Loving the things of God

“Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;” (Hebrews 11:25)

Moses was born into a Jewish family who we’re enslaved in Egypt. The Pharaoh at the time was threatened by the rapid expansion of the Jewish community. He commanded that all the male children should be killed. Moses’s mother hid him when he was born and after 3 months put him in a basket and he was found and raised by Pharaoh’s daughter. (Exodus 1-2)

The time came when Moses had to chose between living like an Egyptian and enjoying the luxury of the palace or admit his heritage and work to free his people. Why would Moses give up the “easy” life of luxury in the palace to suffer with the people of his origin? How many of us would give up the chance to live in wealth to admit to who we are?

This would not have been an easy choice for Moses but God knew ahead of time the kind of person that Moses was destined to be. No wonder Moses is considered as one of the greatest prophets, who spoke to God and heard him audibly.

“And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”” (Numbers 12:6-8)

So intimate was God’s relationship with Moses that he confronted his siblings Miriam and Aaron when they spoke against him. God honours obedience and he places value in those who are willing to deny themselves to do his will. “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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October 26, 2020

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