What to Do With a Life Lived In Between

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So much gets in the way. 

Vines entangle. Traps ensnare. The light shines bright, then disappears in the fog. narrow road

I walk a path well lit, then take a turn into fogginess. I step boldly, then cower in fear. I hold to truth, then buy into lies. I lift my hands to serve, then lower them to take. I raise my voice in praise, then whisper doubt. 

My life reflects opposites–a life of blessing and a life of cursing. A life lived in the flesh and one lived in the Spirit.

I bet yours does too. 

What do we do with a life lived in between? What do we do when we are anchored in Life, yet pulled by sin and death? 

We live, my friends!

We walk in the assurance that it all doesn’t depend on us–that we’re okay. In fact, we’re more than okay–we’ve been redeemed–washed clean, purified in the blood of the Lord.

Oh, thank you Lord that it doesn’t depend on us! 

We fall, but then we let Jesus Christ lift us up. In our roller coaster parenting, in our mediocre living, in our frustrations and questions and sorrows, in it all we can cling to the hope of a resurrected life secured in Christ.

We have the Promise. Our divided life will one day end and we will fully reflect His glory forever. 

Live like it!

We may be walking in between in the flesh, but we are already there in the Spirit. 

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2). 

Reflections: How does your in-between life reflect the hope of the cross?

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  1. Ceil on June 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Julie! I am here from FMF.

    What an interesting idea that our bodies are in the ‘in between’ and our Spirits are ‘already there,’ I guess that’s really true.

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!

    Peace in Christ,

    • Julie Sunne on June 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      The book of Romans speaks to this battle between the flesh and Spirit, Ceil. Blessings!

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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