For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!
— Ephesians 5:8, NLT
God wants you, brethren and sisters, to have this light in your hearts, and then you will be channels of light wherever you are.
Like the sunflower, which turns its face constantly toward the sun, you must look continually toward the Source of light, that you may catch every ray possible.
Jesus says, “Ye are the light of the world.”
What is it to be the light of the world? It is to have God for your guide, to have the companionship of holy angels, and to reflect to others the light that shines upon you from above.
When Satan comes in to tempt you, and you have no evidence that the Lord accepts you, do not look to see how dark you are, but look up to the light. Begin to praise God for the plan of salvation, and hold every victory gained through Christ.
As you repeat the confidence you have in Jesus, Satan will flee; for he cannot bear the name of Jesus. Thus, step by step, you can fight the fight of faith. Remember that Jesus has borne long with you, and he does not want you to be lost…he wants to take possession of your hearts.
Today you are to live a life of prayer. Today you are to fight the good fight of faith. Today you are to believe that God blesses you. And as you gain the victory over darkness and unbelief, you will…become a blessing to those around you.
While Christ is dwelling in the heart by his Spirit, it is impossible for the light of his presence to be concealed or to grow dim. On the contrary, it will grow brighter and brighter, as day by day the mists of selfishness and sin that envelop the soul are dispelled by the bright beams of the Sun of righteousness.
— Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, 1886, p.140-143
Look continually toward the Source of light.
When Satan comes in to tempt you, look up to the light. Praise God for the plan of salvation.
Repeat the confidence you have in Jesus and Satan will flee.
Live a life of prayer, believe that God blesses you. Become a blessing to those around you.