W27D6 - Organization
Week 28 Day 1 - Service

Rest Stop 27

"Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty
throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall
be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to
your family property and to your own clan.
The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you;
do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself
or harvest the untended vines" - Leviticus 25:10-11.

Every fifty years, Israel took a year off from cultivating any crops, letting the ground go fallow. More importantly, mortgaged property was returned to its original owner and slaves were freed. The basic message of this jubilee year was freedom - freedom from debt, freedom from work, freedom from enslavement, freedom from bondage, freedom to serve the Lord. During that year, God reminded the people that He was their Source and Provider and that their main duty was not to make a living, but to serve Him. Leaders must also step back and realize that the work is not about them, or success or productivity.

LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Rest Stop today is to step away from work and ponder the fact that God is in control of your work situation and your life. Are you free in Christ from the pressures of life and work? Can you step away every now and then and get a fresh perspective on life and service? Are you addicted to work or can you withdraw for a while to see that your worth isn't dependent on what you do, but rather who you are? How can you celebrate a jubilee?


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