I can admit it, most days I don't feel like much of a light. I feel dim and grungy. Like a candle trying to stay lit.
Then Jesus cried out, “Those who believe in me do not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When they look at me, they see the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." John 12:44 - 46
Most of the time I worry that I'm not living up to what I should be for Christ. I worry that I've tarnished his reputation. But then I remember, He's the SAVIOR - my savior.
Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Those who walk in the dark do not know where they are going. Put your trust in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” John 12: 35 - 36a
How do I shine brighter? I want to be bright enough that others find my God from my life.
Those who love their fellow believers live in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. I John 2:10
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. I John 1:5 - 7