Let Your Light Shine — Part 3

February 21, 2022

One of the most important aspects of letting our light shine before men is this: in order to be light, we need to first be filled with light. Consider a lamp in the Bible times – in order to give light, it needed to first be filled with oil. In the same way, we were not designed to produce light; we were made to simply contain light. As we walk in relationship with the God who is Light, we are filled with light and can then be the “light of the world”!

In scripture we see that God is Light and Jesus is Light. It is almost shocking then when we hear Jesus say to His disciples, “You are the light of the world”! How does this work? Just like the moon can only be light as it reflects the light of the sun, so we as disciples of Christ can only be light as we reflect Christ. We have no light in ourselves. It is the very life and light of Jesus that is to shine through us!

  • Gabe Cleator, Host

    Gabe Cleator loves Jesus and desires to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with Christ as the All-Sufficient One. Gabe holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Ministries, is author of the book Always and in Everything, and currently serves as the director of the Home Discipleship Network under the ministry of IBLP. His passion is to see God’s people turn back to a vibrant, living Christianity that has Christ at the center and the Word as the foundation. Gabe and his wife, Sara, live in East Texas where they enjoy serving the Lord together and spending time in the great outdoors, taking fishing trips or visiting National Parks.

  • Nate Paine, Host

    Nate Paine loves pointing people to God’s Word. After giving his life to the Lord at age 11, he has carried Isaiah 61:1–3 as his life verses, following God’s call to “preach good tidings unto the meek,” “bind up the brokenhearted,” “proclaim liberty to the captives,” and offer beauty for ashes through the Person and work of Christ. Nate completed his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Ministries, has served in prison ministry, and mentored many young men through the Journey to the Heart program. Today, he lives with his wife and four children in East Texas where he serves on staff with IBLP and the Home Discipleship Network. In his spare time, you may find Nate reading his favorite authors (Andrew Murray and A.W. Tozer), perfecting his pour-over coffee brewing, or adventuring with his children—preferably with fishing poles in hand.

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