Is your life mundane? Has your spiritual life become normal? Are you ready for change? Are you ready for increase? Are you ready to go to the next level spiritually, physically and emotionally? In todayâ€™s verse, Jesus is saying that you canâ€™t go to a new level with an old way of thinking.
Many people know through the Word that God has more in store for them, and it resonates with them. Their spirit comes into agreement with God. But oftentimes, their natural minds will try to talk them out of it. Thoughts come like, â€œyouâ€™re ok, you donâ€™t have to change, Itâ€™s not going to happen. Things wonâ€™t improve. Wait till the virus is over, look at how bad the economy is.â€ Or, â€œyouâ€™re never going to get well. You saw what the medical report said.â€ â€œYouâ€™re never going to get married. Youâ€™ve been single for too long.â€
Today, we have to get rid of old wineskins: old ideas, old feelings, old realities, old friends. This is a new season. Whatâ€™s happened in the past is over and done. You may have been through some disappointments, you may have tried and failed. Thatâ€™s okay. We serve a God of restoration. Itâ€™s time to get a new vision for your life. Itâ€™s time to open yourself to a new way of thinking, so that you can move forward and receive all of the blessings God has in store for you!
â€œAnd no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.â€ (Mark 2:22, NKJV)
Yahweh, today I choose to get rid of my old wineskins. Father, I choose to release my old thinking, old habits, and anything that would keep me from Your best. God, strengthen me by Your Spirit, so that I can live my life in a way that pleases You, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.