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Mastering The Art of Taking A Vacation | GOF56

Do you know how to take a vacation? For the longest time, I didn’t. Admittedly, vacationing was never a top priority for my family. So I never learned the importance of rest. So in this episode, I give you some spiritual direction on why you should take the time to rest. Plus, I’m giving you five practical strategies to help you master the art of vacationing.

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This Episode’s Topic:

To better understand why this issue matters, mental and medical professional alike agree on the need to allow the mind and body to rest long enough for adequate recovery. Funny thing, the Bible has been teaching the need for Sabbath rest for far longer.

Show Segments


Dad Life | Discovering the Heart of A Man in My 7-Year-Old

Starts At 8:23

My son Sterling demonstrated that he had the heart of man this past Saturday.

Street Theology | Sabbath Rest and Liberating Power

Starts At 19:00

My seminary professor and theologian Bruce Waltke has this to say about Sabbath rest:

As human beings exert sovereignty over space and matter, which they build with and possess, the sanctification of time reminds them that there is something transcendent beyond matter and space. The critical moments are not the ones spent building, possessing, and controlling, but the times set apart for quiet, reflection, meditation, and worship.


Feature Presentation | Mastering The Art of Taking A Vacation

Starts At 38:02

Five Critical Steps:

  • State your goal for a holiday. Is it to rest? To have fun?
  • Eliminate work reminders
  • Rest your plan. Plan your rest.
  • Begin before you leave
  • Feed your mind, body, and soul.


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About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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