Abba, Father

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
(Romans 8:15 NIV)

I know someone who always begins their prayers with “Abba,” a word that I’ve adopted in my own prayers as well. Abba is an Aramaic word that means “Father,” the equivalent of our modern word “Daddy.” As God’s children, we have the awesome privillege of calling Him Daddy. Yes, He is holy and powerful, but at the same time, He is also our Daddy. In fact, Jesus taught His disciples (and us) to address God as “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9). I love to approach God as my Daddy, and I encourage you to do the same.

As God’s children, we have the privillege to call Him Daddy.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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