Sisters, perilous times are coming again. We know this is the Last Harvest and Christ is returning soon.
Are you prepared?
In D&C 106:4–5 we are warned, "...the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night— Therefore, gird up your loins, that you may be the children of light, and that day shall not overtake you as a thief."
How are you prepared?
Prepare yourselves spiritually. Prepare yourselves temporally.
I often speak of how my life is governed by Plans. Fr'example, I've got a 5-year plan (education), a 20-year plan (raising Their Ladyships), and a Thousand-Year Plan (my eternal salvation).
Everyone should have a Thousand-Year Plan. After all, aren't we sharing the same goal?
I encourage you all to prepare yourselves now, while there is time and room. When the disasters and destruction which has been foretold falls upon us, we are not going to escape unscathed. Bad stuff is going to happen to many of us. But if we are prepared, the Lord will be with us during that time. (D&C 63:34) This will be an advantage for the righteous.
But only if they are prepared. (I am in favour of gaining as many advantages I can to help me in those last days. How about you?)
To start your preparations, here is a list of ways you can prepare now. Please add to this list as you see fit; this is only a beginning.
|Spiritual Preparation||Temporal Preparation|
|Personal Prayers||Keep your body physically healthy|
|Scripture study||Keep your mind mentally healthy|
|Attend meetings||Be financially stable|
|Give service||Build up your food storage|
|Serve cheerfully in your callings||Laugh often|
|Attend the Temple||Plant a garden|
|Treat your family well||Spent time with your family|
|Gain an education||Gain an education|
|Practice Christ-like attributes||Live within your means|
|Pay your tithing||Learn new skills|
|Family History||Read more|
|Lead by example||Lead by example|
|Share the Gospel with others||Be reliable|
|Desire to increase spiritually||Desire to grow as a person|
Do not think that where you at is adequate and you can be complacent. Many people make that mistake. Acknowledge the good you have already accomplished, but also seek to improve on that. There is always something you can do better, something you can improve on. Increase the quality of your actions, your deeds, and your preparation.
Those who are inadequately prepared are going to get caught short. They will regret their lack of preparation. You have the power Right Now to not be one of those. I encourage you to exercise it.