Monday, May 11, 2009

Two Wolves

I received this in an email from a dear friend. The message is powerful and true. Be blessed and remember His Word -- "Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things." Galatians 5:19-23

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

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 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.'


Denise said...

Wow, very awesome.

an ordinary Saffa girl said...

So true. What a wonderful thought provoking post!!! God is so good :)

Kay Martin said...

Yes this is true but God calls us to CHOOSE where we let our mind stay which determines ultimately what we feel.

My mom had a hard time with this truth. She had mental illness and it was harder for her, but before she died she prayed for the ability to make better choices where her mind stayed...and she finally was able to choose those thoughts that were good, honorable and fitting for Christian women to think on.

Choice; even in the bad times is what determines what we feel; who we are. I thank God I don't choose on my own power but Christ in me is helping if I ask Him to.

Love you, Kay