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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Filling My Reserves

This flame will only flicker as long as there is enough oil to keep it burning. I wonder some days, if my light is burning bright enough.  Do I have enough oil? Am I keeping my lamp trimmed?

And He has told me that, "I am the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Niether do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on it's stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."
My Sweet Sunshine is in Butterfly girl's room, just before it's time to turn out the lights, reading a bible story to her and little brother. And this is how they fill their lamp, this is how they keep it trimmed. They are getting ready, getting prepared for their bridegroom. Just as the five wise virgins who remembered to take oil for their jars. They are filling their jars and filling their reserves so their light will keep burning.

The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. Matthew 25:3

And the door was shut. They cried Sir! Sir! open the door for us! "But he replied, `I tell you the truth, I don't know you.` Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Matthew 25:11-13

 When I am weary and tired, too tired to open His word, I am gently reminded........ when big sister reads and speaks His living word, and it echoes down the hall way and fills the room...... I am gently reminded that I should always be prepared, to not be foolish and have Him catch me sleeping. I am filling my reserves tonight so my light will shine tomorrow. So my light will shine through out the house tomorrow.

Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

118. Little ones in bed reading the Bible
119. My little ones and their burning lights
120. His gentle reminders
121. Her voice echoing His word through out the house
122. oil lamp

holy experience


  1. Lovely reflection and photos. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing your gifts of gratitude this day. I love how our children are often our teachers :)

  3. i cherish the memories of my little ones snuggled, big brother reading truth wrapped in print to younger.

    As always a joy to splash around in thankfulness. Your blog, simply delightful.

    Splashin' in His goodness,

  4. A very thought provoking post. Thank you for the reminder that while it is great to read post on the internet, reading God's word is more important and sharing God's word with our children is our calling.