Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Special Guest Post - A Gift for Your Pastor's Wife

A Gift for Your Pastor's Wife. . .
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."
~ II Corinthians 1:3-5
This has been my "Life Verse" for many years . . . even before becoming a pastor's wife. And over the last few years, I've learned something: Most people in ministry have similar convictions. And . . . sometimes those people who have made God's Kingdom their life's work become so busy in their obedience to the work of their church or ministry, that they become a stranger to the God of their work.
Ministry pulls at its servants both positively and negatively in terms of our own spiritual walk. Satan attacks ministry in the most unsuspecting ways and through the most unsuspecting people. It is not easy work. Obedience to God's call brings great reward, unspeakable joy, untold heartache, indescribable sorrow, and an immense void filled only by solitude. The solitude is hard to find . . . .
"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."
~ Luke 5:16 To read more of this post by Esthermay at Heart of a Pastor's Wife continue here

5 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

My very good friend before God called her home was my Pastor's wife. It was a hard calling at times. Hugs to you today!

He And Me + 3 said...

Being in the ministry is definitely tough, you have to be called. It takes a very special person to be a Pastor as well as a Pastors wife. They are truly the helpmates.
My mother is a Pastors wife...there is noone like her. Selfless and always giving. God sure blessed my father with her.

Jinxie said...

I can't imagine what its like to be a pastor's wife. I know how much pressure I feel at time when I am serving in areas at our church. Hugs and stuff, Martha

Marsha said...

Esthermay did an excellent job with this. Thanks for bringing to our attention.

Denise said...

Bless you Estermay.