Ja, I am very aware of,'in the world but not of it'! As for boring? Wow... I would hate to think what exciting is! lolEarthiness?? oy!lol! I like how you use it. Well this is very important distinction how a Christian should view the "World" and how they should view the "Earth"
Yeshua and his Disciple made it clear how His followers should deal with the world"
John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
1st John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. Psalm 57:11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
So you see, Christians have to be careful how they interact with the world and the things of the world. But the Earth, is the Glory of YHWH. And we can enjoy this earth as much or even more than any atheist or any unbeliever.
There is a lot the Christian can do to enjoy themselves on Earth. I hear from people sometime how Christian life boring..I no know what they talking about. There is hundreds of ways a Christian can enjoy they existence in Jesus Christ while they on this earth without engaging in sin.
My experience on this earth has been how much my life has moved among many folk from all walks, and ja, I learned there were many religions with many believers, plus folk who didn't join any nor believe in God. But my lot has always been to do the will of my Father in heaven, so nothing phased me, and that is what annoyed any. Sure, I was accustomed to being cast out for my beliefs - very much a Jesus Follower - named Christianity at some point in time. There is not an interrogation I have not been put through long before this thread, but have never seen so much hatred for 'religion' out of a supposed to be Christian country. Nor have I seen so much discord or personal attacks... even by Christian egos.
Personally I am at peace with 'the bride' within all this turmoil, regardless of how cults have sprung up to try and reduce even that to an insult, and will stand by what is left of this. For these words have summed up my life...
But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 12:16-17
But the victory of overcoming is this...
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7
and the end result...
I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star. The Spirit and the bride say,Come. And let the one who hears say,Come. And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:16-17
All Jesus said was Follow me... and I did. I have no regrets about that. In short, the earth to me has been kind, and I love it as a planet, but it has been people - Christian included - who have not been.