Friday, July 13, 2012

Prepping The Soul

As far as the idea to prepare ourselves for what is to come, most of us are on the same page and are like minded to the fact we do it all to survive.
We spent countless hours stocking food, stacking ammo and learning new skills to insure we are the ones left standing when whatever happens, happens.
We raise animals and gardens for food, prepare our homesteads to be self sustainable and teach our children how to live right and work hard, all for the greater good of the family and the hard times to come.
We have food for when there will not be any, emergency packs to live out of when forced out, lights for when the electricity is no more, water for when it can't be pumped, weapons and ammo to keep us safe, bags of silver and gold for currency when our dollar fails and we even have predetermined locations for refuge if need be. 
 We do all this because we do not want to be caught unprepared for whatever is to come. Even with all the prepping, working and learning to be sure we will survive, we are still not sure on what and when it will happen. We can speculate, debate and discuss about politics, global warming and the collapsing economy all day, but in the end we still do not know for sure.
All we think or know is that something will happen and we have to be prepared for it.

The one thing you can count on is that yes something will happen, you are going to die. I hate to be the one to break it to you but it is the cold hard truth. There is no way around it no matter how much you prepare against it, it will happen.
You spent your whole life prepping for what is to come and how you can survive it, but what have you done to prepare your soul for the inevitable?
What good is a pantry full of food or a bug out location set up to sustain you for two months when you will not be around to use it? What good is that secret stash of silver you have buried out back when you don't make it back home from work one day? What do you think will happen to that beautiful self functioning Homestead you have spent a lifetime building when a drunk driver runs a red light and you are hit and killed this weekend?   

If you spent your whole life working on what might come instead of what you know will come then it is all for not and you just wasted it all. If you are not one hundred percent sure you are prepared for the real "IT" then you might want to take a step back and do just that.

From now on when I am asked what is the first thing one should do to be prepared, I will simply tell them, "First and foremost, take time to prepare your soul and get right with him, the rest really doesn't matter."


FYI:
I did not want to write this post. It was put on my heart for some reason or another so I had to.           

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reality check. I hope you are enjoying your family this summer and surviving the heat.

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    1. Sista, the heat is almost too much to have any fun in but we are giving it one heck of a shot. Thanks

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  2. Luke 12:16 - 21

    This hyperlink will take you straight to it if anyone want to read it:

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:16-21&version=KJV

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    1. thanks for the reminder, MDR

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    2. Thanks for the link Matt and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. <> MDR

    Wisest thing I have read in a long time!
    God Bless you and your precious family!
    Shar

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  4. I'm so glad you DID write it! Thank you.

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  6. I listen to/read after a lot of folks pertaining to prepping and self sustainability, and this is HUGELY overlooked by most of them. I'm really glad you posted it. It's the most important prep.

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  7. Absolutely. Know, love and serve God, and your soul will be ready.

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  8. I listen to/read after a lot of folks pertaining to prepping and self sustainability, and this is HUGELY overlooked by most of them. I'm really glad you posted it. It's the most important prep.

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    1. I am glad I posted it as well Representative. Thanks for the comment.

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  9. I am not ashamed to proclaim that I am a Born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ....though I am still human and suffer the affliction of sin.....I still am comforted.

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    1. We all fall short Warlock, Drive on Brother.

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  10. you never see on any prep list to put a book for your soul in your preps but I am sooooo glad you brought up the subject

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    1. Thank you Anony. I will look for one but the Good book so far is the best I have found yet.

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  11. I personally have been so busy and overwhelmed with everything I need to do, everything I have to do, and everything I want to do. That I have lost my way and not taken the time to appreciate all god has given me thank you for this post ☺ Enjoy your weekend with your family!

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    1. Kelly, So far the weekend is great.
      I am guilty of doing the same thing and putting work, prepping and whatever else in front of the most important. That is what this summer is all about for me, getting back to the basics, the real basics.

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  12. my 86 yr old mama passed away day before yesterday and she was a great prepper inside and out from her soul to her toes...myself and my siblings learned from her to never take anything for granted, to be thankful for everything and to be ready for anything that may come along to rock the boat....including the things that may test our faith in God and ourselves. it is articles like this that remind us to not give up and to just keep moving forward no matter how high the mountain may seem from the bottom....

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    1. Anony, I am sorry to hear about your mamma, but rejoice in the fact she is with the Lord.
      The climb to the top of the mountain you mentioned is a hard, slippery and a continuous climb, but once at the summit and you are face to face with the Lord it makes it all worth it. I have found it is easier to slide back down than it is to climb it and every time I slip and fall I have to get back up and start the climb all over again.
      Thanks for your comment

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    2. I am also sorry for your loss I am sure she will be missed greatly but you can let your heart be glad that she is with our Lord and she is still watching over you along with Him

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  13. Good post. Im glad you wrote it. Sometimes it just has to be said.

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  14. Your heart spoken the right thing. I also often wonder about die-hard preppers being so consumed with life, and I can't help but wonder if they would also be willing to accept death with grace and with knowing his maker, if the big bomb was about to land on top of their region. We can do our best to give us better chances to survive, but speaking as a person who survived a Code Blue at age 33, it's better to be prepared because the peace it will give you is unspeakably comforting. It's not something we can avoid, like you said, death will catch up to all of us, sooner or later, being prepared doesn't mean you are eager to go...it just means you will be fully "prepped" when the time does come.

    Good joy --- really great heart-tugging post.

    Keep writing from the heart.

    Lana

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    1. Lana,
      I am so glad you commented, I wished I had the words to say to help you through your troubles. You and your family plus your situation has been on my mind and in my prayers. I wish you the best of luck and hope you find what you are looking for in the future.

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  15. I've checked out your blog for some time now, and love it! I have your blog listed as a favorite on mine.

    I really enjoyed this post very much. I know my family and I have just started getting ready 1 year ago.

    You have blessed me and others by allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through you to all "preppers". Thank you for sharing even though you didn't want to!

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  16. Thanks for the comment Hollie.
    I am glad the post was written now and the next time I won't be so hard headed when asked to do it again.

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