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The Need to be Filled

There is no soundness in us, from the soles of our feet to the top of our head, which includes the mind (Isaiah 1:6). That is a humbling thought. It means that we have to be Spirit-filled every day.

We must choose to be filled with God every morning. We have to decide to let the Spirit fill us with God’s viewpoint, God’s attitude, and God’s power because there is absolutely no soundness in us.

When I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I don’t have to consciously choose to love. The Holy Spirit sheds the love of God abroad in my heart (Romans 5:5). Then, the Spirit takes that love and manifests it through me.

We need to choose to be filled with the Holy Spirit. God is love. His Spirit is love. So, when we are filled with the Spirit, even though we have to make constant voluntary choices to do it, we love. If we stay filled with the Spirit, we love. That is the secret to loving. It is the secret to loving God, the secret to loving yourself, and the secret to loving one another in the Body of Christ.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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