You are My Child Now

Abba, I Belong to You 4

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 31: Almost

Abba held little girl as she thought about all he had done for her. The love Abba had shown her had changed everything for her. Despite her sadness at times, deep down she was filled with a joy beyond expression. She was so excited to be his.

Little girl turned and looked at Abba with a question she already knew the answer to. “Do I get to stay here forever with you? Can I sit in your lap whenever I get scared?”

“Of course. You are my child now and that will never change. You can stay with me forever and you can sit in my lap anytime you want to. I love it when you run to me and sit with me. Don’t ever think you’re too old to come to me. I’m your Abba. Come to me anytime. I always want you near me,” replied Abba with zeal in his heart for little girl.

Tears streamed down little girl’s face as he spoke these words with the tender affection that only a father knows for his children.

Abba held her close, knowing all of her fears and the difficulties she had been through. He knew her completely and loved her wholly. He wiped her tears as she sat with him, feeling the love she had longed for all of her life.

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Wide Open Sea

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 29: Sea

Little girl woke up and she ran to the porch. She looked out far beyond her usual gaze and saw the sea in the distance, past the grassy hills and the tall trees. For some reason, she had never noticed it before today.

She looked back at Abba and saw the delight in his face at her excitement over this newfound discovery. Little girl had always loved the waters and the waves and the sea and now she realized they were closer than she had thought.

Abba knew this about little girl. He knew how exciting this was for her. He anticipated the day he would take her to visit the sea.

Little girl was content to study the beautiful waters that reminded her of forever. Whenever she looked at the wide open sea, she knew there was much more to life than what she understood. She was excited to explore it with Abba one day.

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Hope’s Restoration of the Heart

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 28: Hope

Little girl felt so much joy. She anticipated every new day and was excited about every new adventure. She loved every little bit of time she got to be with Abba. She couldn’t believe how everything had changed.

Little girl woke up every morning thinking of what the day had to offer. She went to bed happy and thankful for each and every day.

Little girl began to sense something she had almost lost in the ups and downs of gaining and losing fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. Little girl began to feel hope again. Her time with Abba began to bear the fruit of hope in her heart again.

Little girl had naturally hoped and anticipated good things for much of her short life, yet her hope had slowly been stolen away with the losses she had suffered.

Today and throughout this season with Abba, her hope began to be restored.

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Abba’s Visit

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Today’s prompt is:
Doubt
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Abba’s Visit

The little girl daily wondered, “Am I safe? Will everything really be okay?”

She kept being told things were okay but it didn’t feel okay. Would she be safe? She couldn’t stop thinking about this. She was scared and having a very hard time not being scared. No matter what they told her, she had a hard time feeling safe.

Little girl thought and thought about it, “If only I can please mama a little bit more. Maybe then everything would be okay. Yes, that’s it. If I can please mama perfectly, things will be okay.”

The little girl tried and tried to do everything right. It still didn’t seem to work. The storm never seemed to end, until one day.

Little girl was playing a game when mama came up to her in a rage. Mama’s hand was raised. Her right hand was above her head about to come down on the little girl.

Then Abba stepped in, right behind mama and pulled her arm back before it descended on little girl. Abba came just in time and stopped mama in her tracks. That was an amazing day for mama and for little girl.

Mama didn’t know what had happened that day but she never hit little girl again after that. She’d get angry sometimes but she would step back and be able to stop herself from entering the storm of rage that had been her standard response for so many years.

Little girl saw Abba step in that day. Mama just knew something had changed. Something had changed in every way for little girl and mama. Mama began to love little girl and care for her in a way she hadn’t before.

Little girl had hoped in Abba for years. Abba finally came to them. Little girl’s prayers to Abba were answered in just a moment.

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Tossed and Pressed by Your Ways

Tossed and Pressed by Your Ways

The tossing and pressing
and pushing of the heart
from here to there
and back again

The attempt to love one another
and live in unity
as one
The most exhausting plan of the ages
to the human condition I’ve found myself in
because I simply want my ways
instead of Yours
I believe my way of going about things will
bring about Your ways
but how can this be

When I go about the faulty plans of man
I will not succeed at bringing Your Kingdom
When I do things my own way
How can You be glorified in the process

When I comprehend Your great goodness
Why would I choose my ways

O God, take me deeper, take me lower
I want to know You more completely
That I would be more like You

O God deliver me from my self-righteous expressions
Yet more
Deliver me from the deep places of self
My ways, my plans, trusting in my own ways instead of Yours

