Brooke from Hillsong shares her testimony of finding Jesus. On her own.
I love this song New Wine sung by Brooke and Hillsong. For me it was a mantra as I drove home from church today.
Some lines that hit me were:
Make me a vessel.
Make me an offering.
Make me who you want me to be.
I came here with nothing…
Make me new wine.
I think of the parable about wine skins. In Jesus every day is a day of repentance. Spilling out everything, every moment, every ponder, desire, and what we do for Him. I desire that. As God has allowed me to be healed from a truck slamming accident. At every juncture of our lives, LORD, what do you want me to do? I am never enough. He healed. He provides. I am unemployed. What does God want? LORD, make me your wine skin filled with your life. Your Holy Spirit. Your favor. Your leading. Your speaking. Your provision.
"No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.
When we accept Jesus into our hearts He makes all things new. Fills us with New Wine. Born again in His His Spirit. But I find in each part of my life, I need his refreshment, renewal, refilling, His joy, peace, and direction.
Reminds me of 1 Chronicles 16. I have been reading this. King David brings the Ark to City of David. The Levites and Aaron Priests are making sacrifices of burnt offerings. They are worshipping the LORD with all the music, bells, and whistles. A Jam for the LORD. And David breaks out with this amazing Psalm. He blesses the people. The children of Israel was given victory by the LORD. David seeks God for every decision. The LORD talks to David on what He should do. He obeys. He is in his 7.3 year period before Jerusalem’s 33 years. He just relies on Him and acknowledges the LORD God working through Him.
LORD, I want to also. Help me. I have applied to about 50 jobs with a decent scoring resume, education, experience, but over 45 years of age and having suffered from a disability. Prejudice and discrimination were at work at some of the Hospitals I applied to. I am a mid to high level fundraiser. But the LORD has ensured that I failed or applied to the wrong charities. God showed me that one had financial problems. Etc. But what does God want? LORD fill this wineskin, direct my path, and thank you for giving me this hardship. Yahweh Chayim lives. Yehoshua died for our Atonement. He loves. He provides. “The battle is not mine the battle is the LORD’s.”