Notes from Papa

For several years, every morning I read and personalized the daily devotion page in Sarah Young’s great book “Jesus Calling. Sarah took things that Jesus spoke personally to her and crafted them into wonderfully encouraging words that are true for all of us…and most every day I felt as if Jesus were saying these words directly to me! I first became aware of Him speaking to me when I was 11 years old.  After a lengthy period of not looking for His voice, I asked Him to reveal Himself to me when I was in my late 30’s.  He did and He’s never stopped!

In the entirety of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament), God was never referred to as Father in an intimate way. In the fifteen or so uses of “Father” in those scriptures, it is never used personally.

Jesus rocked Jewish religious society when He referred to God as His Father…and their Father. He even had the audacity (to them) to use the Aramaic term “Abba” which is an endearing term a young child would use for their father, much like “Papa” is used today.

In Paul Young’s wonderfully impactful book, “The Shack,” he calls God, the Father, “Papa.” Many times I use that term in communicating with Him. To help others experience Him more personally, I’m now taking intimate things He, Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit say to me and rewriting them slightly to relate to either men or women, young or old. Rarely do I hear Him speak with an audible voice—primarily it’s an “inner voice.” 

The “Notes from Papa” that you will read on this site are things He’s said to me, that scripture holds to be equally true for all of His family. While I can list scripture references that correlate with everything written in these notes, I’m not including them here because I hope you will sense the flavor of a loving Father speaking to you rather than a theologian. 

I was very fortunate to have a wonderful, loving, human father…however that’s not been the case for everyone.  For those who have a difficult time thinking of a father as being really good, loving, and for you, I suggest you read “The Shack.” It captures the heart of a loving father better than any resource I know of!

These “Notes From Papa” are not just for me personally. They are for YOU!!! is dedicated to helping everyone who visits the site to come to know in the depths of their being that the real God (whom Jesus calls “The Only True God”) is truly good, is really for you, and loves everyone exactly the same. He is “especially fond of you!”

As you spend time with our Papa, I encourage you write down what you hear from Him and keep your notes.  I’ve found this to be a wonderfully encouraging way for me to renew my mind, especially as I review specific “notes” when I am going through a situation similar to a previous experience. Perhaps Papa will then encourage you to use some of the things He communicates to you to help others.

I pray that you will experience and enjoy His unconditional love, radical grace, and total reconciliation for you as you hear from Him through these “Notes.” 


~Paul Gray         

September 5, ’16 a Short Note From Papa

To My most wonderful child whom I love totally and unconditionally~

You know that scripture is My love letter to you…and all My children! It’s not an instruction manual. It’s not a rule book.

It’s not a warning or a list of do’s and don’t’s. Those things are from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 

Have nothing to do with that thinking!  

You can purchase an inanimate object like an appliance, game or car…that comes with an instruction manual full of warnings

and disclaimers. I am not inanimate! I am your Papa  and I am all about…passionate about...our love-saturated relationship!

Scripture is about My love for you and all mankind from all eternity and for all eternity. I am all good, I am perfect

unconditional love, and I am totally for you. I made you righteous—right with Me. All scripture is inspired by me and is 

useful for teaching, training and revealing your righteousness.  All scripture is about the truth of your righteousness

that you already have as a grace-gift of My love!

Scripture has been perverted and distorted and misunderstood in a myriad of ways. Here’s what I want for you…and all my 

children: read scripture through the unfailing lens of Me being perfect love, totally for you and you already being

righteous. Anything that you read that “appears” to say otherwise about you or Me or anyone else is not consistent with 

My initial and forever intent.

I—The Holy Spirit—am your Teacher! Listen to Me! I am continually revealing My love and grace to you and reminding and

assuring you of your perfect and complete righteousness! That’s the Living Word of God, The Tree of Life speaking to you!”

~Love, Papa  


September 2, 16 A Short Note From Papa 

To My beautiful child who is perfect in every way~

You…and all My children…have a tendency to judge each other. You evaluate each other. You make decisions about a person’s

value or worth based on your judgment. I want to remind you that Jesus taught you not to judge. He actually judged the

entire cosmos – you and everyone – as righteous…right with us in His finished work at the cross. He drew all judgment on 

Himself at the cross when He judged you all righteous. Judging…as far as He is concerned…has already been done. 

I know you have been taught differently by well-meaning, but misguided religious people. I know you are tempted to judge

other people. I want you to give that all up. 

Instead, believe Me! I have made you…and everyone…new creations. We did that when We resurrected Jesus…and you all…from 

the dead. The real you is perfect! You are without fault, blameless, pure, holy, innocent and right with us. That has 

nothing to do with any actions of yours…past, present or future. We forgave all those, took them away, choose not to 

remember them and never bring them up to you.

