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. And since we are His children, we are His
heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s
glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share
His suffering. Romans 8:15-17
This is one of my favorite scriptures in the
Bible because it deals with intimacy from a
son and daughter to their Father. It says we
now call Him Abba Father, or Daddy Daddy.
I have two children and I never get tired of
them calling me Daddy, because it shows a
heart of innocence, love and tenderness.
In much the same way, worship is not
merely a time of singing songs; it’s the
opening of your heart to an intimate
God who wants to embrace His children.
If we have the wrong heart condition, it
limits our ability to connect to our loving
Father. An orphan heart comes from a lack
of understanding of what our Heavenly
Father is really like. He is like no other
father on earth. Even the greatest father
doesn’t even come close to how loving
and powerful our Heavenly Father is.
We are all born with an orphan heart,
independent and rebellious, when it comes to God the father.
An orphan’s heart is
cynical and closed. On
the other hand, a son
or daughter’s heart
is open and trusting.
When we come to the
Father through Jesus,
we are given a spiritual heart transplant.
When we lead people into the Father’s
presence, we must encourage them to let
the things in their hearts that are wrong
trade places with an embrace of a loving
Father. The next time you worship and
embrace the love of our awesome Dad, do
not approach Him as an orphan; rather,
come before Him as a son or daughter.
Daddy is waiting.