Church of the Living Word

Look for Opportunities to Let Your Light Shine
By Matt Walkoe   December 3rd, 2017

We are to be a light to the world, an expression of God’s love. The holiday season is a great time to let your light shine before men. The world has no illustration of God being alive in the earth unless we, as believers, reveal Him.

When we do the simplest, most natural things in our daily lives, something can come through that people recognize. It is the presence of the Lord, Christ in us, the hope of glory. Look at how Jesus moved in this when He met the Samaritan woman at the well. Tired after a long journey, He might have just ignored her. But He sensed her need and took advantage of the opportunity. By simply asking for a drink, He began a conversation that changed her life.

Like Jesus, we should always be looking for the opportunities to minister the love of God. Here are a few simple steps that can help us in this. First, expect opportunities to come. Believe that you are prepared for this; do not be unbelieving about it. Opportunity may not often come knocking at your door, so take advantage of it when it does. Learn the voice of the Holy Spirit. The more you respond when He nudges you, the more your relationship with Him will deepen. Learn to do this in the normal rhythms of life by engaging with the people around you. If something is real and alive to you, share it with others; it can be that simple.

If the Lord shows you to do something, then do it. You may just sow a seed of hope and love, or you may reap the harvest of another’s labor. Do not be too concerned about the outcome, or who is watching you. There is life and spiritual feeding in being a channel that God can use to touch people. The light you have will increase as you let it shine. Believe for the opportunities. Embrace Jesus’ admonition to be the light of the world.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:16; John 4:5-8, 28-38; Revelation 3:8; (Colossians 1:27); (I Thessalonians 5:19); Matthew 10:32.

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