty ugly deeds that they do, and they won’t.  There will be a price to pay.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  You know what to do….

See, Christ died on the cross for us, to take that penalty of sin away.  But if you mock it, if you ignore it, well you do your own soul a disservice.  You become your own enemy.  You let the enemy deceive you.  Because he knows his soul is bound for hell, but he wants to take as many with him, as possible.

But Christ, makes a way.  He is the way, the truth, and life.  Read it from a King James.  John 14:6.  See, I want you to search, His truths, thats what I did, and do.  Don’t just take my word for it, I challenge you to find the truth yourself.  Do not get lazy in your Christianity.  And then share it with others.

I just cannot understand, why folks would deny the plan of salvation.  Maybe they don’t understand it.  Maybe they have seen so many hypocritical Christians, that they think, I don’t want that.  I don’t blame them.  Neither do I.  In fact, the most pain, or hurt was from Christians that I trusted, and loved.  So no I understand. Perfectly.

But when you give your heart to Christ, you begin a relationship.  See, He does not lie.  He keeps His word.  He is not a man, that could do that.  So thats why getting to know Him, and what He says is so important.  This is why I constantly reiterate, and bring up using a King James bible, because it is His voice, not a man, who changed the word, to understand.  Because God gives you the understanding if you search for Him in a King James.  It is His voice, and to another, I will not follow.

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME.  JOHN 10:27  KJV.  

AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  JOHN 10:5 KJV. 

Its not religion folks.  Remember this.  Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes, we see it all the time.  And I won’t name them.  By their religion.  But I don’t trust men, or people, (religion) for my salvation, or even to minister to me any more.  Sad huh?  No, I go to the source God Himself, and no one can comfort me, or teach me, instruct me, like He can.

So no, I have just learned, and maybe the hard way, that has produced fruit, is that its so important to build that relationship with God.  He did His part, and all I have to do is trust and obey.  Fear Him, because there will be consequences.  Don’t get in hot water, even though it can clean you up, and live for Him, because He died for me, and you.

I just know if I had not made that decision years ago, I probably would be dead, because I was on that path.  Sometimes, you have to stop at those cross roads, and look and see, and choose the old path, because if you choose the wide path, well, its a path that leads straight to hell.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS.  WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16 KJV.

Anyway, if I feel led to add more here I will, but for now, I just hope you make it right with Christ.  Heres a small prayer of salvation, if it will help.

Father, I know I am a sinner, and I come to you on my knees, humble.  Knowing Lord, I do not deserve your mercy, but I pray for it anyway.  I repent of my sins, sins, that I have known not to be right, but also for sins, I have no idea what was right or wrong in your sight.  Secret sins, I bring them to your throne, and repent.  I accept Christ as my Lord and savior.  I know He went to the cross, suffered, and died for me, to have this gift.  This gift of salvation.  It makes me sad, to know my sins, put Him on that cross.  But I am so thankful.  I don’t know if I can ever produce fruit for you, but I want to make sure my soul, has a place to go when I leave this earth, and when those books of life, are opened, I want the record to reflect that I knew you, and you knew me, and I made it right with you.  Lord, I just ask that you break the chains of bondage off of me.  Those things that have separated me from you.  Those things, that you consider as sin.  Spiritual curses.  Maybe even generational curses.  Take them off of me, by the blood of Jesus, I plead.  Change my heart.  Give me love, and help me to know you and love you.  Help me to love others too Lord.  Lord, I ask for life abundantly in Christ, because He died for me.  Help me Lord, I want to make it all right with you.  And have peace from now until the time, I stand before you. In Jesus name.  Amen.

Friend, if you prayed that prayer, I hope you document the date, and start growing on the vine with Christ.  You will make mistakes, but keep running to His throne.  We all do, but when we are wise enough to take things to heart, be accountable to Him, and yes others, we grow.  And thats what it is all about.

THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  ROMANS 10:9  KJV.  

Its your responsibility to keep the relationship going.  He did His part.  Do yours!

Never, ever be ashamed of Him.  It takes courage, to do so, but I won’t hide my light.  In fact, God gives me a boldness to confront things, because I acknowledge Him, and His ways, His truth, through Jesus.  And I know if I am ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of me, when I stand before Him, and His angels.

WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION; OF HIM ALSO SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED, WHEN HE COMETH IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS.  MARK 8:38  KJV.  

I hope my thoughts here, kind of explain, about salvation, and how it affected me.  But just know, you will have your own testimony, your own story to tell others, to say, LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR ME.  

It may be different, but you will start to see the difference, slowly perhaps, but you will see fruit, from God.  You will see the cleansing.  You will see your mind changed.  Things that you once desired, will repulse you, because the Holy Spirit, will quicken you.  I used to cuss so much, but thats one thing He took away from me too.  I get disgusted, when I see profanity.  Gee there are so many words to choose from in His truth, and a dictionary.    I learned, I am the temple of the living God….

This is true….

Oh well, all I know, is I am changed.  And I give Him glory for it.  And I thank Him, for my salvation.  What a gift, what a blessing.  It is Love.  Its my reassurance, in a world that does not offer that.  But He does.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

THOUGHTS, GUIDELINES TO PONDER ON DURING CORONA VIRUS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2I like writing my thoughts down. It helps me sort through things sometimes.  Whether people read what I write or not, it really doesn’t matter to me.  See, my faith is not dependent on what folks think, but it is on what God thinks.  I have learned this, throughout my life.  It helps me accept situations.  Or losses.  Even though, I may grieve about some situations, or folks, because I loved them. But I hold onto God with all my being.

