BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON….
Sometimes, we stop, and we say, why Lord, why?
We wonder why we have taken this path in the journey of life? Or why circumstances have led us to be where we are, doing what we do, and we wonder…
If you are wise, you will repent, for your part in it.
For circumstances, out of your control that has made you broken, God is merciful, and God will have vengeance. And can bring a restoration…
Just trust Him….but more then anything go to God. With all your soul, with all your might, and let Him see your broken heart. Your brokenness.
THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT: A BROKEN AND A CONTRITE HEART, O GOD, THOU WILT NOT DESPISE. PSALM 51:17 KJV.
Comparing ourselves, in the good, or the bad, with others really is not healthy for ourselves. Don’t do that. Let God have that doubt, or envy, or frustration.
For those of us who have been broken from time to time, we have a resilience, that motivates us to go on, move on, in Christ. No matter what. Because if you have made Christ your Lord, and savior, you know all things are possible.
Let me repeat that all things are possible with God. STILL…
No matter what life says, you are, or people say you are, or even deny what you do, or cannot do. God always has the final word.
He says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. PSALM 46:10 KJV.
When you feel broken, lost, hurt, abused, alone, remember to be still in your heart, knowing who He is. As the saying goes, “Let go, and let God.”
Let God be exalted in your heart, among people, as you give God glory, and in all you do. Like the scripture says…This is how you are healed. In that brokenness. Do that with all your heart, and you will see the healing process….
This is how you go on…..I know.
By Elena Ramirez
NOTE TO SELF:
Concentrate on the love. Not the differences. Love a brother and a sister in Christ. Avoid, spats, minor, differences of opinion. Pray for others, whether right or wrong, we are called to love one another. Not just by word, but by spirit, and truth, as we worship our Lord. He sees. He knows.
Forgive, some things are not even worth pondering on. Yes, keep your dignity, in Christ, but as you sometimes shake the dust off, keep walking in love….Love never, ever fails.
Love is what Christ said we would be known by. Whether a baby Christian, or a seasoned Christian, does not agree. We are supposed to be on the same side. Love fears God. I do…..
Signed, In Christ, and His love,
DO YOU KNOW WHY LOYALTY IS SO IMPORTANT?
By Elena Ramirez
Do you know why loyalty is so important? The right kind of loyalty? The kind, that is kind, and holy, and beautiful. And good? The kind that is love?
The kind of loyalty, that is true, and royal, that comes from God, is the kind we should all aspire to do for one another. But you cannot have that unless you are loyal to God first. And that is my goal.
Whether someone agrees with me or not. I work out my salvation, with fear, and trembling. Fear of God.
Just remember, and do not ever, ever forget….the Lord, knows about loyalty. God the father, had His Kingdom all in tact, till the enemy the devil disrupted heaven, with his jealousy, and was disloyal, causing war in heaven.
When Christ walked the earth, and He had his disciples. How true were they, when Judas, betrayed Christ, and yes even Peter denied knowing Him?
Folks, God knows and sees, disloyalty. He will not bless being disloyal. Just saying, so next time, someone trusts you. Don’t play with their heart. Because you may lose someone who is true, and was loyal to you. And worse you may lose the sense of what is true and loyal.
Be accountable to God and others, repent, when you see this in yourself. It can come to any of us so easily, but if you love God, you will be loyal to God first. Then to others.
You have to see this, if you truly want to serve God, or to have your salvation in tact. Its called love. Loving God first, then others, as we are commanded.
This is what I aspire to do, and if someone cannot see that and make fun of it. Mock it, try to undermine it, or call it being melodramatic. Or any kind of sarcastic name. I really have nothing else to say….. Nor will I waste my time. I will shake the dust off.
I will walk with Christ….. He understands loyal. He understands love. He taught me love, by saving me. By showing me what He did on the cross. I will be loyal to that.
I love the Lord, and thats who I am, take it or leave it. I love my friends. And I am loyal to them. But I know the difference. A friend, truly loves at all times. Not when its just convenient.
