Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, (Luke 12:35)
What does it mean to be fired up? It means being dressed ready for service, with lamps burning.
In ancient Eastern countries, servants wore long garments which must be tucked tightly if they were to perform any duty that required extra strength and agility. Also, when their master was out, servants had to keep their lamps burning so they could open the door upon the master’s first knock, whatever time he returns.
As we await our Master’s return, may we, His servants, be dressed ready for service, eager to do whatever task He assigns us. May He also find us with lamps burning ever so brightly, undiminished even through the winds and gales that may assail us.