Saturday, May 29, 2010

The First Words a child learns to speak

Through the Spirit we have received a spirit of adoption as sons and a life of intimacy with God the Father.
… those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. - Romans 8 v 14 - 16

The writer of Proverbs tells us that the "Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom". And certainly when you sit and think about a Holy, all knowing & all powerful God and think about our own state, a tremble enters into our heart.

God's plan for us is not to bring us to a place of paralyzing fear that enslaves our whole lives. But by giving us the Holy Spirit we get to know what it is to enter into sonship with God. Sons not Slaves.

And this sonship brings with it intimacy that brings us to a place where we can approach this awesome, holy and infinite God and call Him "Abba Father".

Abba is used by Jesus when speaking to Father God in the garden of Gethsemane. Mark 14 v 36.

"Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

says "It was the intimate name used by children for their fathers and combines some of the intimacy of the English word “papa” while retaining the dignity of the word “father,” being both informal and yet respectful. It was, therefore, an endearing form of address rather than a title and was among the first words a child learned to speak."

So let it be the first thing you say to God - he desires intimacy!

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