After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
(Acts 4:31 NLT)
“Filled with the Spirit” is a phrase that occurs often in the book of Acts, which is not only apt for a book that features the acts of the Holy Spirit, but it’s also an excellent reminder of the need to be filled with the Spirit on a daily basis. As today’s passage shows, the disciples were continually filled with the Spirit, and the great apostle Paul, who knew how essential it is, encourages us to be continually filled with the Spirit as well (Ephesians 5:18). So what does being filled with the Spirit mean? It means to have one’s spirit completely under the power of the Holy Spirit. I’m not sure about you, but I’d much rather be under the Spirit’s influence than anyone else’s. Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Ask daily.
Being filled with the Spirit is not only the Christian’s greatest privillege, but also the Christian’s greatest need.