Abba Father

You
and then me

You
running after me
coming after me
chasing me down

You
calling out my name
reminding me who I am
of who I belong to

“Daughter,” you said.
I turned around astonished
Almost asking who you were,
as if I didn’t know
Yet that word, that one word caught my heart off guard

“Daughter,” you said again.
“Abba, is that you? Abba Father, is that you?” I said, as if my eyes were blind
and I could not see
In a fatherless world of perfectionism
and survival of my soul
My breath nearly left me
My soul was shaking

I knew this One
I had heard about Him all of my life
And hoped the stories were true
I knew Him
Deep within I knew
“Abba Father, thank God You’re real and You came. You came for me.”
With these words I ran to Him
My heart wide open
into His arms wide open

This daughter
Full of grief
Heart bleeding
Hurting so deeply
And angry, so angry
That he had been taken
The father I’d always hoped to get to know left this life
No stable ground
Anywhere

Loss untold
and grief beyond understanding
As it goes

And only You
Only You
My Abba Father
Could relieve this suffering
Only you could heal this broken heart
Only you could remove the shame and darkness
That dampened my soul for more years than I wish to recall

Abba Father
You father the fatherless
You comfort the motherless
You answer the cries of the brokenhearted
and you heal the wounded soul

Astounding
Incomprehensible
Mystery Unimaginable

May my life be the song of love I sing back to you
Because you’ve given me life and you’ve been so kind
Gratitude and thanksgiving this day I choose

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Abba’s Delight

I am joining with katemotaung.com for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The prompt is:

Alive
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Abba picked little girl up and spun her around. Little girl loved being spun around by Abba. Abba was so happy today. Abba loved little girl so much and was so glad that she was his.

“Little girl, do you have any idea how much I love you?!” Abba exclaimed. “It’s wonderful having you in the family! You will always be my daughter.”

Little girl’s heart drank these words in as if they were water quenching a deep thirst on a very hot day. As she received his words and his affection, her heart came alive afresh.

Abba’s words were so much more than just words. His words were like power and life and love and joy and so many good and wonderful things. Abba’s words sunk deep inside little girl’s being. She basked in his words and just being with him. Little girl was so glad to be Abba’s daughter.

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Encountering Abba’s Heart for 31 Days

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
about
Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 1 Calling http://wp.me/p3vZRl-ds
Day 2 Family http://wp.me/p3vZRl-dI
Day 3 Capture http://wp.me/p3vZRl-dS
Day 4 Embrace http://wp.me/p3vZRl-dU
Day 5 Home http://wp.me/p3vZRl-dW
Day 6 Possible http://wp.me/p3vZRl-dY
Day 7 Love http://wp.me/s3vZRl-love
Day 8 Purple http://wp.me/p3vZRl-e2
Day 9 Trust http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eC
Day 10 Ready http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eE
Day 11 Rest http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eG
Day 12 Storm http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eI
Day 13 Patience http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eK
Day 14 Fly http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eM
Day 15 Laugh http://wp.me/p3vZRl-eO
Day 16 Green http://wp.me/p3vZRl-fZ
Day 17 Offer http://wp.me/p3vZRl-g1
Day 18 Worth http://wp.me/p3vZRl-g4
Day 19 Honor http://wp.me/p3vZRl-g6
Day 20 Temporary http://wp.me/p3vZRl-g8
Day 21 Wave http://wp.me/p3vZRl-ga
Day 22 Value http://wp.me/p3vZRl-gc
Day 23 Joy http://wp.me/p3vZRl-ge
Day 24 Silence http://wp.me/p3vZRl-gg
Day 25 Crash http://wp.me/p3vZRl-gi
Day 26 Whisper http://wp.me/p3vZRl-gk
Day 27 Perhaps http://wp.me/p3vZRl-hj
Day 28 Hope http://wp.me/p3vZRl-hl
Day 29 Sea http://wp.me/p3vZRl-hn
Day 30 http://wp.me/p3vZRl-hp
Day 31 Almost http://wp.me/p3vZRl-hr

