“Get ready for school!”
“Is your homework ready?”
“Get ready for bed!”
It’s difficult around my house to get so many people ready for so many things. They never seem to be ready at the same time.
I loved Kris’ take on being ready as I was checking in with the sisters this week. Are YOU ready?
No one is ever ready when I would like them to be. Around here, when I say, “get your shoes on, it’s time to go” I’m often met with grumbling, or a frantic race through the house for that something to bring along in the car. It doesn’t seem to matter that I gave a five minute warning, or that I’m already standing at the door with purse and keys in hand–nobody’s ready, and so until they are prepared for action, we’re not going anywhere.
The other day as I read 1 Peter 1, I noticed this little line, that though I’ve read it before, didn’t leap out at me until that day–
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self‑controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13 NIV84
Prepare your minds for action–I wondered about what that sort of preparedness looks like. I’m whipping through a busy season these days between homeschooling, coordinating MOPS, writing and trying to get back to running again, there’s a lot of physical action happening, but my mind?–honestly, things are a mess up there. I know when I put the peanut butter in the refrigerator and the milk in the pantry, my mind is a slush-box. I need to breathe. I need to find space. I need to prepare my mind.
A distracted, overwhelmed mind is not prepared for action.
So how do we do this? …