My cabinets are becoming less and less of store-bought food and more home canned goods. Some of the food I grew myself, but others were purchased at the market, including meats. One of the great things about putting away food is that I know the ingredients, and I only use products that are safe for our consumption. Another thing is that it makes a quick meal; everything is already cooked, so you heat and eat. I like that part the most. If the world goes wild (it’s precarious right now) and the power grid goes down, most of our food is in the cabinets, and we won’t go hungry while we wait on a garden harvest.
The Bible talks about Israel letting their land rest during the seventh year. That meant they had to store plenty of food to get them through that year. It took planning and careful calculation to make sure they had enough on hand to cover that year. I don’t know how they did it, but I guess they dried the grain and the fruits then carefully stored them, keeping the moisture out. If you feel compelled by the Holy Spirit, begin planning for your future if things fall apart. You can see from the news how quickly life changed for many people. I feel that it’s essential for all of us to prepare for an urgent situation. Listen to what God tells you, and get ready if he leads you in that direction.
And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store. Leviticus 25:22