How do you give glory to the One that already owns the Glory? Answer: Let Your Light Shine
Jesus said in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The way you let your light shine is by being yourself around people. Witness everywhere you go through your life, and use words at the right time.
You can sow seeds just by showing people that you are real. Some people call it friendship evangelism: being a genuine friend, touchable, genuinely caring for people - just letting your light shine. Darkness cannot remain where the Light of Heaven shines.
Jesus also said you are a city set on a hill. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nobody lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. As believers, we should live a life that brightly shines the gospel to those who have not heard it.
I heard a story about a guy who had his doorbell hooked up to a big buzzer in the back room. The buzzer was really loud and annoying. He wanted to change it so he put a light there instead that would illuminate when somebody pushed the doorbell. Problem solved - NOT!
The problem was the light would barely illuminate. He could not figure out what was wrong, so he called an electrician friend. His friend looked at it and told him, “Oh, you don’t understand. It takes more power to shine than it does to make noise.” Read that again!!!
Jesus said, “Let your light shine.” People will notice something different about you. If you are walking with God, it is reflected in your attitude, your work ethic, and your countenance. It is a visible difference that will lead some people to ask about your Faith. Then, you will be able to sow seeds just with your presence.
As a child of the King, walk in the manner that makes the King smile. God bless you - Shine Bright!
Coming soon! Salvation Station: Tuning into Wisdom by Ruben Gonzales with a foreword by Global Pastor Tommy Barnett.