First of all, I want you to know and believe that about yourself. Then I want you to know and believe that about everyone 

else! When you start to see all others as I see them, then you will love them as I love them. Then you will give them grace

as I do. Then you will forgive them as I do. Then you will pray for them and help them and serve them in My love…even,

and especially when they don’t “appear” to you as being deserving of My love, forgiveness and grace. Keep in mind that to

a lot of people, YOU don’t appear to be deserving of My love, forgiveness and grace. Aren’t you glad that THEY don’t get to

determine your worthiness…and that I do!

You truly are beautiful! And so is everyone else…you are all make in my image and likeness and are all My children!”

~Love, Papa    


September 1 16 A Short Note From Papa 

To My delightful child who has a teachable spirit~

I’m so delighted that you are teachable! When a person is set in their ways, believes they have Me all figured out, 

is confident that their “way” is right…and is unwilling to consider anything different, they will always miss Me.

I can’t be put in a box! Mankind’s doctrines, theologies, dogmas and  belief’s about Me are all woefully lacking. 

Here’s what you can be absolutely sure of – let Me teach you: I am all good! There is nothing bad or evil about Me. 

I never repay evil with evil. I don’t punish. I don’t condemn. I don’t shame or guilt my children…and everyone is 

a child of Mine! I am for you…and everyone. I’m never against anyone.

I am love. Not “love but also ‘x’” – NO!!! I AM LOVE. I cannot not love! Everything I think and do flows from My 

perfect, unfailing, unending unconditional love for you and everyone.

My grace, which is My love in action, has taken care of everything for you…and everyone…regarding your relationship 

with Me! I want you…and everyone…to be teachable. I want to teach you that I am good, I am for you, I have taken care 

of our relationship, and I am love. When you have that understanding as your foundation, then you can…and must…give up

anything you have believed about Me that contradicts My love, goodness and grace.  Only then can you see and start to 

comprehend what I am continually revealing to you about Me. 

Reject any teaching that contradicts My pure goodness, love and grace. Trust Me. Listen to Me. I love you!” ~Papa




August 31 16 A Short Note From Papa 

To My adorable child who I have made whole in every way~

Jesus “saved” you by His finished work at the cross 2,000 years ago! He did it all! By His faith that We would include 

everyone in Him at the cross, take away the sin of the world, include everyone in His death, resurrection and ascension,

give everyone new life In Christ and make everyone right with us forever, you are saved. By Jesus’s faith, you have been saved!

Saved means to be made whole…to be made as you were intended to be. Saved means to keep safe and sound, to rescue from

danger or destruction, to save a suffering one from perishing, to make well, to heal, to restore to health…and SO much


We have saved you from all destruction that you would have brought on yourself. The wages of sin is death. We have saved

you from that. Jesus is the savior of all the world!

Have nothing to do with the lie that We “saved you from our punishment and eternal destruction in hell.” That is a pagan

concept that Diabolos has deceived religion into foisting off on susceptible people for hundreds of years. It’s a total

lie. We saved you from your own destructive ways. We did that. It’s a done deal – it’s finished!

Jesus is the savior of the world…especially of those who believe. A person won’t reap the benefits of our salvation in 

this life until you believe what is already true, get to know us, and let us reveal to you what we have done for you and

given you. 

But whether a person believes in this life or not, has nothing to do with the objective truth that we have already saved

you! And regarding any given person believing us…I am the epitome of patience. I have all eternity—which never ends—to

lavish My love that never fails on a person until there is nothing else left for them to see or believe in. I’m not 

willing that anyone perish! If I'm not willing, it doesn't happen!

 So quit worrying or fixating on whether or not someone is “saved,” and trust Me. Believe Me. Enjoy Me. 

I have done it all!” ~Love, Papa  

August 30 16 A Short Note From Papa  

To My most special child whom I get to be with forever~

No human can even come close to understanding what “heaven” is like until that moment when you see Me face-to-face in 

the “life-after.” You all speculate and wonder and come up with ideas…which is ok, but you’d be better of spending your

time otherwise.

Heaven is not only so much better than you can imagine, it lasts forever and each “day” you experience something better 

than the day before. For starters, I’m there with you and we will enjoy each other immensely! There will be no thought of

separation. There will be no tears. There will be no sin – which is falling short of My glory – and My glory is Grace. 

You will be totally encompassed in the glory of My Grace – you will totally understand that you are My child, that you

have all My riches, and that we are totally right for each other because of what We did at the cross!

There will be no disease, no pain, no judging, no hurting one another—it will be total abundant LIFE with Me and each 

other. You will be with Me and I will be with you…and we will be with everyone else!

While I don’t want you to waste your time trying to figure out what heaven will be like, I do want you to trust Me and 

believe Me when I tell you that it will be amazingly more wonderful than you can possibly comprehend on earth. And…your

life on earth can be much more like heaven than you currently think! As you believe Me and let Me reveal My love and 

grace and acceptance and inclusion of everyone to you, you will start to experience My will being done on earth as it

is in heaven! Enjoy!” ~Love, Papa   


ugust 20 16 A Short Note From Papa


To My most treasured child~

“You know intellectually that Jesus is the savior of all the world, that He died for everyone, that He took away the sins

of all the world, and that I included everyone In Christ at the cross. My Apostle Paul wrote about that often. 

