I came to know God at an early age (11) and have always been an involved Christian, faithfully attending church and teaching Bible school to other children, even when I was but a child myself. I loved God and I loved church. But there was something missing in me and I didn't even really understand what it was. There was a scripture that was very familiar to me that was ofter quoted to explain the manner of singing in the church that I attended: Ephesians 5:19:
"speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord"
but I had never noticed the verse right before it (18) that said "be filled with the Spirit."
I had never before that time remembered any teaching that I had received on the Holy Spirit and what it meant to be filled with the Spirit. But I contemplated what it might mean and pondered it in my heart.
One day, as I was walking in a park, I began to seek this indwelling and just began to talk out loud, "Holy Spirit dwell in me - touch my eyes that I might see (understand) who you are and what it would mean to have you in my life." After my walk I went home and with the written Word, sat at my piano and wrote the song "Holy Spirit" building on the words that I had prayed earlier that morning at the park.