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Abba, Father

Abba, Father, 
I love you;
And, to my amazement,
You love me.

Imma, Mother,
I love you;
And, to my great gladness,
You love me.

Yeshu, Brother,  
I love you;
And, to my delight, Lord,
You love me.

Ruach, Sister,
I love you;
And, to my deep comfort,
You love me.

References, notes, and acknowledgement

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Many will see what he has done and be amazed (Psalm 40:3; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content (Psalm 131:2; NIV).

Take delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4; NLT).

I will send you the Advocate [or Comforter] – the Spirit of truth (John 15:26; NLT).

Notes

Abba means father in Aramaic.

Imma means mother in Aramaic. 

Yeshu means Jesus in Aramaic.

Ruach means Holy Spirit (or breath), in Aramaic, and is feminine. 

Acknowledgement

Many thanks to Wikipedia for these translations.

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Delight in giving

The Lord will […] delight in being good to you (Deuteronomy 30:9; NLT).

Great is the Lord, who delights in blessing his servant with peace! (Psalm 35:27; NLT).

Moses made haste to bow his head toward the earth, and worshipped (Exodus 34:8; RSV).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

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Lord,
When I glimpse
The depths of your delight
In giving,
I can only bow my head
In silent worship.

 

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God’s hand

God’s hand

You place you hand of blessing on my head (Psalm 139:5; NLT).

“They no longer ask for the LORD’S guidance or seek my blessings” (Zephaniah 1:6; NLT).

My child, don’t reject the LORD’S discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects the child in whom he delights (Proverbs 3:11-12; NLT).


Lord,
May your hand
Be upon me today,
In blessing,
Guidance,
And restraint.

I ask this in Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Unworthy

Unworthy

But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God have mercy on me, a sinner”
(Luke 18:13; NIV).

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17; NIV).

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities (Psalm 103:10; NRSV).

But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy
(Titus 3:4-5; NIV).

 

Father,
I am a sinner –
Not worthy
To love you,
Pray to you,
Or approach you.

Yet you invite me
To join you,
Welcoming me
With open arms –
Not a word
Of reproach.

How merciful
And kind you are,
My Lord
And my God!

 

 

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Happiness

Happiness

My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him (Psalm 28: 7; NIV).

He [Jesus] is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie
(John 1:27; NIV).

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17; NIV).

Father,
I’m bursting with happiness
Because you love me unconditionally,
Even though I’m entirely unworthy
Of your delight.

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