How can I let my light shine?

Here's the answer:

We can tell others about Jesus and His gift of salvation.

As children of God, it is our privilege to tell people about the good news of Jesus, and to show the world Jesus’ kindness toward them. Matthew 5:16 says, "...Let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven."

As believers, we can choose to show the world that Jesus is living inside of us. Here are some examples from the Bible on how we can let our light shine for Jesus:

• We can help care for people’s needs. Titus 3:14 says, "Our people must learn to commit themselves to doing what is good. Then they can provide for people when they are in great need. If they do that, their lives won’t turn out to be useless." As we care for people’s needs, we can share the gospel with them.

• We can speak up for others. Proverbs 31:8-9 says, "Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves. Speak up for the rights of all those who are poor. Speak up and judge fairly. Speak up for the rights of those who are poor and needy." As believers in Jesus, we can choose to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

• We can share about Jesus! Mark 16:15 says, He (Jesus) said to them, "Go into all the world. Preach the good news to everyone." As believers in Jesus, we can choose to let the world know the good news of Jesus—that He died for them.

Bible Truth

"God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right" (2 Timothy 3:16).

"Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding. It never came simply because a prophet wanted it to. Instead, the Holy Spirit guided the prophets as they spoke. So prophecy comes from God" (2 Peter 1:20–21).