Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WOYWW: We are God's Garden!

I woke up at 3 am.
My eyes just pop up, wide open
at 3 or 4 am. 

So I get up and start to draw
and paint on my Bible. 

"We are God's garden." 1 Corinthians 3:9

This is one of my absolute favorite verses even though I've never taken to gardening. My father took an interest in it when I was young, and he transformed the empty lot beside our house into a beautiful flower garden with brick walkways and meandering paths. We even had a little gazebo and miniature house. There was a lot of pruning and trimming, watering, mulching, and studying which seeds to plant where and when to do it. One had to control weeds, remove the old stalks and leaves and watch out for bugs, fungus and bacteria.

We are very much like plants. God is our gardener and He prunes us and trims us even if He knows it's painful,  sometimes very painful. But like a good gardener, He picks the right time to remove the damaged stalks and rotting foliage that keep us from receiving more of His blessings and to promote new growth. He chose the soil on which we are planted and knows how much water or shade we need. 

Like plants it is very necessary that we get nutrients, and that's why we need to pray and read the Bible. Plants also need supports like a trellis or an A-frame or stakes. We need community around, brothers and sisters to support us and help us to bloom. And weeds! Let's go to Jesus so He can pull out the weeds that distract us, crowding out what's really important in our life! 

Lord, help me to bloom and grow in Your light. Thank You for being my gardener and for taking care of me and my needs! 

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. gorgeous bible journalling! Helen #1

  2. I too love that passage from Corinthians - lovely work again in your Bible. Have a happy week x Jackie 14

  3. Lovely post Patsy as is your artwork. I only recently started highlighting my verses in my Bible and it is very difficult for me ... almost sacrilege!
    Have a good week and God Bless
    aka Bishopsmate #19

  4. Such beautiful art work. I have enjoyed your post. It is wee hours of 4 Am here too, just couldn't sleep, no doubt will sneak in a nap later today ! Have a great week.

  5. Beautiful journalling as always. Happy woyww Cindy #27

  6. Your artwork is beautiful. Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #38

  7. Your drawings amaze me. Thank you for sharing!
    Chris #23

  8. OMG! I want to go to sleep at that time.
    Deep down in my soul I´m an night owl.
    We are all God´s creations! ;D

    Have a wonderful!
    SusanLotus, WOYWW nr 42


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