“A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall heed My ordinances and do them.”
This is the working of the Holy Spirit within us as we receive Christs’ salvation. There has to be a definite act of will on our part which requires our obedience and loyalty to Him (Ez. 36:11; 23-25). We are to exchange our death for His life (Romans 6:23), our lack for His abundance (Matt. 6:33), our fears for His boldness (2 Cor. 3:11-12), and our defeat for His victory (1 Cor. 15:57), as we walk in the good life and glorify His holy name.