Be a Reflector!

Written by Jessica Puerto (Florida, USA)

Jessica Peurto is a single momma of two blessed girls and a full time paralegal, from Florida, USA. She loves to help others and cannot stand injustice. Her passions include running and worshipping the Lord. She has seen God’s hand through His healing, protection and provision.

October 19, 2021

What does your reflection say about you?

During my morning run, I came across yet another insignificant lamppost.
This lamppost with reflectors is insignificant in the day, but at night, the same reflectors illuminate as cars shine past with their headlights.
It serves as a guide so drivers wouldn’t veer to the side of the road.

It occurred to me that what seemed insignificant to me could well be significant to others.
Additionally, what may seem insignificant at one point of our lives may become significant later on.

Let me explain below…

As usual, I worshipped and praised my Abba as I ran.
God led me to pray for my land, for the streets that I ran on and for my town.
I prayed as the warrior that I am, declaring GOD’S AUTHORITY upon where I live.
I prayed by casting out all demonic influence and its related activities.

Demonic driven activities tend to be hidden in darkness or secrecy, and go against God.
They include all kinds of abuse such as drug and alcohol.
I prayed that they would be revealed.
I cried for mercy upon my town and all those who reside within it.
I prayed that the “Sweetest Town” (where I live) will be known as “God’s Glorious Town”.

Yes, I did this on the streets.
Did I do it for others to see me?
However, I was driven to pray during one of my alone times with my KING.
Did a few people see me?
Yes, perhaps less than a handful.
I hope that as I prayed, I reflected God within me.
I pray that God’s DNA will be evident in me & through me, reflecting upon my family more and more each day.

I pray that wherever I go, others will see Christ in me. 

Whether it is simply placing a shopping cart/buggy where it is supposed to be. 

Whether it is picking up something during my run, that could obstruct a driver or a kid at play. 

Whether it is helping someone at a grocery store. 

Whether it is standing in the gap through fasting and prayer for a stranger.  

Whether it is praying for those I might not be fond of.  

Whether it is working to my full potential at work. 

Whether it is giving what I have to help others.

What are you reflecting?
What do your actions or inactions reflect to others?
Are you deflecting others from getting to know the King?
Be it running or going about your daily activities – Have you been reflecting the One who created you?

God has called us to be His ambassadors.
In beholding Him, we become more and more like Him, and ultimately reflecting His fullness in and through our lives.
Be a Kingdom reflector, one who reflects King Jesus’s character, ways and heart. 

Prayer and Reflection

Apostle John shared “A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
(NIV, John 13:35-36).

Are you loving and praying for those that you might not be fond of?  

Galatians 5:22 names the fruits of the Spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control.
Are we reflecting these fruits to others, where in turn they can see Jesus’s reflection in us, and through our actions? 

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