I acknowledge God as my Heavenly Father. So, when I think about my relationship with him, I think about a father and daughter relationship. My father is deceased, but I look at the scriptures, other healthy father/daughter relationships around me, and my relationship with my father to understand the role of a father.
Picture this: You are in school and you were in trouble for something. You make it home from school and your father is already aware of what happened because he received an e-mail from the teacher about your behavior. So, once you get home you run to your father to tell him the news.
At that moment, of sharing the news with your father you may feel vulnerable and awful for your behavior. But your father is good, so he covers you.
Later on in the day, y’all have a conversation about it, he calls you higher and he reminds you that he loves you.
This is how I picture my relationship with God – though I may do wrong, God is there to be a father even in the midst of what is going on.
There’s nothing I can do or anything anyone can say to change the love my Heavenly Father has for me as his daughter. Just like a natural father may have to discipline or correct a child, God does this for us as well, but it’s only because he wants the best for us.
This is why I can call him Abba, Father.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons and daughters by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 NASB2020