Every day that we submit our lives to following the plan of God for us, our soul
(mind, intellect, conscience and emotions), the inner self, is being transformed
to be like Jesus. Our inner self is being re-created to naturally follow a Godly
lifestyle in keeping with the new perfect spirit we were given when we accepted
Jesus as our Saviour.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
If you check yourself you may not feel that you are all new, but it's referring
to you having received a new perfect spirit. The old has passed away and the new
spirit which is like jesus' has come.
Our new spirit is in perfect agreement with Jesus. Now as our soul follows
the promptings of the Holy Spirit we have a two to one majority over our body
and we can do the work of God.
2 Corinthians 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though
our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal
weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things
that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen
are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
We live according to the wisdom that comes from
knowing God and the one that he sent, Jesus. Our lifestyle can now reflect the
new life that God has put in us and we are being prepared to inhabit that glory
that will be complete when our current fleshly bodies are replaced by spiritual
bodies! This fleshly body is transitory but the one we look forward to is eternal.
We have Holy Spirit in us as a guarantee of our inheritance, so we do not lose heart.
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.