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In an earlier post (Musings on COFID-19 #5), I talked about the need to be prepared. I received the following link from a friend and felt it was worth sharing. This is not an attempt to instill fear. Contrary to what appears to be part of the agenda of many, that doesn’t help at all! I firmly believe that the Lord will take care of His own in all situations. Now, that doesn’t’ mean that we won’t’ suffer hardship. I also believe that He expects us to be aware of the times and use common sense.
Should be get carried away in stockpiling, No! But we do need to have more than then common 3-day hurricane box of supplies. COVID-19 showed us that need. We also need to have our financial house in order. As many have no doubt found out during the COVID shutdown, food and necessities such as toilet paper can be hard to obtain and any level of debt is unmanageable when your income is reduced or there is no income at all. The US government is not obligated to keep food on our tables and our utilities running. They have attempted to help, but they can only print so much money before everything collapses around them (and us)! This would be disastrous for all of us, except maybe those who want to destroy America and turn us into a dictatorship.
Of course, the primary preparedness item is to ensure your relationship with the Lord through salvation in Yeshua is secure and that you’re seeking to follow Him in everything.
Reflect on how this famous passage from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” relates to what is happening in the USA, and around the world today, and then read the linked article in which it is quoted: “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.”
Other great minds in our history have said much the same thing, including one or more of our Founding Fathers.
The complete article by Patricia Lewis is entitled Something’s coming, folks – and we must become ‘self-dependent’
Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
Prayer for Businesses and Contract Workers
The businesses that are being adversely affected by COVID-19 have been heavy on my heart. I was speaking with the manager of one of our favorite restaurants the other day, Serendipity in downtown Cary, NC. He said that they are doing enough business to keep the lights on but it isn’t easy. Thank HaShem for that!
However, many are reaching the point where they are facing the real possibility of having to close permanently. Also, remember individuals who are independent contractors who are unable to work. I think most barbers and hairstylists are in the latter category, and my wife and I personally know four of them. Please keep them all in prayer. Pray that HaShem will show them creative ways to continue to generate some level of income.
At this moment we may be subject to man-made rules that are really hurting us but HaShem is still in control and is carrying us through to victory in Him!
Until the next time…May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom. (Numbers 6:24-26)Bill