Having been born again, God doesn’t intend for you to barely make it into heaven by the skin of your teeth, or to put life in neutral and hope to coast through the pearly gates. He has made provision for you to live life “more abundantly” (John 10:10) as an overcomer and conqueror.
Greater dependence upon Him means greater preeminence for Him. Fasting is never to be used to impress others with your spirituality, but to quiet your flesh that you might hear from God more clearly.
Talk to God openly from your heart. Let your conversation with Him be fresh, spontaneous, honest, and thankful. Prayer is an attitude as well as an activity.
God never intended for your Holy Ghost experience to be a “one and done” event. The gift of God comes with a myriad of blessings and benefits to help you live a life that overcomes sin, Satan, and yourself.
Just as the Jews who came with Peter to Cornelius’ house knew that the Gentiles had received the Holy Ghost because “they heard them speak with tongues” (Acts 10:46), so you today can be assured that your experience is the same as the apostolic church of the first century when you speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.
Jesus Himself told Nicodemus that without being born again of the Spirit you cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:6). The Holy Ghost is not an optional spiritual accessory; it is essential to your ultimate salvation.
From John the Baptist baptizing Jesus to Philip baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch, there is no scriptural evidence to suggest any method of water baptism other than by full immersion.
The apostles understood this same fact in the instruction of Jesus to baptize in the “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” when they in turn only ever baptized in Jesus’ name.