Luke 11:13 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?”
Ephesians 5:18b “…but be filled with the Spirit”
Galatians 5:25 “If (since) we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
In the instant you were born again, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13), the Holy Spirit at that moment gave you ‘eternal life’ which cannot be lost or undone.  ‘Eternal life’ is a quality of life, or a new life that you experience from the moment you were sealed by His Spirit. The term is far more than expressing a life that will not end or a life that will only begin at death.
For the Christian, the Holy Spirit never leaves, that is a fact.  However, many Christians never grow to learn to live that ‘eternal life’ the Holy Spirit provides.  Sadly, that too is a fact.
Look at the scriptures for today.  They say you are to “ask the Father to give you the Holy Spirit”, and “you are to be filled with the Spirit”, and  “you are to walk in the Spirit.”  
Keep in mind that for the Christian the Holy Spirit is ever present.  But is He always in control?  Today, what fills your heart?  Your heart today may be filled with only those things that interest you, with thoughts focused on you and yours.  Are you more thoughtful of the cares of the world than for God?  The flesh, self-will, and self-effort will always war against the Spirit.  
Some will say God can do anything.  Not true.  God cannot fill a heart that is already filled with self.
Your journey is crossing onto a new path. This path can only be found by those who allow the Spirit to lead them.  It is time to lay aside the old man and his ways, and to seek to be led by the Spirit of your Holy Father.
The Big Question:  Who is in control of this body, mind, and spirit called by your name?  You or God.  A lot depends on your answer.
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