Excerpt from Breathe
A Real Rest
Maybe you seek rest, but you are not sure how to get there. Some of us find we are able to occasionally enjoy rest and recreation, but we see them as completely compartmentalized from our spiritual lives. We've got our "spiritual" stuff in one box, our "work" in another, and our "recreation" (often extremely competitive or dangerously escapist) in a third. They never connect. But that doesn't sound like living freely and lightly.
For some of us, depending on how legalistic our background is, Sabbath might seem like a restrictive or punitive deal. Or it may be something we feel we want but don't have the foggiest notion how to access.
Finding Sabbath rest, regularly practicing the Sabbath, will form our spirit into the image of Christ. When we find rest in Sabbath, that quietness can spill over into our lives, including our prayer life and our communion with God.