“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.
What Does God Want?
Over the course of our lifetime we get asked thousands of questions, but very few of those questions are truly life-changing. However, there is one question that should change everything for those of us who are Christ followers, and that question is simply this: “What does God want?” Knowing what God longs for more than anything else will transform our lives completely and give us purpose like never before! Do you know what God wants?