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18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, – Ephesians 5:18

On first glance, this seems like a clean-cut verse, that we might often skip over because we’re not known for getting ‘drunk on wine’.  But if we stop and look at what it’s actually saying, I believe there’s more to it than that.  When you’re drunk, you lose control – what fills a person controls a person.  Rather than being filled/controlled by our sin (alcohol, anger, unkind thoughts, gossip etc), we are to be ‘filled with the Spirit’.  This is not a suggestion, but a command.  If we are filled with the Spirit, then we will be controlled by the Spirit – much better than resisting God’s will and going our own way.

Why not take a moment now to pray that God would fill you with the Spirit for your day ahead:

Dear heavenly father, thank you for today.  Before I start my day, I want to put it in your hands, Lord.  Help me to lean on you and draw my strength from you.  Help me to follow your will and not my own.  I want to be filled with the Spirit so that you are in control today and not me.  Help me to be your vessel.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Janet – Creek Road Campus

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