November 9, 2009

HE'S HERE!


It was just another ordinary morning - coffee & raisin bran cereal, and quiet time with the Lord, but as I walked across my kitchen downing the last spoonful of cereal, I heard Him……I heard the Holy Spirit whisper within my heart these words….“He’s here”! As you can imagine, I stopped mid swallow and stood fast not sure what to expect next – I mean honestly, one minute I’m eating raisin bran and the next minute the Voice of Heaven invades my heart and speaks! I must say, however, nothing seemed different - no burning bush, no mighty rushing wind, no bolts of lightening, no glory cloud wafting into my kitchen - everything seemed just the same as it was when I poured coffee and made cereal a few minutes earlier. I looked around once again, my kitty Murphy was still at my feet performing his ritual morning grooming and Maggie our princess kitty was still fast asleep in her basket on the hearth. Nothing seemed different, BUT I just had a Divine encounter and that changes everything!

I didn’t hear another word – but those two anointed words set my heart and mind in an immediate pursuit for more of His heart and presence. I meditated on this encounter and rolled those Divine words over and over again in my heart and mind inquiring of the Holy Spirit “Why - Why did He speak this”? Why not say “He’s there” instead of “He’s here”?……Did I misunderstand? I mean, “He’s there” brings immediate encouragement to my heart regarding prayers and concerns I’ve brought before Him. He’s there” would stir comfort, gratitude and praise that “He’s there” in the midst of this situation or that situation, etc. But why “He’s here”? I reminded the Holy Spirit (as if He didn’t know, duh!) - I know He’s here – He promised to never leave me nor forsake me ~ Praise God! All morning long I contemplated and prayed about this encounter, still knowing in my heart I heard “He’s here”.

One thing I’ve learned in this Spirit led walk is that when a word is impressed upon my heart, though I may not have immediate understanding of the “why or what for”, this precious word from the heart and mind of the Father will be that one word, perfectly seasoned and perfectly timed for someone………someone like you and someone like me!

So, I took my journal and penned those precious words,“He’s Here”, and began writing a list – a list of praise to Him – a list of what “He’s Here” means to me:

He’s Here

Lord, thank you……thank you for being here,

right here, right now, every moment, every hour, every day, every month,

year after year

through every season of my life you are here!

Closer than my next breath,

Closer than my next heartbeat,

I will never forget to remind myself of those words,

He’s here”!

When life’s pressures weigh heavy upon my heart and mind, I’ll always remember to say

He’s here”!

You will always and forever be right here and You and You alone will always be my:

Hero, Savior, King

Deliverer

Healer

Defender

Rescuer

Might Fortress

Provider

Lifter of my head

Encourager

Friend

Lover of my soul

Burden Remover and Yoke Destroyer

Ever present help

Way Maker

And my list continues on and on and on………………..

Glory to God!

Beloved, those words, those Divine words from Heaven “He’s Here” are for you and me.Wherever you are today and whatever you are going through, the Holy Spirit is whispering to you through this post “He’s Here”. Oh yes - “He’s in the midst of you”, “He’s on the scene”! You are never out of His sight, always surrounded by His embrace ~ you are His delight………....

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His Love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I encourage you to just whisper these words....."Thank you Jesus, You are Here" and reach out to Him as He holds you close and tell Him all that He is to you, right now, right here.....pour out your heart upon Him and let Him minister to your deepest need and heart cry!.........He's here!

Sweet Blessings!

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16 comments:

Patty said...

That is wonderful!! I can so relate. A lot of mornings I will know that God wakes me up very early and whispers to my heart, get up, I have something to share with you OR I'm here....

He's Here...when I read this on your post this morning, I immediately had this thought, He's Here...the need is met, the breakthrough is here...He is here we don't have to fear!!

Thank you for sharing this morning!!

Blessings,
Patty

RCUBEs said...

What precious, precious time ~ truly out of this world experience everytime! Reading your post, the words "in us" came to mind right away...Oh, glory to You Lord! Praise Your Holy Name for:

"He's here..."......."In us"....
God bless you and your post just refreshed me!

Debbie said...

Hi Jackie

I am soo glad you popped by my blog for a visit. I have come by yours now and have been soo blessed. What a wonderful post you have written. He's here in us drawing us all together for support and encouragement. I LOVE it. I loved the scripture too. I have joined your blog now so hopefully I won't miss anything else you feel like the Holy Spirit is whispering to you that you can share with us! Have a wondeful week. Blessings, Debbie

Deborah Ann said...

I got Holy Spirit goosebumps when I read God's message to you. It's been so long since I had that surreal experience. He still speaks in my dreams. Oh, wait. He DID speak to me last week. He woke me up in the middle of the night and said "Coup de tat." It's personal, it has special meaning for me, it's actually an answer to a question I asked Him recently.

I don't know why I keep thinking God isn't speaking anymore. He's constantly speaking - I just need to listen!

Saleslady371 said...

You just never know who's going to show up at breakfast do you? How nice of you to share this experience with the rest of us so we, too, can witness the joy of His presence. Your explanation list of He's Here is wonderful. I ponder all that He is with you today, my friend.

Always praying!
Mary

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, Jackie - this is just fabulous! He is Here! I just felt that wash all over me when i read it! I could so relate to that wonderful feeling.

We sing a song that is called He is here.

He is here, hallelujah.
He is here, Amen
He is here, holy, holy.
I will bless His name again.

He is here, listen closely.
Hear Him calling out your name.
He is here, you can touch Him.
You will ne-ver be the same.

Love you friend.

Nana Jul said...

Wow! He's Here! He's calling!
We heard! Hallelujah!
You write so wonderfully!
Love,
Julie :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

Powerful!

To think the Creator of the universe resides closer than my own heartbeat just blows me away.

Great reminders, and such beautiful glory unto the Lord!

Kathleen

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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I've had times when God's Spirit has impressed upon me a specific phrase or few words. I haven't always known the full depth of what they mean at that time, but I write them down, meditate on them, and then with time, usually end up writing about them.

I understand.

So glad to know He's here with me and you. With us all.

peace~elaine

JoDitt said...

Jackie,
Thank you for sharing with us instead of keeping that word to yourself. I believe so many of us needed to hear that "He is Here!" as well.

Thanks for being a vessel through which God's fresh oil can flow.

Blessings,
JoDitt

Edie said...

There is nothing as wonderful as a divine encounter. To know that you are up close and personal with God. Thank you for this Jackie!

Meli n Pat said...

Amen!

Denise said...

That made my hair stand up on my neck.. HE IS HERE........ oh what a word from the Father....

Peter Stone said...

What a wonderful post! No better thought than to know that He is with us, right here, all the time.

Just Be Real said...

Jackie, this post blessed me. Thank you.

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