by Lesley Cartwright
“He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.” –Luke 6:36
If you pay special attention to scripture in the bible, you will notice that all of it in some way or other points to God’s big idea – the Kingdom restored in the earth.
Jesus likened the Kingdom to discovering a treasure, then hiding it again until the land was bought before the find was revealed. In order to take on the land, the new owner had to sell all he had (Matthew 13:44).
If we want to receive this inheritance that God has for us, we need to be prepared to “sell” all our old ideas. Romans 12:2 says we must be transformed by the renewing of our mind. We are not to be conformed to the world (ignorance). We need to put off the old man and put on the new man (Col 3:10).
What does all this mean? It means we need to pursue and be established in the present truth (2 Peter 1:12 NKJV) of God’s Kingdom.
Action Plan: We have to be willing to give up old ideas – old religious thinking – and embrace the God idea. In the same way that you don’t expect a seamstress to sew a new patch on your old clothes, don’t patch your old ideas with a new one. Be prepared to seek after God’s heart (mind) with all your heart and you will see your life radically change.
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