“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.
Share Our Grace Story
In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus says we are salt and light and calls us to be living, breathing expressions of His gospel wherever we are and to whomever we’re with. Through everyday, ordinary folks like us, God puts the gospel on the road. Rather than waiting for others to come to us, we’re told to go to them and to share our grace story of how God has worked in our lives.