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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Year's Supply of Food - Orderly Plan

We have been taught for many, many years - to get prepared.  How many are heeding that Prophetic Counsel?  We never know what is ahead but...the Lord does and He has taught us thing to do to get ready for whatever lies ahead; both spiritually and temporally.  We would do well to heed that counsel in every way that we can.  Sincere prayer will help us know what to do each day.    
“Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46.)
"We encourage families to have on hand this year’s supply; and we say it over and over and over and repeat over and over the scripture of the Lord where He says, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” How empty it is as they put their spirituality, so-called, into action and call him by his important names, but fail to do the things which he says.
"Keep in good repair and beautify your homes, your yards, farms, and businesses. Repair the fences. Clean up and paint where needed. Keep your lawns and your gardens well-groomed. Whatever your circumstance, let your premises reflect orderliness, beauty, and happiness. Plan well and carry out your plan in an orderly and systematic manner."  Spencer W. Kimball, Family Preparedness