Sunday, February 26, 2006

New Wineskins

I'm sitting here listening to a song called Hosea, that brings delight to my heart when I hear it. It just rings so loudly of God calling us back to Him. It especially speaks loudly to my own soul, and God's calling me to live deeply in my new life in Him. He calls all of us to live deeply in Him, it's just a matter of us listening to His Word.
I realize in my life the Word of today's Gospel has significance, because I did live a way of life that wasn't pleasing to God. So when Jesus said,
"No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”
The meaning is clear to me, because I may have had God all my life, I did sin and repented, but the biggest thing for me is a decisive change to live a Holier life. There is no way possible can I fit my old way of living, with the way I am today. When you receive new wine, you don't want the old, because it becomes stale. When the Holy Spirit moves powerfully in our lives our souls become renewed, where new wine is poured. It is when in this new life, should we take a step back into our old ways, then we lose or break the new wineskin, we had acquired. All I can say is once the conscious decision to live in God as a way of life, nothing else compares. Until it happens to each one of you on a deep personal level, where you make the conscious decision yourself, to live in God as a way of your life, then going back to your old way will be one that is distasteful. If you don't think so, then try it to find out for yourself. That means putting God first, removing television, and a lot of stuff that is harmful to the soul, such as pornography, swearing, gossiping, hatred, these are just a few, only you know what is keeping you away from God. God Bless you all with a smile in your heart.

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