An amazing thing happens when you get saved. You believe by faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for you and you’re redeemed by God’s grace to receive eternal life. On top of that, the Holy Spirit is sent to live in your heart and you have a new relationship with the God. You not only know Him as Lord, Savior, and Creator of heaven and earth, but you now know Him as Father or Daddy, which is what “Abba” means.
You know many men who are fathers, it’s a title they carry because they have a child but you wouldn’t be comfortable calling them daddy. But because God’s Spirit dwells in you, you have an intimate relationship with God. He’s not only our heavenly father, He’s your daddy and that changes everything.
We aren’t servants or slaves, but sons and daughters, heirs through Christ. So we read in Romans 8:14-15, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 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.”
Can you see how that changes everything? We are free to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing we have a daddy that loves us so.
Pastor Doug Hardin