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:
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,
When life’s pressures weigh heavy upon my heart and mind, I’ll always remember to say
You will always and forever be right here and You and You alone will always be my:
Hero, Savior, King
Lifter of my head
Lover of my soul
Burden Remover and Yoke Destroyer
Ever present help
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!