I just stepped out of the shower when the Holy Spirit rose up within me. I said softly, "Jesus you're something else." Jesus appeared in my spirit; he cocked his head to one side and with a grin said, "Yeah, I am aren't I." With that we both broke out laughing.
It was a typical scorching summer day - Texas in July with temperatures around 101. I had been going through a tough time and was mowing a field in front of a store. The store had tied some balloons onto a post on their storefront. They broke loose and rose up about the height of a street light. The wind carried them across the field then they circled back right where they started. This happened three times, then the Lord spoke. "These are the things that you are struggling with; the things that you have not yielded to me; they will keep coming back until you deal a death blow to them."
During this same tough time in my life I was driving during my lunch break. Things were unusually difficult - I listened to Christian radio while driving, but it didn't help much. I arrived at the job site turned up the music a bit and said, "Jesus, dance with me." He said, "No". I was instantly shocked since that was not the answer I was expecting. Just as quickly he said, "You dance with me."
Often the Holy Spirit rises or swells up within me to direct me to pray, listen, or declare something. This time I was lying on my bed on my back as the Holy Spirit rose up within me. As I began to worship and pray and declare things - the presence of the Holy Spirit became more and more intense. I began to feel him filling me more and more. This was not unusual for me, but this time he just kept going and going and going - he wouldn't stop! I was being filled so full I thought I was going to explode and then I reached a point where it actually became painful. I looked at my stomach it had swollen to the size of a watermelon rising up before my eyes. Then after sometime he stopped. I knew that he had implanted something in me that someday would be birthed (become reality) in and through my life.