Monday 26th February - Abba

26 Feb 2018
Cindy Erasmus
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Have you ever thought about God as daddy? Galatians 4:6 says, “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ ” Abba is the Aramaic word meaning Daddy, Father. It’s a term of warm affection, intimacy and respect for one’s father. Now, to some that may sound like an irreverent way to address God, but Jesus called God, “Our Father”, in Matthew 6:9 and He gave us that same right. In America children call their fathers Daddy. But in the Middle East, they say Abba. Jesus says that we can call the great God of the Universe, Abba Father. Daddy Father.

Related Scripture:

Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15

A - Adoration:

Praise God for being a good father. To aid your worship, watch this. List all the father-like attributes of your perfect, heavenly Father and praise Him for these attributes.

C - Confession:

Ask for forgiveness for times when you have not been the son or daughter that reflects the likeness of your heavenly Father.

T - Thanks:

Thank God for adopting you, being your father and making it possible (through Jesus) for you to be a son or daughter.

S - Supplication:

Ask God to help you be a better imitator of Him (Ephesians 5:1). Ask Him to provide for and protect your family, church, work and country in the areas He places on your heart. Pray by name for friends, family members, neighbours, etc. who are not in God’s family to be adopted into it (perhaps pulling their photo out and looking at it as you pray would aid your prayer time). To supplement your prayer time, you may want to also do the YouVersion devotion "Six Days of the Names of God".

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Rogers, A. (2002-2018) Names of God retrieved from

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