Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. Psalm 1 NIV
You know our hearts and our thoughts before we think them. We stand ready for correction and renewing of our spirits by You for anything that is not of You. Lord, we take nothing for granted and will always seek You early–while You may be found–for wisdom and direction in all things so our living for You is not in vain.
We know that You know the wicked from the righteous and we entreat You to keep the righteous covered–from all the destructive devices the enemy uses in opposition of You.
We thank You for our faith that will not waver under the attack of naysayers and those who plot to do evil. We thank You for Your Word–we use as both a shield and sword against the attacks of the wicked. We thank You for the courage and strength and determination to keep our feet moving–doing good and not evil. We are grateful for Your love and wisdom and direction and our hope remains in You, not man or woman.
And even as the wicked–continue to plot the downfall of those who love You--we continue to praise You for Your goodness and mercy that will follow us all the days of our lives. We continue to lift our hands and our voices–magnifying You, O God–for all You will accomplish in the earth through those who love You and obey Your Word. We continue to stand up and speak out against injustice and wrongdoing against those who have no voice and are ignored.
We thank You for victory in every area of our lives and that You will allow us to see the humiliation of all who are evil and plot evil against those who love You.
In Jesus’ name we pray and thank You, Amen!