Hello friends and family....
Today I want to talk to you about being prepared. No this is not some crazy fear mongering the worlds going to end be prepared kind of post. There's enough of those nuts out there for you to read somewhere else.
No, this about a scripture I am currently reading in my daily bible study and it stood out to me. In Leviticus 25 The Lord God is telling Moses about the Sabbatical Year. The Israelite's are to plant and harvest their fields for six years but not in the seventh year. In that seventh year they are to not plant a thing to eat nor are they to eat from whatever is left over in the fields from the year before.
Of course, God also covers the question some will ask about what happens if they do not have enough for a full year to sustain them and as always, our loving, perfect God provides. He tells them that He will make the harvest so abundant in their sixth year that it will last for THREE years!.. So as always he provides but that doesn't mean he doesn't expect the Israelite's to also do what they can to store up their grains etc.
And it means the same for us. In the world we live in today I don't think it's ever been more important to make sure we have the things we need verses the things we want. Society as a whole and around the world, things are on shaky ground in almost every area you can think of. Politically, racially, financially, religiously and although God will provide for those who love him we also must do our part.
Would you be able to survive for one year if say the grocery stores ran out of food or food became so expensive it would cost a days wages for a loaf of bread? I am not saying this will happen but if the last year and a half has taught us anything, we should have learned to have enough of all that we need on hand for as long as we can and once we have done all we can to learn to ask and trust that God will provide the rest.
This year I plan on learning to do canning. This is something I have wanted to learn for a long time but was always afraid but I"m going to take the deep dive this year. I already know how to freeze food well but what if the electric was down for any long period of time, I"m talking like months? All my frozen food would go bad. I also already know how to dehydrate somewhat but I will be learning more about this also.
What about you? What skills do you have or want to learn this year to make your life and maybe the lives of those you love livable should there be an incident that you were left to your own devices ?