02.11.22 | 3RD F (FAITH) BACKBLAST | “FEED THE GOOD WOLF”
3rd F (Faith)
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10 Pax for #feedthegoodwolf.
CHALLENGES (WOLF FOOD) If you feed the good wolf, you will have massive pockets of time and bountiful opportunity to complete these effortlessly:
- Set a non-negotiable daily appointment time, minimum 5 minutes with God. Put it on the calendar. Paper calendar.
- Put your phone away on a charger when you get home. It can wait. Carry a pocket field notes and a nice pen.
- Make a @Frodo list. On for example a big legal pad, MAKE A MASTER LIST.
- Make that your go-to for windows of time instead of Instagram.
- Over the course of a year, you will have so many more things crossed off.
- Make that Master List, and keep it in the same spot in your house.
- There are 31 Chapter of Proverbs. Read the corresponding chapter with that day’s date (today is the 11th so read Prov 11).
- Read a @Belding bible with paper pages daily. Bring one to 3rd F.
- Read or reread 3rd F’s devotional for today (below) and think about it during the movie below.
- Watch Togo on Disney+ (or maybe at @Sharpie’s 2F Opportunity )https://www.disneyplus.com/video/58965253-5387-4b68-8f99-28f96b19005d?distributionPartner=google
- Put “Cancel Disney + Trial” on your Master list if you aren’t going to use it after 😂
- PRINT OR TRANSCRIBE THE VERSES BELOW TO NOTECARDS. MEMORIZE for @Ginger:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Proverbs 4: 19-26
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
ROMANS 13: 14
11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
ROMANS 6: 16
6 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
COL 3: 1-10 Living as Those Made Alive in Christ
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality,impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of Godis coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old selfwith its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
New International Version
12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Which Wolf Do You Feed?
This devotional was written by Jim Liebelt
But let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of you, and don’t think of ways to indulge your evil desires. – Romans 13:14 (NLT)
The story has been told about a grandfather trying to teach his son about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil— he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good— he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Each one who follows Christ lives with the struggle of conflicting desires and behavior. On the one hand, we want to be obedient and pleasing to the Lord. On the other hand, we still live with our natural, sinful desires that seek to please ourselves. This is real: there is tension between the two. What is clear from the Scriptures is that we become slaves to whatever we give ourselves to (see Romans 6:16) – or as the story would put it, to whichever wolf we feed.
Christ died to set us free from being slaves to sin. Though we still struggle, we can experience victory over our sinful desires. How? By focusing on God; by feeding on His Word; by receiving the nourishment that comes from pursuing our relationship with Christ who said, “I am the bread of life.” The Apostle Paul encourages us to be intentional about gaining the advantage in this struggle, saying “…count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.’ (Romans 6:11)
Today, feed the good wolf. Remind yourself that you belong to God and with the Holy Spirit’s help in your life, count yourself dead to sinful desires and behaviors and alive to Jesus.
1. What areas of your life do you experience the most conflict between living for God and living for yourself?
2. Will you commit to confessing those areas of your life to God today – and asking for God’s help to count yourself dead to sin and alive to Jesus?
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