Ephesians 5:17-21 – “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.” NKJV
I have been told more times than I would care to recall, “Roy, you are full of it.” It was not always codified, but I understood what they meant. Truthfully, we are all “full of something,” so why not make that something the Holy Spirit of God?
Some are full of drink that destroys life. Some are full of themselves, which destroys relationships. Some are full of ambitions that drive them to attain a particular pinnacle in life, even at the expense of others. Then some are full of the Spirit of God and exhibit a life that is exemplary and draws people to the Living God like honey attracts flies.
As we are “filled” with the Spirit of God, we maintain that fullness, as verse 19 describes, by “speaking to one another in psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” We can then walk in a lifestyle and a condition of thankfulness and submit to one another without fear of being used and abused because we are a people saturated with the Spirit of God. There is peace and comfort in that environment, knowing that God is “in control.” That is not utopia but the normal reality in the Spirit-led world of God’s Kingdom. That should be our target objective, not fame or even fortune.
My daily prayer is that the Lord will “fill” me with His Spirit to the point that I am overflowing with Him. I want to manifest Jesus as well as represent Him to the world. That can only occur as my life, like a sponge soaked with water, is saturated with the Spirit of God and the Word of God.
So, as you go through this day, I recommend that you ask the Lord to saturate your life with the presence, person, and power of the Spirit of God, who knows the deep things of God and can bring us into a deeper relationship with the Lord than would otherwise be possible. In so doing, we will have a far more significant impact on our world.
God be with you as you go through your day