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Sunday, March 11, 2012

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

"My son," he said. "There is inside us all, a battle between two 'wolves'. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other wolf is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

This Native American legend could easily represent the Christian struggle between the flesh and the spirit. 

We feed the fleshly wolf by: dwelling on sinful thoughts; reading books, watching movies, or listening music that draw us toward unChristlike things; seeking close companionship with unGodly people; entertaining a spirit of ungratefulness; focusing on self and selfish desires.

We feed the spiritual wolf by: spending time in God's word; fostering relationships with Godly people; having a rich prayer life; reading books, watching movies, and listening to music that encourage a Godly lifestyle; striving to keep our thoughts pure, focusing on others instead of ourselves; having a spirit of gratitude.

Which wolf are you feeding? 
Denise Hunter  
posted at 10:51 PM  
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At 10:10 AM, Blogger Mary F. Allen said...

This is so true and a Good Word for today.

This weekend I feed the wrong wolf by watching a movie that had an interesting storyline, with many twists that neither my husband nor I could decide how it would end. That is the only reason I can think for tolerating an entire movie brought by the letter F. It wasn't an action movie either. Almost every sentence had the F-word at least once. It was unheard of that I would have tolerated that. The story-line still hangs with me, but in retrospect I regret watching it. I felt sullied afterward. Thank God for his cleansing power. Be careful little eyes what you see, ears what you hear. Be careful which wolf you feed. Thanks for sharing this to reinforce the lesson.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks for your transparency, Mary. I think we've all been there.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Ruth Smith said...

I really noticed a differnce when I was visiting my sister and her husband where I had no control over the things that were on the TV and radio. I always have Christian music on in my car and didn't realize how much God uses that in my life to keep my thoughts directed toward him. It is so easy to feed the wrong wolf.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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