Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM
Being filled with the spirit is a lot like getting hit by a truck
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Just thinking through it. To put it more theologically, I'd say Paul is commanding us to let the governing process in our lives be the spirit of God. But we can't "make" the spirit fill us like we can pour a pitcher of water, so we must "get in the way," through singing and speaking truth to ourselves and others, through submitting to one another according to our roles, through daily God-glorifying obedience.
As each of these really can only be done by the power of the spirit, as we do them, we are both "in the way" and actually "being filled."
But I liked my analogy, so I put it that way.