God’s thoughts and ways are higher yet He made it possible for us to tap into them and be influenced by them in the presence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us Who endlessly reveals the truth of the Word of God to us.
The finished work of Jesus Christ made us new creations in Him. It came by grace through faith, but the renewal of our minds that brings forth transformation in our lives is our part to play as we meditate His Word day and night. What grace has made available, our faith explores.
“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be TRANSFORMED and PROGRESSIVELY CHANGED [as you mature spiritually] by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” Romans 12:2 AMP