Tag Archive | let your light shine

Genesis 1:3 ” And God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light.”

God is associated with light, for He created it. But then in I John 1:5,  God is called the Light.  While in John 8:12,  Jesus called Himself the Light of the world.  This type of light defines life, salvation, prosperity, wisdom, and justice and something every Believer should be striving for.  But how?  II Corinthians 4:6 tells us, ” For God, Who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”  The answer is then easy…it’s Jesus.  For when there’s more of Him and less of us that light can shine brightly from within.

Mark 7:24 ” Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet He could not keep His presence secret.”

Initially, no one may have known Jesus was in town.  But people sensed something different happening…there was an awareness and feeling of hope and anticipation in the air…and they came searching for the source.  For the presence of Jesus could not be hidden.  Just as the indwelling Holy Spirit can not be hidden in us…it must be allowed to shine forth. As it tells us in Matthew 5:14-16, ” You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  Allow that light from within you to shine like a beacon for the lost and searching world.