If God Is Not Real

Loving Heavenly Abba's HandsI was recently talking with a friend who does not believe at all in God and some of the things she said got me thinking. Then when I was chatting with the Lord today a thought came to my mind…

What if I got to the end of my life only to find that God truly is not real! Would I wish that I could go back in time and change my life and live differently or change my beliefs?

I thought about it for a few moments and then smiled as I said to the Lord in prayer, “No Abba, I wouldn’t change anything. The years that I have spent in relationship with You have been too precious. If my belief in You turned out to be untrue then I still know that I have lived a fulfilling life where I knew many blessings each day and saw many answers to my prayers.”

No! I would not wish to change anything or to live my life differently if God ends up being not real!

It is funny because there is no way that I know of to explain my relationship with the Lord with a person who does not even believe that He exists. Yet I know, beyond doubt, that He is real! He does live and interact with me each and every day. He loves me and is with me all of the time, regardless of my actions or behaviour.

The God who spoke the world into existence means so very much to me and is the very foundation of my life and existence!

He has proven Himself to be faithful each day and in every circumstance that I find myself in.

Over the 25 plus years since I gave the Lord my life and asked Him to be my Messiah and Saviour I have come to know Him in so many different ways. I feel like I have still only just glimpsed a small amount of His character and who He is. Like a diamond that shines and glimmers with different colours and intensity depending on the angle of viewing, so it is with my precious Lord. He is so awesome and truly amazing that I want to spend eternity getting to know Him more and more!

To me my Lord is:

  • My very best friend,
  • my Heavenly Father,
  • my Abba (Hebrew for Daddy),
  • my protector,
  • my ever-present companion,
  • my provider,
  • my guide,
  • my strength,
  • my light,
  • my life,
  • my breath,
  • my fortress,
  • my comfort,
  • my everything!

Like gravity exists without us being able to see it, so I know without any shadow of a doubt that God not only exists, but He wants us to know Him. And not just know Him as a special occasion God or as a weekend God at church or synagogue, but He wants each of His creation to know Him intimately. The Lord wants each of us to grow daily in our knowledge of Him, not as head-knowledge, but rather as revelation and heart-knowledge.

Loving Heavenly AbbaI find that as each day and week passes, I catch new glimpses and insights into God’s heart and character. He is so amazingly huge and powerful and yet at the same time He is so enormously loving and gracious to those who turn their lives and hearts over to Him!

His heart and desire is to bless and to see us bless others! His heart is for peace and reconciliation. His plan for each of us is to give us a future and a hope!

I am sitting here writing this with a smile on my face, because I feel like the most blessed and privileged person in the world because I know the Lord who created heaven and earth and He is my best friend!

No! I would not change a thing about my beliefs or relationship with God, except to grow in my understanding and knowledge of who He is and of His Amazing Grace and Unconditional love for every human being on this planet!

I know that one day soon I will see Him face to face and oh what a day that will be! Tears and joy all mingled as one as I run up to Him and worship Him with my whole being.

Thank you, Abba for the privilege of knowing You. May I know You more and more each day and may You grant that others see You in me, even in my many weaknesses! I love you, Abba!”

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Why I Call God, Abba

Child Lifted Up By His FatherBack in October 1983 I dedicated my life to the Lord and asked Jesus to be the Lord and Saviour of my life.

Since the date almost thirty years ago, it certainly has been a journey with its ups and downs. But regardless of what happened in my life, God proved Himself Faithful over and over again many times.

So why do I call Him, Abba?

That is good question.

Why not just call Him, Father or God or Lord as many do?

I guess that my 10 years of living in Israel is the basis for me using Abba in my prayers and when I talk to and about the Lord.

The Hebrew word “Abba” literally means “Daddy” or “Dad”. It is less formal than the word “Av” meaning Father.

During my ten years living in the land of Israel, I heard, on almost a daily basis, children call their dad, “Abba”. It is used by young children as well as older kids and even adults when talking to their dad.

Baby Totally Trust His or Her Daddy or MummySomehow this word touched my heart and connected with me. When I pray and talk to the Lord I use Abba in almost all my prayers.

I know that my Abba loves me with an Everlasting and Unconditional love. I also believe with my whole heart that He is blessed Himself and even smiles when I call Him Abba.

It is like He knows that I have had a revelation that I am His Precious, Beautiful Princess, His Daughter and He is pleased that I know He is my Abba.

Jesus uses the Hebrew (and Aramaic) word “Abba” in the Garden of Gethsemane as shown in Mark 14:36.

It is interesting to see that some people on the Internet are saying that “Abba” does not mean “Daddy”, but rather just “Father”. But even these people end up saying that in modern Hebrew the word “Abba” does mean “Daddy”.

To me I still believe that it is a term of endearment to my Heavenly Father. He is my Abba, just like the fathers in Israel today are “Abba” to their kids.

I will be using “Abba” when I refer to God sometimes in future blog posts and wanted you to know why I was doing that.

I would love to hear any thoughts or comments that you may have. So please leave any comment that you may have below. I will check the comments that are left here on a regular basis.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Your Friend in Life and Success,

Leanne  :-)