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I received a very uplifting and encouraging email from a dear friend this morning. A friend that I have not ever met/seen face to face. She has been a Godsend to me! (And she should know who she is as she is the only one that corresponds with me about my blogs, but for the sake of confidentiality, I will not mention her name here.) Believe it or not, writing the articles for this blog are not an easy thing for me to do. First of all, I am not a writer or an author. The very first article I wrote for this blog was the first I had ever written. Secondly, I am in constant battle with the enemy over this blog site and the mission I am on here. Why? Because the enemy doesn't want God's people to be prepared for what is to come! Need I remind us that the enemy is here to kill, steal, and destroy us? (See John 10:10) All the things that are leading up to the collapse of not only the U.S. but many Christian nations isn't something that's just happenstance. It. Is. Biblical. Prophecy. It has to happen because it is predestined to happen. There is no way we can or should ignore it. Nor can we (or anyone) stop it from happening.
Just a few days ago, I was ready to chuck it all (once again). I "felt" like I wasn't reaching anyone. Mostly, because I don't get many (like hardly none) likes/clicks/shares/comments on my social media platforms. (I am not complaining or whining, just want you to see the reason for my "feeling" like maybe I was failing.) It's enough to make anyone discouraged. But then, we are told over and over again that we should not go by our "feelings" alone, right?
Well, "feeling" all discouraged and about ready to give up, I was reading a fictional Christian book last night. In that book there was a scene where the main character was in a church and the pastor's sermon was shared with the readers. The sermon spoke of Noah and how he built the ark, and even though it was a struggle and it took many years, he saw it through to the end and was rewarded for his commitment to God and for his work. It then went on to say how we, as Christians, give up so easily when things get tough and we don't see things through. We just give up. We quit. Even things that God has told us to do! But, if we just hang on and keep moving forward and keep at it we will see the end results and be blessed by it. If we, and ONLY if we, continue in the work/mission that God has led us to do we will be blessed by the end results. But, in order to obtain that blessing, we must continue on and not give up!
And then, this morning, I got that wonderful, blessed, uplifting and encouraging email from my good friend! God uses her quite often to give me encouragement and confirmation. And, what a confirmation it was! Thank you God, and thank you to my good friend for being obedient to Him. I really, really needed that!
You see, we all need encouragement and uplifting from others at one time or another in our lives. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 11:14, Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. A counselor is someone we can talk to. Someone who listens to us and encourages us. So, please never be afraid to tell someone what you think, or ask their opinions on a particular matter. We weren't meant to go through life on this earth alone. We need others.
So, I am very thankful for God giving me confirmation that I am on the right track and I am doing what He has asked me to do. I will not give in to the lies and deceit of the enemy. I will be strong in The Lord and carry on my mission for The Lord until it is complete. I will not give up. I will not quit. I will endure until the end.
In case you haven't seen it yet, what I'm trying to say here is that we are not alone. First and foremost, we always have God with us and looking out for us. Secondly, it's the little things that people do to help us along that also ensures us we are not alone (such as my friend's emails). And lastly, but not least, I am here for you. We don't have to meet face to face for me to be here for you. I'm only a comment or an email away. Your comment or email will not go unnoticed. I will get back to you. I will keep our conversations in strict confidentiality. I don't have all the answers, but I do know how to point you in the direction of The One who does. So, when you get down and discouraged, and you will because we all do, even if it doesn't pertain to prepping, know that I am here for you. We are a community, not only as preppers, but as Christians as well.
I am here to help and encourage you. You may have noticed that my blog site is different than most prepper/survivor blog sites. And, there are a plethora of them out there! There's a reason mine is different. I can't tell you exactly what you need to do to be prepared for you and your family. I can give you a general idea and a info on how to get started. But there are so many different geographic regions and circumstances. What works for one does not work for everyone. However, I do know The One who can tell/show you what you need to do in your particular circumstance to be prepared. I want to encourage you and support you in seeking His will in your life. I am not here to provide you with all the answers, but rather to give you something to think about (ponder) and and lead you to The One who does have all the answers for you, specifically. And that, my friends, is my mission with this blog site.
It is my prayer that you will listen to what God is telling you that you need to do to be prepared for what is yet to come. And, if you have questions about it or need to talk to someone, I am here for you. We are not alone. We have God and we have each other.
Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!
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