Let’s continue our discussion around prepping without fear . . .
What do you think of when you hear about people who are storing shelf-stable food and water for the long term, buying up generators and deep freezers, joining the ranks of the RV army with a “bug-out” plan in hand (and maybe even a piece of land somewhere in the middle of nowhere)? How are you feeling as crypto-currency is going mainstream, while folks stand on hour-long lines to buy overpriced ammunition (if it’s even in stock), and the rest of the people are at the seed store planting their very first garden so they can be self-sustaining “should anything happen”?
Are you more inclined to call this whole trend a result of “conspiracy theory” run rampant, or would you say, “It’s just plain and simple wisdom“? Either way you lean, it won’t change the fact that we are clearly obsessed with talking about this topic, especially out on social media. So what does the Bible have to say about prepping and what should the Believer’s approach to this whole thing be?
This episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast is the final session in a two part series around how we *should* be prepping as Believers. In this week’s episode I want to share with you some basic tips for beginning to prep without fear. I’ve even put together a basic prepping checklist for you (to make the note taking just a little bit easier!).
It’s vital to remember that, no matter what, God has you as you continue to trust in Him and obey Him. The Bible is filled with stories of God’s people being cared for and provided for miraculously, at just the right time. So while we pray for wisdom around how to prepare ourselves for future events, we stand on the promise that our God sustains us and keeps us safe, no matter what happens.
Now, if you’re ready to wrap up this two-part discussion with me on how the Christian can prepare for what’s coming, without partnering with the fear being offered, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
Scriptures referred to in this episode:
1 Samuel 19:-22 —
Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.” But every one of the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, or his sickle, and the charge was two-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares and for the mattocks, and a third of a shekel for sharpening the axes and for setting the goads. So on the day of the battle there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan, but Saul and Jonathan his son had them.
2 Peter 2:4-9 —
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment…
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode
I wanted to let you know about something that’s coming up soon! It’s the next round of The Beacon 21 Day Reset and it starts on Friday, November 5th.
The Beacon 21 Day Reset introduces 21 health-supporting habits over 21 days — one each day — and as you pick up and implement each new habit, you’ll keep the previous habits for the remainder of the 21 days.
I’m doing an info session and quick training on the three keys that are built into The Beacon 21 Day Reset that pretty much ensure your success even if you’re implementing in a season of overwhelm, time crunch or burnout. This program works for pretty much anyone (including kids) and can work alongside other healthy living regimens, as well.
Want to learn more? Head to www.ericapyle.com/ResetInfo (or click the image below) to sign up to receive a replay link for the info session straight to your inbox, along with a discount code that will save you more than 50% on lifetime access to the program when you sign up by November 5th.
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And here’s the Prepper’s Checklist I mentioned inside the episode. Simply go to www.ericapyle.com/PrepList to sign up to receive your copy of the checklist (or click on the image below).
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About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.