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Green Sea Turtle Whispers From the  Father

Green Sea Turtle
Whispers From the Father

My Child~

Are you caring for My earth? It’s your earth too, you know. And I’m leaving it to you and others to care for it. (Genesis 1:27-28)

To rule over or govern the earth doesn’t mean you can exploit it. Instead, you should care for the earth in such a way that all the inhabitants: the plants, animals and people thrive.

Caring for the earth is as simple as picking up trash when you see it. It’s recycling instead of throwing material in the land fill. It’s conserving water and energy when you can. It’s walking, riding your bicycle or carpooling more and driving less. It’s volunteering your time and donating your resources to help the earth and the creatures that dwell in it.

Every day you can do something to make the earth a better place.

Will you do your part?

I’m depending on you. And so is My creation.

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You are Able Whispers from the Father

You are Able
Whispers from the Father

My Dear Child~

I want you to know that you are able to take on anything.  Yes, ANYTHING! Whether it is a new adventure that leaves you feeling just the slightest bit intimidated or whether it is a long-standing problem that has yet to be solved, you CAN accomplish what is necessary.

How? All you need to know is that I will go before you, I am always with you, and I will never leave you. So you do not need to be afraid or discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Consider David. The whole Israeli army was afraid of the giant Goliath. But not David. He took one look at Goliath and said “I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands.” And that is exactly what happened. David was victorious when others were intimidated. He triumphed because he knew I, the Lord, was with him. (1 Samuel 17)

Now consider Joshua and Caleb. They were two of the 12 men sent to scout out the Promised Land. Ten of those 12 men reported that the men living there were stronger and bigger than the Israelites, and their cities were fortified and large. Caleb, however reported that “because the Lord is with us” we should not be afraid and “we should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” (Numbers 13 and 14)

I was pleased with Caleb’s spirit and attitude, for he was willing to obey Me and follow Me.  (Numbers 14:24) The ten men who shared a bad report about the land…..well, they died. Only Joshua and Caleb survived. (Numbers 14:36-38)

Caleb continued to have a “can do” spirit. At age 85, he was very willing to go in and possess the land. He knew I was helping him, and that gave him courage. (Joshua 14:6-15)

Finally, consider Noah. I asked him to build a very large boat because there was going to be a great flood upon the earth. Can you imagine the years it took him to accomplish that? And the ridicule he endured? It had never even rained before, and he was willing to believe Me and do what I asked him to do. Because of his obedience, he and his family survived the flood. (Genesis 6-8)

How about you? Do you have a “Can Do” spirit? Those who have made great discoveries or helped others have all had it.

And you should have that spirit too. You can accomplish anything that I put in your heart to do. Anything. Be assured that I go ahead of you, I am with you, and I will never leave you. (Deuteronomy 31:8) You can do all things because I will strengthen you for the task. (Philippians 4:13)

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My Dear Child~

I know that you are hurting now. Things look very bleak, life doesn’t seem fair, and you have no desire or strength to go on. Just persevere for a little while longer. Often hard times precede good times.

Let Me show you a few examples from My Word:

Joseph was sold as a slave by his brothers and wound up in prison (for years) in Egypt. Eventually he became second in command to Pharaoh and saved many lives.  (Genesis 50:19-20)

David was looked down upon by his family. Though he did nothing wrong, he had to live in caves because King Saul wanted to kill him.  David eventually became king over all of Israel. (2 Samuel 5:1-5)

Moses had to flee after murdering an Egyptian and spent 40 years tending livestock in the wilderness. He was later used to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. (Exodus 12:31-41)

Esther was an orphan but she was chosen to be queen to King Xerxes. Her uncle suggested that her royal position should be used to spare the Jews from destruction. Esther bravely decided to approach the King on behalf of her people.  (Esther 4:12-16) The Jews were spared because of her bravery.

Job was a righteous man (Job1:8) yet he lost his children, his livestock and his health through no fault of his own. Later, Job received many blessings. (Job 42:12-13)

Finally, consider My Son Jesus. Although innocent, He was beaten and left to die a cruel death upon a cross. But that was not the end. He rose again! His death paid for everyone’s sin so that people could have a relationship with Me. (1 John 2:1-2)

What seems bleak, unfair, or the end, may be the means through which I will help many people. And you may be part of that grander plan. So, hang in there My Child. Keep persevering. A brighter day, a day when you will understand the reason for the difficult times, a Resurrection kind of day may be just around the corner!

Oh, and in case you are wondering where I am during those hard times….I am right beside you.  (Isaiah 43:2) (Daniel 3:19-27)

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I initially started writing these thoughts based on Mary’s being turned away from the inn and having to give birth in a stable.  Then the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut occurred.  We don’t know why Adam went on his killing spree but I wonder if feelings of loneliness or rejection were part of his problems.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families.  God wants us all to know that we are wanted and loved by Him.

You are Wanted

My Child, have you ever felt left out?  Rejected?  Unwanted?  Cast away?  Shut out?

Maybe you’ve been the last person chosen for a sports team.  Or, you grew up in a home where there was little to no parental involvement.  Perhaps you had no one to sit with at the lunch table at school and you rode the bus alone.   You aren’t invited to parties and no one asks you to dance.  People look at you, turn away and whisper.   Your spouse or boyfriend walked out on you.  Your ideas are scoffed or laughed at on the job or at school.  Perhaps you are excluded from activities because of a mental or physical handicap or chronic illness. People consider you too tall, too short, too ugly or too dumb to be included in their group.

Take heart, My Child, for other Children of Mine have also been rejected, unwanted and excluded by their family members or other people.  But I never forgot about them and I am always thinking about you.

