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Cherished Memories (Psalm 119:93)

I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me. Psalm 119:93
As a general rule, we remember the things that we most cherish. We don’t remember them because we have to; we remember them because they are important to us. The psalmist remembers God’s word because of how it impacted his life. It was through the truth of God’s word that the psalmist was given life. How do we think of renewal? We think of it as something God does by his Holy Spirit, which is right, but we tend to forget the link between the Holy Spirit and God’s Word. We must remember that the Word and the Spirit always go together… God speaks to us through the Word, and only through the Word does the Spirit renew us inwardly.1 Don’t ever lose sight of the value of God’s word. Without it, we would have no life, no hope, no proper perspective of this life or eternity.
…for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine…” John 8:31
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17
Even in the midst of Job’s great afflictions, he said:
“I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12
 1 Boice, J. M. (2005). Psalms 107–150: An Expositional Commentary (p. 1014). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

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