Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WOYWW: Apart from Me!

 Last week I was sick, and although I took a picture of my bed
as my desk, I did not get a chance to post it.
I was too sleepy and lazy.

 This week, this is what's on my desk.
As always, I trace a picture on to my Bible
and paint it.

Here is a picture of Jesus holding a branch of a grape vine.

"...apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

When someone is about to die, and he knows it, 
whatever he says then, must be important. 
Jesus said a whole lot to His disciples before 
they went to the garden where he was betrayed by Judas. 
He talked about giving them the Holy Spirit so they would not be alone, 
about keeping His commandments, about great love, 
and He prayed to His Father that they may all be one, 
"that they also may be in Us."

He talked about being the true vine, and that the disciples 
should stay connected to Him, to abide in Him, so that they bear fruit. 
Sometimes I like listening on Youtube to great preachers, 
and I enjoy reading sermons and commentaries, 
and I oohh and ahhh at the wonderful insights I find. 
BUT nothing beats listening to Jesus. 
We can spend our whole life reading His Word, 
and it will be a well that never runs dry. 
And after reading, we can sit and be quiet and listen, and He will speak. 
Or we can put ourself in the story, be one of the characters in the Bible, 
and God will teach us through that character. 
I can be Mary listening at Jesus feet. 
I can be the blind man who received the gift of sight. 
I can be the woman who was about to be stoned.  
I can be Thomas who refused to believe.  
Yes, Jesus will meet me however I want to meet Him. 
The important thing is we meet with Him, connect with Him, talk to him. 
For apart from Him, we can not bear fruit. 
We can do nothing. 
All our labor will be in vain. 


  1. Pretty painting as always hugs Nikki? ?

  2. Glad to see you back but sorry you've been poorly. great painting. Helen #1

  3. Beautiful painting.Glad to hear you're improving. Elaine no. 11

  4. I hope you are fully recovered patsy. It's nice to see your illustrated bible pages again. They are beautiful
    Lynn 12 x

  5. Amen, Patsy. Our nations here in Britain really need to hear Father God at this time in our history! Trust you are fully recovered.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  6. Nice job on the Bible journal page. Happy WOYWW. Susanne #38

  7. I hope you're feeling better! Lovely art as always.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #46

  8. Glad you are back and hope you are feeling much better. Great drawing as always.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #36

  9. I love that you look in a magazine and see things that aren't there, it so would not occur to me! Glad you're feeling better, hurry back to being 100%!


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