I just know this is who I am.  So, I was thinking this morning, that I should write down some rules.  To remind myself.  I am seeing a change of events, that concerns me to be honest.  Things, that I never thought I would see, when it comes to freedom.  To how others relate.

I don’t know, if we as a nation, or the world, will ever get back to normal.  Whatever that may be for some.  But it has made me stop, and look, and put things in perspective.  This may not be for everyone.  See, we are all different.  We all look at things differently.  But I still pray, you are inspired.

But I am doing this, as a person, who loves the Lord.  Who sees, that we are in something, that can bring out the worse, or the best in someone.  I want the best of who I can be in Christ, to be reflected, so this is why I write these thoughts, or rules.  To remind myself.   No matter what I see, no matter what the future holds.  I want to hold onto the innocence of goodness.  The sweet gift, of really just life.  I don’t want to abuse it.

I take to heart, my soul, my spirit, my being, is dependent on how I look at God and life.  It is my anchor.  Its my comfort, because this world does not offer comfort.  It does not offer compassion, or love.

I want to have healthy thoughts.  Even though, physical health is challenged.  Because one cannot just go out, and live your life, like you used to do.  There are people, who do not care, and so you have to care.  To protect yourself, but it is very challenging.  Especially when you just want to do every day things, like getting a hamburger, or whatever you do, in public.  You cannot.

So this will affect my spirit, to not only survive, but to thrive…..  I want to thrive.  I want to embrace what God has given me through this life.

I realize, that sometimes, one is truly just left to be, your own friend.  And when all friends leave, there is a friend, who is greater than anyone else, and that is God.  Through Jesus Christ.  He has been my refuge, my comfort, my hope, my sustaining life force.

So I write these rules, with Him in mind!:

  • Get closer to God, Elena.  Get closer, and trust Him.  Pray more.  Believe His promises. From your King James.  Its holy word, and that makes the difference.  Take it to heart.  Meditate on it.  Each word, has power, an anointing.  So take each thee and thou, to heart.  For comfort. DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGHT TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8 King James.   
  • Love your family, more, be more accepting.  Don’t complain.  Don’t criticize, your family, is every good gift God has given, so cherish them.  Let them know you love them.  They know it, but tell them more.  Prove it always by being kind, and supportive.  Encouraging.  They are struggling too, so just make it easier for them, by praying for them, and just being a friendly source, in the midst of everything.  Try to be strong for them.  BEHOLD, HOW GOOD AND HOW PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.  PSALMS 133:1 KING JAMES.  
  • Theres a time to fight, and there is a time to withdraw.  You don’t have to fight.  If it steals your joy.  If it frustrates you.  Yes, you may believe in a greater cause.  And some things you may see, may just want to bring out the fight in you.  To speak against it.  And you may have the fight in you.  To always do what’s right.  But this is about self-preservation, right now.  Take it easy.  A TIME TO LOVE, AND A TIME TO HATE; A TIME OF WAR, AND A TIME OF PEACE.  ECCLESIASTES 3:8 KING JAMES.
  • Enjoy the little things.  Keep your mind occupied. Stay busy.  No idle time to think.  Sometimes, over thinking, is not healthy.  It can scare you.  So, try to enjoy just the sweet little things, that bring you joy.  BEHOLD THIS IS THE JOY OF HIS WAY, AND OUT OF THE EARTH SHALL OTHERS GROW.  JOB 8:19 KING JAMES. 
  • Forgive, yes, you have said that you do, but truly let offenses go.  Wish folks, well, and release it.  Don’t hold onto it.  Its not worth it, in the bigger picture of life.  AND IF YE FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU.  MATTHEW 6:14 KING JAMES.  
  • Dream, dream like you used to as a kid.  Dream even though, your dreams did not come true.  Even though, you sometimes feel like you missed, the boat, the plane, and the train.  Dream.  Have hope, that God will change things.  NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, THAT YE MAY ABOUND IN HOPE, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.  ROMANS 15:13 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t be your own enemy.  Don’t have a defeatist, attitude.  Don’t you dare, give up.  You cannot give up.  You always have to go back to rule one.  Trusting, and getting closer to God.  Letting go of hope would hurt you in the bigger picture.  HE THAT HATH NO RULE OVER HIS OWN SPIRIT IS LIKE A CITY THAT IS BROKEN DOWN, AND WITHOUT WALLS.  PROVERBS 25:28 KING JAMES.  
  • THANK GOD!  This is really important.  Always have a grateful heart.  For food, having a roof over your head, for all your blessings, you have.  For health.  Your family, etc.  God has been so good to you.  Keep thinking about who He is, and just thank Him.  Remember His power.  Remember all things are possible with God. IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS:  FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.  I THESSALONIANS 5:18 KING JAMES.  
  • Watch what you put in your spirit.  There is so much negativity, and just constant fear, that you don’t want to catch that.  Don’t act like the world, when it comes to sorting through information.  Trust God.  YE ADULTERERS AND ADULTERESSES, KNOW YE NOT THAT THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD?  WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.  JAMES 4:4 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t shut down communication, with others.  Unless, it is toxic.  If its toxic, walk away, you don’t need that.  Ask God for discernment.  CAST OUT THE SCORNER, AND CONTENTION SHALL GO OUT; YEA STRIFE AND REPROACH SHALL CEASE.  PROVERBS 10:22 KING JAMES.  
  • Walk in love, always walk in love.  Even if they are toxic. Look at who Christ is, and pray to embrace His ways like that.  A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.  BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:33-34 KING JAMES. 
  • You cannot always trust, this is a time, to weigh carefully situations, to have wisdom, and discernment in matters.  So, ask God for wisdom.  TRUST GOD. All things are in His hands, so you cannot always determine a matter, but you cannot be deceived, or you could make a bad mistake.  Just remember, no matter what, you are in Gods hands. I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS; MY GOD IN HIM WILL I TRUST.  Psalms 91:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Laugh!  Look at silly things, and just laugh.  Don’t be so serious.  Lucille Ball, and Ricky Ricardo, made you laugh as a kid, look at those videos of them.  Abbott and Costello, remind you some things are just dumb, and you need to laugh at them.  Laugh, and have joy, because God is on the throne.  And you will find the balance in that.  THEN WAS OUR MOUTH FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, AND OUR TONGUE WITH SINGING:  THEN SAID THEY AMONG THE HEATHEN, THE LORD HATH DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM.  PSALMS 126:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Exercise.  Get some fresh air.  Take a walk, and with God.  FOR BODILY EXERCISE PROFITETH LITTLE:  BUT GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE UNTO ALL THINGS, HAVING PROMISE OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS, AND OF THAT WHICH IS TO COME.  I TIMOTHY 4:8 KING JAMES.                                                                                                                              
  • Try not to have regrets.  We do sometimes, but try not to, with people you love, or with God, etc.   Saying I am sorry to God, asking others to forgive you, is such a release.  MATTHEW 3:2 AND SAYING REPENT YE: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.  KING JAMES. 

