Rest matters to God, and the practice of Sabbath is God’s way of making sure that people understand that. Sabbath isn’t about replenishing our energies in order to face another week of work. Nor is Sabbath simply an arbitrary discipline of doing nothing in order to make God happy. Quite the opposite, it’s about making sure that we’re living our lives rather than letting our lives live us. Sabbath is one day every week when we are meant to experience the kind of life that God created us for.
Practice Sabbath: Choose one full day in the next week to practice Sabbath. As a way of preparing for that day, think carefully about what activities are, or feel like, work for you. Commit to avoiding any of these activities during that day. Next, identify what activities make you feel alive and connected to God and others. How will you incorporate them on this day? When your Sabbath has come to an end, reflect on this question: What about this day felt holy? Why?
Feel free to use the documents/videos below to help "Map" out a Sabbathly rhythm for you/your family/your group: