As we began catching up on missed days of our Bible reading today, we found ourselves in 1 Peter. After three days of sleeping in way too late, chapter 1 put some fire under me.
So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that's coming when Jesus arrives. Don't lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn't know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God's life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. 1 Peter 1:13-15
Isn't there something completely breathtaking about that last phrase, "a life energetic and blazing with holiness"? That's the kind of life I long for-- not a stuffy boring holiness of course, but an energetic and blazing one.
Perhaps ironically, I'm pretty sure it starts with sweeping the floor and planning a meal for tomorrow. It will be the first meal we've eaten at home (other than smoothies and toast) since we got back Monday!