Saturday, 4th February 2023: Be willing to pay the price!

Scripture Reading: Hosea 12:12
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep

Reflections: Fearing that his brother Esau would kill him, Jacob went to Syria and found refuge in the home of his uncle Laban. He secured a seven-year contract with his uncle to work as a shepherd. In exchange, as his total wages, he would be given Rachel, Laban’s daughter, to marry. Jacob proposed the choice of Rachel as the medium of payment. It demonstrated his willingness to pay the price for what he most wanted. Although 7 years was quite long, his desire to get married to Rachel kept him going with all enthusiasm and made it look as if it was brief. Jacob toiled another seven years to get what he wanted after Laban broke the commitment. His desire for Rachel was unwavering. Desire is the feeling to strongly have something. From Jacob’s story, we learn that it can only be fulfilled by one’s willingness to pay the price. You must be willing to pay the price!

Prayer: Dear Lord, give me the grace to keep paying the price until I see my desires fulfilled.

Confession: I pay the price to achieve my dreams.