Saturday, January 17, 2009


From Love Worth Finding Devotional of the Day, Adrian Rogers wrote:

BIBLE MEDITATION:“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Do you know what “Abba” means? It means “Daddy Father.” Have you ever thought about God as your Daddy? When Jesus taught us to pray “Our Father” in Matthew 6:9, He uses the same Greek word “Pater” “Abba Father.” American children say, “Da - Da.” But in the Middle East they say, “Abba - Abba.” Jesus says that we can call the great God of the universe, “Daddy.” I’m so glad that our Heavenly Father never gets too busy running this universe and commanding the angels that He forgets us. He wants to be with you like there is no one else on earth and nothing else for Him to do.

During our Thursday Bible study, we watched a video of Priscilla Shirer a conference where she spoke a couple of years ago. In that video she asked the question "Who's Your Daddy?" She proceeded to answer with this:

He is the first and the last
The beginning and the end.
He's the keeper of creation
and the creator of all.
He's the architect of the universe
He's the manager of all times.

He always was, always will be, always is,
unmoved, unchanged, undefeated, and never undone.
He was bruised, but brought healing,
He was pierced, but eased pain,
He was persecuted, but brought freedom,
He was dead, and brings life,
He is risen to bring power, and he reigns to bring peace.

The world can't understand Him,
armies can't defeat Him,
fools can't explain Him and leaders, they can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill him, Nero couldn't crush Him,
the new age cannot replace Him and Oprah cannot explain Him away.

He is light, He is love, He is longevity, He is the Lord.
He is goodness, kindness and faithfulness, He is God.
He is holy and righteous, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right, His word eternal,
His will unchanging and His mind is on us.

He's our Savior, our guide, our peace, our joy,
our comfort, our Lord, and He rules our lives.
I serve Him because His bond is love, His yoke is easy,
His burden is light and His goal is abundant life.
I follow Him because He's the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful, the ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers, the leader of all leaders,
His goal is a relationship with me.

He'll never leave you, He'll never mislead you,
He'll never forget you, He'll never overlook you and
He'll never cancel your appointment in His appointment book.

When you fall, He'll lift you up,
When you fail, He'll forgive you,
When you're weak, He's strong,
When you're lost, He's your way,
When you're afraid, He's your courage,
When you stumble, He will steady you,
When you're hurt, He will heal you,
When you're broken, He will mend you,
When you're blind, He will lead you,
When you're hungry, He will feed you,
When you face trials, He's with you,
When you face persecution, He shields you,
When you face loss, He will provide for you, When we face death, He will carry us all home to meet Him.
He is your God and that's who you belong to.
If you are hurting today because you've lost your dad, your daddy abandoned you or abused you or ignored you, or if you never even knew your dad, just know that you have a dad, an Abba, who loves you just like this!!!!!!!!!And, if you were blessed with an awesome Daddy, then praise your Abba for such a wonderful blessing and just add it to the list of blessings from above.

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