Abba Father

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

What is God’s name? Most would say Jehovah or Yahweh. But don’t you think God would want to be called Father?  My 2-year-old has a habit of calling me by my first name, I know he does this because its funny but it partly upsets me because I want to be called his Father. I feel a great sense of pride to be my children’s Father and it pleases me when they call me Daddy.

This is how I think God feels about us, if we truly are Children of God, then shouldn’t we be addressing God as our Father and not Jehovah? When you talk to your Earthly Father do you address him by his first name or Dad?

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will . Mark 14:36

When Jesus was praying to God at his darkest moment, he addressed him as “Abba Father”. In fact Jesus always called God his Father. Jesus never addressed or identified Gods name as Jehovah or Yahweh. So if we truly want a personal relationship with God, shouldn’t we be addressing him as Father also?

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6

Because we are Children of God, the Holy Spirit has put in our hearts call God our Father. What is your heart saying today? Do you wish to have that Father/Child relationship with your creator? Just as Jesus taught us to pray, Our Father who are in Heaven, In Jesus Name Amen

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