Rays of Son-shine

Rays on a woman's face
By: AP

After soaking in the autumn sunshine rays. The question came, “did you get some for me too?” A response resounded from my elderly companion: whose memory is fading. It got me thinking. Chuckling she said, “Nope, I believe we passed it by.”

Passed it by?

Sunshine doesn’t seem like something that can be passed by. It’s either shining on you, penetrating deep, warming the layers or it isn’t on you. All are exposed to some degree. Yet, it cannot be absorbed, stored up, and handed off to another who lacks enough: who didn’t linger in the rays.

“…For He [God] makes the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and unjust.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:45‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ — Bible

I cannot help but hear a spiritual parallel: sunshine and Son-shine. Time in the sun and time with the Word of God: Jesus.

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ — Bible

Admittedly, ten virgins toted lamps: vessels. With this in mind, all eyelids turned down as the bridegroom (whom they awaited) delayed. Upon abruptly arousing from slumber, they found it dark. It was past the time when light came from above in abundance. Consequently a necessary source must burn from within each vessel. In other words, each virgin must have acquired something for later use — while in the light! Matthew 25:1-13 NKJV — Bible

“And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He [Jesus] talked with us on the road, and while He [Jesus] opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke‬ ‭24:32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ — Bible

The story of Moses also comes to mind. He soaked in the Son-shine: abode in “God’s cloud.” Listening to His words so intimately, his body retained something! Upon return, his face even shone so brightly the Israelites were fearful and he veiled it. Exodus 33:7-23  & 34:1-35 NKJV –Bible

Moses tried to share his personal experiences gained from time spent so near God, but couldn’t quite pass it along. Likewise, five virgins were unable to pass on and divide their burn-able resources. Each retained sufficient for themselves but only enough.

Are you rushing through the Son-shine opportunities now. Maybe the rays are too: hot, penetrating your conscience;  bright, revealing your heart’s motives; inconvenient, simply hindering “real life.” With all those: things to get done, places to go, people to see, goals to accomplish…

Are the rays passing you by?


Are you passing the rays by?

Ecclesiastes 3 says there is a time for everything.

If fact, Jesus said not to worry about: your life, day to day needs, and accomplishing tasks because God your creator knows all your needs. He says,

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”‭ Matthew‬ ‭6:25-33‬ NKJV‬‬ –Bible

Are you tired of trying to make God a part of your life? Do you feel the gap between “real life” and God? Have you struggled to remember time for Him?

Why not throw out what you call “real life” and decide to live in His life! He provided ALL your blessings, talents, resources, and gifts. He has a plan for you and them!

Begin today to give your life AND schedule to God. He will help you accomplish: His goals, His way, at His timing. Nothing will be missed or forgotten for His eye sees all.

The difference is choosing each day to live in HIS: Life Giving Power, Pace, Timing, Will, Schedule, and Peace!

The choice is simple; Is today yours or God’s?

Trying is Motion God Moves Through is the story behind the photo.

2 Replies to “Rays of Son-shine”

  1. Thank you for the reminder to give up my plans and will and hectic schedule to God for Him to plan for me. I don’t know how He does it, but things always go more smoothly when I surrender to Him. Believe it or not, He even cancels some of my appointments so i can sit down and read and breath and write this post! He is so gentle and caring of His workers in the great fields of the world. Why do I think I can plan better for myself? Thank you, Jesus!

  2. Your gentle encouragement to leave the smallest of requests at His feet has given me courage to act and prayerfully lay my day out. Yesterday I found myself whispering “Thankyou” to Him over what seemed insignificant stuff, keys found, a child’s toy not lost, a request for prayer from a friend and the courage to give it right then and there. Father, keep us in Your will. Thankyou for Your tender care and concern over each of us. It’s hard not to think we can do better for ourselves when we consider Your grandeur and all You have set in motion. Yet you dress the lily of the field and keep eye over the sparrow. Humble us. Use us. Your will be done here today, as it is in heaven. In Jesus name.

    “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:28-34 NKJV

    “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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