If your father wasn’t quite what you needed…no worries. You are fixin’ ta get the best Daddy ever.
What, yours damaged you? Set a bad example, made you unworthy? NONE of us ever WAS worthy except Jesus, and He Himself called God “Abba,” a warm and intimate Aramaic word for “Daddy,” as He trembled before the coming cross.
Then Jesus picked the Apostle Paul AFTER Paul stoned and fought the first Christian believers. Hardly the most deserving candidate to write ¾ of the New Testament, huh? So don’t worry about your haters or judgers…Our Lord picks us wounded warriors every time.
Sometimes we are so broken that we don’t have confidence in what He’s asked us to do. But if He calls you to it, do it anyway! God chose you, He’ll enable you.
Nobody will like it? They won’t think you’re qualified? No worries…it’s not your popularity among men you’re after. YOUR prize will be FOREVER, not this month’s magazines. Bible says Jesus Himself was the “chief cornerstone” that the builders REJECTED at first. Then He did it ALL. Forever. Let Him be your role model if that other one didn’t work out.
So forget where you CAME from and praise where you’re going. And thank your Daddy NOW….”Abba, Father” the Bible calls Him. “Daddy” plain and simple. He has a plan JUST for YOU!
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” ROMANS 8:15
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” GALATIANS 4:6
He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” MARK 14:36