What is the difference between our faith and every other faith? We call God “Abba” – “Father.” Christ reveals this truth to us, and because of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension we are able and made to be in relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Romans 8:14 “For those led by the Spirit of God are the Children of God.”
The DEEPEST desire of our hearts is to be loved… by the Heavenly Father… our Father.
In order to understand this more, we have to know who Paul is talking to and how they are hearing him. Paul is speaking to the Romans (8:15) when he says “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a Spirit of Adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!” He recalls the Roman Law of Adoption which reminds them that in having chosen to adopt a son or daughter, this child would become a new creation, take on the inheritance of their father, and the father was forbidden to ever abandon their adopted child, whereas with a natural born child, a father could abandon them for any reason.
How simple and beautiful is our faith. It’s a relationship with the one who created us, adopted us, and will never abandon us. I encourage you to watch the rest of the video and allow it to transform your prayer life. Our Heavenly Father never ceases to pursue a relationship with us. Let us never tire of responding to His perfect love.
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It will answer all your questions, blow your mind and change your understanding of what being Catholic means.