I don't know if you've ever noticed that water at first will run off a dry sponge....but, a wet sponge will soak water right up!! It's like that with believers too. Paul write to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 5:19-20) to be being filled with the spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!! If you're going to be a wet sponge that easily absorb the water of the word and the Holy Spirit, you're gonna have to put some effort in, but the effort is fun, refreshing and exciting!! Let the rivers of living water flow out of your innermost being continually and you'll be continually amazed at the presence of God in your life!