New wineskins

And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”  Mark 2:22

I was listening to a Facebook Live video stream from a friend of mine this past Saturday—August, 10. 

She was talking about the number 222, and how the Holy Spirit kept highlighting that number to her a little over a year ago. One day, God told her to look up Mark 2:22: “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” 

She went on to explain how she was driving one day at the beginning of this year and thought to herself, “I wonder what the 222nd day of this year is?” 

It was August 10th. 

Hearing her tell this story on Saturday—the day of the new wineskins—made me stop and think of the changes going on in my life. It made me question whether or not I have been allowing myself to “prepare new wineskins” for God to pour new blessings, new ideas and new opportunities into…or whether or not I’d been hindering those blessings because of insecurities or fears. 

We cannot grow into a better version of ourselves if we’re not willing to change. What changes could God be asking you to make today, tomorrow or sometime this week? Let the expectation of new wine outweigh your doubts, and step into the “new” that God has been waiting for you to receive. 

[Photo by Caio Resende from Pexels]

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