✝️ Daily Devotional - May 18, 2021
💚 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Christ Be Magnified" by Cody Carnes. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
💜 Daily Verse: Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
☆ Galatians 6:8 NLT
💛 Let's Talk About It: Have you heard about the legend of the two wolves? Billy Graham mentioned it in one of his books on the Holy Spirit. Essentially, the legend states that there are two wolves in each of us. One is evil. The other is good. The wolf that grows to be dominant is based on the one we feed.
This Bible verse reminds me of that legend. If we choose to stew in sin, it becomes easier to sin. This is seen in everyday life.
Ask any detective and most will tell you that people graduate, with time, to more violent crimes. Most people don't start out committing murder. No, they begin by theft as kids, then maybe they get involved with gangs or drugs, which leads to assaults, etc.
As time goes by, and the choice to sin become synonymous with that individual, the person grows darker and darker-not just in their mind, but in their spirit as well.
Likewise, if someone chooses NOT to sin, to put God first, to be devoted to reading the Bible, prayer, and seeking God's will and perfect timing in life, the closer they become to the Holy Spirit. So much so, that walking and living in the Spirit becomes second nature.
It no longer takes work to cultivate a relationship with God because much of what they do is done by discipline. This is not to say that we won't have to work at our relationship with God ever again, as we will endure seasons of drought or where we feel as though we are in the wilderness, but we become synonymous with the Spirit and all we do flows from that.
It's more than a habit-it's a lifestyle!
So, friend, what wolf are you feeding? And are you ok with the amount of time you spend preparing the meals for it (or lack there of)?
💙 Prayer: Father, thank You for teaching me and instructing me. Thank You for Your precious Holy Spirit that guides me day in and day out. Search my heart, Lord, and if there be any darkness within, convict me and show me that I may starve the evil wolf and feed the righteous wolf. Jesus, thank You for laying down Your life so that I can spend eternity with You in heaven. There is no greater reward in life, and I am eternally grateful. Lord, help me to love people as You do, and help me to foster and cultivate that same love in my day-to-day life with ALL those I encounter. I love You God and pray Your will be done. In Jesus mighty name I pray, amen.