I guess, this is it for now.  I feel better writing them already.  This is why I do speak my faith.  This is why I do proclaim who I am in Christ.  I am not ashamed to say, God is good, and He is my Lord.  I want to honor who He is.

Folks, that knew me, know this to be true.  I always try to acknowledge Him.  See, to me there is a danger of trying to hide your light.  Or being ashamed of who He is.  See, He has told us, that if we are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of us.  I want answers to prayer.  I want to survive.  And still thrive. I want to live my life, fully and complete in Christ.  I know there are times of testing.  I think right now is a time of testing.

Someone wrote this, and it is not my thought.  But they said, I have seen the signs.  Now, I am just waiting to hear the Trumpet.  Yes Christ will return.  When? No one knows…. But I don’t listen to the blind, leading the blind.  Because there are anti-Christ spirits.

Makes you think how valuable your salvation is.  It does me any way.  Folks, I just offer this.  Making Christ, your Lord and savior, gives you a promise for eternity.  But it also does make a way to cope.  These are just my thoughts….

But I hope they help you today, we all need a little help now and then.  I just hope to keep learning.  And always learning who God is.  I love Him.

Feel free to leave your comments, tell me how do you cope?  What rules, do you implement during this time, as a reminder?

God bless you. Be truly blessed….

 

Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez

  • P.S. Not sure, why my marks, duplicated here, but oh well.  Lol.  It would not let me make a space, between paragraphs.  

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS 2020 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5611Life, its so precious.  So much that God considered our life, even after death by giving us His Son Jesus Christ.  This Good Friday, I am reminded, of what Christ did on the Cross, for each and every one of us.

I take Gods word literally.  I am a very literal person to begin with.  Words have meaning, and they should mean what God says.

So I take Gods word to heart.  From my King James bible.  That word, from God has taught me so much. But I do search in there daily.  For it is Holy word, not corrupted or changed.

So, today, I just realize, again, how precious life is.  But how challenging it is even now.  As many of us self-quarantine.  Stay inside, hide, and avoid a sickness, a virus, that has been released.  Many that live in the world, they don’t care.  They are carriers, and live their life their way, with no respect to others, and their health.  No honor for those who could easily catch it.  Sad.

I just feel like God is shaking the vine.  And I had this thought yesterday, when I was very frustrated.  I am a homebody to begin with.  But yesterday, I kind of had my limit, of being confined.  More than cabin fever.

But this thought of God shaking the vine, reminded me of Gods testing.  I feel like he is shaking the vine, testing to see who is faithful, who is not.  Who is giving lip service.  Who is true to Him.  It is a time of pruning for the body of Christ.

For some reason as well because Passover, is parallel to the Crucifixion I thought of how both are symbolic to freedom.  God freed the people of Israel, from the oppression of the Egyptians.  And Moses led them out.  Do we remember the story a bit?  Remember when the spirit of death went throughout Egypt?  God used that spirit, to scare the Egyptians, to release the people.  It worked.  They set them free.  I am grateful to be free in Christ, but also as an American.

FREEDOM.  Freedom in Christ.  By Him going to the cross.  And freedom for those who were in bondage.  God set them free.  He can set us all free.  Christ is that way.

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.  King James.

There is no other way, but God does have His ways, to get our attention.

Think of the virus now.  Think about how much evil there is in this world even now. There cannot be good, without evil, and there we have God and the devil.  There is always a balance to these things.  Its obvious there is evil.  But its not obvious there is good, because many do not allow it.  But even though they deny God, God cannot deny Himself, or His promises.  But it is up to us to find the balance in God.  Or we will be misled, and deceived by the devil.

