“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.
No Fear In Love
The Bible says there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. We live our lives in fear… fear of public speaking, losing control of situations, losing our job, having our inabilities found out, fear of the unknown, fear of confrontation, even death. If you are afraid, you have not allowed God to love you. We must accept God’s love on His terms and allow His love to drive out fear.