Read Ephesians 4:17-5:18

Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 5:18 (NLT)

The filling of the Spirit is an outcome of the process of rooting out sin. Even if you’ve been a believer for years, there are probably still areas of your own life where you have closed your mind and hardened your heart. God wants to take us on a continual journey of sanctification. This means putting off our old nature and putting God’s new nature. As we begin a new year, we should ask ourselves “Am I willing to commit to the process of putting off and putting on in the coming year?” May God grant us clarity and give us His power to do so.