There’s an old Cherokee legend about two wolves at war which serves to remind us how important it is to consider good things.
It goes on to say that one night a grandfather was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil – anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, and false pride.” He continued, “The other is good – joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person you know.”
The boy paused to think for a moment before looking up at his grandfather. “Which one will win?” He asked.
The wise man simply replied, “It’s the one that you feed.”
Hearing that story, I’m reminded of the scripture that says, “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” (Galatians 5:24)
When we crucify our sin, we no longer feed that sin. We don’t entertain it, we don’t meditate on it, and we don’t engage with it, even if just for a moment.
Those who are in Christ delight in His law. We meditate on His Word, we obey the Word, and we feed our minds with His goodness and truth.
That’s how we put down our flesh, and that’s how we win the good fight.
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Read Galatians Chapter 5 where Paul talks about walking in truth and life in the Spirit.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (Galatians 5:24, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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