Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Family Lifeboat: Spiritual Preparedness

Do you think America is in a sustainable recovery?
Do you think there is trouble ahead of America and the world?

If you think there is a recovery, why are you reading this?

On the other hand, if you think, like I do, that there remains quite a bit of trouble ahead for America and the world that needs to be worked through, we need to prepare for that.

We need to prepare in several ways:
Physical: with food and water and the like.
Mental: with learning and thinking about what might be coming.
Emotional: by connecting with family and friends.

But today I want to write about the spiritual facet of our beings. We need to spend some of our time and efforts on strengthening our relationship with our God.

I have no idea what you believe or how you might worship, but are you putting the time into it that it deserves?

We can have a strong and personal relationship with our Heavenly Father and it is very simple:
Study the scriptures.
Pray to Him often, personally and as a family.
Spend time with our families talking about God and our relationship to God.
Go to church so we can worship Him and strengthen each other.

It's that simple. Most people think that is too simple. It isn't supposed to be hard. To be healed from snakebites all Israel had to do was look on a brazen serpent Moses put on top of a stick, but many wouldn't and died. Naaman the leper was told to wash in the Jordan river seven times and he would be cleansed and he almost didn't do it because it wasn't impressive enough.

This isn't a hard thing, but it is like a long-distance relationship, it takes extra special care and lots of little things to make it work.

Are you working on it?