“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.
Passionately Pursue God
Our lives are so consumed by urgent things that we seldom have time for the important things. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 that our pursuit of Him should be our number one priority. As you think about your life and your relationship with God, are you personally pursuing Him during the week? God longs to speak directly to you through His Word. Are you willing to make “pursuing God” your first priority?