Dear Daughter of Day,
God is giving you a command in this season-Be the light. He is not telling us to be like anyone else or to get caught up in who the world wants us to be. He is saying, “Be the light.” Jesus knows a thing or two about being the light. When Jesus came into the world, He was referred to as The Light of the World. In John 8:12 in the ESV version it says, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus was comfortable saying I AM the light of the whole world. We all know that the world can be a dark place but He was comfortable and confident that He was called to eliminate the darkness. Now, He is calling us to walk in His footsteps and cast out that same darkness. Yes, you can cast out the darkness of depression, fear, doubt, suicide, shaming, hate, feelings of unworthiness and loneliness, just to name a few.
In Matthew 5:14 He gives us a further description. “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.” Now Jesus is referring to us as the light of the world as well. He said that we would do greater things than He did once He left the earth. He is entrusting us to not only the carry His light but to Be the Light. His instructions tell us not to hide our light. If we walk with joy and with an air of confidence in our God, we will draw others unto us. Then we can direct them to our God.
We can be the light in our homes, at our jobs and everywhere that we go. We can be the light by sharing a word of encouragement, offering a smile or giving a hug. If we hide our light or walk by someone without allowing God to move through us we may leave someone else in a dark place. Everywhere out feet trod we can light up that path, that place or that point of contact. You may not be called to every individual but as you become sensitive to His Spirit He will show you who to reach out to on your daily journey. When the opportunity is there, take it!
If everyone follows this command there will be more light than darkness in this world.
Are you ready to follow the command and answer the call to Be the Light?