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.

    Am I Willing to Follow God?

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    I dare say we have all battled with surrendering to follow God at times. There are times we want to take things into our own hands and work it out, but instead we end up making a mess. Then there are times we feel like we can’t hear God or see what He is doing so we become discouraged or maybe even angry.

    If you have been there, or maybe you are there right now, I want to share a devotional from Sarah Young that I believe we need to keep in front of ourselves at all times to remind us God does have a plan and He hasn’t left us. We as women want to see the big picture but that isn’t always what He has for us or what is best. I pray you will allow this devotional to speak to your heart as it did to mine.

    Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts you must walk by faith—not by sight. This doesn’t mean closing your eyes to what is all around you. It means subordinating the visible world to the invisible Shepherd of your soul.

    Sometimes I lead you up a high mountain with only My hand to support you. The higher you climb, the more spectacular the view becomes; also, the more keenly you sense your separation from the world with all its problems. This frees you to experience exuberantly the joyous reality of My Presence. Give yourself fully to these Glory-moments, awash in dazzling Light. I will eventually lead you down the mountain, back into community with others. Let My Light continue to shine within you as you walk among people again.

    Let’s work on submitting to His will.



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