We all have hear of people taking a sabbatical, which a period of paid leave granted to some to study or travel for a specific period of time. In the community of believers, we have been taught to keep the Sabbath Holy for it is the Lord’s Day. The Sabbath Day is a holy time fellowship with others, worship with believers and prepare to serve for the upcoming week. Rest means to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength; allow to be inactive in order to regain strength, health or energy. When combine the two words, you discover sabbatical rest or sabbath rest.
There is on never-ending discussion about work/life balance and avoiding burn out. The simple, but not so simple answer is to rest. When was the last time, you set aside a day or weekend to read scriptures, be with your family, do an activity that feeds your creative soul, rest from work and life’s stresses. Have you ever thought about planning a sabbath rest?
If not, I encourage you to consider planning a personal sabbath rest. To be intentional and set aside a specific time for you. Your personal sabbath rest can happen on any day. It does not have to be a Sunday or Saturday. Just a day for you. In my own journey to whole person wellness, I have discovered the importance planning my rest from work, ministry, family and other demands.
Peace Unto You