Summer is here.
Summer Is Here!
SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love summer.
Summer is chance for new.
New dreams. New friends. New breakthroughs.

Don’t we all want a breakthrough summer?

Hmm…
Well I think I do…
But new can feel so hard…
Especially when old can feel so right.

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. 39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”
Luke 5: 37-39

Jesus makes it clear—the new wine needs to be put in new wineskins. If the wine is our life, the wineskin is our heart. When our life flows forward, it means that God has a new vision for the kind of person he wants to develop us into.

The challenge is that it feels so comfortable for us to stick with the same old heart we’ve been working with so far.

Last Saturday, I graduated college. In the true spirit of UC Berkeley, I had to push my way through a mob of 3,000 students just to get on stage, shake our commencement speaker Steve Wozniac’s hand, and proudly receive my fake diploma (they mail you the real one 2 months later).

Walking off stage felt surreal. I knew God was turning my life in a new direction, but I didn’t feel like I was ready to take that next step. I didn’t feel like I was ready to become a new person and to mature. To be honest, it’s been 8 days since then, and I’m still not sure if I feel ready yet.

But I do believe in that scripture. So I’m committed to hearing God’s vision for me this summer. If we hold onto our old wineskins and resist changing our hearts, we close our eyes to the vision God has for our lives.

The Bible is where we hear God’s vision for us. This week, I’m reading the Book of Luke and Acts.

Here are 2 questions we can ask everyday when we read the Bible:

  1. What kind of person is God developing me into?
  2. Whose life does God want me to touch today?

So out with the old… and in with the new.

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