1. We all need to be daily filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can live the Christ-centred life required of us. We cannot do it on our own wisdom, strength nor abilities.
2. The phrase "be filled" actually translates to 'being filled' which means it is a constant process of filling to the point of bursting. We need to give control of our lives on a daily basis to the Holy Spirit and let Him lead and help us. Let us learn to lean on Him.
3. How then to be filled? What is the result of being filled? (Eph 5:18-21)
v.19 Speak and sing one to another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
v.20 Give thanks in all circumstances trusting and surrendering to God for His purpose and will is perfect
v.21 Submit to one another in humility - only the humble can be filled and being filled will also show in humility and submission.
4. Measure ourselves and our families by the fruit of the Spirit which should be evident when we are filled with Him. The fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
I hope that we all constantly cultivate a close relationship with the Holy Spirit daily.