Only if I go low
Can I find You
Servant of all

Only if I am laid bare
Can You fill me
Please come and fill me

I can ask the questions
You can give the answers
or not
You are sovereign
And what I do know for sure
is that You are good

Even in looking at the deepest darkness of man
You come out beautiful
Because You are
and You are the only One good

All the good works of men
Will eventually be seen as they are

Our hunger inside for goodness manifests
You are made known
by the weak things of humanity
Desiring to somehow access the goodness of who You are

Please come and make Yourself known to this weak and fragile one

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prepare the way

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Today’s prompt is:

Prepare

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It’s the time, the day of preparation
Build up the highway
Remove the stones

Prepare the way
for Messiah to come

Prepare the way
for G-d to dwell with man

Prepare the way of one G-d, one Messiah
Prepare the way for the coming King

Im (with) – Anu (us) – El (G-d)
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The way of life
The way of truth
The way of justice and righteousness

Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is one

Prepare the way
Prepare the way for your coming one
One G-d, one King, one Messiah
The Messiah of Israel
who will bring justice and righteousness to all the earth

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awaken my heart, awaken Israel – day 28

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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

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a prayer to the G-d who is able – day 25

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A Prayer to the G-d Who is Able

Abba, You know, You see the one who lost her father
and cannot find a safe place to grieve

Abba, You know, You see the woman who lost her husband
and can barely get her children dressed every morning,
Let alone comfort their fearful hearts in the midst
of loss, instability and insecurity all around

Abba, You know, You see the parents
who longed and longed for a baby,
and then finally received a baby girl
only to lose her three months later
because of one man’s hate
for a people You love beyond comprehension

Abba, You see the lost, the broken, the poor, the afflicted,
You see and You care and You move on their hearts

Abba, You see the recently fatherless teenage girl looking for affirmation and protection,
You see the grieving widow and children who are confused and sad
and don’t know where to turn,
You see the parents of the lost baby girl who now feel lost themselves,
You see the desperate, the lonely, the ones who have no way if You don’t come

Abba, I ask today that You would visit these ones,
and the other ones who are in desperate need of You today,
Would You break in by Your Spirit and touch these hearts and lives
and bring forth hope, restoration and redemption on their behalf
Would You make a way where there is no way for these afflicted ones

Abba, please have mercy, please make Yourself known
As Abba, Deliverer, Provider, Rescuer today
on behalf of the least in the Land You call home

This prayer is on behalf of friends in Israel today.

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You do not forget Israel – day 21

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You do not forget Israel

Abba, what is on Your heart for Israel today
I want to daily partner with You for
that which beats deeply within Your heart
Abba, how do You feel about those You deeply desire
How does Your heart burn for Your beloved one

Abba, would You visit those who are hopeless in Tel Aviv today
and show them You love them
Abba, would You visit the captives, the brokenhearted ones throughout the Land
That many would find hope and life in You today

Abba, please show Your beloved ones they are not forgotten
and they are not forsaken
Even as a mother does not forget the child of her womb,
You do not forget Your firstborn child Israel
The one who came after You in the wilderness
in the days of her youth,
in a land not sown
You remember Israel
You remember Your beloved one

Draw Your people home in Your tender mercy
Bring them near in Your lovingkindness
O Abba, Israel needs You
And we long for Israel to know You intimately

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hearts to turn & be healed – day 16

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Today’s Prompt: Adjust

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Abba, where my mind is blinded and I cannot see
Adjust my vision
Where my heart cannot enter in
Remove the veil

Your people Israel are Your firstborn
Yet for many years, decades, centuries
We’ve not seen nor understood

How is this, that our minds are blinded and our hearts are not free?
How is this, that we say we want Your heart yet we don’t love our elder brother?
How is it, that blindness of mind and hardness of heart
still prevail?
And we cannot see Your Word clearly at times

Abba, why is it so hard to believe You love us outside of our works?
Why are we so prone to desire being right rather than being righteous?
Abba, we need the cleansing from iniquity and the washing of the Word and the Spirit

We’ve missed so much of what You said about Israel
In our own self-righteousness
Thinking we were better
Yet Abba, we’re not
We need Your mercy
Like Israel needs Your mercy

Please come and adjust our minds, our hearts, our understanding
That eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to turn and be healed,
To love our brother Israel
We would have

That in turn
We would ache for this for Israel
Abba, give Your beloved Israel eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to turn to You and be healed
Let this be our desire

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