God Asks You to Pay a Price

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Luke 22:42

When God asks you to pay a price, it’s because there is a reward. I know it’s hard sometimes to keep your eye on the prize, but in the end, you’ll be glad you did. Being a mom or dad is difficult. Being a grandparent, sibling, son, daughter, or friend is hard. Working hard, being a leader, an entrepreneur, or an artist is challenging. It’s hard to be excellent. Doing everything you can for the people you love can be demanding. It’s all worth it, but you have to pay the price.

In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ faced the ultimate price of death, burial, and resurrection for mankind, and with sadness prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Jesus certainly did not want to die on the cross. However, it was well known to him that His Father’s will, even though it was a cross, would be followed by something much greater on the other side. We call it the resurrection, and it provides an opportunity for salvation and the reason we are able to go to Heaven. We benefit from the ongoing redeeming work of the Kingdom of God as a result of Jesus’ faithfulness in paying the price.

Friend, as you go through life and when you reach the end, you’ll be glad you paid the price. Everything has a cost, including good health, living a long life, and seeing your grandkids marry. If you want to accomplish something you’ve always wanted, you must take action. You’ll be glad you did. Victory is God’s plan for you and He’ll see you through. In the end, you’ll say it was a tough price to pay, but the reward was well worth it!


Father, help me overcome any challenges by taking action.


When it comes to your family or health, how have you paid the price?

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