Abba Father, Papa, Daddy!


Two brief clips on dogs that I enjoyed:






Romans 8:15

New Living Translation (NLT)

 15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.[a] Now we call him, “Abba, Father”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

15For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba Father!


As I understand it, Jesus spoke to the people in the common language of Aramaic.  “Abba Father” in Aramaic translates to “Daddy” or “Papa”.    He’s adopted me as His own beloved child.  The incredibly powerful, wise, creator of the entire universe is also my “Dad”.  Wow!

Lord, every single good gift comes from You… 

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts

439. Thank You my dear Heavenly Father that You are also my Abba Father, my Dad, my Papa, my Daddy…and I am Your child.  I love You!


3 thoughts on “Abba Father, Papa, Daddy!

  1. Yes, God is our Abba, Daddy and he wants us to depend on Him as we were dependant on our earthly fathers when we were young. He cries out to us, listen to Me but so often we ignore Him and go our own way. O lord, that I could be more diligent in listening and following Your Will. How much happier I would be and how much better off I would be for Your Will for me is nothing but the best. Help me listen and obey Lord, Please. Kathy


  2. Dear Paula.
    thot of this quote when i read your blog …
    “How good it would be if we could learn that God is easy to live with. He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust. He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is.
    Some of us are religiously jumpy and self-conscious because we know that God sees our every thought and is acquainted with all our ways. We need not be. God is the sum of all patience and the essence of kindly good will. We please Him most, not by frantically trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing ourselves into His arms with all our imperfections, and believing that He understands everything and loves us still.” The Root of the Righteous – A.W. Tozer


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