Communication with Abba
Communication is at the very core of our being. So much so that a lack of proper or strong communication can result in broken relationships, wounded lives, and the pain of unresolved trauma. Ultimately, we must understand that we were made for proper communication, not only with fell
ow humans but with our Heavenly Father. This calling to communicate properly is not a new one, but it has been at the very center of creation, since its inception, within the heart and mind of Almighty God.
Yet, something that rests as a pivotal principle of human life, as we know it, tends to frequently sway from principle to poverty; all due to one main factor: circumstance. Our circumstances, whether good or bad, can cause a rift within not only our lives but our current relationships and how we view those relationships; both natural and divine. From this, what must rise to the surface is our belief that the Father calls us to live above our circumstances and the very things which seem to so often clutter our lives.
We must learn that His challenge to us is to push back the fantasy of living a clutter-free life, in hopes of restoring proper communication with Him; but instead, we must rise to a higher calling of accepting the circumstances were are currently in, by finding a place of pure and proper communication with Him daily.
The age-old Christian phrase has been, “Prayer is simple communication and conversation with God.” But ultimately this unaltered communication can only come, by our constant realization that the ear of the Father can be found amid our clutter. Abba consistently invites us to come to Him with every aspect of our lives. The feelings of disdain, the emotions of abandonment and rage, and even the lingering struggles and battles within our minds are to be offered to Him as a sacrifice and the proof of our affection for Him.
Nevertheless, they can only be offered under the belief that our submission of these things to the Father is not our plea to “fix” those circumstances that are wrong, in our power; but is our effort to communicate the heart of a child to a powerful King who can change everything.
Our success in proper communication with the Father will always result in the ease we have to walk through the circumstances of our lives.
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:3-6 NKJV
Our inability and unwillingness to communicate with God will often cause our circumstances to release extreme trauma to our souls. Just as a child needs constant communication with a parent, so we as sons and daughters long to spend time in the love of the Father. Reflect on what it must have looked like for Jesus to communicate with the Father in His life here on earth.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is our high priest and great intercessor. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the things that Jesus prays for you, to the Father, daily. Today, make the choice to communicate with the Father as Jesus would have.
Abba, I confess that you are near. When I pray, you hear me and desire to meet my needs and pour your abundant love on my heart. At this moment you affirm me as your child who communicates with you every detail of my life. Thank you for the invitation to share in the fullness of your heart. It is by Your Spirit and through your power that I can walk through the various circumstances of my life. I will live and learn through the highs and lows I am presented each day, never failing to continually talk to you; because I know you care.