The Time to Prepare is Now

Hey, friends. How have you been doing? Like, really? I know that I have been busy. Super busy. And tired. We mustn’t forget that, ha!

While I usually post articles a couple of weeks after I write them, this is me speaking in real time. Life has been interesting lately, hasn’t it? And while I know that the Lord doesn’t want us to fear the future, it is mighty tempting to do so.

While I am a worrier by nature, I believe that God has helped me to not worry, but to “do”, as of late. The signs are not looking good. To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me if the world was in famine mode within a year or two. Now, I hope I’m wrong! But I can’t help but wonder while I see all that is going on around us. And I really think the Lord has told me to prepare.

So right now, I’m in total “overwhelmed” mode while I try to learn an abundance of skills that I’ve never tried before. Near the beginning of this year I turned off my Etsy shop to focus on what I believe the Lord has been trying to tell me. All of my free time lately has been spent either learning new homesteading skills, or doing my best to put them into action.

Learning how to homestead isn’t the only way to prepare, though. Despite the inflation we are seeing, now is the time to start picking up a few extra canned goods at the grocery store. If you can, pick up a lot extra. Of course, if there is a current shortage of something, don’t hoard it all for yourself. But if shelves are stocked, now is a great time to pick up some things to use in the future.

Buy some bulk goods if you can. Learn how to cook a few things from scratch.

And for goodness sake, take your children out of the public school system. One of the reasons our culture is in such turmoil right now is from years of public school indoctrination.

While I want this blog to be encouraging and helpful, I can’t help but share this with you. I am not writing this out of fear.

It is a good thing to prepare. Just like God warned Noah of the flood, and Joseph of the famine, the signs are not looking good. Noah and Joseph did not sit around and twiddle their thumbs. No, they took action. They spent years building and storing. Staying busy and preparing is one of the best things we can do right now.

I do think that God’s judgement is on this nation, but that He will preserve His people. What a blessing.

At the moment, we still have the ability to prepare. This is wonderful news.

We can do this, friends. We really can!

Hopefully I can share more about what I’m doing around here before long. I have been sharing my gardening endeavors over on my YouTube channel. The garden is where I have been spending a lot of my time.

If you have any preparedness advice, please feel free to share it in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Many blessings to you, friends!

2 thoughts on “The Time to Prepare is Now

  1. Laurie says:

    Once again, you and I are walking the same road.
    My husband catches all the prepper news, and he’s been convinced of the urgency of the times. I catch a few snippets now and again to know that we need to be serious about our garden.

    So, I too, have been working pretty much all of the time out to get the gardens in, most from scratch. And I honestly have been overwhelmed at the task as well. I feel behind every day with the enormity of what’s needing to be done—and we are not in our house, so that weighs me down some days pretty bad.

    Blogging has been set aside largely, and that needs to come back, but first things first.

    I made a big list of garden tasks. Now we get that out and work on some every day, and little by little, we are chipping away at it.

    I think it’s the little things often that we have to stick with.

    Keep at it!


    • Nicole says:

      My husband is the one who listens to the news as well. But as you said, the snippets I hear make me know it is time to prepare.

      I’m sure you are doing a wonderful job! We too just put in a new garden from scratch. I hope it produces this year.🙂

      Thank you so much for commenting, Laurie! It’s nice to know that we are not alone!

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