Unfortunately even those who are willing to believe that truth, still seem to have a hard time seeing Me…seeing Jesus…in 

other people who don’t “appear” to be “close” to Me.  

Everything good and perfect comes from Me.  Everything! That means that any time you see any person doing something 

good…that’s Me! I want you to start seeing Christ in everyone!  For example, when you see someone who appears to be far

from Me because of their morals—maybe they do several things that you think are “wrong” and don’t do things that you 

believe are “right”…I want you to not focus on “sin.”

Instead, focus on the good things that they do. That’s actually Me! You are seeing Christ in them doing what The Holy

Spirit motivates them to do. They may not know Me, may never have heard of Me, may have no idea of who I am. But that 

doesn’t change the fact that I am in them and I am working through them.

Once you start to see Me in them, you can then gently, as I lead you, reveal to them that I love them, I have forgiven 

all their sins already, I have accepted and included them in Our family, and I am already in them. You can introduce them

to Me…the One who is already closer to them than the very air they breathe. Watch and see how My Good news affects them!

You’ll both get to celebrate with Me!” ~Love, Papa 


August 26 A Short Note From Papa 

To My delightful child who pleases Me immensely~

I want you to start to see that there is a huge difference in Me…and the g.o.d. whom you have believed in. I am not at all

like that “g.o.d.”

I am totally good…there is nothing bad and no evil in Me…ever. I do not do evil things, I do not delight in evil, I do not

repay evil with evil.  I do not punish. I take no delight in suffering. I do not cause bad things to happen to people.

I prepared a place for you to be with Me forever…and you are in that place right now. You are in Me and I am in you! You

will continue to be with Me forever in the Kingdom of God – My Kingdom, where you already are.

I did not ever conceive of or prepare what you call “hell.” The word “hell” does not appear in the original language of

scripture. It is a pagan concept…not mine. It never entered My mind to create or maintain an eternal torture chamber where

I would supernaturally keep you…or anyone…alive for all eternity just so that I could punish them.

I am totally inclusive and accepting of all My children…and EVERYONE is in My family! There is no other family. Sometimes 

people act as if they have a different father, but that’s only because of their ignorance. I have forgiven them in advance

because they don’t know what they are doing. 

I have unconditionally loved and unconditionally forgiven everyone…in advance. Reject and disregard and run from any 

thought or idea or concept or word that even suggests that I am not all good and all for you. That’s who I AM!” ~Love, Papa


August 25, 16 A Short Note From Papa 


To My dear child whom I’m so very fond of~

I want you to always be aware of, to see, and to focus on the light of the Truth of all Truths which is totally opposite 

of The Great Lie of darkness..."separation." The Truth of all Truths is UNION!!! 

You…and all mankind…are not only in My family, not only unconditionally loved and forgiven by Me, not only totally right

with Me because of My grace, not only totally accepted and included in My family because of what We have already done for

you…as great as those things are…The Truth of all Truths is even better!!!

You are ONE with Me, Jesus and The Holy Spirit. We are UNITED!!! We are in total UNION! Christ is in you and you are in

Christ. You cannot get any closer to us & you can never be less close to us! We have made it so!   

The Great Lie of Darkness continually lies to you and says none of this is true. It lies and says we are separated. It 

condemns and shames and guilts you. It deceives you into believing that it’s your fault that you are separated from us and

there’s something you must do to get back to being with us. When you do some of the things it deceives you into doing,

then you feel pride that you…by your effort…got closer to us. Any and all striving and doing to try to please Us, get 

right with us, merit our favor…is TOTALLY WORTHLESS and USELESS and COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE! You can not earn, merit or achieve

what you already have! You can’t get to where you already ARE!

Jesus told you “In that day you will know that just as I am in My Father, you are in Me and I am in you! There is 

NO SEPARATION…there is only UNION!!!” ~Love, Papa


August 24 A Short Note From Papa 

To My delightful child who is forever in My family~

“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” is a bible verse many are familiar with and confused by. Many have been 

taught the lie that “renewing” your mind means that you must spend a lot of time reading and memorizing bible verses so

that you will then know the right thing to do in any given situation.

When you get your driver’s license renewed, what happens? You get a new license that is exactly like and carries the same

privilege as your first driver’s license originally had. Similarly, renewing your mind is having the original mindset that

I gave to you…and all My children. The mindset that you are My child, forever in My family and that you are: one with Me,

unconditionally loved, unconditionally forgiven, totally immersed in My grace, accepted and included.  That’s who you are

and always have been because I made you in My likeness and image, and at Jesus’s finished work at the cross, We made you a

New Creation – we Renewed you to your original divine image…in Christ.

You are who you are totally because of our work which We did without your permission, without your vote, without your

asking, without your participation or you being involved in any “transaction.” We did it all…because we love you! Have 

that mindset. Take sides with Us! Believe Us! Agree with us!” ~Love, Papa    


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