“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.
Sin in the Mirror: A Picture of Brokenness, Part 2
What do you do when you look in the mirror and see that your hair or makeup is out of place? Do you walk away and forget about it, or do you stop and fix it? When the mirror of God’s Word reveals sin in our life, we have the same choice… we can walk away and ignore it, or we can become broken over it and allow God to cleanse us. Today we look at one person who covered over his sin, and the consequences that followed, and we look at another person who became broken over his sin, and how God’s mercy and healing flowed into his life.