When the Heart Cries ‘Daddy!’

GALATIANS 4:6-- "And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

The only way we can know God as “Abba” or “Daddy” is with our heart.

As we read in yesterday’s devotion, referring to God as “Father” is wonderful. Yet the word can be too broad and nebulous.

The New Testament records 275 times when Jesus called God “Father” in a manner so personal it offended the religious establishment. They knew God as Father with their heads, but He knew God as Father with His heart!

“Abba” was the way a small child addressed her father. Today, important prayers at institutional settings, like dedications and inaugurations, often begin with a pretentious–sounding “Faw–ther Gawd.” But people who know by the witness of the Spirit that they are His kids can call Him “Abba,” “Daddy.”

George Washington is the “father” of my country, but I’m not authorized to call him “Daddy.” Does your heart feel free to call God “Abba”?

Spiritual Heart Focus

If you can't call God "Abba," you need to receive His only begotten Son.

Physical Heart Focus

Bless your family by making total heart health diet and exercise your lifelong practice.