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 Take Shortcuts

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    Am I the only one that gets in hurry and tries to take shortcuts at times or do you find yourself doing that as well? I want to share a devotional that I found very convicting on that subject and pray it will be a blessing to you as well.

    I am the Prince of Peace. As I said to My disciples, I say also you: Peace be with you. Since I am your constant Companion, My Peace is steadfastly with you. When you keep your focus on Me, you experience both My Presence and My Peace. Worship Me as King of kings, Lord of lords, and Prince of Peace.

    You need My Peace each moment to accomplish My purposes in your life. Sometimes you are tempted to take shortcuts, in order to reach your goal as quickly as possible. But if the shortcut requires turning your back on My peaceful Presence, you must choose the longer route. Walk with Me along paths of Peace; enjoy the journey in My Presence.

    I know the times I get in a hurry and try to take a shortcut, I usually make a mess of things. It is much easier to pray about it and seek God’s direction than doing my own thing. You would think after 38 years of ministry, I wouldn’t make that mistake anymore, but I am still His workmanship and thankful He is patient with me!

    Help us continue providing resources of care for pastors and their families.

    Pin It on Pinterest