John 8:12 says ‘Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”’
So Jesus has just be teaching the people from quite early in the morning outside the temple. He has been interrupted by men dragging a women before him and bringing the accusation of adultery and demanding a punishment upon her! (No sign of the man she was with!) Now as the sun is rising in the morning sky and it may be hitting his hearers eyes – he tells them that He (Jesus) is this light that gives life and light to everything!
He goes on to tell them that ‘if’ they follow him – then they (anybody – the average Joe in the street) wont have to walk around through the dark of light anymore – you wont get caught up in the dark world around you. Because you will have light! If you walk with Jesus, if you continue to ask him for guidance, you continue to allow him to illuminate your path – you truly will be walking in the light! The light that leads to abundant life!
This life is then going to be a light to all around us. Our friends family neighbours colleagues are all watching us and they see a lightness or a darkness upon us, they see a lightness or a heaviness upon us! Develop that relationship (that’s all, not a struggle, not a formula or a set of rules but a relationship) with Jesus and they will see a life that is lived joyfully and is desirable.
I want to encourage you that you are already living that life, Christ is in you (if you have been saved) so there are aspects of light already shining out of you. Continue to walk in that, be more aware that we notice the godly in you and then only out of your love for Christ develop a loving relationship that leads to a life filled with more light.