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.

    God’s Presence

    Monday, November 22, 2021

    These past two years have been so challenging in so many ways. The stress of COVID at work, in our families, and church has been overwhelming. The division it has caused is so unbelievable and it has caused us to take our eyes off of the Lord many times.

    I would like to share a devotion from a couple of weeks back that was right on target for me and I pray it will be a blessing to you.

    “Try to stay conscious of Me as you go step by step through this day. My Presence with you is both a promise and a protection. My final statement just before I ascended into heaven was Surely I am with you always. That promise was for all of My followers, without exception.

    The Promise of My Presence is a powerful protection. As you journey through your life, there are numerous pitfalls along the way. Many voices clamor for your attention, enticing you to go their way. A few steps away from your true path are pits of self-pity and despair, plateaus of pride and self-will. If you take your eyes off Me and follow another’s way, you are in grave danger. Even well-meaning friends can lead you astray if you let them usurp My place in your life. The way to stay on the path of Life is to keep your focus on Me. Awareness of My Presence is your best protection.” – Jesus Calling

    Many voices are clamoring for our attention and we can so easily get off track and allow fear and anxiety to overtake us. I want to encourage you to stay focused on God’s Presence in your life.

    And as far as the voices we hear about COVID, I want to encourage you to live by this: “I will be careful but not fearful.”

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