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.

    Be a Mary

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    As you begin another busy week, I want to challenge you to begin it on the right track by spending time alone with God. Please allow the following devotional from Jesus is Calling to speak deep into your heart.

                            Come Away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will  find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me.

                            You live among people who glorify busyness; they have made time a tyrant that controls their lives. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity.

                            I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path, making time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. It is a pathway largely unappreciated and often despised. However, you have chosen the better thing, which will never be taken away from you. Moreover, as you walk close to Me, I can bless others through you.

    Some of you are saying, “that would never be me as a pastor’s wife.” Let’s be real and take our masks off and see things as they really are. I know there have been times in my life that I have gotten so caught up in “the doing” that I have missed out in the sweet fellowship with my Lord.

    Luke 10:41 & 42 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

    Don’t let life and ministry take away your time with Him. If you have, ask for forgiveness in allowing the busyness of life to control you instead of allowing Him to control, and get back on track with spending time with Him. Be a Mary!

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