Most of us probably grew up singing,”This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine”. I doubt many of us had an idea of what that light even was but we joyfully sung about it. In John 8:12 Jesus said,”I am the Light of the World”. He goes on to say, “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life”. The reference of Jesus being the light refers to the light of His truth, His word, and of eternal life. If we walk in His light, we will never walk in spiritual darkness.
Just as a candle lit in a dark room illuminates and dispels darkness, so is our presence in this dark world when we walk Jesus’ light. How can we be a light? First, we have to choose not to practice a life of sin. We must keep our hearts open to repentance so that when sin creeps into our lives, it can be denounced. That is why it is important for us to walk in transparency because it keeps us aware of the tricks of the enemy, our weaknesses, and keeps us free. However, if we do find ourselves in darkness, we can always draw closer to the light of truth. When we do, we will reflect the light of life and others will see it. It becomes evident not just in our words but moreso in our deeds. Then, we will be credible witnesses of the gospel in action.
1) Are we reliable?
2) Do we walk in truth?
3) Are we ready and willing to share our faith with others?
4) Is it evident that we are walking in the love of God by the way we treat others?
5) Are people better because they know us?
I’m sure we all have work to do because we should want to be vessels of God’s light and His love. We want to live in a way that exalts Christ and draws others to Him. When we show up, our light should shine but God is the one who gets the glory because it is actually His light shining through us and not our own. This should be the purpose of everything we do.
As commanded in Matt. 5:16:
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Light It Up! 🕯️🕯️🕯️