September 16 ’16 a Short Note From Papa
To My wonderfully special child who is so dear to Me~
“I want you to get in the habit of listening to Me first. Before you decide to judge someone, listen to me first. Before you decide that someone else is wrong, listen to me first. Before you criticize someone…either in your mind…or to their face, listen to Me first.
Before you talk about someone behind their back: listen to Me first. Before you write a criticizing or demeaning email, text or letter: listen to Me first. Before you make a condemning phone call: listen to Me first.
Before you tell someone how badly they have hurt you, listen to Me first. Before you retaliate, listen to Me first. Before you react defensively, listen to Me first. Before you “prove you are right and they are wrong”…listen to Me first.
Before you act out in your anger, listen to Me first. Before you decide to end a friendship or relationship, listen to Me first.
When I say “listen to me first,” I DON’T mean “go to the Bible and find a verse that seems to say I want you to do something” and take that as “hearing from Me.” I live IN you. I talk to you. I hear you. I communicate with you. I am The Living Word of God. Come to Me personally!
When you come to me and honestly say “Papa, here’s what I’m feeling, here’s what I’m thinking…please show Me what you think and how you feel…I will tell you. I will reveal My thoughts to you. I will give you wisdom and understanding. I will help you see the other person as I do. Then I will relate to them as you! That’s a win-win-win situation. That’s My way!
I know you’re thinking “do I have to always come to Papa first?” No! Of course not! Any time you want to love, forgive, accept, include and give grace to someone, go right ahead! You don’t need to ask!” ~Love, Papa
September 9 16 A Short Note From Papa
To My dearly cherished child~
Sometimes things can seem to you to be impossibly overwhelming. You can assess your situation, focus on all the challenges, things that need to be done, and your seeming lack of time, resources and energy...and start to panic.
While I don’t cause those situations to happen, I’m aware, of course, that they are coming. You can learn from understanding the reasons why a situation came to be, but when you’re in the midst of a challenge is not the time to focus on what you could have done differently.
Rather, when you’re in the midst of a seemingly impossible situation that’s totally overwhelming…that’s exactly when I want you to turn to Me, listen to Me, and trust Me. Remember…I’m the One who does miracles! I’m the One who owns everything! I’m the One who is all powerful!
Most of the time I don’t want you to take any action until you have come to Me, listened to me and believed Me. Then is when I empower you to do what I have told you. Sometimes I may tell you to simply wait and trust Me. Then when you see Me provide, you will know that’s a miraculous provision that could only come from Me and you will not only give Me the credit, but you’ll inspire others to trust Me as well.
Many times I work My miracles through other people…friends, family, the church…or some other group. I have been preparing, am preparing and will continue to prepare My people to not only provide what you need but to bless you over and above what you can even conceive happening!
Watch for My provisions! Journal about them. Tell others about the wonderful things I do for you. Let’s enjoy them together!" ~Love, Papa