When we confess Jesus with our mouth, salvation comes. We have to repent of our sins. We have to believe in our hearts about the death and resurrection of Jesus then we are born again into a new life.
1 Corinthians 5:17 (Amplied Version) says 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].
However, we do have our flesh and sin nature. In the flesh is nothing good. We should have no confidence in the flesh. but our confidence is our faith in God through Jesus. Paul said when I wanted to do good; I couldn’t. He also stated the thing that I didn’t want to do I do. The good news is Paul finally stated: “I thank God through Jesus.
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Remember, correction brings perfection. When you are born again, you have the Holy Spirit on the inside of you to teach you, and guide you in the way to go.
We are transformed by renewing our minds to the word of God. It is a daily process to uproot things from our old sinful nature. If we get off track, we can repent and start back at it again until it becomes automatic.
Good practice is starting with your family. They can test you the most. The change begins with yourself. We are all a work in progress.