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.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
– Romans 8:15-16
When I pray those two names for you, it seems as though they almost shouldn’t be spoken together. But you have made it possible to be both Father and God to me. I praise you as God almighty–holy, sovereign, creator, author and sustainer of life, ruler of heaven and earth. But you have also chosen to be known to me as Abba, Father–a term of endearment, familiarity, dependency, and paternal, familial love. Thank you, God, for being so mighty and yet so intimate, so holy and yet so accessible. Thank you, Abba Father, for allowing me to come to you as your loving child and for always receiving me with your open arms.
CALL TO ACTION:
It seems impossible that the God who created everything knows us so intimately. God knows our hearts, our hopes, and our desires, and he loves us as his children. Think about how incredible that is! Today, take a few moments to listen to the worship songs “How Deep the Father’s Love” and “Good Good Father” and thank God for his accessibility, steadfast love, and open arms.
As you share your 60 Days of Prayer experience on social media, use the hashtag #FaithHopeLove!