Prayer of the Day
Daily PrayerSeptember 2nd, 2016
There’s a time for fasting and a time for feasting (or celebrating). To walk as a disciple with Jesus is to experience a whole new joy of relationship. But there also comes a time when the Lord’s disciples must bear the cross of affliction and purification Jesus warns his disciples about the problem of the “closed mind” that refuses to learn new things. Jesus used an image familiar to his audience — new and old wineskins. Just as there is a right place and a right time for fasting and for feasting, so there is a right place for the old as well as the new. (Matthew 13:52). How impoverished we would be if we only had the Old Testament or the New Testament, rather than both. He wants our minds and hearts to be like the new wine skins — open and ready to receive the new wine of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit, that I may grow in the knowledge of your great love and truth. May I always find joy in knowing, loving, and serving you. Amen