Matthew 5: 14-16 NKJV
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
We have a mandate and that is to impact the world, to light up the world. Now when you think about it it can seem overwhelming because the world is huge, so much so that you think its an impossibility and you end up doing nothing. When Jesus was about to ascend to heaven, he gave us the great commission and to go out and make disciples of all nations, not some nations, but all the nations of the world.
In the book of Acts Jesus tells his disciples that they will receive power after they are filled with the Holy Spirit and they will be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the end of the earth.
This tells me that you start where you are and as you walk in obedience then God will lead you and continue to grow your influence.
What ” world” are you in? The world of business, the world of sports, the world of fashion…. Which is your sphere of influence? That is where you are to start, shine your light let your saltiness be felt.
We have been called to light up the world and just like street lights placed in strategic places light up an entire city, God has placed his children strategically in the world just as a lamp is placed on the lampstand. We are to shine. As I remain faithful to shine in my little corner and you do the same for your little corner then eventually we will light up the whole world.
What is your sphere of influence, what world are you in?
Can your light and saltiness be felt in your sphere of influence?
Can the community in which your church meets feel the saltiness and see the light shinning from your church?