Saturday, May 30, 2015

Are You Like Texas or Colorado?

      We just returned from a wonderful trip to Aurora, Colorado to visit our daughter. Most of you know I'm a native born Texas, originally from Dallas, but I now live in Wichita Falls. Many contrasts exist between the two states. I love both places.

    On this trip, one difference I noted was the lakes. Both states glisten with gorgeous bodies of water that refresh and renew our minds with their glory.

     We live near Possum Kingdom Lake, weaving between where the Palo Pinto Hills begin in North Texas, spilling into the Brazos River of Central Texas.



High cliffs border Possum Kingdom Lake


    How blessed we are that our Texas drought is over, and this lake is full and inviting again. It's known by its huge shoreline and extreme depths. Though beautiful and big, it's many miles from other lakes.

     A few days ago, we drove across the area west of Denver through the Platte River basin. Though small and shallow, one lake followed another within two to three miles. Towns often dam the rapidly-flowing rivers to make lakes.

Charles & I at Evergreen Lake near Denver

 
     Those lakes set me to thinking about the differences in our spiritual walk. Do you go from one high to another with small but plentiful refillings from the Holy Spirit? Or, does one revival strike you deeply and last for months or years without a recharge?

     I asked Jesus to come into my heart at age seven. I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost when I was in college. My spiritual walk is touched by experiences, often far apart, that pump me up to last for years. Yes, I must pray and talk with God daily, but I drift long times between His special touches. Is that the best way? I don't know. What do you think?


Is your spiritual walk more like Texas or Colorado?


 

6 comments:

Lexa Cain said...

Thanks for joining the Favorite Vacation Spot hop! I think both the lakes in Texas and Colorado look beautiful. Isn't it great that the Texas drought has ended? Have a lovely weekend. :)

Janet K Brown said...

Oh, yes, what a blessing to have the drought ended. I loved the post about vacations spots.

Jolie du Pre said...

Texas has been receiving dangerous flooding lately, right?

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Janet K Brown said...

Oh, yeah, Texas' lakes are flooding their banks. Our drought in Wichita Falls is over - 1 month did it. It was wonderful for that but so tragic for those that lost lives & property. Thanks for your comment, Jolie

T.F. Walsh said...

Haven't been to either spot, but I'd love to go to both:)

Janet K Brown said...

Where do you live, T.F.?