The secret to building a good fire is to put some space between the logs so the fire can get some oxygen. Without proper oxygen, the fire has trouble burning.
We all need to build some space in our lives to keep the fire burning. Otherwise, all the demands and duties of life will eventually choke out our creativity and our joy.
Jesus often pulled away from the crowds. He built space into his days to pray, to think, and to plan.
He took the disciples to Caesarea Philippi, a place where the springs bubble up to from the Jordan River. They join with waters coming down from the snowmelts from Mount Herman.
There Jesus and his disciples could have some space from all the people. There is where Peter made his great confession that Jesus is the Christ.
When we build space into our lives, we can often see and hear Jesus in ways that help keep the fires of our faith burning. This summer, I hope you find some extended time to pull away from the normal routines of life. But if not, each day, build some space into your life so you can breathe in the fresh word God has for you on that day.
cover credit: fanpop.com