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A Heart to Love You

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Gift

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A Heart to Love You

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This gift You’ve given
The gift of a heart to love You
The gift of intimacy with You
This gift of friendship with G-d
I do not take it lightly

Let me never forgot all You have done
That I might know You
That I might love You
That I might be Yours
All of the days of my life

Thank You for giving me the gift of life
You who are filled with love, with joy, with beauty
Thank You that I find life inside of who You are
That Your life sustains me

Who am I
That You formed and fashioned me in my mother’s womb
To be Your child, Your beloved One
To give myself fully and completely to You in love
To love You with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength

I love You
Let me love You more
Thank You for a heart that has been softened and touched by You,
by Your presence
Thank You for a heart that has been molded and made,
day by day,
into the image of the Creator
Thank You that I am united with You in love

What a beautiful gift You’ve given
Thank You, beloved G-d
Thank You, Abba
Thank You, Melech ha’Olam
There is none like You

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awaken my heart, awaken Israel – day 28

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Wake

awaken my heart, awaken Israel

Abba, awaken my heart to burn with that which Your heart burns for
Abba, awaken love deep within
Abba, share Your longings and Your desires,
for this is who You are in Your great goodness towards Israel,
and Your great goodness towards me

You bring life to the dead
You heal the broken
You set at liberty those held captive
You are the One I need
You are the One I want
You are the One Israel needs
You are the One Israel longs for

Abba, please awaken Israel’s heart
the way You’ve awakened my heart
Abba, awaken love once again
May we walk with You, hope with You,
dream with You, believe with You
Day by day by day
Unto the fullness that is in Your heart,
in Your desires,
in Your plan,
in Your purpose
for Your people Israel,
the nation of Israel
and Your beloved city Jerusalem

Awaken us to love, pray, hope, believe with You
Thank You Abba

For Day 24 faithful G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7U
For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80
For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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31 Days FMF

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faithful G-d – day 24

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Dare

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I dare you to ask Abba for His heart for Israel
I dare me to live in abandoned faith and obedience in this journey daily
This journey into the deep caverns of Abba’s heart,
the deep longings of the heart of my Beloved G-d
for His people Israel is so much better than
Yet so few come, so few say, “Yes”
to this journey of desire,
to entering into His heart which is filled with holy fire

Abba, come, make Your heart known to me even more
Take me into the places You love to share with Your friends
Abba, You are a good Father, I love You and want as much as I can have in You

There is not another, not one like You
You are a faithful Father to Israel
You are a faithful Father to me

Abba, draw many into this journey of love
This journey of partnership and fellowship with Your heart
Draw many near to You, to Your heart of longing for Jerusalem
To Your heart of love for Your people Israel

Abba, awaken hearts to the full counsel of Your Word
And breathe life on hardened hearts today

May You breathe Your breath of life upon our hearts
that we would long for the full redemption, salvation
and restoration of Israel like You always have longed for
Thank You Abba for Your faithful love to Your firstborn Israel

For Day 20 Bring Your People Home http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7u
For Day 21 You do not forget Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7A
For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H
For Day 23 Will you watch for an hour? http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7P

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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Will you watch for an hour? – day 23

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Look

Will you watch for an hour?

What are you looking for, friend?
What are you looking to find?
If you’re looking
and you’re seeking
and you’re knocking
and you’re asking
I’ll tell you something
You’re going to find
Yes, you will find what you’re looking for
This is what He promised to His sons and daughters

I was looking for His heart
and I ran straight into Israel
I was looking for His desire
and His desire for Jerusalem brought me nearer
I wanted fellowship and partnership with G-d
He shared with me that which He greatly longs for
Israel, Jerusalem, Zion’s destiny

He said, “Will you pray with Me?
Will you watch with Me?
I long for Jerusalem.
Israel is My inheritance.”

I answered, “Yes!”
And His heart, His desire, His longing
Have laid hold of me
And I will never be the same again
For Zion’s sake, For Jerusalem’s sake
I will not stop crying out

For Day 19 You are the G-d of restoration http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7m
For Day 20 Bring Your People Home http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7u
For Day 21 You do not forget Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7A
For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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31 Days FMF

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