Anyway, I just realized even today, how precious life is.  How precious my salvation is in Christ.  Who gave His life for us, so we could be spared the penalty of sin.  This is why even now, I plead the blood of Jesus over my household, over my self, and ask God for His protection, from this virus.  I do that for my family, and myself.  Moses wrote Psalm 91.  He knew the power of the blood.  The blood of Jesus, that commemorates today is a reminder, that yes it is a Good Friday.  Psalm 91:10 is a promise that I claim that states:

THERE SHALL NO EVIL BEFALL THEE, NEITHER SHALL ANY PLAGUE COME NEAR THY DWELLING.  PSALM 91:10 KING JAMES.  J4SZhWXmRrWcfvNoNK1HTg

What a wonderful promise, that I hold onto.  But any of us that belong to God through Christ, can claim that too.

Yet, I am also aware, how much the devil wants to deceive any of us.  You know Christ represents the shepherd.  He tends to His flock.  Me and you, if we let Him.  His sheep know His voice, and to another they will not follow.  (Another example of only listening to His voice from my King James)

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD.  Jeremiah 23:1  King James.

Just a thought, but if you are turned off with religion, or religious people, don’t let that get in the way of your relationship with Christ.  See, religion, is rules, regulations traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes.  I have met many a pharisee, who twists and changes Gods word.  Folks just never forget God is a legal God.  You can know His laws, by trying to learn them.

So, we do have a responsibility even as little lambs, to be careful.  Careful that we do not listen to the enemies voice, and think, evil is good, and good is evil.  We really do.

Temptations come in many forms.  And one thing I have had to work on is forgiving others, for hurting me.  I say I forgive, but sometimes when I have thought of some, it has grieved me.  I don’t always feel the love, if you get my drift.  But I know in the bottom of my heart.  I wish no one harm.  I wish no one, evil.  Christ is our greatest example when it comes to forgiving.  For He told the Father on the cross, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

We don’t know, many times.  Even well, meaning Christians, we don’t.  But the thing is with me, just because I may not know, I know God does know.  So I have to take to heart, what He says, and who He is, for protection.

His sacrifice was so great.  By His stripes we are healed.  Everything He took should humble us so much, that we realize He is the way, the truth, and life.

BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES:  THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  ISAIAH 53:5 King James.   

Healed….Not only on earth, but for eternity.  What a great gift.  My God is real.  And I have known it for years, because when no one else cared, God did.

But I had my part, and I still do.  Folks, it is not a one time deal, if we go back to sin.  And we can so easily.  I am just in awe of who Christ is.  How He loved.  How He had compassion, and I just never want my heart to get hard.

Yesterday, I was having a bit of a pity party.  Why me Lord, why?….and then something came across my desk, and reminded, me of someone else and their suffering.  I repented.  Dried my eyes, and asked God to forgive me.

Yes, He is shaking the vine, and I am holding on to Christ and the cross with all my being.  Thank you Lord Jesus, for taking my sins away.  And reminding me, I always have to bring it to the obedience of Christ.  In fear of God.  For someday, He will return.  And His wrath will be great.  He left the lamb of God, but will return, as the great King that He is, and vengeance will be His. IMG_1551

That scares me enough, to want to be right with Him, from moment to moment.  Looking at eternity.

The cross, reminds me.  And between now and Resurrection Sunday, I know He took the keys of hell from the devil, to unlock that door, for me, and for you, to be free.

Its always a choice.  I was trying to minister to someone, who was making an actor a god.  And I said look for God, through Christ.  Because that actor cannot save you.  Cannot spare you from hell.  Only Christ can.

It was a two day conversation.  I am happy to report, we did not argue, I just told him I cared.  Because Christ cared for me.  He still rejected me, but perhaps I planted a seed, I told him, I only hoped he could seek God.  And I did something I usually don’t because I don’t promote my writings.  I gave him the link to my page.  Maybe something there would open his eyes, to see, and know truth.

I felt sad for him sorry for him.  How lost he seemed to me, to be.  He called me a disciple, and I smiled, thanked him.  But told him, truth be, only God can call me that, not him, or even me.  I know I am a sinner saved by grace.  And if I am a saint, or a disciple, that’s Gods call.  I don’t feel worthy.

See I hold onto the cross, because I know I have had poor judgment.  I know, I have blown it many a time.  I am older now, and I messed up a lot of times.  Yes, God can restore, but I am not throwing any of those chances away now.  I am grateful.

Well, enough for now.

God bless your Good Friday, as you also ponder, with awe, and respect what Christ did on the cross for us, the day He died, began life for us, again.

 

In Christ,

Elena Ramirez

REPENTING WHEN LOSING PATIENCE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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

I hate when I lose patience.  With myself, with others.  I feel like it is a sin.  I feel like when I lose control in these areas, that I have to start all over again.  Repent, and watch myself.

Usually I am a pretty patient person.  I wasn’t always patient.  I had learned some pretty bad habits in that area, just growing up. But when Christ came into my life, it did give me a different sense to just take a deep breath, before I said or did something.  To be patient.

But there are times, when I see, things mount up, or I see no progress in my life, or in a situation, and I just kind of lose my patience.  I get frustrated.  Like a little child.  It seems so immature to be honest.

But I am human.  I make mistakes.  So do others.  Maybe its this Corona virus thing, that seems to have us all concerned, and worried.  Upset.  I don’t know how anybody can do it without God.  Because I plead the blood of Jesus over my household.  Just like Moses did, we plead the blood of Jesus.  We pray, yet we feel so concerned.  I hate to use the word fearful, but we are being extremely cautious in this household.

But watching the news, though we need to be informed, can be inundating with fear.  And many of these journalists, politicians, are very fearful.  They promote fear.  They undermine.  They plant seeds of fear.

