My daughter and I laid out in the sun today. It’s just what the doctored ordered, according to an article I read somewhere: 20 minutes of sun exposure a day for optimal health.
As we laid there baking away, my daughter told me that in Spanish, sun bathing literally means, “drinking in the sun.”
Hmmm, I thought. That’s just what we need for optimal spiritual health: Drink in the Son for at least 20 minutes a day.
“Come to Me, all [you] who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~~ Matthew 11:28
Father, thank you for sending Jesus, your one and only son, down here to earth to live, love, and die for us all.
He’s the radiance of Your glory. (Hebrews 1:3)
I want to radiate Your glory, too! I want to look like someone who’s had lots of Son exposure!
I want to “drink in” Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)
Show me how to accomplish this on a daily basis. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Ask yourself: How much Son-exposure do I get each day? Could/should I get more?
Better question: How much time do I spend Facebooking, watching TV, web-surfing? Hmmmm. Convicting!
Would trading a few of those minutes for a few minutes reading the Bible and praying lead to more “optimal spiritual health”?
I’m not a doctor, so I’m not ordering it, just suggesting it as a loving blogger. We’re all in this together.
Do you know the Son? His name is Jesus and He’d love to know you! Click on the pic for a quick introduction:
“Sun bathers” gratefully borrowed from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nehmzow/4209753101/