Are You Sonning Yourself?

By on July 1, 2014

By Lynn Mosher –

“I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin

I love that line. Makes me giggle every time I read it.


We all want to be somebody, someone of worth and recognition, someone accepted and approved. Some strive for importance in the field of literature, film industry, or the financial, music, or political world.

In what do they bask themselves to reach that place of somebody-ness? With what do they fill themselves? Self-gratification of applause, power, money, or physical enhancement? What values then do they project? What image do they reflect?

As others bask in outward indulgences, in what do we as Christians bask? Do we want to be accepted and approved? What values are we trying to project? What image do we reflect?

If Christ “is the image of God” and spiritual rebirth makes us a new creation in Him, placing His Holy Spirit within us, do we really reveal His image to others?

Sunning on the beach, one will exhibit the effects of absorbing the sun’s rays as a suntan. When we bask in the Lord’s presence, sitting at His feet, do we reflect God’s glory and character as the result of spending time with Him?

Paul said, “And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more.” (2 Cor. 3:18 NLT)

So, if we, as Christians, stop to think about it, we are some body. We are the body of Christ. When we reflect love, patience, gentleness, Godliness, faith, giving, and all the other Godly qualities, we reveal to those around us a part of the Image within us, an assurance that we have spent time with the Son…

…Sonning ourselves!

Are you Sonning yourself?

Lynn Mosher

About Lynn Mosher

At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby of 45 years in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find her at her blog at:


  1. Sallee Bonham

    July 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Lynn I love your article! This summer I completed a Beth Moore mini-bible study on the “Captivity of Activity.” This is a Mary/Martha study. For me, your article fits right in with my study. I want to be sitting at Jesus’s feet- sonning myself.

    • Lynn Mosher

      July 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Oh, my! To be mentioned in the same breath as Beth is an honor. I’ve heard that is an excellent study. Thank you so much, Sallee. Blessings to you!

  2. Stewbacca

    November 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Lynn, I appreciated this article. Very nice insights.
    – Justin

    • Lynn Mosher

      November 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Justin, thank you so much for taking time to read it and comment. So appreciate it. 😀

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Are You Sonning Yourself?