A couple of blogs ago, I asked the question what should be in your Emergency Preparedness Kit. I did not receive any responses, so I thought I would share with you what I would pack.
Beloved, we must be prepared each day for the multiple assignments given us.
First, I would get ready with prayer for myself, family, leaders, the lost, wounded and hurting, and those of the household of faith. Packing prayer gives insights. Prayer also provides peace which passes all understanding, and the power to stand against the enemy. My clothes would consist of the whole armor of God. His armor carries the light of His glory. Preparation requires commitment, and the courage to stand; firmly rooted in the hope which comes from our relationship to Christ. The other essential items for our Emergency Preparedness Kit are referenced in the Book of Ephesians. Ephesians 6:10-17 cf [NIV] tells us … “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Our God wants us prepared like the five wise virgins whose lamps were ready for the arrival of the bridegroom. Are you packed and ready for today’s journey? If not, review and re-pack your Emergency Preparedness Kit. You’ll be glad you did.
Peace and blessings.