Sunday, June 08, 2008



By Ramone - June 7, 2008

Friday night when going to bed some online forum arguments were echoing in my thoughts with answers, retorts, objections, etc. I was struggling to shake off that war-zone of spirits, so to speak, and turned on a Hillsong worship CD to listen to one of my favorite new songs, "In Your Freedom".
I search for You, God of strength
I bow to You in my brokenness
No other King could have so humbly come
To save my soul and heal my heart
I have nothing more
Than all You offer me
There is nothing else
That's of worth to me

I love You Lord
You rescued me
You are all that I want
You're all that I need
I search for You, God of peace
I rest in You, my cares released
As I tried to worship, as I began worshiping and speaking out praise and thanks to God, I suddenly said the words
"I love You, too, Daddy."
As I said the words I suddenly realized that He put them in me, just as Paul said,
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts,
the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
(Galatians 4:6)

You received the Spirit of sonship & adoption, and by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
(Romans 8:15-16)
I was melted by His presence realizing that He was in me, He put the words in me -- my spirit cried out the love He'd given me by His Spirit. My spirit and His Spirit were responding, just as He promised!

Normally I probably wouldn't have focused on these words that came out of my spirit & mouth while worshiping. But because it came in a time of struggle (warfare), the suddenness of it surprised me because I had not been thinking it before. I was moved to know He was in me.

But more than that, I was touched by His presence and His love because I had answered, "I love You, too"! My spirit heard Him say "I love you" in the midst of a tiring battle, and responded to Him, "I love You, too, Daddy!" It took a minute for my mind to catch up to my spirit! Ha! But it's true. And when my mind had caught up, I realized that in my moment of need He was telling me that He loved me, and in my deepest "me" I was at rest in His love, and loving Him back. I was loving Him because He first loved me! His Spirit was strengthening me in my spirit just as He promised. Awesome Father!

Thank You for that, Daddy. Thank You for Your love.

Happy Father's Day! To You, to my father, to all fathers. Thank You God.
I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family [and all fatherhood] in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)

Ramone, I love this picture. Last summer God gave me a revelation of His role in my life as my Daddy--and in a way I cannot explain I knew that He not only was taking care of me in every way we need (but often don't experience) our earthly fathers caring for us, but also He was asking me to address him exactly that trustingly and dependently.

I have had moments over the last months when I had no idea how to manage what I faced, and I would just say, "Abba, please take care of me!" And he does!

This passage of Romans overwhelms me. Thank you!

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