Perhaps you have read or heard how we are to store food and survival items to prepare for some disaster that may lie ahead. While I am not against storing up, I do have extra items on hand since we do live in an area prone to earthquakes and active volcanos. Not long ago, we had a power outage that lasted 22 hours, so for us, having extra essentials is a must.
In the spiritual sense, I believe that there are things that we should have an abundance of, to help and encourage others.
The word says in 2 Timothy 4:2 to be ready out of season. So what can we store up when we are hit off season?
The first thing that comes to mind is faith. We need faith that if anything does come our way, may it be some form of natural disaster, job loss, family breakup or illness, our faith is full to trust in the Lord to get us through.
We should have the word in our spirits to give to others to encourage, uplift and exhort, and to come up against any type of warfare that we may need to do.
We must know our authority in Christ. Who we are in Him, what He did for us, and that we are seated in heavenly places.
We should not have any fear, doubt or unbelief in our pantry. These are true killers to our faith, and will paralyze and cause defeat.
How do you stock up?
Romans 10:17 says So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Spend time stocking your pantry with the right ingredients, the word of God, and when disaster strikes you will be ready.
What other ingredients can you think of that we should have in our pantry?
Mention them below in the comments, I would love to hear from you.