This has been a topic I have seen a lot lately in various places. Many people think there is no need to prep for whatever - IF you have a strong faith.
That is fine to believe that way - but I also believe that we have to help ourselves as well.
I have a strong faith in God and I know He always has me wrapped in His loving arms - but He also expects me to put forth some effort.
Think about it:
You have vehicle insurance - because something MAY happen (it also the law here)
You have health insurance - because something MAY happen
You save money - for emergencies and for the your future to take CARE of yourself
You have home insurance - because something MAY happen
You have life insurance - to HELP those left behind
You plan on your retirement accounts being there when the time comes - to HELP with finances
You invest to make your money grow for the FUTURE
You do preventative maintenance on things to keep them in good order - so they last longer
You take medications and/or herbs & supplements to IMPROVE our health
You diet/exercise to STAY healthy and fit
You work to earn a living
Why are these things all OK to do and still profess your faith, but prepping our pantries is not???
I don't get it.
In my humble opinion - I think God directs me to prepare for the future. He directs me to prepare for my family. He directs me in all that I do.
I do not feel that there is any conflict in my prepping and my faith.
I feel that we are guided to gain knowledge on gardening, preparing, making do, and sharing with one another. We are each put into the lives of others for a reason. We learn, we share, we love, we care, we pray, we play, we laugh, and we believe TOGETHER. We are our own community!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON FAITH AND PREPPING?
I thank you all for being a part of my life and community. I learn from each of you and enjoy the feeling of belonging.
Have a great and blessed day.