Its always a choice.
AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM THE FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS IS, HEAR O ISRAEL; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH; THIS IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT. AND THE SECOND IS LIKE, NAMELY THIS, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF, THERE IS NONE OTHER COMMANDMENT GREATER THAN THESE.
MARK 12:29-31. KJV.
In Christ, praying to always be loyal to the King of Kings…….
DO YOU EVER ASK WHY WAS I BORN?
I am older, but you know you can learn and teach this at an early age. I believe we can learn simple truth, even as a child. And if it takes adulthood to learn it, then change to a child.
Sometimes, it takes the trials and errors, the sins, the mistakes, to learn, but, I always say, if I had only known, I would not have done some of the things I have done. I would have avoided, the sins, that took me back.
Last night, I had a dream about something I did as a child. I dreamt about the people involved, and I dreamt about my humbleness to them even now. You see, I hurt someone, I knew as a child.
I took advantage. I am not proud of what I did, and that is between me and God.
And yes, I repented, even then, but it was as if, God showed me, where a gift and calling was taken away from me, because of that. I don’t think I repented, because it was wrong, but because I got caught. Then…. But now, I know.
We reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7 KJV. Look it up there. It made me sad.
It humbled me again, to know, that yes even mistakes as children, when we should know better, can hurt us down the line. But if we know, even as a child to seek God, He will show us truths.
I come to Him NOW as a child. I come to Him humble. I come to seek His wisdom, and guidance, in small things and big things. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to realize who He is, but who we are, and can be.
Being child like, now, can have its benefits, you see, we are called to be like a child. In understanding, and growing, and seeking God, it can take a whole lifetime, to even understand, such things.
But the goal, is to continue to be a child, in His sight. To be someone, who seeks Him, can take a whole life to understand. Innocence, even if taken away, can be restored, as you lay it down at the cross.
But what I have learned, and it just came to me, is that, our lives, however different, are to reflect Christ. To grow, to learn who He is daily. If you have stopped learning, you have stopped growing in Christ.
We don’t know it all, and to be hungry, for righteousness, His righteousness, is a gift. No matter what stage of life you are in. Stop being full.
WOE UNTO YOU THAT ARE FULL! FOR YE SHALL HUNGER, WOE UNTO YOU THAT LAUGH NOW! FOR YE SHALL MOURN AND WEEP. Luke 6:25 KJV.
We can get full, and we can get full of ourselves. Being full can be a sign of spiritual decay. Hunger for that which is beyond our grasp. But that can only be fulfilled in Christ. Hunger for His righteousness. Self does have to die, so one can live in Christ. The old man, the old ways. Ask God to do a work in your soul. Repent, for being full. Repent, for just being lazy, or not even searching.
Friend, all I know, and I wish I could put it in words for you, exactly, but it takes a lifetime, sometimes to find ourselves in Christ. To find out who He is. But along the way, give Him glory, honor and praise. Stir yourself up, in love, for His glory, and so others can see your light that shines.
Don’t give in to the darkness, don’t take the bait, of the enemy. That tells you its too late, or you or a loser, or you will never amount to this or that. Use what God has given you. Repent, repent, repent.
I just know, that is such an important factor. Truly walk in love with others. Be kind, be accountable. Be someone, who reflects Christ, by love. Keep seeking Him, and you will find that path, in your life, as you trust Him.
Why is any of us born? To know Him, to give Him glory. You can bring light, to someone who is in darkness, but you have to shine for Him, and in Him.
Someday, we will stand before Him. The books will be opened, it will reflect what you and I did. This is your chance. In this lifetime, to seek Him, to make it right. You can change the ending.
Like a story, that you think has a definite ending. It can change, by making it right with Jesus. And then just keep growing. In Him. Just get hungry for Him, His presence, His fellowship. His kindness. Then you will know the true reason why you were born.
