In relationships, I’ve heard it called a love tank. With finances, it’s referred to as an emergency fund. For a car, we use a spare tire. These are all preparations for a struggle, emergency or blow out. But what are we setting back for a spiritual deficit? Are we neglecting perhaps the most important part of our lives as believers?
Having a spiritual emergency fund can actually aide us through all of these troubles. So why are we diligent in our savings accounts and car emergency kit, but don’t anticipate what we’ll need in a spiritual emergency?
The most important thing we can add to our spiritual emergency kit is daily seeking the Lord through prayer and the reading of his Word. If this is something we do on a regular basis when things are peachy, then it’s easier to continue when things get sour.
Build up an arsenal of scripture. Write them in a journal, on your phone, hang them on your wall. Do whatever you need to do to remind yourself of truth!
Here’s some of my favorites…
- And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19, NKJV
- Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. —John 14:27, NKJV
- 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. —Colossians 3:12-14, NKJV
- 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. —Hebrews 11:1-3, NKJV
- The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
Forever. —Psalm 23, NKJV
Don’t get caught unprepared when life throws you a curve ball. Make daily deposits into your spiritual emergency kit…your future self will thank you.