New Wine by Renee Fisher

New Wine
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.

— Matthew 9:17

When I’m faced with something new, whether it’s a problem or a blessing (both can require extra energy), I sometimes find myself cracking under the pressure. This verse from Matthew is such a great word picture as I explore new possibilities in life. Think of it this way: How do I know it’s time to buy a new pair of jeans? When I can no longer fit into the old pair.

When I decided to go back to school and finish my bachelor’s degree, it required a new way of thinking. I knew I could no longer stay at my dead-end job, which didn’t use any of my true strengths and talents. But I couldn’t go after a new career unless I knew what I wanted to do. So, I made some sacrifices ...


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