Cooperate with God to be transformed
Since God never forces Himself on us but rather allows us our free will, our being transformed comes only with our cooperation. How can we cooperate with God to be transformed? Below are just a few ways:
Praying—speaking to the Lord in prayer, we open our hearts to Him and keep our hearts in a good condition with Him.
Spending time with the Lord—a daily, dedicated time in prayer and the Word with the Lord is critical to our relationship with Him.
Calling on the name of the Lord—whether loudly or quietly, we can call on the Lord to contact and enjoy Him throughout the day.
Reading the Bible—the healthy habit of daily Bible reading is one of the best ways receive the new element of Christ. One major benefit of reading the Bible is that we’re nourished with spiritual food. First Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation.” Just as a baby needs milk to grow, we need the Word of God as our spiritual nourishment so we can grow unto salvation.
Obeying the sense in our spirit from the Lord—we have a sense from the Lord dwelling in us concerning matters in our daily life. For example, perhaps we want to purchase a particular item, but we have an uneasy sense or feeling from the Lord in our spirit about it. That’s an opportunity to obey Him. Obeying Him to not buy that item allows the Lord to spread a little more into our soul.
Article from: Bibles for America