My husband and I stepped away from the drama of life to fill our cups this past weekend. We were tired and ready for a change. I needed that time to spend with my Heavenly Father and listen to Him. I am always blessed when I take the time to block everything out and listen to God’s encouraging words.
When we walked into our hotel room, we were greeted by the incredible view of the falls above. The majesty of Niagara Falls is breathtaking. We were blessed by this view all weekend. During that time God spoke to my heart about the symbolism of the falls.
First, did you know there were 107 Bible verses about water? I did not. Now we both know. If you would like to do an intriguing study of water, here is the link: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Water
I spent many hours sitting by the window of our room watching the falls. The water looks calm in the distance. It seemed to just sit still and hang out in the background. It looked peaceful. We don’t realize how fast the water is flowing, or where it is going until you step back and see the bigger picture. The bigger picture is in the center of the photo above. God sees the bigger picture.
Far away it looks amazing, but you don’t know the power of the falls till you get closer.
God spoke to me over the weekend while watching the falls every day. I can stand on the 14th floor and admire the view from afar. My walk with God can be the same. 14th floor experience. Beautiful, but not experiencing the power.
As you zoom closer in the picture, you can see the majestic view of the water crashing over the rocks. There is a commitment required to take the time and step in closer.
The next picture above is a reminder that the closer you get to the Power, the more you can see His works. The detail in the picture is breathtaking. The mist is coming from below as the waves crash over the rocks. There is more than 168,000 cubic meters of water that rushes over the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours. The water over the falls have been recorded up to 68 miles per hour.
The next stage is a video of the falls. You can’t really experience the power in a picture. Below is a small video of the picture above.
Listening to the water rushing over the rocks, gives you a better picture of the Power of the water.
However - being onsite is the final experience of closeness. Watching a video gives you a better perspective. Being onsite feeling the mist in the air and listening to the rushing waters immerses you in the moment. Hands on. Up close and personal. I can feel the mist in the air. I can hear the rushing waters. This is the full immersion experience.
This is where God wants us to be. Not in the distance, but up close and personal. Where the real power is.
Listen as He speaks words of life into you…
Like a mighty rushing water – There is no stopping God from His Plans with or without you. The current is pulling us through time. Our time is short. His Plan is perfect. His Plan is in motion. There is no stopping time or the mighty waves of His Hand. Will you step in and participate in the Power of the Lord? Please don’t stay on the sidelines, in the distance. He is asking you to lean in and be a part of His Destiny. He is sharpening his people to be the tip of the spear – for families, for marriages, for God.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the Lord on high is mighty.
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
Here is a link of fun facts about Niagara Falls: https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/niagara-falls-geology-facts-figures/
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