Barnabas having come and seeing the Grace of God, rejoiced and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide
NEAR THE LORD. Acts 11:23
Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
Where is the best and safest place for a christian to be? Well of course as close to his Lord and Savior as possible. Remember when you were real young? You wanted to be close/near to your mom or dad or maybe your older brother or sister, right?
How will you walk with your Lord, talk with your Lord, the best way is by getting closer and closer to him, to abide near him!
Jesus Christ also entered into a certain village, and a certain women, Martha by name, received Him into her house. And to this one was a sister called Mary, who also was sitting alongside, at the feet of Jesus, and heard His word. But Martha was distracted about much serving. And coming up she said, Lord, is it not a care to You that my sister left me alone to serve? Therefore tell her that she should help me..
But answering Jesus said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
but there is need of only one; and Mary chose the good part, which shall not be taken from her.
From that example; let's all imitate Mary and be more like her, for she chose the good part; sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to His word.
In this life, it's too easy to run around get caught up in all kinds of stuff, even good stuff and "forget" all about our Lord and Savior and we get further away from Him....
So let's really be like Mary and believe me all that other stuff will be taken care of in due time....
seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened, ask and you will receive!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
That means the Lord is right there with you, wherever you may go, so act like you are in God's presence!