By Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

    A Refreshed Mind

    Monday, January 07, 2019

    As we begin a new year, I want to share one of my devotionals from some time back that I felt was very fitting for us as we make some new goals for the year. I don’t like to say resolutions because we seem to break those but let’s set some spiritual goals for 2019.

    I pray that you won’t let the business of ministry and life get in the way of your spiritual walk with the Lord and as you begin this year you will make your quiet time a priority to keep you spiritually balanced.

    Let this devotional speak to your heart!

    Let the dew of My Presence refresh your mind and heart. So many, many things vie for your attention in this complex world of instant communication. The world has changed enormously since I first gave the command to be still and know that I am God. However, this timeless truth is essential for the well-being of your soul. As dew refreshes grass and flowers during the stillness of the night, so My Presence revitalizes you as you sit quietly with Me.

    A refreshed, revitalized mind is able to sort out what is important and what is not. In its natural condition, your mind easily gets stuck on trivial matters. Like the spinning wheels of a car trapped in mud, the cogs of your brain spin impotently when you focus on a trivial thing. As soon as you start communicating with Me about the matter, your thoughts gain traction and you can move on to more important things. Communicate with Me continually, and I will put My thoughts into your mind. 

    As this devotional says, there are so many things that vie for our time and with the instant communication that we all have, it is hard to be still and empty our minds. But I want to challenge you to do that exact thing this week and make it a habit. If we make that a habit, we would be better balanced spiritually and emotionally and more effective in ministry and at home.

    Allow Him to refresh you!

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