Tuesday April 23, 2019

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

We didn’t have a shift at the hospital this morning, but both Jeff and I were scheduled this afternoon. We tried to get school done before we left and managed to do that with Lucia. David had a rough go of Math today, but he finally came around, just in time for us to leave for our shift. Anjali claimed to be working on her Math as we were leaving, but failed to finish it and her Science. On top of the frustrations with the lack of determination with school, the kids were asked to clean up the kitchen while we were gone, but as I walked in the door after the shift I walked into a messy kitchen that needed to be cleaned before I was able to start dinner.

Our shift at the hospital was wonderful, though we were surprised to see that one of the children that had been there for a month was no longer there. We had been praying that God would find a home for him and according to the limited conversation I was able to have with the nurses, they were able to find a placement for him. We are hoping our understanding of the nurses explanation was correct because that would be an answer to our prayers. God knew this little boy needed a home and He provided what was “acceptable and perfect”.

This scripture follows yesterday scripture perfectly. Paul’s letter to the Romans is reminding us to open our minds so we can “discern what is the will of God” and, in my opinion, this will allow us to live out our belief that “… God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2). When we give our lives to God and allow Him to work on our behalf, we will experience a life without fear. We will still have ups and downs, trials and tribulations, joys and concerns, etc., but with God as our foundation the outcome of each situation will always be His will, which means it will be “good and acceptable and perfect”.

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