Though, I do not see that with our President.  Donald J. Trump. I think he is doing a great job.  I think he is taking great strides and measures to protect us.  But many do not give him grace, or actually acknowledge his good efforts.

I guess, I feel sad, when I give grace to someone myself, but they do not give me grace.  Yet, I know even here as I write this, I have to give myself grace.  Now there’s a difference in not being accountable, or just shrugging something off, and not growing.

I do see the danger of that, with any fault, or sin.  I don’t think we can grow, if we don’t take responsibility, and be accountable.  Admit first of all, you lost it, and then apologize.

First to God.  Because He does see.  It grieves me, when I do sin, in any area of my life, because I do know God does see.

I sense Him that much.

He does not let me get away with it either.  Gee, when I think of the times, I have reaped, things from my own bad judgment etc.  Well, it does make me stop and think.

I never want to have a pity party about it, but sometimes, I do.  I just wonder why God, why?  Thats when He really seems to be silent.  I want to be a good example for Christ.  But I know I fail Him.  I know I do….

I only pray, for more patience.  But I know it takes time, to sometimes, actually grow fruit in an area.  And I suppose the enemy could use that against me.  But if I realize my faults in an area, and I go to God, and yes, cry, repent, maybe God will protect me from the condemnation of the enemy.  You know that nagging guilty feeling, one gets.

I never dismiss guilt.  There is though a difference between condemnation, and being convicted.  Condemnation does come from the enemy.  But being convicted will bring us to the throne, to repent, because God sees.  That fear of God, sure does kick in my spirit.  I am glad, He convicts me.

THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.  Romans 8:1 King James.

I guess, thats why I do repent because losing patience is from the flesh.  And I always have to bring it to the obedience of Christ.

Because I know guilt is something God can use to get us to go to His throne anyway.  It cleans the slate.  Theres something about not repenting that hurts us.  We cannot grow.  We cannot achieve, to me anyway a sense of overcoming something, unless we truly repent to God.  It is like it brings a curse, if that makes sense.  Because say like with being impatient, it can bring strife, and that’s not from God.  So I go to Gods throne.  I want to avoid strife at all costs.  Especially because I have been a warrior.  I am so tired of fighting sometimes.

I want to avoid strife.  I saw it growing up.  I hate to say that, but I saw that from my sweet mama, who now and then, would just lose it, and it messed with her sense of being reasonable.  She would not apologize, but she taught me to apologize.  Which now seems strange.  When I think of it in retrospect.  Only now and then I would see her be accountable for losing her patience.

But I just want to go to Gods throne, because He is there.  But I know I have to go there, if I want to change.  If I want changes in my life.  I have to know what He says, and thinks, and instructs in a manner, so I can get His attributes.

Does that make sense?

I don’t know, just feeling stretched right now, and being totally honest, and I don’t like when I snap.

I just don’t.  Oh well.  Time to go wash my face, talk to God, repent.  Make the best out of the situation…..Grow, if I can.

Lord, its in your hands.  Forgive me father, for that moment of losing it.  I got frustrated.  Thank you Father,God, no damage was done.  But I see Lord, it could have been worse. The enemy could have caused damage.  But I do submit to you my God, and the enemy must leave.  I so appreciate your mercy Lord.  Thank you for grace, when its given to me.  Even right now, it is.  Thank you.  Dear Lord.  I would explain, to my readers, but I just see it even here.  Love unconditional.  Thank you Lord.  Help me to have love always, and patience.  To be like Christ. I don’t want to grieve you or the Holy Spirit.  Lord always forgive me.  Please. Its never an excuse, and I never want to take advantage of grace.  By abusing it.  But I so appreciate your mercy, and grace.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

It has been a few days since, I wrote the above.  I just could not publish this when I kind of lost it.  I was kind of ashamed, what kind of an example is that? I thought to myself.  I am just grateful to God.  I am feeling stronger, and more faithful.  We can fall folks, so easily from grace.  I never want to abuse grace.  Or take folks, or life for granted.  Or anything.  

More then anything, I never want to take God for granted.  I just thank Him, for holding us up right now, and I have to see it, and stay calm in Christ.  Do you sense He is trying to tell us all something?  I do, I see more than ever, its time to get right with Christ.  I think we are in end times.

AND GREAT EARTHQUAKES SHALL BE IN DIVER PLACES, AND FAMINES, AND PESTILENCES; AND FEARFUL SIGHTS AND GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN.  LUKE 21:11 KING JAMES. 

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

 

 

MY PRAYER ON THIS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER (CORONA VIRUS) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 3DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8 King James.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I come to you, and pray.  Lord, I sort out my thoughts, here as I try, and articulate my feelings, my emotions, and bring everything to the obedience of Christ here.

Lord, I praise you Father.  I praise you for who you are.  You are the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.  You change not.  Neither does your word.  This is why I seek answers from my King James.

Lord, I draw close to you as much as I can.  I repent, for any sins, that could hinder my prayer.  I come humble, and seek your Kingdom, and your righteousness, and you say, if we do, it will be added unto us.

Lord, we are human.  We can be double minded.  The battle can be in the mind, if we are not seeking you completely.  Totally.  With all our hearts, soul, and mind.  The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.  He wants to deceive us.  You tell us to submit to you, resist the enemy, and he will flee.  Lord I submit to you.  I pray, America submits to you.

Lord, you know us.  You know lip service, and you know truth, for you see our hearts.  So, I pray, we would seek you again, as a nation.

