Refuse and Choose
It was a rough Sunday morning as the computer with the power point quit working so teaching the children was difficult. My foot was hurting during the lesson for the Americans and I kept losing my place because a child became ill but the staff handled it and he is fine tonight. But it was not my finest hour.
The newest child in dialysis is 7 years old and was so sad. Gladys noticed so she went and got a baby doll from the Christmas bodega. The little girl lit up like a Christmas tree.
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Hebrews 11:24-25 tells us that by faith Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter and chose rather to suffer with the people of God. Refusing and choosing or choosing and refusing are essential in our walk of faith.
Our staff here at Casa has so much to do and have multiple responsibilities. If Casa is to function correctly there will always be decisions to be made and seeing that our priorities are in order. So the staff has to reject certain activities/actions and choose what is the most important for the children every day.
Refusing means you reject or you deny yourself certain pleasures and choosing means that you select the greater spiritual worth. Moses could have lived in pleasure in a palace but he chose to suffer the afflictions of the children of God who were slaves in Egypt.
Matthew 6:33, "Seek first the kingdom of God...." We as disciples of Jesus have the choice daily to seek and serve. But choosing the things of God will also mean refusing some of the lesser pleasures around us.