A few days ago, I was in my car on the way to pick up my son from school, and I stopped at a traffic light.
I’m not sure how it happened but apparently I wasn’t paying attention when the light turned green. So the car behind me honked their horn to “politely” tell me to start driving. No, I was not looking at my phone, in fact, I was kind of in a lull. I’m not really sure what happened, I just know that I wasn’t paying attention to the green light.
Yesterday, I was in an elevator at the hotel I’m currently staying at and as the door was closing a man came from nowhere and stopped the door from closing and got on.
After the elevator door closed he let our a sigh, leaned against the wall, and was grimacing in pain. Me, being perceptive and a great conversationalist (sarcasm) said, “Do you hurt?”
He looked at me like I was half stupid and said, “Umm. Yes.”
As the elevator door opened I said, “Wait.” I took him by the hand and prayed God would heal him. And The Lord did! The pain that he had felt instantly left. He left a little perplexed because he didn’t know God and didn’t want to hear about God, but a seed was sown and the Kingdom was released. (I’m praying that The Holy Spirit keeps brining this encounter to his mind. I mean, how does one reconcile this?)
We’ve been given a green light.
My favorite verses in the bible are Matthew 10:7-8.
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal thesick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
If I can be honest, 2 years ago, I never would have prayed with that man. Now, I may have said, “I’ll pray for you.” and never actually prayed. But something in my life has shifted.
I have came to the revelation that Jesus has given us permission to live with a green light.
I don’t need to be asked to pray for someone and I don’t need to “feel led” to pray with someone who has a need, I just live my life giving away what I’ve been given.
Don’t fall into a lull.
I believe that everyday God gives us each opportunities to manifest His goodness, to demonstrate the Kingdom, but we are in a lull or we fall to realize that we already have permission.
And so we never do anything other than go to church and post inspirational bible verses on Facebook.
The world does not need Christians who live with a perpetual red light. I honestly believe the world needs Christians who live knowing the light is always green.
And so today, be aware of your surroundings, the Lord just may want you to release His goodness.
The light is green.