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.

    Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table

    Monday, August 28, 2023

    I would like to recommend a book to you today that I found very helpful. How many times do we believe the enemy’s lies and allow him to sit at our table. How many times have we invited the enemy to sit with us at the table God prepared for us and Him? I would say way too many times!

    I love where in the first chapter of the book Louie Giglio shares a difficult time he was having in ministry and he reached out to a friend to tell him what was happening and how wrong he was being treated. Louie was wanting empathy and confirmation from this friend, but instead the friend wrote back with these nine words: “Don’t give the enemy a seat at your table.” Louie thought, that’s all you have to say to this situation? Then Louie unpacks this statement in the book and it is so enlightening.

    Here is a description of what you will glean from this book:

    It’s time to win the battle of your mind…You don’t have to let negative thoughts control your life. You don’t have to allow the Enemy to influence your thinking. You have power through Jesus Christ to take control of your thoughts and emotions. Jesus invites you to a table that He has prepared for you—a table where the Enemy is not invited.

    I believe these nine words have the ability to change our lives, if we will allow them to. I would encourage you to make this book a priority read and I believe you will refer back to it many times.

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