David’s father, Jesse, summoned all of his sons but David when the prophet Samuel came to his home to anoint the next king of Israel.  He left David outside tending the sheep.  (1 Samuel 16:1-11)

Joseph’s brothers tossed him into a cistern then sold him as a slave to merchants traveling to Egypt.  (Genesis 37:12-28)

Daniel’s beloved king was forced to cast Daniel into a lion’s den.  (Daniel 6:10-16)

Mary, a pregnant teenager, gave birth in a stable because no one made room for her in the inn.  (Luke 2:4-7)

These Children of Mine were all rejected by others as you might have been. But, you need to know that even though others have rejected you, you are always included in My family. Right now My Son Jesus is preparing a special place just for you!  (John 14:1-3)   No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, I want you, I’m looking for you and I wait for you with open arms.  (Luke 15:11-24)

Don’t turn to hatred or violence because of your rejection.  Turn to Me!!

Here’s the end of the story for my other Children:

David became the greatest king that Israel ever had and reigned for 40 years.      (1 Chronicles 28:4)

Joseph became second in command to Pharaoh in Egypt and saved many lives.  (Genesis 45:4-8)

Daniel survived the lion’s den and continued to prosper.  The king issued a decree that all the people were to reverence the God of Daniel.  (Daniel 6:19-28)

The poor teenage girl became the mother of the Messiah.  (Luke 1:26-33)

Like these other Children,   I have special work that only you can do so don’t worry when others exclude you.  You are part of My family and I love you.  Come to Me and feel My love and acceptance.  Then, look around you My Child.  There are others who have been excluded and left out too.  Go and show them My love.  (Ephesians 2:10)  I will be with you.

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My Child, you need to know that with Me all things are possible.    Consider some of the “impossibilities” that were possible for Me:

I parted a sea so My people could walk through on dry land and then closed the same sea on their enemies.  (Exodus 14:13-31)

Sarah bore a son even though she and her husband Abraham were well past the childbearing age.  (Genesis 18:10-1521:1-7 )

Elizabeth bore a son even though she and her husband were also advanced in years.  (Luke 1:11-251:57-58 )

Mary became pregnant even though she had never had sexual relations with a man.   ( Luke 1:26-38 )

Caesar Augustus called for a census so Jesus would be born in Bethlehem as was prophesied.  (Micah 5:2      Luke 2:1-7 )

Is anything to hard for Me?  No.  Is anything that you are facing in your life too hard for Me?  No.  It may look impossible to you but it is not impossible for Me.

Please remember that things happen at My appointed time, which may be very different from what you desire.  And what I bring about usually happens in unexpected ways.   But you see, I delight in the unexpected and unusual, for this brings those who are curious and those who are seeking to Me.

Think about it, would you choose an eighty year old man to deliver a nation from bondage?  Probably not, but I did.  (Exodus 3:7-12)  Whom would you choose to mother the King of the entire universe?  A royal queen living in a palace?   I chose a poor teenage girl and the baby was born in a stable.  (Luke 2:6-7)

You see, My ways are not like your ways, nor is My timing exactly like yours either.  (Isaiah 55:8)  But, I am always working and always involved in the affairs of men.

Be encouraged, My Child, I am keenly aware of what you are facing and what you are hoping for.  In My timing and in My rather unorthodox way I will act.  Remember, nothing is impossible with Me!  And if you don’t receive what you hope for it because My plan is greater and better than yours (Isaiah 55:9) and someday, maybe not in this world, but someday, you will understand.  And then you will be glad.  (Revelation 21:1-4)

    

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You are Special

 

My dear Child, I want you to know that you are so very special to Me.  I created you and you are wonderfully made.   You are a one-of-a-kind person.  I ordained where, when and to whom you would be born.  I think of you all the time and I love you so very much.  I am always with you.  Do you know these things?

Even if others have said that your birth was an accident, it was not.  Remember that My Son was conceived in the womb of an unwed teenage girl. That inconvenient, embarrassing, unplanned pregnancy was orchestrated by Me!  Members of your own family may have belittled you, walked away from you, forgotten you or rejected you, but you are always wanted, always loved and always included in My family.  You are My dearly loved Child and you need to know and remember that.

Perhaps you are now faced with an unexpected pregnancy.  No pregnancy is unplanned as far as I’m concerned.  Just as I planned Mary’s pregnancy, I plan each life that is to be born.  If you will listen to My voice, and follow My leading, great things will come from that little life and your life will be blessed as well.

Just like Jesus’ birth and life was planned for a certain time and place in history to fulfill My purpose, your existence is planned for now.  You have a role to fulfill, My Child, and only you can fulfill it.  Perhaps you will become a doctor and heal the sick and make great medical discoveries.  Perhaps you will minister to the poor and needy or help restore broken lives.  You may become a teacher who imparts knowledge and wisdom to inquiring minds and encourages students to reach for their highest potential.  Or, you may be like Esther or Joseph who intervened on behalf of a people group to save lives.  Your role may be to encourage and love those in your neighborhood, at your job or within the walls of your own home.

Remember, My Child, that you are one of a kind!   You are uniquely created and gifted with certain abilities that allow you to love and help others.  There is no one else on the entire earth exactly like you.   So, go out into the world as My dearly beloved, one-of-a-kind Child and use what I’ve given you to serve others. They need the love and special touch that you, and only you, can give.

Genesis 45:4-8     Esther 4:12-14    Psalm 27:10 and 139:13-18

Matthew 1:1-25      Ephesians 2:10

 

 

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