You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)
Are you aware of how important you are? To God you are a masterpiece.
By developing a deeper relationship with God you can be just like Jesus was on earth – a light at the end of a tunnel for those going through dark seasons.
The Bible says in John 1:4, and in many other verses, that Jesus is the light. Christ presented Himself as the light when He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Once you have Him in your heart you can also be a light – just like He said in Matthew 5:14.
Why is it important to be a light and share faith? To understand this, it’s important to consider the opposite of faith, which can be described as darkness. What can you see in the dark? Nothing! So when your friends are hopeless and feel like they can’t see past their troubles, you can be the one that God uses to point them towards His light. Through your actions, your friends can see that there is more to life than feeling useless, angry, depressed, or insecure.
This doesn’t mean that you need worry about how to share faith. It simply means that if you’ve experienced God, then you know how good He is and you can naturally inspire others with a testimony, for example. Or you can demonstrate His goodness in many different ways like showing kindness, being understanding, and helping someone going through tough times.
We understand that it can be hard to know the right time to take these actions or to share faith. It’s also difficult to defend everything you believe. But walking with God is exciting because it’s a journey that pushes you beyond your limits! You can feel empowered to talk about hope even during a time you can’t find it anywhere except in Christ. With God’s help it’s possible to overcome shyness and become someone who fearlessly talks about things that matter – someone who is a light in the dark.
If this all sounds confusing, rest assured that God has all the answers. He can use you to light up someone’s path today. It’s simple. You really don’t have to spend an hour preaching in order to share faith. He is creative and can show you many ways to glow. With His help, you can be a lighthouse casting light for those sailing in the dark.
The Voke app can help you in this process of getting to know God and bringing hope to others. We know that some of your friends may feel discouraged and burdened. But a simple word – or video – can help them realise how much they matter and that there’s a solution for whatever they’re facing.
Be a light everywhere – even on social media. Download the Voke app and send hope to a friend today.