Matthew 5: 14 -16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid”. “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house “. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven”.
From the above scripture you can see that it is God-s desire for you to be a light. The bible says that you should arise and shine because darkness has covered the world. Darkness represents the works of the enemy and evil. When light shines in darkness, the darkness disappears, so also God desires that your life should confront dark powers. Since God has said you are a light, let us look at the characteristics of the light that God wants you to have.
1. Light confronts darkness:
Anywhere light is darkness cannot stay. So also God does not want you to ignore darkness but rather God wants you to
expose and disgrace all forms of darkness. When you see the enemies in operation do not keep quiet, confront him with all you have.
2. Light cannot be hidden:
Many Christians are hiding and many are silent about their faith. Keeping quiet about your faith is like lighting a candle and hiding it under your bed. Do not hide your faith, share it with the world and do not be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
3. Light is silent:
As powerful and effective as light is, light never makes noise. Light never boast so also God wants you to be effective without making noise about yourself. In other words do not just talk the talk but walk the walk. Do not just say but also do. Actions speak louder than words so become a man or woman of actions and let your works speak for you
So my brethren, do not sit down but arise and shine. Men and women are in darkness and many more are stumbling in the dark. God wants to use you as a light to deliver men and women from the snare of the devil. Make yourself available to God and let him use you so that through you many can be saved.