Monday, July 28, 2008

Preparedness is a Commandment

(On most Mondays, we share a spiritual thought on food storage and/or preparedness. This helps us remember why this is so important!)

"Though we never know when we will face a challenge that will require us to depend on the resources we have stored, we know that the Lord has said, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).

"President Gordon B. Hinckley reminded us in October 2005 general conference of our need to be prepared: 'We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. This is a first priority. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. … I have faith … that the Lord will bless us, and watch over us, and assist us if we walk in obedience to His light, His gospel, and His commandments.'

"Let us do all in our power to 'walk in obedience' and be prepared."

“Are You Prepared?,” Ensign, Aug 2007, 30–33


Flashlight Girl said...

Great reminder, thank you! Just read more articles about the retailers preparing to further raise prices in the coming months. I'm grateful for the Church's emphasis on being prepared for ANYTHING and that includes a weak ecomony. Keep up the good work!

Lauren in GA said...

I needed to read that. Thank you.