Romans 8:15 ” 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.'”
One of the roles a father has is to look out for and protect his family. Some know what that experience is like, while others may not. Those who never did, grow up fearful, having to watch their own back, angry and defensive. But the Bible says that “you received the Spirit of adoption”. When God adopted you, He said, I’m going to be your Abba. I will watch out for you. I will protect you. You no longer have to be defensive because I will defend you. What a relief to know that! To be able to rest under His loving care takes the pressure from your shoulders. It doesn’t matter if you never had a loving father or if you already lost him. You have the BEST Daddy anyone can have – Abba God!
“Thank You Abba for adopting me! Your Spirit now lives in me and gives me the assurance that I am Yours. I can rest in Your arms knowing my today and tomorrows are all in Your hands. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”