“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” – Matthew 5:14
The purpose of light is to shine, illuminate a space and take out darkness. The purpose of a believer is to shine the light of Christ in the midst of a dark world. Do you see the correlation?
Our anchor scripture clearly states who we are – the light of the world. The fact that we are lights suggest we cannot (and should not) be hidden!
This is a very popular scripture yet we still find some believers living short of this. Hence the question, “How do you shine your light?”
Primarily, this means to publicize the message of the gospel to everyone and in every way.
In our day, the avenues for preaching the gospel are limitless but underutilized by believers. The narrative has to change.
“These were His instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into his fields. Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves.’” Luke 10:2-3 (NLT)
These verses reiterate the magnitude of the work of evangelism and a need for every one of us to be active participants.
It is not enough to live morally acceptable lives. We must constantly remember that it is the gospel that liberated us from the kingdom of darkness and only this gospel can save others too.
The gospel of Christ must be preached; this is the will of the Father.
Therefore, do away with small thinking. The light you have is for the whole world so be bold about it. Don’t try to hide this good news. It’s worth sharing!
“I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-5
In verse 5, Jesus says as long as He is in the world, He is the light of the world. Thankfully, He resides in you now. So, as long as He is in you, you are the light of the world. Go ahead and shine.
SAY THIS: My light is not little; it is the light of the world. In all I do, I shine my light.