And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
Communing with God through the daily guiding of the Holy Spirit is what we’re designed for. This is expressed in Scripture in many different ways—walking in the Spirit, abiding in Christ, being led by the Spirit, letting the Word of Christ dwell in us richly. None of these are ‘normal’ in the world’s view, which is why we need to be transformed by God to be His instruments.