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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Son Tanning

This past weekend was so beautiful and I was excited to get out in my yard and do some work which included pulling a few, make that a lot, of weeds that have sprung up and multiplied over the past few months. I also cleaned up our gazebo so when the time changes this next week we will be able to enjoy many late afternoon dinners watching the sun set in the field adjacent to our house.

Speaking of the sun, when I was finished with all my yard work for that day, I sat in one of our Adirondack chairs surrounding our fire pit. The sun was just peaking through one of our grand oaks to where I was sitting. Having a few minutes before I had to start dinner, I rested my head, closed my eyes, and soaked in every last ray of vitamin D shooting my way.

After a few minutes of bliss, our cat, Stan (which is a girl cat with a boy name, I’m sure she, no he, no she probably has a complex). Anyway, Stan decided he, I mean she, wanted a little attention and interrupted my 'sun' time, jumped in my lap begging me to scratch and pet him, I mean her.

Immediately my mind thought of how many times we are in need of some quality 'Son' time. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve seen the Son and you finally get that alone time, that quite time, that perfect time to bask in the Son, and low and behold something jumps in your lap taking your attention and mind off God; a phone call, a husband needing you to iron a shirt, an oven timer going off, all good things but good things can be bad things when they keep you from the best things. We could actually call these things our weeds. They are little things that can multiply and drain your spirit man keeping him weak and emaciated.

So today I want to encourage you to schedule your 'Son' time when there is the possibility for the least amount of distractions. Figure out what works best for you and commit to do it. The nutrition you receive will be better than any vitamin ever sold.

Jesus told the woman at the well, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty. The water I give will become a spring of water gushing up inside that person, giving eternal life." John 4:13-14

So even when winter rolls around again and sitting outside in 80 degree weather, basking in the sun, is no longer possible, I can still be sustained with the sustenance of the rays of God’s word forever shining off the pages of my Bible into my life.

Getting a 'Son' tan,
Tina

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not in to "sun-tanning" very much, but I absolutely "looove" to "Son-tan"....God has been sooo good to me and my family.....I spent most of the time when raising my children "asking"...I still have prayers of asking, but I don't want to neglect "basking" in His presence and for great lengths of time just meditating and thanking Him for answered prayer..