The in-between

by arianne

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Some days are green.

Gloriously alive and thriving and showing you Jesus in every turn.

Other days are brown, dead.  Charred.

It’s the in-between that matters.

How do we prepare, prevent, pre-imagine the brown

so we can stay in the green?

You will need that heart tomorrow, dear one.  Protect it today.

The Shield of Faith, the Belt of Truth, the Feet of Peace.

The Sword, the Word.

The green lets you rest, step into intimacy, find joy and love.

You don’t need armor to go to that secret place with God.

You wouldn’t wear armor to bed.

But you need the armor in the world.

In the in between, the befores and afters.

That’s when it’s called upon.

Before it’s too late.

Before the flaming arrows.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints — Ephesians 6:11-18

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