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My Heart’s Cry

The moment we call God our Father, we have passed on from the old life to the new life. It is one of the wondrous blessings we receive when Jesus becomes our Lord and Savior. We become children of God. Being children of God is belonging to God as a child belongs to a father.

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.”

– Romans 8:16 (WEB)

“But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

– John 1:12-13 (WEB)

There is an important implication to being a child of God. We must take on God’s nature, too. When we are in a family, our life reflects who our family is. So it is with God. If we belong to God and He is our Father, we should also reflect His holy and loving nature. So we leave the sinful life behind and walked in obedience to God. We are released from the bondage of sin.

“So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. However at that time, not knowing God, you were in bondage to those who by nature are not gods.”

– Galatians 4:7-8 (WEB)

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

– 2 Corinthians 5:17 (WEB)

God’s Spirit lets us cry to God as a child cries to his father. I remember how I used to call my father whenever I was scared of the dark in the middle of the night. My father was my refuge in my child’s mind. It is akin to this when we become children of God. We have someone we call father to whom we belong and who gives us security, peace, and protection.

“And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father!’ “

– Galatians 4:6 (WEB)

When we become preoccupied with the troubles we face in life, we forget how blessed we are as children of God. We have God, our Father, and we could cry out to Him, “Abba, Father” any time and every time we need help and saving.

I have looked up the meaning of the word “Abba” and commentators say that Abba is an Aramaic term that means father and which implies a close or intimate connection between a child and the father. Therefore, all God’s children (the ones who received Jesus as their Lord and Savior and walk in the newness of life) have the Spirit of God that testifies they are God’s children. The same Spirit enables us to cry to God “Abba, Father” because we have a deep connection with God through His Son Jesus Christ who redeemed us from our sins.

What great joy and comfort it is to know that God is our Father. The troubles and worries of life do not seem to be too great at all when we realize we have a Father to call on to.

Whenever I feel weary, my heart’s cry is “Father, help me!” Whenever I feel grateful, my heart’s cry is, “Father, thank you!” Whenever I sin, “Father, forgive me!” I call him at different times in my life, but He remains the same — God, my faithful Father! My Abba, Father!

May you find the strength, hope, peace, and security in God as you get to know Him more as your Abba, Father.

Have a blessed week! Your Abba, Father loves you with everlasting love. Trust Him to take care of every affair in your life.

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

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