“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” – Mother Teresa

Two weeks ago I took a week off from writing. I didn’t vacation, though I called it a blog-cation… my idea was to just listen for a week to see where God would lead me. I refueled, filling up the tank, if you will, on my giddy up!

I didn’t hear anything earth shattering during the week off. It was mainly affirmation that I’m on the right track. That was enough for me.

Sometimes it seems like a lot of what we hear on a day to day basis is background noise. I’ve noticed that the busier I am and more full my schedule is the harder it is to hear His voice. Hearing Him is important to me so I have to be intentional about making time to hear God’s voice… that’s where I find the fuel of love to fill the lamp with oil.

To keep the lamp burning brightly…

with a positive, inspiring message…

about love!

Here’s a breath prayer that I find helpful, one that you can say to yourself effortlessly to help keep the love of God in your heart… all day… everyday…

Dear Lord, help me to always love others in the way that you love me.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

How do you “put oil in the lamp” … refuel, refresh, refocus or revive your strength in Him?