“It is not reverent to erect barriers of icy formality [with God] which Jesus died to tear down. Doing so is pious rebellion. There is no more beautiful reverence in the sight of God than the simple heartcry, ‘Abba! Father!’”

– Raymond Ortlund, Jr. Supernatural Living for Natural People(Ross-shire, UK; Christian Focus, 2001), 85.

HT: Of First Importance

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