“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.
Preparing for a Life of Purpose
We prepare for dinner. We prepare for vacation. We prepare for job interviews and weddings and retirement. But do we ever spend any time at all preparing for God to use our lives? You may not think God wants to use you because you don’t believe your life has any significance. But God has a great purpose for you… yes, for YOU! Come discover how to live a life of purpose right where you are!