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Abba’s Big Love

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 13: Patience

Little girl awoke early and ran down the stairs to find Abba and the rest of the family. She found Abba sitting in his chair where he often sat in the mornings. He was looking out the window at the grassy hills and the trees that had grown steadily over the years.

Abba turned to little girl, his eyes filled with joy, as she approached him. His face radiated with love as she jumped into his lap, as was her normal morning routine.

Little girl would sit on Abba’s lap for what felt like hours to her but it was only a couple of minutes before she would begin to ask questions and talk to him about her dreams or what she wanted to do that day. It was like clockwork and Abba felt great delight every morning as she approached him and talked to him and asked what he thought about the many things on her mind.

Little girl was overjoyed with this life Abba had given her. Even at the tender age of five, she knew it was a beautiful gift to her. She was so thankful for all he had done for her and all he had given to her.

Little girl felt such a depth of love in her heart that she’d never experienced before she met Abba. She’d always believed there was more than what she had known and experienced. She couldn’t imagine what was next and what was to come.

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Safety in the Storm

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 12: Storm

Little girl woke up to the sound of pelting rain and thunder booming in the distance. She was thrilled yet somewhat frightened at the storm outside. She always got excited when she saw the storm clouds and heard the thunder. When the wind began to pick up and the lightning and thunder came closer, she would want to hide.

In the children’s home where she had lived for six months, most of the other children would cry during the storms and no one would comfort them. She felt very sad as she thought about this. She felt sad for the other little children who hadn’t been able to come to Abba’s house. She felt sad that they didn’t have moms or dads who would take care of them.

Little girl became a little overwhelmed by these thoughts. Abba came to check on her. She was very glad Abba had come. He sat beside her bed and she jumped into his lap as a tumultuous clap of thunder reverberated in little girl’s ears. He held her and she felt safe.

When the storm quieted, she told Abba about the other little children. Abba listened intently to little girl as she shared. Abba told little girl that he was glad she had talked to him about this and that he was going to care for these little children too.

Little girl felt so much better that Abba was going to care for her little friends. Little girl fell fast asleep in Abba’s arms and he tucked her back in her bed as the storm quieted.

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You Remain

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:

World

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You Remain

This world,
so quickly fading away
day by day, hour by hour
Aching for Your redemption

What are You doing, Abba?
What are You saying?

My prayer today
Please give me eyes to see how You see
Give me ears to hear Your voice
Give me a heart to comprehend,
to understand Your ways,
to turn towards You
moment by moment by moment

Your commands lead me to life
Your precepts cause my heart to live
Your testimonies make wise this simple heart

The world fades
You remain
The nations rage
Your Word stands

As the days and seasons prophesy
As the earth shifts and shakes
Every living being longs
for You to come,
for You to make all things right

May I be found pleasing to You
Give me a heart that comprehends Your ways
Give me a hunger for Your light, Your truth
that I can consume Your Word
and understand Your ways
that all darkness within would be removed

Cleanse my heart
Purify my hands
That I may be found pleasing in Your sight
G-d of my life,
My Beloved
My Abba
My Everything

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You Win

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:
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You open the floodgates of heaven
and You deluge my heart with light

You set Your desire upon me
You awaken this muted heart
You breathe and life comes forth
and all aligns

Your desire calls me to come near
I consider what the cost may be

Then I realize once again
Your mercy has stacked the deck
There’s no consideration
That can stand
against Your desire
and Your mercy
for me

You win again

You are more real than anything
Being caught up in Your mercy
causes my heart to stand in wonder
at Your great goodness
that I do not deserve
and I never could earn

The cost of love is everything
for You
and nothing for me
All I must bring
is my complete surrender
to the goodness of who You are

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expectation kadosh (holy) – day 22

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Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Expect

Expectation Kadosh (Holy)

Oh, the expectation of what You will do one day soon
Oh, the desire to see and know Your goodness
not only deep within, but all around,
To see and know Your goodness on behalf of the least, on behalf of the broken,
on behalf of the people of Israel

Abba, You see the suffering
You hear their cries
You see the parents of the baby girl killed yesterday
You see them and You know them
Abba, would You visit them, would You visit this family
Another family of Israel suffers loss
Simply because their very essence is wrapped up in
the perfection and revelation of who You are

Abba, please act on the cries of these broken hearts
Please visit them
Surprise them with Your kindness

Abba, good Abba
Please go forth all throughout Israel
And speak to them and let them hear Your voice
Please make Yourself known to them and show them mercy

Abba, please reveal Your great love to this people You’ve called,
This people You’ve chosen, This people You greatly desire
Thank You Abba for Your zealous love for Israel

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bring Your people home – day 20

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Bring Your People Home

Abba, Your people Israel cannot find You today
Abba, Your firstborn Son is hurting and lost
without You
Abba, would You visit the hearts of the sons of Israel
with Your tender mercy and kindness
Would You show them Your great love for them
Abba, please minister Your heart and Your holy desire
to the ones You love, the ones You made covenant with

You are their merciful Father
Filled with lovingkindness and steadfast mercy,
relenting from harm, patient in love
You are their G-d
They are Your children

O Abba, in my day and in my time
Please bring restoration to Israel
Please bring redemption to Jerusalem
Please raise up a people who love You and love Your people

Abba, raise up friends of Your heart
Raise up ones filled with Your love,
Your Spirit, Your comfort
Abba, raise up a people who love
beyond themselves
Who live in the testimony of who You are,
Who long for Your heart’s desire for Israel
to come to pass
Abba, break in today on the heart of Your people
And draw them home
Bring them near to You once again

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You are the G-d of Restoration – day 19

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Today’s Prompt: Honor

You are the G-d of Restoration

Abba, would You come today and restore the honor
You’ve given to Your people Israel
Would You draw them near
And bring them in for redemption
For Your glory
For Your name
For Your holy living desire’s sake

You long for Zion
You ache for Jerusalem
Please restore honor for shame
Joy for mourning
The Spirit of Praise for heaviness

How can Israel find You
If they can’t see You
How can Your people come in
With their hearts blinded

Abba, good Abba
Please give Your people eyes to see
And hearts to believe
Abba, please bring Israel home
Give them the joy they’ve long been aching for
Bring restoration

Abba, please help us to see You rightly
To comprehend who You really are
To agree with Your holy heart
For Zion
To agree with Your holy longing
For Jerusalem

You are good and Your love endures forever
Thank You Abba

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