Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Wine in Old Bottles

Often our marriages fall prey to the habit of putting new wine into old bottles . . so what am I really saying? . . . .

It's really not me, but the Lord, as outlined in Matthew 9:17.

We often bring hurts,failures, disappointments,fears and past experiences into our newly found relationships, better known as Marriage!, and all of a sudden, we are viewing our marriages differently as these "old bottles" surface. Much like a soar, sometimes what's really in our heart takes time to appear.. . .so out the window with longevity, it could happen after 20,30,40, even 50 years. Believe it or not, you can only suppress the real you for so long, then one day, we awake to a different wife or husband. Scary, isn't it?

Once working in a produce store, I learned that damaged fruit usually always affects the good fruit. It somehow eventually spoils even the fresh fruit. What's the message here? . . . New wine is your marriage, the old bottle is YOU! can you change?

2Corinthians 5:17. . .Therefore, if any man be in Christ,he is a new creature:. . . .

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be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. . .Ephesians 5:17