Abba! Daddy! Papa! Father!

Good Morning Gorgeous,

It’s a brand new day. A fresh start!! The sun is shining. The Lord is good and He can see you. You are in His plans. He thinks about you and He smiles. You are His child and you are called His own.

Have you ever gazed upon your child and just paused with pride, and thought to yourself, “That is my child. I love her so much. I would do anything for her. I would do anything for him. I would lay down my life for them just to know they were safe.”

I am often awestruck by my children. Let me be clear, we are so far from perfect. There are arguments, moments of stress, situations that seem bigger than I can bear, but none of the struggles even come close to the blessings. The beauty far exceeds the difficulties. And many times, I am just in awe that I get the priveledge and great honor to bear the name, “mommy” to them. And they don’t have to DO anything to earn my love and affection. They have it just by their existence. It can’t be earned or lost. It just is.

And God being the perfect source of love, loves us EVEN MORE immensely than we love our children. He crafted and created your every feature. He lovingly formed you for this very day, this very hour. He dreams and plans for your future, and He empowers and equips you for today and also for what lies ahead.

He has not left you. He has not forgotten you. He will never leave you, never forsake you. If today is a day of struggle or controversy, it doesn’t mean God has left your side. You can turn to Him just like your children run to you when they are upset. He is there. He is ready to receive you today. He can breathe new strength into you that will make the next hour more bearable. He can give you what you need to face tomorrow morning. He can equip you with the next step so that you are prepared for next month or next year.

Stop and just revel for a moment in the fact that you are a child of the King and He smiles when He thinks of you. He is so wrapped up in YOU that the bible says that He is singing over you. Have you ever been so in love with your child that you sang to them? Lullabies? Love songs? ABC’s and nursery rhymes? The Lord is so enthralled by you as His child that He sings with love over you just like that!

Our Lord is our Father, and when we step into our role as daughter or son, it becomes easier to relate to the Lord and easier to trust Him to take care of us. When we allow Him to be Papa God, we are better able to hand over burdens that were never meant for us to carry anyway. We are better able to trust. We are better able to listen to His Word. We are better able to relax and allow Him to lead while we step in and follow. We are better able to lean in and receive His love and His comfort.

Friends, HE LOOOOOVES you. He wants to show you his love. Would you let Him in today in a fresh new way. Would you be willing to trust Him with your heart? Would you be willing to boldly ask Him to reveal Himself as your Papa, Daddy, Father God?

Dear Heavenly Father,

This can be a hard concept sometimes, but Jesus taught us to call out to You, Abba: Daddy. This is an intimate child/ daddy relationship where we can lean into You with a whole new level of security and trust. Help us to move into this relationship. Help us to be open to receive the love You so desire to shower us with. Lord, captivate us and help us to run into Your loving arms and stay awhile!

In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

Blessings!

Vanessa Lynn

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