Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WOYWW: Celebrate!

 Here is my desk with a painting I made for 
my friend Cristy's birthday.
Above it you can see some mark makers I bought last Monday.
They are actually a non-slip rubber mats that I cut up.

Here's a close-up of the painting and the mark makers.

 "Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication." Psalm 130:2
There are times when I feel confident that God is listening to me. And then there are those times when I feel my prayers are falling on deaf ears. Sometimes a whole year passes and I do not hear from God. When we need advice, we go to an expert, is it not? Sometimes we even pay to learn some skill like calligraphy or bread making. How about prayer? 

 One of the experts on prayer is King David, and what's great about him is he left his prayers for us to study and dissect, but most of all to use to pray ourselves. There are Psalms where David confesses his sin before God, where he labors to see sin as God sees his sin. There are prayers where David pleads with God, where he praises God, where he asks for help, where he is despairing. There are 150 Psalms in the Bible. I think we will find one for every situation we find ourselves in. When we pray, if we cannot find the words, we can start with David's words, and then continue on with our own!

 "Since the creation of the world, invisible realities, God's eternal power and divinity, have become visible, recognized through the things He has made." Romans 1:20
Saint Paul says in this chapter that people have no excuses whatsoever for not knowing God, for God shows His existence by what He created. For me, the most compelling proof that God exists is the amazing, awesome design of the universe, of man, of a butterfly, of an ant, and how life could not have happened without all the details of space, time, and matter colliding. The distance of the earth from the sun, gravity, the position of our solar system, all these and so many more details essential to life, could not have been sheer, random chance! It is inconceivable that life would form without God's prodding if the "the odds of a single protein molecule forming by chance is 1 in 10243 (that is a 1 followed by 243 zeros). A single cell is comprised of millions of protein molecules."

If God took such infinite care with forming our universe, our solar system, our earth, to give life to us, what does that mean? We are infinitely precious to Him! He placed into our hearts a desire for eternity, a desire for Him. Our life on earth is just a stepping stone to a life with the Father who made us. If we can live each day knowing this, we will not merely exist, we will celebrate!

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Pretty paintings as always have a wonderful week hugs Nikki ??

  2. Mark makers?? I read that as markers and couldnt find them lol. Love the hands you have drawn so true to the picture
    Bridget #1

  3. Love the paintings!
    Judy #6

  4. Another blog with a journalling Bible - maybe God is sending me a message. Love your painting. Jackie #21 x

  5. Your paintings are gorgeous and you friend wil love her gift! Soojay 18

  6. Such a lovely post - I enjoy reading your readings from the bible and seeing your illustrations. Take care Zo xx 32

  7. I agree, all that awe and wonder could not have happened by chance. There must be a creator. It's just too beautiful what He created. The more I study science, the more convinced I am of God the Creator.
    Your painting is lovely. I'm sure your friend will traesure it.

  8. Patsy, what beautiful artwork! I'm so glad I visited today from #RaRaLinkup! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Your sketches/ paintings are beautiful. Creative Blessings! Kelly #43

  10. I love the painting you made for your friend!

    Greetings, Sofie #46

  11. HI Patsy
    Are you all ok with that typhoon hitting the Phillipines?
    Thinking about you all and hope you are ok


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy