Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect
Perfection of our soul is the result of a process. We can’t do it alone. Matter of fact we can’t do anything on our own.
We are born again and perfect in the spirit and then spend the rest of our life here on earth walking out the transformation of our mind to be one with the mind of Christ.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
We walk out the salvation of our soul in fear and trembling. Our spirit is already saved but our life here is still listening to old thoughts.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We must renew our mind to the mind of Christ so our thoughts align with His so nothing can bring us back to who we were before Christ.
We are changed through our relationship with Jesus. As we allow Holy Spirit to teach us all things as we immerse our selves in God’s word our mind become renewed and we see and act with the mind of Christ.
In the spirit we are perfect but our soul has a lot of catching up to do and that process is called transformation.
Believe it. Receive it.