The New Wine

The New Wine

We have become accustomed to many elements in our lives, so we reach forth and desire them because that’s all we ever experienced. In God, we walk in newness of life and the Lord has a new wine we have never tasted.

When we are used to partaking of the old, we do not desire the new. If all we had eaten was hot dogs, and never had a steak, we would not desire the steak. A child that is weaned from drinking milk does not know he is being prepared to eat solid food, nor that he will have a full set of teeth to do so! As a child of God, we discover new things that pertain to the blessings we have in Him; though we will not always recognize it. We may think the old is better because we are used to it. It takes courage to partake of the new.

Step-by-step we walk in the newness God has for our lives. We cannot change the steps we took yesterday, nor know tomorrows, but we can step into the now that is ahead of us by the Spirit of God. We have new wineskins; the old no longer fits. No matter what the new is, we can trust it is better and we will desire the new as we step into it, from glory to glory!

Luke 5:37-39 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’” 

 

 

All Things New

All Things New

Do we ever find something is getting old? Does the familiar become so expected we lose excitement? How can we keep walking in newness of life?

When we take the same way to a lake, home or any destination, after a while we lose the amazement. No longer are we noticing the beautiful trees, the flowers, the way the sun shines on specific areas, or how the streets look. We get accustomed to it and the surroundings that we used to enjoy so much become unseen. It is also that way with people. In a relationship, the way a mate used to look may no longer be noticed. A friend’s qualities we were recognizing, we are now ignoring. A job was so exciting when we were looking for it but now a sense of boredom has settled in.

I recall the Lord leading me to sleep on the other side of my bed. It took me by surprise because I was so accustomed to it. I obeyed and realized it felt great, new. He was teaching me through a small example how to keep things fresh in my life. As we acknowledge Him in all our ways, He will, at times, tell us to do things a different way to bring freshness in our lives. He may not always bring new things but He does make all things new. Let us take heed to His guidance, from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 

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