The InDwelling: How to Stay Filled with God’s Spirit
“But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and you will be seized with power. You will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces—even to the remotest places on earth!” – Acts 1:8 (TPT)
The Holy Spirit is our closest ally as believers on earth. When you are filled with God’s Spirit, everything seems different. You have an extra spring in your step, your mind seems to work differently, and your heart is just at peace. He makes a remarkable difference in your life and the results you produce.
Remember when you were first filled with the Spirit? That feeling of newness and overwhelming strength that overtook you? That feeling shouldn’t be occasional; it should be how we feel every day of our lives. God’s Spirit should indwell us such that He is always present in our lives.
How to Stay Filled with God’s Spirit
God desires us to have Him indwell us through His Spirit. This is why He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ promised us that He would send a Helper, Encourager, Teacher, and Confidant in the person of the Holy Spirit (John 16:6-8). When you consider all these titles, you begin to understand the advantages of staying filled with God’s Spirit.
How can you stay filled with God’s Spirit? We have put together some practical steps to help you out.
Spend time in prayer
Several parts of the Bible tell us that Jesus Christ went out before daybreak to pray. Mark 1:35 says He literally slipped out to a solitary location to pray. Luke 5:16 tells us how Jesus Christ went into the wilderness to pray.
He wasn’t praying for physical needs but seeking fellowship with God’s Spirit. Every believer must follow suit and spend quality time in prayer daily. Prayer is not just a time to make requests; it is a time to build and strengthen our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Part of what you should ask for during such prayer times is a “fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit.” Ask that He fills you until you overflow. A Christian should never get tired of this prayer.
Study the scripture
The Bible contains everything you need to know about God and His Spirit. How do you want to be filled with a person you know nothing about? Studying the scripture exposes you to more information about God’s Spirit. As you study, He reveals His functions and how you can benefit from having Him in your life.
This knowledge comes with a new desire, a yearning for Him more than ever. The more you seek His face, the closer you are to Him. This way, you develop a strong relationship with God’s Spirit daily, and He fills you more and more. Are you struggling to study the scripture? Why not download the Messiah devotional today?
Focus on God
God must be the focal point of our lives. Apostle Paul buttressed this point when he said, “in Him we live, move, and have our being.” We are nothing without God. Hebrews 12:2 says we must consistently focus our gaze on Him because He is the Author and Finisher of our faith.
As we focus on Him, we meditate on His Word and spend time in prayer. Everything is intertwined because you can hardly do one without involving the other. The more we focus on God, the more our hearts are open to His Spirit.
This part is quite sensitive because you must be careful who imparts you. There are people with higher graces that possess gifts that you covet. You should ask God to lead you to such people so you can be imparted.
Some of these individuals are pastors in your local church or friends you are close to. Others are people from other local assemblies or men of God that are visiting your location. If you feel led, don’t hesitate to seek impartation from such individuals.
The importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer cannot be overemphasized. This post has shown you how to stay filled with God’s Spirit. Do you have any questions? Kindly drop them in the comments section. Meanwhile, check out other posts on GodKulture to stay in tune with God’s Spirit today.