(When your feet stick to the floor)
b. Once a week
c. When your feet stick to the floor
Those were the three choices to answer the question. The question was “how often do you mop the kitchen floor?” It was a survey designed to reveal your housekeeping style. I won’t tell you what my answer was or why I was interested in this survey. But I think this is a perfect Friday Fun Challenge. A wonderful opportunity to consider how well you are doing maintaining your spiritual house.
Social media is full of thoughtful memes and inspirational messages that prompt us to be better people, live fuller lives and treat everybody right. So much so, that I think sometimes we forget that the blueprint for a successful, well-lived life was available to us long before Mark Zuckerberg was born, or the first tweet was ever twittered.
Within the 66 books of the Bible, you will find answers to all of life’s questions without having to consult Alexa or Google. But don’t take my word for it. Read Romans 11:33. You want to know how to treat your fellow man? Read Luke 6:31. Like a little drama? Check out the book of Ruth. You get the picture. A daily diet that includes the word will keep that spiritual house of yours in order (Joshua 24:15).
If we only read the bible when our spiritual feet stick to the floor (when things are not going well, and we can no longer ignore the problem) then we end up with a very messy Christian “house”. In order to keep a well-maintained temple, we must keep our heart set apart, making sure we are always prepared as 1 Peter 3:15 admonishes us to be. This means getting and keeping our house (our spiritual temple) in order. We have all heard people say, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” This statement is not in the bible as some believe, although the command in I Corinthians 14:40 to let everything be done decent and in order, may be close.
But, let’s get back to your Friday Fun Challenge: Take a closer look at the next Facebook meme you come across that really speaks to you. Before you share it, consider how often you are reading the word of God for yourself. Read 2 Timothy 2:15 and intentionally locate a scripture that shows how well that meme does or does not line up with the word of God. I know I could let you know what 2 Timothy 2:15 says, but I want you to read it for yourself. Along with all the other scriptures mentioned in this post. Time for a little weekend housekeeping.