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