Rom 8:15 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.
Many outside the Christian circle think of Christians as those living in bondage (restricted). The truth is, the Spirit received at the time of conversion is freeing Spirit. Mat 11:28-30 “28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” What appears to be a heavy yoke and a burden is light. We are freed from the burden of sin and the demands of the law to make it right. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2Co 5:21)
In the light of this freedom, we cry “Abba, Father”. This cry is not out of heavy spirit but that of relief, cry of joy to one whose yoke is easy and His burden is light. Our Father’s aim is not to put on us things that lead to destruction but freedom. We find comfort in knowing that we are His sons by adoption, He loves us and we can call on Him. The more we yield to Him, the deeper of our awareness of that filial relationship with God which breathes in the cry, Abba.