“Once when John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why don’t your disciples fast like John’s disciples and the Pharisees do?” Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” (Mark 2:18-22 NLT)
Good day family! Christ came to establish a new covenant! So we would not be stuck in the regiment of the law. The Pharisees were fasting out of tradition and not out of the heart. The disciples are leaning from Christ and what they are learning is new to them it’s a fresh wind in their sails. Why go back to heartless tradition when they have Christ pouring newness into them. You see fasting back then was done out of sorrow not out of happiness. So the disciples have no reason to fast because they are not grieving! They are learning a new Covenant that puts joy in there heart! When we fast now it is not out of grief but because we want to draw closer to God!
Family, we cannot grow stagnant. We must always be ready and willing to keep growing in Christ. As He takes us to newer and higher levels we will have to grow and adapt with each move. We can get so comfortable where we are that we can miss out on the awesome things that God wants to give us. Don’t harden up and become so set in your ways that you can’t move to a new level!
Much Love & God Bless
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