From “Ruthless Trust” –

“Uncompromising trust in the love of God inspires us to thank God for the spiritual darkness that envelops us, for the loss of income, for the nagging arthritis that is so painful, and to pray from the heart, ‘Abba, into your hands I entrust my body, mind and spirit and this entire day – morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Whatever you want of me, I want of me, falling into you and trusting in you in the midst of my life. Into your heart I entrust my heart, feeble, distracted, insecure, uncertain. Abba, unto you I abandon myself in Jesus our Lord. Amen.'”
Can I tell you a secret? In my most private prayer times, I pretty much exclusively refer to my heavenly father as “Abba”. This is a habit I started back in my college days, right around the time that I learned what that particular word means. Essentially, it’s the equivalent of “Daddy”; that familiar term children use for the man who will always have the answers and make things better (or so small children think). The term is so valuable to me that I wear a ring on my right thumb, the design of which is called “Abba’s Heart”. I found the piece when I was at a Christian festival and stopped at the “Remember Me” Jewelry booth. I kept stopping by and re-reading the poem that came with the ring :
This ring represents the
Daddy Heart of God.

‘bring your hurtin’, climb on up
I know just what to do
I’ve been waiting, anticipating
time alone with you
nowhere else I’d rather be
in this entire world
than here with you, believe- it’s true…
you’re Daddy’s little girl
I Love You’
Romans 8:15

Get an idea why this poem and piece of jewelry mean so much?! And do you understand why the prayer in the passage I quoted at the top of this blog got my attention?! I’m not usually a big one for pre-written prayers but this one might become the exception. Maybe I’m the only person alive who can relate to having a heart that is “feeble, distracted, insecure, uncertain” but somehow I doubt it! What a comfort to know that I can, as the quote states, fall into him with all of my shortcoming and know that Abba will catch me! After all, I’m Daddy’s Little Girl!

P.S. – I’ve shared the link to the “Remember Me” Jewelry page for “my” ring just so you can see it!

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