We can use Jesus as our model in our relationship with God and ponder his use of “Abba” when referring to his father. God wants to be the same kind of parent to us as he was to Jesus. He invites us to use whatever name to call him that will evoke for us what “Abba” did for Jesus.
Our task is to find that name, invent that name that represents what we need God to be to us. Then use that name in periods of quiet when we are open to experiencing God in greater depth. We are to embrace that name as our secret with God. We are to allow ourselves to grow into the deeper relationship that the name affords