So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him “Abba, Father.” Romans 8: 15
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Thank you Lord for gathering me so near to Your heart.
I rest in Your strong, yet tender arms and drink in Your love into my parched soul.
I snuggle onto Your lap with a clarity that I know You and You know me.
For a brief precious moment in Your sacred embrace, I know throughout my whole self that I am a cherished child of God and all I whisper is,
No urge to be elsewhere except with my Abba.
The term Abba means so much to me and I use it often in prayer. When I first learned that it meant more like Daddy or Papa, I loved it immediately. Thanks Jean! God bless.
Phather Phil Malmstrom says
Such a simple, yet powerful word filled with an oddly emotional response… Interesting that it’s on your heart this week Jean. 🙂
Have a Blessed Day!
Jean Wise says
It is one simple word – Abba – that says so much, doesn’t it?
Yes yes Jen we did post similar ideas. Traveling the same path!
Do you know that this is what the people would call a desert father? Love that our posts were connected in that way!
Michelle DeRusha says
I admit,I don’t often think of God in the “Abba – father” way. But this verse — you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children — breathes new meaning into that. The Spirit of God Himself…in me? That feels very powerful.