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.

    I Have Called You by Name

    Monday, June 02, 2014

    As we begin another month in 2014, it is hard to believe we are almost half way through the year. I pray you are staying balanced between family, your spiritual life and ministry. Allow this devotional from “Jesus Today” to speak to you in that area.

                I have called you by name; you are mine. No matter how isolated you may sometimes feel, you belong to Me! I have redeemed you by paying the full penalty for your sins. Nothing can separate you from My loving Presence. I called you to Myself in the most personal way; reaching down into the circumstances of your life, speaking into the intricacies of your heart and mind. Although I have vast numbers of followers, you are not a number to Me. I always speak to you by name. In fact, you are so precious to Me that I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.

                When world events are swirling around you and your personal world feels unsteady, don’t let your mind linger on those stressors. Tell yourself the truth: “Yes, this world is full of trouble, but Jesus is with me and He is in control.” It is this but Jesus factor that makes all the difference in your life. Change the subject from problems to My Presence many times daily by whispering, “But Jesus…” and looking to me.

                Isaiah 43:1 “The Lord who created you, O Israel says, Don’t be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.”



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