Way Better!!! December 9 Notes From Papa via Paul Gray
To My wonderful child, who I love to hang out with,
Being together… that’s what I love most of all, being with you!
Of course you know that I took care of everything necessary for us to be together! I chose to make My home in you. I’m here and I’m not going away. I don’t do separation… ever.
I took care of all the things that you incorrectly believed kept you from Me… or Me from you.
I took all your sin away and removed it, forgave it and choose not to hold it against you or bring it up to you. Sin is not and will not ever be any issue whatsoever between you and I. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I chose you to be in Me (in Christ) before creation. Then in time and space at the cross, when Jesus resurrected from the dead, I gave you new life in Christ. You are in Christ… your life is hidden with Me in Christ. We are one! I am in you and you are in Me… sealed forever. I did all that so that I can hang out with you 24-7 forever!
I want you to know that I not only love you unconditionally, but I like you! I like being with you. You have been told that I can’t stand to be in the presence of sin, that you are a sinner and that your sin separates you (keeps you away from Me.) Lies! Total lies! Nothing can separate us… ever!
I like you. I like the way I made you. I made you in My image and you are very good in My eyes! I like who I made you to be. Because of the lies you have believed, some days only a very little of your true self shines forth… and I love those times.
I know who you really are and I know when you will fully realize that and fully live, and I enjoy seeing the baby-step progression you are making. That is like any father watching His child take their first steps, say their first words, laugh, smile and start to understand things. I love all of that… even the messes, mistakes, cries and pain. I love everything about you.
Your being aware of Me and My love, delight and admiration for you is what makes My heart jump for you. Your response to My love initiative thrills Me immensely.
You used to think that doing good things at church or volunteering was what it meant to have a relationship with Me. Now you know the truth… it’s totally different and way better than you ever thought before.
From Paul Gray: My new 365 day devotional book, “Notes from Papa”, is now available at Amazon.com in paperback and Ebook!