“be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. This is a present continuous action and requires a believer to be (a) daily yielded to God, (b) daily in repentance with confession with godly sorrow, (c) daily allowing the word of God to richly indwell the inner man. Being controlled by the Holy Spirit empowers a believer (a) daily in spiritual battle (Spirit versus flesh) and, (b) daily in living out the person and character and conduct of Christ and in being obedient to the will of God.
Hope for Families in Hectic Times
There is no doubt about it… families are in trouble. Half of all marriages end in divorce, even in Christian circles. What has gone wrong, and how can you make sure your marriage will not only go the distance, but will be joyful and God-honoring? Are successful marriages just “lucky” or do they know a secret others don’t? Find out in this series called Hope for Families in Hectic Times.