Jeremiah 23: 23: “Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far off?” NASB

            The Bible tells us to draw near to God and He will draw near to us.  We need to take that to heart.  He wants us close to Him.  When we get close to Him, we feel safe and secure and very comfortable.      

            When two sisters, Mary and Martha were hosting our Lord and others, Martha worried about getting the meal on the table and all the things that go with it.  Mary however, sat at the feet of Jesus, soaking up everything He said.  Martha complained, and asked Jesus to talk to Mary about helping her with the preparations.  Jesus probably shocked her when he said to her, you are worrying about many things, but Mary has chosen that best part.

            Let me tell you folks, He wants us to choose that best part.  That part of learning of Him, studying His word and soaking up the wisdom and knowledge He wants to impart.

            It is my belief that we are headed for some very rough times.  When those times come, we need an anchor, a safety net, a rock to cling to, and that happens to be Jesus.  But we won’t know what the anchor does, or how the safety net works, nor will we know where the places to cling to the rock are located, unless we sit at His feet and choose that best part.

            Lately I’ve experienced some of those rough times, and I thank God that I have chosen that good part that Mary was seeking.  Let me tell you, Jesus carries you over the rough places and walks with you on the uneven ground.

            Thank you all so much for your kind, comforting and encouraging words, they are a blessing to my soul and spirit. I’ve been writing this column since 2011 and haven’t missed one.  It is one of the ways I can sit at the feet of Jesus and learn and share.

            Please sit at His feet.  You do that by reading His word daily and praying, that means talking to Him and listening for Him to speak to you.  He will speak to you through His word, or leave impressions upon your heart and minds.  He wants us close to Him, and there is no better place for us to be.  Until next time!

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