Abba Father -by Steve Fry


Now that we’ve prepared ourselves to worship, 
the Spirit can begin to lead us in expressing that worship 
in the way that would please God most. 

And one of the first things the Holy Spirit desires to lead us into
is the very embrace of the Father. For as the Word says, we
have been given the spirit of sonship and can cry “Abba Father.”
In our day that would be like saying “Papa God.” 

That’s not irreverence; that’s intimacy with the Father. 
He desires for us to be as little children— 
crawl upon His lap and say, “Abba Father.”

One of the acts of worship that pleases Him most is when
we call to mind different attributes of His character with praise:
like His power, His mercy, His holiness. 

He has revealed Himself as Jehovah Shammah, 
the God whose Presence is with us; 
as Jehovah Shalom, the God who is our peace; 
as Jehovah Ropheh, the Lord who heals us. 
And He wants us to acknowledge who He is—as we worship. 

You are my righteousness
(You are my righteousness)

You are my peace(You are my peace)

You are my strength
(You are my strength)

You are my wisdom
(You are my wisdom)

You are my joy
(You are my joy) 

Father, Father, Jehovah Shammah, You are the One who’s standing near.
Father, Father, Jehovah Shalom, You are my peace 
Jehovah Ropheh, You are my healing, Yahweh my God.

Abba Father, Abba Father
Deep within my soul I cry

Abba Father, Abba Father
I will never cease to love You