The LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Thanks for praying with us.
Today we talked about how the judgement of God will be effective to remove not just the wicked from the earth, but the way of the wicked too. We're looking forward to a time when the way of wickedness won't even be available. We'll be free. What's more, we considered how, for an omniscient God, his "knowledge" of the way of the righteous has to mean more than just getting the facts about it right. God knows the way of the righteous because he walks that way too.
Or, to put it even more personally, since Jesus is the way, God knows the way of righteousness in the same way he knows and loves his Son. When we follow the way of righteousness, the way of Jesus, we're in the place where God's perfect love for his eternal Son rests. What glory!
Here are this week's specific requests and praises:
Staff Renew - The first couple weeks of January are an important time for us to recollect the previous work year, refine our work habits, and commit to new patterns. Keep praying for God's guidance as we finish our times of renewal as we seek to know ourselves, our work, and one another better.
New Office - The search continues for the next home for Wheatstone, starting April. Please pray the Lord open doors to the unique needs and opportunities for greater ministry capacity. Our short search has already provided possibilities. We pray that we enter this transition smoothly and with necessary finances.
CRM - We still have a lot of work to do to get our new CRM databases organized to their top potential (and will until the end of the month). Prayers appreciated!
Alumni Ministry - Pray for the new Alumni Advisory Board, in the process of being formed. Pray that God would put the right people on the team for this important beginning.
Alumni - Many of our alumni are going back to school in the next week or two. Pray that God would bless their studies.
Family Ministry - Continue to pray for Veronica and the Family Advisory Board as they craft ministry for parents and grandparents.
Group Registration - Pray that God would move churches and schools to sign up groups of students for this year's summer camp.
Spring Events - Pray for God's blessing on our full slate of talks, trainings, and gatherings throughout the spring. February is particularly full!
New Partners - Pray that God would bring many, many new friends at churches and schools to Wheatstone this year.
Community Training - Pray for Peter and Chad as they develop Wheatstone's next new training event this spring.
Benefactors and Monthly Givers - Pray for many new committed friends in 2016. We can't grow without an expanded base of benefactor and monthly giver support!
Today we studied this Psalm to help us pray:
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.