Because of the indwelling Holy Spirit within each and every believer (1 Cor 6:19), we are expected to shine His light into the earth and upon all people.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. (Mt 5:14 NIV)
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Joh 8:12 NKJV)
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. (1 Thes 5:5 ESV)
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world . . . (Phil 2:14-15 ESV, underscoring added)
From these Bible passages, we are reminded again and again of the truth of the first statement in this article. We are called to be blameless and innocent children of God living within a crooked and corrupt world. Because of the life of the Lord dwelling within each one of us, we cannot help but SHINE as lights in the world.
Our light comes from Jesus—the Light of the World! Allow His light, love and mercy to be evident in you. Go ahead and be a brave and bright beacon right where you are! Hallelujah!