Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (Galatians 4:6)
Referring to God, “Our Father” is wonderful .. Yet the word can be too broad and vague .. ill-defined, uncertain .. in our minds. In the Old Testament, for example, God as “Father” is mentioned 14 times, but always in its broadest sense, as in Him being the Father of all humanity, or The Father of Israel .. But 275 times in the New Testament Jesus calls God “Father” in a manner so personal it offended the religious establishment. They knew God as “Father” with their “head” .. but Jesus knew God as His “Father” with His “heart”! .. and fact of the matter is that Jesus is one with His Father .. “Abba” was the way a small innocent child addressed a father.
Important prayers at institutional settings, like dedications and inaugurations, often begin with a pretentious sounding “Faw-ther Gawd.” But those who know by the witness of the Spirit that they are His children .. call out to Him as “Abba,” “Daddy.” Think about it this way – George Washington is the “father of our country” .. but you and I are not authorized to call him Daddy.
Does your heart feel free to call out to God as “Abba”? ( Daddy) .. If you can’t call God “Abba,” you need to receive His only begotten Son, Jesus – Pray like this: “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God Who died for me, rose again, and ascended to the Father, and now sits at His right hand .. interceding for me .. I now turn away from my sin, and receive You as my Savior. If you are a child of God through Christ, meditate on what it means that the Father of the universe is your “Abba” .. and worship Him.