For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.

Romans 8:15-16 (GNT)

As followers of Christ we are privileged to enjoy a spirit of adoption with the Father, not a spirit of fear. We come to the Father through prayer and dependence as His children.