I will be starting a new series of messages this Sunday to kick off the new year entitled “Do The New.”
While it is important to have a grip on our history, we cannot allow our history to have a grip on us or let the old hinder the new and the fresh .
For many of us this is a constant challenge.
Jesus teaches us in Luke 5 the importance of Doing the New.
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 wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is better.’ ” Luke 5:36-39 (niv)
Tomas Jefferson said, ” I like the dreams of the future more than the history of the past.”
I also agree with Laura Palmer’s advice, “don’t waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow.
I am really looking forward to the new adventure God has for us in 2009.