Have you ever experienced a time where you were aware of the Spirit’s work in your life and it surprised you — for example, a time when you may have normally been angry but responded in love, or a time when you said something you hadn’t planned to say and it blessed someone else? Thank God that the Holy Spirit is at work in your life.
Paul has this to say in Titus 3:4-6 - "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior"
A Holy Spirit empowered life helps us to put Romans 12:2 into practice. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
A Holy Spirit empowered life constantly stretches us. Sometimes the process is uncomfortable, even painful. But take heart. What God wants to make us into is well worth the process.