Fabrics That Match

He went on, “No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match. And you don’t put your wine in cracked bottles.
— Matthew 9:16-17

By Nina Roach

Are you well overdue to make the changes you desire? As you are moving forward don't resist the new ways that the Holy Spirit reveals to you that will bring you freedom and joy. You have been born of the Spirit which is the new way or new fabric. In order to experience the new way you must daily renew your mind to stay separated from the old nature or old fabric.

Flowing with the Holy Spirit, Spirit to spirit are fabrics that match. You need to know that whatever the Holy Spirit has, you already have as well. Exercising the spiritual fruit that comes from the Holy Spirit is one of the ways to cut away your old unfruitful ways. If you decide to stay with your old speech, behaviors and ways of thinking and continue to operate in your old ways, then the old will burst from the pressures and will spill out and the results won't be any different and the new part of you will be ruined.

Only the new you can store the newness of the Spirit, so that both parts of you are preserved.

Make a decision to let go today. You already know what parts of you that need a change in your mindset. They are the parts where your old ways resist the new and will keep up an internal fight to challenge the new ideas, and new ways that will bring life and better results in your life and marriage from the Holy Spirit. Trust God in these areas. He will bring you out, but not until you are willing to let go. Staying connected with the Holy Spirit will produce fabrics that match.

Decree It: The Holy Spirit is doing a new thing within me. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. I chose to cleave to my new spirit indwelling within me and leave my old ways. Greater is He that is within me than He that is in the world.