January 7, 2013
I am not a pastor or someone who works in a church. I like to express myself on this blog from the perspective of a Christian and someone who regularly attends church, hoping that something I say could strike an idea or somehow become beneficial to someone reading this… whether you work in a church or not. I also like to share my thoughts when I come across something that really sticks with me.
Romans 8:15 is a Bible verse that has stuck with me and redefined how I interact with God:
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
According to www.JesusWalk.com, “abba” was an intimate way of saying “father”. In the Aramaic language, saying “abba” was the equivalent of saying “daddy”.
In Romans 8:15, we can see that God wants us to relate to Him on a Father-child level where we can call out to Him saying, “Abba, Father.” It shouldn’t be too difficult to think of Him like this, since we do refer to God as our father… but how often do we actually speak to Him on such an intimate level where we feel comfortable calling Him “Daddy”?
We often think of God as our all-powerful, omnipresent, all-knowing, Creator, Savior, and Heavenly Father. While He is each of these things, how often do we think of Him like we do our Earthly Father?
I often tell myself that God is to be feared and I need to show Him the utmost respect when I talk to Him. This makes it hard to blur the lines between my Savior and my Father.
What about you? Is it easy or hard for you to think of God as relatable enough to be called “Daddy”?