Every Thursday afternoon we highlight the writing of J. D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. This week J. D. writes about the relationship between God’s work (and sovereignty) and our prayers.
Here’s an excerpt:
The church in the U.S. desperately needs to awaken to the spectacular truth that when we pray, God goes to work. Too many of us hide behind God’s sovereignty: “Well, it’s all in God’s hands, so I’m sure he’ll work everything out.” But for the great men and women of faith in Scripture, God’s sovereignty didn’t prevent them from praying; it moved them to pray. Why? Because prayer is the sovereignly appointed way that God does his work.