As a Pastor’s wife I talk to many people who are struggling with their Christian walk. Some of them were convicted of their sin, prayed a prayer and were told they are now a Christian. They struggle with living a holy life. Without the Spirit of God resident within us, we cannot understand the Bible nor can we mature in holiness. It is only when we daily surrender our goals, plans and desires to the will of God that we are truly converted, not by our works, but only by the blood of Jesus Christ.