After reading the thread on the Holy Spirit, started by awaken, I thought I'd throw this out for discussion without derailing his thread. So, here are the questions for discussion: Have any of you ever been filled with the Spirit? How did you know? What did it feel like? Were there any outward manifestations of it? Was this filling connected to any event (revival, church service, etc)? Now, this: I am a soloist. Sometimes, when I am singing, I become aware that I am singing better than I'm capable of doing. I'm hitting notes that are normally a stretch; the hearers respond with tears, with various responses ("Amen, Hallelujah"), sometimes raised hands, sometimes applause. Sometimes it happens when the choir sings. My own reaction is "wow, the Holy Spirit is moving in this place." Is this merely emotion brought on by music, or can this be a real pouring out of His Spirit? Thoughts and comments appreciated.