Do you remember Y2K? The world was supposed to be plunged into complete darkness when the calendar rolled over from 1999 to 2000 because computer programmers hadn't taken into account that we wouldn't always be in the 1900's. People stocked up on food, water, batteries, ammunition, and other essentials and waited nervously for the apocalypse. Well, we obviously survived and entered the new millennium with enough supplies for whatever catastrophe lie ahead.
I'll admit, I didn't plan ahead for Y2K. I did buy a bunch of ammunition, but that's about it. I guess I thought I'd just go Rambo and live off the land if I had to. I'm actually a little more keen on the idea of preparing for the worst these days. We have first aid stuff around the house and I'm looking for a very small kit for my bike, I'm also considering a small backpack survival kit for each of the vehicles. It doesn't hurt to be prepared.
It would be wise for us to be prepared spiritually for storms and emergencies. Too many times, I've sat and talked to people that have come for help after the storms of life have ravaged their lives. Why do we wait until after the destruction to finally do something to save our families. Wouldn't it be better to be prepared ahead of time? We are all going to face difficult times in life, they are almost inevitable, so why not plan ahead?
A good spiritual survival kit would probably contain some of the same things any other survival kit would. Our Bible would be equivalent to a map, a flashlight, survival guide, and food and water. The Holy Spirit is a source of power much like carrying batteries. Prayer is our communication with God and would be similar to carrying a radio or cell phone. A church family keeps us warm in this cold world that we live in and would provide us with similar benefits to a box of matches or a lighter. You get the idea. The big question is, "Are we prepared?".
Do a quick inventory today and make sure your spiritual survival kit is stocked before the storm.
Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. ~ Psalm 32:6 (ESV)