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.

    Rest in My Presence

    Monday, July 06, 2015

    Are you ever guilty of jumping into the day full force and not even taking the time to thank God for another day much less slow down long enough to have a quiet time with Him? I know I am. That is why the following devotion hit me right in the face.

    Rest in My Presence, allowing Me to take charge of this day. Do not bolt into the day like a racehorse suddenly released. Instead, walk purposefully with Me, letting Me direct your course one step at a time. Thank Me for each blessing along the way; this brings Joy to both you and Me. A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking. Thankfulness enables you to see the abundance I shower upon you daily. Your prayers and petitions are winged into heaven’s throne room when they are permeated with thanksgiving. In everything give thanks, for this is My will for you.

    I want to challenge you, myself included, to slow down this week and rest in His presence. We too often get in front of God or maybe even sometimes leave God out until we have made such a mess we come running to Him to fix our mess. Let’s be diligent in our quiet time with Him and learn to rest in Him and be grateful in all things!


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