"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. "
I don't know how most of you are feeling about how things are going in our world today, but I can't help but think of Jesus' words in Mathew. It seems every time I turn on the Internet news, more of the scriptures are fulfilled. Today there was a very rare earthquake on the eastern seaboard. There are wars all over the world, some we are involved in. Most country's are in financial trouble. It is scary!
But what does Jesus say to us "See that you are not troubled." I love those words! I often find myself worrying over things that I should not worry over. One thing that my husband and I have tried to do is be prepared. Be prepared for what? you may ask. Be prepared for anything. A natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado. Maybe an earthquake. Or what if your husband looses his job and he can't find another one right away? It only makes since to be prepared.
When you first start thinking of being prepared, it may seem daunting, but don't give up before you start. Take it in baby steps. First things first. Start with having three days worth of food and water in your home at all times. That would be three days worth of cereal for breakfast, maybe you could buy powdered milk in case you can't get fresh milk. Buy three days worth of soup and crackers for lunch or have peanut butter and jelly on hand. Dinners, you know what your family will eat, make things they like and you could prepare in a bad situation. Maybe without electricity. Have a hand powered can opener. Batteries, Flashlights, candles, matches. You will need a first aid kit just in case you could not get medical attention, when you need it.
If you have a little one never be without diapers and formula, if you do not breast feed. For some this may sound expensive. But if you commit to buying one extra thing a week, it will not take long and you will be at least somewhat prepared.
God does not give us a spirit of fear but a sound mind. We must think about the very real possibility that one of these situations could happen to us. Or maybe to one of our family members or friends, then we would be in the position to bless them. Helping with the essentials they need. There is a lot of information out there on being prepared. Some are extreme. I am not saying to be extreme, just wise. If you would like to really learn more you can look online for books and materials on the subject. Pray about it, ponder it, and for heavens sake get busy!:)
Until We Meet Again,