In last week’s sermon I asked the question, “If I need one million dollars and I walk into a room and there you are talking to Bill Gate who would I most likely ask to help me – you or Bill Gate?” Bill Gate of course! Why? Because he’s a billionaire and has tons of money. No different with prayer. You must believe that God CAN answer your prayers.
Many of us limit God by our own human pictures of what God can and cannot do. We therefore need to know who God is. We must know who we are talking with and praying to. We must make sure that the God we are praying to is the God of the bible.
So who is God? Let’s turn to the bible, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19) Did you get that? You are talking to Someone who is not human. You are praying to Someone who is not a human being like you or me. He is God.
Ok, I get it, so what is the point? Let me put it this way, if God cannot lie that means when our experience and circumstances disagree with the bible, His Word, guess who is telling the truth – that’s right, God. Listen to God’s Word again, “Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.” (Rom. 3:4) So
here’s my suggestion. Make God’s Word your solid foundation in everything you do in life. Let His Word be the truth and your circumstances and experiences be measured by God’s Word. Not the other way round.
Today’s sermon will look into practical areas like your habits, system of beliefs and character. These are the foundations you’re standing on while praying. When they are transformed by God’s Word, you will start to pray differently than how you’re praying now. Because your image of who God is determines your prayers, determines the way you are praying.