“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.
He Sees You in the Storm
When the storms of life are beating down upon you, it is very easy to forget everything you thought you knew about God. Sometimes when you’re all alone struggling against the wind and waves, it can feel like God has forgotten you. Your prayers seem to go unheard and you wonder if He will ever come to your rescue. In those difficult times, it is vital that you remember three important truths about God. These truths will help you hold on through even the roughest seas and guide you safely to your destination!