Saturday, March 5, 2011

Impromptu Test for Christian Martialists

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (Proverbs 22:3)

It's Saturday, and you're probably reading this at home. I'm sitting at home in front of the computer, and I'm thinking about preparedness for self/home defense.

Here's a little checklist to test your awareness and state of readiness (and mine!) right now.

  1. Mindset: Did you start your day with prayer or a devotional time? Is your conscience clear before God & your loved one(s)/neighbor(s)? (A heart right before God is foundational to everything else the Christian Martialist is and does.)
  2. Awareness: Who is in your house right now? Family members, visitors (hopefully not intruders)? Do you know where they are? Living room, kitchen, front yard, back yard, etc.? 
  3. Physical readiness: How do you feel? Awake or Tired? Energetic or Listless? Strong or Weak? Loose or Tight? (Your answer here may indicate a need to address your sleep, nutritional or exercise patterns.)
  4. Logistic readiness: Do you own a weapon? How accessible is it right now? Within an arm's length? If there are youngsters or visitors in your home, how secure is that weapon from tampering and potential tragedy? 

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