Now, there is a lot of debate, regarding the timing of this experience what we call the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Some parts of the church say that it happens at conversion. Other parts say that it happens after conversion. Hers's the deal every follower of Jesus regardless of your demonination or doctrine, would agree that we need more power in our lives. All of us need more power, whatever you’ve experienced in the past, however little or much.
Let me leave you with four practical steps that you can verbilize as you meet with God this week. These are suggested steps given by a minister and missionary called Andrew Murray on being filled by the Holy Spirit:
1. Say 'I must be filled' - knowing that God commands it and you need it
2. Say ' I may be filled' - beleiving that it is God's promise to beleivers.
3. Say 'I should be filled' - willing to surrender all for that pearl of great price.
4. Say 'I shall be filled' - claiming the promised gift of God, purchased by Christ.
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"