“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.
Can Love Really Last Forever?
Someone once said, “Falling in love requires a pulse… staying in love requires a plan.” With roughly 50 percent of all marriages ending in divorce, it is clear that “falling in love” is not enough to keep two people together forever. Do you have a plan to make sure your marriage ends up in the “right” 50 percent? We close this series with 3 key principles for a long, healthy, God-honoring marriage. In which of these areas are you currently doing well? Which do you and your spouse need to work on?