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Showing Forth the Messiah: How to Let Your Light Shine for Jesus

If you attended Sunday School classes, then you must have sung the hymn, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” Light is one of the most prevalent themes in the Bible. Jesus Christ used “light” several times as a pointer to who we should be as Christians.

Every Christian is a light, and we have a responsibility to let our light shine. We live in dark times, so dark that they seek to swallow up our light. However, we must resolve to let our light shine through the darkness that covers our world. The question that begs an answer is, “How do you let your light shine for Jesus?”

What it Means to Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world

In Matthew 5:16, Jesus tells us that we are the “light of the world.” What does that even mean?

Every person that accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. This means that God starts to dwell in such a person. When you have God inside you, you shouldn’t keep Him to yourself. Everyone around you should know that something has changed about you.

Jesus’ invitation to us is to make Him known through our lives and actions. It isn’t just about going around to preach or evangelize, but our daily relationships must beam Christ’s light. When we bring hope to others and help them come to Christ, we are letting our light shine.

How to Let Your Light Shine

Again, we live in very dark times, but you can brighten your world when you let your light shine. How can you do this? Here are a few pointers:

Study God’s Word

You cannot transmit light that you don’t have. For you to beam Christ’s light to the world, you must first have an abundance of this light in you. One way to fill your life with this light is to study God’s Word.

Psalms 119:105 describes God’s Word as light. To get more of Christ’s light, you need to spend time studying the Word. This includes reading the Bible, studying Christian resources, and listening to messages often.

The more you invest in getting God’s Word into your heart, the easier it is for you to let your light shine. You can begin by downloading the Messiah Devotional today.

Spread hope to others

Every human being experiences challenges regardless of age, gender, social status, or educational background. One way to let your light shine is to give people hope in times of despair.

Jesus Christ is our perfect example in this regard. Acts 10:38 says He went about doing good and healing diseases through the power of the Holy Spirit. As mentioned earlier, every Christian has this same Holy Spirit. It is only right to go around doing good and helping people that need our help.

Be kind in the face of hate

Not everyone is going to like you. Jesus Christ came as our Savior, yet people didn’t like Him. The same people He came to save ended up crucifying Him.

This is typically what some of us will face as Christians. You’re trying to be kind, yet you are faced with utmost hatred and rejection. Should you decline to help those who resent you? The answer is NO!

Regardless of the hate and unkindness around you, you must shine your light through kindness. Doing so could draw such individuals to the knowledge of Christ.

Offer Jesus to the World

Today, people hardly want to talk about God. Our world keeps getting more perverse and talking about Christ seems old-fashioned. People look at you like a freak when you act like Christ because it all seems strange.

Regardless, one thing is more evident than ever before, our world needs Jesus. You can become the beacon of light in your neighborhood to show the way to God. Your words, conduct, and actions should mirror Christ. Remember that you are the Bible the unbelievers read, so act right, speak right, and relate right.


God wants you to show forth the Messiah. This post has shown how you can let your light shine for Jesus Christ in different ways. What other ways do you know? Kindly share with us in the comments below. Meanwhile, read some other helpful articles about the Messiah on GodKulture.

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