The Path to Practice to Enter into Life and Achieve a Change in Disposition
If you want to achieve a complete change in your life disposition and live out the likeness of a real man, then what things must you practice? You should have true fellowship with God and tell Him your real situation: What corrupt situation and what satanic disposition you reveal which make you feel that they are difficult to change, feel being controlled, feel the most pain in your heart. You should tell those things to God in detail, opening up your heart to Him. When you speak with God, you should not merely just be going through the motions. Telling God means that you are sincerely seeking the truth, that you thirst for the truth. Moreover, you make truthful requests of God, that He would do His work in you, that the Holy Spirit would make a way for you, that He might arrange a suitable environment to prune you and deal with you, judge you and chastise you, refine you, and then, in the end, make you a new man. If you open up your heart to God in this way, if you really open wide your heart to God and speak with Him in this way, then that will give an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to do His work in you. If you can open wide your heart to God and say, “I have problems, and I cannot solve them myself. There’s no way. Only You can save me from the control of Satan. God, if You could somehow arrange the circumstances for me, arrange someone to cleanse me, that is Your work. I can do nothing,” if you can pray like this to God and open up your heart to Him in this way, isn’t that significant? This is not merely a religious ceremony. You are not just going through the motions. And, what does this demonstrate? This true fellowship you have with God represents your faith in God. It can bring along with it the work of the Holy Spirit to perfect you. It can bring with it salvation from God. This is an amazing thing. Do not think that these are normal, trivial, unimportant things. This is real fellowship. Some people, when they meet with disaster, will say to God, “God! Save me!” What is that? That is pathetic. You do not pray to God in normal times, you do not seek the truth, you do not have any faith in God, and then when difficulties come, you start to shout. Is that meaningful? It is not as good as often having some real fellowship with God and saying some of what is on your heart. Having real fellowship with God is the best and most crucial thing to put into practice. When you have real fellowship with God, and you are praying those words, you are not merely going through the motions, and you are not just talking to yourself, but you have true faith, and you are displaying true acceptance and submission to the work of God. Heaven can testify to this. There is one more thing to practice, and that is being able to open up your heart to other people and speak about your real situation. Wouldn’t you say that practicing this is significant? It is essential to entering into the reality. You need to open up your heart to others who are pursuing the truth and who understand the truth. If you open up your heart to them, then they will also be moved by your action and will pray to God, “God! Brothers and sisters came to open up their heart to me. You have lifted me up and shown me Your love, yet I do not possess the reality of the truth, nor can I help them. May You bless us with Your favor!” Then the Holy Spirit begins His work, and once He begins His work, both people receive the enlightenment and illumination from the Holy Spirit and are touched by the Holy Spirit. Wouldn’t this be able to bring about a change in one’s life disposition? It will help you understand the truth and the will of God even more. Even though on the outside it appears that it is just two people opening up their hearts to each other, actually, at the same time, they are also opening up their hearts to God. They are living before God’s face. They are praying and making supplications to God. This is another way to obtain the work of the Holy Spirit. If you live like this before God, opening up your heart like this, praying to God together with the brothers and sisters with one heart and one mind, then you will be able to obtain the work of the Holy Spirit and it will be easier to receive the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit and so enter into the reality of the truth. These are all roads for pursuing the truth and practicing entering into the reality of the truth. If people persist in putting these principles into practice, on the one hand, their problems of corruption and every kind of satanic disposition will be resolved, and on the other hand, they will more easily understand the truth and enter into the reality. If you attain a level of understanding where you can understand many truths clearly, and you come to know God, then a change in your life disposition will have come about naturally. And, at that time, you will have great peace, happiness, and joy!