The Bible encourages us that we have everything we need for a life of godliness. Godliness begins at conversion when you’re sealed with the Holy Spirit and baptized for the day of redemption.
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30
We’re also called to be filled with the Holy Spirit. What does that mean? We’re invited, and even commanded, to yield our lives daily to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We’re not to be controlled by wine or substances but by the Holy Spirit.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18
The Holy Spirit produces fruit in our lives, which is the evidence of our being filled. Ephesians 4 says it is possible for us to grieve the Holy Spirit. When we disobey God, we are to confess, turn away from our sins, and invite the Spirit to guide us into truth. We can do this daily by asking the Holy Spirit to produce the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
What does that look like practically when you get out of bed in the morning? Be attentive and say, “Holy Spirit, I want to yield to you today. Would you lead me and produce the fruit you want to produce in my life? Is there any sin in my life that I need to confess?”
Obedience leads to more fruit, and fruit does not earn our salvation, but demonstrates our salvation. And that is what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
*Above text was transcribed from the video below