It seems that this is often, maybe usually, the way our spiritual life is. We get our "candles lit" through some exciting, stimulating or uplifting event. It may be a moving worship service or an old-fashioned "revival meeting"; it may be a weekend retreat; or a seminar; or we may take a Bible class or read an uplifting book. But sooner or later our candles flicker and go out and we must wait for the next event, relight and start the process over. Our lives are a series of highs and lows. But should our lives be that way? Should we be (forgive me for mixing my metaphors) "spiritual junkies" always waiting for and searching for the next high, hoping it'll be better and longer lasting than the previous?
Or is there some way we can keep the candle burning?
"Your word is a lamp for my feet
and a light for my path."