April 26, 2021

Do You Have Enough?

 



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 ?



8 comments:

  1. I have always been a little bit of a prepper, I have enough, I have more than enough.God will provide, I truly beleive that.

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    1. I agree with you... I believe we need to do our part to the best of our ability and then God will handle the rest.

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  2. can can can...save save save....freeze freeze freeze.....garden garden garden--yes be prepared.

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  3. Hello. I'm clearing out and cleaning our house by turning loose of much. Planting a small veggie garden. Will be sewing later after much organizing. It is exhausting for me to have so much out of whack about the house. Making preparations to remodel a smaller cottage to move into in a couple of years, Lord willing.
    Blessings,
    d

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    1. Hi Deanna,
      I so know what you mean. I've been slowly decluttering our home as well. It's amazing to me how much one can accumulate in 18 years. Too much stuff.. That's on hold for right now until we get all the things done in the yard we want too and then I will go back to working in the house again..Oh a smaller cottage sounds lovely! I have always wanted to live in a small country cottage.

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  4. my sister cans, i have always wanted to learn and perhaps this is the perfect time!! i wish she lived closer and could teach me but youtube is always a great resource!!

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    1. Hi Debbie!
      Yes! You tube! That's where I am learning and it's where I"ve learned a lot of things. They kinna scare me but I have to face my fear this year if I want us to be more self sufficient

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