Day 28: The Father Gifted You to Make A Difference

Father God has gifted you - walk with him in your special purpose

The path to the deepest place in Abba-Father’s heart is the road of ministry—in other words, collaborating with him in his works. At the very moment when he conceived you in your mother’s womb, from the depths of his Divine Heart your Divine Daddy pulled out a piece of his fatherly love for humankind and handed it to you. And he gifted you with a very special purpose, which he planned long before your life began. A Father-child alliance. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you. (Jeremiah 1:5 ESV) The Father is calling out to you, inviting you to take his fatherly love into the world in a way that only you can do. Nobody else can do it like you. This is designed into your DNA. It’s why he gave you the parents you have. It’s why he […] Read More

Day 26: Saint Joseph as the Image of God’s Fatherhood

the Holy Family protected by Saint Joseph

Only one saint stands out as the best human model of God’s fatherhood. Saint Joseph is the best ally for men who want to be good husbands and fathers. And yet we know so little about him from the Bible. Only recently has devotion to this Saint become popular. Why now? It’s because of all that Satan has done to destroy the image of fatherhood. Abba-Father is giving Saint Joseph to the world as a remedy for all of the demonic strategies against marriages and families. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. (Matthew 1:24 NIV) Joseph is taking into his “home”—his fatherly care—anyone who asks for it. If Mary is our mother, then Joseph is our father representing God the Father. We who have been adopted through baptism to become children of the Divine […] Read More