What is Love? I will let you roll that one around in your head for a moment. You are probably thinkin' something along the lines of when you really really like someone, like really like, or to as far as when you are willing to give up your life for someone. These are some definitions of love, but I do not think it gives love justice. Love is not black and white, or plain and simple, the only real way to know love is to feel it.
There are just somethings in life we can't explain with words. That is okay, I would even go as far as to say God made us that way. We can't figure everything out in life with our minds, there are somethings the heart has to handle.
It is like when we are faced with a big decision, we usually brainstorm all the outcomes and possibilities, but I dare say 9 times out of 10 we go with our gut feeling, whether it be the most logical or not. We are all blessed with the influence or light of Christ, we need to rely on and recognize these feelings as they come to us!
In Galatians 5:22,23 gives a description of what the spirit feels like. Now, this is a helpful guide to understand or recognize the spirit, but until you feel the spirit, you won't know.
God gives us the opportunity to feel something amazing, but we can't necessarily put it in to words. The feeling is an emotion which can not be fully explain in words. Once you feel it, you know. It is not a mind game! God will touch our heart when we are ready and fill our heart with the spirit.
Maybe we can't exactly explain how it feels, or exactly how we know in words. Words are not everything. A definition does not make something fact. Just like with love, it is indescribable, but it's still REAL!
Next, time you are asked "Well...what does it feel like or how do you know?" good luck explaining it, but instead I would encourage you to challenge your friend to find out for themselves, by humbly kneeling down and praying to God....wait....and feel. We need to help everyone find, and be familiar with this indescribable blessing, let's help everyone feel the spirit!