Heidi Koppen

In Ireland

Rest… a command?

This week I’ve been thinking through a novelty idea.. God commanded His people to rest. It’s part of His law to set aside a day once a week to set it apart as holy to Him. He talks about giving cattle a rest and even letting the land have it’s time of rest after seven years of farming. He was so serious about it that He warned the Israelites that if they didn’t follow instructions for the farming sabbath and year of jubilee that He would have them captured and drug off to a different land so that the land of Israel would be empty and get rest for all the years of rest that were skipped. Later on, what do we see?- the Israelites being taken into captivity for exactly the amount of time God described.

This month and a half since I got back from my trip to the states has been SO FULL! I was worried it would take me a while to get back into the swing of things. But, it’s been amazing how how many opportunities God has brought to me and how much happened in such a short amount of time. I’ve met quite a few new amazing friends my age, discovered an international outreach, joined zumba in the community, connected with college girls, started some door to door (I’m a bit rusty), visited a lady who speaks to spirits, went to a ladies conference, started the ball rolling for organizing a children’s Easter club in a close neighborhood, and some more fun stuff. So much was going on I didn’t even take time to write anything on this blog (sorry). But, I love being so busy and using up every moment of my day. Life’s but a vapor right! There comes a time, however, where you’ve gone on none-stop for too long.. Let’s just say I wasn’t being very wise about taking my Sabbath rest seriously (something I’ve always had trouble wrapping my mind around) and I got sick with a bad cold/flu that completely knocked me off my feet for over a week. I was canceling and saying no to things, can you imagine! Me saying ‘no’ so I could stay home and rest?! ‘wha’

-Sometimes God puts you on your back so you look up. Maybe I should learn to put up my feet every once in a while so I don’t have to get knocked off of them..

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