Being filled with the Holy Spirit means giving Jesus complete control of your life. In other words, the Spirit-filled life is the “Christ-directed” life in which Jesus lives through us in power of the Holy Spirit.
This is how I practice living a Christ-directed life: I consider my body as a suit of clothes for Jesus, in which I have exchanged my former life of failures and defeat for His life of victory. This is the full abundant life mentioned in John 10:10. All of me—-my body, mind, and spirit—-is a vehicle for Christ to live His miraculous life through me. Paul expresses it this way, “I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me” Galatians 2:20.
If you ask for the filling of the Holy Spirit, God will fulfill His part because of His command and His promise. He has commanded us to be filled with the Spirit. Paul writes, “Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead , let the Holy Spirit fill and control you” Ephesians 5:18
From Bill Bright and his book, The Real Jesus.
In this day with the movement to legalize marijuana, this is the message God gave me today, be filled with the Holy Spirit, don’t be drunk with the evil things of this world.