THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
Scripture: Matthew 20:23
In Matthew 20:23 Jesus continued with James and John by saying, “So He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.’” When James and John asked for a very high position and were told that there was a definite, parallel price-tag, Jesus said to them that their agreement for the price-tag would be honored. In honoring their agreement to walk out the price tag, they would achieve their destiny in God. The only way to achieve our destiny in God is to walk the preparational path that God has ordained. That is not easy! It is not ever easy. There is usually dying to self and crucification involved. How is it that so many can have it so easy and others can have it so tough? Surely there is a God and there are two paths. One is the path that Balaam took and the other is the path that the disciples ultimately took. But they had to be helped to find it! We have to be helped to find our path as well! Let us make sure we ask God for the help to find His path for our lives so that we can achieve our destiny!