Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Monday, October 8, 2012

Best Preparation is Spiritual

The best preparation for anything that lies ahead for any of us - is spiritual.
We may store up all the wheat in the world but unless we repent and become clean we will not enjoy eternal blessings that could otherwise be ours.

Wise counsel is to be prepared in both temporal and spiritual things.  Many have focus on the former but, perhaps, fewer have worked on the spiritual - which will bring us peace during troubled times.

President Henry B. Eyring spoke the following: 
"Most of us have thought about how to prepare for storms. We have seen and felt the suffering of women, men, and children, and of the aged and the weak, caught in hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, and droughts. One reaction is to ask, “How can I be prepared?” And there is a rush to buy and put away whatever people think they might need for the day they might face such calamities.
But there is another even more important preparation we must make for tests that are certain to come to each of us. That preparation must be started far in advance because it takes time. What we will need then can’t be bought. It can’t be borrowed. It doesn’t store well. And it has to have been used regularly and recently." 
Spiritual Preparedness; Start Early and Be Steady

The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God’s commands in the midst of the storms of life.

Watch beautiful short video:  The Ten Virgins