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 gave you life at this particular time in history. He set you apart from others while you were in your mother’s womb and called you by his grace. (See Galatians 1:15.)
No matter how young or old you are, Abba wants his fatherly love to reach others through you. Throughout our missionary lives, the look and feel of the collaboration with Abba evolves but the purpose is always the same: “Reveal My fatherly love to others.”
When we figure out how our alliance with Abba works—what he created us to do—we gladly give up everything else that we thought we wanted to do because nothing is more satisfying than fulfilling this purpose.
You are gifted because the Father created you to be a gift. You are a gift that’s growing more valuable every day because you desire to use your giftedness in your special alliance with him.
Day 28 on the journey includes:
- Don’t underestimate your value
- Abba has created you for a definite service
- God does the extraordinary with ordinary people
- Self-Assessment Tests for Discerning Your Special Calling
- A Prayer to Become God’s Instrument
© 2021 by Terry A. Modica