Churches sometimes teach the children’s song, This Little Light Of Mine. It goes: “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine; let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine.” However, then we teach just the opposite to adults and children in our church services.
When church meetings continually train people to only sit quietly and listen, and not to speak out and share their insights with one another; aren’t we training Christ-followers to hide their light?
If you hide your light in the dark of night, darkness immediately removes your sight. Jesus put it this way: “No man, when he has lighted a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a lampstand, that they who enter in may see the light.” –Luke 8:16.
Perhaps church should train Christ-followers to shine their light by training them to listen to the Holy Spirit and then to share their insights with one another during church services. If believers are too intimidated to share their light with one another in the loving environment of church meetings, how will they ever get the courage to share their light with non-believers in secular settings?
Need training to share your light? Come visit The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where, instead of a 1-man sermon, regular people show and tell what God has done — Sunday mornings at 10:45 and Tuesday nights at 6:00 — 225 Berry St. 37207.