You Are The Light.

You Are the Light

What It Means to Be the Light of the World.

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As children of God, we are called to be the light of the world. This profound statement is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and carries significant implications for our lives and ministries. In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus says:

“You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

This passage emphasizes that as believers, we carry the light of Christ within us. Our role is to shine brightly in a world that is often shrouded in darkness, demonstrating the love and truth of God through our actions and words.

The Light Cannot Be Hidden

The metaphor of light is powerful because light dispels darkness. Even a small light can pierce through the blackest night. Similarly, our faith and the presence of Christ in our lives are meant to be visible and transformative. Jesus’ teaching makes it clear that we should not hide our light. Instead, we are to place it on a stand for all to see, allowing others to witness the goodness and grace of God through us.

Seasons of Hiding and Consecration

There are times in our spiritual journey when we may find ourselves in a season of hiding or consecration. These seasons can be necessary for growth, reflection, and preparation. However, it is crucial to discern when it is time to step out of these seasons and shine our light brightly. Staying too long in a season of hiding can stem from fear of the unknown or reluctance to move forward. Yet, we must remember that God is with us in every season and will never leave us nor forsake us.

Trusting God to Step Out

When the Lord calls us out of one season and into another, we must trust in His guidance and protection. It is essential to recognize that our role as the light of the world means stepping out in faith and courage. Hiding our light not only limits our potential impact but also denies the world the love and truth of Jesus that we are meant to share.

Gideon: From Hiding to Hero

A biblical example of someone who transitioned from hiding to stepping boldly into God’s calling is Gideon. Gideon’s story is found in Judges 6-8. During a time of oppression by the Midianites, Gideon was found hiding in a winepress, threshing wheat to keep it from the enemy. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior” (Judges 6:12).

Gideon’s initial reaction was one of doubt and fear. He questioned the angel and doubted his own abilities. However, the Lord assured Gideon of His presence and commissioned him to save Israel from the Midianites. Judges 6:14-16 records this interaction:

“The Lord turned to him and said, ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?’ ‘Pardon me, my lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.’ The Lord answered, ‘I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.'”

Empowered and encouraged by God, Gideon stepped out of hiding. He gathered an army, followed God’s unconventional battle strategy, and led Israel to a miraculous victory. Gideon’s story reminds us that God equips and strengthens us to fulfill our divine assignments, even when we feel inadequate or afraid.

Encouragement to Step Out Boldly

Beloved friends, I pray that the Lord gives you and me the courage to step out boldly and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Our obedience to God’s calling has the potential to impact countless lives. There are destinies connected to our “yes” to the Lord. It is time to step out of hiding and be the light in this dark world.


In a world desperate for hope and love, we are called to be the light. We must trust in God’s guidance, step out in faith, and let our light shine. Just as Gideon moved from fear to faith and saw God’s power manifest through him, we too can experience God’s mighty works when we step into our calling.

Encouraging Prayer

Heavenly Father, we thank You for calling us to be the light of the world. Grant us the courage and faith to step out of hiding and shine brightly for Your glory. Help us to trust in Your presence and guidance as we navigate different seasons in our lives. Empower us to be Your hands and feet, spreading Your love and truth to those around us. May our lives reflect Your goodness and draw others closer to You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Let us embrace our calling and shine with the light of Christ, transforming the world one step at a time.

GOD Loves You So Much.

At His Feet,


Healing Well Of JESUS Ministries Intl.

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