Monday, November 16, 2015

You Think I Need to What?!

"She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks."   ...Proverbs 31:17


Lately I've been all Mrs-Prepper-because-Times-are-worsening. 

Maybe you noticed.

Got my canned goods. My packaged foods. Water. Even a huge ol' bucket of hard white wheat and a smaller one of pretend beef that's supposed to taste ah-mazing.

I use my flower pot heater most days--and the emergency isn't even here yet. It's just a cozy thing to do.

I have my solar oven and cooker can supplies. Candles and tea lights. Started on my third storage bin of twigs to burn someday in a rocket stove (have my bricks for that).  Etc.

You know. 

But. I've majorly procrastinated the one thing  which all serious preppers say you must do--or else you're a goner.

What's that, you ask?

Get into shape. You must exercise now, they say, because when Life changes? You'll need to do increased physical labor. (Physical what?!) They tell me, if you can barely pull yourself together enough to load the washing machine, heaven help you if you must, someday, wash clothes by hand. Or gather wood. Nail boards to window frames. Bike instead of drive. Run for help or to safety.

Oh dear. Bleh. Why is that one so hard? That eating right and getting into shape thing?

Yeah, yeah, don't tell me. The answers include words like discipline, commitment, sacrifice, determination, no-longer-being-a-lazy-bones and ___________ (fill in the blank).

I know this one is true. Already while simply preparing for the end of the world, I've felt the stretch. The burn. The back-aching, Debra-how-did-it-come-to-this?-ness of it all.


But s-l-o-w-l-y I'm getting there. Stretching exercises 4 days a week (I'm aiming for 6). Running up stairs. Not always taking the easy way out around here (like not procrastinating until I permanently forget what needed to be done). Walking faster through supermarket aisles and pushing the lawn mower with more determination.

But it's time for more walking. More cardio. Actually getting my heart beating faster than just thump. Thump. Thump. 

I know this.

Anyway. Do with this post whatever you wish. Some of you have asked me to share all that I'm learning about prepping, and well, here you go. Something else to add to your list. Something I'd not yet mentioned--for obvious reasons.   :)


"She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come."  ... Proverbs 31:25

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."   ... Philippians 4:13

Times will not be getting better--so we must, instead.


Elizabeth said...

Wow Debra! You are prepared! Good for you!

Pam said...

You will do this, too. One step at a time, one day at a time, we can become stronger. Great post, Debra.

Rita said...

I must believe that times can get better in order to function daily. That being kind and giving matter. That this time period is happening for a reason. God is still God. I can prepare but I need not feel despair in all that happens daily. God is holding my right hand in His. Thank you for a list and encouragement to prepare.

Debra said...

Elizabeth---awww, thank-you! Though I'm much more prepared than I was in August, I still have a ways to go. But at least I'm having a good time with it. Well, besides the exercise part. heh.

Pam--thanks! Keep praying for me and I'll believe with you that this can happen. My head gets a little warped in this area. :)

Rita--being kind and giving will always matter! Especially during these end times when people will have many questions and struggles. And as we believe what the Bible says about these Last Days, we can still rejoice and have great peace, for we're moving much closer to Jesus' return-- Hooray! He's always meant us to live in a sort of 'opposite world', to have His deep peace while the world is at war. He is greater than troubled times and He lives within us so again, hooray! Peace and joy are ours. Even so.

Thanks, Ladies! Blessings, Debra