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  :-)

One Response to “Why I Call God, Abba”

  1. MissPat

    Hello – Thank you for your thoughts on calling God “Abba” – I do say “Daddy” especially when satan’s acting a fool.

    I’ve read different sites the same as you where they say Abba does not mean “Daddy” and end up saying the modern one does.

    I love to be intimate with My Father – sometimes I feel like a child needing his comfort and love and I’ll call Him Daddy with the utmost respect.

    I have my serious prayer times with the Lord and I honor and respect Him totally as My God, My Father. Why is it we can say I know Him as a Doctor, Lawyer, Way out of no way, A Ram in the Bush – But I can’t call Him Daddy? Abba Father – Thank you again, God Bless!!

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