Lord, I know you say, your ways, are not our ways.  But if only we would hunger and thirst to know your ways, perhaps we would have understanding.  In fear of you.

Yes, fear of you.  For you are not mocked.  Galatians 6:7 King James.

What are we reaping here now Lord, with that virus?  What have we sowed, that would make something like this seem so uncontrollable?  I know not.

But again, because your ways, are not our ways, Lord, I trust you.  I trust you with all my heart, soul and being.  It has been a process, from season to season.  Year to year. I have had to try and learn your ways, your truth, your commandments, your law.  That I do not dismiss.

For grace, is beautiful, but should never be abused.  Yet, I recognize, I can fail you.  I try but sometimes, I have had poor judgement.  Forgive me.

Lord, I pray for America, I pray for our President.  Donald J. Trump. I pray, for wisdom, and guidance for this man.  I pray, you would inspire him, and give him, understanding, and knowledge, to do what’s right for each and every citizen.  Protect him, keep him healthy, and always safe, and well.  Do this please as well for all of his family.

Lord it grieves me, that so many do not honor him.  They throw stones.  They judge.  I have never seen anything like this in our nation.

For you tell us in I Timothy 2:1-3 King James, to pray for our leaders, all of our leaders.  For this pleases you.  Lord, I pray, we would all try to please you.  Just in the basics even now, to love you, to love our neighbor, to walk in love.  To be careful not to throw stones, because as Jesus taught us;

SO WHEN THEY CONTINUED ASKING HIM, HE LIFTED UP HIMSELF, AND SAID, UNTO THEM, HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU, LET HIM FIRST CAST A STONE AT HER.  AND AGAIN HE STOOPED DOWN, AND WROTE ON THE GROUND.  AND THEY WHICH HEARD IT, BEING CONVICTED BY THEIR OWN CONSCIENCE WENT OUT ONE BY ONE, BEGINNING AT THE ELDEST, EVEN UNTO THE LAST:  AND JESUS WAS LEFT ALONE, AND THE WOMAN STANDING IN THE MIDST.  WHEN JESUS HAD LIFTED UP HIMSELF, AND SAW NONE BUT THE WOMAN, HE SAID UNTO HER, WOMAN WHERE ARE THOSE THINE ACCUSERS?  HATH NO MAN CONDEMNED THEE?  SHE SAID NO MAN, LORD.  AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER, NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE GO AND SIN NO MORE.  THEN SPAKE JESUS AGAIN UNTO THEM, SAYNG I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.   JOHN 8:7-12 King James.

Lord, we need your life, we need your light, to guide America.  To heal us.  To heal the world.  We need you Lord.  I ask for healing to come forth.  I ask that we seek your light, that we would not choose darkness.  Lord, forgive us of our sins.  Lord, I also think of the innocent babies, that are put to death daily.  Our country does not value them.  We are not teaching our daughters, our sons, to honor you, or life.

Lord, I just pray for mercy.  I pray, we would repent as a nation.  You tell us, if we pray, you will heal us, and our land.

IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.  II CHRONICLES 7:14 King James.

Lord, heal our land.  Heal us, Lord, you tell us in Psalms 91:10 KJV that no plague will come to our dwelling.  I plead the blood of Jesus over my household, as Moses did.

I pray, we would see, this is not about religion, rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  But this is about relationship.  I know that I know you are God.  When I was lost and broken, you came and rescued me.  But I had my part, to repent, to change my ways, to seek your truth, from my King James, to try and live a life worthy of what Christ did for me on that cross.  To pray.  I have never, ever regretted making that decision, and to serve you.  For you have never left me or forsook me.  You are God.  You are worthy of all praise, and thanks.  There is none like you.  I thank you Lord.

Yet you hide yourself….if we do not seek you.

I pray you heal us.  I pray, you protect us.  That we would draw close to you.  Lord, by your stripes we are healed.  You sent the word to heal us and deliver us from destruction.  You Lord, are able.  We have to examine our ways, we have to seek you.  I know in doing so, there are the answers. (Isaiah 53 :5 King James and Psalms 107:20 King James.) 

Cleanse the earth of this virus Lord.  Cleanse us, help our hearts be pure, by seeking you. Yet this is our job to seek you.   Christ told us it was finished, as He gave His life, on the cross.

Lord I plead the blood of Jesus for us all.  I wish no one ill.  I choose to forgive. So you can forgive me.  For I would never want to reap that curse myself.  I pray for my enemies.  Those that do not walk in love with me, and I pray you bless them, and spare them, of this disease, this virus.

Lord, help us to remember you are love.  You loved us so much, you sent your son to die for our sins.  You made a way, to take the penalty of sin.  If only people would see that.  And yes repent.

Lord, I just put our hearts, and hopes in you.  To speak faith, to not promote fear.  But to trust in you, for you are the way, the truth and life.  In Jesus name.  I thank you, for letting me share my heart with you today.  In prayer. For our nation.  For all of us in this world.  And I feel shy sharing this. This is my private prayer, but I share it, only if it will inspire someone.

I don’t ask anything of anyone.  I expect nothing.

But of you….my dear Lord, to be near you, is my comfort, in a world, that has not given me comfort.

I just know, that Christ could return at any moment.  I pray to be ready.  I pray, we all hope that in you as well.  That our salvation is in tact.

In Jesus name.

Amen

P.S.

