I was playing a Red Light Green Light game, (I’m sure you know that game) with my boys, it was fun, but I did not win the game. They both were explaining to me that when it shows a red light you need to stop and don’t move, if you follow this, you will win, it is very easy mummy. I stopped there and started thinking that they were right. This is a very simple rule to win, If I just follow the commands.
Friends, I was also thinking how we behave or follow the command when God gives us a red light and a green light and how do we recognise those lights in our everyday life? All we need to do is just follow the instructions, and to realise where these instructions are and recognise the voice, and signs of the commander/Lord. When God gives us a red light, He is asking us to stop what we are doing, be still and know that I am the Lord your God, be sensitive to it. And when God overrules our plans to implement His own plans in our lives, just say, Amen! (It’s not easy, trust me I know but it’s not impossible).
God says in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Because he wants us to win this life’s game and He is on our side, working for our behalf so we can have a successful life.
The Psalmist says in Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you”.
May God continue to lead us to a place of peace, stillness, prosperity, and happiness. May we get time for stillness in our lives and reflect when God shows us red light in Jesus’ mighty name I pray. Amen.
with lots of love and blessings.
Rev Kathreen Shahbaz