An unexpected Revelation

jjmyles By jjmyles, 9th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/9m6l-r9t/
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When traveling sometimes we have a chance to reflect on what we experience. The sights, sounds and scents can open up our senses to the awesome world we live in and the spiritual connection that can awaken as we ponder the wonders of nature.

Road Trip

Having decided to visit my brother who lives in South East Arizona, I packed up my car, filled up the gas tank and headed out on the interstate highway for a nice long road trip.

While driving through the Arizona Desert, I was thinking of how barren and desolate It was. The desert seemed to be a severe, dry, lifeless place that stirred up feelings of a sad loneliness as I gazed gloomily at the harsh unforgiving landscape . But as I continued on my way, I started to notice what I had let get by me before. The desert was actually quite beautiful and full of life. Taking a moment to listen, I heard the yipping of Coyotes off in the distance as I watched a jack rabbit quickly navigate the coarse hot sands as he hurried on his way to somewhere that must have been important to him. Then as I gazed at the proud Sonora cactus that reached for the sky, I suddenly realized that the desert was chocked full of life! There were Yucca plants and patches of sage brush that hid the lizards and other hardy little creatures from the scorching sun. I realized that the desert is a nourished and lively place that is full of beauty in spite of the first impression. It is a place that is full of surprises. The cactus blooms with lovely flowers and Hawk cruises the sky overhead as the rattle snake slowly navigates it's way to a destination only it knows.So much life and beauty that I had almost missed because I wasn't paying attention.

As I drove along pondering these thoughts a startling revelation came to me. When we seem to be going through life's spiritual deserts, the dry seemly harsh, lonely, empty times in our lives, we are actually in a beautiful place where we are being lovingly nourished and are growing strong as fresh new life is being developed in us. If we take the time to really pay attention, we will take notice of the beauty and the blessing that is available to us there.

God allows us to go into the spiritually dry places where he alone nourishes us and brings forth more excellent life in us. He wants us to see the beauty of the dry desolate places and see the life that springs forth in us while we are there.This is where we develop a spiritual maturity that brings us closer to our creator. Soon we begin to understand that there is no where that we can go that God isn't already there to nourish and give an abundance of spiritual growth and blessings to us.

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Beauty, Desert, Revelation, Spiritual, Travel, Travelling

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Love to write and am interested in a variety of subjects. l Love my family and friends and my dog Peewee.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
9th Jan 2015 (#)

thatis a ver true revelation, i have experienced such ones a few times nd yes, it does often happen when we are in the drearest of internal termoil, yet we re being loved and cared for in the best possible ways, we should always be thankful for those life moments.

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author avatar Carol Roach
10th Jan 2015 (#)

these are the little things which most of us never pay attention to. It is wonderful to just stop and drink in the beauty of nature

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th Jan 2015 (#)

I loved this article! I felt good just reading it. How far is it from your house to your brother's house. I've been out west and I can see how at first you thought it was desolate. Smiles to you!

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author avatar jjmyles
16th Jan 2015 (#)

NANCY CZERWINSKI It is about 1700 miles or so to my brothers house. I am in the Pacific Northwest and He is in south eastern Arizona.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Jan 2015 (#)

I hope you had someone to ride along with you. That's a long ride.

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author avatar jjmyles
21st Jan 2015 (#)

It was just me and my little dog. I made stops along the way to visit with family and friends and to rest. It was a great trip. I actually do this about twice a year.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Thas a long way to travel without a companion. Thank goodness you had your dog.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st Jan 2015 (#)

That's

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