Christians understand that by becoming more and more like Jesus, they will grow to live God's way.
But people can’t change themselves to be like Jesus. They can’t make themselves perfectly peaceful, patient and kind.
The Bible teaches that God knows exactly what people need to learn and grow to be like Jesus. Christians believe that God knows about people’s difficulties and troubles. Just as a craftsman knows what is needed to get a job done God knows exactly the help and guidance people need to become more and more like Jesus. He has the perfect answer. God’s answer is the Holy Spirit.
However the Holy Spirit is much better than a tool or an object that a craftsman might use to get a job done. The Holy Spirit is one of the three Persons of God. He is God. He is real and living. He is good, wise and powerful.
The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit works in people's lives changing them from the inside-out to become more and more like Jesus; to be more peaceful, patient and kind. As the Holy Spirit helps Christians become more like Jesus, more and more they are able to live God's way.