And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29 KJV)
Abba is Aramaic for Father that suggests warmth, love, and intimacy. God doesn’t want to be an “austere” Father. He wants His children to approach Him anytime.
We are His to do with as He pleases. Yet He gives us free choice. He wants us to come to Him unconditionally, because we believe and love Him. He could have created robotic personalities— but what would that’ve accomplished?
How much more satisfying is it when one comes forward freely?
Think of the satisfaction our Father feels when His children walk according to His will, and do so of their own volition? As His children we all share in the promise of His word, and Holy Covenant, and therefore, are all heirs to His Kingdom.
Be tolerant of your brothers and sisters in this troubled world. Be a peace maker and deliver the “good news” of Christ. Endeavor to keep His Spirit alive in a world seemingly filled with iniquity and perverse modes of thought. Strive to do righteous acts— and bring as many “sheep home” as we can—so the Head Shepherd will rejoice at a job well done. Choose Christ and be rewarded. There is no shadow in His presence, a place we desire to be for all eternity.
If there be trouble within your family or the bounds of friendship, choose to go forward and seek to be a peace maker. Offer guidance, and counsel to bring amends to broken relationships. We owe that, and much more to Jesus.
“Father, I pray your children freely choose You and know your love, in Jesus name. Amen.”
Written by C D Swanson
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