AND JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM AND SET HIM IN THE MIDST OF THEM, AND SAID, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, EXCEPT YE BE CONVERTED, AND BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, YE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL HUMBLE HIMSELF AS THIS LITTLE CHILD, THE SAME IS GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. MATTHEW 18:2-4
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..
A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.
Friends, I take that word seriously.
I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.
But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.
Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.
Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.
You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.
If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.
I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.
I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.
I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.
Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.
I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.
I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.
I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.
So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.
When I write these posts “Just My Thoughts” or anything I write I usually do it with the goal to help someone, including myself. Writing is an outlet, a way to express myself, that sometimes I am at a loss of words to speak.
But when I write, I usually write from experience. I mean who wants to listen to someone who does not understand, really what is happening, or who wants to listen to someone who may not even have the experience in some matters. I do have that understanding in anger.
After all, I am a warrior. In many ways, I fight. I fight, for what is right, and I fight for survival. I fight, if I have to fight. But in that I have also seen anger rise up in me. I have seen a side of me, that has lost control. And actually that is not a very pretty sight for anybody. Because one can say, or do things, that are irreversible. One can make some mistakes, that after the fact, will show no self-control. And regret.
Regret, is a terrible thing to have, even if you feel God forgives you. Even if someone else forgives you. Because if you have no self-control. You see yourself, the error of not having self-control, and it will grieve you. I have been grieved.
And you need self-control. You need to let the peace of God really rule your heart. You cannot have that without Jesus. Seriously.
I understand this. I understand the anger in me any way. I may not understand your anger. But I understand, how hurt, pain, sorrow, no resolution to issues, can affect your spirit. In anger. Anger if not checked, can grow, and fester into a fire, that becomes out of control.
So you need to know yourself. But more then anything you need to know Jesus. You need to know what He says about anger, and you need to know if you do not fix this even at a moment like this, where you are maybe at some peace, but you recognize the characteristic in you. It could get out of control. You want to be able to see it, stop it even now, and prevent anger.
The thing with anger, and I have seen that in myself, is that something very trivial can set it off. Spilled milk. Seriously, self control has to see the symptoms, to stop it. To give it to God.
Yesterday, I was angry, for a moment. Frustrated, and I cried out to God. Please help me. Because I have been dealing with something that has made me angry, for a very long time. But I have been hiding it. And yes, I have been dealing with it, but it could have gotten very out of control yesterday, but it did not. I thank God.
I do not want it to be expressed in anger. I want it to be expressed knowing God has an answer. That peace, will rule my heart. That I have control, because of who Christ is in me. Just that cry out to God, helped me. Because I realized, I need Him. I surrendered myself to Him. To His authority, to His ways. To His truth, and love. And the anger passed. And to His glory, something happened, I got hope in this matter.
I want to encourage you. Because I know who Christ is. And there is nothing too big, or too small for Him to handle. He wants to help you. But you have to let go of that pride, or anger, or self-will that says, I don’t need Him in this. You do. Believe me, you do. We all need Him. I don’t care who you think you are. Those attributes you may have, or those characteristics that have been a part of any kind of success, you may have, can be gone. So you need God.
He is the only one who can change our hearts, our minds, our souls, our spirits. Whatever it is friend, He can resolve it for you. It may not even be in your time, but if you do your part, to begin the process, you will see the progress. HE sees us, HE knows we need Him. But we have to do the calling on Him. He is the King of Kings, and Lord, of Lords. He has the ability, we just have to submit to Him.
I hope this helps someone. I truly believe the Lord has me writing this for someone, who is so on the verge of exploding, that the consequences could be detrimental to your health, to your well being, to someone you love, or even your career. Don’t let the devil have his way in this.
Yes, we are all entitled to be angry, now and then, but in that anger, be careful it does not turn into sin. Or you go to sleep with anger, there are reasons why God warns us not to do that.
BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT: LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR WRATH: EPHESIANS 4:26.
Give it to God, even now. Give Him your anger, and sin not. He will help you.
Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
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