I recently heard the testimony of someone who was telling a story about a niece who had given her a gift of money to buy candy. That day her mother went to a pharmacy to buy a quick order and the girl saw a doll that caught her attention and began to cry, craving the doll she had seen. Her mother tried to explain that she did not have the money to buy the doll, but the girl did not understand the concept of value and kept crying. Suddenly she remembered the money they had given her for the sweets and took it out of his pocket, claiming that she had money to buy the doll she wanted. Obviously, she still couldn’t find the money to buy because it was a more expensive doll. Anyway, the girl was frustrated and sad for not being able to get the doll she wanted so much. It was with that anecdote with which God confronted the one who is exposing it and says: Son, in the same way that they could not make the girl understand that with the little money she had, she could not obtain that doll of high value, either I have managed to make my children understand that with the little time they take out to be with me I can deliver great things to them.
This simple story brings an enormous confrontation into our lives. Since we are children we are taught the value of things. We know that if we dream of a well-paid career, it will take years of preparation and an economic investment, if we go to a restaurant we must pay for a good meal at a high cost, likewise for the clothes we buy, the car we own, the house we dream of, each of those things has a cost given by its manufacturer or supplier.
Similarly, things with God have great value. Possibly we dream of being used by God on great platforms, perhaps of being recognized preachers, or great ministers of worship. You may have dreamed of a revival in your church, in your city or nation. So many things that we could long for in the Lord. But have you ever wondered its value? Have you meditated on the things you must die to? How much time are you dedicating of your life to the Lord? How much of your resources or talents are you willing to give him?
Everything in life has a cost, Jesus paid a high price for our redemption and does not expect you and I to try to put value on his perfect work. It is not about how you and I see it, it is about how He expects it of us. The Father today wants a relationship with his children, and he wants you to want it too. Start having more and better times with the Lord and I assure you that He will see to the rest of things in your life falls into the right place. So you can see and understand what He wants from you. I guarantee that the cost of his plans will be worth the effort. Blessings.