Habitual Judging

Posted by | April 22, 2019 | Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments
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I shared a blog with you back in January on the subject, “Don’t judge a person by their outward appearance,” which I believe hit us all because we are all guilty. Shortly after sharing that blog, my devotion was on that same subject, so I want to share it with you today.

Come to Me and Rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather–as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.

Relate to me as creature to Creator, sheep to Shepherd, subject to King, clay to Potter. Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of Life.

I don’t think we can be reminded too much on this subject because we do waste a lot of valuable time judging others or situations. I want to encourage you to concentrate more on your walk with the Lord and allow Him to be on the forefront of your thoughts instead of others and other situations.

I love the next to last sentence of the devotion, “The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal.” Ouch! But instead, “Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of life.” Let’s make sure we are keeping our focus on Him!

About 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.

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