True confession time…I’m a prepper.
Seriously, I’m prepped for an electromagnetic pulse, a tornado, zombies, drought, or Armageddon. I spend time watching videos, participating on discussion boards, learning about water purification, or researching homeopathic medical treatments. I have an elaborate “bug-out” bag for each of my family members, which includes three days of food and water for each of us. In light of the most recent tornados in Alabama, I have recently added whistles to the outside of the backpacks so that we would be able to identify ourselves to first responders if we happened to be buried in debris.
I’m prepared for a disaster. And I’m okay with both my husband and my best friend making fun of me for it.
I believe that in life, you must be ready for anything. If you have a plan and don’t need it, does it hurt anyone? No. But if you don’t have a plan and need one, then it hurts those around you. I understand that not everyone subscribes to this thought process. In some instance, I believe people think they have plenty of time to develop a plan so they procrastinate.
I think people also procrastinate when it comes to God. I believe everyone must be ready for Jesus, for He will come like a thief in the night.
Matthew 24: 42-44 (NIV) says, “Therefore keep watch because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
If everyone knew when He was coming, then everyone would accept His plan. But many don’t see the merits of having an eternal plan. They procrastinate their decision. Essentially they haven’t acknowledged the need for Christ’s gift of eternal life.
If you were to die tomorrow, would you be prepared? Would you have your spiritual “bug-out” bag already packed with Jesus? Or would you be wandering and helpless in the face of eternity without Christ?
While I am concerned about the lost souls who don’t know a personal relationship with Christ, I am also concerned with the Christian woman who does not know how to share her faith with non-believers. Just as I am a prepper for the natural needs of humans, we must also be preppers for the souls who do not yet know Christ as their Savior. It is our role and responsibility as Christians to share the gospel. It is our role to be Preppers for Heaven.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV), “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.”
If you don’t know how to share the Gospel, if you are intimidated by the thought of sharing the Gospel, or if you don’t see that you have any opportunities to share the Gospel, please come to the porch…Erin and I would love to chat with you about how to become comfortable sharing Christ’s love at any time with anyone.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin