Today's reading

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” –Galatians 4:6 NLT

June 20, 2021

You Are Loved!

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” –Galatians 4:6 NLT

Depending on your relationship with your earthly father, you might have developed a distorted view of your heavenly Father, but God doesn’t want you to hold a distorted view of Him. It breaks His heart when you think He’s upset, angry, or disappointed in you. God wants you to know that He adores you! He values and sees you as the “apple of His eye.” As your relationship with Him develops, He wants your perception of Him to become accurate and healthy. Like a father or a mother who loves to hear their children call out to them, “Daddy” or “Mommy,” God delights when you call out to Him, “Abba, Father.” Did you know that the corresponding word for “Abba” is Daddy? Your heavenly Daddy loves you unconditionally and personally cares about all that you go through. He is your Provider, Defender, Shield, Comforter, and Healer. He is your unfailing, trustworthy, reliable Daddy in Heaven who watches over you day in and day out. He knows every hair on your head and has your name written on the palm of His hand. Do not be afraid to draw close to Father God. There is no greater love than the love He has for you. May your Father’s Love Letter, the Bible, give you greater revelation of how much your Daddy loves you! Happy Father’s Day to our earthly daddies and our Daddy in Heaven!

prayer focuses

Today, talk with Abba Father as though He’s sitting beside you in a cozy loveseat.

Pray that God’s Holy Spirit would give you a deeper understanding of how much God truly loves you.

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Barbara Alpert

Barbara was a wife, mother, and grandma who sought to love the LORD with all her heart, soul & strength. She has authored several books for adults and children. She has enjoyed mentoring other writers and seeing them turn their manuscripts into published masterpieces for God's glory. She believed that every person has a God-story within them to be told and shared. Barbara passed away peacefully in November 2023, but Bayside continues to remember and honor her legacy by sharing devotionals written by her in order to inspire and encourage others.