WaxNotNeeded Fill Me Up -
"Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:15-20
Have you ever been filled with the Holy Spirit? Now, I am not necessarily speaking on the “speaking in tongues, falling on the ground trembling” variant of this, but rather the times when you are in complete communion with God, while carry out His will on a specific task, fellowshipping with others about Him and so on. For me, it is like this giddy, goose bump, better-than-any Starbucks beverage high of sorts, in which I don’t want to let go of when it happens (perhaps even a tear or two may drop, depending). I can only hope that once we are in the glory of Father God and His Son such a feeling is constant, everlasting. Perhaps, some people even feel like this all the time now, well I must admit I’m a little jelly (jealous) of that if so - heh. ;)
To be filled with the Holy Spirit and to feel the presence of God within your being is a wonderful gift. It is something that we each can experience individually and as a group. It is the “sign” (if so generically called such) to this verse in Hebrews, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you” and that in John 14:16-17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you”.
Now, as believers the Spirit does reside within us all. We receive the Spirit when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and He is constantly there to comfort, guide and remind us of the Father’s will. When one is “filled” for this point of reference, it is when the Spirit of God inside of you is rejoicing and henceforth your communion brings about a higher level of fellowship, where as almost (visually as I like to think of it), the Trinity (Father, Son and Spirit) are linked together as a circle and you in the middle of it all. It is in this time both that which is spiritual and earthly are in one accord, as you relinquish in yourself all that you are and give every fiber of your being back to the One who created you.
Find this place. Feed of this place. Long to be in the place. Be in this place as MUCH AS POSSIBLE. The more you are in it, the more you will grow. The more you grow, in turn the more you will know about God, His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, His purpose for this world and His plan for your life.
Dear Heavenly Father, We come to You with thanksgiving in our hearts. Thank You for sending a Helper, one to led and guide us – one to assist us in keeping our eyes on the eternal rather than the temporary. Thank You for letting us commune with You, when you could just so easily have left us out in the wilderness of this world alone. May we draw closer to You in all that we do. May we experience the fullness of Your love as You desire it to be. In Jesus name, ><>
Now a little Flyleaf – All Around Me, for your lyrical relevance and listening pleasure.