Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shepherd, Gardener and Friend!

Here is my desk today. 
I am attending a workshop
about business essentials
using Bible principles. 

For the first day, we did 
some farming for two hours! 

My hands and arms are still aching
from the effort! 

Our teacher is Dodong Cacanando
who learned how to do business
by studying the plant and its fruitfulness.

"The Lord is my shepherd..." 
Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd. He leads me where there is everything I need, peaceful water, and green meadows. He protects me from my enemies. 

The Lord is my gardener (1 Cor. 3:9).  He takes care that I am fruitful, that I will bloom in due season. He prunes away the dead leaves and broken branches. He makes sure I am healthy. 

The Lord is my friend (John 15:15). Everything He learned from our Father He has made known to us. He has taught us what we need to know. Even the hard things. We are not His servants He said, because if He was, He would not have confided in us! Imagine the privilege we have as His friend! 

But the Lord can only be my shepherd and gardener and friend if we continue to be intimate with Him. If we have a relationship with Him. Otherwise, He will just be a stranger knocking at the door (Rev. 3:20). "If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and will share a meal as friends." 

Lord, what a friend I have in You! There is no one like You! How humble You are that You do not barge Your way into my life! You wait until I invite You in! Lord, shine Your light into every corner of my home, especially the dark places! Be my Shepherd, be my Gardener, be my friend! Without You, I am wretched and blind and pitiable! 


  1. Morning Patsy. That sounds good. A great conference.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

  2. A great concept of bring the bible and business together in harmony. Can be tricky sometimes. I'm glad you had a great time. Loving the sheep! Have a great week - EmbroidRage #2 x

  3. Looks you had fun on the farm - the aches and pains are good aches and pains! Glad you found your workshop useful! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #37

  4. Lovely bible verses.
    April #27

  5. Hi Patsy,

    It's been a while since I've visited you. I bet the class was interesting - bringing business and the bible together. As for the farming, I can imagine how your arms must ache - I noticed you had a small "chair" to sit on.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (35)

  6. Great art work. Certainly looks like you're busy in the fields!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #31

  7. Well, I am a visual learner, so I'm guessing that the business principles you've learned on the course will stay with you because of their unusual delivery!

  8. Looks like you are having fun there and will remember the lessons always. Tracy #15


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