779 When someone believes in God and seeks to enter into life and seeks a change in their disposition, they must pay a price and achieve a state where they will always follow God no matter what He does. This is something that people must do. Even if you follow all of this as a rule, you must stick to it, and no matter how great your trials, you cannot let go of your proper relationship with God. You should be able to pray, maintain your church life, and stay with brothers and sisters. When God tries you, you should still seek the truth. This is the minimum for a spiritual life.
from “You Ought to Maintain Your Devotion to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
780 Changing one’s disposition is the process of one giving his heart completely to God, and of receiving enlightenment and illumination from the words of God.
from “It Is Very Important to Establish a Normal Relationship With God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
781 The transformation of disposition spoken of before mainly means that one can forsake himself, being able to let his flesh suffer, subdue his body, and get rid of his fleshly likes. That is a kind of transformation in disposition. Now everyone knows that the actual manifestation of one’s disposition being transformed is that he obeys God’s present word and has true knowledge of God’s new work, and thus can remove his past notional knowledge of God and truly know God and obey God. This is the true manifestation of one’s disposition being transformed.
from “People Whose Disposition Changes Are Those Who Have Entered Into Reality” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
784 Only by knowing the actual deeds of God, how He works, the means by which He employs His wisdom, how He speaks, and how He makes man perfect—only by knowing these aspects—can you comprehend the reality of God and understand His disposition. What He likes, what He loathes, how He works upon man—by understanding the likes and dislikes of God, you can differentiate between that which is positive and negative, and through your knowledge of God there is progress in your life. In short, you must gain a knowledge of God’s work, and must put straight your views about the belief in God.
from “Knowing God’s Work Today” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
785 Whatever God does, you should have a clear knowledge of it, and you should view it according to God’s word and look at it from God’s side. Thus your viewpoint will be right. So, building a good relationship with God is the first important thing in one’s believing in God. Everyone should practice it as the primary task and take it as an important matter in his life.
from “How Is Your Relationship With God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
788 The truth that man needs to possess is found in the word of God, a truth that is the most beneficial and helpful to mankind. It is the tonic and sustenance that your body needs, something that helps you restore your normal humanity, a truth that you should be equipped with. The more you practice God’s word, the more quickly your life will blossom; the more you practice God’s word, the clearer the truth becomes. As you grow in stature, you will see things of the spiritual world more clearly, and you will be more powerful to triumph over Satan. Much of the truth that you don’t understand will be made clear when you practice the word of God.
from “Practice the Truth Once You Understand It” in The Word Appears in the Flesh