There is a scientific claim that our body undergoes cellular renewal at various rates every single day.
As our body renews itself in the physiologic level, we also need to renew other aspects of our life, including our attitude towards ourselves, others, the world, and God.
Renewal helps us see a different perspective of the world and a positive insight in life. Think about the feeling of having a new haircut, a good workout, a good night’s sleep, or a restful vacation.
God invites us to participate in creation and re-creation. Each day is a day to try something new so that we become better persons. Let us look at old things and old habits that prevent us from discovering who we are really are. Do not be afraid to get out of that comfort zone and embark on something new.
If we have a habit of always looking at the dark side of things, it may be time to explore their positive aspects. If we always want to control the progress of life, it may be time to find peace knowing that despite our best efforts, we cannot hold everything in our hands. If we are anxious about the future, it may be time to live in the present and rise to the occasion.
In Matthew 9:17, Jesus says, you do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins bursts, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.
Rupture occurs when we try to put the new wine of the spirit into the old wineskins of our lives. We need to renew our very self to contain the newness that God brings into our lives and we will discover the best in us.