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

Lving 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

Thank Him
Praise Him.

If we are not yet there, we need to get there.

Desire it.
Grasp it.
Live it.

"... 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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