Pastor Robert begins a new series on prayer. God is sovereign and He does not change. The Enemy often twists these characteristics of God into reasons not to pray, when they are the two most powerful reasons to pray.
In the book of John, Jesus repeatedly taught that when we pray “in His name” our prayers would be answered. So why would we not pray? We often make the subconscious decision not to pray because of complacency, unbelief or discouragement. The top two reasons to pray are the sovereignty and immutability of God.
Sovereignty means supremacy. The word “will” means “desire.” God’s sovereignty doesn’t mean that if something is God’s will (desire) it will happen, no matter what. God created us in His image, which means that we also have a will. Many people exercise their will to choose something other than God’s will. He wants us to partner our will with His through prayer. The good that happens in our lives is because our will moves God’s will from heaven to earth. God is the supreme ruler and owner of the earth, but He has given the management of it to us. Whether or not God’s will and destiny for your life comes to pass is dependent upon whether or not you will partner with Him in prayer.
The immutability of God means that He cannot change. God can’t and won’t change His character, but He will change His mind. His unchanging character is all the more reason to pray! He is always compassionate, forgiving and merciful. Therefore, when we partner with Him in prayer, like Abraham and Moses did, He will relent (change His mind). He is looking for people who will join hands with Him to bring change on earth.