John 6:29 KJV
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
When we read the Bible and see examples of how we should behave as Christians it's easy to take that from the standpoint of our behavior creates a good relationship with God
It is as though our behavior maintained by our thinking and encouraged by all of the books we read is what creates change in us.
It gets back to works. It is as though through our works we change. And we do so to please God.
The truth is, as we allow Holy Spirit to lead and guide us we change. No longer does our behavior reflect our old thinking. We behave differently because of our relationship with Jesus.
We behave differently because we have changed. That change was not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus did at the cross.
We are new creatures born again in heaven living in this fleshly body. As we continue to walk in the Spirit we become more Christ like. Our mind becomes ever more the mind of Christ.
It is not because of who we were with all our earthly education and experiences. It is because of Jesus and what he did for us.
He set us free and removed us from the bondage of our earthly existence. And now he abides in us and we abide in him.
The only work is for us to believe in Jesus. Walk in it!