If you want to be led to God, feel free to message me, and I will pray with you, to receive salvation.  God bless you, God bless America….God bless us all.   If not…But if you want to make it right with God, I always recommend, repentance, even if you have given your heart to Christ.  Start over, clean the slate, pray, rededicate yourself to Christ.  Read good King James word, and everyone knows, I only recommend this bible version.  Because of its holiness, and authenticity.  It is not corrupted, by changing it.  Live a life worthy of Christs sacrifice.  

Blessings and love….

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

DO YOUR PART THEN LEAVE THE REST IN GODS HANDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez.


Version 2

I believe, God is on my side.  Why?  Because I am on His side.

So I know enough, to say when I have done my part; I have to leave the rest in Gods hands.  And just say, THY WILL BE DONE!

Life is so unpredictable.  You may think you are doing right, even by God, and something weird, or uncalled for will just happen.

But I do trust Gods divine appointments, and even when these things happen, I have learned, to just trust God.  I will not let go of God, as I tried to communicate in my last post.  For I did get tested.  Just recently. I hope I passed, Gods test.

But I do want to emphasize that we do have great responsibilities as Christians:  

  1.  Don’t hide your light, for Christ ever.  In fact, be bold, be courageous for what He did.  On the cross, for your salvation.  Acknowledge Him, in all your ways.
  2. Obey God.  But that means you need to study, and truly understand what Gods King James word states. USE THAT FOR ITS NOT CORRUPTED. So you do not misinterpret Him, or His Holy spirit.  The enemy will try and deceive you.  So you are not ashamed.  You have to know what God says!
  3. Serve God.   You want faith, then you need to serve Him. Because faith without works is dead. 
  4. Pray, pray without ceasing.  Constantly talk to God.
  5. Walk in love, with God, and with others.  If you are not, you are giving place to the enemy.
  6. Forgive.  Always forgive.  You don’t want that poison in your soul.  Nor do you want to stop your own blessings.
  7. Repent.  Repent daily.  See, we all sin, we all come short of Gods glory.  So be careful with the judging, that comes so easily.  It does.  Yes, we are called to warn.  But we all need to be reminded.  We serve a Holy God.  So yes, repent.  

Just some reminders here folks, but we need to never take our responsibilities for granted.  I could have listed the scriptures that remind us about these clues.  But you know what, you need to grow.  You need to search.  Get a King James bible, look them up. They are all based on King James word.

So….

Sometimes, I wonder, did I have my armor of God on?  When things happen, that are sometimes unpleasant situations.  I don’t know.

But all I do know is if I keep that little check list, in mind, when I go through life, my dear God makes sure, I am covered.

In fact, I had an unpleasant situation just the other day.  It kind of messed with my faith.  But, I just said, nope.  But when this happened, I did say, no weapon formed against me will prosper.  I said it right away.  I also released someone.  In forgiveness.

God has this, then God gave me this scripture:

HE THAT DWELLETH IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY. I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS: MY GOD IN HIM WILL I TRUST. SURELY HE SHALL DELIVER THEE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER, AND FROM THE NOISOME PESTILENCE. HE SHALL COVER THEE WITH HIS FEATHERS: AND UNDER HIS WINGS SHALT THOU TRUST: HIS TRUTH SHALL BE THY SHIELD AND BUCKLER. PSALM 91:1-4. KING JAMES.

I am just thinking about being covered with His feathers, under His wings. His love. Thank you Lord, for this word. I praise you. Thy will be done. Glory to God, for always loving me.

 

God reminded me, I had nothing to worry about.  Because I was in that secret place with Him.  I was covered by His feathers.  He laid down His life for us on the cross, and by His stripes we are healed.  God willing, maybe some day, this can be a testimony to share, but right now it is private.

Do you know what a relief that was to me, at that moment?  That I went through what I did? I was scared for a few.  Because I just was.  I am human.  Yes, I have faith, but the enemy, wanted me to be tossed to and fro.  I said no!  I will come forth, after I have been tried, and will reflect gold.

BUT HE KNOWETH THE WAY THAT I TAKE: WHEN HE HATH TRIED ME, I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD.  JOB 23:10 King James. 

THAT THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, BEING MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD THAT PERISHETH, THOUGH IT BE TRIED WITH FIRE, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AND GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST.  I Peter 1:7 King James.

Yes I praise, and honor my Lord, giving Him glory to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ in this matter.

All I know, is at this point in my life, is that every moment I have on this earth, I want to be blessing God.  Serving Him.  I don’t want to miss an opportunity, where I would even look back and say.  I missed it.  I already missed it other times.  So I don’t want to do that now.  Or take grace for granted.  Or really, to be more specific, take what Christ did on that cross for me.  If I could shout it out to the world, and make a difference, I would, if I could.  But even if its just one soul, who might read this, and realize, I am speaking truth, and change their ways.  Well, I don’t need to know, but God knows.

To think…I could have done this for you Lord.  But I missed it, would just grieve me.  So my prayer is, show me Lord. And please give me my hearts desire in this matter.  He knows.  Theres more to this prayer, but that’s between me and God.

Thanks for reading my thoughts today.

 

To His glory.

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

DON’T TAKE GOD OR PEOPLE FOR GRANTED ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2THEN SHALL THEY CALL UPON ME, BUT I WILL NOT ANSWER; THEY SHALL SEEK ME EARLY, BUT THEY SHALL NOT FIND ME:  FOR THAT THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE, AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD:  THEY WOULD NONE OF MY COUNSEL:  THEY DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF.  THEREFORE SHALL THEY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THEIR OWN WAY, AND BE FILLED WITH THEIR OWN DEVICES.  FOR THE TURNING AWAY OF THE SIMPLE SHALL SLAY THEM, AND THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM.  BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY, AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL.  PROVERBS 1:33 King James.  

