for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:13-17, NRSV)
Do you remember that time when you got hurt and you reached up and cried, “daddy!”
You knew that your dad was going to be there to pick you up and make everything better.
He was going to kiss away the pain and make the world right again.
And that is what we have in our Daddy God. Abba means daddy, it is a very personal word for the male parent.
And the Spirit of God resides deep within us, and helps us to call personally on God the father, so much so that we can call Him daddy!
He will be there to pick us up and kiss away the pain and make everything right with the world.
So cry out! Daddy!