Working and serving in a ministry setting can be a twenty-four-seven gig, yet many of us take little time off to rest and recharge. The idea of Sabbath is often brought up when speaking about time away, but the importance of this cannot be understated. God laid out a plan of weekly work and rest for us to follow.
And by doing so, we create health in our lives, ministries, and marriages. Rest ultimately yields the fruit of our labor to God by allowing circumstances in our daily lives to proceed without us for a time. This is crucial in understanding our limits and placing our complete trust in God’s faithfulness.
So, when it comes to planning and then taking time away, DO IT!