A leader in a church was recently telling me of how his regular sabbath away from ministry work each week had been interrupted for the past 4 weeks. Whether it was the important work of visiting someone in the hospital, preparing for a ministry event, or dealing with an emergency, each interruption left this leader feeling even more wiped out.
In our world of instant connection and information overload, it’s really important that we take the time we need to rest and refresh. Taking the time to rest requires us to be extremely intentional. The writer of this article gives 7 ways that he intentionally protects his sabbath times.