Our world unravels more each day. It feels as if we’re drowning in a sea churning with greed, violence, and lust. As darkness advances, hope dims.
Yet within that reality, God gives us a profound mandate...
Light has always defined God and His followers. At creation, God spoke light into existence. Jesus is the light of the world. And we are born to absorb and then reflect God’s light.
In Be Light Samuel Rodriguez—described by Fox News and CNN as “America’s most influential Latino Evangelical leader”—provides a blueprint for confronting darkness in every realm of our lives. He issues a clarion call for individual believers and the church to rise up and once again be that bright city on a hill that doesn’t simply expose the invading darkness, but overcomes it with God’s blazing light.
“When we share the message of Jesus, the candles of others are lit and more and more darkness is driven out of our world. Our prayer is that this excellent book will inspire millions—including you—to Be Light.” —Roma Downey, producer and actress
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Table of Contents
Foreword Roma Downey xi
1 Be Light! 1
When Sight stands next to darkness, light always wins!
2 Knowing Light 9
What you know is more important than what you feel.
3 Overcoming Darkness 15
When life throws you rocks, build an altar.
4 We Emit What We Absorb 21
You are what you tolerate.
5 Increasing Our Internal Temperature 27
He who wrote the law with one finger gives us grace with both hands.
6 The Law of Reflection 35
God does not look for those who have it all. He looks for those who are willing to surrender it all.
7 Refraction: Bending Light and Bending Lives 43
The size of your praise is proportional to the hell God freed you from.
8 Why Is the Sky Blue? 49
There is a difference between, existing and living.
9 Burn Bright 55
What you can't shake off, Jesus washes off!
10 LASER-Focused for the Lord 61
God does not call the perfect; He calls the willing.
11 We Must Have Oil for Our Lamps 67
Doubt amplifies darkness. Fear attracts darkness. Unforgiveness is darkness.
12 Shining Brightly in a World of Brilliance 73
Surround yourself with people who speak into you and not about you.
13 No Lucky Stars, Just God's Heavenly Bodies 81
I am who I am says I am
14 When the Jar Breaks, Our Lamps Will Shine 87
God does great things with broken pieces!
15 No Half-Life 93
There is no such thing as comfortable Christianity.
16 The Inefficiency of Incandescence 99
While God does not remember our sins, He never forgets His promises.
17 "Light Bringers" for a New Generation 105
When you serve God with what you have, He will give you what you need.
18 The Lightning Flash 111
What you survived last season will determine what you will conquer this season.
19 Celestial Light 117
You can't speak like heaven and look like hell, and you can't speak like hell and look like heaven.
20 The Brightest Magnetic Objects 123
Whatever you give to God, he will crucify it, resurrect it, deliver it, heal it, or multiply it.
21 Light and Our Crown 129
Your testimony is proof that the devil is a liar.
22 Let the Wind Blow on Us 137
The will to "hold on" and the power to "be still" are as important as the will to "let go" and the power to "move forward."
23 Earthquake Light 143
When God removes it, He always replaces it with something better.
24 The Light of Massive Collisions 151
You must learn to "get over" before you "take over."
25 Lightships 159
You have to learn to sing in the desert before you dance in the promised land.
26 Fire! 165
Our faith stands measured not by what we do when heaven falls upon us but rather by what we do when hell stands next to us.
27 Safelight 173
What you say "no" to will determine what God says "yes" to.
28 The Milky Way 179
You may not receive it when you expect it, but once you get it, it will be bigger than you expected!
29 The Church Is the Light 187
We are not Google, Ford, Microsoft, or even Starbucks. We are the church of Jesus Christ, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against us!
30 To Be Light and Shine Forever 195
Be holy, be filled, be one. Be Light, and change the world!