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Absolute Control (Psalm 119:91)

They stand this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants. Psalm 119:91
  We must reflect on the previous verse to understand the first statement in this verse.  
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. Psalm 119:90
  The psalmist is continuing his remarks about God’s role in establishing the earth. The fact that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things is based on what God has ordained. He is in control of all things and perfectly accomplishes all of His purposes. The psalmist then makes it clear that everything is ultimately a servant of God.  
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16–17
Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure”… Isaiah 46:9–10
  As sinful people living in a sinful world, it can seem as though life is both random and chaotic. And yet the psalmist reminds us that this is far from the truth. God is very intentional and will perfectly accomplish all He intends. Even the wicked are not beyond God’s control!  
The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs 16:4
  And the greatest nations and powers on earth cannot thwart God’s plans.  
The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Psalm 33:10–11
  We can be encouraged, even when we cannot understand all that God is doing, because we know He is in control.

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58