9/24/2006 ~ Abba Father
... you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
~ Romans 8:12-14
... God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out,
"Abba, Father!" ~ Galatians 4:6
Many do not have a father figure.
“Abba”=tender such as saying “Daddy”
~ A relationship at ease in supportive unconditional love.
● Do you have to make a business appointment
or fearfully wait for time spent together?
● Do you have conversation with your children
caring for one another as family or is it left for coldness?
Abraham and Isaac = Close Relationship
David and Solomon = Somewhat Dysfunctional
Do you want a close relationship?
"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in Me to sin,..."
~ Matthew 18:6-7
... "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them;
for of such is the kingdom of heaven." ... ~ Matthew 19:13-16
... unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by
no means enter the kingdom of heaven. ... ~ Matthew 18:1-4
We have to humble ourselves before God as children have trust.
... Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ~ Matthew 6:9-13
└─> Pray to God as Father.
↖ ↑ ↗
← ○ →
↙ ↓ ↘
... Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ... ~ Luke 11:2-4
What do you think about when you think about your Dad?
As kids get older they trust their earthly father less
because we all have human frailties; faults.
"... blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." ~ Matthew 11:5-8
└─> The pompous see God and His messengers as a PEST.
... John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven
is greater than he. ... ~ Matthew 11:9-13
Amazingly, the faithful have an opportunity to be greater than John.
Together in service to each is where you find love.
"For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John." ~ Matthew 11:13
God knows how to take care of us.
... do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. ...
~ Romans 7:24-8:1
→ You have to come to the Father through Jesus in the Spirit.
Above all you need a relationship with your Heavenly Father
over your earthly father.
... you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son,
then an heir of God through Christ. ... ~ Galatians 4:1-7
Would you choose the world over eternal life?
~ You should not dread being in service to God.
Do you turn religion off?
~ Is reading God’s word boring or exhilarating?
God offers us eternity.
... riches of the glory of this mystery ... which is Christ in you, ...
~ Colossians 1:27
Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, ... not knowing that
the goodness of God leads you to repentance? ~ Romans 2:4
L♥ving God should not be a job; ~ easy.
And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet
as he ought to know. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 8:2-3
Without a humble relationship with God we have nothing.
We stand to inherit things eternal.
... The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are
the children of God, ... ~ Romans 8:16-17
Have you coughed crying upon your repentance to God?
- You are then on the path.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ... ~ Psalm 23:1-6
We deserve such a tender relationship.
You can only have this if you walk in the Spirit of God.
... to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge;
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:13-19
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! ...
~ Romans 11:33
Eternity dwells in all that know Him.
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ...
~ Ephesians 3:14-19
Don’t waist your opportunities.
We only have a short time to develop this child-Father relationship.
... what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time
and then vanishes ... ~ James 4:14
If we are not yet there, we need to get there.
"... I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior." ~ Isaiah 43:10-11
"Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God,
and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:22
Father, you are the great I AM.
How can one not have an endearing relationship
~ with the God of our salvation?
His Love Gushes Forth
He is for you.
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