Prep with Assurance


Luke‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭NASB

Some people believe prep practices point to ungodliness; that it is a sign of the love of money. Sometimes this is true. Realizing this, God calls me to check my motives. Am I after wealth and resource in a righteous, healthy way? Am I following Godly wisdom, trusting His lead and supply? Or am I after wealth and resource as an end to itself? Is my reliance on wealth and supply? Or is my reliance on God and His wise directives?

Chasing after wealth and supply as our hope for survival is a trap, a snare that enslaves. It will keep us running after it constantly, with ever growing fervency, while never quite being enough, effectively pulling us further away from the One True God who is our hope and help. That is the way of false gods.

But when we chase after God and His wise counsel, not only does He lead us to readiness for what is coming, but He frees us to realize that even if our storehouses fail, His will cover us. He who is with us and for us will be there to guide and direct us to His pastures of provision. He will supply strength, power, protection, and amaze us as He meets our need.

Don’t take my word for it. Look at Noah, who built a big boat and loaded it with supplies as God directed, providing for himself and all for whose care he was charged. And he did it even though his mind could not fully comprehend the coming storm or the full need.

And what about the Israelites? They left their captivity with all God charged them to collect. As their supply waned, God’s undeniable provision kicked in. For forty years in that wilderness, they did not fall to malnourishment; thirst did not kill them; and their shoes and clothing never wore out.

So don’t worry about tomorrow. If He is pointing you to the storm that’s raging and beaconing you to prepare for it, ask God’s direction for your path to readiness. Ask how much to store for the need. If you run out of space and He is still pressing your collection, ask wisdom and provision for its storage. He will make you ready for yourself and those charged to your care, even though you may not fully comprehend the scope of it all.

Enter His rest as you obey, knowing that He in whom You trust will not leave you alone in your need. He will help you just as He did those before us. And when scoffers scoff at you, smile as you remember, “… wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” (Matthew‬ ‭11:19‬ ‭NASB)

“Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” (Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬)

5 thoughts on “Prep with Assurance”

  1. Amen! In this season of my life. I am learning how God provides. I haven’t worked since March. No unemployment. No income. Yet not one day have i gone hungry and i have a safe place to sleep. In the midst of it God is providing honestly better than when i was working two jobs. I believe that God is showing me in this season. That he is my provider. I know your post is about not seeking God for wealth but i had to share how God provides for his children

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    1. Thanks for that testimony, Aqua. It is very true and awesome to watch God move on our behalf. Actually, my post is about building up our storehouses with a right mindset, heart attitude, and motivation, keeping God as God. I am a member of a Preppers group, getting ready for the next big storm or whatever may come our way. Many Christians seem to see prepping as chasing after wealth instead of practicing the wisdom God gave ants. It is meant to address that mindset. If that did not come out clearly, I failed. Oh hum. Love to you, my friend. I pray for you.

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      1. No, you didn’t fail. I may have missed that but when God’s word comes forth it does not return to him void. It accomplishes what he desires for it to accomplish in who it reaches. All for his glory. Thank you for your prayers. Love you and I 🙏 for you as well!!

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