Red light, Green light

We took our pastor to Texas de Brazil for his birthday this year. If you’ve never been there, you owe it to yourself to try it at least once. In case you haven’t been there, let me explain how the restaurant works. After the host seats you, he or she will point out the circular cards at each seat. Each card has one green side and one red side. As their guest, you and you alone are in control of your card. If you flip the card to green, different servers, each with some type of delicious food will come to you and offer you as much or as little as you want. If you flip the card to red, the flow of heavenly goodness comes to a screeching halt – nobody will offer you food. It was so easy and so nice to be the one that controlled the flow of goodness.

When we think about it, prayer is a lot like this, specifically in those moments when we talk to God about what we want in life– our dreams, goals, and desires. I wonder how many of us are red lighting God because we aren’t willing to ask?

Ephesians 3:20: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”

That’s one of my favorite passages of scripture. The apostle Paul is reminding us that God can do more than you could ask and more than you could even imagine! God is even bigger than you think He is! So I want to ask you this, what are you asking God for? What are you imagining? Maybe it’s time to give God the green light and see all the goodness He will bring your way!