Book of Rememberance

Malachi 3:16

Do I finally get it?

on April 4, 2011

I often was unsure the meaning of the parables Jesus shared in Luke 5:36-38 and I still don’t know if i have understood it correctly. But I do feel God has shown me an application of this in my own life right now…

He told them this parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. [37] And no one pours new wine into old wine-skins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wine-skins will be ruined. [38] No, new wine must be poured into new wine skins.

As I was praying about my my past, asking God to prepare me for my husband I was directed to this passage. As usual I came to it and was like “what in the world are You talking about?! How can I apply this to my life today? What are You trying to teach me?”

I have come to understand this is healing my broken heart. I can not bring a new love into my life until healing from the past hurts has fully taken place. If I try to patch up my old hurts with a new one it will not only tear apart the new one (new love) but it will not match the old me. I can not try to be the same “old” person with a new love and hope that we will match up. I need to first have been made new and whole and the new patch (love) will match the new garment (whole/new  me).

likewise I can not pour a new love into an old Bree. I must be a fresh new wineskin that can contain the fresh new love that God wants to pour into me!

This may apply to anyone suffering from past hurts, God can not pour in something new if you are still on the old. Pray and allow Him to do a deep healing and restoration in you so the new may be used instead!

This verse is always encouraging to me in the midst of painful healing times:

Ezekiel 36:36 I the Lord have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.

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