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Calling Daddy

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ?Abba, Father.?  Romans 8:15 NKJV

(Photo courtesy of office.microsoft.com.)She was busy—as busy as a three-year-old could be. One minute she was in front of the TV watching Lalaloopsy, and then the next minute she was on the floor playing with Princess Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy. And of course her favorite, Pinkie Pie. She never went anywhere without Pinkie Pie. (Who would have ever thought My Little Pony would make such a giant comeback?)

With one eye on the paper and his other eye on his granddaughter, he watched her grab Pinkie Pie off the coffee table where she was playing and walk over to the end table where his phone rested. As she picked up his phone, he asked, “Who are you going to call?”

In an instant she answered, “My daddy.”


“Because I love him!”

I smiled when I heard this story because I thought it was so sweet. But as I smiled, I heard the small voice inside of me whisper, “That’s the way you should feel about me.” I don’t have to use the phone to call my heavenly Father, but I do have to make an effort. He’s always available and waiting to hear from me, but I have a tendency to stay so busy that I can go through my entire day without taking the time to talk to Him. James 4 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw year to you.” There’s an action that needs to take place on my part. I must draw near to God, and He will be faithful to draw near to me. In examining the times I do call out to God and draw near to Him, it seems it happens when I need something. Be it comfort, healing, assurance, peace, or help, I know I can go to my heavenly Father. But sometimes He wants me to be like a three-year-old who wants to talk to her Abba Daddy. Why?

“Because I love Him!” 

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Beth Fortune

Beth Fortune has a passion for God’s Word and a desire to teach, lead, and encourage others. Whether through writing or speaking, she allows the heartbeat of the Father to pour through her words. She is an award winning writer whose articles have been published in magazines such as Focus on the Family’s “Thriving Family” magazine, “Reach Out Columbia,” and Dr. Charles Stanley’s “In Touch” magazine, as well as stories published in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and other anthologies. She lives in Greenville, SC, and serves with her husband who is the pastor of a church. You can visit her website at www.bethfortune.org.


  1. Your devotion, ""Calling Daddy,"" was EXCELLENT! I just wanted you to know. Thank you!

    1. Thanks !!!