In my small group we have been discussion rest. It is one of those concept that everyone seems to agree is important and vital to a healthy life, but very hard to implement. Rest is a discipline, a practice. Rest is not just disengaging and relaxing, but creating the space to hear from Him.
I am not very good at resting. I live in a city with 23 million people who are eagerly striving for more. It is very easy to become so busy and worn out. Practicing rest is countercultural. The principle of Sabbath called the people of Israel to rest one day at week. Sabbath teaches us to rely on His provision in our lives. It is easy for me to always be thinking about other people, checking email, or worrying about a problem. In learning to rest I am learning to trust His provision and power in these situations. It is not very easy to do and I have to admit that I have not been very successful so far in making rest a regular pattern in my life. I hope to grow more in this area so that I can grow more in Him.