This scripture actually gives me the fear of God.  Because when I call on God, I want an answer.  But here, He states, why He will not answer.  Because of those who took Him for granted.  Or rejected Him.  They did not take the time to get to know Him, through Jesus Christ.

I pray for answers.  Even when it seems, like He does not hear me.  But I know to repent.  To be in that place of humbleness.  No matter what.  So I can be quiet from the fear of evil.

I think its terrible, that folks reject God.  Or they think they can only call on God in their convenience.  They take the idea of God for granted.  Like they have time.

People do themselves a great disservice, when they don’t read their King James bibles.  And again, this is a holy bible.  The others are not truth.  They are corrupted.

But when folks reject truth, even their bible…. When they truly do not search for God.  When they try and wing it.  Because the enemy will use that to his advantage, and deceive them, because they do not know truth.

I had a conversation with someone, who promoted hate, and said, God told her it was right.

I told her, well I went to my King James bible, and it told me to love one another.  It told me to pray for my leaders.  It told me there’s a place in hell for the accuser, according to Revelation 12:10 King James.  I told her, that her god was hate.  

If only she could see.  No one knows what time they have been allowed on this earth.  And since tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  I am making sure today, I do not reject God.  I am making sure, my trust and faith is in tact.  Its my job to do that.  I am making sure, to walk in love.  I am making sure, to just release my cares, to Him.

God does not have to jump through hoops for me to keep it.  In fact, when He does not answer me, when I sometimes go through things, that are hard, or just don’t seem fair.  I remind myself, to hold onto Him tighter.  I cannot be tossed to and fro, back and forth in this life.  Not any more.  Time is too valuable to me.  The time He gives me on this earth.  Either I believe, or I don’t, and I choose to believe.  So that means, I embrace God will all my heart and soul.  That means, I stir up my faith, by even reminding others of who He is.  By doing works….

I write this, after an experience, that kind of shook my faith up yesterday.  Or tried to.  And I am not even going to dignify it, because maybe it would bring fear to someone else.  Or maybe even to me.  I just have come too far, to even question, whether or not there is a God.  There is a God, and I will not reject Him.  I love Him.   I will have faith, without freaking out.  So, I will have faith in God.  I will trust Him.  I will not worry.  I will just believe.  I will extend grace, and mercy, because God has extended mercy and grace to me.

It seems some people take God, and other people for granted.  If they did not, they would not hurt them.  I was chatting with a girl on social media.  She was so misled.  She was so mean spirited, to someone.  She hated.  She had fear.  I tried to talk to her, but after a while, her ignorance was so strong, I just walked away from trying to chat with her.  Because that hate, motivated her, to insist she was right.  See, when folks, reject truth, or they reject God who brings truth, there is nothing you really cannot do for them.  But pray.  I suppose.

But if people, would not reject God, they would not reject a true brother or sister in Christ.

They would not abuse them.  They would not ignore them.  I can just see God reaching out to them even through the people they abuse, who has been sent by God, and ignore, the ones they take for granted.

See, God has His ways of trying to teach us sometimes.  Or minister to us.  But some people, reject you, or will not even take the time, to know you truly.

I have lost a few people in my life, that I loved.  But there were times, I felt as if they took me for granted.  But sometimes, I saw things in them, where they rejected Gods truth.  Or they rejected His ways.  His commandments.  I did not want to judge them.  In fact, I wanted to give them grace.  But when I saw they could not give me grace, I walked.

I suppose myself, if I am being totally honest, I can see, the people that I have rejected myself, in my own life.  And its not that I did not appreciate them.  I found that for the most part, the measure I used in friendship, was not the same to them.  Loyalty, honesty, being kind.  Not being sneaky.  Not breaking covenants in prayer.  Having their own motives in friendship.

I wish I had grown up with more of a standard, or more of a guideline, in picking friends,  etc.  I just kind of winged it.  In other words, I would just try and be friends with some folks, and if we clicked, that was great if we did not, well we did not.

And at this point of my life, well I have to be honest, even though, I did give it a good try with some folks, who I accept as no longer accept in my life.  I will never let go of God.  No matter what.  I think of Job.  Job, was so tested.  His friends, challenged him too.  But he prayed for his friends, and God restored him, gave him double for his trouble.

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10 King James. 

But, now that I am older, I wish I had more of a set of rules to determine, who would treat me kind, and who would not have other motives.  Etc.  I wish I had understood, how to test people, to see, if they would be true.  Because I have lost many friends.  But I can actually see God doing that for me, removing them, from my life.  He knows.  He did the job, for me, even though, I did not know.

I have always believed in God.  But have I taken Him for granted?  I hope not.  But I suppose my own behavior, showed that I did as a kid growing up, because I did not know what sin would do to my life, or how I would reap that.

Life is funny.  Or strange that in the sense, you may go through something, but its how you handle it to begin with, that makes the difference.  Are you including God in it?  Are you trusting Him?  Are you making sure, your relationship is in tact with Him? Praying?

All I know today, even though I am uncertain about something.  I am certain in who God is.  That all things are possible with Him.  That if I want faith, I have to remember, faith is dead without works.  What is works?  Works is making sure, I am serving God.  And I will do that, for Him always.  No matter what He shows me, or does, or does not do.

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Blessings in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez