What is it that makes a Sabbath? I highly recommend Lynne Baab’s book – “Sabbath Keeping”.
Long before I read her book I was “Sabbathing” by taking time away from whatever was draining me. So, while I was in school, I would stop studying from 4pm Saturday to 4pm Sunday – no input whatsoever except Sunday morning’s sermon. The only viewing I did was for pleasure. God blessed me so many times because I took that time away. One Sunday I was still not rested when I got home from church Sunday night, and felt that I needed more Sabbath rest from studying, but I had a huge paper due that week. I chose to rest – and somehow got a huge paper done in just one night – a real miracle. I had never written that fast, and I got an “A”.
The point for me is to walk away and let God be God. If everything falls apart while I am resting, then I apparently wasn’t letting God into the process in the first place.
What do you do for Sabbath?