Another spiritual discipline is the discipline of rest. Think about the time out in sports. Time outs are very important because it stops play in the game. It allows the coach time to communicate with his team, to redirect the strategy, to allow the players time to catch their breath. Time outs can help the team to keep up its hard work or inspire it to work harder. Good coaches call time outs strategically at important moments in the game. In our spiritual life, time outs or rest is where two other disciplines take place: Bible Study and Prayer.