Romans 8:15 (NIV)
15The 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.”
I come from a family where all of the children are adopted. I am one of three. My parents adopted me and my siblings, and that is amazing! Though, I admit, I wonder about my real parents sometimes. There is that feeling of abandonment and sadness. I have cried about not knowing my biological parents or not having the chance to grow up with them.
The cool part about adoption, though, is that I know that my parents want me and that is why they adopted me! They wanted to have a relationship with me. This is the same with God. He wants to have a relationship with us and he brings us into his family.
The word Abba means, daddy, papa, my dear father. It shows us how personal our relationship with God is. Our God is a personal God!
Start your morning with prayer. Pray to God the Father, Abba, pray to daddy, pray to papa, pray to my dear father. God is a personal God who wants to have a relationship with you and he will be with you always.
The author is a high school student from California.
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