Shine like light in a dark world, because you are the light of the world. The World where we live in, we find so many things that disappoint us. We are surrounded by people who are envious, greedy, jealous and quarrelsome. But at the same time there will be few people who amidst all these negativity will stay calm. Let’s shine like light that removes darkness. And darkness can never extinguish the light. The Bible says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:5).
Introspect where we stand
We must be careful about what we believe and how we live, especially when we are on our own. In the absence of fellowship, we must focus our attention and devotion even more on Christ, so that we are not side-tracked.
Bible says in Philippians 2 verses 12 to 15: “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act, in order to fulfil his good purpose.
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky, as you hold firmly to the word of life.” We have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.
Let’s shine like light
But the good news is we are not alone in our struggle to do God’s will. God wants to come alongside and be within us to help. He helps us to obey him and then gives us the power to do it. The secret to a changed life is to submit to His control and let Him work in us.
To be like Christ, we must condition ourselves to think like Christ. And for that we need the power of his Spirit. Only then will the world be able to see Christ through us. So shine like light in a dark world and remove darkness from the hearts of people. God bless.