In this episode, I want to give you probably the most important precept that you will need in your life. It has to do with relating to God as Father, but also as Abba, which means Dad or Daddy. Without this revelation in your life, you will struggle to develop a strong and stable walk with God.
In today’s episode, I am going to speak on the subject of Dad. Father’s Day is coming up and I want to speak heart to heart, on what it means to relate to God in heaven, as a perfect Dad. And for those of you that do not have a healthy reference for that, may you be touched and renewed today.
Tip of the Week: Making Time With God
I want to make an encouragement to you, to start your day, everyday, with siting before God, and letting His presence soak over your life.
Who is Your Daddy?
In today’s episode, I want to give you probably the most important precept that you will need in your life. It has to do with relating to God as Father, but also as Abba, as Dad. Without this revelation in your life, you will struggle to develop a strong and stable walk with God. We have talked about your relationship with Father God, but I want to go deeper, and let the love of Abba or Daddy, invade your life. But we will have to face some brokeness to get there.
Observations: Americans don’t like to face pain. We want to have glory without any agony, without any spiritual and emotional surgery. We often have to face our pain in order to understand God better and become healed from what is hindering our understanding of His love.
Knowing our identity is extremely important and powerful. Unfortunately, we are in an identity crisis today. This is especially true because of the lack of fathers in the world. Without the father’s presence, we will lack an experience of the father’s love and an experience with knowing our identity.
God gives us our identity in the Scriptures.
Romans 8:14 (NKJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Who gives us that identity? God does. Our Father. Our Dad.
God created the Whole Family & Relationship Structure to see Him
- Romance → see God’s constant pursuit of us
- Wedding → reveal the love and power in the bride of Christ
- Marriage → Relationship of us to Christ
- Children → Show image of the Father’s love for His children
Romans 8:15 (NKJV) For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
. . . but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father”
Abba = “Dad” or “Daddy”
- It is a very intimate expression when calling out to your father.
- “father” is a formal use. Dad is a personal use.
3 Scriptural Uses of Abba
1. Galatians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
- when we understand Daddy’s love, we gain the identity that He gives us, not what the world gives or what satan would give.
- This is the difference between a slave and a son. Do you know who your Daddy is? Do you know He loves you? Have you received your identity from Him?
Daddy Wounds We Carry:
- Dad with Addiction
- Abuse (Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Defilement, Performance Pressured)
- Passivity Silence (Majority of people today do not ever remember hearing their earthly father say the words, “I love you.”)
2. Mark 14:36
And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
The strength that Jesus carried to go to the cross and finish the mission He came to fulfill, was fueled by His intimate relationship with Abba, with Daddy.
3. Romans 8:15 (NKJV)
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Here’s the problem . . . we don’t get this. When we hear the word Dad or Daddy, it makes us squirm and get uncomfortable inside.
God is saying, “This is Not me!” I am not that way . . .
- Men are told in their childhood years: “Boys don’t cry” and “toughen up” but then 20 years later, women want to hear us share our feelings.
- Satan sees men as a 2 for 1 sale. If he can get the man, he’s got the seed. He’ll break his heart as well as the woman in his life, which will then trickle down to the children.
- Satan is seeking to attack the man, keeping them from showing the heart of Father God.
- Men are not given the tools of mentoring, so now they stay busy at work or other things, but live passive in teaching his children about the love of God and mentoring them in the ways of God.
- Lack of love from a father, rejection and abandonment from a father, will leave a man vulnerable to all sorts of disease issues.
- They will struggle in feeling safe.
- Don’t feel protected.
- Will struggle with insecurity and deep fear.
- Will either get trapped in emotional isolation and depression or in fear will take the reigns of life and carry life’s burden on her shoulders. Often taking leadership where a man in her life has not filled his role.
- Causes females to become very open to disease, especially because of the strongholds they face coming out of not being loved properly.
- cardiovascular disease
- urinary tract and bladder issues
- migraine headaches
- Gastrointestinal issues
So what do we do? It is time we allow God to heal our Daddy lens, so that we can receive His love and run into His arms without fear or shame.
Prayer Ministry for the Father’s Love
Question: In what way is God healing you of your lens of what Daddy or Abba means?