“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.
The Crossroads of Life
We all come to crossroads in life — moments of important decisions that will shape our family and our future for years to come. But the most important crossroads we will ever face is when we choose whether to accept Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world or reject Him forever. Choose wisely! This decision not only affects your life today, but all of eternity. What decision will you make at life’s most important crossroads?