Is Your Family Prepared for the Worst?
A Lesson in Being Prepared
Today at church, we were given an impressive lesson about preparing for difficult times. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been counseled to prepare spiritually and temporally for what may come in the days ahead.
For those who are not members of the Mormon Church, let me give some context. We believe that those who lead the Church are prophets, seers, and revelators. This means that by revelation from Jesus Christ, they can see and understand what lies ahead in our future, and they give us counsel to help us avoid spiritual and physical traps such as the destructive influence of pornography or having our temporal welfare jeopardized by excessive debt.
The following video was shared in church today as part of our lesson. Its message is powerful.
As in the Days of Noah - Warnings from Prophets
The Hurrican Katrina Experience - A Volatile World
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, I had two brothers who lived in Georgia. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ throughout that region were asked by their leaders to spend their weekends traveling to areas affected by the hurricane (Waveland, Mississippi specifically) to help with cleanup and to assist the victims in recovering from the damage.
The experiences related to me by my brothers are powerful reminders of how volatile our world can be. I heard of people scrounging for food. I heard of dangers related to instability and lack of adequate police protection. It was strange to hear the description of all of these scenarios, this environment of near anarchy taking place in the United States of America.
Get Your House In Order
The gospel of Jesus Christ is amazingly practical. I have always been impressed with the way that the principles taught in the scriptures and by modern prophets bring peace of mind and comfort in this life in addition to the promises of rewards in eternity.
Here are some examples (with links to resources) of things that should be considered to live a fulfilling life: