Be in a moment of silence and stillness (2 Minutes)
Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on the good. Avoid every kind of evil.
What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight,
can squelch a fire, can douse the flames, almost as surely as a pail of water can.
We need to practice building open spaces just as clearly as we learn to pile on the logs.
It's fuel, and absence of the fuel together, that makes fire possible,
Let it develop in the way that's possible when we lay logs in just the way
the fire wants to go....
- Judy Brown, "Fire"
Question to Consider
What difference might it make if you were to practice "building open spaces" in your life?
Lord, I need breathing space. I have too much going on in my life, too many logs on the fire. Show me the way to create space in my life, and may the fire of your presence burn in and through me. In Jesus; name. Amen.
Conclude with Silence (2 minutes)