Like a city building walls to protect itself, setting up healthy boundaries is one of the most important things we can do as Christians. Jesus had exceptionally healthy boundaries and took care of himself, even after he got very popular and the crowds pressed him to be with them. Even though large crowds would gather to hear Jesus and to have their sickness cured, he would go off to some place where he could be alone and pray. This must have disturbed his disciples, because the crowds were their supporters. But in fact, Jesus was listening to God and had strong enough boundaries to turn down a crowd of people in order to do what he felt God wanted him to do...With healthy boundaries, we can shut out other things and make room for spiritual growth, going to meetings, prayer, exercise and reading...If we do not have good boundaries, then the call of other people becomes stronger than the call of God...Boundaries are therefore a very important part of living out our walk with Christ.