And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Did you come down from your cross?
You may not have had a childhood where you could run to your father and he would take you in his arms and make you feel safe. If you did not, this concept may be very difficult for you to grasp. But as Jesus hung on the cross knowing this was the reason He came to earth, He cried out for His Father.
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (KJV)
As you fight this spiritual war, there will be days when you feel alone and days when you feel like you have lost. Just remember, because of salvation, the same Spirit that flowed in Jesus and raised Him from the dead, now lives in you. You can say, “Daddy, save me!” But like Jesus, your request should be out of human emotion and not the desire to forsake your purpose. The enemy wants you to come down from your cross. You can only stay there if you have the same understanding of your purpose and unwavering commitment to fulfill it, that Jesus did.
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (KJV)
How do you get to that place with the Father? Spend dedicated and purposed time in His presence, in study, in prayer and in worship. Don’t fit Him in on the run, sacrifice to spend time with Him. Always remember, it is not about what you feel, it is about what God has purposed you to do.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. (AMP)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Thank You for being my Daddy, my Father, my Papa. I thank You, Father, because I can come to You when I am in distress. You love me and I know You love me. Even when I should be stronger and I’m not; I can come to You. Even when I feel like I’m strong and I’m standing on my own; You allow me to see it is not me who’s standing but You, standing up inside me. Thank You for not disowning me because of my wrong thoughts, selfish feelings, or ungodly actions. I know why You don’t; You are my Father. You promised me You would never leave me nor forsake me. You base our relationship on who You are and what You did. I am so grateful You do not base it on who I am and what I have done or will do. You established my son-ship. I must continually submit to being Your child, take up my cross, and follow You as You ordained me to do…
My Lord, what a very timely Devotion and prayer! What an assurance that we have a Father we can go to and rest in Your bosom. A Father who loves us unconditionally. We are blessed and honored that You have chosen us as Your children. We love and adore You, Jesus! Teach young men and old alike, how to be fathers to their children as You are to us in Jesus’ name.
God I thank you for always being who you are no matter what….and more importantly You allow me to be who I am as I serve You and Your people, and as I follow You in Jesus Name….